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Littlegeeky
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I began cosplaying at Amecon 2008 and my first costumes were... terrible.
I finally started getting into the swing of costume making in 2010 and haven't stopped.

I've had some amazing opportunities thanks to cosplay.
Some day I'd love to make something really epic and want to step up my game.

Last online 3 months ago

England

Joined: 12th Sep 2007

Completed costumes: 71

Photos uploaded: 345

Progress journals: 175

Events attended: 34

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Littlegeeky - Izumi Curtis - 24th January 2016

Izumi Wig

I have to give a hug thanks to Nomes cosplay. She helped me source the base dreadlocks wig and provided a handy tutorial on how to make this wig. As you can see the before picture is alot different to the after shot. This is the wig I have styled the most and I found it quite challenging but also quite fun. Here's a breakdown of what I did:

1. First off I had to cut off all the dreadlocks so I was left with a wig cap and a box full of dreadlocks.
2. Because the wig was too small I had to cut the elastic in the wig. Since I didn't have any black elastic lying around I used this tags within the wig (which are used to help make the wig smaller). I sewed these into the wig to make it fit my head.
3. I then changed the hairline of the wig by adding cuts of poly cotton fabric. I made both a widows peak at the front and side burns to help cover my natural hairline. These were sewn in.
4. I then hot glued all the dreadlocks back in. I glued them in the direction I needed them (so slicked back). To give extra strength I glued them through-out the wig cap, not just at the front of the wig. I kept doing this for all around the wig. She has some extra bits will fall forward so glued them the other way.

And taa-daa, the wig is finished! I tried it up with a ribbon on the day as I found bobbles did not fit and would damage the fibers in the dreadlocks. Here's the original tutorial I used: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.396066210464057.92188.390098481060830&type=3

 


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