A Ridley Designer Made Jason Kelce’s Mummers Costume. Now Eagles Fans Want Their Own
James May’s shop in Ridley Township mostly turns out bridal gowns, but on the side, he’s also made Mummers costumes for the past 50 years.
Now Eagles fans are clamoring for copies of Philadelphia Eagles Jason Kelce’s Mummers hat, writes Eimena Conde for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
May, who is 80 and semi-retired, is turning out about 300 “fan hats” that look like the gold-and-green Mummers headpiece Kelce wore to the Broad Street Mummers parade after the Eagles took the 2018 Super Bowl.
“My main thought was that I have a couple of months on my hands, I have the talent, and everybody’s Eagle, Eagle, Eagle, so I thought this is a good time to reintroduce the hat and offer it for charity,” said May.
Proceeds from the fan hat sales go to Mummers Against Cancer.
May actually made the Mummers costume that Kelce wore to the Art Museum for the Avalon String Band more than 15 years ago.
These days, each hat takes about 2-1/2 hours to make, with May doing all the cutting, sewing, and sequin work, with some help from seamstress Lynn Gallagher on the pom-pom placement.
Read more about James May and his replicas of Jason Kelce’s Mummers hat in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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