Why we chose this accessory: Every princess needs a crown, and if that princess might be inclined to leave her crown on the ground, these are a LOT nicer to step on! They also hold up a lot better than plastic, and pack easily for trips or theme park visits. The fabric has substantial sparkle and shine covering soft padding, with an elastic strap to hold it on headband-style. Very lightweight, no combs or clips to meddle with. Compliments all of our princess gowns. Would be an excellent birthday or Christmas crown, and stores flat.