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Lulu Wig. by cupcake-rufflebutt Lulu Wig. by cupcake-rufflebutt
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
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:iconblackmage--lulu:
BlackMage--Lulu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Would you ever consider doing this again as a commission?
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Possibly, although I forewarn you that it is an expensive and time-consuming project, so the commission would not come cheap. Please send me a message if interested.
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:iconblackmage--lulu:
BlackMage--Lulu Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
I have sent you a note. xx
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, I had noticed. At the moment I am unable to respond to private messages due to both my busy profession and an upcoming convention, but I will return your message as soon as possible.
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:iconblackmage--lulu:
BlackMage--Lulu Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Apologies, I have been without proper internet access since receiving this message. I appreciate you getting back to me and look forward to discussing with you further the possible commission.
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Noilok Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
I like so much your wig, i thought it was your hair :D
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :3
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Undead-Psycho Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
You think the process would work just as well with real hair? My hair goes a few inches past my hips, I don't know if I'd need any extensions or not those braids look really long.
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's possible, but I do not recommend it. I think of all the time and hot glue involved in this wig, not to mention the insane number of extensions necessary to achieve her style, and it would be a very taxing process to do with one's own hair.
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Undead-Psycho Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Oh wow, okay. Thanks for the advice, I guess I better start wig shopping.
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:iconzabuza890:
zabuza890 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
you make a beautiful lulu :)
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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zabuza890 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
^^ your welcome
im a big lulu fan aswell XD
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:iconlittleshibi:
littleshibi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
just awesome you really look like her
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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dimamanta Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
DAMN, you look like a real versjon of Lulu :O
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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dimamanta Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Np :D
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MrCondemned Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Good pic...got more :D ?
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Loooooooove your Lulu!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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RyuAtaku Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
I LOVES UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!
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RyuAtaku Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
OMG!! marry me!!! ur like the best Lulu i've seen!!! and i h ear im the best wakka around!!!! we should take pix together!!!!! and do waht ever!!!
I'll be on TLC on THursday Night at 9pm Minnesota/Texas time! on a Mall Cops Documentary!!! check it out!!! I'll be Dressed as "Wakka" From "FinalFantasy X" on there!!! for Cosplay!!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like my costume. ^__^ My boyfriend cosplays Wakka with me, so I'm afraid I'm already taken, LOL. I would love to see pictures of your Wakka costume, though. You should upload some to your DA!
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RyuAtaku Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
I did. their like, in my Album way far! i also got a Myspace and face book packed with them!
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DSenderM Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you have awesome cosplays ^^
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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DSenderM Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
so welcome ^^
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DJ-Uni-Mekaju Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's an awesome Lulu wig! :iconewplz:
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it! <3
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:icondj-uni-mekaju:
DJ-Uni-Mekaju Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! 8D
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:iconrjth:
RJTH Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If only I knew how to make good wigs.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I do take commissions. *wink-wink*
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:iconrjth:
RJTH Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
XD I see.
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Teh-Skye Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohmygosh.
This wig is unbelievable.
You make a great Lulu! :3
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It was a very fun wig to work on. ^__^
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:iconxchancex:
xChancex Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Looks absolutely fantastic! You look awesome at Lulu too.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
My fave is the one on the right.:aww:
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Proof that I can occasionally look sultry, rather than pathetically awkward, LOL. Thanks for the comment!
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salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Hehe, you're welcome.=P
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Dante-senpai Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
wow..amazing! great job :D
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Dante-senpai Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
you´re welcome
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Caliphone Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow im impressed. ive always loved lulu's design, even if her top is killer impractical and gravity-defying.
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! But you have me confused about her "top"... What's so gravity-defying about it? It's a corset with a fur wrap. ^__^; Maybe we're think of different things, LOL?
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Caliphone Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol its so low cut that whenever i look at it in game it looks like its falling off. but maybe its just me
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahahah, I guess I can see that somewhat. But it's really just her boobs spilling over because of the corset. The fur is attached in the front, so it fits snugly around the shoulders.
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HelenaHelenova Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
You truly can do no wrong.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you so much!
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