thanks for coming to the

Saturday, April First
The Renaissance Cafe, 1938 Danforth Ave.
(block & half west of Woodbine)
if you'd like to see all of the fabulous photos, please visit
contact if you'd like prints, or permission to us them online.
there are a LOT of them... if you'd like to skip to the judging, start around 180

here are a couple of the most amazing hats:


Darth Vader!

The Camera So Small It Fits Inside This Novelty Hat!

Earth Mother / Forest Creation!

SNAKES! There are Snakes on the Gotdamn Plane!!!

WINNER: Best Artistry - Vitallia and the Alien with Strawberry Candy Eyes

WINNER: Best Engineering - Jamie (Zang) and the Lion's Head

After the contest, we were entertained
by two fabulous musicians...

guitar slinging romantic babe who
makes you think deep thoughts


who loves to play music for lovers loving
lovers loving lovers loving love.

rules & details posted below
BYOTF (bring your own tinfoil)

click for ALL of the shiny photos from 2005's contest
thanks so much to for the wonderful photography!

and special thanks to our glorious judges:

Matt Blackett, cartoonist of the comic m@b
& publisher of Spacing magazine.

Astrid Bin, performance and media artist,
currently making a documentary about her project
My Million Dollar Year

Brian Tao, photographer extraordinaire from

Please Note: Due to allergies & asthma, no perfume, cologne, or
scented chemicals are permitted at funkless events. Thanks!



- anyone wearing perfume, cologne, or chemical fragrances must leave immediately. i can't run a contest if i can't breathe, or have a splitting headache. yeah, it's a pain, but please imagine how much of a pain it is for us poor folks with these horrible allergies! (15% of the Canadian population suffers from asthma and/or allergies - so says the Lung Association)
- hats must be made at the party. no pre-made hats!
- what makes a sculpture a "hat"? if it balances on your head during the judging, preferrably unassisted.
- yes, you may use materials in additional to the tinfoil (staples, pipecleaners, feathers, etc) but NO glue, NO sparkles, or anything else messy. we all have to clean up quickly after the contest.
- you will be instructed when the contest begins, and given plenty of warnings before the finish deadline. when someone yells that the contest is over, you must stop construction.
- are teams allowed? um... sure, why not. but 2 or 3 people, not 84 NASA technicians working on one hat. and only ONE person may model the hat during judging.
- you must model your own hat for the judging, no fair bringing a hot sexy friend to do that for you. you must bring the hot sexy friend anyway though, because meeting new people is nice for everyone. also, please bring coaches, groupies, and other emotional support. competition is tough you know!
- if you enter the contest, you give us the right to take flattering photos of you & your creation and post them online

- if you want to score a good table, get there early & have dinner
- there will be two prizes, one for Best Engineering, and one for Best Artistry.
- there will be two rounds - first round everyone models their hat, judges will pick approximately 5 finalists. during the second round of modelling, judges may ask finalists questions regarding their work.
- judges decisions are final. they may base their decisions on... well, whatever they darn well please. they are the judges! contestants are encouraged to buy them drinks or snacks. bribing judges is fun.
- after the contest, everyone shall partake of the Very Good Beer and other lovely treats at the Renaissance Cafe, and enjoy the fantastic entertainment.

click for the 2005 photos for inspiration

Click here for details of 2005's contest

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