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How Toph's bloated blob is made

Sat Aug 13, 2011, 7:59 AM


Hello watchers <3 You gave me the signs so here I am with this (simple?) guide in how Toph's hair was done.

Can I also say something unrelated.. I think dA should really upgrade this journal thing with an easy image uploader function? so I don't have to upload in another database and imgsrc every photo in here. After all, having pictures in a journal is one of the few attractions and entitlement to a paid subscriber besides a customize journal, right?

Ok that aside D:


I used many unorthodox ways to do my costumes so hmm.. please don't laugh orz ...

So i bought a straw bowler hat from Daiso (for only SG$2), and then wrapped strips of paper around it until is all covered, like a half sphere but fuglier. Please use black coloured paper. And of course, please buy a hat accordingly to your head proportion. Don't repeat the mistake of making it too big like mine =_=


This is how the underside looks like. I arrowed a wire-comb there because it is how I secured this blob to the main wig later.

Ok now, either you buy hair wefts or ripped out the wefts from a wig. I did the latter. Sewed them to the hat's lining. Make sure the hair is long enough to reach the other end of the hat. Then glued the ends of the wefts to the opposite side.

I placed an image of how the hair looks like from the back, very untidy and not how hair will naturally be (wrong context for a cartoon char LOL) but.. what are the odds of having a photo of your back taken, really? unless intended.


Also, while I kept going over with wefts, I sprayed them like f crazy with Mandom's G-spray. The fiber will stiffen and it'll warrant you from unkemptness.


Just in case you have trouble securing the ends of the hair wefts to the hat and because I didn't take a picture, I'll show you an example of how I did my Ventus wig and what you could do to bound the loose fiber with white glue. You can add volume to a wig with this method too like I did with ventus.

Usually you have to wait a night for the glue to completely dry but because I ran out of time and since it doesn't have to look pretty inside the hat I used white glue and then sticked A LOT of masking tape on LOL. You can try using hot glue or UHU glue too.


There. Done. Easy? 8D Sewed a wire-comb to tuck into the main wig. I think having a detachable blob on your head is better too? The main wig is untouched and you can reuse for other cosplays. Quite sturdy I say. Unless you do a body-flip..


My face after seeing a rock hits songster69's camera lens haha my bending skill is terrific.

(UHHEMKanasaiiiCOUGHS)


This artwork is so cooool. Do you know who did it? I found it upon googling. Makes me want to attempt a fire nation version of her D:

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I hope this guide helps you.. abit.

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:iconsafety-pin-bandit:
Safety-Pin-Bandit Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing wig work!

The Fire Nation Toph fanart is by :iconninjatic:
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headsuphigh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Thanks so much for this tutorial!!
may i ask where you get hair wefts and wire combs in sg? :)
thank you!
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:iconayechanit:
Ayechanit Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is so cool! Thank you for sharing. :3
How many hair wefts did you use?
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gracie-is-a-pie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, if Toph really had to do that to get her hair puffy like that.. xD
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:iconpansy--noodle:
Pansy--Noodle Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
AMAZING!! You're amazing, I never would have imagined! is helpful~ Thanks ♥
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cheyxlove Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat o.o

And the artist is =Ninjatic ^.^
[link]
He did the original, then repainted it a few years later as well.
:)

I love Toph :o
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GriffinFeather95 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Liked the costume, great job :)
I think the last pic belongs to Ninjatic.... I think is his artwork:
[link]
He repainted it, if you look in the description you'll see the link to the original.
Again, loved the costume!
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:iconfrake-love:
Frake-Love Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Wow~
You are a very talented person haha
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:iconfirewolf2007:
firewolf2007 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
or if you had longer hair you could just spooff it up XD
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:iconsaoko89:
Saoko89 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Very usefull! Thank you!
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:iconlubuly:
Lubuly Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
whoa awesome !!~ :D
can you do more tutorials?? they are really cool!!~ :love:
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:iconhotarubrokenwings:
hotarubrokenwings Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
that is genius!
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Septieme Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Photographer
wow *Q*
i think the fire version would suits you better ;D
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
and red is my favourite colour x3
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Septieme Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Photographer
oh how convenient for you ^^
btw. the big ballish hair is so cool :D
you have to get your group making the red outfits.
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Kloveis Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
very skillful... *o*.... *amazed*
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
i thought it was more LOL than skillful >.<

your avatar :O are you camelia?
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:iconkloveis:
Kloveis Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
hai!hello Cvy XD camelia here
gomen im kinda da-me with DA and learning lol..
[i nvr nvr nvr tot its a straw hat inside.. *w*]

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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
hi! haha take your time and post something soon <3
i used a straw hat (and is Luffy's) for another cosplay before too, quite LOL as well >< maybe i'll put that up one day heh
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:iconpinkyluxun:
pinkyluxun Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so creative :hug:
I always love your costume works!
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
i love yours more! >3<
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clockwalk Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Oh my gosh, that was a lot easier than what I was going to do... I was about to buy an entirely different, long black wig and somehow use wires to shape it into-- evidently I don't know what I'm doing. >A<;;~~ Thank you so much for uploading this! Very useful o w o
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
no problem, happy that it helps in some way!
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:iconmarcelacarmonaa:
marcelacarmonaa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wooooooooooow...
that's imagination x)! you're very creative... I admire you ;_; :heart:!
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
thank you >3</:heart:
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:iconinvisiblehalo:
invisiblehalo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cosplay ftw. :3
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
haha x3
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rpulasupulasu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Thanks for the tutorial!! U R AWESOME! (rox's exp +100)
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
i thought this didn't really help that much 'cept it provided the LOLs but good to know it does! xD
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melatiputih Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Your creativity is amazing! XD
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
i get a teeny bit more creative when i'm desperate lol!
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BanditYinG Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
YAY!
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
WHEE!
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Hisui-Takarano Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
thats a creative way to do the hair. hope the camera is ok
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
no damage at all :thumbsup:
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:icondearttolife:
dearttolife Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
I agree with that uploader function. WE NEED THAT! (ok I don't 'cos my subscription ended booohooo)

And YES! Fire nation ver please! I've seen many nice fan arts of that ver for different characters, so sexy luh wwwww (although that shouldn't be the only point...)
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
haha ikr. dA should integrate it soon or i won't be continuing my subscription...

lol! just saying, doubt i will cosplay toph again though xD
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dearttolife Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
I didn't bother to continue my subscription anymore, because I realise, I really don't use the functions much? And I should reciprocate the unappreciative gestures of my watchers who don't bother with my journals and poll :\
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:iconwoddee:
Woddee Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
That face was priceless :iconimhappylaplz:
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
LOLIKR!:iconclimaxplz:
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:iconwoddee:
Woddee Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
HURRRRR :iconimhappynodplz:
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seseostara Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So that's how you did it. This helps a lot! Thanky *Cvy! :hug:
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
was afraid my description was too muffy and key pictures too little but super glad it did help >3<!
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:iconseseostara:
seseostara Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This just reminds me of what they do on fashion shows. You know those big blob hairs the models will have on the runways. The technique is almost similar ^^
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
oh yes yes yes! you just glamorized my method, i was pretty LOLed at it at first D:
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pohcbSonic Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can search the artworks here in DA. Just MAYBE, you could find the artist. =)

Btw, great toph cosplay, magnificent one. =)
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
thanks :heart:
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pohcbSonic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
=) :bow:
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GreyFox123 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Great job on the cosplay ^.^

That image was done by Ninjatic [link] hes a pretty cool artist imo =P
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:iconcvy:
Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
omg thanks for the link!
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