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Toph Bei Fong Wig Tutorial by makeshiftwings30 Toph Bei Fong Wig Tutorial by makeshiftwings30
Here you go! Toph tutorial #2.

I am very happy with how my wig turned out, and I'm glad to be able to share this with all of you. If you have any questions, let me know!

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Extra Help

Suggested base wigs:
[link] (This is the one I used)
[link]

Odango method (explains how to wrap the hair):
[link]
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:icondomicos:
Domicos Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2015  New member
can i ask- are that the synthetic hair you used? www.sallybeauty.com/synthetic-…;
and don't you know, if there's international shipping on this shop? (i didn't find it..)
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makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I honestly don't remember but it'd probably work fine. i don't know about shipping, sorry
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:iconmaylocosplay:
MayLoCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
thanks ! :)
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:iconfrejalucia:
frejalucia Featured By Owner Edited Jan 29, 2015
is there any way I could make this without the foam?  it's pretty expensive and nowhere to be found i denmark. is there anything else I could use istead?
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the only thing i could think of would be sewing something in the same shape and stuffing it with fiberfill, like a plushie.
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:iconfrejalucia:
frejalucia Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Thank you! I found some kind of hat that was perfect for the purpouse. It's gonna work great! Thanks again
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:iconsapphyriah:
Sapphyriah Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
I really think it's kind of a bonnet what she wears O.o anyway Ill try this out, thanks!
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's not. There's an episode where she has all her hair down.
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:iconsapphyriah:
Sapphyriah Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Yeah but idk it just looks weird haha
Anyway thanks
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:iconbjekkergauken:
Bjekkergauken Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Is it possible to use wood glue instead of caulk?
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
probably you just need to seal the fibers and attach it to the foam
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:iconritsuka--aoyagi:
Ritsuka--Aoyagi Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the kind i used is high density so i'm not sure.
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GhostRabbit1412 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
i'm planning on cosplaying Toph soon and this will be a BIG help! now all I need is to figure out how to make the costume, but it shouldn't be too hard
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
good luck!
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:iconshiangli:
ShiangLi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is actually pretty simple when you think about it thanks. hough it probably looks easier to do then it actually is.
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's pretty easy :)
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:iconteh-otaku-ninja:
Teh-Otaku-Ninja Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
awesome! do you know where i could GET the foam?
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
joanns
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:iconprincesspita93:
Princesspita93 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
I've actually seen your Toph costume in person, and always wondered how you did the bun..honestly when I first read the tutorial, I'm surprised how lightweight you got it to be. I'm cosplaying Toph myself, and that wig always stumped me, so thank you for posting this great tutorial!! =D
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no problem at all! :)
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:iconkanouchi:
Kanouchi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I used this method for my Toph wig which I cosplayed at San Japan. Everyone loved it and asked how I made the wig. This is probably the best tutorial there is!

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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
looks great, good job!
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:iconcupcakecreature:
cupcakecreature Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!! Im going to be using this method to make my Mini Mandy(www.fanpop.com/clubs/grim-tale… cosplay wig. I was wondering where to get the hair extensions? Would clip ins like these m.lightinthebox.com/high-quali… be ok?
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makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
as long as those extensions are long enough they should work. i got mine from sally's beauty supply store
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:iconcupcakecreature:
cupcakecreature Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I need to go get more hair dye so ill check their when I go. . But I was thinking that maybe if i got a long wig like this www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006OUE… and sectioned it off in ponytails to a length right under my chin and cut it off and use that as the hair extensions so its the same color maybe that would be a better idea?
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makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's hard to say, wigs can be really thin :< sorry, i'm not very good with wigs
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:iconcupcakecreature:
cupcakecreature Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:< thisll be my first wig styling so im pretty nervous if anything the wig was still cheap and I can just get more extensions
Thanks anyways
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Zelda0bsessi0n Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would this work with a styrofoam ball? The foam that you used is very expensive and I just don't have the money for it
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It would be extremely fragile and thats probably not a good idea
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Zelda0bsessi0n Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh alright. Would there be a good substitute for the foam, or no? (Thank you, by the way)
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makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the only other thing i could think of would be sewing something shaped like a shower cap to attach to the back of the wig and then stuff it with polyfill, then cover it in hair. not sure how that'd hold up though
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Zelda0bsessi0n Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah alright. Thank you ^_^ 
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:iconeadhadh:
Eadhadh Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Great tutorial! *A*
But.. is it heavy? Well, when I wear also a normal long wig (100 cm) it's very heavy and if I don't use some mastix (is the english word for this? That's the glue that people use for elf's ear) it falls down. šAš
So does you fix it in some way?
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's not heavy at all. the foam and fibers are very light weight. plus with the bangs in the front, it balances really well. i don't even have to pin the wig down for it to stay on (though i wouldn't recommend it at all)
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:iconbatwitch:
BatWitch Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This. Is. Fantastic!! AWEOME WORK OMG I'M IMPRESSED!!
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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:iconwhitetsubaki:
whitetsubaki Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Hey this is an AMAZING tutorial. Thank you for making it. I'm cosplaying Toph for Connecticon this year (which is coming up in like 18 day XD ) Im super exited and i just wanted to say thank you soooo much.
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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:iconkanouchi:
Kanouchi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful tutorial! I hope to use it when I cosplay (hopefully) Toph. Out of curiosity, did you have to cut your original base wig in the back? I noticed you used a rather long base wig. If so, what did you do with the extra? Couldn't you have used it when wrapping the foam? Or did you?
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makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No my base wig was very short in the back. I only trimmed the bangs. Good luck!
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:iconthiefer:
Thiefer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Very nice! I really like how the bun turned out!
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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SophiaHeartwell Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
I'm gonna be putting together a cosplay of Toph in a few months and this will greatly help me! Thank you so much for making this!! :D
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're welcome!
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:iconjoiedevorah:
JoieDevorah Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Hey! I love this tutorial and plan on using it for my Toph cosplay, but I'm having a problem finding the foam. I know you said you bought yours at Joann's but when I look online all I find is super expensive ($50+) foam. Is it possible if you, or anyone, could link me to the type of foam you're using?
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can guarantee that's the right kind, its very expensive! Use a coupon!
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YellowPancreas Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yesterday I started making this and it's going really well so far! :D

The only issue was that the foam was *expensive*, but luckily it was on sale.

Thank you so much for making this awesome tutorial! <3
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:iconmakeshiftwings30:
makeshiftwings30 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yeah the foam is really expensive, at least you don't need a lot. welcome!
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Cheshire-Kitteh Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for making this! I was planning on doing a Toph cosplay, but I had no idea how to make the wig. This is the best tutorial I've found. When I make the wig, I'll definitely use this tutorial!~ :D But I have one question. Do you remember about how long were the extensions you used? Do I have to use super long extensions or do normal length extensions work?
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