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MDA
03-25-2009, 02:53 AM
I know that some people can have a hard time with styling a Larxene wig, so I thought I might help out those of you who want to cosplay her (there are too few in my opinion) and may want help in styling a wig for her. The hair glues I used can be bought at Wal-Mart or Zellers. I paid $5 CDN for the spiking glue, and $7 CDN for the spray.

Of course, I'm going to show how I styled the Larxene wig that I did for a friend of mine.

What I Used:
Blond Jesus wig (try to get a wig without a part instead, that's pulled back)
2 pieces of thin copper wire [yes, I used wire]
Got2b glued spiking glue
Got2b glued Blasting Freeze Spray


To the steps!!

~~If you bought a wig that has a part (like I did), do this so that you can have it pulled back:
First, separate the strands of hair that you are going to use for the antennae (put clips in them to hold them away if necessary) and then take the strands of hair in the middle and smooth them back over the wig, trying to cover the part. Once you've figured out how you want the hair that's going to be pulled back, take a fair amount of the spiking glue, and run it through the middle hair, and only there so that it stays that you only get that. Use a hairdryer set on low to set the glue and train the fiber hair to go a different way.

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Those of you who didn't buy a wig with a part, you still need to separate the strands you're going to use for the antennae. Make sure they are equal amounts, and at equal points on the wig! Start with one side first.

Take the desired side you want to start with, the antennae first of course. Now this is where the wire comes in. Spread the hair just behind the first antennae so that the net of the wig is exposed. Loop one end of the wire through a whole and up on beside it (in front or behind it, not beside) and make sure it's a tiny amount you put through. Secure it by twisting the end around the part of it that's going to loop up and over the wig. With the other end, do the same thing. Place to as would be best for you. Adjust the height and curve if necessary. If it seems like it's falling to the side, simply adjust the wire by moving it up on the wig a little bit.

Take the clip out of the antennae (if you've done that) and wrap it tightly around the wire, trying to cover as much as possible. Again, using the spiking glue, use a considerable amount on it, applying liberally along the entire thing. Use the hair dryer again on low. You will have to hold the middle of the antenna with one hand so that it stays. Leave it for a few minutes and spray with the Blasting Freeze Spray.

Now for the side below the antenna that you've just done. Pull it back a little, making sure to keep the net covered as much as possible (don't want that showing through, especially if you have dark hair). Use the spray liberally to hold it in place, using your free hand to smooth it out. Make sure that there's a small piece that comes down so you can do the piece that goes in front of her ear. Cut it and place it to how it should be for YOU.

On the back, use the spray gently, and leave the ends fluffy.

Repeat the process on the opposite side.

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I hope this is of any use to anyone that wants to cosplay Larxene~!

Poki_Toshi
03-25-2009, 08:02 AM
Oh this is good! I've been wanting to know how to do this. lol I have a friend who is going to cosplay Larxene.

MDA
03-27-2009, 01:30 AM
Well, I hope this helps! Be careful with the wire though, when I restyled my friend's wig the wire got caught when I went to readjust it.

Poki_Toshi
03-27-2009, 01:55 AM
I'll keep that in mind. ^__^ thanks again.

Jamosaurrx
03-27-2009, 09:54 AM
Woo! I'll be getting my Larxene wig soon, so this is really helpful. 8D Thanks.

nikkiolie
05-01-2009, 01:58 PM
Is there any pictures? I would love to see some. For my Larxene costume I used my own hair. I stuck it back with hairspray like hers then I pulled the two antenna pieces out and covered them in hair spray. After that I used a flat iron to shape them with. The beginning I started straight up then moved back over my head to give the curve. I am still working on getting the right shape. The first time I did it they were too wide. http://images.cosplay.com/photos/19/1990121.jpg

I also used Got2b glued

Musicalpencil
05-05-2009, 01:49 AM
Oh my god I love you.

MDA
05-05-2009, 03:49 AM
There are some pictures on deviantART, at my friend's page. She's Larxene-of-the-Roses (http://larxene-of-the-roses.deviantart.com) She has a picture posted up of how the wig was originally styled, but we haven't gotten any pictures of the wig since it was restyled in January. But there will be some after next weekend (the weekend of the 15th) of the new wig.

Sunarry
05-06-2009, 02:48 PM
This is awsome!!! I'm so glad someone finally made a tutorial on this :3

DeathByCosplay
05-06-2009, 06:28 PM
Wow, thanks so much for making this! :'D

momo6548
06-24-2009, 05:03 PM
Wow this is really helpful! But um...im not using a wig and some of this stuff seems dangerous for real hair. Any advice on how to style real hair into the antennas?

MDA
07-03-2009, 11:34 PM
Wow this is really helpful! But um...im not using a wig and some of this stuff seems dangerous for real hair. Any advice on how to style real hair into the antennas?

Since you're going to use your real hair, perhaps just twisting your hair like you would around the wire, and using LOTS of hair glue. That's really the only thing I can think of... you might need a friend to help you with it...

momo6548
07-06-2009, 01:26 AM
Since you're going to use your real hair, perhaps just twisting your hair like you would around the wire, and using LOTS of hair glue. That's really the only thing I can think of... you might need a friend to help you with it...

Thats a good idea. Just using the wire make my kinda scared, i'd find some way to hurt myself xD but yeah, i'll definatly have someone help me with this. Lots of hair glue and spray and then blow dry, thats what i've heard is a good plan. I just hope i dont, like, destroy my hair :O

MDA
07-06-2009, 02:14 AM
Thats a good idea. Just using the wire make my kinda scared, i'd find some way to hurt myself xD but yeah, i'll definatly have someone help me with this. Lots of hair glue and spray and then blow dry, thats what i've heard is a good plan. I just hope i dont, like, destroy my hair :O

It won't. I've used loads of hair glue on my hair to make it stand up, and all it does is make your hair rock hard. Washes out with one shampoo and your hair is fine.

momo6548
07-06-2009, 01:00 PM
It won't. I've used loads of hair glue on my hair to make it stand up, and all it does is make your hair rock hard. Washes out with one shampoo and your hair is fine.

Oh, ok then. Where do you get hair glue? At a beauty suppy store? Also, do you have to wash it out and start again if you screw up? (thanks again for making this thread, im just trying to plan everything out.)

MDA
07-06-2009, 10:43 PM
Oh, ok then. Where do you get hair glue? At a beauty suppy store? Also, do you have to wash it out and start again if you screw up? (thanks again for making this thread, im just trying to plan everything out.)

You can get hair glue at Zellers and Wal-Mart for fair prices depending on where you are. If you screw up a small part, that's all you have to wash out.

momo6548
07-07-2009, 08:34 PM
You can get hair glue at Zellers and Wal-Mart for fair prices depending on where you are. If you screw up a small part, that's all you have to wash out.

Ah, ok. Thanks, you've been a lot of help. I'll probably buy some and do some test runs first to see how it turns out :bigtu:

Poki_Toshi
02-02-2010, 08:51 PM
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg319/TarinRomonova/Picture47.jpg

I finally styled my own Larxene wig, this tutorial helped get me started. It still needs work though, I want the hairline to look more natural.

rukiakarakura13
04-17-2010, 10:38 AM
To have a natural looking hairline, you're going to need to have a semi widows peak. Like if you pull back your hair, look at how it... well, looks. It's widows peak-ish. And most Axel wig tutorials have a widows peak help thing on them.

Also, your wig looks really good so far.

MDA
04-25-2010, 11:19 PM
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg319/TarinRomonova/Picture47.jpg

I finally styled my own Larxene wig, this tutorial helped get me started. It still needs work though, I want the hairline to look more natural.

Your wig looks really good. I'm glad that my tutorial helped you with it!

WARPAINTandUnicorns
04-27-2010, 10:02 AM
One small recommendation for pull back wigs like Larxene is to sew in Toupee Clips long the front of the wig so that the wig dose not shift and show your real hair line.

Ebay has the cheapest prices and you will want the large ones.

http://cgi.ebay.com/FREE-SHIP-12-Large-Silver-Toupee-Wig-Clip-/200418797703?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2ea9e42887

http://cgi.ebay.com/40-clip-snap-Toupee-Wig-Clip-Hair-Extension-Blonde-36mm-/390108578678?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5ad4488376

Poki_Toshi
05-03-2010, 02:23 AM
Also, your wig looks really good so far.

Your wig looks really good. I'm glad that my tutorial helped you with it!

One small recommendation for pull back wigs like Larxene is to sew in Toupee Clips long the front of the wig so that the wig dose not shift and show your real hair line.

Ebay has the cheapest prices and you will want the large ones.

http://cgi.ebay.com/FREE-SHIP-12-Large-Silver-Toupee-Wig-Clip-/200418797703?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2ea9e42887

http://cgi.ebay.com/40-clip-snap-Toupee-Wig-Clip-Hair-Extension-Blonde-36mm-/390108578678?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5ad4488376

I wish I'd known about the Toupee Clips before I'd finished my wig lol! Though I could probably still sew them onto it. I did find that spirit gum helped keep the wig in place and also hid my hairline. Thanks so much for the compliments. ^__^

WARPAINTandUnicorns
05-03-2010, 11:28 AM
The Toupee Clips are easy enough to sew them in and I find them more convenient then Spirit Gum.

Poki_Toshi
05-04-2010, 10:56 AM
I'll definitely order those Toupee Clips for my Larxene wig and some other wigs I have. Thanks for the links!

Sonic_Freak
08-13-2013, 11:41 PM
So awesome! I wish there were step-by-step pictures! But, I kinda get the idea with this and the pics of the finished product. I just happened to have a yellow wig lying around from an un-finished cosplay and an organization robe, so I'm kinda doing spur-of-the-moment. Hope I can do it in time.

Airst
09-30-2013, 09:47 AM
Does anyone have any good base wig suggestions for Larxene ?

I've been looking on cosworx and wasn't sure which one would be ideal and some of the slicking styles on Ebay look like a party wigs.

Jei-Cos
09-30-2013, 01:41 PM
Does anyone have any good base wig suggestions for Larxene ?

I've been looking on cosworx and wasn't sure which one would be ideal and some of the slicking styles on Ebay look like a party wigs.

Really, you're gonna need something that's meant to slick back. Nothing on coscom does that without changing. And eBay is hard..I would use the melinda wig from arda, in light blonde if you wanna look more realistic, or yellow if you wanna look more cartoony. Other then that, lacefront..the melinda you will be tomake shorter, but the length will be good for making her antenna things

http://arda-wigs.com/products/malinda