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Here Are The People Whose Kentucky Derby Hats Won Everything

It would be hard to pick the Cat In The Hat out of a crowd right now.

Posted on May 2, 2015, at 6:25 p.m. ET

In case you didn't notice all the enormous, feathery, hats floating around, today is the 141st Kentucky Derby aka The Festival of Hat-mas.

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It is a day of joy, horses, and most importantly, the wearing of hats you would be publicly ridiculed for on any other day of the year.

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Yet it is also a day of danger and fierce competition. Who will wear the largest, most creative of hats without straining their necks? Only time will tell.

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So far, this person definitely wins for most pertinent hat/diorama.

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This lady got the Coolest-but-Creepiest hat award in the category of Nostalgia.

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And this person won for basically just becoming her or his hat.

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But she or he was closely rivaled by these two.

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Figure skater Johnny Weir and BuzzFeeder Jessi Probus both managed to make good use of their hats without sacrificing aesthetics.

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You can learn to make your own one of these here.

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While Joey Fatone took the prize for the more natural look, and this lady came in first place in the category of "Abstract Art or Bowl of Rice?"

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This fella stole first place in Straight Forward Utility.

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And Josh Groban won for Invisibility.

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But nobody won in skill, strength, and bravery like this lady won. Just, wow.

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Well played ladies and gentlemen, well played.

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