When you’re putting together a costume, hair and makeup are considerations. They sound like trivial things to worry about, I know, but they make a difference when it comes to the finished look. If you’re wearing a wig, you may have to style it a little but ideally you can just put it on and go. If you’re not wearing a wig, you have to do something with your hair, and if you’re hairstyling challenged like I am, this is not an appealing prospect. Luckily, Kimi of The Golden Lasso has an easy to follow tutorial for hair that’s at least shoulder length. It will give you volumized, comic book-esque hair – as seen in the above photo. It starts with clean hair and a high ponytail:
For step 2, be sure to select a low cost rubber hair band. It will get cut later in the process, so don’t pick one that you aren’t comfortable destroying.
Think 90s ponytail for this step. Bring all your hair up into a tight ponytail on the very top of your head and secure it with the rubber hair band. The tighter you can get it, the better! Give your head a light spritz of hairspray when it’s done.
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