Please note: The yellow wig not an Arda wig.
The black wig is an Arda Lulu.
Tutorial on wig clips.
Special thanks to my Squirtle plushie, who helped me keep a steady hand while taking the sewing photos.
I hope this helps!
[EDIT 02/03/2013]: Quite a few people have been wondering about how to keep their wigs on if they have very short and slick hair. I've thought of a suggestion, though have never tried it before. If you do decide to try out my idea, please do tell me if it works or doesn't work for you, since we're all learning : [link]
Hello! I know that you made this tutorial years ago, but it is a really cool idea! I recomended this to my cosplay-partner cause she will cosplay Elizabeth from Black Butler, and this character has heavy ponytails, so my bro's wig slided back every 10 minutes on a fest!
You could sew a strip of any of the following three into the hairline part of the wig and then add in wig clips for additional grip:
- Gripper elastic/Elastic grippers - This is apparently the elastic that is used to hem the legs of bike shorts and form fitting running pants to keep them from riding up the legs during excercise.
- Silicone grip elastic - These are used in bra wings (the part of the bra that wraps around the torso), especially in strapless bras to prevent it from slipping down. I see these in the hems of bike shorts too.
- Waist gripper/gripper patches - These are sewn into the waist bands of pants and skirts to prevent a tucked in shirt from pulling out.
This is just a guess based on the descriptions and usages, but I personally think that you would have the best luck with silicone grip elastic, since it is designed to be used against (possibly sweaty) skin, and pretty much everyone sweats while at the con.
I hope this helps answer your question! If you ever try my suggestion(s), please drop by and say if they worked for you! I'm learning too XD