I hope this isn't too late....
When I do Austria, I use my real hair, but I found some wefts that match, and I made a Mariazell with the Wefts and wire. Then I just bobby pin it right into my hair.
Conventions 2013 -
Katsucon *FEB* - Hiccup (how to Train Your Dragon), Austria (Hetalia), Rose Tyler (Dr Who)
Zenkaikon *MARCH*- Hiccup, Austria, Finland (scandinavia and the World), PJ!Ukraine (Hetalia - original design), Sherlock (BBC's Sherlock)
Anime Weekend Atlanta *Sep* - Medusa (Soul Eater), Yuuka (Touhou Project), Ukraine or Belarus (Hetalia)
Anime Next *JUNE*