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Fitting Arda's Jeannie Wig Tutorial

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A while back, a couple friends of mine asked me how I tightened my Jeannie wig, so I posted these pics on my LJ. Then a bit later, Arda Wigs held a tutorial contest, so I decided to make the pics all fancy lookin' into one big pic. Posting in case it helps anyone here~
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blackwolf085's avatar
This is going to help me so much!
PrettyKitty's avatar
Glad to help, good luck!
fmafan101's avatar
i love the braid on the last picture? which color is this wig tho?
PrettyKitty's avatar
Thanks! It's teal. :)
RaindropCosplay's avatar
When you first tried it on to pinch off where you were going to cut it did you tighen it at all with the elastic straps? Or will using those for the initial trying on mess up the measurement being pinched? That makes sense right? Haha this is a fantastic tutorial btw and I'm getting really excited to start styling my Jeannie!
PrettyKitty's avatar
I didn't use them since the part you're cutting off is where the straps clip on to, so I didn't bother.

Thanks, good luck on your wig!
supervixxxen's avatar
In one of the last photos, I can see your ear on the side... but even after taking it in, the wig covers my ears almost totally! Because the Jeannie has a skin cap and wefts all around, I don't know how to modify it! Did you do anything extra for the sides?
GriffinHuntress's avatar
Did you ever get this sorted out? I have the same problem with the ear tabs, but I found a tutorial:

I haven't tried it yet, but it looks promising...
PrettyKitty's avatar
No, everything I did is right here, sorry. :(
UndesiredValentine's avatar
I have a quick question about this wig actually. It says it comes with a clip to go over the existing ponytail, so does that mean the wig is already styled in a ponytail AND goes with one of Arda's ponytail clips? I would really like to know.
I was basically looking at getting a long wig (like Ewoyn) and a clip because I am going to do a World of Warcraft cosplay where the character has a ponytail, but since the graphics are limited/they have preset hair styles, I was going to make a little fuller and unique (since in artwork it looks different then in game). I bought an up style wig from Arda already, a Jasmine...And let's just say I had so much trouble with it I am a little be wary of getting another one lol.
PrettyKitty's avatar
Yes- it's a wig in a short-ish ponytail, plus a clip on. In the bottom photos here- the two on the right that have the braid in it? That's the wig by itself, and the picture on the left is with the clip put on.
UndesiredValentine's avatar
Okay, thank you so much. This saves me buying a ponytail clip if it comes with one already.
SkullsAndStripes's avatar
I'm a little confused about the steps after the undoing of the stitches and making small cuts. Where exactly do you cut and what part? Just the cap? the wefts as well? Do you sew it up after?
PrettyKitty's avatar
The basted stitches are to make sure your wig will fit after it's cut. You can see where I drew with a marker where I wanted the wig cap to be. Cut through the wig- That means the cap, the netting, and the wefts (but small cuts to avoid cutting hair) NOT RIGHT ON THE LINE, because, like with sewing, you need seam allowance, and that line you drew is the actual line to sew (or glue) shut.

You could probably get away with stitching the wig without cutting it, but then you'd have a bigger back to the wig.
SkullsAndStripes's avatar
Thank you so much, you made it so much clearer with that explanation! Now wish me luck as I do this for the first time!
PrettyKitty's avatar
Glad to hear it, good luck!
setsuna725's avatar
Oh wonderful, im new this this entire wig thing and i recently bought a valentina and its alittle big for my head i would have never thought to put it on inside out to tighten it!!
PrettyKitty's avatar
You're welcome!
reptoJane's avatar
This is a fantastic tutorial. SO HELPFUL! Thank you!
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