In case you can't tell we were Alien Dandelion-Babies.
The eye-lashes, makeup and the hover-board (not pictured) will get their own 'ibles, which I will link to once I have made them.
My aim with these wigs was to make something that people would just come up to and pet.
Personal space? No.
The wig is very simple in theory but a little fiddly to construct, so it might take some patience. I suggest having a podcast on.
The wig was inspired by The Seed Cathedral designed by Thomas Heatherwick for the 2010 World Expo.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
Spare weave in a matching colour (optional)
Fiber Optic filaments (I bought a mood lamp and pulled it apart)
Rubber bands/string/tape - for holding filaments (I used bands intended for braces)
3 x LED OR A small LED torch
Duct tape or hot glue
Soldering Iron + Solder
Step 2: Speperating the Fiber Optics
Make sure you don't have fiber optics in a bunch that come from areas that are too far away from each other. This tends to almost weave the fibers together at the base and make them difficult to thread through the wig.
I used small bands intended for braces. To hold the bunches together I made what is apparently called a "Larks head knot" (see picture) and then rolled it down the bunch which meant it secured itself, somehow.