Hey, I'm Emily. Feel free to ask anything you want!
Recently I’ve decided that it might be fun to start to selling cosplay, props, and other little trinkets related to Avatar/LoK. So I’ve opened up a store on Etsy! It’s called Tuilashop. Right now the only thing for sale is a Korra cosplay, but I’m going to start adding new things like Appa hats, four nations trinkets, and a lot more! Please check it out and spread the word!
This is sort of just a tutorial/photoset to show how I got my ponytail piece for my Korra cosplay to stay in my hair securely. (I want to remake mine because I think it looks a little messy, but the pictures will still get the message across)
So I started off with a prescription medicine bottle. I sawed the ends off to the desired length, then sawed down the length of it.
After that, I hot glued the fabric I wanted around it (I used the same fabric that I used for my Korra top so it would match)
This was where I started to run into trouble. I had finished my hairpiece, but it kept falling out of my hair and wouldn’t stay up (like Korra’s impossible ponytail does) So I bent a paperclip to fit the curve of the bottle and glued some fabric around it to make it thicker, then used a mess of hot glue to secure the paperclip on the edge of the opening. (I felt that this part was really hard for me to explain, so here are some more pictures)
(I would just put my hair through the opening where my thumb is in the last picture, then let the bottle close around my hair. The paperclip would keep my hair from falling out of the bottom)
After I did that, I still had problems with the hairpiece sagging. (This part is also difficult to explain, so bear with me) I took some more paperclips and hot glued them in lengthwise so that the ends were sticking out on the side that would be closest to my hair. (They were also glued on the part of the cylinder that would be facing up if I were to put it in my hair) Then I bent the ends of the paperclips to form loops, and bent them to be perpendicular to the cylinder. Pictures ‘cause I suck at explaining:
Reasoning for the paperclip loops: I put bobby pins through the loops so I could pin the piece to my hair. Because of the positioning of the loops, it keeps the piece from sagging.
So this is how it looked finished:
The piece stayed securely in for a good 5/6 hours before needing any sort of adjustment. I hope this made sense, ‘cause I’ve never done a tutorial before. If anyone has any other questions, feel free to hit up my ask box.