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Guilty Crown’s Inori Yuzuriha Hair Ties + Clips Picture tutorial

Hey guys, sleepingwhimsy here! 🙂 It’s been a while, yeah?

This tutorial is actually something that I’ve copied from a youtube tutorial vid of a cosplayer who is also doing Inori, I’ll post the link as we go on.

Inori Yuzuriha Hair Ties


Materials needed:

Red felt fabric

Red marker

First up, reference!

looking fine thar, Inori

zoom to get a good look of the hair tie

Here are the materials, also make a pattern.

here is a good view of the pattern I made.

“Even an idiot can cut a straight line.” ..NOPE LOL.

Make 2 pieces

Cut the spaces in your pattern, make sure you leave an inch or half solid so you can put an adhesive or basically something that will hold the thing together.

Secure with a bobby pin, fill in the gaps with red marker

Carefully fill the gaps, it’s okay if the marker bleeds on the pattern as long as you carefully traced it just as is.

Do the same thing to the other piece.


Well, look at that beauty~

Now do the same to the other piece and you’re basically DONE.

It actually looks good even from afar, but if you want it to be really, really obvious…

Do it in hard mode.

Hard mode:

Trace the pattern on another similar piece

and cut the gaps so you can paste it unto another sheet.

a/n: I lost my shit right there so I stopped, it’s not recommended for people who can’t cut straight. I don’t have an x-acto knife so I can’t properly trace it. TTwTT

But if you’re really, really good with tracing/cutting stuff, you can absolutely do this.

If you’re done, you can either secure it with a bobby pin or anything to your liking.

Finished Product:

Sorry for the phone cam quality. It’s still discernible even from far away WITH a phone cam quality.

Photo belongs to Claire Codilla

Ahh, the hair tie wasn’t very well placed here, but you can still see the details if you look closely.

And as promised, here is the video where I got the tutorial:

I asked her permission for this in dA, she’s so nice. >w<

her deviantArt account:

As for the hair clips, I basically used foam and red paint then glued it on a hair clip, I don’t know where my pictures are, but she has another tutorial for it.

Aaaaaand, we’re done.

If you made it here, thanks for sticking around~! 🙂

My next tutorial will be Okita Sougo’s sleeping mask.

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Posted by on 2012.06.26 in hair, hair accessories


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Wig Dyeing Tutorial

Hi, I’m sleepingwhimsy. I’m new at blogging tutorials, so please bear with me!

Today’s tutorial will be about wig dyeing. Yes folks, you can actually dye your synthetic wig! :> I don’t know dyeing natural hair wigs though, don’t try it because you might ruin an expensive wig! (Seriously, don’t.)

I had to dye a wig because I ran out of time and because there aren’t any available on hand wigs that have the color that I want. I was in a rush because the con was in less than 5 days. It was a risky move but I am a bit satisfied (at that time, in just a couple of days) with the results.

I’m going to be dyeing a pink wig to a purple ala Faye Valentine of Cowboy Bebop color.

Disclaimer: The picture you are about to see might make you facepalm since Faye’s hair isn’t actually bright purple but darker (I only realized it until later and didn’t really mind that much since I actually colored the wig purple). Since I was out of time and materials (*facepalm*) I decided that the color was the darkest it could go at that time. I still plan to darken the wig color in the future! 🙂

Tip: Don’t dye an already dark wig because the color won’t really show. (I tried to dye a brown wig to purple, it failed. end of story) And no, you cannot dye a wig into a lighter color. Do not even attempt to dye a light colored wig to black because it will only turn into gray. I suggest that you just buy a black wig.

Picture tiem!

This is the after look of the wig, it used to be a pink cotton candy color. As you can see in the scalp, there are still hints of pink.

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Posted by on 2012.04.12 in hair, wigs


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