|Selfie in a poor quality mirror without the flash. Yes, |
this i the best I could do.
So. The gold-red-blue strip on the hat gave me a lot of trouble. I could not find a gold ribbon that was wide enough except a wired one (which I used), and it didn't hold up well to the machine. I wanted shallow jewels to sew or glue on it, but I couldn't find any. The selection at my JoAnn's seems to be decreasing at a rather rapid pace, and it quite upsets me. I ended up purchasing blue and red ribbon that I slit into strips and sewed on. I burnt the end of the ribbons and folded them under. I started with precise measurements and then decided I didn't care anymore, so I just eyeballed it. Good enough. I was far more distressed over the gold ribbon not standing up all that well under the machine.
The bottom strip is just more of the same gold ribbon.
Uraeus is just a piece of gold trim, leftover from my Edgar Allan Poe costume.
This hat is intended to close with hook and loop tape (what most people call Velcro). Velcro by the hair sounds like a very bad idea. I used three hooks and eyes instead, and it worked just fine.