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Cosplay Tutorial: Wig Ventilating Tips and Tricks by firewolf826 Cosplay Tutorial: Wig Ventilating Tips and Tricks by firewolf826
Sometimes you end up cosplaying a character with a really crazy hairline, and you think “How am I going to make THAT?”

Maybe you’ve already learned about lace-front wigs and how they appear more natural-looking. Maybe you’ve even heard of wig ventilation, which is the method for individually adding hairs into the lace of a lace-front wig. If you’ve gotten that far, you’ve probably noticed you need special tools, called ventilating hooks/needles, and they can be costly and hard to acquire. Fear not! I am here to show you a few methods to ventilate hair with just normal supplies you can find at your craft and sewing store! That’s right, you can ventilate hair with just a normal sewing needle!!!

Tutorial written by *firewolf826
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costiveaster Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  New member Professional Interface Designer
This is perfect!!


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mimiru Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Thank you so much for posting this, it's the reason I was able to make my friend a ventilated wig! *_*
milkandthreads Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014   General Artist
This is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.
Kakee-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you for the tutorial
Cos-Chloo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you!! This is very helpful!!
lunasolista Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
*____* genial!
Kishaniyami Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been looking for a tutorial like this for months!! Thank you so much!!
CosplayInABox Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Is it possible to ventilate a non-lacefront wig? Like attatching the mesh and then ventilating it yourself? I would imagine it is, but I'm not sure how good it would look
firewolf826 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hi! I actually answered a similar question before (which you can read here:…, but the short answer is yes. In theory. It also depends a lot on the style and what you're trying to achieve. But check out my previous answer and let me know if you'd like to run any more specifics by me! I'm happy to give suggestions if you're working on something particular.
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the tutorial. it's great! We made the charected with this tipe of hairline differently, but that was only becouse cosplayer's natural hairline was shaped thet way. Wreat to know there's still a wat to make normal wigs for the other cosplayers :)))
firewolf826 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It must be great to already have a hairline like the characters! ;)

And you're welcome! Maybe it will be useful for you one day. It is very time-consuming, though.
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, I understand it's time-consuming, but sometimes it's the only way :)

Thanks again!
MikiyoOo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are just sooo awesome! *3* Thank you for that!
AriesNamarie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's insane!
theBESTsithlord Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Excellent tips! Thanks!
Phuzzaphobia Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
You are AMAZING for sharing this! Thank you very much!
lady-blackwings Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crud. You're incredible. :wow:
TimmCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
That's very impressive! Thanks~
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