Copy-pasta from my tumblr but decided I would like to share more progress stuff on DA.
Werkin’ on Elsa cosplay!
I wanted to create a wig with a more natural “less cartoonish” look that still really looks like the character’s hairstyle. Since I haven’t got a 3D printer and don’t know how 3D printing wigs would work, I opted for a softer, more subdued look. I added 1.5 packs of extensions to the wig to make her braid thicker so it would approach “Disney Princess” volume without looking unbelievable.
I waffled a lot about the swept back bangs/pieces since she does have that “windswept hair” look but after doing more research and making that papercraft model that clearly shows the back of her head, I decided to tuck the ends into the top of the braid for a more tidy look.
I’m not sure what the top of the braid really is. I started out doing a large-weave herringbone braid then blended it out to the traditional 3-strand braid. Maybe the technical term is the “MADE IT WORK, AW YEAAA” braid. Anyway, while some of the pieces look “too long”, it is, as always, to compensate for the difference between wig-head size and human-head size.
After braiding the wig, I concealed the hairtie by wrapping some strands around it. Snowflakes are metal scrapbook charms with glitter accents and rhinestones attached. Each is either glued to a bobby pin or pin. I think I need to add a few more tiny snowflakes higher up on the braid but otherwise Elsa’s wig is pretty much done!