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Wig Tutorial: Creating a Double-Thick Wig

Wefting and De-wefting Techniques

Double-thick wigs are useful for all sorts of situations - they’re especially great for spiking because extra fiber creates an extra-thick spike, but they are also useful for characters who simply have a ton of wild hair, such as Jasper or Jiraiya. Even wig brands renown for their thick hair can’t hold a candle to a double-thick wig, especially when you double up on a wig style that was thick to start with.

Supply List

  • Two wigs
  • A wighead and stand
  • Pins
  • A seam-ripper or small pair of scissors
  • Duckbill or alligator clips
  • Tacky glue or a needle & thread

Keep reading below to learn how to make your own super thick wig!

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anonymous asked:

could you share your thoughts about the ladies costumes on got? like whose costumes you liked and when, which ones you didn't etc?

Ah, sure! Be warned—naturally I have a lot of thoughts.

I think the GoT costumes are stunning. In fact, the production design has always been one of my main reasons for watching. Most designers only dream of having that kind of budget and that many talented people in the costume department (including a full-time embroiderer like Michele Carragher). So the product is bound to be pretty great. I preferred Michele Clapton as designer, and the overall concept really remains hers. Clapton left after Season 5 and was replaced by April Ferry.

Specific Thoughts

As I’ve mentioned before, I believe the costumes were strongest in Seasons 1 and 2, before the budget exploded. Sure, the extra resources help secure the best fabrics and quality garment construction/detailing, but I liked a lot of the simpler (messier?) designs. i.e. what we saw with Robert’s visit to Winterfell, in the very beginning. I found the earlier hair and makeup much better too, though Cersei’s stuff was a little wild (I’ll make a few comments on wigs/makeup/styling as well, though note that these form separate departments in TV production).

high collars and layers r’hllor bless

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Tangled Yarns 10: Netted Stitch

Catch up here.

Elena is cold. She feels it in her bones, shivering in the chilly air. She’s watching the sun rise, and she doesn’t want to miss it. Just as she sees the sun over the horizon, she feels warm arms wrap around her, pulling her snuggly against a toasty body. She nearly sobs from the sensation of the embrace, especially when she looks down and sees that cross tattoo on his hand. No matter how much she burrows into him, though, his light facial hair scratching her bare shoulder as he nuzzles her, she cannot get warm. Uncontrollably trembling, Elena awakens from her dream, bereft at losing what she never had.

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anonymous asked:

Have you guys ever done a de-weffting tutorial, or know of any? I'm afraid to damage the wefts of the wigs I need to take apart so I've been puttinf off making my Condesce wig for close to two months...

We haven’t, but de-wefting is pretty straightforward!

  1. Grab a seam ripper.  You can probably do this with tiny scissors too, but a seam ripper is going to make your life much easier.
  2. Find the edge to a weft that you need to remove.  All wefts are attached by being sewn into the netting or elastic, so you need to seam rip that thread out to remove the weft.  I find it easiest to pull the weft back slightly so that I can see the underside, and then shove the seamripper between the weft and the netting to rip the stitches out.  Don’t just pull each individual topstitched thread out (the ones that you can see on the top of the weft) - there is a second line of stitching that holds the actual hair to the weft , so if you pull both lines the fiber itself will come loose. Seamripping along the underside of the weft helps target the right stitch line.
  3. Keep seamripping until you reach the end of the weft and then remove.
  4. Be really careful about keeping your wig detangled as you do this, or else you will have to spend some time combing.

Alternatively if you don’t actually need the netting, you can cut the net with scissors and remove your wefts that way.