I made a sparkly wig for an Alexandrite cosplay fit for the Land of the Lustrous. All the decorations are removable so that I could reuse the wig for other costumes.
Assembly Part 1 - Cellophane wefts
Assembly Part 2 - Sparkly Hair Part
Add more Sparkle & Pizzaz
I added some extra glitter to my wig to blend in my "glitter top" by hand applying chunky glitter to cellophane strands using toothpicks and E6000. I've seen people use rhinestones or glitter flakes and I've seen people make cowlicks with cellophane. Do what you want to be your true gem self.
Wiggity Wiggity Wack!
Back in my day... maybe I should start all these segments with that line to really emphasize that I've been here for awhile.
This week I'm looking back at how the use of wigs has changed in the past 10 years for cosplayers.
I went from "au naturale" to almost mandatory wig purchases for every project. We've come a long way costumers, so let's look back.
For more info on the costumes shown, visit my Costume Page.
More blogs in the 10 year Cosplay Retrospective Series:
Week 1 -Wigs | Week 2 - Make-up | Week 3 - Armour | Week 4 - Cosplay Closet Purge | Week 5 -Planning | Week 6 - Inventory |
Anime North is my year tradition and it was a whirlwind like every other year. There are not enough hours in a day to do all the things you need to do at AN.
I'll keep my blog brief so you can all enjoy my shaky cellphone photos instead :)
*This guide has been updated*
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