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Botan Wig Tutorial by IllynReaver Botan Wig Tutorial by IllynReaver
I made this for all the people that keep asking me how I made my Botan wig. I hope it helps to answer some questions. If anything needs to be clarified, or you have a question about it feel free to PM me. But please read through this first, before asking.

Helpful links:

[link] walk through of how to make high ponytail

[link] sew wefts

[link] stubbing
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:iconmidnightdestiny04:
MidnightDestiny04 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
An awesome tutorial! It looks so cool and authentic.
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:iconillynreaver:
IllynReaver Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Thank you. :) I tried to make it easy to follow.
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:iconmidnightdestiny04:
MidnightDestiny04 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And it does seem easy! ^^
Bingo! You win the prize! lol Ah YYH. Good times, good times.
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IllynReaver Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
XD good!
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Xelhestiel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
To make the wefts, did you take hair directly from the wig or did you buy packets of extensions/wefts?
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:iconillynreaver:
IllynReaver Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I butchered another wig for wefts, as well as buying some loose extensions and made my own wefts.
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Xelhestiel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Ah okay, just curious because I have to make a Sailor Cosmos wig (similar to Sailor Moon only the odango's are heart shaped) and I bought a 51" long wig and sixteen 20" extensions and I keep looking at everything and asking myself "will this be enough"? And I can't find many online tutorials on Sailor Moon wigs (surprisingly) that talk about the wefts.
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IllynReaver Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I'd suggest checking out this lady's gallery. I provided links in the tutorial, as she's the one who inspired me to make my Botan Wig after reading how she made a high ponytail wig. [link]

Also this lady [link] does a lot of Sailor Moon wigs.
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Xelhestiel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I have already consulted Kukki-san already lol! I asked her on how she did the heart-shaped odango's and what-not. I also am on a budged for my costumes, so I couldn't buy too much and I feel like I don't have enough lol. I'll probably have to take hair from the wig to use as wefts though. I can't afford for someone to style it for me either - I'd rather not do that.
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IllynReaver Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Lol! Ah okay. I understand.

Did you look at that other link? The lady does a sort of criss cross thing with the hair in the back. It's something to try, anyway. I did it with another wig that I haven't posted pics of yet.
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Xelhestiel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I just went back to your links and they're the same - Kukki-san lol

And does the criss cross method work well?
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IllynReaver Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
crap. Guess I messed up when I posted them.

I thought it worked well. [link]
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HeartlessInu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're amazing, ya know that?


















And also, I love you for this.
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:iconillynreaver:
IllynReaver Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Oh, thank you. :D

I'm glad you like it.
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HeartlessInu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome, luv!
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Kyrie-Alise Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
I was wondering if you had to dye your wig. If you did then how?
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:iconillynreaver:
IllynReaver Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
I did not dye it, I simply made wefts of different colors.
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mousegirl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
GREAT tut!
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:iconillynreaver:
IllynReaver Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Thank you! :heart:
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DaimaouGirl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
I've seen your Botan at a con before and always wondered how you made the wig. Awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
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IllynReaver Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Oh thank you! :) and you're welcome
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deliriously-dying Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
So good!! I was always wondering how to make this hair... thank you for uploading this! :heart:
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IllynReaver Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Thank you ^_^ I'm glad you like the tutorial.
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vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i always wondered how you made this wig ^_^ great job!
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:iconillynreaver:
IllynReaver Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
^__^ XD Thanks! :glomp:
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ShinseiTenshi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!!! 8D

You did a super good job showing all the steps! I would have never thought of putting it together that way! o3o
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IllynReaver Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
XDDD

Thanks! ^____^ I'd tried my best to explain everything, and really glad I took pictures while making it lol!
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ShinseiTenshi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
The pictures are EXTREMELY helpful! Visuals are always the best with this sort of thing!
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IllynReaver Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
^___^ yayness.
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Resident-Reno Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
THIS IS AMAZING. Super helpful, super detailed. Great job, as always!
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IllynReaver Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
:hug: Thanks!
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Siesna Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Sweet!!! Okay, it all makes sense now! I'm definitely a visual learner, I was having a lot of trouble imagining this. xD So glad you took pictures of the process!
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IllynReaver Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
^__^ I'm glad I took pics of it as well, just wish I'd taken pics while I was sewing wefts. But at least I put up a link to a weft sewing tutorial. XDD
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