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Rainbow Dash Hair Tutorial
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Published: July 11, 2012
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Sweet mother of Celestia. This tutorial is huge! This is probably because I thought Twilight's tutorial wasn't quite ridiculously huge enough, so I made a conscious and purposeful decision to make this one much larger. I'd calculate how much longer this tutorial is compared to Fluttershy's, Rarity's, and Pinkie Pie's tutorials, but then I would cry. I have a feeling that the next tutorial will be smaller, but I'm not sure if I want to break my streak of monstrosity creation.

Anyway, I cannot thank everyone enough for their support in the form of comments and questions and displays of their efforts, both on deviantART and in this ponychan thread that had the bits and bytes bombed out of it. Although I stick to intended due dates like water sticks to those fancy stain-proof pants you see in commercials that probably do not work as well in real life, your friendly comments, faves, and cries for styling assistance fuel my energies to make the magic happen.

And, of course, My Little Pony, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Rainbow Dash, and the Hasbro toys are all owned by Hasbro.

Also, sorry to those of you that favourited and commented under this deviation before I had to delete and re-upload. DeviantART usually lets me edit the tutorial file so I can add the link to the deviation inside the deviation, but this time something had gone wrong.

EDIT: . . . and the sextet is complete with my tutorial for Applejack!
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Miko-The-FoxHobbyist Traditional Artist
Question: Will this still work on the new poseable ponies? I have a poseable RD, Fluttershy, and Twi, btu I dunno how well it'd work. (also, one of my Flutters, I have 3 BTW, has a mane or tail, can't remember, simalar to the show, so I'm happy with that, I kept the small pnik elastic she came with in her tail/mane and fiddled around with my fingers, she came out nice.) 
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I'm pretty sure it will. It looks like the hair amount, head shape, and general proportions are all roughly the same. You may have to be a little careful with Fluttershy's tutorial because it involves wrapping hair and elastics around legs, but I think it should still work out fine.
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Miko-The-FoxHobbyist Traditional Artist
Got it! So I shouldn't touch the wings then, cause when the wings are pinched together, the legs move forwar. ._. Might break the toy or the elastics if I try that XD
gfizlife's avatar
gfizlifeHobbyist General Artist
I used this on my Lyra as well (they seem to have similar manes)
Esmerose1's avatar
It's really small!
ZiddersRoofurry's avatar
ZiddersRoofurryHobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course it's awesome. It's Dash. Like it could ever NOT rock!
TheGreatEater's avatar
What exactly is her mane style called? I tried looking it up, but nothing pops up. 
countschlick's avatar
Eh, it is kind of hard to say, but it looks like some type of layered razor cut.
TheGreatEater's avatar
Thanks. Yeah, it's been bugging me that it's one of the most common hairstyles there. But I can't find an exact name for it. Still ... layered Razor cut works ^_^.
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Mutant-Girl013Hobbyist Digital Artist
im so going to try this 
ShootingStarIsBest's avatar
YOU GUYS HAVE TO STOP CUTTING THE MANES I DON'T CUT THEM AND I STYLE THE MANES JUST FINE!!! ''MOVIE GOOD FOR ED.'' 
KimberlyTheHedgie's avatar
KimberlyTheHedgieStudent Traditional Artist
...Do you feel better if I tell you that I made Applejack's mane with bangs and ponytails without cutting it?
And she came without the two sections of "bang hair".
ShootingStarIsBest's avatar
cool and im sorry if i made u sad or mad :) :(
KimberlyTheHedgie's avatar
KimberlyTheHedgieStudent Traditional Artist
Why would you make me mad, bro? I know how it feels, I can get mad when I see a good and simple tutorial... That makes you cut off you ponies' hair. I of course cut a piece of messy hair if it doesn't belong there, but nothing that changes the original view. My greatest cuttings are on tails, when there's a huge mess on it.
ShootingStarIsBest's avatar
yea baw to you to mane cutter
AdelaideQueen's avatar
BAWW CUTTING FICTIONAL PONIES HAIR IS SO EVIL EVEN THOUGH I GAVE HER A BETA HAR CUT!1
ShootingStarIsBest's avatar
yea what ever i don't cut my ponies mane but i lost apple bloom :(
Nerbyy's avatar
NerbyyHobbyist Digital Artist
very cool! i love seeing people edit toys/dolls like this : )
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SabathePonyHobbyist General Artist
i did this on my cousins pony and it looked great!
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Rain-Splash-ponyStudent Digital Artist
Can you do a tutorial on how to style those annoying glittery strands that are in most of the smaller MLP toys' hair? They always stick out at odd angles when I style the hair this way.
countschlick's avatar
I've heard mixed things about how successful one can style those glittery hair strands. I would suggest just cutting them out of the rest of the hair before styling.
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