Cosplayer Arlette > Wig of Rapunzel from Tangled
- Styling Notes
- I started with the Really Long Wig from Amphigory, and braided it as soon as possible. Then I got several packs of 20" blonde extensions/wefts and sewed braids directly into the wig cap to add more fullness, then wrapped those smaller braids around the main one. I did this several times, bringing the smaller braids all the way down. There are also some wefts stuffed into parts of the main braid to add thickness. Then I used more extensions to create a "hair ponytail holder" for the bottom. All the flowers are glued in (I don't plan to ever use this wig for anything else, obviously) and I tried really hard to match the kinds of flowers and their placement to movie references. This wig is HEAVY! I had a few pins in it, but they give me migraines so I didn't want to go too crazy with those. The front of the wig is stuck to my hairline with medical adhesive. That's what mostly kept it in place, and I was able to wear it for several hours without it hurting. There is also a single short brown weft in the right side of the wig cap, for the piece of hair that was cut when Rapunzel was a baby and never grew back. The most time-consuming part of this was braiding all the smaller pieces and sewing them into the wig cap. It was also hellish trying to keep it from tangling while I was braiding the main wig. Also, I may have forgotten to mention this, but this thing touches the floor on me, which means it's about 5 feet long.