My brother (finally) let me braid his hair elaborately.
Parted to the side in front - one braid on the left, three on the right, pulled back and held together with a blue and silver bead.
They were then laced into a Fishbone braid that used the top layers of his hair - bottom layers left free.
There were also a few braids in the underlayers of his hair, to drape over his shoulders, with silver beads on the ends.
All but a few under-braids were pulled back into a mid-back ponytail, and another silver bead was placed on the end of the Fishbone’s end.
My awkward mouse-drawing is below.
Conclusion: He wore it around the house for a few hours, even while relatives were visiting, and said it felt “Elfish and Dwarfish put together - Dwelfish”
He decided he needed an outfit to go with that kind of hair - Just wearing braids like this was like walking around town with a sword strapped to your belt. You need the whole ensemble to make it work. I disagreed, but he took everything out before we drove anywhere. =\
I want to take measurements so I can make him some renaissance-y shirts and vests, because decking his hair out was fun bonding time, and he really did rock the LotR Elf/Dwarf braided look.