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Saber Hair Styling Tutorial by RuffleButtCosplay Saber Hair Styling Tutorial by RuffleButtCosplay
Uploading some of my older tutorials.


What you'll need:
- One full length, long wig (I'm working with Kelly from Cosworx. 23 inches)
- 1 Pack of extensions (I actually cut up another blonde wig I wasn't using)
- (With extensions) A long braid
- 1 Wig head
- 1 Ponytail holder (hair tie)
- Ribbon
- Several bobby pins


1. Make sure wig is secure on wig head with several sewing pins along the cap rim.
2. Pull wig into a ponytail, about mid-back of the wig head.
3. Twist the ponytail to the right.
4. Hold the base of the ponytail with one hand, and with the other, bring the end around, over the top.
5. Pull the end of the ponytail through the loop created with the first hand.
6. Pull it through, making a knot.
7. Bring the left over around the top and pin it to the wig.
8. Appearance of bun after pinning.
9. Grab some extensions and start by putting them over the bun.
10. Pull it around tightly and pin the strands to the wig in multiple places.
--Do this as many times as you feel fit. I do it twice and bring the second one over the top of the bun. (see ex. 11)
11. Take you braid made of extensions and put it around the bun. Take the two lose pieces and put the ribbon at the bottom and top.
12. Tie the ribbon in a knot tightly, making sure both strains are secure. Tie the bow.
13. Hide end of strands and pin as much as needed.
14. Finished wig.

Remember that the wig will be VERY back heavy. Be careful using a wig cap, if it's not placed on properly, the wig will slip off. Make sure the wig is pinned to your head to prevent it coming off.

Other ways you can keep it secure it sewing hair clips in the netting or sewing clear elastic on the pieces in front of the ears.
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Palovianrose Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Do you think there'd be a way to do it without using a wig?
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AutumnxXxWhisper Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
I love your saber costume as a whole but I gotta ask how did u do her jacket top?
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darkempathkitten Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student General Artist
How do you get the little strand in the front above the bangs to stick up like that?
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RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lots and lots of hairspray.
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HeathKun45 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Kya! This will be so useful for my Saber cosplay I'll be doing ^~^ Thank you! I love smart and helpful people like you :3
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RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! Good luck!
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CarambolaG Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Thank you for tutorial! It's realy helpful!
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RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad it helped!
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Zhaitu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
It is very useful.Thank you for sharing. Could I share all of your Tutorials in my hometown COS BBS? I would like to share with my friends. We are new player. All of these will be very helpful to us.
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Yumayah Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
how'd you mak the gold dots stick out so much on your saber dress? xD
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