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!

-noblewoman vibe


-dark skin

-unorthodox hair color

-drill curls



-a shapely figure that even artistically emphasizes her aesthetic


Nintendo I would like royalties for your gratuitous digging through my brain for character ideas. A pass for the opening of the Super Nintendo World theme park will suffice.


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.


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

Smell a Rat update #24: Mother Goose

The Shard had its own station, about ten stops and a line change away from Kingsby.

The train to the Shard hadn’t been so nice this time and the suitcase that Milo had to carry with him had reduced the already cramped carriage to a total crush.

This was the kind of thing that put him off moving sewerside.

Nonetheless, the journey had at least been fairly swift and Floyd now had time to relax as much as he could and set up for the mission ahead.

The station for The Shard was quite unusual in that it didn’t actually lead directly into the building.

At least, not by any conventional way.

The humans had set the building up to be pretty impenetrable to rodents - by design or otherwise -  and so it had taken pathfinder teams working around the clock during the building’s construction and for months afterwards to work out routes and spaces that London’s smaller inhabitants could use.

Consequently, the platform for The Shard actually led them to an unused storage space that was near the skyscraper but not actually part of it; from there, mice and rats alike would have to carefully head to the official rodent entrance, situated within a large and particularly dull-looking crate.

It was cold in the store room and poorly lit, forcing him to squint as he explained what semblance of a plan he had to Milo.

“Alright. I’ve made my mind up on this: we’re going to try to capture her alive, but the moment she becomes anything like more trouble than she’s worth, we just put her down there and then and have done with this whole thing. Sound good?”

Milo nodded as he knelt down to the suitcase and flicked it open.

“Sounds about right to me. Do you reckon we’ll get a strong enough signal up there?”

Milo gestured to the contents of the suitcase and Floyd nodded, then reached out to take the radio out of the suitcase.

A small pair of microphones and earpieces similar to the ones he was accustomed to seeing on telephones came out of the top compartment, and Floyd handed a set to Milo before he lifted the actual radio out.

The unit wasn’t much smaller than he was, but nonetheless, it ran on a tiny internal battery and was able to send and receive radio signals to and from their individual kits.

If not for this rather bulky little thing, he and Milo would have to go everywhere together or agree to meet up somewhere. The only other alternative would be to carry a bulky all-in-one unit each, which would be just about as discreet as a firework display.

Floyd turned it on and pushed a button on it to connect it to MI6, then spoke as clearly as he could into his mouthpiece, “Ugly ducking calling home, come in Mother Goose.”

Of course, Kevin answered and his ever-cheerful speech decimated the otherwise perfect quiet. “Mother Goose copies good. I’ll be here for you guys, just call in whatever you need and I’ll get it to you. Over.”

Floyd turned to Milo and shrugged, “Thanks, Mother Goose, we’ll keep you posted. Ugly Duckling Out.”

He put his microphone and speaker into his pockets and took hold of the radio, then dragged it over to a corner behind some old boxes of soup and left it there.

A particularly large spider didn’t seem too happy about him putting it there, but at least that told him that the storeroom was indeed almost completely unused by humans and therefore the station and its users were about as safe as they could be, this close to the human domain.

“Alright MIlo. You ready?”

Milo nodded and pulled on his gloves, then leaned in to kiss him.

Neither of them wanted to say it, but it was pretty obvious from the way he did it that Milo meant that to be a kiss goodbye.

In case one of them didn’t make it.

He felt profoundly uncomfortable walking into the big box and down the stairs that had been carved out by whole teams of rodents into the main foyer for The Shard.

As the foyer above was used by humans that poured in and out of the massive skyscraper, so the many rodents of London all congregated in an equally glamorous grand foyer, or about as glamorous as was possible with the materials and resources available to rodents.

Single LED lights inset in the ceiling bathed the cavernous room in cold white light and light grey paint covered the bare walls while on the floor, tiny pieces of garishly coloured plastic had been set in the concrete to form a mosaic that depicted a rather affluent young rat woman holding a suitcase, ready either to go somewhere important, or do something important.

She was up to something important though, and that was the main thing.

Without noticing it, he began holding and fiddling with his old Pathfinders’ identification badge: MI6 saw fit to have him keep that years ago, so that he would have a genuine piece of I.D. to use whenever he went out within the UK.

The problem was, he now felt guilty masquerading as a pathfinder around the building, because he knew just how many pathfinders had all met their demise in order for the rodents of London to be able to use it, and he knew first-hand just how much it hurt to see a fellow pathfinder die on the job in a dog’s jaw or beneath a human’s boot.

The human drill didn’t work.

Milo shot him a look of compassion; he’d explained all of this to him years ago in a drunken stupor, so Milo knew exactly how he felt about using his I.D as part of his disguise.

Consciously, he stopped fiddling with the badge and with a deep breath, he composed himself in order to speak to the young lady mouse on the reception desk.

She looked fairly astute as she tended to the documents on her desk and had unusually large ears and short-trimmed whiskers, as was the fashion among women of her age and wore a flattering, but professional-looking black outfit over her well groomed white fur.

They came up to her together and gave her a friendly nod to signal that they wanted to speak to her.

She turned her attention to them fairly quickly and Milo took the moment that her attention was directed to Floyd to scan over the guest register; subtly, he tapped on his foot to indicate he’d found her.

“Good afternoon gentlemen, how can I help you today?”

She spoke with a fairly calm and clipped tone and Floyd found it endearing, but quickly, he washed her pleasant tones out of his mind and produced his identification badge for her to inspect.

He went to start speaking quickly, taking only the briefest of glances at Milo, who was trying to glean as much further information as he could from the unguarded paperwork on her desk.

However, the receptionist spoke first.

“Oh. I thought we were given the all-clear last week. Has there been another incident?”

Her tone was now much different: she retained her clear and calm delivery, but rising behind it was a clear nasal intonation and a slight waver in her voice.

It upset him to hear that sound; it was a sound he’d hoped he would never have to hear again since he joined MI6.

He decided to be kind to her and told her the more pleasant of the two lies he usually went with.

“No. No more incidents, but we’re here on follow-up duty - make sure no poison’s been left out and disarm any traps that might have been put down. Can’t be too careful.”

The receptionist seemed to cheer up a bit as he said that and so he continued, glancing again at Milo as he did so, to see the quick hand gestures he was making to signal the number of the room that Angela was staying in.

“We were told it’s likely there’s fresh poison been put out on floor thirty six so we’d like to check that out first and go through the building from there, if that’s okay?”

The receptionist nodded her understanding and handed him a master key, then pointed to a large pair of doors.

“Stairs and lifts are through there. Thanks for doing this for us.”

Milo thanked her for her time and Floyd did the same and they left quickly, so that she could get back to her work.

Floyd heard her start to cry as he opened the big main doors.


Double update for you people! I’ve been writing up a storm this week so I can comfortably serve up an extra large helping of sneaky spy goodness for you today! Woo.

Moreover, it would seem thaa if I use ctrl-c-ctrl-v to copy from the master document, it formats with regular spacing! And the same goes for tags too! I can just create a buttload of tags and copypaste them! hell yeah for keyboard shortcuts.

Finally, eagle-eyed readers might notice that today’s update is a bit late. I’m not rushing or anything, it’s just it’s a bank holiday, so I don’t have to post in my normal window.

And because you all love it, here’s the link. Your life is now complete.


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:

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