If you’re planning to cosplay as Elsa before she starts wearing the icy blue dress, you’ll need a tiara. YouTuber Darbin Ovar made the crown from plywood, paint, and jewels. It’s inexpensive, and the most time consuming part will be cutting out the pieces of the tiara with a band saw:
I started out with making a basic mold of my head with a piece of wire. I transferred this to a piece of paper and also sketched out the other parts to cut out. This template is available free for downloading on my website. (Download the template for the Elsa Tiara)
Next, I glued the paper to a piece of 1/2 inch plywood and cut out the pieces on a band saw, but you could also use a jigsaw. Then I sanded the individual pieces. And then attached everything with hot glue. Once it was dry, I sanded the entire tiara, making sure to round the front line where all the pieces are connected and also the sides. After that I painted the tiara with metallic oil paint which I had on hand, however you could also use a spray can. Last but not least, I hot glued on some plastic jewel embellishments to complete Princess Elsa’s tiara.
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