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The Crown of Thorns is a headpiece worn by IvanSonicGamer in his most recent YouTube videos that first featured in his unreleased Halloween Special and has quickly become a staple of his wardrobe.

Description

The Crown of Thorns consists of three hats affixed to one another in a tower. At the base is a leopard-patterned sequin fedora that is the newest addition among the three hats (although it draws inspiration from Ivan's habit of wearing fedoras). On top of the fedora is a cylindrical paper support covered by a brown beanie that has appeared in Ivan's earliest videos and is the first hat he has been seen wearing. The uppermost hat, and the most prominently featured of the three, is a black baseball cap that reads "PLUG" in bold white lettering. (The text formerly read "LE PLUG," and a cardboard tab reading "LE" has been inserted into the space where the original lettering formerly was.) This hat was first featured in the Slop and Slime video, where it was worn on its own. The entire headpiece is covered in accessories, with the most noticeable being a set of 4 Five Nights at Freddy's-inspired Minecraft action figures hot glued to the brim of the uppermost hat. (One has since fallen off, leaving 3 slightly damaged figures.) A keychain featuring a plush Tears Of Joy emoji with feet is clipped onto the same brim, and a smaller keychain of Nightmare Bonnie from Five Nights at Freddy's 4 is clipped to the brim of the fedora.

History

Each element of the Crown of Thorns is significant to one of IvanSonicGamer's interests or fashion preferences. The fedora is a homage to his preference for wearing fedoras, with the garish leopard print quite literally his tendency towards unusual fashion choices. The brown beanie is the first hat he has been observed to wear. The PLUG hat is his most ornate and unique article of headwear and earns a rightful seat at the top. The figurines represent his love for Five Nights at Freddy's and Minecraft, his emoji keychain represents his expressiveness and his love for emojis, and his Nightmare Bonnie keychain is yet another homage to Five Nights at Freddy's.

The name "Crown of Thorns" originates from the biblical story of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and represents Ivan's burden to deliver high quality content to his YouTube audience all while fighting off a constant onslaught of Cryptids.

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