After researching how other people made their Belldandy wigs, I saw that the biggest complaint was the weight, and that it ended up being small because of a gathered ponytail so I avoided all that. Bonus: this wig only took 1 hour to make!
1.) I used 2 Cosworx wigs: an Linda XXL and Wisp in color 24. I chose a dark blonde wig over brown because Belldandy's hair is always changing colors depending on the reference. I wanted to err on the lighter side and I'm pretty happy with the color.
2.) I cut the front off of the Linda (long) wig. This is the long wig separated. I sewed the front portion on top of the Wisp (short) wig for the bangs.
3.) I used 3M spray adhesive and glued brown felt onto a styrofoam egg. I took the back of the long wig and hotglued it to the felt. The felt serves 2 purposes: it acts as a barrier between the hot glue and the styrofoam, as hot glue melts styrofoam. It also matches the haircolor, so if the egg shows through, it won't be noticeable.
4.) I gathered the sides of the remaining wig and handsewed them together in a line around the egg so the underside of the wig wouldn't be exposed. For the ring, I used a cardboad ring from a roll of masking tape and covered it in fabric. I hot glued the egg in there, and then used more felt and hot glue to secure large safety pins .
5.) I pinned the ponytail on the back of the short wig, and cut the back of the short wig a little shorter. I saved time by not having to curl extensions, because the long wig was already curly. Even though it's not a true ponytail, the headdress will cover the hairline so no one can tell. Also, before I wear it I will brush it. :P
Geb_Geb posted on 12-12-2010 at 04:20 PM:
makes me want to try this costume I love all your tutorial btw
Serephita posted on 08-05-2009 at 09:59 PM:
Yay!! This tutorial is awesome :3 I will probably be using it as a basis for a similar wig soon ^_^
Gloha_h posted on 03-19-2009 at 12:27 AM:
This rocks and helps out a MAJOR newbie like me...Thank you!
HezaChan posted on 01-16-2009 at 01:05 AM:
GORGEOUS!! It's so damned perfect, and so easy to make
TwiliteSea posted on 01-05-2009 at 02:02 AM:
Okay I am SO glad I clicked on your lovely wings pic, which then led me to your wig test, which then led me to this wonderful tutorial! I'm doing a wig very similar to this look and I wasn't sure how to do the ponytail portion of it. But thanks to you, I know how to go about it! Thanks so much for providing this! ♥
Kanira posted on 01-04-2009 at 08:19 PM:
I love how thick you left the bangs; a great little stylized detail. Also, endless thank-you's for the walk-through! It's so awesome of you to go to all the work of making these little tutorials, and they're super-appreciated!
Jia Crens posted on 12-07-2008 at 11:02 PM:
Mr. Franklin! I shall be joining your cosplay group as a black slave soon. I am going to check out the makeup forums right now!!!!!!
Ben Franklin posted on 12-05-2008 at 04:51 AM:
An invention of truly epic proportions. You need a patent!
|Ginny replied on 12-05-2008 at 06:07 PM:|
You tell that to ALL the ladies.
dandelionswish posted on 12-04-2008 at 08:02 PM:
damn. that looks amazing!
Ifria posted on 12-04-2008 at 07:28 PM:
Awesome! Tutorials are great!
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