This is a woven fabric that I found on clearance years ago and bought a lot of. It’s darker in person and the purple is metallic threads that sparkle and shift color as the fabric moves. Not sure I want to go with my original idea so anybody got suggestions?
Thank you so much! I know the others will appreciate the comment too, they both worked so hard on their outfits and deserve every bit of praise.
There are so many more good photos too. I feel like I can’t post them all because that would be greedy, but I want to show everybody how beautiful CousinCecily and Frauleinninja are!!!
You know it’s going to be a fun cosplay build when you’re price shopping red beads, sequins and PermaBlood.
Oh my God, it’s that $9/yard clearance blue taffeta we have at work in our overstock. All 20 bolts of it.
I’m having a sudden attack of the grabby hands and have to keep reminding myself that my budget cannot afford another victorian build right now.
But….. it wouldn’t happen to be silk taffeta would it?
Not for $9/yard at JoAnn’s. We don’t have silk except for dupioni in the bridal section for $35/yd. And all 20 bolts have slightly different dye lots :\ That’s why it’s all clearance marked.
Ah, that makes sense then. I figured it wouldn’t be silk taffeta, but since I wasn’t sure which fabric store you worked at I had to ask. I can say no to a $9 synthetic taffeta, but for a silk I would have found the money somewhere. :D
Since my lazy ass still hasn’t done the tutorial:
I know a lot of people tell you to put your wig on with your head down and flip it over your head, but I feel like that fucks up the styling and makes it fluffy and potentially tangles it.
So I just place mine on. I put the hairline lower and sort of use my brow bone to hold it in place while I put the back in place.
It gives a beautiful wolfman look.
Once you have the back on, then I slide the wig back slowly toward my hairline.
Please ignore that I was lazy and didn’t slick my hair back and please ignore that I had yet to trim the lace, but I wanted to do this before I altered the hairline and the only other lace fronts I had around were all altered.
So, I slowly move the wig back until I see the roots of my real hair starting to show under the hair at the front. I go by the lowest point of my hairline, but I don’t have a widow’s peak, so it’s pretty far back.
If you need to, you can carefully feel up under there to find your hair. Make sure you’ve checked the sides to make sure it’s centered. If you are going to use wig tape, cut a few smaller bits off and stick the wig carefully in place in the center once you have it positioned.
Last step, do the same with the sides of the wig, makes sure your hair is hidden and then get it where you want it, then stick it down.
If the wig fits well, you could probably wear it without wig tape, but I think it still creates a bit of a shadow when not stuck down.
Be careful never to stretch the lace, it won’t unstretch and then you’ll be stuck with a wobbly hairline.
I don’t tend to wear wig caps, I prefer to use Freeze Spray to pretty much plaster my hair to my head before I wear a wig at cons, especially since most of my lace fronts have been altered to have receding temples and I need to match them up with my own.
If your wig is heavy, you can buy wig clips and sew them in. Make sure to sew them in the main part of the wig, not on the lace.
And last but not least: trimming the lace is not as scary as it sounds. Go slow, you won’t fuck it up.
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