So I had meant to have my AX video uploaded two days ago. I had meant to have my journal up yesterday. AND I MEANT TO POST A PICTURE THE DAY AFTER THE CON. /FAIL. xD I have explinations.... My video program keeps crashing, I wanted to have the video done before I did my journal. As for pictures... I COULDN'T DECIDE WHAT TO POST! Haha, always the issue. But I love Sokka so...... It was still hard, but I just decided to pick one and run with it! ♥ I loved cosplaying this with *kaleso for so many reasons! But I do have to say, it was a change cosplaying her SIBLING as apposed to her other half as we so often do. xD But it was a BLAST.
So I have to ask because this cosplay is so epic, do you have any tips on doing the wig for Sokka. I've done one with an old wig that I'm not sure I like, and I'm looking to redo it. I'd love for it to look like your does, so any advice or info you can spare? Love this cosplay so much!!!
Oh my, well thank you, I'm glad you like my Sokka cosplay :')
Basically what I did for my Sokka wig is I bought a short dark brown wig and then trimmed it as short as I could on the sides. After that I bought some hair extensions, loose strips as well as one that is a pony tail. From there I just sewed the long strips to the front of the wig where the bangs were and sewed the pony tail onto the back. Last, I pulled the long strips from the bangs back into the pony tail that I sewed in. ^^
So really it's alot of different pieces sewn into a short base wig. I just kind of played around until I got the look I liked, don't be afraid to experiment! You never know what you'll discover.
Good luck with your new Sokka wig! I hope what I said could help~
Sorry for my never ending questions. How did you sew the strips in at the bangs; did you cut the wig bangs shorter and then stitch in front of it or something? I made a WIP Sokka wig a while back and I'm looking to get the new wig to make a good, real one. If the colors match, can you cut the hair out of the old wig, make wefts, and insert them? To do the ponytail, did you just insert wefts as normal and then pull it back? Lastly, were the wefts you used long?
Again, I'm sorry for so many questions. I just want to get this right as your wig looks so awesome! Thanks again for your time!
Hi, sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I just kept the bangs the same length they were and then stitched the wefts to the underside of the wig right below the original bangs. After that I just pulled everything back with a little gel to keep it in place.
Yes, you can cut hair out of the original wig and use them as wefts. There are some wonderful tutorials on how to make your own wefts from wigs online. :')
For the ponytail I used a hair extension that was attached to a clip. The hair was actually sewn onto a wire that was attached to that clip, so it's as if there were two pony tails that you could position because they were based on a wire. Does that make sense? I just stitch the whole thing through the wig and sewed that in
Oh, and Amphigory is great for the wig/extensions. That's what I used for Sokka. You can also have good luck at Arda wigs and epic cosplay too.
No worries for the questions! I hope I was able to help. C: Best of luck!
Thank you so much for responding back and giving me the advice! My last question is then where would you recommend finding the wig/extensions. I've used amphigory before and that has been great, but wasn't sure if you had any other suggestions. Also, anything I should be careful of in terms of sewing into a wig?