The pictures just simply do not do this hat justice. This hat is so much fun and has so many intricate things going on. There are two hand painted and bejeweled wooden horseshoes for good luck, of course. A beautiful white netting to partially cover your face. The brim of the hat has a metal insert that allows you to bend it however you think looks best on you and STAYS that way until you decide otherwise. Some of the flowers are were given to me by others who already made their hat and no longer needed them. They are not going anywhere, a heavy duty glue and wire was used to make all aspects of this hat. There's even a tiny hummingbird in her nest for good measure. Let me not forget to mention, this hat won the contest it was made for! You're sure to be the bell of the ball in this Black Beauty.. (see that pun I did there?