Doctor Doom trucker hat


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If you're like me, the one thing that would make your life complete is a custom-made Doctor Doom trucker hat.

Try not to get too jealous, cause I got mine!


My daughter came up with the idea of mashing up the Von Dutch logo with Victor Von Doom.

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She mentioned it in passing at Katsucon. The idea stuck in my head for some reason. Then I slowly worked through the 4 Stages of Cosplay:

  1. I wonder if I could do that
  2. I think I know how to do that
  3. I know how to do that
  4. I have to do that!

I hit Stage 4 back in May. I've been working on it ever since.

First, I loaded a clean copy of the Von Dutch logo into Fusion 360.

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I used the spline tool to outline the "Von D", the "o" and the "n". Copy and paste got me the two "o"s in "Doom". Then I used the "n" and lower right part of the "h" to make the "m" and the swoosh.

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I'm very pleased with how it looks.

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The next question was how to get from virtual to physical. For that I went to my MakerSpace. We have an early 80s vintage 6 needle Ultramatic industrial embroidery machine. It's been lovingly restored by one of the members. He taught himself how to use it with nothing by the original 3-ring binder it came with.


He'd used the machine on many projects but had never tried to make a patch before. It took several tries to figure out how to get the patch to hold together after cutting it from the backing. He's not 100% happy with the stitching so he's now in Stage 4, teaching himself a high-end embroidery digitizing package so we can make them professional quality.


I gave my daughter one for her birthday. The gift was a little late, since I only hit Stage 4 two days before the event.

She still loved it.

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