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    Mar 28, 2012, 5:39 PM - Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial/ Costume #1

    Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial:


    Zen and I wanted to do Deanna Troi and William Riker for WonderCon. We were both lucky enough that Anovo’s lent us the use of their prototype redshirt, and screen used science officer outfits. I also have the cranberry jumpsuit that was made for me a couple of years ago that I hadn’t worn to a convention.

    I knew that one of the signature identifying aspects of Troi was her hair. So I set about styling a black-brown lace front wig.

    It arrived poofier than hell, and snarled. I was at a loss and began to do some research!


    Huzzah! I discovered Johnson and Johnson No More Tangles.


    Spraying the wig about 4 inches above, I coated the strands with the No More Tangles and then ran my fingers through the hair. It worked beautifully!



    Once I got the wig entirely detangled, I began the styling process. I separated the hair into parts and began to ‘tease’ it a bit to give it volume in the front.



    I then pulled it back and secured the front with multiple bobby pins. To get the full look, I went for a half up/half down look that she has in several episodes.





    Then came the headband. Now, it was the day before the convention so I went with what I had. A childs headband, hot glue and some ‘jewels’.



    Taking a reference image, I sketched (badly) what I thought the design was. Then, realizing I didn’t have enough jewels of the colors I needed, improvised!






    The finished product was then pinned into the wig!


    I plan on redoing the headband with actual beading but in a pinch, it worked! Once I put the screen used costume on, I took the headband off ☺




    (photos provided by Eurobeat Kasumi & Anovos)

    MUCH THANKS TO ANOVOS FOR MAKING MY INNER TREK FANGIRL SQUEEE
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    Mar 28, 2012, 6:10 PM - Re: Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial/ Costume #2

    I love reading wig tutorials. Mostly because I'm clueless and want to learn more. You both look great!
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    Mar 28, 2012, 6:21 PM - Re: Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial/ Costume #3

    Great tutorial Abby, really loved seeing this in person!
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    Mar 28, 2012, 6:24 PM - Re: Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial/ Costume #4

    looks great!!!!
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    Mar 28, 2012, 7:17 PM - Re: Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial/ Costume #5

    Great job on the wig, I actually saw you & Zen at WonderCon and though that you two made for really good Deanna & Riker. While not deadringers but definitely enough resemblance that you can tell right away that you're supposed to be Riker & Troi.
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    Mar 28, 2012, 7:23 PM - Re: Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial/ Costume #6

    I also find that Motions Oil Spray helps with any tangles that happen in long wigs. What's nice is that it keeps the fibers shiny as well.
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    Jun 29, 2012, 11:59 AM - Re: Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial/ Costume #7

    I'm so glad you referred me to start using lacefronts. They're bamf, girl!
  8. What is a plethora, Jefe? RPF Premium Member hydin's Avatar
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    Jun 29, 2012, 12:34 PM - Re: Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial/ Costume #8

    Looking good!!!!

    Definitely a costume that works for you. Great tutorial on the wig as well!

    Chris
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    Jun 29, 2012, 10:08 PM - Re: Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial/ Costume #9

    Love it! Just ordered my first lace front, and will be ordered another for our LotR costumes. I can't wait! I agree with Kearstin...they are definitely bamf!
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    Jun 29, 2012, 11:47 PM - Re: Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial/ Costume #10

    Counselor Troi was never that we'll built! Looks like you've got the hair sorted out really well. I had to use a lace front wig on my Pamela Anderson bust. The only wig I ever needed for a display fortunately.
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    Oct 5, 2012, 9:09 PM - Re: Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial/ Costume #11

    Awesome costume!
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    Dec 25, 2012, 7:37 PM - Re: Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial/ Costume #12

    My wife and I were searching for Troi costumes tonight together and found yours. That is just awesome. Great wig, awesome costumes! Sorry I was late finding this, but I had to compliment you! My wife sends her compliments too!
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    Dec 26, 2012, 12:07 AM - Re: Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial/ Costume #13

    I never got around to commenting on this thread but you look exactly like her - really, really well done.

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