View Full Version : Pokemon Black and White: Female character wig
11-03-2010, 10:34 PM
So. I seem to always be here for wig help. Because wigs are expensive, and I'm not prepared to buy one and mess up xD Not sure if I should head to the general Pokemon thread here...Say if I should, and I will.
Anyways, reference picture http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_bxYSlHUPoJA/S_r_WvvGLTI/AAAAAAAAARE/Xp5Puope6-g/s1600/female.png
Yeah, what the hell.
Every cosplayer I've seen do this uses her own hair. That's a problem. I have extremely short hair, and its highlighted pink. So wigs are a must.
I...honestly have no idea how I'm gonna do this. Pony tail clip on? I can't stub (no sewing machine. Yeah. I do all my sewing for costumes by hand. Yes. It takes FOREVER)
And even if I could stub...How in good god do you get the ponytail OUTSIDE the hat? Do I go through the hole in the back for the band adjuster? It's just...gah.
Any help is appreciated. Enlighten me? :D
11-04-2010, 02:10 AM
I would actually turn the hat into like .. kind of like a visor ?! Haha. P: Since you only need the front, I would get a half wig and then clip it to the back, since by the look of the characters hair, you can't really see the back of it anyway~
I drew a picture to help explain, LOL.
Then for the front part, I would get other half pieces. I would get a fringe piece and two long hair extensions and style them. The hat would cover where you clipped them on, so you wouldn't need a full wig, only pieces. C:
For half wigs, I definitely recommend Priscilla. They carry the huge back part that your looking for, and also the front fringes I was talking about. Their wigs are also very reasonably priced, and quite high quality. O: You can also style these wigs at ease ! So long as you use low heat, you can curl or flat iron the wigs~ The colours are listed in a chart, and you would probably want the TBK colour, as that is the darkest brown.
The only other idea I can really come up with in terms of the pony tail thing in the back is cutting the hole in the hat bigger to make the pony tail clip able to fit and then style it. Use a lot of hair spray and teasing until you get it into the form you want. I've never styled a clip on ponytail myself, so I can't tell you how hard it is or not. P:
11-04-2010, 10:52 PM
That's a very good suggestion never really thought about it. This would be a very good thing to apply in different places too. I think that this would be a very good thing to have some good effects as it would look quite innovative indeed. I would love to give it a try and see if it works for me.
11-05-2010, 11:04 PM
You could also try making the hat part of the wig, like sewing on the bottom parts of the wig to the hat itself.. It'd be a lot cooler, temperature wise. Then clip the ponytail extension to your hair under the cap and have it come out the back. But I dunno.
11-07-2010, 10:20 AM
Thanks to both of you! I've never used half wigs...So I'm not sure how they work, really. But that looks like a good sight for extensions, thanks!
And I'm liking the suggestion of sewing the extensions to the hat. Hopefully my own hair can support a pony tail extension (I have incredibly short boy-length hair, so I can't put it in a bun)
11-07-2010, 10:37 AM
I have to disagree somewhat with those who replied. What you'll need is a FALL or a PONYTAIL not a half wig. Personally, if I were doing this for myself I would use something similar to this fall (http://ragdolly.net/toyokalon.html) attach it to my own hair and cutout an area in the baseball cap to pull the hair through then finish styling it to the character. The reason is that I'd use the cap to "push up" the ponytail so less hair is used. For the sides I'd use hair clip-ins (see this video for how to make your own (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZhwHMqOG70)).
11-07-2010, 01:06 PM
Thank you! I was considering a fall, as well. But the problem with a fall is my short hair. It's boy length, so short it can't make a decent pony tail let alone a bun ,to attach the fall to. So, would I need a base wig? Or maybe I could get one of those clip on buns and attach the fall to that?
Thanks again, I apologize for being so troublesome
11-07-2010, 03:20 PM
You could still use a fall. Attach it to the inside of the baseball cap instead of your hair and secure it. You would still only need a small hole in the cap to pull the hair out of. If the cap and hair becomes to heavy you could use toupee tape on the inside of the cap to secure it to your hair line as the character has the cap pulled over the forehead enough that toupee tape could be used around the hairline and behind the ears right in the area without hair.
11-07-2010, 03:37 PM
That's perfect! Thanks much, I'll do exactly that :D