Fancy braiding used to be normal. There is a huge lack of braiding in the blogging community, so here is a collection:
If you haven’t already learned this, I suggest youtubing every tutorial you can find and trying each one about twenty times until the whole thing works.
My hair in the top photo is a lose Madewell with long ends left out. I did it on layered hair by dampening it first.
Here are some ideas on how to take braiding further: