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Rapunzel's Wig Tutorial 4 by echoing-artemis Rapunzel's Wig Tutorial 4 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. 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.

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



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Rapunzel is copyrighted to Disney, I am making no profit from this tutorial.
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LandofNetflix Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  New member
This is so amazing! I do have a question though: What wigs did you buy? The ones you have here are gorgeous and I'd like to get the same exact ones. Thanks so much!
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echoing-artemis Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I have an FAQ in my journals that talks about it, which used to have the direct link, but it looks like they don't sell the exact one anymore. :(
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Wolfsbane224 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you caulk the base wig to blend it into the extensions? Just asking cause you didn't say in the tutorial...
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echoing-artemis Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Oh gosh it's stretching my memory to answer, but I'll go with yes xD
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megslifeofmusic Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I love this! But I do have a question; what type if braid is the one seen in the picture above (the onewith two small braids and then long hair)? If you don't know what its called could you tell me how to so it?
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echoing-artemis Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
A very helpful person mentioned its correct name in another thread - apparently it's called a 'lace braid', and there are some good tutorials out there for it!
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mermaidilli Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Is there an email we can reach you at?
 Because I really need to do this as part of my costume and I have a couple questions I'd like your help on. Thank you. (:
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lismeacham Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
How did you get your plait to be so smooth?! I've been working on mine and I just can't seem to get the hair to lay that smooth!
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echoing-artemis Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
A whole lot of patience! I was super-duper careful the whole way through with caulking and plaiting. I also made sure I had a lot of left over wefts to cover holes and bumpy bits. After the plait was complete I would comb out a weft, glue it in above a gap/messy bit, comb it again, put some hot glue on the big plait and lay the new weft over the top. Then you just tuck the ends of the weft into the next twist.

Also flowers. Lots of flowers.

Good luck!
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XxBabygreeneyesxX Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Do you think that if i just bought three 5foot long wigs and braid it then it would look good? Haha.
I'm afraid that if I do this then it wouldn't be thick enough. How would I get it to look thick? Sorry for all the questions! Haha :)
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