Measure a piece of elastic (preferably non-roll elastic) about 2 inches shorter than the circumference of your head. Sew one of the shorter edges of your rectangle onto the middle of the elastic. Decorate the veil with trim, sequins, fringe, or leave plain. Sew the ends of the elastic together and wear the veil under your hair. If you want to wear the elastic over you hair, cover the band with matching material for a nicer look. You can also use buckram, gros grain, or other ribbon instead of elastic, but then will require hooks or Velcro to attach at the back. If making one of the closer fitting face veils, attach the elastic to the sides of the veil.
For a more elaborate face veil, you can attach the veil to a headband or tiara. To make a headband, use buckram or interfacing for stiffness. Again, measure the circumference of your head and cut out the desired shape or design. Cover with material. Decorate with trim, sequins, beads, fringe, etc. Attach the veil at each temple You can sew the edges on, use Velcro, or hooks to attach. Use Velcro or hooks to attach at the back. If you wish to use elastic, attach it to the sides of the headband, but use buckram for the forehead piece - it will look more professional.
You can use a ready-made tiara or make your own using buckram and chicken wire (or other preferred lightweight wire). Make your desired shape or base with the chicken wire. Cut out matching shape with buckram, using at least two layers and make it about an inch larger. Attach the buckram onto the chicken wire, fold over, and glue or sew on. You now have a sturdy base. Cover with material. Add sequins, trim, beads, etc. I suggest buying some cheap hair combs to glue the base of your tiara to. This way you can attach the tiara using the hair combs instead of just pinning into place. Attach veil to sides of tiara. As the tiara is a little higher, you will have to widen your face veil to allow for the extra drape down to the nose. You donít want your veil too tight across your face.
The face veil is going to accentuate your eyes, so you have to ensure they stand out and look gorgeous. Eyeliner and mascara is a must. You donít have to go heavy on the eye shadow if you donít want or donít know how to. Donít forget to pluck, clean up, and shape your eyebrows. Use an eyebrow pencil to fill in or darken brows and use an eyebrow comb with some gel to brush eyebrows and keep them neat looking. If you donít feel comfortable making up your eyes, get a free makeover at one of the many cosmetic counters in large department stores or ask a friend whoís good with makeup for a lesson.
When dancing, use your eyes to express your feelings as your facial expressions wonít be easily seen if at all. Practice flirty, smoldering, surprised, joyous, and sad expressions - whatever feeling you will be portraying. Youíll have to express the dance and music through your eyes and body more when using a face veil. It may sound intimidating, but itís fun ... why not try something different!