Abaddon wig is finished! Finally, and thankfully with a few days to spare, since my cosplay to-do list still has more bullet points than there are days left until DragonCon. Just one small thing left to do for Abaddon and then I can check that costume off the list completely.
The wig turned out to be both more difficult than I thought it would be, and easier than it turned out looking. Detangling a curly wig this long was no fun, and I can’t stress enough how much a proper wig head stand helps (hubby found me one that clamps to the edge of a table). Trying to get the foundation French twist centered and pinned securely to the back of the wig was the worst part. Once I had that down, the rest — all the complicated-looking bits — were really just a matter of layering on top, twisting, overlapping, pinning, hair-spraying the hell out of, etc. I used more than a full package of (new) bobby pins, a package of Magic-Grip hairpins, and metric ass-ton of hairspray, with curl clips used to hold everything in place until I could get the pins in. All built out of a Claudia wig from Arda Wigs in Dark Copper Red, with wefts sewn into the top and front to give me enough to work with for the bangs. I think this hairstyle could be done with a much shorter wig as I had waaaay more hair in back than I needed, but the additional hair on top was nice.
Next up, switching gears back to working on the demon dagger I’m making for the gender-swapped Winchester costumes Jez and I are doing, which may also make an appearance with Abaddon. 9 days until DragonCon, and less than a week until I need to be done with everything. It’s all nice-to-have stuff from here on out, but the more I can get done the better.