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Costume Craftwork on a Budget by Tan Huaixiang

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Chapter 11 Turbans and Hoods

MAKING A ROUND TURBAN

An Eastern-style turban was made for one of the three wise kings in The Butterfingers Angel (Figure 11-1). It was padded instead of wrapped.

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Figure 11-1 Costume design for The Butterfingers Angel.

PROCEDURES FOR MAKING A ROUND TURBAN

Materials Required:

  An existing hat (an old hat with a brim)

  Hat block

  Foam strip

  Poly stuffing

  Fabric (matching the costume)

  Sewing machine

  Hy-Mark thread

  Chalk

  Needle and thread

  Scissors

  Decorative pearls

  Plastic needlepoint canvas

Step One: Creating a Foundation for the Turban

  Obtain a used and stiff hat of the proper size. ...

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