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CharlotteThomson

Advice on making ostrich feather headdress

Hello!

Im making a foray into headdress making for my charity night, basically what i want is two vegas style ostrich feather headdresses for my two showgirls who are going to present prizes and mingle with the public all night.

I have a couple of questions - number 1, where the best place to get bargain ostrich feathers?

secondly, whats the best way to construct the headdress, im thinking maybe on a headband? (i want the girls hair to be visible, ones blond ones brunette, theyre both stupidly tall and leggy, its gonna be cute!) but any advice would be much appreciated. I want the feathers to all be sticking straight up in like a fan shape on the top of their heads and ill probably add some adhesive crystals.

yeah ideas and help much appreciated, im a total noob when it comes to anything craft related!
x
Ruby Rose

Take a little peek at this for some ideas;

http://www.maxinesfeathers.co.uk/?gclid=CLD9-Na4348CFRdHZwodoEbtbA

xxx
Ruby Rose

Or this;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/95-SHOWGIRL...PageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
CharlotteThomson

thanks so much!
the first one is incredible! makes me want to become a drag queen! lol
i think the second one might be more in my league, though i think i can improve upon that hehe!
thanks again! x
Diva Hollywood

Oh Ruby they are wicked, I love my headdresses. If you are not so hot on your making maybe go to a fancy dress shop you can pick up ones pretty cheep theses days. A hair band is to narrow you need to make a sort of cap to go over the hair band to attach the feathers to. Sorry this is really hard to explain. If you want advice pm me your number and I try and tell you over the phone.
Diva x
CharlotteThomson

I managed to make like a skullcap type hat which attaches to your hair with a with a comb a while back, maybe something like that might work as a base?
my numbers 07825090304 its my business line so pasted all over the internet already lol I'll try to catch up with you at Dadalesque anyway for a chat so dont waste any phone credit on me yet Wink
x
Diva Hollywood

Oh cool
talk to you there honey
Diva x
Thrilby

A skull cap base would work really well. As a thought it could also be covered in fabric matching the colour of the feathers??
Fleur du Mal

I have to say Charlotte, I saw these the other day and thought of you ...

http://www.fairylove.com/Shop/pro...AT_ID=112&numRecordPosition=1

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