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I learn this trick from watching theatre plays or even other professional cosplayers suggesting it. When you wear a long wig, it could be ponytails or braids, they get easily tangled or stuck in stuff like your clothes, props, or armor.
This tangling could happen when you walk, pose, and even dance (Yes, I'm looking at you Miku). So this trick will help you have cute long braids or ponytails that last untouched for the whole day!
✦ Wig Stand https://amzn.to/3T7B9ZM
✦ Brush (that work for wigs) https://amzn.to/3UoSIW3
✦ Scissors (sharp) https://amzn.to/3DFS9AD
✦ Organza (choose a color that resembles your wig) https://amzn.to/3EFaQWH
✦ Tape Measure https://amzn.to/3hKPkqB
✦ Sewing Machine / Needle and Thread https://amzn.to/3UtY5Ub
✦ Bobby Pins https://amzn.to/3DzP8BT
✦ Double Sided Tape https://amzn.to/3hQ2jr8
➊ Measure the Length ➊
Put your wig on top of the wig stand. Grab the measurement tape and measure the length of the ponytail/braid. Write it down. Then repeat for the diameter, so around the braid. Measure all the ponytails or braids that you intend to cover.
➋ Measure and Cut ➋
Open your cloth and do the marking of the length and diameter. I usually do the marks with pin cloths or soap (yup white soap). Add half of a cm to both measurements, so when you sew it together does not get too tight.
Keep in mind when measuring and cutting organza, keep the edges firmly in place. Because organza is slick, it has to be weighted down to keep it from shifting while you measure and cut it. To secure your cloth, use tape, weights, or pushpins.
Consider attaching the organza to your work surface with double-sided tape.
Replace the needle on your sewing machine. It is advisable to examine your standard needle before using it to sew organza. For working with organza fabric, you will want a universal needle in sizes 8 to 11 (60 to 75).
Another option is to use a needle with a tiny, sharp tip. For stitching fragile textiles, they are often the finest.
Use the cotton thread of normal weight to sew. To work with organza, you don't need a particular thread. To stitch your item, just use regular-weight cotton thread.
To make the stitches blend in, use a color that is similar to the color of your cloth. If not, they could stick out and this might appear undesirable. Consider using matching thread if, for instance, you are using a pale pink organza cloth.
Perform tests initially on a scrap of cloth. Try practicing your stitches on a scrap of organza fabric before you start sewing your organza. This will allow you to check your settings and make sure the stitch you are using won't rip your cloth before beginning the job.
Set the straight stitch option on your machine. The straight stitch setting is your best option for sewing with organza. The simplest stitch you may use will produce a line that is straight and unblemished. For organza fabric, stay away from decorative stitching.
You could wish to add a zigzag seam next to your straight stitch seam, heading toward the edge. The seam will not be apparent because it will be on the outer border, however, this can aid in strengthening the seam.
Do not backstitch. Organza fabric shouldn't be backstitched since doing so might harm the material. Only stitch once and in one direction across your cloth. Before you start, confirm that all of your settings are accurate.
Additionally, keep in mind that organza materials cannot be repaired with a seam ripper. The cloth will be harmed if stitches are torn out. You might just need to buy fresh fabric and start again if you make a mistake.
➏ Hold the Cloth ➏
Hold the cloth with both hands. It's crucial to apply equal pressure on both sides of the organza as you sew to prevent puckering. Hold the organza with one hand behind the presser foot and the other in front. Maintain a taut line, but avoid stretching or pressing too hard because this might cause the cloth to rip or compromise the stitching.
➐ Try it On & Pin ➐
Wrap the cloth around the ponytail or braid and see how it looks. You can trim the bottom so that if you have a curl at the end it's visible (we do not want to hide the style of the wig). And then you clip it with a bobby pin on top to secure it.
And that's it! ♡
You are ready to protect your wig from tangling and you can easily remove it for photos. I hope this helps and see you next Monday!
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