Step 8: Phase VII - Paint, Polish, and DONE!

For this phase, you will need:

- Acrylic paint for highlights and shading.

- Fine brushes, naturally.

- Whatever else your wild imagination wishes to incorporate. Perhaps a protective sealant? Maybe a loose band of elastic around the inside or small loops through which to hook bobby-pins to help hold the wig in place if it shifts around a lot?

- Perhaps even spirit gum for the wig's hairline! (Spirit gum is an adhesive used in professional costuming, like for sticking latex scars to one's skin.)

1)   Paint in the missing texture details, primarily individual hair strands upon the spikes.

2) Try your new wig on, secure it, and Good Luck!!! :-)

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and that you may even find it useful. I'm sorry if I over explained simple things, but I would like if new papercrafters could follow this as well as seasoned ones. Projects like this are what I learned papercraft designing for in the first place, and that took me years without a mentor. And I still feel like a novice at it.

I also apologize for not including pictures with all of the steps. I put over 30 hours into creating this tutorial, and simply ran out of time. If you would like to see this wig finished, I will upload more photos separately within in a day or two. Thank you so much for your patience.
<p>Amazing Instructable! Could you send me the paper craft design for the spiky one, it looks great.</p>
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Well done! Excellent first instructable. *applause*
Thank you very much. ^__^
<br>This is absolutely amazing. I've never seen papercraft before so very basic information is good. Also, I like that you've added the techno babble warning because that in itself scares me, but you've made it seem that this is something even I could try to do and be successful. <br> <br>Also, I think this would be fun project to do with my daughter,or for my grandson. Thanks so much. <br>
Why thank you! And you're very welcome. :D <br> <br>Yeah, deciphering those forums definitely takes patience. I had no prior background in 3D or programming whatsoever, but fortunately I found it fascinating enough just to see how differently from myself other people think. That, and papercrafting is kind of addicting once you get the hang of it. :3
That is an intense papercraft! Awesome!
Thank you. :)

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