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Lots of pretty, intricate layers here- I started with a cream and raspberry colored floral silk, added a strip of creamy gold sequin trim, a row of small brass nailheads, fine gold metallic lace, raspberry ruffle trim, and clear rhinestone trim. Steampunk flair without being too over the top! Over each ear is an antiqued copper flower with a pearl button center, raspberry colored teardrops, tiny brass gear-like bits with pink rhinestones, pearl chain, and small brass keys. The feathers are taupe peacock eyes with tiny AB rhinestones, and some gorrrrrrgeous black and dark iridescent turkey feathers (that have to be seen to be appreciated). Also on there are vintage brown hen feathers. All are cruelty free! The front has swags of asymmteric copper chain, looks best with a hair part towards the right side of the head. There is a lot of detail on this one, be sure to zoom the last photo!

**NOTE! Flowers are *NOT* included.. but let me know if you'd like some added to your order! :)**

It attaches on both sides (just above the ears) with a sturdy alligator clip, so it can be worn over the forehead, further back on the head, layered with other stuff, etc etc! I find this method is more secure than ties or combs. My headpieces are designed to withstand performance abuse, and often as possible I attach everything by more than one method. But do be cautious when transporting, storing, and cleaning it! :) (I recommend spot cleaning and air drying ONLY)

In regards to shipping, it fits into small size flat rate box with a bit of room to spare! Domestic expedited shipping and tracking are included in the shipping price.

On international orders, please let me know if you would like to upgrade to expedited speed and tracking. First class takes up to 4 weeks and I can't add tracking, but the price hike on priority + tracking is a bit steep. I apologize about this, the USPS raised their international prices quite a bit! Convo me and we can also discuss other options!

Frequently asked questions about theverdantmuse

-Why is there no size small? The medium can easily be taken in at the waist elastic on any pair of M/L and then fit a small, just message me first. :)
-What about XXXL and larger? I don't make these sizes in ready to wear, but just about any size can be made to order, feel free to ask! Most saris are about 5 yards, which is plenty to work with!
-Do you take custom orders? Yes! I've switched over to using new rayon fabric for pantaloons, and various suppliers carry over 800 different designs and solid colors. There's also the option of other fabrics, but I've mostly stopped using vintage saris (plus side was they were more green-friendly, but downside was the reliability of the fabric). These can be made to order in any size.
CUSTOM WORK is temporarily on hiatus, as I am likely to be moving away from full-time costuming. But, in my free time I plan to build up stock for occasional vending and love hearing requests on what you all wanna see in the shop and my vendor booth.

If you have a project with no deadline, or a very far off one (6 months or more), please feel free to send me a proposal, including:
-your name
-date your piece(s) would be needed
-what pieces and how many, ideas and design parameters
-budget

Read my full custom policies here before sending request: http://theverdantmuse.com/infoandupdates/

Please note that the average belt & bra set costs $700-750, and $600 is my minimum, and I'm not currently taking custom orders on small items.
Costume items should be spot cleaned ONLY and stored/transported with caution. You may hand wash them very gently and only occasionally. Please DO NOT dry clean them. :)

Vintage sari pants should be washed on the gentle cycle or hand washed in cold water + vinegar to prevent bleeding, and hung to dry. Portable steamers work great for removing any wrinkles, but they can also be ironed on med high heat (steam is ok).

Items made with new fabric (rayon pantaloons, velvet skirts, stretch material & new silky prints) can be laundered as usual, though washing in cold water and hanging to dry is best. Rayon can wrinkle, so please store it folded, or on a hanger.
If you are requesting an item or wish to reserve an item please be prepared to make a (25% or more, non-refundable) deposit/payment first. I cannot hold it for you until you can, apologies! :)

Once payments begin, you will have 90 DAYS by default to pay off your order, but be sure to CONTACT ME if you need an extension. This job is still my full time gig at the moment, and I just can't afford to wait, apologies!
I do my best to make pieces as well as possible, but sometimes rings open, fabric tears, strands break, rhinestones fall out, the world is an imperfect place. I love the opportunity to fix things and make them right if things go awry. I'll charge a reasonable rate for fixes (minor ones are free) if you pay the shipping both ways. If it's my mistake, I'll cover all the expenses. I stand by my work and my reputation! :)

Tribal Fusion Headdress- Raspberry Tart- Steampunk, Brass, Cruelty Free Turkey Feathers


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: feathers, brass, silk, vintage jewelry
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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