Stand out from the festival crowd with one of our selection of glorious festival headdresses… headwear is not just a way to express yourself whilst wearing your favourite festival outfit but, from experience, a statement festival headpiece can also be a great aid to being found in a busy crowd by all your friends!
Spectacular Festival Headdresses
by Independent Festival-wear Designers
These fabulous handmade headdresses are fit for the couture catwalk to the festival field with beautifully handcrafted details adorning every headpiece. Many are completely bespoke and made to order with prices that reflect the makers’ time and skill but we’ve tried to include a wide variety of festival headdresses to suit all styles and budgets.
From floral crowns to feather headdresses and futuristic festival headpieces, these spectacular pieces from some of the best festival wear designers take inspiration from everything from nature and fairytales to magic and space! Click the links to shop and find out more details – all links will take you to small businesses selling on Etsy.
Futuristic and Fun Festival Headpieces
Make your space babe dreams come true in this disco headpiece…
All the 1920’s glam vibes with this statement turquoise star headband featuring a dramatic swoop of vintage chain,
Feel like a celestial goddess in this floral gold crown headdress featuring a star silhouette and ornate golden roses.
Simple but effective, this Multicoloured Carnival Crown is gorgeous for any festival!
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Floral Festival Headdresses
Live your psychedelic Midsommar dreams with this folk-arty floral crown – I love the rainbow ribbon detail at the back.
This leafy creation is a woodland fairy’s dream! Click through to the item to see the full extent of this garden extravaganza.
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Feathered Festival Headdresses
Keep it tropical in this simple Colourful feather headband with a decorative trim and secure elastic back.
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Pom-pom Party Headpieces
This technicolour festival crown is a crafty explosion of glitter, pipe cleaners and pom-poms!
A note on cultural appropriation: You might already be familiar with the conversation around the wearing of headpieces in the style of Indigenous American feather headdresses or ‘war bonnets’, many festivals have already made the move to ban their traders from selling them – but why is it offensive?
“Cultural appropriation is when members of a dominant culture pick and choose elements of another culture to enjoy or exploit from people who have been systematically oppressed by that same dominant group.” (Shambala) Simply put, these headpieces are of deep cultural significance to the communities that they come from, and should not be ‘borrowed’ as fancy dress. Read more discussion on the subject here and steer away from replica or mock headpieces in this style – someone’s culture is not our costume.
Tips for wearing festival headdresses:
I wear a lot of what I would call professional level sized headgear at festivals (haha!) and sometimes it’s quite a commitment to venture out onto the dancefloors fully adorned like a Christmas tree, take heed of some of my top tips to make the most out of your headpiece…
- If you’re wearing a heavy or large and unsecure headpiece do a bit of a dance test with it before going out… you don’t want it to impede your adventures! Consider securing it around the back of your head with some extra ribbon or elastic, adding in some kirby grips or fixing it into your hair.
- For some added pizzaz, delicate battery powered fairy lights are easy to wrap into headdresses and mean that your accessory will look as fabulous at night as it does in the day! Tuck the battery pack into a bra or a back pocket and hey presto.
- Watch out for your fellow dancers if you’re weating anything particularly extravagant.. I have been known to poke people in the eye before!!
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