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The wig and headress are done. - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
March 27th, 2007
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The wig and headress are done.
This mentally exhausted me for some reason. And it's going to be just as hard to store and transport as I feared. But it's done. Now, I hope I can actually get it ON.


Oh, and there is no way I was getting the hair to mound up higher than the cresent. Just, no way.


And the head tilt on the support head? Hate it.

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From:solan_t
Date:March 28th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
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A point. Maybe I will play with it more later.
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From:solan_t
Date:March 28th, 2007 03:20 am (UTC)
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For Costume Con it's likely getting a seat to itself in my car.



But for, say, DragonCon.... I just don't know.
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From:clevermanka
Date:March 28th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
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usually relied on something like large mesh covered rollers to attain their heights

Yup. Even my grandmother, who had amazing hair (where I got mine, lucky me) used rats to get those side rolls in the 40s. Yes, they called them rats. I have no idea why. They were little sausage-type things. She made her own out of hair from her hairbrush, stuffed into a nylon mesh.
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From:silverfae
Date:March 28th, 2007 02:16 pm (UTC)
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I've never been able to find out why they are called that either. But I did just find an article about hair receivers, apparently a needed item on a lady's dressing table. I do know there are lots of superstitions about not letting one's hair go astray for fear of someone having it and doing spells, or birds making it into their nests and giving the owner headaches!
Maybe they came from that idea of keeping the hair?
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From:solan_t
Date:March 28th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
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I think it's the shape and hairiness, myself. With the right color, I recall they look rather like rats.... without the tails.
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From:silverfae
Date:March 28th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
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You're right, it could just be that simple. After all, we use rattail combs and backcombing is also called ratting the hair in England.

... and that headdress is amazing. I was wondering how you were going to pull that off.
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From:solan_t
Date:March 28th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. :) Although I am not convinced I really pulled it off. This may just be exhaustion talking. I am very tired of this project and I will be very glad when it's done.
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From:silverfae
Date:March 28th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
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You're just exhausted, I'd say. I'm sure that once you start putting it all on, the adrenaline will lend us to some really "squeee!" entries.

.. and I look forward to them. Someone needs to scrapbook this whole process for you. I would, but er... I don't scrapbook.
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From:oldwolf
Date:March 28th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
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Maybe you could use some of the older type/non environmentally friendly types of hair spray like Aqua Net, which are basically more of a nylon spray than anything else, to hold the hair up.
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From:solan_t
Date:March 28th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC)
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The hair is so long, it would still need some support underneath. Like I said to Kalimeg, I will might play with it more later.
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From:apocalypticbob
Date:March 28th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)
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I think it turned out great!

I just know I would make something this elaborate, turn up at a con, and no one would know who the hell I was!! I'd be forced to carry my inspiration pic around with me the whole time!

But that's cause I'm a dork.
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From:solan_t
Date:March 28th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
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No one's likely to know who I am, either, really. It's just not a very common depiction of Lilith, who isn't all that well known, either.
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From:awelkin
Date:March 28th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
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The color is good.

If you're interested, talk to me at the convention about how to get higher life on the future wig. It involves really uncomfortable to wear framework support covered with fake hair, but it does work.

I like the headdress very much. :) Good luck getting the bugger there.

Catherine
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From:solan_t
Date:March 28th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I was thinking getting the look in the picture would require, not only a wire frame, a really uncomfortable wire frame. :p


Maybe a rat on top of the second wig.....
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