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Judal/Judar Wig Tutorial by Malindachan Judal/Judar Wig Tutorial by Malindachan
As promised, here's a tutorial on how I made my Judal wig! After learning more about spray/expanding foam, I decided to give it a shot since it would be cost efficient and less messy than shaving down normal Styrofoam balls. This youtube video by Mogrymillian is a great intro to using spray/expanding foam! [link]

The awesome part was that it wasn't too heavy! It stayed on my head even before I added wig clips, though I did add some anyway in both the front and back just in case. It only started to feel heavy after I had been wearing it for a few hours.

I'll also go ahead and post photos from using insulation foam and upholstery foam, though I feel the expanding foam is my favorite so far. :)

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:iconladynezumi:
LadyNezumi Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
That is neat!!
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Adventure-Cosplay9 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
oh my goodness, this is so amazing! I wish I could do this! Your tutorial helps a bunch!
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niaryusuke Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi, I just wanna ask what kind of glue did u use?
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Amoraseth Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
This is great, thank you for putting it together.
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MaeyMaeyCute Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist
How did you attach the string of balls to the nape of the wig? Did you use all of the hair in the rat tail to cover the balls or is some of it threaded through the balls along with the thread?
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chibimaker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So this is a Vegas wig and the long clip ponytail, or a long weft from Arda-Wigs?
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chibimaker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

this is frightening

but

but kudos to your dedication

I'll try figuring it out :iconcraiplz:

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NinjasGiveYouWings Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm thinking about doing a judal cosplay and I like your wig a lot more than what I can buy online. So, don't mind me asking... how long was the clip on ponytail that you got?
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NekoNamiCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic tutorial! (I was the one who asked about a Jasmine wig tutorial on the Arda Wigs forum). This was so helpful!  Thank you!  :)
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DizDear Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
My God o_o

In the end how much did you spend on wig + wefts for this bad-boy if you don't mind me asking?
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I get a cool discount for working at the company, but if I was a normal customer, wig materials would have only been $50.
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DizDear Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
oh wow that's super inexpensive o_o
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AceKeybladeMaster Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013   General Artist
It is amazing how much work you put into this wig, and the results really show! It looks perfect!
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:iconailisea:
Ailisea Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist
This is pure genius! Thank you so much for sharing it with us, will be very useful. :)
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Seliphra Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I see you attaching the wig inside at the top of the foam balls, but where are you attachint the pieces of the wig on the subsquent balls? You have not mentioned that at all and as I need to do something similar for a wig I need to know
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've replied to your note.
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allanime247 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Huh, I was wondering how that worked.
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:iconkiranuel:
Kiranuel Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Thank you! ;w;
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:iconvelvetsoulpanda:
VelvetSoulPanda Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Fantastic tutorial!
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Sarahalexis13 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool wig :)
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:iconjiajem:
JiaJem Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
I would have bought a million styrofoam balls and shaved them down... waaaaay more expensive than a can or 2 of expanding foam! Great idea!
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:iconmaggifan:
maggifan Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! You are a genius of wigs! :date:
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SephieUchiha Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is actually very helpful since I'm also doing Judal and was wondering how to even begin with this wig. Thank you for this.
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DestructiveDoll Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
This is seriously amazing!! I hope when I make mine it ends up coming out half as amazing a yours did!! I mean it' just so pretty!!!
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Ria-Pia Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist
You're so amazing!
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Sheriru-Pilot Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Woooow :O crazy
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THEDORKYWEIRDO Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is amazing! Seeing your cosplays and tutorials always inspire me to do something similar myself...sigh, if only I had the money :( This time next year i'l have a summer job!...but my nearest convention is in the next country over...damn xD
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LividDoll Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
So this is what you were working on during the mooovie~! <3 Great job.
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kuro-heise Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I do wonder how heavy the insulation foam is even though it's spray O_O
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Malindachan Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very light! :)
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Airoshi Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That stuff looks like mashed potato's at first XD but damn.... I would not have the attention span for this. You're an amazing and dedicated cosplayer; keep up the good work! : D
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Malindachan Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha I felt like I was peeling potatos XD
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ReadYourHeartOut Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Writer
Wow. You are...just amazing. How long did this take? I wish I could pull this off... I don't know how the heck I'm ever going to get my own Judal hair together; my styling skills are nowhere near this level. v_v
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It took me 3-4 days.
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:icontheblackdash:
theblackdash Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Your wigs and tutorials always amaze me. :)
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:iconmusasgal:
musasgal Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow....was it heavy when you put the wig on after it has been made?
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not too heavy. It only really started to feel heavy after I was wearing it for several hours. I also added some wig clips in the back to keep the ponytail from stretching the wig back.
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TheBlackMiku Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where has this tutorial been all my life?
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Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow, I've never heard of that kind of foam! Do you have to use gloves handling it or is it safe to work with?
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Malindachan Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't use gloves, though I'd use them if you try handling them before it's fully cured.
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Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Photographer
So it probably isn't the most ideal thing for shaping more complex objects then. Then again, I think I'm looking at it more like clay than something like insulation, so it pretty much defeats the purpose anyway.
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Malindachan Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can make some pretty complex shapes with it. It's really firm once it's cured, and it's easy to cut. I suppose it depends on how intricate you want to get. This video tutorial shows how to use it for props: [link]
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Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Photographer
That seems a little tricky not trying to cut the cardboard pattern; I watch =CanineHybrid who does Pokemon fursuits with that large green foam, and it looks like a similar process (albeit less gluing). The expanding foam looks very sturdy and good for props though.
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