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Tiki With Santa Claus Hat
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
Posts: 474
From: los angeles
Posted: 2005-12-17 11:00 am   Permalink

Just recently I have had trouble logging in to my Shutterfly account (anyone else get a nothing page when they click on "member sign in"?). But I wanted to mention that, inspired by some photos I saw this year of tikis combined favorably with jack-o-lanterns, I decided to take a resin tiki and attach a red Santa Claus hat to it. This was fairly simple. I had a Christmas-oriented cat toy of a mouse with such a hat, and noticed that the hat could be carefully removed with a pair of manicure scissors. It looked like a good fit with the tiki head, so I removed it. It wouldn't stay on very well just placed there so I figured gluing was necessary. I fired up the hot glue gun. The tiki had deep ridges sculpted into the top of the head; and I figured that if I molded some aluminum foil down into those ridges, I could squirt a dot of glue onto the tin foil and stick the hat on top of that. The tin foil would act as a barrier layer that would allow me to remove the hat. later, leaving no glue on the tiki. (I didn't care about damaging the hat, but I couldn't damage the tiki at all, you see.)

It is in the window now and looks very bizarre and appropriate!
"Joyous Songs and Wondrous Miracles."

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Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2830
Posted: 2005-12-17 2:57 pm   Permalink

Something like this?

Or this?

My wife and I have been doing this for years. You can go to pet stores and buy the hats they have for pets too. The big and small ones you must make yourself.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 821
From: KS/MO
Posted: 2005-12-17 4:49 pm   Permalink

I recommend the small stuffed animal bin at most thrift stores; its a bonanza of clothing that will fit your travel mascot or tiki mug. Tiki mug-sized Santa hats are about the easiest thing to find right now; just buy the stuffed animal (usually a dollar at the most), remove whatever you need then donate the toy back to them. If you travel, you can often find something regional. Clearanced holiday stuff at Target is also great for photo prop wardrobe; those stuffed M&M guys were very useful the last few years.

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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1329
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2005-12-18 08:10 am   Permalink

Here's a pic of my backyard from last year just before a party (the patio was the smokers lounge). More than anything, the hat helps block snow from getting into the tiki's head.


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Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Jul 27, 2002
Posts: 1313
From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2005-12-18 08:47 am   Permalink

Does anyone have a picture of Santa Claus standing next to, or carrying a tiki? The more I think about it, the more I am sure that I have never seen this, and I'd like to see one. Not a cartoon Santa either, but a live person wearing a Santa costume standing next to a tiki?

Bonus points if the picture includes a pretty women wearing a Mrs Santa mini-skirt.


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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 1513
From: calgary
Posted: 2005-12-18 10:41 am   Permalink

Give me a day or so and I will get a pic for you.

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Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2986
From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2005-12-18 11:30 am   Permalink

I don't have a pic of a santa with a tiki, but I took this when I visited Port Aventura in Spain about a year ago of this tiki in a santa hat.

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Joined: Feb 09, 2003
Posts: 560
From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
Posted: 2005-12-18 3:14 pm   Permalink

The hat I made just for the tiki. I also took this pic and cropped it for our Annual Holiday bash invites.
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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 15, 2004
Posts: 205
From: Portland, OR (originally
Posted: 2005-12-18 8:44 pm   Permalink

I have a pic from Tiki Tiki in Tokyo w/ a Tiki with a X-mas hat on from when I was there last December. I'll find that pic and scan it in. It was the talking Tiki (for you who have been there) if my memory serves me correctly.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 08, 2003
Posts: 481
From: Hutikihi Island ~ near Seattle
Posted: 2005-12-18 10:59 pm   Permalink

I just photographed one of mine a couple of days ago:

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 31, 2003
Posts: 474
From: los angeles
Posted: 2005-12-18 11:36 pm   Permalink

Oh, you people are so cool! You rock! I thought I was the only one who appreciated such a thing.

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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
Posts: 1550
From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2005-12-19 09:11 am   Permalink

I got this Guy last night from Tiki Tony at the "Tiki's "N" Tinsel" art show at the Lucky Tiki Last night.

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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3664
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2005-12-19 1:17 pm   Permalink

fun subject, and all very fine tikis. Love that Tony tiki tiki. What a style

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Joined: Jan 20, 2003
Posts: 693
From: A rock in the middle of the Ocean
Posted: 2005-12-19 8:25 pm   Permalink

Merry Christmas...


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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
Posts: 735
Posted: 2005-12-19 9:48 pm   Permalink

Here's mine. Got the hat at Hilo Hattie ages ago. You can't see it too well in the pic, but it's a red hawaiian print. Too small for a real person's head. Perfect for a tiki.


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