For a change I thought I might upload some of my previous cosplay progress collages. These were originally uploaded to my cosplay.com gallery while I was working on each costume, but now that said costume is finished, I find that I am only posting stylized photoshoot images of it here on DA. Sometimes it's nice to see close-up candids of the various bits and pieces of a costume without all the crazy poses and photoshopping. ^__^ I do also receive a fair number of questions about my costumes and wigs, so hopefully this will provide a few answers:
My Lulu wig was styled from a shoulder-length off-black [1B] wig and several packages of matching extensions. I first pulled out the hair for the bangs so that it was separate from the updo, then I styled the braids that run along her scalp. I then pulled the back of the wig, braids and all, into a high ponytail, which I stubbed with culk. Afterward I went back and cut and layered the bangs. [One of the most interesting aspects of Nomura's design, which I based my costume on, is that Lulu's bangs are wavy and have a great deal of volume to them. I believe her natural hair isn't straight at all!] While the culk dried on the ponytail, I braided several packs of off-black extensions. I first attached the long braids in the back to the stub with hot glue, then glued the remaining braids around the stub so as to create her bun [this effectively hides any evidence that the wig is, in fact, many different pieces all glued together]. All in all, it was a very fun wig to style and I'd love to make another someday. This shot also shows off my semi-completed jewelry, which was hand-made.
Please no critiques/criticism. I'd like to keep this gallery happy! <3