A Headpiece is something that you wear on your head for decoration or protection. Headpiece may refer to: A typically thin metallic crown, headband, or tiara worn around the forehead. Commonly worn by ancient rulers, such as Cleopatra, headpieces usually carry some emblem of religious or political significance. A beaded or woven meshwork, often fringed, and worn covering the hair – fascinator. The part of a dance or theatrical costume that is worn on the head.