How can dress convey power?
Because a costume can imprint its wearer with signs of status, secular authority, and spiritual connectedness, dress often plays a major role in the expression of power. Headdresses, in particular, are part of the ceremonial attire of cultures around the world. Given the importance that so many diverse peoples attribute to the head as the seat of the mind or the soul, the adornment of this body part is especially meaningful. Both the feathered helmet of a Hawaiian chief and the beaded crown of a Yoruba king are worn ceremonially to convey the privileged positions of the leaders who wear them.