drill curl

Wig Hack Wednesday #7!

So, many of you guys are probably familiar with the wire+tape method to make drill curls in wigs. But did you know you can also use wire+tape for spikes? You can get more natural-looking spikes that won’t flop over time with this method. And you won’t have to spend hours glueing hair down on a foam core. This method is good for long spikes that stick outward like Axel from Kingdom Hearts, or Aigami from Yu-Gi-Oh! In this tutorial, I used a Vegas base wig in Dark Blue from Arda Wigs
Here are the steps:

- Section off hair for the spike. Cut a piece of floral wire in the length you need for the spike plus extra 1 inch (you will know why later). And sandwich the wire between two strips of clear heavy-duty packaging tape. Trim the tape down to long triangle shape
- Divide the hair you parted eariler into two sections and clip them away (make sure the top section has more hair than the bottom). Stick the end tip of the wire into the wig cap and have it poke out below. If you need to, use your shears to punch a small hole in the wig cap so the wire can poke through
- Bend the end tip of the wire up into the main wire to create a triangle leg that will help support the wire’s position. Hot glue part of the wig cap to the wire inside the leg to secure it
- Tease the inner layer of hair from each half of the spike with a teasing brush or fine-tooth comb
- Comb out the outer layer of the spike to clean it up. Put glue on the wire and press down the top section of the spike first
- Do the same for the bottom section of the spike
- Trim more layers near the tip of the spike to create more dimension
- With a flat iron on medium heat, flip the end of the spike to shape it, hold until it cools
- Comb the outer layer of the spike, spray it in place with Got2B spray, and use Got2B glue or Tacky glue to secure the tip

And that’s it! Enjoy your cool spikes with minimal effort. I hope this was helpful to you guys. :D


KK so I know everyone likes these, so let’s get it poppin’ and pump out some more!

-Kirigiri’s ‘death’ scene took forever because Kirigiri kept moving in some way or another (I.E. her keg shaking, her mouth opening and closing, her chest rising/falling, etc.).

-Iruma and Kiibo’s 'sex scene’ also took forever to film because Iruma kept laughing and crying that this was too dirty and Kiibo kept crying bc he was being 'Deflowered’.

-Souda finally telling off Sonia for ignoring him 24/7 and then crying and apologizing with the others in the show laughing.

-Oogami’s 'ASAHINA’ yell takes popping up every 5 minutes of the blooper reel with everyone laughing and giving their input.
-Bonus: Imagine Togami yelling 'NAEGI’ to show Oogami how it might sound like.

-In Akamatsu’s 'execution’ scene, you can hear Saihara screaming 'MY WAIFU, NO!’

-This vine on Sayaka/Kyouko’s vine channel:
Hinata: Is that a hamster in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
Komaeda: *Takes out knife*
Hinata: Oh, shit, nope! Its a knife! *Runs away*

-Or this one:
Mikan: *Strides up to Junko with a flirty smile* How old are you?
Junko: *Looks up from her phone* 15.
Togami/Syo/Hinata/Komaeda: *Screams no and drags her away*

-Souda, Fuyuhiko, and Akane chanting 'One of Us’ when one of the other actors are running late.

-In the scene where Fuyuhiko’s holding Peko while she’s beat up, they kiss on camera and everyone screams in joy.

-Syo and Komaru having an argument bc 'Listen, Dekomaru, I’M Deadpool! You can be Captain America!’ and Fujisaki just shrugging and saying that she’s Spiderman.
-Bonus: Syo yells that now she’s definitely Deadpool bc Spideypool’s fucking canon.

-In Celes’s execution, one of the pop-up flames fall and hit one of the costumed Monokumas in the audience. She unties herself and helps them with Togami (The camera man) laughing loudly.

-Hinata and Souda arguing over which cereal is 'Bomb’ or 'Lit’, with Hinata on Fruit Loops’ side and Souda on Frosted Flakes’ side
-Bonus: Komaeda being on Hinata’s side and Gundham on Souda’s side

-Fujisaki filming Fukawa and being like 'Look at this cute thing, she is the most beautiful thing on this planet omg’.
-Bonus: Fukawa doing the same thing when Fujisaki’s in the screen.

-Naegi calling Togami 'Dollface’ and Togami calling Naegi 'Tough Guy’ behind the scenes.

-Sayaka filming the actors and saying things like 'My brother’, 'My sister’, or, for Kyouko, 'My sweet girlfriend’.

-Togami filming the episode on his TV, thn switching to himself scowling in an exaggerated scowl when a Naegiri scene pops up.

-Every actor- even the stoic characters- doing the 'Eh eh eh’ thing where they wiggle around every time their face pops up on the TV.

-Natsumi and Sato glaring at each other, but once the director calls cut, there’s a lot of cute pictures Sayaka and Chiaki took of them eating ice cream together and watching the scenes laughing together.

-Komaeda running away with Hinata’s shirt screaming 'Sugar Honey Iced Tea!’ as Hinata screams in an exaggerated way after running after him.

-Souda filming Gundham on break and narrating his actions like the crocodile hunter.

-There’s a lost video of the DR1 cast and DR2 cast doing a music video for 'I don’t dance’ from HSM2.

-Asahina filming Celestia sitting in Yamada’s lap and doing his bloody makeup for Naegi’s hallucination with them laughing and Yamada booping Celes’s little nose.
-Bonus: Yamada curling Celes’s drills for her while she irons his jacket. Asahina films all of this in full detail.

-Hinata and Komaeda swapping clothes for an episode and all of the fans noticing so the directors had to reshoot the whole episode with the correct outfits.

And that’s pretty much all I can think of rn! I hope its good!

Platine POW Card

When a freak accident turned her hair into platinum and that she could control it, Plantine saw this as an opportunity to become even more popular or at least make some friends. She isn’t a fan of all the physical effort that goes into being a hero though.

While working on some ideas I got this idea for a kind of bratty hero as an OK KO fan character. I also thought it would be funny to give her the anime drill curls that she can actually use as drills to fight robots. In the end shes kind of a younger more spoiled version of a hero i designed along time ago, I even used the same color scheme.

I got the pow card layout from @ok-ko


Celestia Ludenberg Drill Curl Tutorial by countryshipper

View the full tutorial here:


So here goes my first attempt at making Drill Curls for my Amy Sorel Wig. I’ve been reading up on it and I decided in the end to make a version that has the pigtails permanently attached. This makes it easier to glue the hair to the scotch tape.
So far its proving to be very messy lol but seems to be going well.

I’m following a tutorial on DA by SparklePipsi that you can see here:  http://baggy666.deviantart.com/art/Drill-Curl-Tutorial-335773737

more to come tomorrow 8D


Monumental Marble Bust of Zeus or Asklepios, Roman Imperial, 2nd Century AD

The head dates to the Roman Imperial period, 2nd century AD. The socle, shoulders and restorations are attributed to Vincenzo Pacetti (1746-1820).

This is modeled after a Greek original in bronze of the 5th Century BC, turned to his right, with thick unruly beard of deeply drilled curls, long moustache, outlined full parted lips, and finely arched brows, his hair radiating from the crown and falling in a mane of loose curls over the ears and nape of the neck. Height of head approx. 16 in. 40.6 cm.; total height 28 ½ in. 72.4 cm.

Rose Quartz drill curl tutorial!

HELLO I thought I’d share how I do the thing. First, some things you need before you start:

  • Glue (and a brush to that glue)
  • Bendy steel wire
  • Comb
  • Toilet roll
  • Hairspray
  • Tape

Alright, first you have your section of hair you want to curl. Try to keep it as flat as possible and about this size:

Then take the wireand measure out the length of that hair

Then cover that tape (apart for a top of it which you must have later) on BOTH SIDES so it’s like a horrible sandwich. The tape is maybe 7-8 cm wide btw:

Then fasten it under the weft!

Now you take the glue and start brushing it onto the tape. This is wood-glue and it’s white before it dries, then it turns transparent when dried.

Now begins the FUN part haha no I’m kidding nothing is fun with this wig it’s a repetative fresh hell - gently lay your weft over the glued tape and make sure to gover most of it (but focus on the steel wire in the middle!)

Now you can brush on the glue on top of it! You really wanna make sure it’s covered good!

If the tape is too long like above, that’s ok! Just cut it.

Now wait a bit for it to dry a little (DO NOT START WHEN THE GLUE IS WET things can turn ugly yes this is from experience)
After it’s dried a little (you can use a hairdyer if you’re impatient like me), start carefully wraping it around the toilet roll!

TADAA! And you’re done! Hairspray the little pieces standing out and fix the curl up a little and there you have it. Now repeat like 482957 times.

anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm thinking of cosplaying Sekizan Takuya from All Out!!!, however I'm not sure how to approach the wig. What would be a good way to attach the white parts to the rest of the wig?

Hello there!

For a wig like this, I would buy the reddish brown base wig and a pack of silver or white wefts and attach the white parts in. Luckily, they are separate enough from the rest of the hair that it would be a simple task of placing them correctly and curling them.

I would curl the wefts before sewing as to keep the lock of hair together and as to not disturb the rest of the wig. You may need to create a double thickness weft by simply placing two pieces on top of each other. Attach these together, and wrap the fiber around a heat-resistant rod of some type (a wooden dowel would work perfectly), and apply heat. Be sure that your wefts are heat resistant and that you don’t overheat them. Also be sure to let the fibers fully cool (and/or dry) before removing them from your curling device. I would use a hairdryer for this because it would be faster, though hot water would also work well. Be careful to keep the fiber in a smooth, single piece. Spray with a small amount of hairspray when done to help keep the fibers in place. Repeat for each lock of white hair that you need, and then sew them into the wig.

If you want a more defined look, you can use a method similar to drill curls, which would be a bit more durable, but also may be overkill, since it would create a stiffer, more cartoony look. Which look and method you want to do is up to you.

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

anonymous asked:

hello!! im going to tackle maribelle's hair soon, do you have any tips for the curliness that is her hair? o:

Darling, what an excellent choice in character!

Check it out, it’s Maribelle. Also, Jenn is typing this post but is basically writing down some version of what Christine is ranting about from the kitchen as she makes dinner. 

I’ve seen existing cosplayers go about it in three ways: drill curls, sausage curls and “fuck it, this wig is curly, that works, right?” 

First off, to get this out of the way, drill curls:

There are a lot of tutorials out there for “drill curls”, those god-awful anime curls where the hair is turning in giant anti-gravity spirals. One of the best ones is Arda’s tutorial, I think. If you’re interested in doing drill curls, that’s probably your best bet, but that’s also JUST the drill curl option.

But here’s the thing: drill curls look great on really stylized costumes, but they are also very, very particular. Theoretically, anyway. Very, very, very seldom do they end up looking good IRL, imho; I find they tend to look hard and crunchy, and it takes a lot of precision to do them without them looking like a sloppy mess. Is it more “accurate”? Arguably, for characters like Mami from Madoka or Nui from Kill La Kill. Is it accurate to Maribelle? I dunno. I’ve seen a number of cosplayers do drill curls for Maribelle so maybe to some people it is, but I just think it looks weird.

Maribelle is a lady. A bonafide pressed-white-collars and artfully-sculpted-silhouette and crisp-white-shirts lady. I just think her character loses something when she has thick crunchy drills laden with caulking for hair.

I much prefer sausage curls on Maribelle. Sausage curls are basically huge unbrushed curls, kind of like jumbo-sized ringlets. Celtic dancing ringlets. This is what Christine did for my Mami wig, which is fucking awesome. Look at it. Look at it!!!! I love it.

So let’s break that down and talk about how we’d do Maribelle’s hair with sausage curls.

Maribelle’s hair is weird. It’s pulled up into “pigtails” but falls around her neck. If you look under her ear on the picture, she has a giant curl sprouting out of the side of her neck. Who the fuck has hair growing out from just under their ear? Maribelle. Anyway: it would look pretty weird if you did her hair just in pigtails, even if I would argue that’s the “intended” look… so I think you’d have to do what Christine calls “Ariana Granding it.” If you’ve ever looked at Ariana Grande and how she does her ponytails (I haven’t) you’ll notice that it’s actually only the top half of her hair that is pulled up… the bottom is still down to make her ponytails look extra full. 

And keep in mind that despite her hair being up in a high ponytail AND curled, Maribelle’s hair is still long enough to pass her breasts… this means her hair is easily waist-length. If you Ariana Grande your wig, you’ll want to work with a wig that is meant to be in a ponytail, even if you let the bottom part down, as you’ll still need that clear hairline around it.

So you’d probably want something like Arda’s Jasmine with a ton of extra wefts aaand clip-in bangs. You might just want to get two wigs in the same colour (one Jasmine and something of a similar length but not ponytail); you’ll just cut apart this extra wig and use it for wefts, as it’s cheaper than just buying wefts! You could even do three wigs if you are particularly insane. Christine plans to use FOUR – FOUR FUCKING WIGS?! – to do her Rose Quartz wig from Steven Universe. (I don’t even… what the fuck… my neck hurts just thinking about it…)

So it’ll be a thick as hell wig. It’ll be a heavy wig! But it’s for beauty, and beauty is pain, and that’s what Maribelle would want. 

So before you even think about curls, you’ll want to do the following:

  1. sew wig clips into the wig’s hairline.
  2. take down the ponytail
  3. fill out the wig at the back and bottom with the extra wefts. (This is what we did for Sumia and it was the best decision we ever made.) 
  4. Ariana Grande time; pull the top half (including the wig’s natural bangs) up into the pigtails and clip them out of the way.

Now you’re ready to start doing curls on the bottom. We’ll talk about how to do that in a second! Then, after you’ve done the curls on the bottom, you can take down the pigtails and do the same for the top. Then style your bangs, clip them in, aaaand Maribelle should be good to go.

“But Christine,” you whisper, “how do I curl it?”

Now we’re going to point you to a wicked tutorial by Wigging Out With Bobby Z: Curling Synthetic Hair. Watch it. It might give you a better visual idea of what we are doing.

You’ll need the following:

  • Wig comb + brush. Do not use brushes meant for rooted human hair because they are meant to take out loose hair. You do not want to take out your wig hair unnecessarily because wigs do not grow back. Plastic bristles are great, even if originally for human hair, but proper wig brushes with these weird pyramid bristles are even better.
  • A few packs of brush rollers like these, but pull the brushes out so you just have the wire coil and the outer shell. Those brushes NEED to be removed because they will FUCK YOUR WIG UP. You’ll want 1 and 1/8″ rollers; Christine isn’t sure that they come any thicker but those will be thick as hell anyway. (She used 1″ on Mami, which looks something similar to Maribelle’s though they hang lower.)
  •  A steamer. If you don’t have access to this, the tutorial linked above will tell you how to use a bowl of boiling water to the same effect, but handheld steamers are only a $40 or so investment and have many many many uses (such as getting wrinkles out of costumes that can’t really be laid down to iron) so just go wild.
  • Long pins like t-pins. These hold your curlers in. These can also hold your wig to the wig head.
  • A wig head, and something to hold it up with. You can get wig stands that clamp to the table edge or freestanding ones, but you want one either way. For sure.
  • Duct tape. This sounds batshit, but Maribelle’s sausages are hella long, so you’re going to be duct taping your brush rollers together end-to-end to make super long rollers. The video linked above will show you how to do this at the 8:00 mark or so.
  • Got2B Spiking Spray. Use this and your curls will survive any Risen attack. If you cannot locate this, a very high-power hairspray will work, too, though obvs we’re partial to that brand. Don’t worry about cost; wigs are not human hair, so they don’t need magical oils and chemicals meant for human hair. They need glue and shit, and that stuff ain’t fancy at all.

Oh my god.


Divide the hair into sections. Presumably you’re working only with the bottom half of the hair right now, as your “pigtail” parts are pulled up and clipped out of the way. Divide the bottom part into sections vertically: depending on how many curls you want (or how many curls Kozaki has drawn that day), this might be 4-6 sections.

You’re going to roll your curls as shown in the video at the 9:00 mark. HOWEVER – have you ever noticed that when you wear your hair in curls, sometimes the curls wrap around each other and become a single jumbo curl or something along those lines? This is because they’re all curled in the same direction. If you don’t want your curls to roll into each other, you have to alternate the direction you roll them in, so 1 to the left, 2 to the right, 3 to the left, etc. 

Set it like the video shows you – steam, let dry completely. If you’re not sure if they set properly, steam it again and let it dry completely again. Spray the absolute fuck out of them with the hairspray before you take out the curl. When you take it out, roll it out in the direction of the curl gently. (This is at about the 17 min mark of the video.) Your curl should be pretty much done at this point. If some parts unwrap, gently put them back into place by wrapping them in the direction they’re supposed to be going, and spray that fucker back down.

Repeat for top part of wig for the pigtails. I think you only need 1-2 curls per pigtail on top to look like hers, but depending on how thick you made the wig, you might be able to finagle it either way.

However, the “start” to the pigtails will look weird, as you can’t get the curler in that close, and it will sit funny. Use a blowdryer to gently heat up the root of the ponytail’s curl and set it to the proper place. Let cool. Hairspray the shit out of it. If the base isn’t super clean, it’s not the end of the world. You’ll have a bow sitting on top of it anyway.

That’s how you do it, roughly.

In closing, this got long, and Maribelle will thank you for your dutiful consideration for her ladyship’s impeccable style and tastes.

- Jenn and Christine

Ahh so!!! I made the decision to go to Manchester MCM literally last week after my absolute bae of a best friend politentacles offered me a ride with him!!! So last weekend I got some fabric in a HUGE fabric shop with some friends, and ordered four wigs. But I work 8 - 5 every day so I only had half an hour to an hour a day to work on the whole thing and ahh!! Im honestly really really proud of the dress, I forgot the under bodice today and lost my peticoat but?! EEEK!!

I did originally make some drill curls but my cat decided they weren’t necessary and ripped them out. (thank u gadget)  but oh gosh, I got such a confidence boost being Rose!!! Ive been feeling so down about myself/cosplay/everything lately, it was so lovely to meet so many amazing people and make new friends!!!!

My friend Nathalie helped me with the pattern because I’m useless and she’s a sewing god and my friend Sam took the photo!! <3 (He was also my steven eheh)

anonymous asked:

Can you do a little tutorial on how you draw hair?

SURE THING HONEY !!! ;;7;;)b I’m more than glad to !!

Alrighty then. I’m not so good with hair, tbh ;;v;; But I’ll give it a shot~ I’ll be focusing more on long hair, aha. 

First things first, the advice I always give, ALWAYS look at real life for reference. There is no better model than real life people, especially yourself !!! I recommend the catalogs that hair salons always have in their waiting rooms.

Well, I would say I have two ways of drawing hair. The one with a lot of swirls and individual hair details, and a less detailed style but with more emphasis on breaks.

So, basically, this type of detail helps me define the texture of the hair sometimes. More swirls shows how much finer and thinner the hair can be, and more breaks emphasizes the volume and foofiness of the hair. 

Let’s do some real quick hair anatomy. 

Hair on the scalp has many many layers, THOUGH, there are several major parts in the hair. This is usually where hair stylists will take the tip of their comb and separate the hair, since they naturally part there. This is also the areas where you can make your bangs or sweep your hair to one side. Also, remember that hair natually moves DOWN. The type of hair that has the tendency to stick up it coarse and shorter hairs, or hairs that are more curled than others. 

(also my pen pressure came back. )

Now to see how I draw fine hair v. fluffier hair. 

Finer hair tends to be more lightweight and stringy~ So the swirls emphasize that, in a way. Also, unless the hair is chemically or heat treated, there will be a natural waviness at the bottom. It also lies closer to the head, since it is finer. 
Fluffier hair has much more volume, and despite being heavy, it foofs out. When I draw it, it looks more pillow-y. Due to the volume, it tends to fluff ff the head outward and upward~

Now for curls, kinda ;;7;;

My old friend actually taught me how to draw curls back during our SUPAH ANIME PHASE. This was around the time when Madoka Magica aired, and so he drew his inspiration from Mami’s curls, and then taught me. And as I began to develop away from the anime-ish style and into my more cartoony one, the curls went from the rigid drill curls, to the wiggily and swirly ones. Despite that, it’s actually a very good base! The movement it pretty spot on!! 


Poofier hair, as I said before, is like pillow-y clouds~ Also, it tends to rise up at the bottom, so it’s length appear shorter~ Sometimes little hair stick out as well. Texture, like inner little clouds or short wiggles, give more personality and unique-ness to it. 

Now for hair with breaks, which shows my inspiration from art nouveau. 

Breaks is basically where the hair locks separate, breaking almost~ Putting these in, imo, adds more volume to the hair, or just serves as stylistic device  (~ =7=)~


Bangs/fringe. This can vary from typical frontal-bangs, to side fringe. Make them as low as you’d like, or as high~

Ponytails/Buns: There tends to be bumps on the top or the bottom, depending on how low or high it is. Also be wary of the natural poofiness of some hair textures that is emphasized with ponytails/buns!!!

Short hair: Natural parts can be emphasized here, esp if you’ve hawked your hair. Also, detail and texture can be added here too!! Emphasize the individual locks found even in short hair!!

Misc: More like shaved ;;7;; Basically, when the scalp is shaved down a bit, there is fuzziness, which I usually show by simply shading in that part of the scalp with the color of the hair~~~~

WELP. Also, have fun with cool hairstyles and whatnot, and accessories~ Play with how hair behaves with them~

SORRY ITS NOW SO INFORMATIVE. Hair isn’t really my forte (also I am running a p harsh cold rn ;;7;; )



Rose Quartz’s wig is finally finished!  The final total of what’s packed in here is four wigs, nine drill curls, and a block of styrofoam.  We don’t have a scale, but we’re guessing it weighs about 6 pounds, maybe?

This wig was made for and modeled by cjgren - she’ll be finishing up her dress this month, so expect more photos and a tutorial coming soon in our Rose Quartz tag!


Have a very messy Beta test transformation video of my Nui cos~

Still working on it, not quite finished as I need to fuse the wig, but meh…

patience is a virtue I do not possess