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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Riyo Chuchi Reply with quote

I am currently working on Riyo Chuchi from the Clone Wars for CVI.
I want to do her Tresspass outfit, because it is just so cute and it looks very comfy (and easy to bring to CVI)





But......I have never actually worked with a wig before. I am terrible when doing anything with hair.
I want to make a base shape from foam and glue the hair from the wig around it.
What kind of glue can I use best for this kind of thing?
Or does anyone have another bright idea that can point me in the right direction?

I am asking because I don't want to mess up the wig by just trying without thinking.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one I'm slowly working on myself. I've done a fair bit of wig styling in the past, and I know that this will be the hardest wig I have styled yet. I would make sure you have extentions in the same color as your wig. For one, there isn't enough hair in a standard wig to do that hairstyle. Secondly, wigs aren't like real heads in that our hair goes all the way down to our necks. At the bottom of the wig, the fibers will be really sparse. You're going to want at least one weft sewn into the base of the wig to pull up into that rolled hairdo.

For this, I was thinking I would do a soft cloth shape, wired to the curve of the head, and then would wrap and stitch the wig fibers into it. If you feel like you need to use an adhesive, use clear-drying caulk.

Here are a couple of my favorite places for wigging tutorials:
Katie Bair's Petting Zoo
Sewn wefts <-I much prefer sewn wefts to caulk wefts. They are much easier to work with.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice and the links!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to be honest, I have not idea how to sew properly Wink At the moment the ponhco is pinned together, not sewn yet. There are probably tons of people out there who now cry in horror when they see this because construction is going to be a mess......
But I still think I am doing okay (for someone who can't sew). The collar needs to be 3 centimeters shorter. Now it is too high.
I am surprised I can see the shape of the poncho a bit. It decided to go for a bit more realistic look of the poncho instead of the very stiff animated look.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks good so far! A possible way to stiffen the fabric of the poncho would be to interface it or I have known people who have purchased fabric stiffener products at Jo Ann or Hancock fabrics, depending on how stiff you want the fabric to be


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Puck,

did you finish the costume or is it still work in progress?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made some progress but I have trouble with the hair. I am am terrible working with wigs.....

I made the shinguards, still have to paint them though.
And the pants are done.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. Post some pics if you have any Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are plenty of ladies here who have experience with wigs and extensions. I'm sure between us all we can get you on the right track.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started with the wig yesterday and I'm not sure how it might turn out. I think I will post some pics tonight.

I'm also interested in the way you made the shinguards, as I'm still a little bit undecided what kind of material to use.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used PVC plates. First made a test in cardboard. After that cut it out of PVC plates. And shaped it with a heath gun.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's keep all further updates on this costume in the other Riyo Chuchi thread to cut down on forum clutter.

http://www.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=42710

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How's going with the shinguards? Any pics? Smile
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