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Ewok Village build

 
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thejackal327 (Jackie Elwer-Bernal)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:31 pm    Post subject: Ewok Village build Reply with quote

Another day, another build thread. I'm in the process of putting together an Ewok Village costume, and this is my first foray into the world of lace front wigs. I obviously need to trim the lace part, but I was hoping for some feedback. I just read other post where the builder dipped her wig in hot water to get the waves to stick. I might give that a try now. I've also realized it's tough to photograph the top of my head without making a ridiculous face Laughing
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Thank you!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good morning! Itís nice to meet a fellow Ewok village Leia builder. I Purchased my lace front wig from wig is fashion. And I am one of the ones who dipped the wig hot water. I sectioned off the hair and small sections and then I boiled some water. Do you want to have the water at the point where itís just starting to boil. You also want to make sure before you do this that you have a heat resistant lace front wig. When she dip it in hot water be sure not to ring the wig out just pad it with a towel and then hang it to dry. Once the wig is completely dry you can take out the braids and you should have the braid waves but you need to let the wig completely dry before you do this. That is how I was able to get the braid waves in my wig. I hope this information helps!
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thejackal327 (Jackie Elwer-Bernal)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, RebelKitty. I tried hot , but not near-boiling water. Iíll try again and see if that works. My next thought is maybe taking the flat iron to the braids, but Iíll try the water first. Question: do you glue the lace to your forehead? If so, do you have a preferred brand?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure thing! Not a problem. Yes when I tried this out for the first time I did not have my water hot enough so I did it again with the water just at the point where it is starting to boil and it worked!

Personally, I donít use glue to secure my wigs. I use tupee or ďmenís grooming tapeĒ. Itís strong, double-sided sticky tape that you can secure your wig down. Your skin has to be clean and makeup free when you place the tape. You can find it on Amazon. I hope this helps! Very Happy
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thejackal327 (Jackie Elwer-Bernal)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RebelKitty wrote:

Personally, I donít use glue to secure my wigs. I use tupee or ďmenís grooming tapeĒ. Itís strong, double-sided sticky tape that you can secure your wig down. Your skin has to be clean and makeup free when you place the tape. You can find it on Amazon. I hope this helps! Very Happy


Super helpful. Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to use glue you can try with spirit gum (also get the remover), prosac (strong hold like spirit gum) or for a gentler hold scotch glue. Smile The advantage to scotch glue is that it's mild, won't remove any of your own hairs and is easy to rinse out afterwards. The disadvantage is that it doesn't have a very strong hold, so it can only really be used for getting the lace to stay down, not actually holding the wig in place, so it depends on what your need is.
Both the wig tape and spirit gum will claim some of your hairs.

And I'm looking forward to seeing your process with this costume; it's a beautiful costume. Leia Buns
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