Funnily the hats make me think of Guinan from Star Trek TNG. The similarity didn’t turn out to be as great as all that once I actually looked up photos of the kind of hats she used to wear, but still, the general vibe isn’t that far apart.
But maybe convert one of the hats to be more like that? Less tall, but flaring out more?
I completely get what you say about not wanting exact doubles. I’m the same way with my skirmish projects.