This cheap party store top hat was labeled "steampunk", but was not at all attractive.
I removed the hatband and sprayed it all over with gold glitter paint.
waiting for the paint to dry:
It will be the topper for our Christmas tree, but first it was the hat I wore to school on Thursday for "silly hat day".
I think it would also make a fine New Years Eve party hat (it now has that kind of over-the-top showiness).
Here it is on the tree: