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Crash Bandicoot

Tawna's Wig

Created by
MorrisWorld Cosplay Creations
Build time
1 week
Budget
$100
Skill level
Advanced
Description

Learn how to make Tawna's wig! Check out the other Tawna tutorials for the full costume including: ears, makeup, and outfit.

Tools required
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Plastic teasing comb
  • Bristle teasing comb
  • Styrofoam wig head
  • Scissors
  • Straight Razor + Blades
  • Wig stand
  • Hairdryer
  • Hair ties
  • Hair Clips
  • Dye Pans
  • Wig Cap
skills required
  • Wig Dying
  • Wig Styling
images for inspiration
No images available
Supply list
Part Description
Costume section
est. Cost
Part description
Base wig
costume section
Est. Cost
$40
Part description
Wig wefts
costume section
Est. Cost
$24
Part description
1x bottle of yellow wig dye
costume section
Est. Cost
$5
Part description
1x bottle of orange wig dye
costume section
Est. Cost
$5
Part description
1x bottle of brown wig dye
costume section
Est. Cost
$5
Part description
1x can of Got2BeGlued hairspray
costume section
Est. Cost
$10
Part description
Styrofoam wig head
costume section
Est. Cost
$8
Guide
  1. Dye the wig base yellow (if not already yellow): Boil water in a non-food-use pot and add the dye according to the dye manufacturer’s instructions. Submerge the whole wig for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove the wig and rinse thoroughly in cold water. Allow the wig to dry. 
  2. Mark the center-front and center-back of the wig with clips.
  3. Place the wig on your wig head and secure with bobby pins.
  4. Part the hair along the lace-top with your rat-tail comb, then section off one side of fibers along the edge of the lacetop.
  5. French braid the fiber section from Step 4 to contain all of the hair and secure with a hair tie.
  6. Repeat Steps 4-5 on the other half and down the back of the wig. The braided sections will become Tawna’s yellow mohawk. 
  7. Contain the two unbraided sides of fibers in pigtails.
  8. Dye the two pigtails a brownish orange: Boil water in a non-food-use pan and add several cap-fulls of orange dye plus a half cap-full of brown dye. Dip one pigtail side of the wig all the way into the dye, allowing the dye to contact the wig roots and base.
  9. Repeat Step 8 on the other side and rinse in cold water.  
  10. Dry the wig in the dryer with a fabric softener sheet. 
  11. Separate an orange side into rows using the wefts as guides.
  12. Use a bristle teasing comb to backcomb near the roots of each section and comb back out with a wide tooth comb.  
  13. Repeat Step 12 a second time, focusing on building up a nest of tangles at the roots to hide each line of wefts. Use the plastic teasing comb to push the knots back against the wig base, further concealing the wefts. 
  14. Use a straight razor to cut the rows of hair to a 1/2 inch length, creating the mohawk style
  15. Separate the yellow sections into spikes.
  16. Sew in rows of blue wefts where desired.  
  17. Steam or blow dry orange sections downward to tame them. 
  18. Keeping the blue and yellow hairs separate, tease each section into a tangled mess to add texture, then comb it back out and repeat a second time. Pay special attention to building mass at the roots.
  19. Trim a spike section as needed to encourage tapering to a point when formed. 
  20. Tease the inside and roots of a hair spike section into a big tangle, spray with hairspray, and blowdry. 
  21. Comb out the outside of each section to conceal the tangled nest, fluff the section as you comb it out to achieve the general semblance of a spike. 
  22. Lightly spray the base of the spike with Got2B and blow it dry, guiding the surface fibers into place by hand. 
  23. Work down the body of the spike, fluffing, forming, spraying, shaping, and drying, until you get to the tip. 
  24. Form the tip in the same way and trim any excess as needed.
  25. Trim and comb any blue section for the spike. 
  26. Spray it and the spike surface with hairspray and lay the blue over the spike and pat it down, then gently blow-dry. 
  27. Dust the entire spike with a top coat of hairspray 
  28. Repeat Steps 19-27 for each spike.
  29. Spray a coat of hairspray over the completed wig and repeat as needed with wear.

Guide
  1. Dye the wig base yellow (if not already yellow): Boil water in a non-food-use pot and add the dye according to the dye manufacturer’s instructions. Submerge the whole wig for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove the wig and rinse thoroughly in cold water. Allow the wig to dry. 
  2. Mark the center-front and center-back of the wig with clips.
  3. Place the wig on your wig head and secure with bobby pins.
  4. Part the hair along the lace-top with your rat-tail comb, then section off one side of fibers along the edge of the lacetop.
  5. French braid the fiber section from Step 4 to contain all of the hair and secure with a hair tie.
  6. Repeat Steps 4-5 on the other half and down the back of the wig. The braided sections will become Tawna’s yellow mohawk. 
  7. Contain the two unbraided sides of fibers in pigtails.
  8. Dye the two pigtails a brownish orange: Boil water in a non-food-use pan and add several cap-fulls of orange dye plus a half cap-full of brown dye. Dip one pigtail side of the wig all the way into the dye, allowing the dye to contact the wig roots and base.
  9. Repeat Step 8 on the other side and rinse in cold water.  
  10. Dry the wig in the dryer with a fabric softener sheet. 
  11. Separate an orange side into rows using the wefts as guides.
  12. Use a bristle teasing comb to backcomb near the roots of each section and comb back out with a wide tooth comb.  
  13. Repeat Step 12 a second time, focusing on building up a nest of tangles at the roots to hide each line of wefts. Use the plastic teasing comb to push the knots back against the wig base, further concealing the wefts. 
  14. Use a straight razor to cut the rows of hair to a 1/2 inch length, creating the mohawk style
  15. Separate the yellow sections into spikes.
  16. Sew in rows of blue wefts where desired.  
  17. Steam or blow dry orange sections downward to tame them. 
  18. Keeping the blue and yellow hairs separate, tease each section into a tangled mess to add texture, then comb it back out and repeat a second time. Pay special attention to building mass at the roots.
  19. Trim a spike section as needed to encourage tapering to a point when formed. 
  20. Tease the inside and roots of a hair spike section into a big tangle, spray with hairspray, and blowdry. 
  21. Comb out the outside of each section to conceal the tangled nest, fluff the section as you comb it out to achieve the general semblance of a spike. 
  22. Lightly spray the base of the spike with Got2B and blow it dry, guiding the surface fibers into place by hand. 
  23. Work down the body of the spike, fluffing, forming, spraying, shaping, and drying, until you get to the tip. 
  24. Form the tip in the same way and trim any excess as needed.
  25. Trim and comb any blue section for the spike. 
  26. Spray it and the spike surface with hairspray and lay the blue over the spike and pat it down, then gently blow-dry. 
  27. Dust the entire spike with a top coat of hairspray 
  28. Repeat Steps 19-27 for each spike.
  29. Spray a coat of hairspray over the completed wig and repeat as needed with wear.

Description

Learn how to make Tawna's wig! Check out the other Tawna tutorials for the full costume including: ears, makeup, and outfit.

Tools required
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Plastic teasing comb
  • Bristle teasing comb
  • Styrofoam wig head
  • Scissors
  • Straight Razor + Blades
  • Wig stand
  • Hairdryer
  • Hair ties
  • Hair Clips
  • Dye Pans
  • Wig Cap
skills required
  • Wig Dying
  • Wig Styling
images for inspiration
No images available
Supply list
Part Description
Costume section
est. Cost
Part description
Base wig
costume section
Est. Cost
$40
Part description
Wig wefts
costume section
Est. Cost
$24
Part description
1x bottle of yellow wig dye
costume section
Est. Cost
$5
Part description
1x bottle of orange wig dye
costume section
Est. Cost
$5
Part description
1x bottle of brown wig dye
costume section
Est. Cost
$5
Part description
1x can of Got2BeGlued hairspray
costume section
Est. Cost
$10
Part description
Styrofoam wig head
costume section
Est. Cost
$8
Guide
  1. Dye the wig base yellow (if not already yellow): Boil water in a non-food-use pot and add the dye according to the dye manufacturer’s instructions. Submerge the whole wig for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove the wig and rinse thoroughly in cold water. Allow the wig to dry. 
  2. Mark the center-front and center-back of the wig with clips.
  3. Place the wig on your wig head and secure with bobby pins.
  4. Part the hair along the lace-top with your rat-tail comb, then section off one side of fibers along the edge of the lacetop.
  5. French braid the fiber section from Step 4 to contain all of the hair and secure with a hair tie.
  6. Repeat Steps 4-5 on the other half and down the back of the wig. The braided sections will become Tawna’s yellow mohawk. 
  7. Contain the two unbraided sides of fibers in pigtails.
  8. Dye the two pigtails a brownish orange: Boil water in a non-food-use pan and add several cap-fulls of orange dye plus a half cap-full of brown dye. Dip one pigtail side of the wig all the way into the dye, allowing the dye to contact the wig roots and base.
  9. Repeat Step 8 on the other side and rinse in cold water.  
  10. Dry the wig in the dryer with a fabric softener sheet. 
  11. Separate an orange side into rows using the wefts as guides.
  12. Use a bristle teasing comb to backcomb near the roots of each section and comb back out with a wide tooth comb.  
  13. Repeat Step 12 a second time, focusing on building up a nest of tangles at the roots to hide each line of wefts. Use the plastic teasing comb to push the knots back against the wig base, further concealing the wefts. 
  14. Use a straight razor to cut the rows of hair to a 1/2 inch length, creating the mohawk style
  15. Separate the yellow sections into spikes.
  16. Sew in rows of blue wefts where desired.  
  17. Steam or blow dry orange sections downward to tame them. 
  18. Keeping the blue and yellow hairs separate, tease each section into a tangled mess to add texture, then comb it back out and repeat a second time. Pay special attention to building mass at the roots.
  19. Trim a spike section as needed to encourage tapering to a point when formed. 
  20. Tease the inside and roots of a hair spike section into a big tangle, spray with hairspray, and blowdry. 
  21. Comb out the outside of each section to conceal the tangled nest, fluff the section as you comb it out to achieve the general semblance of a spike. 
  22. Lightly spray the base of the spike with Got2B and blow it dry, guiding the surface fibers into place by hand. 
  23. Work down the body of the spike, fluffing, forming, spraying, shaping, and drying, until you get to the tip. 
  24. Form the tip in the same way and trim any excess as needed.
  25. Trim and comb any blue section for the spike. 
  26. Spray it and the spike surface with hairspray and lay the blue over the spike and pat it down, then gently blow-dry. 
  27. Dust the entire spike with a top coat of hairspray 
  28. Repeat Steps 19-27 for each spike.
  29. Spray a coat of hairspray over the completed wig and repeat as needed with wear.

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