In November of 2012, I created a wig for my Princess and the Frog, Lottie costume. This is a tutorial of how I used an old blonde wig to finish off my character. It was originally hosted on another blog, however this is where it belongs - in my costuming world.
To start off, research. Not too difficult for a disney cartoon, however going from a drawing to actual life is where the challenge lies. But then, this goes for creating the costume as well.
I ended up doing the wig twice.The first time, I created a wire frame to support the height - as I do with a huge Georgian wig. Once I had finished the style, I popped it on my head and realised that it was way too big. So in the end, this is what I did.
1. I popped the main base wig that I would be using onto my wig styling head and separated some long sections in the front out - this is to hide the building of the beehive. I also made sure that the wig was very securely pinned to the styling head so that it doesn't move once it is stretched to shape.