To tide you over until I can post more, here is the story of the Dome of Silence.
That thing on my head is the Dome of Silence. It's becoming a running joke in my family for almost 10 years Before my cousin Jamie got married, we had a family fun night that included paper footballs and a cookir container. There were some adult beverages involved, so someone decided we needed to protect our heads...with the cookie container. It ended up being called the Dome of Silence by the end of the night. Someone joked that Jamie should wear it as her wedding. My cousin Carlea took it home and added a paper crown on the top, then gifted it to Jamie at her wedding. Jamie kept it, and, 7 years later, decorated it with flowers and gifted it to Carlea at her wedding reception. 2 years later, Carlea gifted it to me after adding ribbon on top. We were able to confuse the heck out of both my bridesmaids and my photgrapher, and I was able to be reminded how much I love my family (after a couple of years of family drama made that hard to recall at times)...we're unabashedly weird!!
The dome is also the gift I was most worried about getting back, since I hadn't seen it after we took pictures with it, and it kind of looks like it could be garbage Pretty garbage, but still garbage. No worries...it ended up in the gift pile!