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Wig Tutorial: 1 high ponytail by nekomiKasai Wig Tutorial: 1 high ponytail by nekomiKasai
Ok first of all, Iím not an expert on wig styling nor has anyone taught me about this. I actually just saw a reference picture of how the wig looks like when it was done (not during the process of styling) and I just tried it for myself.

We will work of Terra Brandfordís wig. Because I needed to learn how other cosplayers got their ponytails that high haha! Naturally, many professionals would tell you to wear a short wig first and clip-on a ponytail extension.

That, of course, would look a lot better right? But only if youíre in a hurry or want to make it look neat. Plus, thatís two wigs, it could cost you. I chose to do it the natural way, because I assure you, it is POSSIBLE. So letís start!

Head: :iconkinoshi14:
Tutorial by: :iconkatz16:

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More details here: KASAI's WIG TUTORIAL: How to tie a single high-ponytail?

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:iconlucalouise:
LucaLouise Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
From where did you get your wig, if I may ask? :)
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh this was bought online. found it on ebay, it was very first wig~! :meow:
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IAmJadeHarley Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you think I could do this but put it in a bun for a damara megido cosplay?
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you sure can! just make sure you put a lot of bobby pins to hold that bun up. good luck~! :meow:
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IAmJadeHarley Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you this will really help! :)
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NightWind-NLR Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Hi ! I wanted to know if you had a similar method to do Lucy's ponytail in Fairy Tail ? I really like how, when doing it your way, it shows that it's actually the hair on the wig that has been tied, instead of a ponytail that "comes out of nowhere" because it's just a hairclip ^^ Anyway, keep doing what you're doing, because it's awesome <3
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nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
SANYUU! :meow: hmm, Lucy's ponytail is combed all the way from her upper left side to her upper right side yes? this is good, so when you tie the pony, it's just as thick.

now to make it poof up, i did a similar pony to my Misty (pokemon) wig. i tied the pony first with elastic band, but make sure to make it a bit loose because you'll want space  to open a small slit right above the elastic. Then you turn the pony UNDER and it should come out the hole like a plant sticking out. Tighten the pony by pulling the wig to poof it up~! 

here are more references: 
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:iconnightwind-nlr:
NightWind-NLR Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Thank you ! It'll help a lot :D
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:meow: best of luck dearie~!
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:iconforeverleaf:
ForeverLeaf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg thanks for the tutorial but do u have any tips on spiking or poofing the ponytail? QwQ
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't, i'm sorry. spikes hate me >.<
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:iconaimorragia:
Aimorragia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great,it will really help for my Sen Kagemiya cosplay
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
woohoo! glad to be of service~ hope to see some result!!
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UnderneathMe16 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is perfect for my cosplay I'm working on :)
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
haha by any chance, does it have anyrhing to do with ur profile pic? *wink wink*
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:iconunderneathme16:
UnderneathMe16 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yep
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesmesauce! :meow: best of luck then~
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UnderneathMe16 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks
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ay0106053 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you for such a detailed (and easy to understand) tutorial! I just wanted to asked, would it work for a side, high ponytail?
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes it wold. Just do the same process, but gather or comb the first upper ponytail to the side rather than the back. :meow: hope that helped~
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ay0106053 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Artist
Thank! That helped so much! :D (Big Grin) 
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GriffinHuntress Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, do you have any tips on hiding the back of your hairline? I have a blonde ponytail wig and REALLY dark hair and the hair at the name of neck shows... -_-
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, that is still a prob for me honestly. Sometimes it depends on the quality of your wig. If it is thick enough, you'll be lucky to still hide it by constantly pulling down the back of the wig to cover it.. Or don't make your ponytail too high so it can cover enough areas.

otherwise, I could advice two things: 
1) you can opt to use color hairspray. Get the same color as ur wig, spray your nape part just enough to cover it with color before putting on the wig. Be sure to cover ur neck with cloth or paper so you don't get stains.
2) same technique as the color hairspray, but you can also use color eye shadow / colored pastel based chalks to cover your hair. It should be enough to hide the dark natural hair color at least.

all methods are washable and temporary. I hope that helps~!
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GriffinHuntress Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, yeah... I'll check those ideas out, thanks! :D
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GriffinHuntress Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*nape of my neck. Stupid autocorrect... >_<
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Adreh Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!!! This tutorial help me a lot!!! I really need it! :D
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ur welcome~! :meow: 
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hedwig01 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Thank you for this. is it possible to use this technic at a wig with longer hair?
I want to make a Matsuoka Gou cosplay.
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The longer the better actually. It helps keep the actual length you want to show. 

Becaus if the wig is short, it will look shorter 
:D give it a try!
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SilverWolfInsanity Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This really helped with the transformation of my Grell wig that I used for my Erza Nightwalker cosplay ^^ Awesome tutorial~!
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! So glad it world!! :glomp: oh I love to see a photo!
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blackroseryoko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
How do you counter the weight of the ponytail so the wig won't slip backwards?
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you can add hairpins in the front to keep the wig in place w/ your hair. 
just make sure to hide it well so it doesn't show, esp on light colored wigs.

if that doesn't work, add more! Or don't place your 1st pony too high 
:D
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blackroseryoko Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Thank you! I'll be trying some stuff out soon. 

This tut really helps! 
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gambarre!! :wo0t: hope to see your progress soon!!
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blackroseryoko Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Thanks! 

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GraceMomo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Omigosh O.o amazing!! <3 thank you!!
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ur welcome~! :meow:
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Nefairyious Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha, those people on cosplay.com keep telling "but you can't pull a wig into a ponytail unless its a SPECIALTY wig! It CAN'T be done. You're SOL." and I'm all like: -_- You guys just don't do any research at all before prancing around like you know everything, do you...?
Awesome tutorial!
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anythings possible when you know how :meow: thanks for sharing the love!
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:iconnefairyious:
Nefairyious Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm gonna try this for my Vanellope wig I'll post a link and give you credit if it works!
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ill look forward to it :3
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vkunicorn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU ARE A GODDESS T-T

So if I wanted to tie a side ponytail all I would have to do instead is tie the hair elastic on the side, right?
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
RIGHTO~! :meow:
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vkunicorn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok thank yooooou :la:
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savannah1207 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a simple tutorial! :) Thank you!
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ur welcome~! :meow:
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ssumppg Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sooo much!!! :glomp:
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ur welcome~! :meow:
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Kira-Kat Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I tried this and it does not last. It may be possible to put up this way, but it doesn't last more than one con. It gets horribly tangled and it falls after repeatedly taking the wig on and off.
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