Hi everyone! I got a lot of positive feedback on my Celes wig and also a lot of questions about how I made it, so here’s a quick tutorial with photos on how I put my curls together! I’m sure a lot of people are familiar with the basic method for making these, but I did a few things differently from the regular packing tape method after a lot of trial and error, so hopefully this will help someone out!
This tutorial is fairly picture-heavy so just a warning for those with slow internet. Tumblr user glacear has a great text-only tutorial for Celes curls too so go check it out! And as always, if you have any questions or if anything’s unclear, just send me an ask and I’ll try to explain as much as possible!
I randomly remembered this morning a tutorial that I came across online. I don’t remember where I found it, or anything. But I remembered the basics of the tutorial, so I flew out of bed [Because I was still asleep when this all came to me, damnit!], and grabbed my flat iron and the Walter Girl wig.
First thing you are going to want to do is make a braid. Now, depending on how tight or loose you want your wave to be, matters for how large you will make your braid. I made mine probably about the thickness of my thumb for a short, tight wave. There are many ways you can do this—such as just completely braid the whole wig first, flat iron, then unbraid. I did one braid at a time.
Once you’ve got your braid, you’re going to take your flat iron to it. I held mine in place for probably a couple seconds before going down a section, and would also put it in the flat iron length-wise. After pressing the whole braid, I let it sit, and started on making a braid on the other side of the wig while this one cooled.
After it cooled down, I took the braid out and this was the result. <3 Repeat the process through the whole wig. Total, I had six braids—two on each side, and the back sectioned into top and bottom.
Once the whole wig is done, you’re going to want to CAREFULLY finger comb the sections together so they blend. If you’ve been consistant with the sizes of your braids, it should blend easily. I would not recommend using an actual brush on the wig at this point, unless you want the hair to puff out like Merida’s hair.
You will also notice at this point, the bottom looks really funky because it’s still straight. I can’t get braids to go down to the tip. If you can, go you! If you can’t, you can do one of two things. You can either cut it [NOT STRAIGHT ACROSS] or you can use a little pencil curling iron to finish the wave. I’ll be using the pencil curling iron.
How to dye wigs: http://mikasoranocosplay.tumblr.com/post/92791841592/how-to-dye-wigs
BODY AIRBRUSHING TUTORIAL! (finally)!
Sorry this one kept getting delayed, I’ve been so busy lately! I tried to
keep this one as short as possible, I feel like the last one turned out to
be long. I hope it explains and shows things well enough, some of it I had to do in the hotel room at DragonCon!
Let me know if there’s any questions, and as always, I’m open to more
suggestions if there’s specific things I do you guys want a tutorial on!
Dragon Wing out of an Umbrella - Tutorial by Aliuh
View the full tutorial here:
Legend of Zelda Gold Belt Tutorial by Straight Line Association Cosplay
View the full tutorial here:
Foam and Worbla armour MEGA TUTORIAL
Tutorial by AmenoKitarou
Super duper awesome and helpful! I am totally going to try this out for my Garrosh cosplay.
YEAH GONNA NEED THIS FOR SYLVANAS HELLA
Uh yes? Yes.
I really want to do an armor costume next year. Filing this away for later…