Thursday, February 5, 2009

Xaldin wig styling experiment #1

One of the beginning steps to making Xaldin's dreds. Since real dreads are made from wool, there really wasn't anyway to simulate that convincingly with another material. However, since -his- hair isn't realistic at all, other structural bits (various widths of either latex or foam tubing) were needed to convey the movement, loft and volume of his design.

(The end product was many several individual hair pieces that overlapped and latched on to each other. The conclusion was that it was too heavy and slightly too complicated for normal costume usage due to the interior Saeru will be investigating further to improve...)