So, this will be my very first real post for this blog.
I watched the “Frozen” movie twice in the movie theatre and I really love the character of Elsa. Maybe Anna would fit my character a bit better, but… I don’t know why, it just had to be Elsa. So in february 2014, after my university-exams, I started with this costume. And this is all I had bought so I could start right away:
As you can see a lot of stuff, but of course not even everything I need. I started with her dress, but I will talk about that in a later post, because I want to show you the wig… and I’m veeery proud how it turned out! Took me long enough to make…
So these are the wigs, I’ll show you the daylight-haircolor in a later picture. Yes, I bought two wigs because they were cheaper than I thought, seemed to have the right color and came from germany, so the shipping wouldn’t take very long. And I was right. They were perfect! I wanted to sew them into one thicker wig to get the thickness of her braid correctly and 3 would have been way too much!
As you can see above you can see the lacing of the wig looking through. Nothing I could style her bangs with. So I spontaneously decided to knot a lacefront by myself. After hours of research and buying the material I need, I cut out a piece of tulle, marked the lines I needed on my wighead and pinned it in place, starting with the first few hairstrands:
It was a really timeconsuming part, but it needed to be done.
After nearly 3 days working on the lacefront from morning to the late evening, the lacefront was completed. I put the wig on, pinned the tulle in place and sewed it into the wigcap, looking like this:
Pretty fancy, right? After that it took me about 3 more days to get the wigs sewed together into one. I cut out the stripes of braid from one wig and sewed it in between each 2 stripes of the other one. Just be careful to completely stretch the wig and pin it onto your wighead. If the wigcap (and wigcap-parts) aren’t stretched, your wig might have a different form while wearing it on your head. General tip: start adding the stripes/laces beginning at the bottom. That way it will be much easier to get the upper hair out of the way (see second picture right below). I also braided the finished and thickened parts together, so that it won’t be a complete mess of hair. ;)
And after again 2 moe days of styling and making the accessories, it was finally finished!
You can see the daylight-color of the wig at the top left. I hate it when people think Elsa has white hair. IT’S NOT WHITE!!! It’s a really really… reaaallly light blonde. Our lighting indoor is really crappy, so that’s why the color looks so yellowish at the other pictures. Last but not least I sprayed glitter-hairspray onto the wig so that it shimmers a bit in the sunlight.
As you can see it is pretty much more or less the perfect length (I think I cut it a bit too short in the end, but I like it nevertheless).
My costume is in progress at the moment, the shoes are also finished by now so maybe that’s he next thing I’ll talk about. Only sewing-parts missing, like making a new corsage, a new undershirt and a new trail.
Well, I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.