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Tutorial: Wig Clips by GingaBishounen Tutorial: Wig Clips by GingaBishounen
[July 6,2011 - First submission was a bit confusing, so I edited the tutorial to make it easier to read. After all, English is read from left to right...]

Please note: The yellow wig not an Arda wig.
The black wig is an Arda Lulu.

Tutorial on wig clips.

Special thanks to my Squirtle plushie, who helped me keep a steady hand while taking the sewing photos.

I hope this helps!

[EDIT 02/03/2013]: Quite a few people have been wondering about how to keep their wigs on if they have very short and slick hair. I've thought of a suggestion, though have never tried it before. If you do decide to try out my idea, please do tell me if it works or doesn't work for you, since we're all learning :) : [link]
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:iconemmaethyst:
Emmaethyst Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist
This is GENIUS. I'm always terrified of my wig slipping off, or it's just plain annoying to feel it constantly falling off, but this is the perfect solution! AMAZING tutorial! La la la la 
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BlackMageDark Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
I can't believe I've been wearing wigs all these years and completely forgot wig clips exist! Thank you for your helpful tutorial :)!
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:icongingabishounen:
GingaBishounen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I'm glad my tutorial was able to remind you about wig clips!  :D
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IzumiIshtar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Neat, gonna try this one of these days
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:icongingabishounen:
GingaBishounen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Tell me how it works out for you!
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Who-The-Hell-Am-I Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Just in the nick of time! My wig for an upcoming cosplay has two pigtails that reach down to my hips, so this will totally help! Thanks so much for posting!
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GingaBishounen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Glad you found the tutorial helpful.  Wigs with ponytails are such high maintenance, whether it's to keep them from tangling or keeping them on.  I hope the clips worked out for you!
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Who-The-Hell-Am-I Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
They worked out amazingly! They kept so many mishaps from happening while at the con.
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:icongingabishounen:
GingaBishounen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Hurray!  I am really glad to hear they worked great for you!  :D
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vivianflowright Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tutorial! Thank you very much for posting this! It will be very helpful!
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:icongingabishounen:
GingaBishounen Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Yay, glad to hear you like it! :hug:
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:iconvivianflowright:
vivianflowright Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very much! <3
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Denisse-meow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i just did this to my new rhapsody wig , it was always falling off my head the wig allthough it had adjustablestraps is still to big for my head, thank you so much for this!! :D
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GingaBishounen Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I'm glad to hear that the wig clips worked for you!
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KiriSosha Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks, very helpful
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:icongingabishounen:
GingaBishounen Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
You're welcome. :)
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MrsVanguard Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are Brilliant!
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:icongingabishounen:
GingaBishounen Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Haha, thank you, I try! :hug:
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XxKayMaerinDevilxX Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Really helpful, thanks!!
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:icongingabishounen:
GingaBishounen Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Glad you like it :)
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KoryXIII Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Thank youuu~! I dindn't knew about these clips, they're wonderful!
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Shaanroo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
This tutorial is wonderful! I've got a question for you though: I have very short hair, and I'm afraid the wig clips won't have much to grab onto. If the clips simply grab the wig cap, won't the wig just tug the cap off as well?
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GingaBishounen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Yes, that is an issue that has been mentioned before, and I thought and searched for a very long time for a way to hopefully address it. Mind you, I haven't tried this method myself, but here it is:
You could sew a strip of any of the following three into the hairline part of the wig and then add in wig clips for additional grip:
- Gripper elastic/Elastic grippers - This is apparently the elastic that is used to hem the legs of bike shorts and form fitting running pants to keep them from riding up the legs during excercise.
- Silicone grip elastic - These are used in bra wings (the part of the bra that wraps around the torso), especially in strapless bras to prevent it from slipping down. I see these in the hems of bike shorts too.
- Waist gripper/gripper patches - These are sewn into the waist bands of pants and skirts to prevent a tucked in shirt from pulling out.

This is just a guess based on the descriptions and usages, but I personally think that you would have the best luck with silicone grip elastic, since it is designed to be used against (possibly sweaty) skin, and pretty much everyone sweats while at the con.

I hope this helps answer your question! If you ever try my suggestion(s), please drop by and say if they worked for you! I'm learning too XD
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GingaBishounen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
(Wow, my grammar is quite terrifying).
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moonymonster Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I'm wondering that too. I assume if you attach the wig cap to your hair with bobby pins, then use these wig clips and a few more bobby pins for good measure, that it would stick.
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JadeKat-Cosplay Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I've always wondered what the heck wig clips were for!
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:icongingabishounen:
GingaBishounen Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Now you know one way to use them!
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:iconyakaii:
yakaii Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That's really helpful, thanks a bunch! I'll order a few right now, since I have a pretty complicated wig to style and my head is humongous :c Thanks again! :D
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Grayies-cosplay Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so, helpful. I mean it literally i have tons of chara wig pony tails and long hair Thank you <3
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anatawa-kuroneko-des Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
awesome tutorial!
amazing how the simple stuff can be such a pain!
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xXkpop-otakuXx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist
awesome tutorial :D
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Seena-Cha Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
very good tip o=
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ADORKABLEPUNK Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student
omg i need to do this to my wig now XDD
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sqinny Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
You just made part of my life so much easier! Thanks ^^
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anijess3 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great tutorial, It was clear and easy to follow, and through the steps you demonstrated great patience. Happy cosplaying to you as well!
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GingaBishounen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Thank you so much! I admire instructions and tutorials that are easily understandable and easy to follow, and I greatly esteem patience though I still have a long way to go with it. Your comment means a lot to me!
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anijess3 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: Keep up the fantastic work!
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KannaMoako Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I hadn't even thought of this! I will totally use this!
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Andichan04 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've never had too much problem with wigs sliding back at conventions, BUT this is the first year I will be going to the Mickey's Halloween party at Disneyland, and I was a bit worried about wearing a wig on rides... (oh the things cosplayers have to worry about! haha). I think this will do the trick!

I also was thinking about sewing in a piece of elastic to go behind my head. I think I will do a trial run and shake my head around to see if anything loosens. ^^;
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Baosai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wig clips work a million times better than bobby pins, and you can't lose them XD I had to come back and visit this because I'm getting a new wig soon so I need to transfer the clips~ It's long though so I MIGHT try to hot glue the clips on. I need to ask if the wig I'm ordering is heat resistant..

Thanks for the tutorial c: :la:
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yammyqueen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Nice tip I am forever having bobbypins popping out everywhere!
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prissi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
What color is this wig? I'm trying to figure out what color their yellow blonde actually looks like in real life, and this sort of looked like it could be it. :)
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GingaBishounen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Hi Prissi! Before you are mistaken, this is not a wig from Arda (I should have specified that). While I have yet to see a yellow blonde Arda wig, I do have one of their wigs in light blonde. The light blonde color is very similar to the color of their Wesley wig pictured on the website, so I can only guess that their yellow blonde would be a little more saturated with yellow. I hope this helps you a bit on your decision!

On the other hand, this particular wig is actually a yellow and cream blended wig that I purchased from different wig shop. If you are interested in knowing the name of the seller, just pm me!
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spikensalem Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have RIDICULOUSLY short, fine and thin hair...my hair is so smooth and fine that it wouldn't knot if I tried ;___; Do you have any suggestions for clip placement that might help prevent slipping through?
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GingaBishounen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Hmm, this is an interesting question. I'm assuming that your current hairstyle is similar to the one pictured in your deviation 'Red' (but that was uploaded in May 2011. You're very pretty, by the way!). Tell me if it is significantly shorter.

Do you have difficulties keeping these types of hair clips in your hair? [link]
If those types of clips don't fall off, then you most likely will not have a problem with the wig clips sliding off your hair, especially if you're wearing a wig cap underneath. I'd still recommend checking and maybe re-adjusting the wig every 3 or so hours, especially if it is very long or has a heavy ponytail. Anyway, regarding clip placement, I prefer sewing in 3 clips at the front of the wig so that they will grab the hairs at your hairline.

If those types of hair clips do fall off of your hair, I am not sure what to do. If that is the case, let me think on it for a couple of days.
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spikensalem Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you so much! :blush: <3 My hair is a tid bit longer than that now--just at my earlobes.

Those clips can stay in my hair for a little while, but if something snags on them or the hair around it, they do slip out. =\ They also slide out in about an hour. I even have the no-slip kind! Those are much better, and only slip out with time, a couple of hours usually.

Most of my problem wigs are very long or very thick. :( Then again, I don't have many short wigs. xD
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GingaBishounen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
This is long overdue, but I did finally (FINALLY) think of an option :depressed: :

[link]
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spikensalem Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am always looking for ways to keep wigs on my head--thank you!! Do you know where one might find the silicone grip elastic?
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Lkon2 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
try slicking back your hair with gel or pomade until it's stiff, that might add some thickness to keep clips and pins from sliding
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dark-sass Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! You have given me (and I bet many out there too) an excellent idea! :)
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