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Hetalia Ahoge Tutorial by TheonenamedA Hetalia Ahoge Tutorial by TheonenamedA

I've been asked a lot on how I did my ahoge for my America from Hetalia: Axis Powers cosplay, and I said I would have a tutorial up on how to do it. Well, here is it. Prepare for tl;dr.

Yes, my explanations are long, and maybe confusing at times, but this is my first time making a tutorial, I'm really not sure how I'm supposed to go about shortening what I have so, please be patient.

In any case, may this tutorial help fellow cosplayers. Later, I may make character specific tutorials if people ask (such as Greece and Turkey's curls).

Questions anyone?

Hetalia: Axis Powers (c) Hidekaz Himaruya
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WolfWarrior01 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have any idea if hair extensions will work in the place of wig weft? I'm using my natural hair for a Nyo!N. Italy, so I don't have any wig weft. Also - do you know if barber shears are about the same as styling shears? This is my first costume/cosplay, so I'm going into this practically knowledge-less. o3o
Great tutorial!
TheonenamedA Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Student General Artist
Hair extensions should work fine since they're essentially the same thing with the only difference being wefts are extensions that don't have the clip in them.  And barber shears look to be the same as styling shears (I'm not too well versed in hair styling so I'm not 100% sure, but google images of the two they seem the same).  As long as the shears are sharp then you're good.  Good luck!  You might want to practice cutting a bit to get a feel for using the shears first before diving right into making the hair curl.
Antarticat-APH Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
I maybe going to hetalia day this year so this helps alot :D
LowlyWorm Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
eheh so i know that you posted this four years ago, but others are still commenting, and I want to ask a question. I am making an Italy curl (a romano one too but its identical and beside the point) and I got 7 feet of 16 gauge wire today. is that too thick? also will it support the weft fibers and glue and gel and stuff or..?? sorry but I want to get this on the first try as I have very limited weft fibers to deal with.. Anyways, sorry if I should've sent you a note instead of a comment but…yea.
TheonenamedA Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, sorry for the late reply!  Well, for my ahoges I usually use 14 gauge wire, I've used 16 before and it was too thin and weak to support anything larger than America's ahoge.  But play around and bend your wire a bit, if you find it's really easy to bend it and it has no resistance then you'll want to opt for a stronger wire.
LowlyWorm Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! And its ok. This tutorial was REALLY useful btw. I kinda messed around a bit but in the end I to two really good curls, if you wanna see…… Thankyou for all of your advice!
TheonenamedA Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Ohhh, those look lovely!  I'm glad I could help!
LowlyWorm Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou! :D
Tarapotamus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
awesome! thank you for taking the time to make this! so helpful!
TheonenamedA Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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