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Wig Hairline Tutorial by Malindachan Wig Hairline Tutorial by Malindachan
As promised, here is the process I used to make the hairline for :iconex-shadow: 's Zack Fair wig :3

Though I've done lots of cheating with wefts/excess fibers and glue before, I'd like to thank :iconxhee-heex: for inspiring the idea to do this with hairlines. She made a quicky tutorial a long time ago, but she took it down before I was able to use it as reference. I don't remember if hers was the exact same process, but please check out her gallery and her amazing wigs! :3

First photo in the set was taken by :iconapertureashley:
Last photo of the set was taken by :iconalp-photography:

Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core is (c) Square Enix
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Wig Hairline Tutorial by *Malindachan Suggesters Words: This tutorial is obscenely helpful - finding a way of doing wigs that don't look so wiggy without spending a fortune on lace front wigs has just gotten a lot easier for a lot of cosplayers with the aide of *Malindachan amazing tutorial (and amazing results as well!) ( Suggested by taeliac and Featured by shelldevil )
xXTsumoriXx Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this!! :D I'll try this when I go to style my Doctor Strange wig.
cloudsofsand Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
how long are the pieces you're adding? Are they short or long? I am just worried about blending into the rest of the wig
Ridjan24 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
But, how did you style the wig first o_o ??
Ridjan24 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
I am preparing for a Raiden Cosplay from Metal gear rising. If you can, I would like to have a tutorial for his wig. thanks :P
grandpatoenail Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
yes! This is perfect help for my Loki cosplay! Thanks a lot, man!
Na-NaCos Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG that tutorial totally rocks! I searched for exact that method :)
Enayru Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I just want to tank you 4 the tutorial!!!! I follow your steps for my wig, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

here is my wig finished!…

;3 thanks again!!!!
Salmoninyaface Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
This is a really great tutorial, thank you very much! I just have one single question: Do you use lace front tape when putting it on, or does it fit properly?
Enayru Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hey! I just want to thank you... this tutorial help me so much for a hairlined wig I need to make... It was sooooo helpful... <3

Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks!!!!!! <3
MalteseLizzieMcGee Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for this tutorial! It will be so usefulfr my costumes
Senevilla Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Can you style the hair after you've glued it on? I'd like to use this method on a curly wig. I'd have to curl the fibers AFTER they'd been glued on so that the new fibers can be a part of the old ones in a single curl. Thank you so much - this really is a great tutorial!!
Rat-No-Care Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student General Artist
This was amazingly useful when cosplaying characters with all slicked back hair, thank you!
iPWNoobs Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Som1udontcareabout Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
RezidentPsyko Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
My praise for you will be unending.  You are wonderful and I love you forever.  You have just solved so many problems and I would like to extend my most appreciative and heartfelt thanks.  
red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so helpful! Thank you!
Suzan-Mc-Lee Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you sooo much^^

I made a Gajeel Redfox, form Fairy tail, wig with it and it turned out great :D
skeletonboxers Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i like this tutoiral its gonna really help me make an ishimaru (dangan ronpa) cosplay :u
Pawtastic Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow Thanks! This will be to a lot of help UuU
invisiblepandaSATOME Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Thanks!! I'm sure this will be a huge help!
shsl-luck Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aaaaa thank you so much for making this tutorial! It's gonna help me so much with my next cosplay!
Regretfulmuffin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
How did you spike the bangs? I'm using a vegas for a cosplay (Leon from Dangan Ronpa) and trying to figure out how I'm gonna spike it.
mrslovett94 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thank you so much for this tutorial O_O It has helped me a lot with my Sweeney Todd wig ^^
Thatīs a well- deserved DD ;)
MasterMetaknight123 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
wooow what did you use for the styling? The stuff I use doesn't work too well.
enjoithis Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Been waiting for an opurtunity to use this and today I finally did! It was so easy after reading this descpription! Thank you, my hero ; 3 ;
SirBrentsworth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Great tutorial is will be very helpful! Do you have a tutorial on how you did the initial styling of that wig? The swept back spikes I mean. I'm planning on making a wig for a cosplay of this character [link] and i'm looking for some tips.
gaming-goddess Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is really helpful - thank you so much for posting :)
buljong Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is JUST what I needed!! Thank you!!
SmallestFox Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial but I'm a little confused with how you place the hair on the fabric and I cant quite tell in the photos. Do you just glue the wefts flush with the original hairline or do you have the wefts going up over the original hair line and merging into the wig?
Manic-Misha Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted to thank you for this tutorial! I used it for my Saix wig! However, instead of fabric I used felt, and instead of tacky glue I used hot glue and clear elmers glue along with some spiking gel. It is fabulous, and now my wig looks great! [link]
Thank you! c: No more wig cap!
Oniakako Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Artist
Wow! Thanks this will help me on my wigs and up coming cosplays!
KiriSosha Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful
MrsVanguard Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
TheDeadlyUnicorn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Could you use anything else instead of fabric?
LadyShu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tutorial, thank you!
Kitsunekittychan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! thank you for the tutorial! <333
okami-chan1023 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
So im using this tutorial for my Cosmos Wig and Im curious, Can I use felt for the base lining and Hot glue instead of tacky or fabric glue? also, How would you wash the wig?
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well, if you used felt and hot glue, it might make the area super thick and bulky. So it might look a bit weird. I prefer a thinner fabric and the tacky glue because the glue can soak into the fibers rather than make extra bulk. :)

And you can't usually wash heavily styled wigs. Wear a wig cap to help keep your wig clean, and when storing it keep it on a wig head in a place that won't collect as much dust. Or carefully cover the wig with something lightweight like a plastic bag to keep dust off.
AtemTheWicked Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Awesome detail
nikkiolie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I will have to use this. Thank you for posting it :3
saphsoul Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Wow...that's a lot of wonder your stuff always looks so epic.
digitaleva Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I was looking for a tutorial on this for a while! My fiance wants me to do Zack from when he first met Aerith in Crisis Core, so I get the added bonus of making his friggen' bangs!
TheBadRomantic Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student
I'm going to be volunteering at a costume carnival running one of the stations. The other workers wanted to do a Hunger Games theme to our costumes and appointed me as Caesar Flickerman. I've struggled to find a wig that doesn't have short bangs so that the hair can be tied back or hidden, but Now I can actually have a decent hairline instead of leaving a few chunks as cover up. Thank you!

keruuu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
great tutorial!! thank you~
RoxyRoo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This will help a lot. I wish I had this tutorial years ago when I did my Rosso. >.>
kt-caines Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Is there a chance the hot glue will melt a bit where the fabric hairline and the wig meet, with it being by your forehead? My props started to fall apart because the heat outside was getting to a boiling point at the last con I went to.
narrendor Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   General Artist
This was wonderfully helpful! Thank you for making a tutorial! c:
PenguinsPlunder Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
fabulous, thanks a ton
ManishaChan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i have a question for wigs in general x333, you know the punky wigs? are they good for thickness? because i need a short but thick brown wig that'll stick up sort of in the style of sasuke uchiha...
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