Friday, 20 October 2017

Hairstyles - Three strand with side braids and paranda plus updo variation

I started wearing this style quite a lot last Summer - A three-strand braid with a paranda (tutorial in the link) with the addition of simple three-strand side-braids (pinned at the sides before tying them at the back in order to keep them more in place and with less bumps): 

I also like to wear a flexi-8 when wearing three strand-braids, both because of decoration and practicality - my straight, fine-textured hair is really slippery and even with the paranda the braid will become undone during the day, so the flexi-8 helps keeping the braid more in place. Also featuring a decorative star-pin in the half-updo section:

 Bunned variation: A simple braided low bun in which I twist the braid at the nape of the neck and secure it with a couple of metal bun pins (the half-up section also helps keeping the bun more anchored):


I was then working on a Tolkien study on the role of Númenórean women for a convention (which was last week), and this style somehow gave me strong Erendis vibes, so here are is casual closet cosplay Erendis with this style, with the star in her brow (which is the Evenstar, but pretty close to the description of the 'diamond in a fillet of silver' that Erendis Elestirnë 'Lady of the Star-brow' wore as a circlet). Actual cosplay pics - of Erendis and a Noldorin Elf - featuring this style coming soon :D!:

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Monday, 16 October 2017

2012 hair - Irish Medieval Queen-inspired style

Today's post is another historical-inspired hairstyle, this time of an Irish Medieval queen/noblewoman, inspired by this depiction of Isolde (the one in the middle): 
Source

I wore this style back in 2012 in order to impersonate the Queen of Tír na nÓg for a show that our Irish group prepared  to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.

-What I did:  This is a pretty quick style - The hair is loose except for two front pieces, one on each side, beribboned in a criss-cros pattern and worn hanging down the front (I just folded the ribbon in two at the point where I wanted the pattern to start and started criss-criossing it. A knot at the end keeps the ribbon pretty fixed and secure). The style is completed with a circlet.






And an early test with three-strand braids:



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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Hairstyle tutorial - Half-flipped bun


Back to tutorial videos with my variation of the Flipped-bun - Instead of flipping all hair before inserting the fork o stick, here I flipped half of the hair and wrapped the rest around the stick:


And some pics:



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Saturday, 26 August 2017

2011-15 hair: Random updos


  • Flipped-bun variation with a stick: Instead of flipping all hair before inserting the fork o stick, here I flipped half of the hair and wrapped the rest around the stick:



  • Buncage with and without paranda:

  • And a two-stick updo:




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Friday, 25 August 2017

2011 hair - Celtic-inspired multibraided hairstyle

Today's post is a historical-inspired hairstyle, a multibraided do for my Celtic Sword-woman costume ‘reenactment’, back in 2011 (yes, I know, belated!), for a show that our Irish group prepared  to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day (video here).

What I did was braid all my hair in small braids, ten in total. They're simple three-strand braids, I guess this look would look cooler with some french or dutch braids or a couple of cornrows at the sides, as were worn by Celtic and Viking warriors. Two of the central ones are braided into another braid in order to keep the hair out of the face; the thinnest couple of braids are the front braids kept in place behind the ears; and the rest of the hair is braided in a reasonably symmetrical fashion, with thicknesses becoming thinner towards the front:




More pics from the show (although hair isn't that visible :/)  (for larger pics, click on pics or open in new tab):




I left the braids in my hair for two-three days (including washing my hair, I think that was the only time I've washed my hair in braids), and got tight braidwaves that lasted for days :)



The central multibraid resulted in crimpled braidwaves:


And to finish, a more casual version of the Sword-woman outfit, with a simple three-strand braid:

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Monday, 24 July 2017

Hairstyles - Length-shortening cinnamon half-updo with curls

I chose this style (which I generally call my fem!Sherlock cosplay style) in order to play Mozart on the flute during the June end-of-term concert at my music academy. As a cosplay enthusiast, I often also like to do casual cosplay or historical-inspired looks for events, so for this concert I did a 21st version of 18th Century aesthetics with the flowery dress and the curled half-updo.


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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Random hair pics - Braided high ponytail with paranda in Yorkshire

Just some random pics this time - A braided high-ponytail with my purple paranda back in September 2015, visiting the Haworth and Stanhope West Yorkshire moors (the inspiration for Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights). I really like that the paranda matches the heather :D!




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