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Cosplay Tutorial: Wig Ventilating Tips and Tricks

By firewolf826
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Sometimes you end up cosplaying a character with a really crazy hairline, and you think “How am I going to make THAT?”

Maybe you’ve already learned about lace-front wigs and how they appear more natural-looking. Maybe you’ve even heard of wig ventilation, which is the method for individually adding hairs into the lace of a lace-front wig. If you’ve gotten that far, you’ve probably noticed you need special tools, called ventilating hooks/needles, and they can be costly and hard to acquire. Fear not! I am here to show you a few methods to ventilate hair with just normal supplies you can find at your craft and sewing store! That’s right, you can ventilate hair with just a normal sewing needle!!!

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kikielzinga's avatar
This is so helpfull! Thank you so much!!! ❤
Su9arskull's avatar
Very helpful, thank you so much for posting! Also, how were you able to get the wig into such a nice and neat ponytail that isn't sagging?
TheToastyOne89's avatar
This was very helpful!! Thank you so much!!
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mimiru's avatar
Thank you so much for posting this, it's the reason I was able to make my friend a ventilated wig! *_*
milkandthreads's avatar
This is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.
Kakee-Chan's avatar
thank you for the tutorial
Cos-Chloo's avatar
Thank you!! This is very helpful!!
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Kishaniyami's avatar
I've been looking for a tutorial like this for months!! Thank you so much!!
CosplayInABox's avatar
Is it possible to ventilate a non-lacefront wig? Like attatching the mesh and then ventilating it yourself? I would imagine it is, but I'm not sure how good it would look
firewolf826's avatar
hi! I actually answered a similar question before (which you can read here:…, but the short answer is yes. In theory. It also depends a lot on the style and what you're trying to achieve. But check out my previous answer and let me know if you'd like to run any more specifics by me! I'm happy to give suggestions if you're working on something particular.
ElenaLeetah's avatar
Thanks for the tutorial. it's great! We made the charected with this tipe of hairline differently, but that was only becouse cosplayer's natural hairline was shaped thet way. Wreat to know there's still a wat to make normal wigs for the other cosplayers :)))
firewolf826's avatar
It must be great to already have a hairline like the characters! ;)

And you're welcome! Maybe it will be useful for you one day. It is very time-consuming, though.
ElenaLeetah's avatar
Yes, I understand it's time-consuming, but sometimes it's the only way :)

Thanks again!
MikiyoOo's avatar
You are just sooo awesome! *3* Thank you for that!
AriesNamarie's avatar
Wow, that's insane!
theBESTsithlord's avatar
Excellent tips! Thanks!
Phuzzaphobia's avatar
You are AMAZING for sharing this! Thank you very much!
lady-blackwings's avatar
Holy crud. You're incredible. :wow:
TimmCosplay's avatar
That's very impressive! Thanks~
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