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lapseof__reason
04-23-2013, 10:42 PM
So, I've never really styled a wig before outside of of some basic cutting, and I'm tackling my first wig project... only problem is I don't know where to start. The character I'm styling for is Dahlia from the phoenix wright games (picture! (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080329180733/aceattorney/images/0/0f/Dahlia.png)) and while i've been told what kind of braids her hair is in (reverse french braids?) I basically have no idea how to proceed, much less where to begin. :confused:

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Ani_BEE
04-25-2013, 08:59 AM
Yes a ia standad french braid that stats a at the hairline but get fatter going back. >_<


http://aceattorney.wikia.com/wiki/Dahlia_Hawthorne

Her hair colour to me is either Dark Copper Red or Maroon

http://arda-wigs.com/collections/dark-copper-red-015/products/matilda
http://arda-wigs.com/collections/dark-copper-red-015/products/short-weft

For natural look I recommended this as a base wig
To make the braids you want to create fabric batten tube shapes that start skinny and get fatter in the same colour as the hair and cover them in wefts. Once done you sew the thin end to hairline about 1/3" back and blend the hair line hair into the tube to hide the seams. You then braid the tube and hair together. Once done you sew the finished braids down to the wig.

You could also fake the hairline with this tutorial.
http://arda-wigs.com/collections/maroon-018/products/le-tigre-long
http://arda-wigs.com/collections/maroon-018/products/long-weft
http://malindachan.deviantart.com/art/Wig-Hairline-Tutorial-216211961

lapseof__reason
04-25-2013, 10:42 AM
Thank you SO much!