Channel royalty with Renaissance-style hair taping #Fashion DIY#hairstyle#medieval#renaissance#superficial snack February 21 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw Photo courtesy of Rock Mosaic If you're planning a Renaissance or Medieval wedding and want some era-appropriate hair to go with it, check out this tutorial for Italian Renaissance hair taping. It involves weaving fabric around braids or twists and tying it at the back. With the right styling, however, this look could be full-on contemporary. To get this style going, you'll need: small hair elastics bobby pins grosgrain or satin ribbon (three yards) plastic yarn needle This video will get you started on making the braids. It's then a matter of "sewing" the fabric around the braid and securing with the pins. Once it's done, you shouldn't have to think about your hair AT ALL, even while busting moves to your favorite '80s hair bands (or, you know, the dance of courtly love!). Photo courtesy of Rock Mosaic Head over to Rock Mosaic for more photos. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor + Project Wrangler and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video games and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, and cuddles with her feline fur baby. @enidjcoleslaw @whimsycatt PREVIOUS Your relationship as an infographic: DIY programs and invitations NEXT Monica & Eirik's pop culture desert wedding Toggle comments [ 6 ] How long does your hair have to be to do this? 1 agrees Reply I I think it probably just needs to be long enough to braid or roll. So shoulder-length+ would probably do it. 2 agree Reply Mid back, though it's also really easy to fake with extensions. For further info, http://www.mfgraffix.com/hird/faoilt/hairtape.html is really excellent. Also, http://www.virtue.to/articles/braiding.html (I'm in the SCA, so this comes up on a fairly regular basis for me.) 4 agree Reply You can sew pearls and other shineys into your hair with this kind of style too, if you like to have extra pretties And a bonus if you are in hot weather – it helps keep you cooler and minimizes frizzy bits. (I play in the SCA too, yay fun hobbies) Reply If you have short hair, you can premake this braid with synthetic hair and pin it on. (Ya SCAdians!) Reply cool styles, would love to see it done with flowers on a bride too! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.