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Hetalia Ahoge Tutorial

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I've been asked a lot on how I did my ahoge for my America from Hetalia: Axis Powers cosplay, and I said I would have a tutorial up on how to do it. Well, here is it. Prepare for tl;dr.

Yes, my explanations are long, and maybe confusing at times, but this is my first time making a tutorial, I'm really not sure how I'm supposed to go about shortening what I have so, please be patient.

In any case, may this tutorial help fellow cosplayers. Later, I may make character specific tutorials if people ask (such as Greece and Turkey's curls).

Questions anyone?



Hetalia: Axis Powers (c) Hidekaz Himaruya
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cupcakelover05's avatar
Hello! I was planning to do a Fem! Norway cosplay and was wondering what gauge of wire I should use to hold it up. I was planning on cutting off small parts of the wig to do the curl but I still need to buy the wire ^^
TheonenamedA's avatar
You can use 14 gauge wire.
shiiokaraii's avatar
xJiroshi this might help you 
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TheLopsidedGhillie's avatar
Are these heavy at all? Cause I'm trying to do the Canada one, but very thin, to use as a hairpiece rather than attached to a wig. 
TheonenamedA's avatar
Sorry for the late message! Canada's ahoge isn't particularly heavy depending on how thick you make it or how much gel you use. But it needs a thick/sturdy wire to prevent it from falling over and something to keep it weighed down (like a wig). As far as making it a clip on piece to real hair I haven't found a way to attach the ahoge without a wig (and no one's informed me of any successful attempts).
TheLopsidedGhillie's avatar
okay, thanks
I'll probably try it a couple times before giving up and buying a wig X3
VividSplash's avatar
Wow, thanks for uploading this, it's a really helpful tutorial! ^w^ 
I'm making a Canada ahoge like this one and you said your wire was too small in gauge. (I don't really know what that means XD) So what kind of wire would you recommend for me? 
TheonenamedA's avatar
Wire gauge is how thick a wire is. The lower the number the thicker the wire is, and the higher the number the thinner the wire. So, if I remember correctly, I used a 16 gauge wire for this tutorial which I found was too thin to hold up the weight of the ahoge. I would instead recommend using 12-14 gauge wire. But, it's not just enough that the wire is thick, you have to bend it and make sure that it's not easily bended.
VividSplash's avatar
Okay, thank you ^^
Shizu-ChanAkaElaina's avatar
Hi, i'm doing a Romano at next years Anime Blues Con and do you know of any place where i could get wefts or hair extensions for a cheap price? I'm definitely not rich so I can't go and buy those $10-20 wefts and hair extensions. 
TheonenamedA's avatar
If you have a long wig you can cut wefts from there. Either than that you can try to look for cheap clip-in hair extensions from Party City, but they're really not that good quality.
abby101leigh's avatar
What would be a good strength wire to use for a Taiwan curl? Thanks for uploading this btw :happybounce: 
TheonenamedA's avatar
I'd go with 12 or 14 gauge wire, but bend it first to make sure it's fairly stiff and hard to bend.
abby101leigh's avatar
i'll try that, thank you! ^-^
Draiadss's avatar
Hello!! This cosplay is really helpful and if you don't mind i'd like to upload it (with your permission of course) and source it to you, would that be ok??
TheonenamedA's avatar
Uhh, sorry but I've already put here on DeviantArt I would rather it not be uploaded again on this site under someone else.  For what reason would you want to upload it again anyway?
Draiadss's avatar
That's fine! I was going to put it on a hetalia cosplay masterpost as a link to your deviation. My apologies for wording it incorrectly, as I wont be reposting it. 
TheonenamedA's avatar
Ah, okay that makes more sense. In that case then yes, you may do that. Thank you for asking me!
emidumplin's avatar
Hey I'm doing a Canada cosplay on May 17 for Motor City Comic Con but I'm using my actual hair instead of a wig(i can't afford a wig anyways) and I was just wondering if there would be any way i could use this on my real hair. Like maybe using a clip or barrette to hold it in instead of attaching it to the wig?
TheonenamedA's avatar
I've never tried to attach ahoges to my real hair, so I can't say much from experience how well that would work.  I'd worry about the clip showing if it's going to be clipped right on your hairline, but if you could find a way to brush your hair so that it covers over the clip it might work.
ILikeDaBooty's avatar
would I do this in two parts and then connect them if I want this for Greece?  Greece emote 
TheonenamedA's avatar
You could, but I would just make it one piece but split the hairs down the middle to curl.
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