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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...
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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!
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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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