Tools and Materials
- Eleven 30-inch squares of cotton fabric, in floral, by Robert Kaufman, available at Purl Soho, purlsoho.com
- 36-inch square of linen, fringe edges if desired, in lilac, by Robert Kaufman, available at Purl Soho, purlsoho.com
- 5 feet of 1/2-inch twill tape in white, available at M&J Trimming, mjtrim.com
- Double-sided metallic gold craft paper (or glue two pieces together, back to back), available at NY Central Art Supply, nycentralart.com
- Circle punches
- Gold cord, available at M&J Trimming, mjtrim.com
- Fabric glue, Fabri-tac by Beacon, available at Save on Crafts, save-on-crafts.com
- A safety pin
- Hair clips or bobby pins
Fortune Teller Costume How-To
1. Our skirt is made from 10 squares of fabric; add or subtract squares to adjust the size. Pinch the center of one square. Tie twill tape around pinched end about 1 inch from point, starting about 12 inches from the end of the tape. Repeat with remaining squares, spacing about 2 inches apart.
2. Use a craft punch to cut circles from gold paper. Adhere to gold cord with fabric glue. Make necklaces in different sizes (our longest is 36 inches) with different-size circles, plus two to embellish head scarf.
3. Fold square in half on the diagonal. Wrap around head, with forehead in center of folded edge; gather in back and secure with a safety pin. Clip to hair.
4. Tie cotton skirt over another skirt that is slightly shorter; pair with a long-sleeved white blouse and tights. Cinch leather belts around waist (we layered a narrow belt over a wider one). Tie on necklaces, including forehead, and drape shawl over shoulders.