Costume design students from The Northern School of Art will be showcasing their extraordinary efforts in millinery at a gala evening.

Over 100 hats of all shapes and sizes will be paraded as part of the event at the School’s Hartlepool campus on Friday 15 February.

Second year students have created headwear of all shapes and sizes as part of the development of their creative and technical skills on the BA (Hons) in Costume Interpretation and Design course.

The event features a catwalk – for hats.  Highlights include a huge hat with a 1.5m diameter, a hat featuring a horse, a spaghetti hat that looks good enough to eat and a collection of hats with a dark history.

A bar will be running on the night and the students have organised a ‘tom-bowler’ for guests to win a range of prizes.

The Northern School of Art 2020 Costume Student’s Hat Walk takes place at 6pm on Friday 15 February 2019 at The Northern School of Art’s beautiful listed Municipal Building in Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7EX.

Entry is free with donations welcomed on the evening towards the costs of the event. To find out more visit and @northern_costume_2020 on Instagram.