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Cheaters Guide to Pigtails by ladythesta Cheaters Guide to Pigtails by ladythesta
Alright, I recently cosplayed Maka from Soul Eater and I struggled with adding hair to a wig to make a part for pigtails. So I came up with this method instead!

If anything doesn't make sense, just leave a comment here or note me and I'll do my best to answer questions. ^^

In my opinion, wigs are the hardest part of every cosplay. So I feel that wig knowledge should be shared. It's easy enough to learn to sew. Craft and fabric stores offer lessons all the time! But learning how to work with wigs is harder. There never seems to be anyone who either knows how or is willing to help. So, whenever I work on a wig for cosplay, I'm going to do my best to make tutorials to help my fellow cosplayers. ^^

Feel free to use my tutorial, just link me to the finished product so I can see and add to the list! And credit would be nice. Thanks!

EDIT: Results of the Tutorial!
[link] Amu Wig by !Kairi-Rose
[link] by ~XgodofdeathX
[link] Sari by *bunnybot
[link] by ~Melody-Of-Logic
[link] provided by *QuinzyCobweb
[link] by ~cyphris09
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Mika-ki Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Did u use regular glue or special?
Crystel86 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
thank you very much to this tutorial !
LaceX-Foxypowow Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was incredibly helpful. My sister is cosplaying as Ran, Makoto's little sister in Free Iwatobi Swim Club, and I've been concerned with how to do her pigtails. This is a fabulous idea! :D
ladythesta Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am always happy to help. Good luck!
haibanestar Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
I've a question! Did you just sew the pigtails in the middle of the glue or you did it in the top, too? I mean, in the weft part. 

Btw, I really love that pigtails! they are just wonderful!
ladythesta Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I believe I stitched mostly through the glue. I used a LOT of glue so the hairs wouldn't separate. In retrospect, probably would of been easier to stitch around the glue. Whichever works for you and will hold strong is my advice! And don't be afraid to add more glue.
CMVM Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is actually very very useful! I have been wanting to make some Sailor Moon wigs for future cosplay and been figuring out what to do with her pigtail on the top of the hair... this is actually pretty useful!
purplegoldfish14 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I did a Maka cosplay about 3 months ago and I just bought a Chibi from Arda wigs. I'll have to try this out if I ever do a similar character :)

namika1412 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist
That looks AMAZING! 

where did you buy the wig?? 
ladythesta Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There used to be a costume speciatly shop near where I live that sold better quality wigs then Party City has, which is where I found my base wig for this tutorial. But the owner retired a few years ago so it is closed now.
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