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Envy Wig Tutorial Part III by Xelhestiel Envy Wig Tutorial Part III by Xelhestiel



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

Envy Wig Tutorial Part I and II


*DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN THE ENVY ARTWORK!
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legendentity Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
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thanks so much for this tutorial :D. thought I'd show you the results ^-^. lots of compliments from it too :D. 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 :)

but again, thank you!! the contacts worked great too!
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Xelhestiel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
It came out great!!!

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!
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legendentity Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
thanks :D. 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
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Xelhestiel Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
No, it didn't stick to my shirt.  What material did you make yours from?  My shirt is a stretch pleather/vinyl.
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legendentity Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
stretch cotton, I wasn't the one who made it(sewing skills are terrible >.<) I just did the wig lol
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Xelhestiel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Hmmm... I'm not quite sure then why you are having such an effect with the fabric from the wig :/
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timelordsapprentice Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Could you like take a long dark green wig and like cut it up? I found some cheap ones online and I was wondering if I could use that.
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Xelhestiel Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
I really don't understand what you mean by cut it up? He has long, spikey hair so... I'm not following what you're asking.
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timelordsapprentice Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Like Insted of using hair extensions to cover the foam stuff could you just use a wig? Like cut the hair off the cap of the wig and glue it on the foam for the spiky hair.
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Xelhestiel Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Oh! Yes you can :)
I just used extensions because it is cheaper than buying a short and a long wig.
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timelordsapprentice Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Okay good because I saw some wigs eBay for like 8$
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Xelhestiel Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
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.
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timelordsapprentice Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Okay, thanks for the tip
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Moongazer22 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
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!
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Xelhestiel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
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!
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Moongazer22 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
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.
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Xelhestiel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
That came out really awesome!!! I am really glad that my tutorial was of use to you! I can't wait to see the rest of the photos! :D
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Moongazer22 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Thank you so much! I'm so pleased with how it came out! It took a bit of finagling but I think we did alright!
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