So you spent a jillion dollars a yard on some fancy-dancy ribbon for your costume? Bad news – it will only ever look like ribbon… Unless you layer it.
Clues from Me to You:
Collaborate with someone. This combo came from the trim I pulled and the trim my boss pulled. There is sometimes something to be said for opinions meeting. ;)
Sew the combo down with a medium zig-zag in a reasonably matched non-metallic thread. (Reasonably matched so it won’t show; non-metallic so you don’t hate.)
Keep layering until it looks real.