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« on: August 11, 2011 09:04:49 AM »

This year for Halloween I really want to be Cousin It.  I did it once as a child and it was awesome and I really want to do it again, however, I cannot find a wig or hair or anything that looks good and covers me from head to toe.  I am not that tall I am only 5'3" so I didnt think that it would be hard, but I had to abandon this idea last year because I never found anything that worked. 

I have looked online and  seen people do it with yarn but you can tell that it is yarn and i would love if I could figure something out that looked more like hair.

I thought about buying a few of the child repunzel wigs and putting some on my head and attaching some to a skirt to make it long enough but again I am scared that it will end up lookin awful. 

Since the people on Craftster are sooo talented and smart I thought that I would reach out for some help.  If anyone has any suggestions I will love them forever and ever!!!

Thanks for reading my super long post!! And for any and all help!!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy <3<3<3
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011 05:05:48 PM »

I gotta say, this little girl looks pretty awesome!

I say go for it! I think your idea is great and totally workable. If you can't get the right sort of wig locally, here's a couple wigs I found on eBay that are reasonably cheap:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Womens-Lady-Godiva-Extra-Long-Blond-Blonde-Costume-Wig-/380361056623?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item588f49216f#ht_3307wt_1139

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Lady-Godiva-Rapunzel-Wig-5-Feet-Long-New-/270773438604?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3f0b5ac88c#ht_1098wt_1139

Both have multiple available, so you can buy two or three and save on the shipping costs.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011 07:51:51 PM »

Thank you soo much!! Those look great!  Yeah I saw that picture of the little girl! She does look great!  I know that walmart normally sells curly long repunzel wigs...I wonder if I wet them or brush them if I can figure out a way to straighten them?Huh hmmm!

Thanks soo much for the response and encouragement! I am determined to find a way to make this costume work!! Lol!!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011 04:18:26 PM »

I recently straightened a wig for my room-mate using this method.

I didn't use a detangler and I caught the hot water in another basin to re-pour the hot water over the wig several times. Then I blow dried it on low while combing it out. I have uber-long hair myself, so I didn't have any problems with yanking much hair out of the wig.

Your biggest challenge will be to find a stand to put it on in the tub! I used a small aluminum chair, but since you need 3-5 foot long wigs, you may need to get a steel butler or something.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011 05:50:15 PM »

That is soo awesome!! I cannot wait to do this!! Thank you soooo much!! You have made my Halloween!! I cannot say thank you enough!!!!!  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011 12:30:28 AM »

You could get a few wigs, cut them down the part of the hair and hot glue them to a sheet. it would make the hair look layered though.
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