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This year, the Melbourne Cup, the most popular 3200-metres horse race in the land Down Under, will be held on the second of November starting at 3 PM and it will be, once again, broadcast by Channel 10, giving passionate punters the chance to place their bets while watching their favourite event unfold at the Flemington Racecourse. Twenty-four talented horses have been once again nominated to prove they are worthy of the whopping $7,750,000 prize and we can expect one heck of a race, as always.

However, the Melbourne Cup is not the only event that will gather quite a crowd this fall. Many eyes will be pointed on the celebs and important business representatives expected to make an appearance at the sports events, as well as the Melbourne Cup Carnival. This year, the carnival will be held between the 30th of October and the 6th of November and it will be a fantastic digital pitstop for fashion, racing, and style. Besides getting to see what kind of image, style, and dress code, your favourite brands will opt for, you will be also be given the chance to put your unique ideas and style on full display and, why not, compete for the mind-blowing prize pool worth more than $300,000.melbourne cup carnival hats

If you are eager to put your fashionable foot upfront at the 2021 event but you are missing the right headpiece to complete your outfit, these next few tips should help. Learn how to design and make your own Melbourne Cup Carnival hat that will draw all the attention and, who knows, bring you a whopping prize using materials you already have at home.

Post Your Outfits Using #MelbCupTradition On Your Social Media

Fashions on the Flemington lawn are always incredibly fun to watch during the Carnival and 2021 seems to be the year they have chosen some of their most flamboyant designs. Their fans are also allowed to join some brand new fashion competition categories from the comfort of their own homes.

For example, the Mad Hatters will be one of the Fashions on your Front Lawn categories and they will be listed under the name “Just for Fun”, letting anyone part of the public, including passionate punters to make the most of the event. This gives companies a particularly good opportunity to stand out from the crowd and improve their image and reputation while gaining more potential prospects.

If you are determined to embellish last year’s hats or you would like to make new ones with the help of simple home supplies to celebrate this year’s cup, these next few tips should come in handy. Remember you will be asked to share your photos as well as your fondest memories at the Melbourne Cup with the help of #MelbCupTradition hashtag on your social media.

Hats Should Be Creative & Convey Your Personality

When thinking about the design of your hat, make sure to remember you will be wearing it to convey your personality, brand, and messages. Make it as sophisticated as you want to, avant-garde, or, why not, whacky and use your full creativity when designing it. The hat can be a genuine showstopper, so the more extravagant and scandalous, the better. Do not hesitate to opt for bold colours as well as some captivating shapes or unexpected sizes.

The brand new Melbourne Cup Carnival categories will allow you to take your racewear to a whole different level this year as a means of celebrating the crazy pandemic year we have all been experiencing.

The fresh categories include Lounge in Style, Cup Week Costumes, Mad Hatters, as well as Family Ties, so there will be a little something for everyone. The winners will be officially announced on Seppelt Wines Stakes Day and all you need to do is upload your favourite photos to Instagram, tag @FlemingtonVRC and use the relevant #cupweekfashion hashtag to be featured correctly.

Celebs have already started to flood social media with their stylish outfits ahead of the Melbourne Cup, and you can use them as a source of inspiration or come up with your own ideas or a killer hat:

  • you will need a glue gun and glue sticks, scissors, cardboard, a headband of any sort, and nicely paper straws
  • grab some old flowers and some ribbon as well
  • place the headband on the cardboard and draw the shape of your hat on the cardboard, then run the glue down one side
  • use six straws of approximately ten centimetres each and a few shorter straws and place the larger ones onto the cardboard, sticking them with glue, then add the smaller ones in between. Rip some petals on your coloured flowers and glue them to the base of the straws, then add some ribbon on the other side of the headband.

Opt for this simple hat to have fun or opt for any other type of hat design that you think could bring you the big prize.