Oh. My. God. This was probably the HARDEST part of this costume. I bought three really long extensions online and then made the HUGE mistake of taking all the little rubber bands off of one of them. I ended up with a frizzy mess. Live and learn, I guess, and at least I can warn other people. Do not make the same mistake I did! Make sure you have a rubber band or clip or something securing one end of the extension before you start working with it.
The ring is a foam wreath ring painted gold.