In just over a week, another season of American Horror Story will come to a close. And with its end, we will also bid farewell to its glorious collection of hats. With two episodes to go, we're at that time where Ryan Murphy's minor plot holes start widening into toothy grins (why have a witch-hunting company if all the witches are busy killing themselves?) and some facets of the plot are swept under the sofa (hahah, "Kyle") in order to make time for more scenery chewing.
What's lost in this dazzling array of messy decisions are the people who do the most consistent work: the show's stylists. Week after week, costume designer Lou Eyrich and the show's costume department have given us hats for our favorite witches. Fur, fedoras, pilgrims— you name it, these witches have worn it. And it's about time their work is recognized.
The very first episode, "Bitchcraft" gave us a look at all the hats. These hats obviously display the emotions of each of our young witches. From left to right: bitchy, earnest, angsty, and too cool for this coven:
For some reason (SPOILERS), the writers decided to kill off Nan. This robbed the costume department to display more hats like this one: