Wig Cost Foam: $7.5 (got mine on sale with a 40% off coupon) vs. $25 (not on sale and no coupon) Spray Paint: $24 (for all 4 cans) Base Wig and Wefts: $50.50 Glue: $14 (for all 2 cans) Total cost: $96 versus $121
Wig Time Cutting Foam: 3 hours Spraying Foam: 2 days (3 hours, not including drying) Gluing Wefts: 5.5 hours (not including drying time) Sewing Spikes to wig: 8 hours Total time: Give or take, about 20 hours total
scontent-b-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hp… thanks so much for this tutorial . thought I'd show you the results ^-^. lots of compliments from it too . once i find a back picture my friend took, I'll add that to my deviant page, although I'm wondering how you managed to keep the hair from coming undone!! and the foam kept grabbing and frayed my top, the hair covers it up, but I'm unsure how to stop that.. if you have any thoughts
As far as tips for keeping it from fraying, I always bring a can of Got2b Glued Hair Spray and Tacky Spray Glue with me to the convention and before I put the wig on, I give it a quick spray, holding the fibers down with a comb. I also bring with me hair cutting shears to trim away any fibers that just don't want to stay down to help clean it up!
thanks . and I will try that! there's at least 2 more cons on the east coast I plan on showing this off at.. did yours happen to stick to your shirt like mine?(most notably, the foam, cause my speararm I made also did similar) I don't know if it'll ever make the shirt start to tear, but it definitely looks bad if it weren't for the wig covering it up lol
Ah - I personally wouldn't trust wigs for $8. Generally the fibers they are made from aren't meant to be styled with so I do not know how they would take to glue and/or heat. The result may not be what you want it to be with a poorer fiber quality, and the fibers may not actually stick well with the glue. I would look into that first before purchasing a wig so cheap.
Hey there! I was just wondering how many Weft's you bought in total? Two doesn't seem right for the number of foam pieces... Unless I'm a bit confused? haha. I'm going to be taking on this tutorial soon to build a wig like this for my boyfriend, so any help is much appreciated!
I bought one package of "Long Extensions" from Arda wigs Their Long Extentions measure 35" long on a strand measuring 5 feet long. If you are not buying extensions/wefts from Arda, I highly suggest you consider how long the strand of wefts are that you will be purchasing.
Example: I was recently looking into getting wefts from Epic Cosplay for something with their 30" extensions and I had to e-mail them about how long the strand is that they are on (because that information wasn't provided in the item description) and they told me the strand is 30" as well, so they were 30" x 30" for the same price as the Arda Long Extensions which measure 35" x 5' - MUCH better deal and I ended up using ALL of the extensions, nothing left and it JUST covered everything.
So just keep the measurements in mind. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
Thank you soo much for the help! With this info and your tutorial, we managed to make a wig! It's got some flaws for a first time, but it came out awesome! You can see it here, [link] or in a couple days it'll be up here in my gallery!
Again, thank you so much for taking the time to make this tutorial.