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Costume Craftwork on a Budget by Tan Huaixiang

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Chapter 10 Crowns

MAKING AN EGYPTIAN CROWN

The Egyptian crown in this example was created for Lord Edgar, an Egyptian priest, in The Mystery of Irma Vep (Figure 10-1). The shape of the crown was based on the blue war crown worn by Egyptian Pharaohs and made from molded Fosshape.

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Figure 10-1 Costume design for The Mystery of Irma Vep.

PROCEDURE FOR MAKING AN EGYPTIAN CROWN

Materials Required:

  Fosshape #300 or #600

  Mold for creating the crown (a tailor’s ham and sofa-cushion foam were used for this crown)

  Steam iron

  Scissors

  Push or straight pins

  Sewing machine

  Needle and thread

  Outer fabric

  Lining fabric (e.g., felt) ...

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