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Pinkie Pie Hair Tutorial

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. . . and now for something completely different (and crazy huge.) I'm a big fan of the new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV show, and an especially big fan of the pony Pinkie Pie. I wanted to get some kind of Pinkie Pie toy but I was unsure if I wanted one with hair or not until I found this thread via some googlin'. Intrigued by some of the successes of others, I decided on a hairy Pinkie Pie and made this tutorial for those looking for a little help fixing her hair up.

UPDATE: I also have Rarity, Fluttershy, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, and Applejack hair tutorials for those that are interested.

(For those that prefer the older version of this tutorial, it can be found here.)

Of course, My Little Pony, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Pinkie Pie and the Hasbro toys are all owned by Hasbro.
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Lilbob2000's avatar
I'm going to try this soon.
I hope it works.
PonyMoog203A's avatar
PonyMoog203AHobbyist Interface Designer
She's so cute in the end...
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BronyNo786Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally I prefer to keep my pinkie pie hair "pinkamena" style, but this seems interesting. I got fairly close with my old hair curling style, but looks like this might work even better. I'm sure it'll be worth the shot. thnx :) (Smile) 
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Miko-The-FoxHobbyist Traditional Artist
I tried that on one of my 2 (I can only tell teh difference between them because one has the cutie mark on the right and one has it on the left) too, I like it. :3 Half Pinkie half mena loks out, but I like my full-Mena. *derp*
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PonyMoog203AHobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah, I'm just trying this out... Is it also possible with Rainbow Power ponies, who also have glittery hair? Because I have Rainbow Power series Applejack and Pinkie Pie...
countschlick's avatar
I would try to be careful with the glitter hair. It will react to your styling differently compared to the rest of the hair. You can try your best to be careful with it, but you may just want to cut it out.
Miko-The-Fox's avatar
Miko-The-FoxHobbyist Traditional Artist
At least I know. I have alot of RP MLPs. 
PonyMoog203A's avatar
PonyMoog203AHobbyist Interface Designer
I solved this problem with making a braid of it and I twisted only a front part of hair. Tail is also twisted with rollers.
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ZiddersRoofurryHobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks like you had so much fun doing it! Did you celebrate? You should TOTALLY celebrate. In fact I think I'm going to do this with my Pinkie so we can have a hair styling PARTY! That would be so great! We can have candy and soda and music and I can tell ALL my friends about it and we can style each others hair and oh hey I see you've got other art here I'll check it out I love art art is so AMAZING and I write poetry and draw too OK see you later!
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PlumpigHobbyist Digital Artist
Should try this... :la:
DerpyDewey's avatar
DerpyDeweyStudent General Artist
Think you'll do ones other than the main 6?
countschlick's avatar
Maybe, eventually. My life has gotten quite a bit busier since I started doing these tutorials, but if that changes, I may set up a poll for people to choose who I'll style next.
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DerpyDeweyStudent General Artist
Ah okay
I would vote for Derpy
NamelessAidan's avatar
NamelessAidan General Artist
Derpy is basically the same as rainbow dash though.
DerpyDewey's avatar
DerpyDeweyStudent General Artist
It's shorter
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shylostconfusedHobbyist Traditional Artist
i pretty much died at each of the puns. thank you for making these...and all the puntastic jokes <3
rubygaara01's avatar
Good! I was about to ask if this process would also work on a bigger Pinkie Pie, but as you mentioned I ll need to use bigger drinking straws or something else.
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LunarfirePhoenix147Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used your tutorial and it turned out nice, but Pinkie Pie's mane is now a sponge for some unknown reason (it's true, you can actually squeeze out water from it). What should I do?
countschlick's avatar
That seems odd. Perhaps her hair got to hot? Can you seperate individual strands in her hair?
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LunarfirePhoenix147Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, when I brushed it out, the top part of her mane isn't very tangled, it's still sort of smooth, but the lower part of her mane is really dry and frizzy. I don't think I used hot water for her mane though.
countschlick's avatar
Well, if it seems a little too messy, you can always redo her hair by combing it out in hot water, ensuring that it is all smooth and ribbony before curling it. Getting the ends smooth may require some very hot, perhaps near boiling water.
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ToasterStroodleItamiHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to use this, thank you for sharing the technique! X3 P.S. Pinkie is mah favorite pony, I have a lot around here lol
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SabathePonyHobbyist General Artist
I didn't touch my pinkie pies hair I only separated it and its already perfect
but then again its hair was twisted quite tightly when I got it
SunsetShimmerIsCool's avatar
I used pipe cleaners and it turned out awesome.
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