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14 Jun 2012 - 16:1586094
Heavy Wig?
So I'm planning on cosplaying as Meg from Hercules for Manchester and London in October, and I need a brown wig.

I'm looking at some curly ones now, on ebay, and I really like some.

The problem is that we're wondering if they might be too heavy once I've tied them back. (I have no idea how I'm going to do that either, but this is problem number 1!) I'm worried that I'll put it on and it'll just fall off the back of my head!

So has anyone ever had this issue before, or is it even an issue? Whats your advice? Should I try and find a thinner wig or something?


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14 Jun 2012 - 23:1186133
You need to pin heavy wigs on as well, or the weight will pull them off.

Since i've never had that issue, i can't really suggest more....


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15 Jun 2012 - 14:4586163
Stitch a couple of hair combs (Like these: https://www.tannershaven.com/images/hair104%20(Small).jpg) into the inside of the wig, which will anchor through your wig cap and into your hair to keep it on. Works a treat!


15 Jun 2012 - 18:1286172
Easiest way to deal with Meg is to work with a shorter wig for the front and use a seperate ponytail to get the volume so it's gripped on seperately, or to do what I did and weft the ponytail onto a shaped foam core (much more lightweight).
You do really need to add those combs and hair grips throughout the wig aswell otherwise it'll drag backwards in a very painful way (learned that mistake the first time I did Meg). Also make sure the main weight of the ponytail is positioned on the top of your head rather than the back so it will stay be more supported.
I hope that's useful. Feel free to ask if you need more help on deciding how to make the wig.



Last edited by Teacup_Erinyes (15 Jun 2012 - 18:12)
15 Jun 2012 - 18:2286174
Quote Teacup_Erinyes:
Easiest way to deal with Meg is to work with a shorter wig for the front and use a seperate ponytail to get the volume so it's gripped on seperately, or to do what I did and weft the ponytail onto a shaped foam core (much more lightweight).
You do really need to add those combs and hair grips throughout the wig aswell otherwise it'll drag backwards in a very painful way (learned that mistake the first time I did Meg). Also make sure the main weight of the ponytail is positioned on the top of your head rather than the back so it will stay be more supported.
I hope that's useful. Feel free to ask if you need more help on deciding how to make the wig.


I probably will!


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