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Unread 04-02-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Rizelea pigtail help please.

Hello I am looking for a little help on this wig. It's driving me nuts >.<
I want to hear opinions on what to do here. Here is Rizelea:
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As you can see, she has HUGE pigtails. I want to make them as accurate as I can.

1. Does it look to you guys like it's 2 colors? I can't tell if it's just the artwork or if it's actually 2 colors. If so How would I do that? I don't want to have to dye to get BOTH colors if I can help it.

2. The rings where the ponytails are tied up....How would I attach those to the hair? I plan on using the Chibi from Arda and long clip ins to get the style, so how could I attach them to this?

3. Do you guys think there will be enough hair in a clip on to look good? Or would it need to be thicker?

That's all I can think of for questions lol so anyone got any advice?
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Unread 04-02-2013, 11:04 PM   #2
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1. Do you have other art ? To me it looks like a gradient of two colours, but it could just be the art.

2. I would just slip them over the pigtails and attach via some contraption like fishing line and bobby pins or something depending on how it's made. Or glue and elastics, whatever works.

3. It depends on what you think it should look like and your budget. No, one is not really think enough but it might work if you're not doing them that ridiculously long - though if you want that first layer up near the top I'd be inclined to stitch that in or something instead of cutting it out of the long clip because you'll lose volume.
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1. Nope..I can't find anything else..I've tried but this is the only official stuff. Other then this it's all fan art which I would rather not go off of.

2. Well I guess I should have also explained how I'm doing those..I am using those styrofoam rings and paper machetteing them then painting them, then adding the white fur via glue..I just had no idea how to make them stay correctly..I have no idea how fishing line and bobby pins would keep them on so..I mean I sorta understand, but it just confuses me a tad lol

3. Yea I was planning on putting wefts in for the short layers, but I wasn't sure how many wefts I can get into one clip on..I do want them pretty long and thick, but I wanna make sure I can even ADD that much hair to it. lol

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2. Wrap fishing line around the gold thing a few times in one place, do it on the other side, attach that to a bobby pin and stick it in the hair. You could also glue something to the underside and attach the pins/clips to that so it wouldn't be seen at all.

3. I'm not sure about adding, but you could potentially just work with it separately and attach it to the wig. Or would the pig-tails the wig comes with work, maybe (or will you be stubbing those ?) ?
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OH!! Good idea. And if I do it and don't like it I could take it off easily..I was thinking about these:
http://www.papermart.com/Product&#37...duct_ads#44605
and glueing one to the ring and clipping it into the wig but I wasn't sure how well it would work..

Oh I guess I could use the hair it comes with huh..Good plan..lol
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To answer 3. their are alot of wefts in on single Long Clip-on to cover half a wig formally.
I was also thinking you could harvest the hair from the ponytail on the Chibi after stubbing


And Rizelea look like a gradient dye which is all sorts of evil because you would have to start with a blonde wig and dye it peach. >_< Another option is to blend out 1 peach long clip out to a 2 blond clip-ons by layering the fibers.

Also if you have a airbrush gun, you could get the peach shade of wigs and airbrush the yellow/blonde tails on with liquitex acrylics.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 03:11 PM   #7
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To answer 3. their are alot of wefts in on single Long Clip-on to cover half a wig formally.
I was also thinking you could harvest the hair from the ponytail on the Chibi after stubbing


And Rizelea look like a gradient dye which is all sorts of evil because you would have to start with a blonde wig and dye it peach. >_< Another option is to blend out 1 peach long clip out to a 2 blond clip-ons by layering the fibers.

Also if you have a airbrush gun, you could get the peach shade of wigs and airbrush the yellow/blonde tails on with liquitex acrylics.
Ah crap I had a feeling I was gonna have to do that. Would I just be able to dye from the lighter wig color (that sorta blonde) to the peach without any misscoloration?
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Random drop in~
Just want to say...
Her hair looks like a peach, awesome.
peachy colors~

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Random drop in~
Just want to say...
Her hair looks like a peach, awesome.
peachy colors~

LOL That was awesome ^_^

This will so much fun........>.>
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You will have to test it but acrylic ink dyeing (Luqitex or FW brand) seem to bet the why to go for dying Arda Wigs if you want a gradient and with a skin part.

The fabric dye method would tangle you long ponytails and it dose slightly stain the plastic of the skin top.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 10:35 PM   #11
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Sorry I haven't really been able to get on till now lol

I'm thinking of just not dying it..In game it doesn't seem to do that as much..Or at least it's not noticable in game..If I am to stick to one color, what would be a good one? Remember I'm using the Chibi and 2 clip ins from arda so it have to be a color there.
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Their Light Pink shade I'm wearing for Watashi would be the closest. It's a touch lighter then her colour but it the same warm pink tone peach as her hair colour.


Her an example of layered fiber two tone ponytails for reference, some layered the hair more then others.
http://www.cosplay.com/costume/398883/
http://www.cosplay.com/costume/396724/
http://www.cosplay.com/costume/426370/
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Ani, is that the wig in your forum avatar? If so I love that color.

Well I don't want to melt 2 colored ponys together..The hair seems to change halfway down so..
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