Ahh, I hadn't thought about the silk thing! I could maybe at least do something like that for the top of her head; it might fit into the mask I plan on making. You've given me a lot of really good ideas! Something I found online was a dude putting lights underneath fabric so it looked a little more splayed out: link
I'm leaning most towards this right now, especially with his app I could make the lights pulse like magma... If I hadn't tried looking up the stuff you said, I wouldn't have found this!