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TheAlaskanSofa
03-18-2013, 04:56 PM
So, I have this 32 inch long, white, lightly curled at the bottom wig. It's kind of thin. As in I'm most definitely buying wefts for this thing because you can see the wig cap almost every time it moves :(
That's what I get for buying cheap..SIGH
Anyways, does anyone have any tips or idea on how to make this thing work for a Victorian era wig? Any styles or suggestions are helpful really, it's for a Victorian version of a character so creativity is open! PLEASE HELP ME haha
Here's the stock image for the wig btw!
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NEW-Fashion-HOT-20-COLORS-long-curly-Cosplay-Party-women-girls-full-hair-wigs-/00/s/NTgxWDU3NQ==/$(KGrHqN,!n0FBZnQPO)sBQZUdQSn3w~~60_3.JPG

PSY-chan
03-18-2013, 06:16 PM
The only suggestion I have is based on this style from Arda (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ardawigs/sets/72157629491441078/). Basically, you'll gather, possibly twist, small section of fiber and pin them in place. Start from the top of the wig and work down. You can leave a few rows of hair loose at the bottom, if you like. Good luck, and hope this gives you an idea!

TheAlaskanSofa
03-20-2013, 03:56 PM
Hmm maybe :/ This wig is just so thin, I may just have to wait until I get wefts for it. And it's a bit small for my head, I think ha. Disaster :P

ShinobiXikyu
03-21-2013, 10:11 PM
What fashion-era of Victorian are you going for? There were a ton of hairstyles over that century or so, since the fashion changed a LOT. E.g., 1840's- http://www.100megspop3.com/adira/victoria/1841plateb.jpg (a lot of loose, corkscrewy, soft curls and the head still often covered even when indoors)
and the 1880's, when it was worn tighter and more piled up- http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__czwCf07jhw/SQKIZOy0b2I/AAAAAAAAA4o/T6RkO_18YJg/s400/getimage4.jpg
Which kind of style you'd be going for will really help with styling tips.

TheAlaskanSofa
03-25-2013, 08:12 PM
What fashion-era of Victorian are you going for? There were a ton of hairstyles over that century or so, since the fashion changed a LOT. E.g., 1840's- http://www.100megspop3.com/adira/victoria/1841plateb.jpg (a lot of loose, corkscrewy, soft curls and the head still often covered even when indoors)
and the 1880's, when it was worn tighter and more piled up- http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__czwCf07jhw/SQKIZOy0b2I/AAAAAAAAA4o/T6RkO_18YJg/s400/getimage4.jpg
Which kind of style you'd be going for will really help with styling tips.


I'm not really aiming for any particular fashion-era of Victorian. Just any suggestions at this point.
Was considering something with lots of curls and braids.

Looking for some suggestions on this idea too, what about something with braids and maybe a low hairnet in the back? (This question is up for anyone ha)

Mademoiselle
04-04-2013, 10:04 PM
A very simple style you could do would be a Gibson Tuck (http://saralynnpaige.com/style/simple-gibson-tuck/), something I actually do frequently when my hair's longer. You could leave out the bangs and a few pieces, curl them, and skillfully pin them so it looks a curled hairstyle, leaving a few out so it looks a little more casual. You can accessorize it easily if you want with ribbons, flowers, a hat, really anything. It looks very nice and was incredibly popular in the early 1900s.

If you'd rather something else, I suggest you simply search youtube for "Gibson Girl hair" which was the pin-up type of girl during the Late Victorian/Early Edwardian period. There are some really good tutorials on there for very pretty period-ish styles.