Accessories Challenge #1 Hats: Florabunda!
My first entry in the Accessories Challenge!
First I made a base out of wonderflex, using a heat gun to soften it and make pleats so it would curve around a head shape like an extra wide headband. Then I popped my blooms them off their stems and ripped the fabric part of the leaves off their plastic veins and stems. I hot glued some of the leaves onto the base to cover any white parts of the wonderflex that might show then hot glued the blossoms to the base and voila!
I wanted the head dress to be flexible enough that it would fit on my head but could also be used with wigs, even huge 18th C ones plus it just goes with my current plan of trying to make all my costumes more mix and match. So here it is on me with normal (slightly wet- eep!) hair and then on one of my 18th C wigs.
I also had a bunch of headbands I'd been meaning to cannibalize for hair accessories, as well as some braided synthetic hair, so I thought I'd make something a little more Victorian/Edwardian. I hot glued the braid to the headband and wrapped the ends of the braid in hot glued leaves to cover them. Then I hot glued on more blossoms, leaves and other greenery.