preferably not composed of actual snakes
October 17, 2011 4:06 PM Subscribe
If you were to make a mohawk-shaped headdress composed of snakes, how would you go about it?
posted by changeling to grab bag (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm thinking post-apocalyptic Medusa for Halloween. Mainly, a mokawk-shaped, snake-centric headdress, which means I better get crafting. There is much potential for awesome, but also potential for droopy snakes, so I am seeking help from the craftmasters of MetaFilter.
Basically, I need something that will sit on my head, in mohawk fashion, and not fall off when I dance to Thriller. I can hawk my hair too, if necessary, but I'd rather have a headdress than weave snakes into my hair. It'll give me more time to make it great, and also the chance to rewear it. You can never predict when a future occasion will call for a mohawk-shaped headdress composed of snakes.
-- As light as possible, because eventual ow
-- I imagine it dark, maybe glittering or metallic, sort of post-apocalyptic; in other words, not neon orange plush snakes from Petco
-- Not crazy expensive to make
-- Relatively easy to make. I have zero sewing skills, but I do have a glue gun and a spouse with a hammer
Other than that, I'm flexible. Materials help is also very much appreciated. For example, if you suggest rubber snakes, where do I get them on short notice? I have Amazon Prime, if that helps. THANKS! If this works out, and works out awesomely instead of droopily, I'll post pictures later.