It all started with Melisande’s between-wigs-wrap. She was wearing one of the felt test wig caps and I had some fabric remnants lying around. I started to play around with the scraps, and it looked nice, but without any hair kind of flat. A google search later I had found the perfect resource, a blog called wrapunzel with all kinds of tutorials and loads of pictures – for human sized wraps of course. But I got an idea how to go about making it look more real and started to work on it.
A proper wrap would need some kind of undergarment, a shape to give the impression of hair underneath. I tested for a bit and came up with my future wrap voluminizer, a cap that is worn beneath the wrap and can be used to stitch some loose strands of hair to it. Melisande got the first one, without hair. These wraps look much better with earrings, and since Melisande’s ears are not pierced I had to photoshop them in. Unfortunately the head size doesn’t allow for some of the more elaborate wraps with up to five shawls as shown on the wrapunzel site, but with different fabrics the basic wraps look nice enough.
This is the first version. I love this look on her.
The next one with some strands of hair, and different looks depending on the wrapped fabric.
Tristania’s ears are pierced, so this one comes with earrings. I have a couple more, but this post is already rather picture-heavy, so I will leave it at this for now. More to follow 🙂