Last updated on November 2nd, 2017
Having completed Bloodborne 3 times and being one trophy short of platinum, it’s safe to say I know a good bit about Bloodborne. The most important part, however, is fashion!
Today I’m going to go over what I believe are the top 5 hats in all of Bloodborne. Naturally, I’m going for style over functionality. Let us begin!
5. Beak Mask.
Everybody likes birds. If you don’t, then I don’t rightly wish to know you. The plague doctor mask is a widely known symbol of the plague, which is very fitting for our game here. The beak was used to hold scented herbs and straw which were meant to act as a “filter” for bad air. Most importantly, it’s creepy and brings thoughts of death and despair.
4. Hunter Hat.
The iconic headwear for Bloodborne. It was shown in the CG reveal trailer and is even on the front cover. While a tad bland, this hat conveys a sense of anonymity, covering one’s face entirely. Simple, elegant, and badass enough to secure it a spot on this list.
3. Gold Ardeo
Every From Software game deserves a piece of silly attire, and this nails it. Reminiscent of Pyramic Head of Silent Hill fame, this headwear is a callback to a very similar helmet featured in the Design Works for Dark Souls. This gold helm is both silly and badass at the same time, and belongs to one of the most interesting NPCs in the entire game.
Similar to the Hunter Cap, this hat has clearly seen better days. Beat up, ragged, and dirty… this hat belonged to Djura, a good hearted, albeit naive man. What really makes this hat stand out, however, is the bandage that covers one eye. Eyes and “blindness” are a recurring motif in this game. Does it represent ignorance? Denial? Or perhaps true sight? Regardless, this single eye covering brings up some interesting questions.
This helmet screams Demon’s Souls. The intricate detail makes it quite beautiful, while the full face covering with no eye holes (blindness motif, I say!) makes it clear that this helm is made for combat. While most other pieces of headwear would be virtually useless to stop enemy attacks, this one appears as though it could actually assist its wearer. On top of this, it’s damn pretty. The addition of a white mane coming out of the back only adds to the elegance. Truly a brilliant design.
There you have it. My top 5 pieces of headwear in Bloodborne. What did you like to wear? Do you focus more on form or functionality? I’d be happy to hear your opinions. Cheers and happy hunting! Umbasa.
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