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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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CMVM 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 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 :)

That looks AMAZING! 

where did you buy the wig?? 
Hana-Mae Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would this tutorial work if I bought wefts and used it to style a wig for Asuka from Evangelion?
ladythesta Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I honestly couldn't tell you, since I don't seem to recall Asuka having any real kind of pony tail. Good luck with your wig though!
xAssiduityx Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Would thise also work for possibly a side ponytail? Lovely tutorial as well!
ladythesta Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Others have tried it for a side ponytail and have had wonderful results!
xAssiduityx Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! I shall give it a try! <3
ladythesta Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pictures when you do! ^_~
Cattibalistic Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would this work for an ahoge? This is the one I wanted to make:…
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