Hats, hats, hats. They protect us from the elements. They are worn in certain religious ceremonies. They are even worn to cover up thinning hair, bald spots or a bald freak like me. More importantly, without realizing this simple fact, hats were and still are a form of social status. Try to imagine Indiana Jones without the famous Fedora and instead wore a stove top hat or a simple baseball cap. The hat really defines, shapes and becomes part of the character. From the collage above you can see just from a few examples how much of an impact hats have on our favorite heroes and villains.
However, there is one rant that I need to get off my chest. League of Extraordinary Gentleman (LXG) had the character of Dr. Jeckyll/Mr. Hyde. When Jeckyll changed to the Hulk like creature of Hyde, he was seen wearing a top hat with shreds of his formal suit. So, my question, why does Jeckyll’s top hat also gets bigger? The shreds of the formal suit makes sense because Hyde is much larger than Jeckyll but that hat crap really bothers me.