-Lots of Bobby Pins
-Large Butterfly clip
-1 ponytail elastic (clear or of similar color to the wig)
-2 Wigs of the same color (one for the base, and one for the ponytail)
Since I do not
have much knowledge on how to go about making
a proper ponytail using extensions, wefts, and
stubbing I used this method that requires none
of those things. This was a quick and easy fix
to my high ponytail dilemma for Yoko's hairstyle.
At the time I
couldn't find a wig in the right color with
clip on ponytails for this costume. Nowadays
you can easily find pigtail or ponytail wigs
that come with pre-made clip on ponytails in
many different colors on eBay -- however, if
they aren't the right color, length, or as full
as you like, you can use this tutorial to create
Get Started! -- Making the Ponytail
1. Start off by taking the wig you want
for your ponytail and open it up to where you
can see all the netting. (For my ponytail
I am using a Punk XL wig in Red from Cosworx.com)
Take front top part of your wig and fold about
1/4 of it in towards the wig net.
Once you have that one fold it in half like a
Get out your big butterfly clip and start to insert
one side of the claws into the netting of one
of the folded edges. Make sure it's in the netting
or else your clip on ponytail slip off and not
Repeat step 4 for the otherside making
sure the claws go into the netting of the wig.
Close your butterfly clip clearing all
the hair out of the way and combing the hair around
the claw neatly. Comb out the rest of your ponytail.
Now you have a
neat clip on ponytail that's ready to be used!
the Ponytail to Your Base Wig
7. Put on your wig cap and pin it securely
to your head. Try to cover up as many hairs as
you can on the sides of your head as well as at
the nape of your neck.
8. Put on your base wig over your wig
cap and secure it on your head with plenty of
bobby pins. (I like to put a few on the sides
of my head above my ears, at the nape of my neck,
and on the top near the bangs). Once secured,
brush the hair that you want into a low ponytail
and wrap it up into your hair elastic. Spray you
base wig with hair srpay to help keep your pulled
back hair looking smooth if desired. (For
my base wig, I am using a Femme Fatale in Ravished
Red from Amphigory.com
which I have straightened and cut bangs into)
9. Flip your low ponytail up and pin
it in place using your bobby pins to the back
of your base wig.
10. Carefully clip your clip on ponytail
over your flipped up ponytail at your desired
height. Proceed to pin your clip on ponytail to
your base wig thoroughly so the ponytail will
stay in place and not fall off. Your wig will
be pretty heavy! Add whatever accessories to the
wig that you may have to decorate it.
Now you have a wonderful high