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DIY Momoware wig for kanzashi display by EruwaedhielElleth DIY Momoware wig for kanzashi display by EruwaedhielElleth
I made a display wig for my kanzashi! It doesn't look too great up close, loose, frizzy and there's no way you could actually wear it, but I think it's adequate for the purpose, at least until I can afford a better one. Of course, at the rate this loses hair, it probably won't last more than a few months, but it was really created for one display I got to do at my library, so as long as it lasts through that it's served it's purpose. XD (Pic here, I was so excited to do this! : [link] :D)

I also put together the kikyo set, ogi-bira, maezashi and kanoko dome for the wig. I had already made the tama piece and bun thing a while back, and I don't have a nezashi at the moment.

here's a closeup of the kanzashi set: [link]

It's made from three cheapo halloween witch wigs from Wal-mart, two of which I cut apart between the wefts and sewed them into the third one to gain enough hair to style. The front part is really messed up, especially at the point where you pull the hair back to make the side "wings", because even with 3 wig's worth there wasn't enough hair and it exposed the mesh if I actually pulled it back in the correct direction. I wish it could have been smoother, but these things definitely weren't made for brushing! Even with the widest toothed comb I could find, every time I had to comb a section, it snarled, became frizzier, and pulled hair out. I used a paper towel stand with the rod cut short to weigh down the styrofoam head, which at least keeps it fro tipping over. If I ever make another, I think even cheap wigs off Ebay might be better quality than the walmart witch wigs. (has anyone ever compared the differences in quality of cheap wigs?)

I used Kurokami's tutorial for the most part, although I had to use plenty of padding, and it just became a matter of shoving bits of hair into vaguely the right places toward the end. I couldn't keep the lower part of the bun split in the back, even with a ton of bobby pins.

(Kurokami's momoware tutorial)
Hasume-San Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a beautiful job! I love how the final result looks, and as the display is only from the front, you don't need to worry too much about the back!
EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thanks, I'm glad you think so! I would like to have a display that I can show from any angle eventually, but I guess that will have to wait for more practice on my part, and a wig that's actually meant to be brushed. XD
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November 4, 2012
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