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Hey guys. I've been an off and on lurker for several months now, after a friend from a convention pointed out the community to me back in September. Anyway, I'm a dedicated cosplayer, and last year I just learned about steampunk, and after a little research, completely fell in love with the cosplay concept. I've designed, and redesigned costumes several times until I came up with something that I'm somewhat pleased with. The only thing I'm having problems with now is... hairstyles. The costume itself is pretty simple [I just tried to find a picture of it, and apparently I deleted it from both the computer and my photobucket] with an underbust corset that has a tuxedo tail in back, a long skirt, bustle, and a blouse, probably along the color tones of charcoal gray, ivory, and gold, so I wouldn't want anything extreme for the hair. If it's my own hair that I would style, my hair is brown, currently just passed my shoulders in length. Or I could do a wig. Wouldn't be the first time I've done that. Anyone have any suggestions?

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jaborwhalky
Feb. 23rd, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
This one on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/user/torrinpaige
Has so so so many things that can help you.
I suggest this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N7_7_NlnF0
m00n_girl
Feb. 23rd, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
I think that really helped me out, thanks!
forfaxia
Feb. 23rd, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
Also be sure to check out the 'hair' tags in the taglist section, I've found tons of good hair hits that way.

My personal steampunk favorite (and it's dead simple) is a basic Gibson girl poof. http://intimelyfashion.com/hair/gibson2.htm

I do variations on it like pincurling my hair for an interesting texture, backcombing my front hairline for CRAZY volume in the front, or taking hair mascara and combing in streaks of color.
morganwolf
Feb. 23rd, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
Personally, I just love big hair. The bigger, the better. Backcombing, volume spray, Got2Be Glued hairspray, and the blowdryer are my friends.
m00n_girl
Feb. 23rd, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
Got2Be Glued has been my best friend with many past cosplay's wigs. It is definately something I am not afraid to use for hair that has to defy gravity =D
morganwolf
Feb. 23rd, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
Seriously, my hair is down past my shoulder blades and I can blast it with that and the dryer, and it will stick STRAIGHT UP. It's like a miracle!
veniceparrish
Feb. 23rd, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
I agree with the big Gibson girl poof; however, that tutorial listed above sadly foregos all backcombing, which is an absolute necessity of a good Gibson girl updo. Curled hair, backcombing, good stiff hairspray, and lots of it, and a blowdryer to seal th deal are the only way to get it. And remember, loose, ratty, out-of-control updos are very avant garde, so don't worry about it looking messy or "not perfect."

The other look I was going to suggest that I, myself, have been very attracted to is dread falls. And how much easier could a hairstyle be? Pull it back in a pony, tie on some fake hair and there you are!
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veniceparrish
Feb. 24th, 2010 08:27 am (UTC)
Re: dread falls
Maybe I'm blind cuz I'm not seeing anything on your profile. I'm not seeing any pics of dread falls or links to a website or etsy or anything to see your stuff.......
dreaded_chaos
Feb. 24th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
Re: dread falls
ooops.... very SORRY about that . I just recently signed up for LJ , so Im still in the process of figuring things out ! I had the stuff posted in an entry ..... I have fixed it now though , and photos are posted on my profile !!!! :)
sar_kaz_m
Feb. 24th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
FYI re: Gibson Girl hair
www.911Costumes.com sells Gibson Girl wigs in a number of shades, plus skullcaps, which are essential for good wig-wearing if one has short hair like I do. I have handled these wigs -- synthetic, but decent quality.

In fact 911costumes.com are a decent bunch, and carry everything year 'round, which is unusual.
m00n_girl
Feb. 24th, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
Thanks everyone for the tips, I think I'm getting some ideas now. I can play around with some of the suggestions, since the costume won't be worn until September anyway.
eonathorhalla
Feb. 26th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
wigs
The website makingyourdreamcometrue.com has Victorian wigs for sale in synthetic and human hair. She has many styles to choose from in varying price ranges and will do custom wigs as well. I've purchased two from her and loved both of them! I get tons of compliments when I wear them. In addition to her website she sells her wigs on ebay. Here is the ebay link: http://shop.ebay.com/makingyourdreamcometrue*com/m.html
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