Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Living Seas: Wig Construction

I had mentioned it here and there before, but I'll mention it for the new people. Some of my super-talented friends offered to help me with this project by making some of the designs on their own! The first one who jumped on board was my dear friend (and my 'Disney Sister'), Laura! She called dibs on The Living Seas, as well as The Land to make for her boyfriend. How adorable is that?!

A couple weeks back, I went into NYC to help Laura pick out fabrics for Seas. I offered to craft the wig for her, since I LOVE making crazy wigs.

This was the most complex wig I ever made in all my 10 years of cosplaying. But I am SO proud of the results and the time spent on it was oh so worth it! So were the many hotglue burns!

The wig started out as a rather long 3-tone wig I luckily found on eBay for $21 even! JACKPOT!

This was the first night's work. A LOT of teasing went into this wig, but most of those poofs are hidden.
Day 2. That's my trusty can of AquaNet there. Haha....aqua...seas..
You non-costuming folks have no idea how much work goes into wig-making, now do ya?

I cut the length of the wig and separated each color into small wefts. Laura and I were gonna use these extras as emergency-decor for jellyfish tentacles..

The final result!
Various angles (wigs in parades have to look good all-around!)

Again, I'm SUPER proud of this puppy. It's incredibly light-weight, maintains its shape well, and slips on and off like a dream! I cannot wait to see Laura bring this costume to life!!!

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