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Tutorial: How to put on wigcap by taeliac Tutorial: How to put on wigcap by taeliac
Here is the second of three tutorials I took pictures for a few days ago at school, for putting on and wearing wigs.

This one is about how to put on a wigcap (after your hair has been pincurled). For some reason, it seems longer than it should be - this is an insanely simple process, that after a few tries, turns out to take less than three minutes to do, but I wanted to be as detailed as possible with pictures and descriptions, so it makes sense.

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, 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 :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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:iconblacksilkwolf:
BlackSilkWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
PASTA!
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ChibitaliaV Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Artist
Awesome! I'm gonna try this when i get my wig! Im going to have to use a bunch of hair pins cuz my hair is short and in caps xD
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taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
If it's really short, you can use toupee clips to anchor your wig down to - they're easy to get in, and you can find them at Sally's and sometimes places like Walgreens even - just put them in wherever you can't pincurl your hair, or where the wig is going to need extra support (like under big buns and the like) and use your wig pins into those instead of the pincurls, and your wig should stay put through anything :3
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ChibitaliaV Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Artist
Awesome! Ima try that xD Ive tried with like normal bobby pins and some hairs would just be sticking out >: P
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epicness278 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
thanks so much for the help even if i dont have wigs XD i want to cosplay but dont have any
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Myriam-Nora Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ouaouh, j'adore ! Bravo ^-^
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ProtectorKorii Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Great tutorial! I didn't know about the different hairpins! I'll have to get some. Thank you very much!
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creamated-chocolate Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Will this work with really thick hair that goes down to the lower back? Because I always had a hard time stuffing my hair in a wig. :C
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taeliac Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep, it definitely does, with the pincurls, or using two french braids down the back (I think I put that in the tutorial ^^;) I have the same type of hair, and I just wedged it into a wig (comfortably ;P) a few weeks ago, and no problems at all :3
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creamated-chocolate Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
I put my fair in french braids but without a wig cap. What an annoyance that was. :I thanks for the advice C:
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DamaraCarpenter Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
I have very short hair, about six inches or so at the longest, do I need to do anything to my hair like pincurls, or will the cap pin securely to my "undone" hair? :D Thank you so much for this btw! I had no idea why the wig I got was falling off and slipping like crazy! haha!
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You'll still need something to hold the wig in place underneath, so if pin curls are not possible, look for little clips, usually called toupee clips, or sometimes just extension clips, at somewhe like Sally's Beauty Supply! I haven't found them anywhere else, but they're just what you need - I can snap a photo of what they look like if that'll help! You just put them in in the same places you'd put the pin curls, and pin the wig pins under those instead of into the pin curls :3
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DamaraCarpenter Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! And yes! Pictures would be amazing! :D
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Urufuyasha6 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
ummm can it still work with hair that is long to the buttocks? will it look normal with a wig or do i need something else?
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taeliac Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes! It definitely will still work - you can either have someone help you pincurl your hair (my hair is that long, and that is what I do) or, you can put your hair into two french or dutch braids (one on either side) and cross them under the base of your skull (kind of like a "U" shape) - that way, there isn't any visible bulk to make the wig look funny! You put the wig cap on in the same way, and it should all be good! :3

Just a word of warning - practice it a couple of times before you plan on wearing it, just so that you don't get frustrated doing it ;p
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Urufuyasha6 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
thank you! i've been very worried that if i buy a wig and cap i will regret it because it won't look right, thank you for the info! and luckily i know how to french braid~ :icononibowplz:
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LadyEmrys Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Oh wow, this is very helpful! I've seen wig pins before but never knew what they were lol. Thanks!
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taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: No problem! I know, I was confused the first time I saw them (I accidentally bought them instead of bobby pins...)
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Mexylove Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Hey, I have a question - could you give me the link to the pins you used? The links you provide go straight to the SallyBeauty homepage and I haven't the faintest clue which pins to buy XD
And it's a really good tutorial, I'm going to use it as guidance when I get my L wig :D
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taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah poop! They changed their web sit, which is why it's not working, I think :O

Here are the shorter pins : [link]
And the longer pins for in the back : [link]

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Mexylove Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Thanks very much! :D
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RoyMustangLover Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Your tutorial is very helpful! I'm going to be trying these techniques the next time I put on my wigs!
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taeliac Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hooray! I'm happy to hear it - they really do make it a lot easier to wear for a long time :D
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RoyMustangLover Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
And also, I've been trying to figure out a better way to pin my hair up as well since I got long hair so this should really come in handy. Thanks a lot for putting up the tutorials! :D
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bluespirit001 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Student Photographer
Awesome! Thank you for this! :iconthank-youplz:
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taeliac Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe, any time! I'm always happy to help, especially when I learn something new :D
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chronocrusader5 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey! I've never purchased a wig or worn a wig before, but I know I'm going to be needing a wig cap. Since you already have this LOVELY tutorial posted, (thank you, by the way, for doing so! :D) and you said you've been putting on wigs alot for people in plays (etc) do you know where I can buy a good quality wig cap? I don't even know where to start looking, so even if you could give me a nudge in the right direction, that would be great. :)
Thank you so much!
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh! Wig caps are generally wig caps, there isn't a better quality one versus another that I've noticed (except for home-made one's, those can be dodgy, cuz they're usually made from a knee-high stocking, and they tear so easily!)

I would recommend starting at a place like Sally's, or sometimes, even Walgreens... there is next to no difference between a knit cap "Du-rag" thing (as long as it's about the weight of a pantyhose stocking) and a wig cap, which is why finding wig caps can be hard ;P

Otherwise, places like Amphigory.com and Cosworx.com should have them, too :D
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chronocrusader5 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D
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Time4Raiding Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool, next up on my ajenda, making wigs, tommarow though im like way tiered its 2:00 AM here
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taeliac Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: Definitely give it a try, they're rather fun!
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diznee4me Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
I'm glad I found these tutorials. I'm planning on making a wig for my costume for Halloween this year out of yarn, so it's going to be kind of heavy. I'm trying to find an easy way to make it and wear it. So far, it's not going to be *too* hard. XD
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Inufan078 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful! Thanks a lot for this tutorial! But I have one quick question if you don't mind! You see I don't have a Walgreens or a Sally's where I live since I'm in Canada, so I was wondering... I've seen similar clips at Wal-mart, I think "Goody" was the brand name? Would they possibly be it? Or are there just cheap imitations of wig pins?
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taeliac Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I actually think that those pins are the same thing, just a different brand/manufacturer! The key is that they're "U" shaped at the end :D I hope that helps! :glomp:
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Inufan078 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
alright, thanks! That's helps alot! Thanks for the speedy reply!
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AngstLioness Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
what if you have short choppy hair?
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're going to still put on the wig cap, but instead of pinning it into pin curls, you need to buy toupee clips, and pin those into your hair in the same places as you would have those key pincurls in the previous tutorial ~ then, you just pin under those, instead :D
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AngelicHeart Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008   Artisan Crafter
amazing tutorial! thank you so much! ;O; <33
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taeliac Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Any time! I know when I first started cosplaying,I couldn't find anything to tell me how to put on the stupid wigs, so I had to do one :D
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AngelicHeart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008   Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad that i have found such a great tutorial! Now i know the trick in how to hold the wig in the front of my hairline! hehe :D Thank you! :heart:
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ShrimpyMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I kinda need this.... wig caps are terrible to put on (at least for me >_> ) .. and they look so stupid-funny when one's wearing then, too..! XD
Never thought of using wigpins..! O__o
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taeliac Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: I hear you - I look horrible, but they really do help ^___^
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ShrimpyMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
then problem svolved! 8D X333
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SolitudeHurts Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
I have to do this in less than half an hour I think...0_0 I purchase the wig an hour before the actual convention, since there's no other way...I guess I'll try and do it in a public washroom. *sigh*

Do wigs come with caps? And if not, are they completely necessary?
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taeliac Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nope, they normally don't come with caps - doing it in a washroom isn't too difficult at all, if you've had any practice with it ~ heck, last weekend, I did it while my fiance drove us to the convention :D

If you can't get a cap, you can even use extra pantyhose or something like that, if you really have a lot of frizzies - if your hair is somewhat similar in color to the wig, it wouldn't be a problem, but otherwise, it could be a little visible~

I hope everything works out! :love:
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SolitudeHurts Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
I have barely any experience, LOL.

I'm going to do it for my friend. She's got shoulder-length light brown hair and she's getting into a white wig that's short-ish. Well, I'll try my best. Thanks a lot =)
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BrigetteMora Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Student Filmographer
Hah, it worked! I followed the instructions in all three of your tutorials, here's a picture of all three steps! No one knew I was wearing a wig, thanks to your great tips. Thank you so much! [link]
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strowberry Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Oh, thank you so much~!
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taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem!!~ I'm glad that it's helpful :D
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VasyaSolnyshko Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where do you get a wig cap?can you get them at sally's??
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