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Sun Shang Xiang Headdress by AmethystArmor Sun Shang Xiang Headdress by AmethystArmor
he robe is a Chinese wedding costume whose pattern I based on traditional Chinese Han-style Empreror robes and various Chinese opera costumes. The fabric is red brocade and the netting and tassels on the capelet I had to make myself. All of the gold decoration was painted on with Lumiere brand acrylic paint (which has a nicer, shinier look than most other fabric paints.)

I won't bother to mention the chakram, since I had made them for my earlier version of Sun Shang Xiang. The headdress is probably the most eye-catching part of this costume. I based it on pictures I had seen of Chinese wedding crowns and opera headdreses. I started it by sewing a cap-like form out of stiff buckram and mounting it onto a wide black headband. I then built up layers of styrene, wire and costume jewelry onto the stiff form until I got the look that I wanted. (I used Gem-tac adhesive to make the lines and loop designs on the styrene flames and silver crown.)

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Kythana Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! I want to make this crown: [link]
I was wondering if you could give me some advise of what materials to use and how to construct it. I'm not going to wear a wig or anything...
SnowFlower55 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful...I wish I had the skill to make these kind of things...Maybe someday, but for now, I'll admire yours!
AmethystArmor Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Thanks! (If you have any questions about how anything was put together, just let me know and I'll try and help as best I can!)
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