These historic vessels—the Mothball Fleet—served their country in four wars: After a decade of impasse, the ghost fleet is slowly dwindling as the ships are towed out one-by-one for scrapping. About 15 retired ships are already gone; bythe entire fleet will be just a memory. Sneaking on-board required months of planning and coordination, and it involved taking significant risks.
I've done that before with my Canal Vorfeed costume and, while it probably would've been worth the money, I just couldn't justify it this time. All I know is that, in the five stores I visited, this was the only black ponytail wig I saw.
If you're going to make a Vanellope wig or a wig of any other character whose hair is in a ponytailyou need to be sure to use a wig that is intended to be pulled up into a ponytail.
Most costume wigs are only made to be worn with the hair down, so if you try to pull the hair up into a ponytail you'll find that all the seams, netting, etc. Here's what the ponytail wig looked like after I took it out of the bag: Ponytail Wig, just out of the bag It was horribly tangled and creased, just like any wig will be after being stuffed into the tiny bags they use for Halloween wigs.
I carefully brushed it out and straightened the creases with a flat iron on the lowest heat setting. I've used an iron before on cheap costume wigs before and haven't had a problem with melted hair, but I probably wouldn't use heat like that on an expensive wig.
Most experienced wigmakers frown on the use of hot irons and there are other, safer methods for straightening wigsso use irons at your own risk. If it all goes wrong, you could end up with a melted wig and a ruined iron. After straightening and detangling the wig, the next step was to get it back into a ponytail.
I wanted the ponytail to stand up away from the top of the head so it would look poofier. I found pictures of a few other Vanellope cosplayers who somehow used a styrofoam ball to make their ponytails poofy but I couldn't for the life of me figure out how they did it that is to say, I spent way too much time trying to figure it out so I gave up and improvised!
Here's how I made the ponytail stand up: I used part of a hole cover plate what you'd use if you removed a door knob and didn't want an empty hole in the door we had sitting around, an empty plastic thread spool, and a washer to create a base to build my ponytail around.
Part of a hole cover plate, empty thread spool, and a washer. I decided where I wanted the ponytail on my wig, and put the hole cover plate there. The plate was on the inside of the wig with the tube sticking out. I had to cut the mesh a tiny bit to get the tube to fit.
To keep it from unraveling, I used some Fray Check on the cut parts. You can really see how cheap this wig is in these pictures - only the hair on the edges of the wig is full length.
The hair on the rest of the head is only a few inches long. Plate hole cover in wig I used some black string to hold the plate in place: Plate hole cover held in place with string I placed the empty thread spool over the tube on the plate hole cover, put a washer on top and then screwed the screw that came with the plate hole cover into the tube to attach it all together.
Thread spool and washer attached to plate hole cover I used a sharpie to color the spool and washer black so they wouldn't stand out from the hair. I then used a comb and a lot of hair spray to brush the short "under hairs" into position around the ponytail base.
Wig with ponytail base. Unfortunately at this point I got so busy and frustrated with the wig and my horrible camera see blurry photo above that I forgot to take pictures of the next steps.
Briefly, here's what I did: Because there was so little hair on the wig that was full length, there was not enough extra hair for me to leave down for the chunks of hair the hang in front of Vanellope's ears. I used a tutorial from Katie Bair to turn the hair into wefts that I then sewed in place on the inside of the wig, just over the ears.
I used clips to separate the bangs and the "ear chunks" from the rest of the hair so they would not get caught up in the ponytail. Formed the Ponytail Around the Spool: This was a pain to do - I probably did it half a dozen times and using several different methods before I was happy with it.
The method that ended up working best was the one featured in this Youtube video from Elizabeth Schram. So the spool wouldn't show, I used black string to wrap the ponytail around the spool see photo below and used some caulk on the top of the spool to glue some of the hair to it.
Using a picture of Vanellope as reference, I trimmed the bangs and "ear chunks. I used a hair dryer on low and cheap hair spray to style the bangs and curl the ponytail. Vanellope's hair candy Vanellope's hair candy Vanellope's hair candy I made the candy pieces slightly larger than life-size because I wanted them to show up better on the wig.Home Education, Volume 1 of the Charlotte Mason Series.
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