So I’m starting construction on Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn!
One of the first things I did, was order a wig! I ordered the Matilda from Arda Wigs, in the shade Pumpkin. I plan to combine it with wefts in the shade Peach (if you do the same, buy a lighter tone than peach. It’s slightly too orange, but I think it’ll work in my case. If you have a choice, buy a blonder shade!).
Of course, the first thing I HAD to do was a make up test! My brows look a tad too round here (need to get them waxed, but am holding out because of wedding shenanigans. The struggle is real, people!) and the freckles aren’t perfect (I lacked the necessary tools to make them more natural), but all in all it’s not bad for a first attempt. Might darken the eyes a bit more for dramatic effect. This ‘no make-up make-up’ is hard, for me, okay! I’m better at full out drag queen make-up, that much is for certain.
I am in LOVE with this wig. It’s thick, fluffy, the quality is spectacular and the lace is barely noticeable. Now I’ve always been a big fan of Arda Wigs. They’re based in the US and their wigs are just a bit bigger than wigs usually are. I have a relatively big round head (and a lot of hair) so wigs for big heads are a necessity for me! The quality of this wig is so good that a lot of people actually asked me if I’d dyed my hair ( I wish!). It fits beautifully, and all Arda Wigs can be straightened or curled. I own about 4 or 5 of their wigs and they are all still as gorgeous as the day I bought them (they do need a wash every now and then). The wefts are super long and will, I’m sure, come in handy later.
Be aware if you order from the EU: customs fees can be a b*tch! I had to pay 28 Euro’s in costums for a package with a worth of 80 bucks. Auch.
Now to sew the wefts in and start the braiding. I am planning on using my husband as a mannequin head, much to my glee and his dismay.
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