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WIP: Merida wig by kasaikun16 WIP: Merida wig by kasaikun16
1st photo is a preview of my quiver, crafted by a good friend :iconmerkymerx:. 2nd photo are the materials I used for coloring the wig. Yes its finally done!! here's the low-down:


1) Bought a heat-resistant synthetic curly/wavy/messy wig.. we all know how massive & untamed her hair is. my problem is the original color was brown-gray-white
2) placed the wig on mannequin head & secured it w/ wall pins.
3) colored the top-half with colored hairspray (orange), while manually spreading/ combing the paint w/ my fingers in gloves. Set to dry (30 minutes to an hour is fine)
4) then i clipped the top-half w/ clamps so that i could manually color the bottom-half w/ Kurecolor pens: orange #215 & #206 (can be found in your local bookstores), but i only touched the white & gray streaks only.
5) i left out the brown part at the back so as to retain a shadow effect in photos & protect my gown from staining any orange paint.
6) next i unclipped the top-half and sprayed the rest of the color hairspray at the back the wig to cover the brown left.
7) lastly, i sprayed the whole wig w/ 70% alcohol in a bottle while combing the wig w/ my fingers, for the paint to set down & smell good.
8) set an overnight drying of 24hours at the most.

I did not dye anything here, didn't have enough time to so everything is manually done. But i will probably dye it the next time i cosplay her again, depends on the outcome in photos. for now this will do, it actually looks awesome doesn't it? :giggle: When i have time, i will edit this submission to an actual Tutorial soon! :meow:

**SPECIAL thanks to: :iconkynkyn: and :iconlolitababy: for the tips!!

Will debut this on FANTASY QUEST event this sunday. We have friends from Malaysia & singapore coming to attend it, such as :iconjesuke: :iconviospace: among others so i'm so0o excited to bond w/ them again whee!! :love:
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Haloland Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Omg, finally a Merida wig that's... well... looks like Merida's real hair. <3
Can you tell me where the original wig comes from please ?
kasaikun16 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww sankyuu dear! i bought this wig from our local wigshop :meow:
Haloland Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Aw okay, so I can't find this wig online ? I've been looking on eBay but there's no wig as perfect as this one... Did your local wigshop has an online store ?
kasaikun16 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no it doesn't unfortunately >.< i also wasn't able to find the perfect wig online, that's why i prompted to look at the local stores if they had any.

i guess it was luck~
horselover793 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
This is probably the best Merida wig I've seen around :D
kasaikun16 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awww sankyuu dear! :meow:
IMarriedMyFandoms Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very nice. If I ever get around do feeling confidant enough to do a Merida cosplay, I'll use this as a guide for the wig - most curly red/orange wigs you find out there are total crap and this looks fantastic!
kasaikun16 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
will make a proper tutorial for this soon. do look forward to it! and thanks! :meow
Kynkyn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Well done Katz~ :clap:
kasaikun16 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sankyuu~! :meow:
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