★ Get Your Cute New Wig Into The Right Size Part 2 ★
Welcome back! Last week we check and made a tutorial on how to adjust your new wig to your head when they are bigger.
Now let's take a look at how to make that small wig fit your beautiful head.
The wig will be too small for your head and will need to be adjusted to fit. Unless you're using a brand recognized for having bigger wigs, this is a more prevalent problem. The good news is that sizing a wig up is typically easier than sizing a wig down.
➊ Flip It! ➊
Flip the wig inside out and check the side of the wig for ear tabs. You'll see that the ear tab is sewn to the elastic band that wraps around the rear of the wig. We'll need to stretch this rear area with a piece of elastic so it can accommodate a larger head.
➋ Remove the wig resizing tab ➋
You may use a separate piece of elastic for this instruction, but if you don't have any on hand, check the inside of your wig. Most will have a long elastic tab with a hook at the end that is attached to the back of the ear. This isn't beneficial to you because it's just used to make the wig smaller.
Take that wig resizing tab and clip it off. Measure and clip around 1-2 inches off the end. You will use the 1-2 inch length of elastic to expand your wig.
➌ Remove the ear hook from the wig's rear ➌
Return to the ear tab of your wig. Cut the elastic band approximately half an inch beyond the tab, or use a seam ripper to carefully remove the threads until the ear tab and the rear of the wig are separated. Take caution not to cut the wig fibers while doing so.
➍ Sew your elastic piece under the ear tab ➍
Pin the little elastic piece from step two between the ear tab and the rear of the wig to join the two sides. Put the elastic in place with thread that matches the wig or the wig cap color. It's fine if it appears a little sloppy; the region should not be seen from the outside.
But, you must ensure that it is properly sewn on so that the thread does not snap when you stretch the wig over your head. After you're done, put the wig on to see how it looks and feels.
If it's still too tight, add an additional thread of elastic remember you will still add elastic to the other side too, before you do that.
➎ More Wefts ➎
Most of the time, the little expansion in the wig cap will not result in any visible gaps in the wig. The top fibers will fall and fill the space. If you need to drastically expand the size of a wig, you may need to add a couple of lines of wig wefts to fill the gap.
Wefts are typically sold alongside cosplay wigs. You may buy these and stitch them onto your wig to fill the gap you made. The wefts should then be trimmed to match the style of your wig. In most circumstances, you will not need to do this, but it is an alternative if the wig was really tiny.
➏ Repeat ➏
When you've done one side of the wig, continue the technique on the other side. Make both sides as equal as possible, but don't worry if they're not exactly the same. Nobody will notice.
And that's it! ♡
You are ready to wear that wig according to your size and feel comfortable with it. I hope this helps and see you next Monday!