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Thursday, December 1st, 2011
12:26 pm
Wig Lace
Hello! I'm a novice who has dabbled a bit in wig making (below is a photo of a wig I sculpted from several store bought wigs). I was hoping some of the more experienced members of the community might be able answer 2 questions for me. Does wig lace come in black? I know the point is to resemble skin color but I have another use in mind for it. Also do you have a favorite supplier for wig lace?


Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
10:25 am
help needed: how to
I plan to make a wig using this one for overall design. However, I'm having trouble figuring out how to make the hair look like those smooth coils. Could they be dreads? Or is the hair just twisted? Wrapped around something?


I plan to attach the hair to foam tubes to make the wig light enough to wear comfortably. Any help with how to achieve this look would be greatly apperciated. Thanks!

Current Mood: curious
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
5:34 pm
Hi all! I was hoping someone might be able to help me. I'm looking for a wig for a costume. A friend's birthday party is at the end of January, and the theme is sci-fi. After a lot of thinking (and praying no one else picks the same character as me (it happened once, and it made me sad) I settled on dressing as Leeloo from The Fifth Element. Now, I had figured the hardest item to find for the look would be the orange suspenders.... apparently not! The wig (or even an acceptable orange wig) is! I've dug around the local costume/hair shops, but with no success.

Anyway! Does anyone know of a seller that offer simple orange wigs, or someone who could put together a more authentic looking Leeloo wig (the twists and bleached blonde roots)? Thanks!
Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
5:43 pm
Geisha greeting from DefenzMechanizm
New to LJ longtime lurker....Custom couture hair/art peice created and modeled by DefenzMechanizm during Spooky Empire's Catwalk Tragedy...Individually sewn foam balls wrapped in synthetic hair, sewn onto synthetic wigbase, with floral arrangement...Enjoy!

Current Mood: cold
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
7:34 pm
Advice on Constructing a Kabuki Wig

Hi there, I'm new!
I have an interest in theatrical costume design, which also extends to hair and makeup as well. To be quite blunt, I have an ulterior motive in joining this community as well.
So...for a rather complicated project that my graduating from college is dependent on, aka my senior thesis, I'm making Kabuki-inspired costumes.
And well, for one of them, I would like a Lion's Mane/ Shakkyo wig. I've looked through various online stores, but they don't have a long enough wig.
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And so, my question to you lovely people is this:
Would it be feasible to take apart several long wigs, and re-attach them into something resembling the original pictures? Please keep in mind that this isn't a commission, as I probably can't afford it. >>

I'd like to have any advice you can give me, as well, as "No, these are the rantings of a madwoman, etc." I'd just like to know if this idea is even vaguely possible.
Thanks for your time, comments, and patience in advance!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
1:08 am
Hi! [Waves] I'm new here, but I came by because I have a dilemma

I've got 4 wigs that I haven't really worn much, but with the arrival of my newest one (Long, straight, purple!squee!) I had a maybe crazy idea...

Can I get it a bit more under control with a bath or spray down with some very diluted liquid fabric softener? All 4 are artificial fibers, Kanakaelon, except for the cheapo Halloween wig.

If not fabric softener, then what else is recommended? My main concerns are control static, and styling it to stay out of my darn face!

Any advice I get from actual wig wearers will be cherished greatly. Thanks!

(x-posted a couple other places)
Monday, November 9th, 2009
1:57 pm
here's a new piece I sent out to a client today, I had a lot of fun making this one! It's synthetic and wefted, not ventilated.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
10:45 am
Hair Extension Questions Answered
New videos coming soon! Get the answers to the questions you have about hair extensions! www.doctoredlocks.com/live

Free tutorials on hair! Send us an e-mail if there is something you want to see!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
11:06 am
A push in the right direction?
A friend has asked if I can make a wig like this:

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I'm just wondering if anyone could tell me the best way to go about it. I'm thinking Kanekalon as its cheap and easy to get ahold of.
Not sure about the whole upwards direction of the hair. Is it possible to sew the hair into wefts and attatch it and then hair spray it to keep the lift? Without having done this before I would be afraid that the wig cap between the wefts would be seen in places.

Any tips or pointers would be very much appreciated.


Friday, July 31st, 2009
10:08 am
Dread Perms,HH Extenders, and Extensions
Check it out! New videos will be posted Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am PST!

Tuesday August 4th-Dread Perms, Perm Styles, and Reperm
Thursday August 6th- HH Extenders
Tuesday August 11th- Linkies (Pre and Bulk)
Thursday August 13th- Linkies Track/Weave
Tuesday August 18th- Fushion (Bulk, I, and U tip)
Thursday, July 30th, 2009
11:59 am
I haven't posted anything in quite a while, but here's a recent commission wig I sent out a few weeks ago.

I took two purchased wigs, dewefted one entirely and added it back into the other between each existing weft. It has a great slow transition between the two textures and in person the highlights/lowlights of the two purples are really lovely.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
6:11 pm

i want to try to recreate this look:

how would one go about it? backcomb a curly wig? i have this wig:
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i would have to add the bangs, but i was just wondering before i ruin it.

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
10:23 am
horned wig how-to
How to for Horned Wig: http://community.livejournal.com/wigmakers/26985.html

I didn't think about taking pictures as I did this, but I've got a second wig I need to attach horns to (for when Red wants to have different hair), and I'll grab pics from that. Besides, there will be better contrast with that, since it'll be black/gold horns and a red wig, instead of black/gold horns and a black wig, where even *I* could barely tell what was what through most of the process, much less take illustrative pictures.

Cutting the description so it doesn't clutter f-pages.
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x-posted in my journal and fakehair
12:13 am
horned wig
I took a pair of horns and a wig and made a seamless horned wig.

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x-posted at my journal and fakehair
Monday, July 6th, 2009
2:00 pm
This Week~ Synthetic dreads!
Check us out at 10 am PST Tuesday and Thursday!

Tuesday July 7th- Finishing and Styling Synthetic Dreads

Thursday July 9th- Synthetic Dread Pieces

Monday, June 29th, 2009
2:31 pm
July is Dread Month
July is Dread Month! Check us out Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am PST!


Tuesday June 30th- Synthetic Dreads 101
Thursday July 2nd- Sealing Synthetic Dreads
Tuesday July 7th- Finishing and Styling Synthetic Dreads
Thursday July 9th- Synthetic Dread Pieces
Tuesday July 14th- Synthetic Dread Install
Thursday July 16th- More Synthetic Dread Install
Tuesday July 21st- Human Hair Dread Extension Basics
Thursday July 23rd- Installing Human Hair Dread Extensions
Tuesday July 28th- Human Hair Dread Pieces
Thursday July 30th- Starter Dreads
Friday, June 26th, 2009
12:14 pm
12:12 pm
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
12:23 pm

i'm trying to find someone who would be able to make me a wig. i'd like on that looks like the hair in my icon. i'm not sure how much one can tell about the hair from a painting, but here's the larger version:

Signed prints Les peignes noirs

i wouldn't need the red ribbon or the accessories.
Monday, June 22nd, 2009
4:42 pm
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