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24 Feb 2009 - 23:0411101
I need help with Toph's hair!!
Ok Toph's hair is proving to be the most difficult part of the costume.
I know her hair is a giant bun at the back but I have no idea how to do it ^^;

I would really appriciate any help.

Here are a couple of reference pictures

25 Feb 2009 - 01:3511106
I'd considered doing Toph until I realised I was far too old for it. The way I'd always thought I'd do the bun was to wrap some extensions around some kind of lightweight ball-like shape (hollowed out upholstery foam, maybe?) and secure it to the back of the wig using stitches and hot glue. The hairband would cover up the join pretty well so it wouldn't have to be the neatest job in the universe, just secure enough that it wouldn't come detached during wear.

DISCLAIMER: I know little to nothing about styling wigs and am currently having a panic attack every time I look at the ones I have to do for Minami, so take this with a pinch of salt ^_^

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26 Feb 2009 - 21:1411177
For the giant bun at the back I'd do as has been said- use a form and then glue the hair across it. Depending on what it looks like from the back you could use a really large donut shape and glue wefts so they meet up in the middle and then attach it to the wig by means of glue and of using the hair already on the wig to feed into the donut, or if it's just a solid round shape then you can use maybe half of a ball if you can find one the right shape. I would likely use that method- a lightweight hollow ball. It's quite right that the headband would cover the join well ^^ But wow, what a hairstyle, I really like it ^^ I bet the wig will be immense! (I get excited about wigs... yeah ^^' )

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08 Mar 2009 - 15:3011468
Thank you, this really helps

I'm going to give it a go and I'll put up pictures soon

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