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:Sailor Moon Pigtail Tutorial:

By GarnetFlight
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Because I get mad at Cosplayers who hoard their expertise, I decided to make a tutorial for the Pigtail innovation I came up with.
Ok, so its not the absolute best, but here it is!

I promise to get more pictures and make a more in-depth one when I start on my Wicked Lady wig. But until then, I don't have the materials, and quite frankly I don't care! lol

I will be selling these pigtails ready-made. And they won't be insanely expensive. Probably around $40-45. Note me if you wish to request a specific color!

Have fun figuring this out Kids!
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catrina339's avatar
for those who are just turning to this tutorial a couple of hints. The rope braid should be a quarter of an inch thick. The weft extension you use should be 8 ft long and about 19-20in in length but no longer than that. Each spiral should be about a quarter to half an inch from the last depending on how thick you want your tail to be remember though the closer together the more weft your going to need.
IndecisiveTrollop's avatar
Can I ask how long the wefts you used were? I can't order from ragdolly or sallys, due to being in the UK :(
Sarablack10's avatar
Question, is it 3 wefts per pigtail?
ViperishPath's avatar
Wonderful tutorial! I'm definitely going to be using this in the not too distant future, because now I know what you mean by the nightmare of loose fiber pigtails. Heheh. =_=; That'll teach me.
neoqueenchibiusa17's avatar
thank youuuuuuu sooo much!!!!!!!!this helped a lot!!!!!
lost--beauty's avatar
You are so talented- this looks so fiddly!! :wow:
AcronaSilverfox's avatar
This has been by far one of the most helpful tutorials ever. :3
I just tried to do my own pigtails for a new Sailor Moon cosplay and this was such help! Thanks for doing this, its really great :3
Sarablack10's avatar
I'm thinking about using this method to do a Miku Hatsune wig. Whats your opinion on using longer wefts and making it less layery? Or would that look funny
FenderDarling's avatar
Can I ask you where you get your wefts? I've been looking trying to find good quality ones that weren't insanely expensive but haven't had any luck.
Any help would be much appreciated.

Wig looks great btw :)
GarnetFlight's avatar
I get them from wherever I can find them! My suppliers change practically every time I do a wig.
I had gotten the wefts in party colors from cosworx, they got very unreliable recently with their weft selection.
In regular colors (613 blonde or 27/613) I usually buy from a site called Hair Sisters. I buy Outre Batik in silky straight. There is a local hair shop that I can sometimes find this brand in as well.
GlueProject's avatar
I love you for this. This makes having to remake my Wicked Lady wig not as horrifying. <3
xRoxyryokox's avatar
Do you think this could work for something like Rapunzel?
GarnetFlight's avatar
yes. I had someone on here use it to make a lovely long braid for ren faire. It could easily be used to make a rapunzel braid Or several tails to make it look like you have really long hair. It will be heavier the more weft you use of course.
xRoxyryokox's avatar
Do you think this could work for something like Rapunzel?
MidnightArticuno's avatar
Thanks for this awesome tutorial!! I'm doing a Neo-Queen Serenity cosplay, and I had NO idea how I'd do the ponytails! (long wigs are expensive!!)
alicebowie's avatar
thanks 4 sharing this helpful tutorial.
I can't stand cosplayers who hoard info lmao *cough thatchibiusacosplayer cough*
ChelseaHavoc's avatar
holy wow omg >.< time for question of doom. you said you will sell the pig tails ready made but would you also sell a whole wig? o.o

awesome job too! your turtorial will help everyone frm the amutures to the experts! <3
zhellyzee's avatar
This pretty much saved my night. x_x I'm sitting here with my packs of extensions for Black Lady and very confused, lol.

But this definitely helps! I'll try your method as soon as I can get the materials. (:
xxanimexxantichristx's avatar
um how do you get the buns
but with real hair and just hair ties
serpentstones's avatar
It sounds weird, but I pinned a rolled up sock in my hair and with the ornament for Sailor Moon, it looked pretty legit ;)
boredx2's avatar
how do you do the "dangos"?
kingtomcat's avatar
Wow! Thanks for the tutorial! I know it'll help others, but for now, it has me stumped!

One question - do you commission SM wigs?
GarnetFlight's avatar
yes indeed I do.
Note with the character you need and I will get back asap with a quote.

p.s. Sorry it took me so long to reply! computer had bugs ><
yoboseiyo's avatar
that's cool!
i always wondered how that worked.
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