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Wig Mod Tutorial by Stealthos-Aurion Wig Mod Tutorial by Stealthos-Aurion
A nice tutorial if you messed up a wig for one character (or just want to recycle it) - and how you can use it for another!

Hope it helps you kidlets out who happened to screw up a wig, don't be tossin. Save dat wig!
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BlastFlame Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
great tutorial!
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Tree-hugger1 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student General Artist
ermehgerd thank you so much!!!!
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greenwolfcatmix Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful! :3 I'm going to use it for my Halloween costume!
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memfox00 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to ask, where do you get a good wig like this one? Did you order it online? Or from a salon/beauty store? All I can find in my town are the cheap halloween ones ;x;
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
I buy all my wigs online or sometimes in person in a merchant hall at an event. When online, I usually buy from eBay, Arda Wigs, or Wigs-us. Another place a lot of people are getting wigs is Fantasy Sheep and C.C. Kids from Taobao but you would need an agent and perhaps a group order to make it really worth ordering that way. Hope that helps a little.
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memfox00 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep! Thanks!
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whiskeyii Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
So, I have a quick question for you:

In step 3, I'm guessing you cut the bottom layer into the shape you wanted with a perpendicular cut (like how you'd normally hold scissors), but just in a V-shape, and then you trimmed the hair into a more natural look with a vertical cut. But what about the upper layers? Did you just trim like crazy until all the hair got trimmed into a V-shape?
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
You guessed correctly. For the upper layers I continued vertical cutting using thinning shears as well as regular scissors. This is a very basic layering technique.

I have since discovered that using hair trimmers with different combs can get the layering done much quicker. You still will want scissors to perfect it, but trimmers will do the bulk of the work for you.
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whiskeyii Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Okay, thanks. I was always intimidated by the idea of styling wigs, but your tutorial makes this seem much more approachable. Thanks again! :)
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BlackMageDark Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is so helpful ;A;!! I've always been stumped with adding layers to wigs and they'd look so choppy XD thank you for the tutorial!
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
I am glad that you find it useful! Thank you for leaving feedback.
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ErnestoGP Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that Link wig looks beautiful! good job! :D
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Thank you for commenting :3
I appreciate it!
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TwinkleMagic Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Thank you! I've never styled a wig, and I'm so scared to do so so usually I just chose characters with my hair-length, I can't wait to try characters with shorter hair!!
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MayonakaSun Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Very helpful, I messed up a wig by getting carried away with cutting too haha xD~.
At least I can do something with it now.
Thank you for making this :)
Yove done a really good job on the wig too :D
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Hahah, thanks. It is too far easy to get carried away with scissors. I'd love to see how your wig-mod turns out!
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MayonakaSun Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Haha, yep it is~
Once I have time to cut and style it,
I will upload and tell you :)
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creativeCrater Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Wow! It's such a relief to know that one can save a messed up wig. haha :D

I was wondering, since I've never done any kind of hair or wig cutting/styling, do you have suggestions as to where would one purchase thining scissors? I know what they look like and all, but I have no idea where I'd buy a pair... and I think it'll make a real difference in a Gaara wig I'm working on....
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
I know there are thinning shears at Petco.
However, I just picked up a cheapie pair at the dollar store in their beauty section when I was there looking for cheap craft stuff. So, I'd check either place. Obviously dollar stores are varied as to what they each carry.
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Firedblue Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Lol. I can't tell you how much I needed this!
xD
Thank you!
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KirbysApprentice Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009   Writer
God that wig is fantastic. :o
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Oh, why thank you!
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xxsummonereikoxx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
wow this isn't a wig tutorial on a Tales of? -is shot- SORRY!!! AHH! XD
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Charlett Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Man, you really know your stuff. You are amazing, Stealthos~~

*hug* It's almost scary how with that wig, you could almost pull off an actual Link face.

<3 Almost~
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shishio9 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
THE VAN FACE

IT HAUNTS MY DREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMS D8




awesome tutorial, though 8B
Nicely done~
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Van's gonna get'ya!
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shishio9 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
D8
*hides*
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