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Egyptian Headpiece Costume Idea

When a script called for Egyptian back-up singers for a song about Moses, we were able to pull the shirts from our costume inventory, but we needed 6 Egyptian headpieces in a hurry.  This is what I came up with…  hugs, V- 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The materials needed include
  •        your sewing machine (you could use iron-on hemming tape if you prefer)
  •        a hot-glue gun and glue sticks for it
  •        some heavy-weight interfacing
  •        10″ of decorative trim
  •        a girl’s plastic head band
  •        a yard of striped fabric
  •        some fun foam to cut out a cobra decoration
Here are the steps I followed:
     1.  Hem the edges of the square of fabric.
     2. cut an 8″ x 4″ piece of interfacing and iron, hot-glue, or sew it to the center edge of the fabric. (see diagram below)
     3.  hot glue the interfacing/fabric to the headband
     4.  hot glue the trim onto the head-piece
     5.  cut out the cobra shape from the fun foam and hot glue it to the head-piece
 

Egyptian headpiece requirements

  

attach the interfacing and headband. Note the direction of the stripes.

  

Attach the trim and the cobra cut-out.

  

Notice the headband is worn across the forehead. The ears keep it from falling over the eyes.

  

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