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Yusei Fudo Wig tutorial v2 by Malindachan Yusei Fudo Wig tutorial v2 by Malindachan
A long time ago I did this:

I hope this new tutorial is more helpful and brings even better results! Best of luck, fellow Yusei cosplayers! :3

Even if you're not planning on styling a Yusei wig, I inserted lots of tips and tricks that can be useful for all sorts of wigs with crazy spikes~

Much thanks to :iconex-shadow: and :iconkmrsworld734: for helping me take pictures when my hands were full XD

Top photo is by :iconboikem:

Yugioh 5D's is (c) Kazuki Takahashi

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KurokoTategami Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Amazing again!~
loli-angel-chan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you attach them to the wig? do you just sew the armatures to the wig??
Storm137 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
While I haven't tried to cosplay in years, I bet these tutorials will also come in handy for things like doll wigs too. (A lot of Ball jointed doll collectors, I'm always seeing posting in the help section of the forums how to get certain kind of wig looks. Spikey hair mostly is answered with: "Just get a fur wig." but styles like Yami's and Yusei's are not easily done with fake fur)
DaisyDogOx Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Holy Shit... This just may be the greatest tutorial ever. I'm totally saving this for when I get the materials for my dream cosplay (Yusei)

Cosplaying as him is one thing I've just gotta do before I get older and grow out of 5D's (if I ever do ;-))
BlindCatCresha Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
This is really going to help me with one of my dream cosplay. Sigma from The Epic of Zektbach. Her hair is really really complex xD
Noiz-Bleu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I have a question, is it difficult putting on the wig? Cause you know, don't wanna destroy Yusei's pretty hair. :D
DrawmeDrawyou Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you make a tutorial of jaden/ judai's hair???? I know that wig wasn't store brought. Pretty please with a winged KURIBOH on top????? :3
BloodDiva Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
She already does , if you look in the description there is a link to the wig and the to the winged Kuriboh is in her Turorial folder. 
DrawmeDrawyou Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i meant by Jaden/ Judai Yuki form Yugioh gx and i didnt mean the Winged kuriboh plushie tutorial 
Lolipuff Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Such an amazing wig! Can I ask you how you actually make the armature attach to the wig? Like, do you actually glue it, sew it, use magic ? O:
Shendin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Malindachan, I have a question: did you add three sides to your armatures, or is it just a single folded two-sided piece that you supported using some kind of stuffing? The pictures are kind of small so it's hard for me to tell. :hmm:
I still very much love this wig, by the way. :D
Silber-Kreuz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Extremely useful, I thank you~
delvallejoel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Okay, that is a cool Yusei Fudo wig I have ever seen, it look exactly alike.
OriSODEhime Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This wig is absolutely GORGEOUS~! ^3^
Did you ever have troubles with some of the spiky ends falling apart a few weeks/months later by chance? I just wanna be prepared in case anything happens to one of my wigs.
AtemTheWicked Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Amazing love the wig
death-g-reaper Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Now we know how Yusei does his hair in the morning.
EternalJustice002 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
This is a very helpfull tutorial, thank you for posting it.
Cyan-Vocals Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this deserves a DD as well, so much effort and such a brilliant result.
Carrotelino Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, thank you for sharing! it's a great help for cosplayers without much wig experience *^*
Whitewolfprint Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm using the spiking technique to style a Black*Star wig for my friend (we're cosplaying as Soul Eater characters and I'm gonna be Kidd) :D
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   General Artist
Your wig styling is super inspiring <3
Malindachan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you! That means a lot! :3
GokuFan13 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Do you have to glue the felt bits directly to the wig netting ??
Hasume-San Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the tutorial. I may try to use it to make a similarly ridiculous-spike wig... you are amazing! <3
AzureYugiohVanguard Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ok, Ill admit, thats pretty cool.
Blimmchen Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg when I looked at the old tutorial, I could see how much you improved in this one!
Your wig is amazing! And your Yusei cos is the best I ever saw! Great job :orange:
fangirl801 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Do you get pissed when people tell you that anime hair defies physics?
because this proves that everything is possible!
omnipotentmiku Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So. Fucking. Epic. ; . ;
SakuraCastagnier Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
wow it's so great!!!!
CloudFerraz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love you cosplay is very creative and talented, won a fan!!
Rammsteiner-Licht Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Just wondering, was it hard to put on this wig? It looks so stiff and delicate in the pictures. XD
PenguinsPlunder Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks so much for this
IVIemento-IVIori Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
When you glued in the highlights, what kind of glue did you use? Thank you for the tutorial! The wig looks awesome!
Raysfirebird17 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm Hopping i can use this to try and help with my wig, thanks so much for posting it you are awsome
FanCandyMedia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was looking for a Yusei wig tutorial!! Thanks! It's so well detailed! :D
violalulu Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist

GulsumYusei Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Woav . Super wig. I love it :)
Kitsukoh Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
wow amazing job on the wig + cosplay!
JiaJem Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Gonna have to experiment with the stiff felt. Excellent idea!
Xelhestiel Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
How did you attach the armature securely to the wig?
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I first pin it down at the base before I style the hair around it, but then once I glue the hair down I remove the pins. The glue and hair is enough to keep them in place.
Xelhestiel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Ah, okay. Thank you so much for the reply!
Yumix17 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow, great job on the wig :D !
reptoJane Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for that tutorial. It's great!

I am struggling with styling an Arda Malinka wig into a Naruto style for my son. I've been very successful making my husband's real hair turn into Kenpachi from Bleach, but working with a wig is quite different. I was struggling trying to get the ends of the hair to stay together; Got2B's firecan--while fantastic--just doesn't have enough oomph to hold together the spikes, even when blow dried into position. I can get everything to spike up, I just can't get the tips to stay together neatly. I think the fabric glue might be the solution that I'm looking for.

Malindachan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
glad to assist! Got2b hair glue (it comes in a tube) is another alternative, but I don't like it as much as fabric glue :3
shikaru777 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My lord, your wig tutorials are a gold mine!
lucinarodriguez96 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i need you to make me a yusei wig for a cosplay film im doing. please send it to Lucina rodriguez 9-12 1012 Arthur Stiles road austin,tx
78721 . i need it by april 19.
TheCresantMoonWolf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Thank you so much! This is very clever and amazing! :)
sadistic-ellie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Must... try... this. *A*
sammy-vj-chan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm gunna try and slightly use this as a tutorial on styling Dr. Fudo, since his hair is ALMOST the same.
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