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26 Feb 2013 - 16:5297752
Lace front wig for Dark World Thor
Hello all!

((If you've been living in a cave and have miraculously avoided all spoilers for The Dark World and wish to continue doing so, then look away now. ;D))

I'm in the process of making the new Thor costume from the Dark World- and his hair style is half tied back, so I decided to go down the lace front wig route to get a better hairline.

In the past all my lace fronted wigs have ended in disaster (I've done them for Legolas and Loki costumes) and so I was wondering if anyone has any tips for cutting the front and creating a natural hairline with them.

Any advice at all would be appreciated! I have a polystyrene wig head and I have no problem cutting the style of the wig... it's just the front that I'm unsure about. I don't really have anyone that I know that's experienced enough to cut it for me, so I'd prefer to do it myself rather than get someone else to cut it on me.

Also it has to be half tied back and braided, so is it best that I put it half up and into style prior to cutting the lace front, or do I just brush it back/pin it and work with it like that and then style it afterwards?

I've put some reference images below. Any advice at all would be wonderful, because I'm so nervous about ruining an expensive wig! D:







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02 Mar 2013 - 01:4297887
When you say you had disasters before, what happened? As far as I know you cut the net part so there is still quite a large margin of the net remaining around the hairline, say at least an inch wide. What makes the net then dissapear is it gets glued right down onto your forehead using prosaide or spirit gum and then foundation over to blend the net and forehead. Thats why the net is very thin.
It is also essential to use a good tight wig cap underneath and fix the wig to it first using hair grips where you can get them in so the wig cant move about. I saw some tutorials on YT.

Hope that helps.


03 Mar 2013 - 17:5997992
Quote Ranma1-2:
When you say you had disasters before, what happened? As far as I know you cut the net part so there is still quite a large margin of the net remaining around the hairline, say at least an inch wide. What makes the net then dissapear is it gets glued right down onto your forehead using prosaide or spirit gum and then foundation over to blend the net and forehead. Thats why the net is very thin.
It is also essential to use a good tight wig cap underneath and fix the wig to it first using hair grips where you can get them in so the wig cant move about. I saw some tutorials on YT.

Hope that helps.


Thank you so much! I had one wig where I tried cutting it on myself and it ended up wonky and was too visible, then the other I attempted to change the hairline of it and ended up snipping off where I shouldn't have and had to use it as a weave instead. :'

I'll practise on using makeup to blend and cover the net and will watch some tutorials on YT before I cut it. Thank you for your tips, they're very helpful! I feel much more confidant about what I'm doing already, haha.


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