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Botan Wig Tutorial

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I made this for all the people that keep asking me how I made my Botan wig. I hope it helps to answer some questions. If anything needs to be clarified, or you have a question about it feel free to PM me. But please read through this first, before asking.

Helpful links:

[link] walk through of how to make high ponytail

[link] sew wefts

[link] stubbing
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beopower's avatar
What happens if you only pull the hair up, like normal hair to make a ponytail? Does the weft show up? 
IllynReaver's avatar
Sorry I've been trying to answer this for the last 30min because my internet keeps acting up. To answer the question, yes the wefts will show through if you just pull the hair up like regular hair. However there are several solutions to this problem. One you can do this lovely criss cross style from godsavethequeenfashion. www.godsavethequeenfashions.co… Another is to sew wefts along the underside of the wig and pull up to cover spots where the wefts show through. You could even tease the hair a bit. It really just depends on how high you want the ponytail to be. 
beopower's avatar
Thank you for answering ! :D
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MidnightDestiny04's avatar
An awesome tutorial! It looks so cool and authentic.
IllynReaver's avatar
Thank you. :) I tried to make it easy to follow.
MidnightDestiny04's avatar
And it does seem easy! ^^
Bingo! You win the prize! lol Ah YYH. Good times, good times.
Xelhestiel's avatar
To make the wefts, did you take hair directly from the wig or did you buy packets of extensions/wefts?
IllynReaver's avatar
I butchered another wig for wefts, as well as buying some loose extensions and made my own wefts.
Xelhestiel's avatar
Ah okay, just curious because I have to make a Sailor Cosmos wig (similar to Sailor Moon only the odango's are heart shaped) and I bought a 51" long wig and sixteen 20" extensions and I keep looking at everything and asking myself "will this be enough"? And I can't find many online tutorials on Sailor Moon wigs (surprisingly) that talk about the wefts.
IllynReaver's avatar
I'd suggest checking out this lady's gallery. I provided links in the tutorial, as she's the one who inspired me to make my Botan Wig after reading how she made a high ponytail wig. [link]

Also this lady [link] does a lot of Sailor Moon wigs.
Xelhestiel's avatar
I have already consulted Kukki-san already lol! I asked her on how she did the heart-shaped odango's and what-not. I also am on a budged for my costumes, so I couldn't buy too much and I feel like I don't have enough lol. I'll probably have to take hair from the wig to use as wefts though. I can't afford for someone to style it for me either - I'd rather not do that.
IllynReaver's avatar
Lol! Ah okay. I understand.

Did you look at that other link? The lady does a sort of criss cross thing with the hair in the back. It's something to try, anyway. I did it with another wig that I haven't posted pics of yet.
Xelhestiel's avatar
I just went back to your links and they're the same - Kukki-san lol

And does the criss cross method work well?
IllynReaver's avatar
crap. Guess I messed up when I posted them.

I thought it worked well. [link]
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HeartlessInu's avatar
You're amazing, ya know that?


















And also, I love you for this.
IllynReaver's avatar
Oh, thank you. :D

I'm glad you like it.
HeartlessInu's avatar
You're very welcome, luv!
Kyrie-Alise's avatar
I was wondering if you had to dye your wig. If you did then how?
IllynReaver's avatar
I did not dye it, I simply made wefts of different colors.
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DaimaouGirl's avatar
I've seen your Botan at a con before and always wondered how you made the wig. Awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
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