Riverdale Wednesdays: Top 10 Iconic Hats in Film & Television

1. Jughead’s Beanie

No one can rock a beanie like Jughead from Riverdale (2017-). But there’s more to it than meets the eye. Taking cue from the original comic book character, the beanie is meant as a good luck charm. In a show where trouble lurks around every corner, It’s Jughead’s way of feeling like it will all be okay.

2. The Sorting Hat

There’s no more magical of a hat than one that can literally decide your future. The Sorting Hat had not only an important job, but an almost mysterious aura, as he filed Hogwarts students into their houses.

3. The Man in the Yellow Hat

Let us not forget the guy whose hat is literally in his name. The Man in the Yellow Hat is a part of the movie, show and books that cannot be removed. Who else can look so dashing while caring after everyone’s favorite monkey?

4. TJ’s Hat (Recess)

Nobody who grew up watching Recess forgot the appearance of lead character TJ Detweiler. While navigating some of the perils of growing up in primary school, this classic hat was a comfort to the troublemaker.

5. Indiana Jones’ Fedora

Easily the most iconic hat in film, one of Indiana Jones’ defining traits is, in fact, his famed fedora. Having survived as many tough scrapes as the globetrotting archaeologist, it is an indispensable accessory.

6. The Mad Hatter

The animated classic Alice in Wonderland (1951) is most notable for its visual design. And the character who best exemplifies that is The Mad Hatter. With varying shades of green, a sky-blue bowtie, and a number card on top, he’s a kooky good time.

7. Ernesto De La Cruz

Pixar’s Coco (2017) was not only an emotional journey, but a dazzling ride. And its villain, Ernesto De La Cruz, was a standout character, partially due to his dapper outfit. Capped off by a wicked sombrero, De La Cruz was so good looking, it is no wonder he was able to keep fans from finding out that he (spoiler alert!) murdered his partner to achieve fame.

8. Mary Poppins

The role that won Julie Andrews a Best Actress Oscar, Mary Poppins is a trademark Disney character, in part because of her look. Though the umbrella is an absolute necessity, nothing completes her like the flower-topped hat she wears.

9. Darth Vader’s Helmet

Darth Vader is easily one of cinema’s coolest villains of all time. Moreover, his look is one of the most iconic in movie history. Capped off by his classic dome-shaped helmet, it’s the coolest way for Vader to hide his former self.

10. The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat is the touchstone of Dr. Seuss characters, and one of the main reasons is, without question, his rockin’ hat. If you want to teach kids that, sometimes, a little mischief and fun is okay, do it while wearing red and white stripes.

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