I have three days to make this for the known world costuming symposium, so if anyone has tips on how to even begin with that hat, please let me know, I’m screaming inside.
Thanks for the heads up, @sca-nerd!
It appears to be a Cranach gown, which gives us a starting point. More specifically, it is from a 1546 manuscript titled
The Saxon studbook: Collection of portraits of Saxon princes, with rhymed text; from the period between 1500 – 1546. (
I found a page from What People Wore When:
A Complete Illustrated History of Costume from Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century for Every Level of Society that shows a similar headdress and has a brief description: [Link]
Could it be a decorated wulsthaube? [Tutorial Link]
Maybe a stuchlein? [Tutorial Link]
Or maybe a combination of the two, with the outer stuchlein decorated?