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Unread 06-13-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Weeping Angel Wig (Doctor Who)

I'm pulling together a Weeping Angel for Otakon this year, but am having a bit of trouble deciding what to do for the hair.

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I've seen this cosplay done before by people a lot more experienced than I am, but I have yet to see wig I like. I think most people tend to go for painted yarn woven into a sort of curled wig, but I want something that gives a more convincing look of carved stone. At the same time, I feel like trying to make something like that out of clay and expect it to be safe and comfy on my head would be beyond me.

So... Any ideas?

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Unread 06-13-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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it would be similar to making a helmet n id prob work with foam as a base n then paperclay to give the top the looks b4 painting, then wear a baldcap
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Unread 06-13-2012, 02:51 PM   #3
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What about that method of combining Sculpey/Variations with craft foam...? I don't really know much about wig making, but I've been trying to figure out the wig myself. If you look for costuming sites, then there would probably be plenty of threads on how to do it. But if not, I say just get a TON on Sculpey and attempt to make the separate strands or chunks of chair and attatching them to a foam/wig cap combination...? Sorry I couldn't be much help!

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Unread 06-13-2012, 02:58 PM   #4
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1) An image of an Angel IS an Angel. So now I'm typing this without looking at the keyboard :P

2)I'd suggest taking tufts of yarn or something similar and coating it in glue. Then you can sculpt it to a base (like a cap or something) and it will dry in the shape you mold it. Then spraypaint over it with some spraypaint that has stone texture (you can find it pretty easily, any home improvement or craft store should have it).
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I've seen yearn wigs done for this and it looked good.

Another option is to carve the wig out of upholstery foam as well which is what they did fort he costumes and seal/paint it with latex and acrylics.

or papermache.

You really don't have to treat the wig like a normal wig as it's suppose to be made of stone anyway.

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