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Unread 06-03-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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Making your own ponytail from loose extensions?

I plan on doing a cosplay which has one very, very long ponytail which I plan to attach to my real hair, not a wig.

Clip-ons and drawstring ponytails tend to be expensive, and I'm on a budget. I found affordable loose hair extensions which will measure to be 54" long (pictured here), but I don't know how to make them into a wearable ponytail. I have read that some people can weft them and make them into a clip on/drawstring ponytail, but I'll need instructions on how to weft hair (which I have yet to find) and instructions on how to make wefts into a clip-on/drawstring ponytail attachment.

So does anyone know how to make their own ponytail attachment from loose hair extensions?
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Unread 06-24-2009, 05:59 AM   #2
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I'm also doing this and am looking for a way to do that .
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Unread 06-24-2009, 11:31 AM   #3
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This is usually what I use for sewing wefts:

And here is a great tutorial:
(keep clicking back)
After making the wefts, you need to find a way to attach it to your head. I've done this by sewing layers of wefts together, attaching a fake hair-tie on top, and velcroing it around my own short hair in a pigtail. But velcro near your hair isn't great, so you can make it to tie under the fall. Or you can buy special types of clips and attach the wefts to a clip.

And heres a 5-minute way to make a ponytail clip-in without wefts:
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