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Unread 06-06-2007, 01:59 PM   #16
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They can be dyed. As for washed, I assume you mean like with the wig as a whole? Yes, I can't see why not. Just make sure you're gentle and don't comb or brush it while it's wet!
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Unread 06-06-2007, 02:23 PM   #17
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Thank you for the help. I guess as a whole. If it can be dyed then I guess it'd have to be washed sooner or later xD
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Unread 06-07-2007, 08:53 AM   #18
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Actually, what you're asking for, xobrittuhox, and the tutorial on Katie Bair's site that Annie-Mei posted, they're both for loose or non-wefted extensions.

You don't need to weft the extensions to make a ponytail or a back part, and Katie Bair's method straight out won't work with wefted extensions!

Wefts are for sewing them into a wig (or to your home-made wig undermesh). Glue, caulk, or a heat sealer are used to seal loose extensions only.

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Unread 06-08-2007, 02:40 AM   #19
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Just tried the sewing wefts the other night. You make it look so easy! XD
Thanks for sharing this!
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Unread 06-08-2007, 06:51 AM   #20
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Hurray I just made a weft with some hair I had left from an extension... and it worked! I always figured it had to be like this, but this encourages me to make a wig from scratch!

That, and yes Fran's hair CAN'T be done with just a normal wig! XD ^_^
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Unread 06-08-2007, 08:00 AM   #21
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Kukkii-san- Oh I see, thanks for the tip off. Very helpful ^_^
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Unread 06-14-2007, 06:42 PM   #22
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I'm gathering the stuff to make my wig but I don't know of a good place to order the raw hair from. I was looking at grens suggested ragdolly.net but the only white they have is uv. Has any one used this? Dose it look odd in normal light?
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Unread 06-15-2007, 09:15 AM   #23
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Definitely Doctored Locks:
http://www.doctoredlocks.com/catalog...nekalon-Braid/

Or if you live in Europe and happen to need veeeery special colors (instead of dyeing the extensions), shop at Plasikhaar:
http://plastikhaar.ch/shop/index.php...2 feb5ccb6e5c
They're much more expensive than Dr. Locks though, even considering postage & customs fees.

I haven't tried UV white yet, I believe it should look perfectly normal in daylight though. UV only means it's blacklight reactive. What you shouldn't do is mix different shades of white (like snow white and silvery white) or even the same color bought at different stores or from the same store at different times, as the dye / processing may vary slightly from lot to lot.

If you need to match the extensions to a base wig you have, and don't know the color number, the safest method would be to send in a fiber swatch to Dr. Locks and ask them to find matching extensions for you. If you're making an entire wig from scratch, however, you can blend the different extension fibers when you make the wefts, so you may not have to worry about the exact shade as long as the color blend is distributed equally over the whole wig.

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Unread 06-15-2007, 08:25 PM   #24
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thank you. I had been to that web sight and just gotten confused looking around.
Thank you very much for your tutorial! Gren taught me about wefting at an A-Kon forum last year but your information about how to make the 'cap' and seeing everything step-by-step is extremly helpful! Wish me luck on my first wig!
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Unread 06-17-2007, 05:20 AM   #25
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Ganbatte ne, then^^

That's cool that Gren held a panel or something like it... Wish we had this kind of thing at German cons^^ (Well we have some basic panels or workshops on how to create fanart, etc. but I have yet to see an in-depth / advanced cosplay workshop.)
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Unread 12-03-2007, 12:44 PM   #26
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Just a thing I couldn't get from the tutorials is how I make the parting, when I attach the last wefts, without getting that annoying sewing lines appearing?
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Unread 12-03-2007, 07:03 PM   #27
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I'm not sure what part you're talking about, but in general, you can brush the hair back to conceal the stitching lines - use a blow dryer (and hairspray if needed) to make the fiber bend as you wish (heat will form the fiber permanently.) This means sewing the weft to the wig in the opposite direction you want the hair to point after it's brushed back.

If you're thinking of making a part like this
http://img264.imageshack.us/my.php?i...fauxtopqu6.jpg
you can't do that to a wig made from scratch unless you know how to make a lace wig or pull hair through a skin top.
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Unread 12-03-2007, 07:14 PM   #28
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Thank you so much for the tutorial! I was planning on trying the caulk no-sew method and was getting a little uneasy about it- I'd much rather try to sew my own. This will come in handy!
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Unread 12-07-2007, 01:58 AM   #29
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This a really neat tutorial will help a lot on those hard-to-style or the not-readily-available. I'll make use of this in the future.
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Unread 12-12-2007, 12:41 PM   #30
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Thanks!! The first tip was exactly what I wanted ^^ A parting like the one of the photo is far too complicated for me (making my first wig hehe) ._.

You Fran wig is great!! *worship*
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