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« on: September 28, 2010 07:36:21 PM »

So for Halloween this year I'm going to be Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, and I'm starting with the headpiece because that's going to be the most difficult.  I was thinking a fun spin on it would be to make the headpiece out of black and purple fake hair, which works out well because A. I already have all the hair supplies and B. My natural hair is dark purple so it should blend well.

I can't decide what to use as a base, though.  I want it as lightweight as possible, and something I can easily wrap and secure the hair to.  I want it pretty big, my only idea so far is some sort of wire frame?  I don't know how tricky that's going to end up being though, maybe I need something a little more solid.  
Also, how should I attach it to my head?  Maybe just mount it on a black headband?

I haven't done much of this type of crafting, mostly just light sewing, hair extensions, pasties, that sort of thing.  Nothing this...  substantial.   If anyone has any advice, I'd appreciate hearing it.  

 Here's some fun pictures I've been using for inspiration!

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010 08:04:27 PM »

Here you go. He talks about how the hair was done about ten minutes in.

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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010 08:31:27 PM »

Have you looked at carving the shape out of styrofoam? Thats pretty light weight and you can get them in cone shape too.

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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010 09:41:09 PM »

I've just spent way too much time watching this guy's videos. I love him!
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010 10:12:12 PM »

i would also say floral foam of some sort, its super carvable, light and easily could attach fabric hair etc to it with pins or something. i'd get like one large rectangle for the base and 2 other for the horns carve and attach with maybe some kind of post you could stick up through the base into the horns...idk just some thoughts
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2010 10:57:11 PM »

Oooh, thank you so much, that video was PERFECT, why didn't it show up in my Google searches?  Arrg!  The makeup tutorial is going to be a big help too, even though I can't afford MAC or Kryolan and probably won't do green skin since I might have to do a burlesque show that same night and need to be semi-versatile. 

I never even thought of using floral foam, which is shameful considering my mother used to be a florist.  I think that's going to be my course of action, I'll probably use floral wire to attach the horns to a big headband and then pin my natural hair up and around to hide the seams.  I might try to trim my bangs into a V, but I think it's more likely that I'll just use a TON of gel to make myself a devilock sort of thing.   

Now I just need to make myself a badass cloak with a giant collar and loooong ragged bell sleeves.

On an unrelated note, I finally convinced the boyfriend to let me make him a Dementor (from Harry Potter) costume, even though he absolutely does NOT do Halloween.  I blame his painfully repressed religious upbringing, but it's nice to know he'll make sacrifices for me.  Cheesy  A Dementor and Maleficent sounds like a very romantic pairing.
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2010 06:01:56 AM »

Ohhh I love Dementors!!!! My husband is going to be Lucious Malfoy, he ready has the super blonde long hair a d the piercing blue eyes, you guys are going to be so awesomely dressed....can't wait to see pics

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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2010 07:35:28 AM »

If you aren't set on hair for the headpiece, I was thinking you might do electrical tape. Her headpiece is very defined and segmented, like horns. Hair doesn't quite fit the bill for me but it would look cute. That video tutorial was AWESOME.

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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2010 09:05:38 PM »

Possibly paper mache if nothing else works.

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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2010 03:59:58 PM »

Oooh, electrical tape sounds like it would be pretty cool.  I was going to do the segmenting by using different colors of hair, like a sort of swirl of black and purples.  Gaaah, I really need to get started on it!  Time's running out!
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