TUTORIAL!! Cheap & Easy Wig Stand!
There are long neck mannequins you can buy, but
- the longest i’ve seen is only 20in (about 50cm)
- they’re DEFINITELY not sturdy enough! wig heads are light and fall all over the place without the ridiculously long neck, and their bases are never wide enough to stay still properly
- there are clamps and suctioning stands but you can’t guarantee that you’re always gonna have a surface to stick/clamp it too, especially if you’re working outside (for example bc you’re spray dyeing and you don’t want to do it inside).
- THE PRICE. in total, i spent about $20. Some wig heads are cheaper, but for the sturdiness and the height (and the tool that you will definitely reuse if you do any prop work), I think it’s definitely worth it.
- it took me 20 minutes to make. seriously.
Read on for materials, tools, and my process (picture heavy)
This project came about for the same reasons as the Ruffled Pouch. I could use a new place to store my toiletries and makeup in preparation for the next time I go traveling, and I’m trying out different shapes and sizes to see what works out best for me :D There are a lot of tutorials for similar kind of pouches out there, but I made mine with a certain size in mind, and also something that I…
Maybe some of you have noticed the newest topic in cosplay circles is social media and cosplay gaining traction on TV, etc. For all the fuss recently about cosplay becoming ‘mainstream’ and statements about it needing to be for fun, it’s up to you if it’s fun or not. Not the media. Not other cosplayers. Cosplay is rapidly being exposed to a broader audience. Not everything about that is positive, but it’s also not something that has to effect the way you approach the hobby.
When I started, the majority of costumes were satin or quilting cotton atrocities. We sometimes looked like a hot mess, but it was fun. I had others look down on me when I first started because my work was amateur. Craftsmanship became the thing people lorded over others. Now it’s facebook page likes. Someday it will be something else. You can’t let that get you down. There will always be jerks. There will always be bigger fish. This applies to everything in life. Just enjoy yourself and don’t look to others to provide that enjoyment or judge yourself by their standards. You will never be happy that way. Tread your own path and you will be happy.
No one is a ruler that you need to measure yourself against. We are all different and have unique things to offer.”
I felt like making a tutorial on how I made Sting, since I took enough progress pictures. :)
This was the first sword of this kind I have ever made. Add that I had no money and had to work with what I had at home (rubbish lol) and that I was very pressed for time and you will see why I made quite a few of mistakes while making this.
I point out most of them, so if you follow that you should be able to produce an even nicer sword. I am making a new one myself actually :)
If you have the time and money to buy different materials I’d recommend styrodur (a harder form of styrofoam) as base for the body or maybe rigid foam.
Please don’t mock me for my mistakes or for the poor editing on this tuto. ;) If you don’t find this helpful just ignore it. ;)
for the poor editing on this tuto. ;) If you don’t find this helpful just ignore it. ;)