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Simon Petrikov Progress by xHee-Heex Simon Petrikov Progress by xHee-Heex
Man, I have no time to finish this costume before Easter weekend and yet I'm so pumped!!

I've spent the last two days laying and styling hair for Simon's beard and mustache (8 hours for the beard, 5 for the mustache), and still have the eyebrows to go!

Originally I was going to hand-tie the pieces, but unfortunately I bought wig lace that was too fine (or rather, the holes were too small) for the ventillating needles that I had! So instead I decided to "float" the beard and mustache, basically using spirit gum and pros-aide (I only used both because I wanted to experiment and see which worked best) to hand-lay the beard onto the wig lace and creating a premade piece that can be worn multiple times. I think the reason it took me so long was because the adhesives did NOT want to stick, so I had to do a lot of retouching and holding things in place. I'm really happy with the results though!

Here's a photo of my progress- the blue 5 o'clock shadow area on the wig head is because I used my face makeup to color the wig lace before applying the hair. -> [link]

The wig is a Jareth from Arda Wigs and is currently just teased! I still have so much to do!
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:icongreenbetty:
GreenBetty Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Hi there, i would love to feature your photo on my fb page! 
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:iconcellsai:
Cellsai Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is not terrifying at all.

Amazing job on the wig styling! It has a really natural shape.
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bodymindandspirit Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
... Simons head is on a stick...
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
That is called a wighead and a wigstand, my friend. Don't fret.
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:iconmeltymoon:
MeltyMoon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So perfect! Great Job~
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconjosethclay:
josethclay Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap it's a head on a stick

This is really good dude
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Dryice777 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I believe his right lense has a crack.
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I hadn't done the "cracking" in those photos yet, but yes! One of his lenses is broken.
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Alix670 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Man, you are good! Incredible!
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ShortieNinja Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're my hero, Hee-Hee!! :iconadventuretimeplz:
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SheikChan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hee-Hee... you make beards now? Do you like....or would you be willing to do a commission. I want a nice beard for Mordecai (Borderlands 2) but I have NO clue how I would even try to make the beard look decent. I looked online for fake beards but they look too real. His is more like straight wig hair.

Anyway....Just let me know. It's totally fine if you would be uncomfortable but I'm just saying...I am a fan of your work. You're super talented, I get jealous lol >.>;
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
I don't think I have it in me to do another one of these right now, but thank you so much!! :3 In a couple of months I may use this method for Monarch's awesome beard, which is pretty similar to Mordecai! Maybe then I can give you some specific tips (if it turns out alright, of course).
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SheikChan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay. That's okay! I'm sure it's A LOT of work. You did so well. ^ ^ I'm not sure what I'm going to do for Mordecai's beard. My boyfriends won't grow that long in time...so we definitely need a fake one. Haha.
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mekouhime Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My goodness I am SO EXCITED to see this!
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:iconelvic:
Elvic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
yes
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MachineGunPiggy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thats so freakin cool dude!
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:iconcherazor:
Cherazor Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is just amazing! One day I shall kidnap you and force you to teach me your wig skills. ;__;
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:iconpockyfairy:
pockyfairy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Groovy mang~<3
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:iconcassiichaotic:
CassiiChaotic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
You are actually my favourite person right now <3
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
DAWH! XD Thanks, friend!
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Sansansan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:0 ERMAHGERD! That's amazing!
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Thank you!!
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:iconsansansan:
Sansansan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome!
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:iconsmiling-moon:
Smiling-Moon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Are you going to Sakuracon?

I will be cosplaying Ice King and would love to get pics with you if you are!
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I don't go to Sakura I'm afraid, but your Ice King is great!!
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Smiling-Moon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just saw that you were talking about getting him done before Easter, so I wondered.

Thanks. I'm wanting to make a piece like your beard to go over mine so it actually looks like I have a beard.
I don't know if you were planning on it, but it would be great if you made a tutorial on how you laid the hair and such.

I also would love to know how for a friend who cosplays Tony Stark and wants me to make them a beard to use...
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I don't know if I'll be making any tutorials, but there are plenty that I referenced on Youtube! They were all applying their hair directly to a model's face, but it's the same concept. c:
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Smiling-Moon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll have to search through, thanks ^^
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SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii can't wwaaaaaaaait for this guhruhguhgurfhughuhurh!!!
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
OH YOU. C:
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SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
NO YOUUUUUUUUUU~
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:iconlasalvi:
LaSalvi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Incredible work once more :)
You should really make tutorials about all this, I,d be super interested in seeing one on making beards!
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thanks! I used tutorials found on Youtube, and they're far more informative than I could be!
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:iconfoxdeamon:
foxdeamon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist
man wish i could learn this from you. lol be your little apprentice >.<
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
:3 Thank you!
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:iconfoxdeamon:
foxdeamon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist
your welcome your wigs are amazing. im rooting for you in the iron wig contest XD
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Seena-Cha Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
looking awesome!
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thanks very much!
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Seena-Cha Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
my pleasure (:
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TechnoRanma Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
YOU ARE TOO AMAZING. I love this *-*
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
NO SHUSH SENPAIIIII x3 Thank youuu!
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spike169 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
amazing
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you, sir!
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:iconbizria:
BiZria Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Will you be wearing this, dear? It looks incredible.
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Yesm! I'll be working on a face prosthetic so I don't just look like a teeny girl face in big man hair. XD
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MokonaKobato Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconzareidy:
Zareidy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Marry me please.
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Okay.
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