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Commission: Juri Arisugawa Wig by Antiquity-Dreams Commission: Juri Arisugawa Wig by Antiquity-Dreams
Oh. My. God. This. Wig.

This has, by far, been one of my biggest challenges to date. The commissioner sent me a wig she had been working on which, thank god, it was a beautiful beautiful base from Epic Wig. I wont lie, they sell some of the nicest wigs ever (they're just typically too expensive for me to buy from). Also, props to the commissioner for even attempting this challenging of a wig so bravely. Seriously, fearless.

So I clean up the wig which was a little difficult because gel can be a huge pain in the ass to get out of wigs once it's in there. But, being that this is an epic wig and the commissioner sent me the wig before she got very far, it all came out pretty well for the most part. There was just some bumpiness I couldn't seem to heat wash out of the top of the wig.

Anyway! Then I set to work on the curls.

Now... I started with the typical Big Drill Wig tutorials which include: tape, glue, wire and half your soul.

This only sort of worked.

Actually... it mostly didn't work at all because the curls kept coming undone and the look was rough at best. Not something I could be proud of even a little. About 5 curls in (and this took me weeks to do) I decided that I HAD to do something else because this just wasn't working and there was no way I could hand over a commission looking like this.

So, I went boldly in another direction; one in which I had gleaned from a blurry scan of a magazine page about princess curls. Obviously, I promised the Cosplay Gods a pint of blood if it meant that this wouldn't ruin the wig. What did I do? I used clear, fast drying, calking silicone. Seriously... imagine my trepidation.

If this had been MY wig? No worries. But this was a NICE wig from a Commissioner which meant... NO room for fatal errors.

To my surprise, it worked beautifully.

And then to my great sorrow, I realized I had to brush out the other five curls that had taken me weeks to do.

I did it and cried the whole time. On the up side, the silicone process took less time to do and I managed to get two or three curls a day done.

And in the end... this is the finished project. Please enjoy it. Please?
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:icon2cute4claires:
2Cute4Claires Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This. Is. Flawless. Absolutely flawless. You have managed to get this wig closer to the character than anyone I have ever seen. You have skills! Sometimes risks pay off, sometimes they don't. In this project though, it worked absolutely and utterly perfectly!
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FrostFoxGirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hiya, i LOVE what you've done with this wig! would you be willing to share a bit of insight into how you shaped the curls? i plan on styling a wig for rose quartz from steven universe, and i'd love to incorporate the seamless look of silicone curls into at least part of it. so, did you just coat sections of hair, wrap them around something, and wait for them to dry? or was there some heating/cooling involved, or wire, or something to keep the silicone from sticking to your curl forms? 

i completely understand if you want to keep the specifics to yourself- you do sell this stuff, after all. either way, great job on this and thank you for sharing the idea!
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sweetalissum Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
This wig is shockingly accurate and just gorgeous. I've never seen a better Juri wig. I'm honestly now spoiled by knowing it exists because I will have to try and conquer this wig one day when I cosplay Juri. Amazing work - truly!
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
It's a little bit of a nightmare to create but totally worth all the tears and mess. I just... really really really really love the Utena series and I desperately wanted to do Juri some serious justice with her wig. I'm glad you appreciate it as well ^^!
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NurikoSenzo14 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, it looks fantastic :heart: What do you mean with silicone? Did you put silicone on the curls? 
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ChasingRabbits Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I have a lovely Juri costume I never wore because I could never style a wig correctly (and I can't dye my own hair orange for career reasons). The costume has sat in my closet complete for years. This wig is beautiful, truly, you have done a smashup job. This really is a challenge!
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
That makes me really happy to hear. I mean, honestly, nothing is more complimentary than from serious fans of the show I'm working to recreate. ^^ <3
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ChasingRabbits Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I'm glad, this is not an easy task, and you did it so very well. You should be very proud! The owner of that wig is very lucky.
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Phantom-Shadow Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Damn, you have some crazy ass talent girl. This wig is amazing.
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
D'awwwww thank you <3
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TaPandaChan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the best Juri wig I've seen. Beautiful job!
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
:D!!! I'm so super honored to hear that!
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freakism3 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i haven't thought about this series in so long and without looking at the title of the image i knew IMMEDIATELY what character it was for.
YOU ARE AMAZING.
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Omg excellent!! I have a slight obsession with this series so when someone commissioned me, I was just like "OMG YES. WHEN CAN I START?" lol
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2Cute4Claires Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely loved the series as well but I didn't like how it ended! I felt starved for more I guess :)
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freakism3 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i completely understand!! this series aksjlasjalkf
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MegumiTierana Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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I can't wait to get my head in that!!! Thank you so much to taking this on!!
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sweet-illuzions Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
This is simply gorgeous! <3 wow I need wigs from you!
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
D'awwwwww well, I DO take commissions. I'm happy to hear you like this piece :D!
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watashiveracasan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Whoa this looks awsome. The silicon thing turned out great !~ :D
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Surprisingly so!
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LaMiriGS Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Wow it's gorgeous!! They're perfect <3
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
D'awwww you're too kind!
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LaMiriGS Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
It's true :) I have yet to work on curls lol >.<
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Rai-Starstreak Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Those curls are seriously amazing. They're so big! Your hard work really paid off :)
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
It was certainly a challenge. I'm glad people appreciate the effort ^^
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SaeKasumi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing :D
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thank you!
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AnachronisticSiren Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, so this is what perfection looks like.
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Lmfao oh stop. <3333
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pretty
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thanks!
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GothMaureen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
This is a gorgeous wig, I congratulate you on how well it came out. Once more, I aspire to be able to do things like this one day.XD
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Good luck! It's a serious challenge but it's not as difficult as it could be. I support the movement :3
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GothMaureen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Thanks! Hearing that from somebody like you always helps. :3
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FireLightPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This wig is stunning!!! It clearly shows you put so much work and effort into this!! :D Lovely job!! :iconbravoplz:
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
*takes a bow* thank you! Thank you very much :D
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CookieZealCat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Wow !! it's amazing !!
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I'm glad you think so ^^
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CookieZealCat Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
^^ :D
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MeshikaAngel34 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Looks beautiful!!!
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thankies :D!
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EvilFurrySkull Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This wig has turned out beautifully.
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thank you very much!
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Wolflover89415 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very well done and i know what you mean by wigs costing alot >> the blond one im wereing in my picture is a 90 dollar wig i got from a wig shop/hair stylist shop that i found near were my cosmetology school was, and my black one i have was around 80 bucks << needless to say..i dont do anything to them but brush them out with a wide tooth comb once in while ><
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Jeeeeeez. See, I mostly buy my wigs from Arda-wigs.com and their most expensive is like... 60 for a lacefront? Something like that. They're high quality wigs for pretty cheap and they're designed by cosplayers for cosplayers. I will promote them till the ends of the earth XD
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Wolflover89415 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a good price, I'm broke now so I don't even have enough for a cheep Halloween wigs XD but meh I have four wigs they work for me for now
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DestructiveDoll Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Omg, I can completely sympathize with the pains of curling a wig; I had to do it for my Rarity wig and I very nearly had a mental breakdown and there was an episode of sobbing; this is actually a lot of really useful information; which I'm totally going to utilize in future wig curling.
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Lol Now I know exactly how to curl Rarity XDDD! I actually had the thought while I was doing the wig that this would be perfect for her.
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DestructiveDoll Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, you definitely learn a lot through the first event that is curling a wig; especially since there are just sooooo many methods to curling a wig; it's almost overwhelming to research it at first. But these curls are totally and utterly perfect for Rarity ^^
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