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Rapunzel's Wig Tutorial 1 by echoing-artemis Rapunzel's Wig Tutorial 1 by echoing-artemis
Here we go! If you want to maintain the illusion that my hair is actually magical and glowy and long and blonde, look away now. XD

GOOD GOD THAT TOOK AGES. There are five pages of this monstrosity. Kudos and credit to :iconmaybea: for the amazing beta job (she is incredible, all remaining mistakes are my own) and to Alice, my flatmate, for being that other person in Step Ten. Alice also deserves credit for putting up with me for the week it takes to make this wig. Seriously, it's hair everywhere, make sure no one is going to destroy you before you try this. And remember to clean up after yourself! XD

As it says in the tutorial this is NOT the easiest way to make this wig. Buying a bucketload of colour-matched extensions, for example, might be easier. I had no luck finding golden blonde extensions though (as opposed to ash, platinum, etc) and I am a pedantic little twit. You may have more luck than me though!

I really hope someone finds this useful. I'm posting it by popular demand and I've seen a lot of people wondering how to tackle it, so hopefully it'll come in handy! It's lovely to be able to feed back into a community that has given me so much. Please let me know if you have any questions - I'm happy to answer, and if there are a lot of them, I'll post a FAQ.

Please let me know if you use this tutorial - credit is optional (though appreciated), really I just want to see how others go! XD

Good luck! Follow your heart, make a wig, find your Eugene (...profit?).



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Finished product:


Rapunzel is copyrighted to Disney, I am making no profit from this tutorial.
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:iconbrasilianefetiri:
BrasiliaNefetiri Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Suggestion:

Some people won't know what you mean by 'fringe' and 'caulk', and sometimes Google doesn't yield the most helpful responses. Perhaps add a little bit in your description (or somewhere) of what certain terms or steps might mean.

=) 
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echoing-artemis Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
The caulk question is already answered in the FAQ, but I have to admit this is the first time I've been asked about fringes! A fringe is the part of your hair that sits on your forehead, that's usually cut shorter than the rest. Sometimes its generally referred to as "bangs" (especially in the US). Wiki article here.
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BrasiliaNefetiri Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what these things are, but many people might not. That's why I made the suggestion. =)
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jaaake Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
do you think i can make this in 2 and half days? lol. >_> kinda in a hurry...
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echoing-artemis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
If you had all the materials and pulled an all-nighter, maaaaaaaybe...but I wouldn't recommend it!
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La-Merwaffle Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Mine is finally done. I posted ages ago about how I was going to make one from you're tutorial and I DID IT. 

This is my baby: la-merwaffle.deviantart.com/ar…
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echoing-artemis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS thank you so much for linking me! I love seeing how they all turn out :'D
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CautiousInsanity Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Photographer
If i bought a longer wig would i still need to buy five extra wigs?
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echoing-artemis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I doubt it! I only needed that many because they were shorter - just get enough to cover the extensions. :)
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Natarai Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Have you had any issues with the wig colour fading/discolouration?
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