A costume today can have as many as 30,000 buttons sewn on to and weigh 30kg.
At the moment it is the harvest festival time with several festivals if you want to catch a glimpse of the glamour. Next festival is at St Paul's on 10 October.
Now for another hat. The red hat where prize winners are selected for competitions on aglimpseoflondon.
The winner of Luke's album
and then some