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« on: October 02, 2008 08:17:07 PM »

Mmkay. This year I'll be going as the Queen of Hearts from a deck of cards. I have most of the stuff for my costume, I just need to get sewing. Unfortunately, I have no idea on how to do the crown. I'd prefer something that I could wear again or be able to change so I could wear it again. Any ideas? Any at all?

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008 08:27:26 PM »

Well in the Disney Alice She has a mini crown...well it was mini compared to the rest of her I guess. but if you wanted to do that you could maybe use stiff craft felt, I'm pretty sure they make glittery ones as well as just regular. So cut out a basic crown(an MMMM shape) maybe you could even make the points longer so they curl a bit. Glue/sew the ends together and attach bobby pins, one on each side should be enough and you have a mini crown.
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008 09:23:33 PM »

I'm going as the Disney Queen of Hearts. Smiley I bought my crown from a novelty store and it is glued to a headband. I added cut-out felt hearts to it.

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I think gluing felt or paper to a headband is a good way to go.

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008 07:51:00 AM »

When I was Wonder Woman I bought a strip of brass from the hardware store and had them cut it into a crown shape.  It looks really good.  You could use a crown like that for a lot of costumes.  I don't have any photos on this computer, but it was very similar to Lynda Carter's on the TV show.  The hardware store was super helpful and they actually seemed grateful to be doing something fun rather than just help old people find light bulbs, you know?  I actually had to do it twice when I lent out the costume once and never got it back.  I went to True Value the first time and Ace the second time, so just stick to those smaller stores and you'd be fine.  It's like $5 but looks like a million.

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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008 12:32:05 PM »

how about a bead crown, like
http://www.carmenyuen.com/blog/post/index/300/EGL-GOTHIC-LOLITA-MINI-CROWN-PROJECT-GAKUX-VISUAL-KEI-COSPLAY-MAGAZINE or http://community.livejournal.com/egl/1176862.html
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008 05:59:31 PM »

Hi ya! This is my first post on this web sit EVER!!! My friend and I once made costumes for a fund raiser. I'm the seamstress so I made the dresses. She once had a job making head wear for operas, so she made some crowns. This is how we did it: I bought some large appliques that were ment to be collars. She took them and turned them upside down so that they looked more like crowns. Then she took floral wire and sewed the wire by hand with a whip stitch to the applique. Once that was done, she then hot glued it to a plasic headband tiarra style. It worked really well. I hope this gives you some ideas.
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