Where It Came From: Tokyo, Japan
...BUT WHY? It's art, dammit!
Stemming from the mind of late Japanese pop artist Nagi Noda, she drew upon the concept of fascinators for this project that involved crafting exquisite animal shapes from hair. They developed a cult following for their brilliance but unfortunately the artist passed away in 2008. Still, they did manage to turn one celebrity into a fan: Lady Gaga, of course.