TheWestWind as Oerba Yun Fang

Oerba Yun Fang

Final Fantasy XIII

Cosplayer: TheWestWind
The wig is a Punky wig from Cosworx with in Espresso. I curled it with hair curlers and a steamer and a lot of hairspray. Basically the process is:
1. put a bit of hair in curler
2. Steam curler while hair is curled around it (make sure the hair is holding the curler up or you may burn your hand very good)
3. Wait a few seconds then uncurl hair from curler
4. Spray that section of curled hair

^ I learned this the hard way, but make sure you spray each curl if you want it defined in the end. If all you do is curl it with no hairspray it turns into a big curly mess of hair.

The design on the ribbon took a loong time, haha. I created a stencil by drawing on thin plastic then cutting it out with a really sharp knife. Then took some fabric paint and several hours to do from there.

For the staff, I had it done with a lathe at a local woodturners. After I picked it up I painted and decorated it. I also made the blades out of wonderflex and screwed them to the staff. It was a good intro to wonderflex. I didn't do much wonderflex-y stuff with it, but now I know how it works and I like the potential.