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Unread 06-18-2010, 04:54 AM   #16
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*necrothread* Thank you so much for this tutorial, you won't believe how hard it is to find simple bright red ponyfalls to use with my regular hair! So i just decided to make my own. I can never use elastics because my hair is thin and extensions usualy slip off my head in seconds, so clips were what i was looking for.

I bought 6ft of red human hair pre wefted from Ebay and I was wondering, how many ft of hair do you guys actually use per clip? I've seen people discuss it in 'packets' but I bought from an independant seller who didn't list weight. The hair arrived today and it's beautiful, but i'm not sure if i should buy another 6ft lot again since when its not on a clip yet it looks really quite flat. I'm going for big fluffy spiked out pigtails.
I'm going to start sewing it in today and see how it goes.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 10:34 PM   #17
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Ohhhh late response, never got the email for this...
I typically use about a pack and a half. I guess that's somewhere around 2-3 yards in length. If you're going for spiky pigtails, I'd use more than that on each one, and do a lot of teasing and layering to get the look right.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 11:47 PM   #18
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This is amazing! I own a claw clip hair peice my mom wasn't too happy spending about $30 bucks on, and I can't afford another one out of my own pocket. This helps me so much! Thank you x3
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Unread 07-14-2010, 01:43 AM   #19
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this is awesome! do you think this method would style well attached to a medium length wig? two characters i want to do have the same color hair, but one's is about shoulder length and the other is a long ponytail to about lower back area.

obviously i could make the ponytail with this method, but i'm just unsure about how it will look and attach to an existing small ponytail.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 03:43 AM   #20
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Kenshin: I've never tried that myself, but considering people usually attach clip-ons to their own ponytails for everyday use, I think that would be fine. Just make sure to not let the wefts of the base wig show when you pull the hair back.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 11:13 AM   #21
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Thanks so much for sharing this!~
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Unread 07-28-2010, 02:59 PM   #22
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This seems really useful

Wheres a reliable source to get my wefts and wigs at? and i dont live in US. well my friend was gunna cosplay gakupo and miku but when i saw the clip on that you can get online i didnt know if it was only one or do you get two (+ their expensive) o_o"' and their hair is soooooooo long T_T so i thought we could make the clip ons with your tout but i dunno where to get the materials ...
so when i do get the wefts i was wondering how many packs i would need too...
sorry for all the questions this is my first time cosplaying ....
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Unread 07-29-2010, 12:17 AM   #23
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Cosworx is a reliable source for both wigs and wefts. Right now it's cheaper to use their store here at http://shop.cosplay.com
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Unread 07-29-2010, 12:56 PM   #24
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Cosworx is a reliable source for both wigs and wefts. Right now it's cheaper to use their store here at http://shop.cosplay.com
thank you but is it just the cosworx store or are the other ones on the right also reliable and ships to canada o_o
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Unread 07-29-2010, 08:33 PM   #25
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Kasukie: Cosworx wefts are really only good if you need them for a wig from the Cosworx line, since their colors don't match up with a lot of the standard wig colors. Doctored Locks is a very reputable site for wefts, and they even offer color-matching services.
http://www.doctoredlocks.com/catalog/home.php
There's also Amphigory:
http://amphigory.com/hair_weave.html
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Unread 08-03-2010, 06:40 PM   #26
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Oh wow, I have a few cosplays with high-ish ponytails and I was thinking of doing something totally different but this is so much better. Thank you so much!
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Unread 09-28-2010, 09:39 PM   #27
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Oh gosh, I'm bumping a semi-dead thread here, sorry about that.

Would this method work with a low ponytail, one at the base of the wig/neck, rather than the back of the head?

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Unread 10-03-2010, 11:53 PM   #28
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Don't apologize at all for bumping an old thread. I think it's more accepted 'round here if you bump an old tutorial thread, rather than some general help thread anyways.
It would work, but I don't see why you wouldn't just sew in a few extra wefts and just pull the wig into a ponytail instead. Since lower ponytails fall differently than ones pulled higher up, it might look a little weird. And it just seems easier to pull it into a low ponytail anyways. But if that's really what you want then yeah, it should be able to work that way.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 01:27 AM   #29
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this was a very helpful tutorial. thank you!
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Unread 10-04-2010, 05:01 PM   #30
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Don't apologize at all for bumping an old thread. I think it's more accepted 'round here if you bump an old tutorial thread, rather than some general help thread anyways.
It would work, but I don't see why you wouldn't just sew in a few extra wefts and just pull the wig into a ponytail instead. Since lower ponytails fall differently than ones pulled higher up, it might look a little weird. And it just seems easier to pull it into a low ponytail anyways. But if that's really what you want then yeah, it should be able to work that way.
Thank you for the reply. The reason I asked is that I was considering recycling my wig of choice for another cosplay, one that didn't have a ponytail. But I really think you're right; since I do have extra wefts, it would just be easier (and more natural looking) to add a ponytail than make a clip on.

Thanks again, I really appreciate it!
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