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Unread 01-23-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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Ja'far's Keffiyeh

I'm really stuck on how to make this, all my previous attempts look so horrible. Any advice?
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Unread 01-23-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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I'm guessing its the gold piece on top? I'd cast it out of resin. Make a clay figure of it, make a mold, then cast in gold powdered resin. While its starting to cure attach two hooks to the side so that you can attach metal wire for the sides
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Unread 01-23-2013, 04:43 PM   #3
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Thank you, but it's actually the green hood thing that I'm having trouble with. I can't seem to get the top of it right, every attempt I try turns out looking ugly and not fitting on my head right.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #4
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This is a case of 'things drawn that are impossible'. To get that shape you need at least two seams, or a bunch of darts, either way I can think of no method that will look exactly like that without some seams in there somewhere.

To make a paper pattern, start with a big sheet of paper long enough to wrap around your head. Tape it so it fits. Draw lines where the tail bits need to stop & start. For the top, I'd probably start with 8" of paper from the crown of your head to the top edge available to play with. fold in from various directions til you know how much excess you have, trim the extra off. Now you need to fold & crease till you get lines similar to the shape of the hat. draw on it plenty to mark fold spots, reference marks, etc. Once you've narrowed it down, you can unroll the paper, clean up the rough lines, and tranfer to a practice fabric to cut & sew.
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Unread 02-09-2014, 10:52 AM   #5
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The Keffiyeh, typically, is just a square of fabric, held in place with a band. Traditionally. I went with the traditional way for my Ja'far cosplay. Much easier and doesn't look entirely rediculous.
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Unread 02-09-2014, 11:17 PM   #6
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you should be able to use the method for tieing a shemagh
but hold the cloth evenly and at step 3 you hold it taught against your forehead and secure it with cordage or a circlet (the gold bit)

its like a turban, you think to yourself,
"i can wrap the worlds longest ace bandage on my head too"
but then you see someone wrap thier turban, and realize its not as simple as it apears
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