Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Construction > Wigs and Hair

Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Unread 10-07-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
TenTigerLilies
Phuriously Khorrupt Lily
 
TenTigerLilies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 258
I've got a VERY heavy wig...

My Rapunzel wig here --> http://www.deviantart.com/download/3...az-d5h4sj5.jpg doesn't really stay on my head, because I stuffed it to get it to look bigger, and of course, it resulted in it being heavier as well. I am not really too experienced wig-wise, and so I had planned on just wearing it over my shoulder like in the picture and maybe pinning it to the shoulder of my dress so it won't come off, but I'm worried that if I move a certain way, I'll pull it off my head.

Suggestions, please? Thanks!
__________________
~Finished costumes:
*Kefka Palazzo - Final Fantasy VI (Being repaired.)
*Kankuro - Naruto
*Ryoga Hibiki - Ranma 1/2
*Soul Eater Evans - Soul Eater
*Antonio Salieri - Mozart L'Opera Rock
*Rapunzel - Tangled

~Upcoming costumes:
*Miss Martian - Young Justice - 70%
*Monkey D. Luffy - One Piece - 60%
*Kotetsu T. Kaburagi - Tiger & Bunny - 40%
*Ryuk - Death Note - 30%
*Toph Bei Fong - Avatar: The Last Airbender - 5%
TenTigerLilies is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Unread 10-07-2012, 08:29 PM   #2
OtakuSpark
TO THE MOON!
 
OtakuSpark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 705
I would sew some clips into it. I had to do that with my miku wig.
OtakuSpark is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-07-2012, 08:36 PM   #3
JasonTerror
Now known as Sailor Jeimi
 
JasonTerror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 8,125
There are these clops that look like combs called toupe clips (not sure on the spelling there) but they are sold at paces like Sally's beauty supply and you can sew them to the front of the wig and make the comb looking part go in your hair under the wig cap and then clip it down. It SHOULD stay in place if done correctly..Hope this helps your problem
__________________
こんにちは、私の名前はジェイミーです
バイバイ、人形!!
Cosplay DA Regular DA
Tumblr
Commissions Here
Sakuracon 2014:
-Stocking Anarchy (Panty & Stocking. Normal Ver.)
-Marluxia (Kingdom Hearts Chain Of Memories)
-Akaito (Vocaloid. Black & Red Ver.)
JasonTerror is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-07-2012, 09:04 PM   #4
Oniigiri_Basket
Fangirl Extraordinaire
 
Oniigiri_Basket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,351
Sew in a couple toupee clips at the top of the wig then the sides. Also, bobby pin it like crazy.
__________________
ACen 2014 cosplay: Lara Croft, Erio Touwa, Shirahoshi Hime, Sengoku Nadeko
Otakon 2014 cosplay: Makise Kurisu, Shirahoshi Hime, Sengoku Nadeko
ALA 2015 cosplay: Shirahoshi Hime, Akemi Homura [Haregi ver.], Mayoi Hachikuji
Possible 2015 conventions: Sakura-con, A-Kon
https://www.facebook.com/riceballcosplay
Oniigiri_Basket is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-08-2012, 05:44 AM   #5
char99char
Crazy for costumes
 
char99char's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 717
I wear this and it's really heavy:

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3052797/

This is what I do ( I used to have this as a journal entry....)

I spray my own hair with a LOT of hairspray - got2be or whatever. I scrunch it up then stuff it under a wig cap. Clean hair is slippery hair. With the hairspray on it - it has some texture for the pins to grab into.

I have a comb in the front of the wig (toupee clip) that really helps. After pinning on the wig cap - I pin the wig on with the larger sized hair pins - they are U shaped and longer and thicker than standard ones. You can find these at Sally Beauty Supply.

I pull the wig forward slightly while I put the pins in so gravity helps dig the pins in farther. I put 3 under the ponytail vertically - with the ponytail lifted slightly forward with one hand, put the ends of the pin facing up and slide it in about 1/2 an inch. Turn the pin down - grab all your own hair underneath and slide it all the way down along your scalp.

The hairspray on my own hair and the bigger hairpins really make a difference. I've tried without and the wig slides off. It's still not a very comfortable wig -I can wear it for about 3 hours. It looks great though.
char99char is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-08-2012, 08:41 PM   #6
Kenkaya
Registered User
 
Kenkaya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 94
I found these tutorials on deviantart helpful for putting on wigs. They go over how stage actors secure their wigs for stage stunts so this method should hold a pretty heavy wig.

http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tu...igcap-45629366

http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tu...a-wig-48000503

I hope these help!
__________________
"No one has ever written or painted, sculpted, modeled, built, invented, except to get out of hell." -Antonin Artaud
Kenkaya is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:54 PM.


Copyright 2002-2013 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.