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Merc Hat - Commission by cutekick Merc Hat - Commission by cutekick
*** MY ETSY *** MY STORENVY ***

**Hats do not cover eyes. The model head is made smaller than the average human head. This causes the hat to cover the eyes and parts of the face that it will not on a person.**


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Character and artwork belong to :iconkai-ni: I claim no rights over them and the artwork was used with permission.

This hat is of :iconkai-ni:'s OC Merc. We did simplify the design a little, removing the green around the edge of the ears because it would have compromised ear stability. I really enjoyed making this hat. It went through 3 revisions before I got it right. The original plan was the make the ears a more pointed version of my rabbit hat but I had to thicken them to make the shape right. This left them look more squat then I wanted so I extended them. That makes these my tallest ears ever at a full 10 inches tall (my rabbit ears are only 7). The fully stand up on their own. THERE IS NO WIRE IN THE EARS!!!

The hardest thing about this hat wasn't actually the ears (they were a challenge) but getting the red coloring to go from the red triangle pattern in the front to the back of the ears, and back side of the head. It wanted it to all line up correctly and look natural. I think I accomplished my goal.

I do not normally put OC custom hats up here but this one I really liked and I felt it really showed off some of the things I can do. Hope you like it!
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:iconnati11184:
nati11184 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it!
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:iconmy-kismet:
My-Kismet Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student General Artist
OMG I WANT ONE OF THESE OF MY MTT lol!!! This is so amazing! I might not see if I can't get my step mom to help me make something like this. We were going to make a fursuit but I think she'd be more happy to just make a hat lol. I don't really have time for a fursuit either x3
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it. Good luck!
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:iconghostba1t:
GhostBA1T Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
OH WOW 
I actually ordered a hat from you that looked a lot like my fursona, I have very high expectations and I'm POSITIVE they will be met. Legitimately expect more orders from me ^.^' your prices are terrific and so are the reviews o3o
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! This was a very fun commission. I hope your hat meets your expectations. I do my best to show my hats in a realistic light rather then photoshopping them to unrealistic perfect. Prices are based on complexity. The person who bought this paid more than most because it was a one time only hat and I had to make a pattern for it. I have to say, I am very proud of my reviews. I do not ask for them or give any incentive to them like I hear some sellers do. I just do what I can to make each item to the best to my ability and hope the buyer is happy. I always feel to honored when someone decides to leave a positive review for me. 
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:iconghostba1t:
GhostBA1T Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Well then you will definitely get a review from me! thank you again I'm so excited for it to come :)
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Do you mind to share what you ordered? Your user name must be different on Etsy, that or I happened to skip over you when I was looking through my current orders. I am just curious so if you do not want to share you do not have to. 
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:iconghostba1t:
GhostBA1T Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Oh no it is different. My username is MyServiceChihuahua I know its weird but i couldn't think of anything else haha. I ordered your Black Fox Hat Kitsune Hat with long tips ^.^ it looked a lot like my sona :)
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, that is one of my favorite color options for the fox hats. It is not at all popular so I was happy to sell one. I rarely do, online at at conventions. Most people seem to want the crazy colored things instead. 
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:iconghostba1t:
GhostBA1T Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
That makes me sad :( I really love your natural looking hats so much! the color schemes and options are terrific. They should be selling a whole load full. Im glad you where happy to sell one ^.^ :) I was happy to buy one ! :heart:
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I can't really explain it either. I gather that the natural ones might do better at a furry convention but I have yet to try selling at one so I don't know.
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:iconakirepower:
akirepower Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
┐how do you do for the ears stand up? im from venezuela, im started to make hats about one month ago, and my clients are asking me to make hats with ears up, has been a challenge and I have not yet achieved :(
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:iconsablegear:
SableGear Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O,o
AWESOME! How much for a hat commission? =D
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Prices vary from hat to hat. You can read my commission details here: [link]
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:iconpurrfectlykind:
PurrfectlyKind Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah this is awesome.. love love love!
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconthislittlebluebird:
ThisLittleBluebird Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OC CUSTOM HATS. I just exploded.
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup. This one was a pretty crazy one too. Glad you like it!
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:iconthislittlebluebird:
ThisLittleBluebird Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would the price for a custom be around the same for the wolf hats? Do you take customs?
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I do take customs and price depends on complexity. This one was actually rather expensive. If you look at some of the more complex hats in my Etsy store you will see that the prices do go up. If you want a basic quote on a custom just send me a note and we can talk about it.
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:iconthislittlebluebird:
ThisLittleBluebird Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright. ^^
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:iconrozzi-dk:
Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Very cool :3
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconodahviing:
Odahviing Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is bloody incredible. You are so freaking talented.
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw thank you!
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:iconodahviing:
Odahviing Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's no problem at all :D
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sugar-hype99 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Holy catapulting cows, this is epic! Awesome work, you did a great job getting Merc's design into hat form! I'm amazed that's even possible, seeing as how MTT designs can be surprisingly challenging, particularly because they're so unnatural.
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Catapulting cows? Haha, that is great! Glad you like it. I had no heard of the MTT species before this so I had to really familiarize myself with them when I was designing and revising the pattern. The ears took awhile to get right even though I had my rabbit hat as a base, which while similar was not nearly as similar as I had initially though.
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:iconmicrocharge:
microcharge Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Wow this really turned out fantastic~

I just might have to commission you in the future <:
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav! I really like how it turned it. I really wanted to get the look of Merc for this.
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:iconmicrocharge:
microcharge Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I think you did a great job~ :heart:
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:iconkai-ni:
Kai-ni Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
do it
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:iconmicrocharge:
microcharge Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
When I get monies I wiiilllll :<
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:iconazurehowlfan:
AzureHowlFan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
looks epic! i might buy a hat from you some day!
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Glad you like it.
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:iconrandomedragon:
RandomeDragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
OMFG


:iconfabulousplz:

SO FREAKING EPIC MAN

I LOVE THIS


If I could I'd commission you but I don't have any money or points atm


:icontearplz: so bootiful... XD
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, I am glad you like it so much! Thank you!
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:iconrandomedragon:
RandomeDragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
not a problem!
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:iconkai-ni:
Kai-ni Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
loooooooooooooooooool
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:iconrandomedragon:
RandomeDragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
ahahaha XD
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:iconfalon-pride:
Falon-Pride Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
That is awesome.
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconkai-ni:
Kai-ni Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Tallest ears ever huh? I'm delighted <3

It really is fabulous, thank you so much for all the hard work and effort you put into it, and into getting it just right :heart: I really appreciate it, and I'm going to wear this lil thing nearly every day :heart: I'll take good care of it~
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha yeah. It wasn't the plan (I think even drew them smaller in the design) but it just happened. I am a bit of a perfectionist and I can go a bit overboard sometimes.

I am so glad you are happy with it. I wish the paint would dry faster so I could get it out to you sooner and you can wear it all you want.
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:iconkai-ni:
Kai-ni Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well I'm glad the plan went awry, they look so cool /o\ worth every penny, though I offically need to quit commissioning things now XD

n_n It's worth waiting for~
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:iconcutekick:
cutekick Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just wait until you put them on your head XD

I know the problem. I have had to really cut back recently and I haven't been able to commission anything T_T
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:iconkai-ni:
Kai-ni Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
fff I'm so excited :heart:

Yea lD
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