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Tutorial: How to put on a wig by taeliac Tutorial: How to put on a wig by taeliac
Here is the last of the tutorials I took pictures for a while ago at school, for putting on and wearing wigs.

This is the one about how to put on a wig (after, of course, the pincurling and the wigcap business). For this part, you'll probably want to have a friend on hand to help you get it on, it just makes everything easier (trying to hold a wig in the front, while pulling it down in the back is not an easy thing to do on your own).

For the pins, I have found these via Sally Beauty & Supply:

Smaller hair pins - [link]
Larger hair pins - [link] (you do not use these for putting on a wig cap - these are for the actual wig itself, but I wanted to include the link for ease of ordering!)

Unless you're wearing an extremely light colored wig (i.e. a white wig), always get black pins (bobbi pins and hair pins) because they won't reflect light - they just look like the roots of hair.

Again, a thank you goes out to ~MedeaHiasobi for helping me with this (it's her hands with blue fingernails you see in the pictures & in the images :D) ~ you should go watch her, too!

Wig tutorials:
:heart: How to do pincurls -- [link]
:heart: How to put on a wig cap -- [link]
:heart: How to put on a wig -- [link]
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Lalottered Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you french?
taeliac Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nope, generic American lol
Lalottered Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, sorry!I thought that 'cuz of your name! It sounds French! It's very beautiful too!
FabulousFanfics Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is a really good tutorial set! I've used this when cosplaying and each con has been a success!
Skankee-Doodle Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Awesome tutorial! Is there any way we can get a printable version please?
taeliac Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I actually plan on it as soon as I have some extra time! I'm hoping to do a good PDF of it, as well as an iBook kind of thing, but the big problem is finding all the stuff to reshoot the pictures - wigs are expensive here in Japan >__<
MizunoPansaa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I can not tell you how much help these tutorials have been! I wore a wig for the first time ever at a recent convention, and man was it a pain in the arse! I had no wig pins, just bobby pins, and though I'd french braided my hair down both sides as you suggest for long hair in the pincurling tutorial, it didn't do a very good job.

I'll be sure to have the right pins for my wig next time! And if I haven't managed to get used to french braiding my own hair by then, I"ll get someone to do it for me.
taeliac Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
For me, the biggest deal is having a firm base of hair to pin the wig into, to hold it in place. Wig pins just help because you can pin through the wig itself a whole lot easier ^^

If you need a firm base for your wig, but your hair is naturally slippery, they make these things called toupee clips -… - they call them hair extension clips, but really, they're toupee clips ;P What you do is clip those into your hair, like in the back or especially where the weight is on your wig, and then pin under those, so they help take the weight of the wig. It can really make a difference depending on the texture of your hair!

Also, wig caps are a huge necessity - they also help distribute the weight of the wig over your whole head, and firm up the foundation (i.e. your hair) for the wig :3
MizunoPansaa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I have a wig cap, but not having my hair up properly, and using the little bobby pins really didn't give me a very good grip. I will definitely look into getting a proper set of wig pins, and possibly some toupee clips! Can't wait to try this again. Maybe I'll hit the hairdresser the day before and have them braid up my hair for me nice and snug.
Spider-Bagel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i need serious help, it seems like the the wig isn't long enough to cover my hairline so it looks like the bangs are like an inch floating from my forehead. or maybe the forhead of the wig is too thick?  PLX HELP
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