Monday, March 14, 2011

What Hat Does Your MC Wear?



Saturday my daughter and I went shopping. What fun!!! Time with her is always a win. She was searching for the perfect hat.We went to one store after another. She bought about three different kinds. Trying on hats is always a blast. You're looking for just the right one that makes a statement about who you are.

So, of course, this started me thinking about characters in books. How many characters in your novel wear a hat? And if they wear a hat, what kind is it? Does it make a statement about who they are?






Think about how much fun it would be to write a character who wore a hat like this one.



Or this one...


Maybe this one...


And, perhaps, this one...


This one could work...


These make a statement...


So does this one.






I quite like this one myself. In my new romantic suspense novel, River Whispers, one of the main characters wears a hat very much like this. 


Hats make a statement. 


Tell me what hat would your hero/heroine wear? It doesn't have to be one of these. Does he/she wear a baseball cap, a football helmet, or a witch's pointy hat? Does he/she have a ski cap, a fez, or a green beret?  Maybe they don't wear the hat any more, but they hide it in their closet because it reminds them of the past. 

The possibilities are endless...

4 comments:

  1. Hi Kathi -

    LOL! From the title, I thought you were referring to occupation.

    My MC has a coat with a hood. There's no special meaning. It's simply to protect her from the elements. Hmm, maybe I should make it a symbol of some kind - like hiding from her problems?

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  2. Susan,
    I wondered if people would think occupation. :)

    Excellent! A hood shielding her from problems. It's always great to find layers in your work. :)

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Two characters in my WiP wear hats - one a ball cap and one a military hat. So far I know what type three of my characters wear. Cool :)

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  4. Carol,
    Very interesting. So, is the fellow with the ball cap easy-going and the military guy strict? Or is it the opposite? Sounds like fun.

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