Toadette Wig Tutorial | Mario Cosplay

Toadette is super adorable, and I wanted a super adorable wig to match! ^^

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The Materials

  • Pink Wig (Ferrai in Rose Pink from Arda Wigs)
  • Extra Wefts
  • 4″ Smooth Styrofoam Balls x2
  • 2″ Styrofoam Balls x4
  • Modge Podge
  • Pink and White Acrylic Paint
  • Pencil
  • 2″ Circle Stencil (optional)
  • Hot Glue
  • Hair Scissors
  • Teasing comb with tail
  • Small clear elastics

The Break Down

The base wig is a Ferrari in Rose Pink from Arda Wigs. As we will be putting this wig into pig tails and as this is non-ponytail wig, we will need to cross-section the hairs in the back so that the weave does not show through when we part the hair into pig tails. Arda Wigs has a great tutorial on how to do this.

After securing the wig into 2 pig tails, divide each pig tail into 3 sections like pictured. Use small clear elastics to do this. I used 2-3 elastics per section to ensure a secure fit.

 

IMG_8813For the bottom section of each pig tail, create a stub by cutting off the excess fibers.

Paint the 2″ balls pink. As you can see, I dug a whole through the center each ball but this is not necessary. I was experimenting with how I could attach these balls to my wig and found a method that did not involve the hole.

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After the 2″ balls have completely dried, cover each ball completely with the extra pink weft hairs. I used hot glue to adhere the hairs to the styrofoam ball.

In the first and second part of each pigtail, insert a 2″ styrofoam ball into the center and cover with the wig hairs. Secure the ball in place by tightening the pigtail section around the ball and adding more elastics.

Take the 4″ styrofoam balls and dig a hole at the top so that the hair stub will fit securely into the ball. We will be hot gluing these onto the wig but more on that later.

Prime both of the 4″ styrofoam  balls and coat them in 2-3 coats of Modge Podge. Modge Podge is a great primer for foam to ensure a smooth paint job.

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Paint the 4″ balls pink.

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Trace 6 circles (1 on top, 1 on bottom, and 4 along the sides). My circles were 2″ in diameter and I used a stencil.

Paint the circles white.

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Paint over each ball with Modge Podge to seal in the paint job.

Put hot glue in the hole of the ball and also around the holes border.

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Insert the stub of the wig into the hole and hold firmly until the glue dries and there is a secure bond.

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Finally, cut the bangs to fit your face shape.

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And there you go! You have yourself a beautiful Toadette wig. 🙂 If you are looking for a tutorial on how to make Toadette’s Mushroom hat? I’ve got you covered on that front as well.

If you end up using this tutorial, I’d love to see the results. 🙂

❤ Shaina

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One thought on “Toadette Wig Tutorial | Mario Cosplay

  1. […] Many of the techniques used with this wig are similar to the methods used in my Toadette Wig Tutorial. […]

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