A sultan is a ruler or powerful person in a Muslim country, whereas a sheik is a religious official or an Arab family or village leader. In slang, sheik is also used to describe a romantic or alluring man. There are several ways to wear a male Arabian costume, but the components are as follows: a headpiece, sash, top, and pantaloons, which are loose-fitting pants that are tight around the ankles. The headpiece can be the traditional Arab headpiece, which is a scarf with a band to secure it, or a turban, which is a scarf that wraps around the head. A feather or jewel are some decorative options for a turban. The top can be either a vest or a loose fitting top. A dagger or sword complete an outfit. General costumes are rarely meant for historical accuracy; therefore, the differences between a common sultan and sheik costume are few and far between. A sultan costume may have more deep royal colors, such as purple or gold. Sultan costumes also can have one to two robes.