Dear Costume Goddess,
Can you give me some ideas on how to drape a veil?
For instance, where do you attach it? Do you tie it?
I use a veil for dancing, but I have no clue how to make it part of
One or more veils can be part of your costume, as well as a prop
for dancing. The veil is generally "tucked" into a tight fitting part
of the costume to secure it, but can also be tied, twisted around a
strap or pinned (with a decorative brooch on the outside of the costume,
or an unseen safety pin inside).
The "classic" drape (below) is tucked at three points:
the front hip, back hip, and shoulder strap, leaving one arm covered
and one bare, as in the photo.