Clothing Projects

Rapunzel wig

The coveted wig! I am personally not a big fan of halloween but my daughter loves dressing up. She watches Tangled at least once a day so I wasn’t surprised when she wanted to be Rapunzel for halloween. She was lucky enough to get the real Disney dress and shoes but I wanted to try making the wig myself. I started by searching Pinterest and I found this helpful tutorial. I followed it pretty closely. I couldn’t find a suitable hat for the base so I used tights instead. And I machine sewed instead of hand sew. And I found the most beautiful yarn!

I started by setting up my dining chairs 40″ apart. This was the most back-breaking part. I wound the yarn around until all 3 skeins were done. I cut the yarn at one end and tied a leftover piece of yarn around the middle to keep it together.

I bought tights at Dollarama and put them on my daughter’s head. I drew where the part in her hair would be and drew a line from ear to ear to measure where I could cut the tights to make a decent wig cap. I sewed up the cap to keep the seam inside.

I’m ashamed to say I didn’t get many pictures of the next part. The tutorial I left a link to at the beginning of this post shows this process pretty clearly.

After the yarn was sewn on you can see that it’s very long! It will lose some of the length when it’s braided.

The first time trying it out! She was pretty excited.

My daughter can’t sit still for any length of time so I used one of her balls as a mannequin for the rest of the process. The yarn kept falling in our faces and you could see massive bald spots so I decided to sew down the front layer of yarn.

I rested the ball in between my chairs to braid the yarn.

I put a smaller braid in the yarn and then braided the entire wig.

Next, I found some battery-operated lights that we weren’t using for anything else. I wove the wire throughout the entire wig. I started with the battery pack end so I could make sure it hung underneath at the nape of the neck. That way my daughter could tuck it in the back of her dress.

Now is the fun part! I found some dollar store flowers and hot glued them in place. I turned the lights on first so I didn’t cover up the twinkles. I trimmed the ponytail so the yarn was even at the ends.

It was quite heavy when it was completed but she absolutely loved it.

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