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leilei84
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:09 am    Post subject: ANH Leia buns Reply with quote

I was supposed to get some Leia hair with my costume from Etsy, but they were not in the box. God knows what happened, I am chasing it up with my post office. Hugely disapointed as you can imagine

Anyway, Does anyone else know of other shops that sell them ? or where could I buy the buns or wig ? I am nto very good at making them myself

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on how long your natural hair is, you may be able to wrap extensions in with your own pigtails, and twist it all into the buns together. One of these matching your hair for each pigtail is enough to make the fullness you need for two buns. But it does require twisting and pinning in every time you wear them. You'd need hair that was at least shoulder length or longer to pull off that technique though.

With shorter hair, you'd need some kind of wig or insta-bun, and I know there are some quality suppliers out there, though I do not have experience buying from them myself.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use two packs of jumbo braid. I have long hair already, but I just pigtail it, braid it and pack it up into tight buns to make a base for fake buns. I take one package each of the jumbo braid (Which is less than three dollars each at Salllys), rubber band each end, then start rolling it up tightly into a saucer shape while twisting the hair and pinning into place. Then spray the whole thing down on both sides with tons of hair spray, and let dry, then pin into place around your tight buns. I usually get two uses out of them, at three bucks each, it's not worth it for me to wash them out and redo them when they start getting pulled out of place or undone when I take them off.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used the drawstring ponytail attachments from Arda wigs.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My own hair is bright red, at the moment, so I use a full wig and has to make the buns every time I'm wearing the Leia costume.

I've tried to document how I make the hairstyle with one long straight wig and some loose wefts of hair.

http://costumekullan.blogspot.se/2014/12/princess-leia-cinnamon-buns-hair.html
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