August 27th, 2006


Experiments in human hair!

Long story short, Waco has hundreds of wigs, but none in "party" colors. The costume shops that still have halloween sections open have bad selections for another month or so. All of the other places that carry wigs either cater to rich old ladies or the "ethnic" customer base. (Their words, not mine)
These places, however, have LOTS of extensions. And sometimes really strangely colored short wigs.

So, I found a short red synthetic wig with a lot of body, and bought a TON of human hair in the PERFECT color for my little last minute cosplay project, and I've been wefting the hair to the wig. I'm almost done now. I've reached the top, and I need to make a few scores in the wig cap so I can hide the base of the wefts, and in about 2-3 more wefts, I'll be done.

Said mystery cosplay project's visor is also almost done. I need to add elastic to the back to keep it on. Then it will also be done.

In-progress photos below. No one has had an idea to guess/guessed/or cared enough to guess, so I'll give it another day or so. Until I have the robes sewn at least.


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Working hard.. or?

Time for late-night in-progress photowhoring!
Two more in-progress shots for tonight. It gets kind of lonely sitting by the machine by yourself listening to your possesed cat howl. :O

Boo hahahaha

And here... I can't see WTF is going on. Most practical convention costume EVER
But have I mentioned how I love the way the wig is turning out???

I learned some new tricks with bias tape that helped me get some awesome corners on the triangles, but I don't think you can really see them in the pictures. Once I get the next peice done, I'll be able to put it all on the dress form for another set of photos. Still.. I think I'm going to like this costume!

Ugh. Two days left. I need to try and have the second white over-peice done tonight. Tomrrow, I will go buy teal fabric for the obi/bow and sew it. Tuesday night, I will pack.

Anything left unchecked on the checklist a few posts down will have to be done during sewing breaks tomorrow and Tues. I want everything packed Tues so I don't have to pack Thurs when we get back from Houston!
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