When we first saw the picture I was going to base my witch doctor off of, I had no idea what the hair was supposed to be like. We didn’t know if it was dreads, just spikes, feathers, what. We finally decided that we would make the wig two toned: Purple on the top, spiked, and then with longer braids going down the back (pink, but covered with ribbon so it didn’t matter) with large beads on them.
I don’t have an awful lot of progress pictures for this wig, so I apologize, but there ya go. Continue reading
Here we are, finally with the last part of this super long wig tutorial! Yay! (Here’s part one and two if you haven’t read those yet.)
(The wig was on slightly sideways, so you can't see the other bun! D:)
Now that our buns are on the wig, it’s starting to really look like a sailor moon wig!
When we left off, you were setting aside your cut up pieces of hair to let the caulk/epoxy harden and do its thing. Now, we’re going to make the odangos for the wig.
About a month ago I was given the awesome opportunity to make a Sailor Moon wig as a commission for a friend of a friend. I’ve always wanted to make a Sailor Moon wig; I’d have made one for myself by now if I had enough money to take it to another convention (as it stands, we only really have the money to either go to several small conventions, or go all out at one large one, and we really, really like Blizzcon!) just because I think it’s an awesome wig to make.
(The picture is of the wig nearly finished, the bangs need a bit more work, and I’ll be curling the side hair coming out of the wig to be manga style, so I’ll update with a better picture once it’s completely done)
I am currently working on a Sailor Moon wig based off this tutorial, but I will be posting my own tutorial on it later showing things I’ve learned in the process and what I did differently. If anybody else is interested in custom wigs (especially the Sailor Moon one, I’m having fun making it!) please send us an email, I would love to hear from you! I try to keep my prices reasonable and I’m willing to work with budgets.
In other news, I have a long royal blue wig for sale, either styled or unstyled, if anybody is interested. It is this wig from Arda Wigs, 35″ long, and I originally got it to style into a male night elf (from World of Warcraft) but we ended up running out of time for it, and so it’s sitting in our closet and we don’t need it for anything. Asking $10 less than price on website, and I’ll cut you a deal if you want it styled.
Keep an eye out, we’ve got the third part of the Arcanite Reaper tutorial coming up soon!
I have longer hair, just past my collarbone, and for SacAnime I wore a short, chin length wig. Here is how I made it look smooth!
Length! Continue reading
So you’ve cut apart a wig for the wefts, dyed them, and now you’re ready to sew them into your wig as needed. You can add wefts to a wig for multiple reasons; to make it thicker, longer, or if you need to style the wig half up or in such a way that if you left it as is, you could see through the wig.
Materials needed: curved needle, scissors, thread that matches the color of your wig, pins, wig head, and your wig and wefts. You may also want to get some hair clips so you can clip the hair of the wig up while you’re sewing on the wefts.
I’m adding wefts because I need my wig to be able to have a braided headband look, a half ponytail in the back, and two pigtails hanging down out of red orbs behind the ears. I’m only going to show how I add on the wefts in this post, but later on I’ll make one on how I styled the entire wig.