Axel (New Wig New Weapons) - Kingdom Hearts II

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Worn AtKitacon IV (2012)


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I'm currently in the process of making a new wig for my Axel cosplay.
I did have him retired since May 2011, but the release of the new game has kind of inspired me to try him again. I always wanted to make a better hairline for the previous wig but by the time I wanted to try the wig had taken quite a beating and needed to be scrapped anyway.
All details on progress can be found in the journals. :)

Comments

Nomes posted on 3 April, 2012 - 18:45
Is Axel still coming out to play for Friday of Kita?

Jenrawr posted on 3 April, 2012 - 18:46
Hells yeah! He'll be finished by then. :)

FuriePhoenix posted on 3 April, 2012 - 19:02
wig is looking amazing so far!

The-oncoming-storm posted on 8 April, 2012 - 18:49
Your wig looks stunning. <3

Jenrawr posted on 8 April, 2012 - 19:14
Thank you so much! >///<

Nomes posted on 8 April, 2012 - 19:50
Loving the work on the hairline. I love that hairline tutorial: it really is a work of genius.

FuriePhoenix posted on 8 April, 2012 - 20:29
wow the new wig looks AMAZING!!

Nomes posted on 27 July, 2012 - 22:59
Ah cardboard, thou art a wonderous base material.

Jenrawr posted on 27 July, 2012 - 23:14
teehee, thanks to my parents buying a new bed I was supplied with a huge amount of new cardboard. Best way to keep a cosplayer happy, give them more cardboard XD

CakeyKelso posted on 22 September, 2012 - 19:15
ooo loving the new chakrams... looking more awesome than before (didn't think possible lol)

Jenrawr posted on 22 September, 2012 - 20:54
lol I know right, I've almost finished this one and I have to say it is looking FREAKING AWESOME!

Nomes posted on 10 October, 2012 - 23:14
Awesome weapons!!

Progress Journal

Wig Hairline (Posted 3rd April 2012)

And here's the beginnings of the new hairline I'm working on. I'm using some more of the wefts from the old wig to make it so it all matches.
I'm following this awesome tutorial I found on dA: http://malindachan.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/&offset=24#/d3kq67t
It's been super helpful, I couldn't have gotten this far without it.
Only problem is that its very time consuming and my patience for it is almost gone and I'm only halfway through! XD
I wanted to get it finished for the weekend just gone to go to the Birmingham MCM Expo in it but I just couldn't get it done in time. Nah well, I'll be wearing it on the Friday and Sunday night of Kitacon.

New wig washed (Posted 30th March 2012)

Here's a picture of the wig newly washed. see how far back the hairline goes, I hated how it did that in the previous wig as my hair underneath would always show and Axel has such a distinctive hairline I always wanted to fix it but never got round to it...
I also cannibalized the old wig into this one. I took it apart and sewed all the old wefts into this one to give the spikes a load more volume in the back as they were always so thin and flimsy.