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Rapunzel Cosplay by Ringo-Chu Rapunzel Cosplay by Ringo-Chu
Me Cosplaying as Rapunzel in a costume made by Me. This photo was also taken by me using a very unprofessional looking"unipod" crammed into the crack between my mattress and foot-board...the backdrop...well if you've seen my bedsheets....than you know what the backdrop is. Can i have some points for being resourceful now...perhaps a slice of cake?

Several nice folks have asked me for a tutorial on how to make Rapunzel's wig and i'm afraid i just havent been able to do it... when funds allow (when i am employed again) i am going to be making a whole new wig for cons but this one...which was once one piece is now five pieces that clip together...I figured it would be easier to handle at my groups photo shoot.

So i am REALLY sorry i haven't been able to produce a tutorial...I need the materials in order to do it and i cant afford them now...i'm just not willing to use what i have to make a con going wig that wont very be useful at our shoot.

If you are really interested in how to do it and have questions i'll answer them the best i can but a step by step tutorial just cant happen for a few more months.
again....I'm sorry guys :( Times are hard...no money for cosplay....its a tragedy :'(
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lstan4ord Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Where on earth did you get that wig? It's amazing! 
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loli-angel-chan Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i ask how you attached all the kanekalon jumbo braids to the blonde base wig??

i always wanted to make a really long rapunzel wig but i never knew how to do it.
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WannabeCosplayer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
How did you get such a thick wig? i have a very thin second hand synthetic wig that is long, but as I said thin. What do you suggest. Do you know any wigs inbetween $0-$15 that would be good?
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine is handmade from ALOT of kanekalon fiber jumbo braids and a matching blonde wig as a base.
Unfortunately I've never seen any for sale that I can recommend for thickness. For most of my costumes I end up adding extra hair to the wigs I purchase cause I really like the full look it gives. Jumbo braids usually cost around 3-5 dollars each. (it took 16 of them for this wig) my favorite place to buy them is [link]
you can sometimes find some long wigs of decent quality on ebay for around 20 (occasionally cheaper if you get lucky) Its a little tricky to tell which wigs on ebay are good quality by the photos but usually if it says the wig is made of heat resistant fiber its decent quality.
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Helimatra Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Where did you buy the wig :o
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RodrigoYborra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Hi!! great cosplay!! Where did you get that wig?? You've made it that long??
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ViktoryaRozeTassi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I'll give you a gaint slice of my homemade red velvet cake for your resoulsefulness... happy?

I love the glow around the wig... it is a wig, right?
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kiwie77 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
damn! thats a very long wig O_O the longest wig i have i 100cm that wig is probably 2 meter? must be very heavy, good cosplay
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Good luck with your new-to-you car.
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Hey Ringo-Chu, Just returned from a Disney Cruise. Saw Rapunzel in a play and I am certain that your wigs look better than the one they used. Thought you'd like to know.
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol! I'm glad to hear it! How was the cruise? I've never been on one myself.
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Had a great time on the cruise. Lots of different, tasty food. Had to be careful not to eat too much. Glad I went, but not in a hurry to cruise again.

'Punzy never showed up for autographs, which was surprising. since she's the latest and greatest Princess. Saw her in a show.

What's new with you?
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Looks like you have another fan.
[link]
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha! Have you seen the rest of the "how far" series. Its defiantly worth taking a look at :)
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Read a few of them. Thought it was interesting how your CosPlay Rapunzel was tied in with your life. Makes me wonder about Mr. Flynn's motivation.
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think its best to choose characters you can relate to when cosplaying. I'm not entirely sure i understand what you mean about his motivation :/
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
By motivation I mean how does he relate to Flynn?
Guess what, today's my b-day. You can say happy birthday to me again in four years.

Thought of another Rapunzel skit while watching some bicyclists. Imagine this as a silent movie.
R has her hair piled on top of her head.
Flynn says (sign pops up) to Rapunzel, Let's go for a bike ride.
R, acts excited and they head out the door.
F, Wait, safety first and produces two helmets.
R puts the helmet on top, which looks funny
Cut to R rearranging her hair so a helmet will fit. Picture hugh Princess Lea buns, etc
They finally find a do that works, head outside, and the tires are flat.

Never said it was a masterpiece, but Laural and Hardy would have liked it.
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Harleykitteh Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
where did you gget the wig
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its handmade out of 12 packs of kanekalon hair :)
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Harleykitteh Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
o.o dear lord
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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Harleykitteh Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i might commission a braid wig from you
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would be very glad if you did. If you have any questions feel free to send a note my way :)
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Harleykitteh Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
how well does the braid hold up to running around
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i've worn mine to several conventions and photos shoots and its help up very well. I wouldnt recommend doing anything like rolling around in the grass or any other wild activities while wearing it. Just like any wig care needs to be taken with it but really I find it easier to take care of than most of my other wigs. The fact that its in a braid keeps it from ever becoming tangled up. I have sprayed it with a layer of very strong hair spray to help prevent little fly away hairs. Also please keep in mind that its pretty heavy. mine is about 5 pounds of hair. I wont lie to you it isn't the most comfortable wig ever...I put a small piece of foam at my hairline above my forehead when i wear it for extended periods of time (like when i'm at a con for 12 hours or so) to keep its weight from digging into my head. It definitely makes it more comfy. The braid is pretty massive and it takes a bit of practice to figure out how to maneuver around in it.
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Ringo-Chu,

Did you ever check this group out?
[link]

Princesses with a Purpose are also on DeviantArt.
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, yes ^_^ I think its a very sweet idea. My cosplay group and I have been discussing doing something similar in our area.
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Good hearing from you. Needless to say, you make a great Rapunzel. Have you been doing any other Cosplay?
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much ^_^ I'm finishing up Giselle from Disney's Enchanted right now and I'm half way through with Fionna from the genderbend episode of Adventure Time.
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Must have missed that episode...
Keep posting and have fun.
Still looking for Rapunzel up-dos.
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Happy Birthday!
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! and Happy Birthday to your daughter as well :)
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
We all had a good time. Party the day before followed by a family party on her birthday. We went to a place where a slice of cake is seriously 12 inches tall. She finished it today.

Did you do anything special?
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
'Punzy means long hair. I like your wig because it actually looks full. Not a few strands 20' long. Is it possible to purchase 75' tresses not in a wig? Years ago I read a Smithsonian magazine article about the history of hair/wigs. There was a photo of hair(?) being manufactured in long strands that had to be at least 20' (Probably longer, but there wasn't a reference to accurately judge length). Of course, someone would have to sew the wig together.

Have you considered working in a community theater or dinner theater? Try [link] for a federal job. It'll take them forever to make a job offer. There's also the military. You seem to know how to use a computer so you probably wouldn't wind up driving a truck. I use to work with a bunch of navy-folk and was impressed by (most) of them. The air force were pretty good too.

Just noticed you have the same birthday as my youngest daughter. She's a 2000 model.
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet that when they make the hair its very long at fist and then they cut it down to a more practical size for people to buy. I have seen some wigs that are a bit longer then floor length but they always look very thin.

I'm trying to get a job at a local ceramics studio at the moment. I think I'd like a truck driving job actually ^_^ it doesn't appeal to alot of people but I like the whole "freedom of the open road" Idea. My dad used to drive truck for...I believe it was the Swift company. It paid pretty well and he got to see alot of places. I got to go with him a couple times, it was a really fun experience.
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Good luck in the job. I wasn't trying to dis truck drivers. Just don't want to hear you're driving trucks for the Army on the Afghan/Pak border.
I can see the appeal of driving trucks too. There's a type of freedom involved. But it's a freedom I'd want to give up when it becomes a job and my family isn't close by. Then it becomes work.

BTW, I liked the photo of you hanging around.
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
That is the best cosplay Rapunzel wig I've seen. Great job. Maybe next time you can do Rapunzel up-dos. Always wondered how she kept it when it wasn't down. Princess Lea style, Marie Antoinette, maybe just the biggest bun ever?
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much! I have been tempted to try some up-dos and i may give it a shot in the future ^_^
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Thought of this about two minutes after signing off. How about a video of a day in the life of Rapunzel in 2011? Can't put on a t-shirt unless she wants to spend 10 minutes pulling her hair out - would look funny time-lapsed. Or trying to fit in a car with her up-do. Don't think it would work. Maybe even getting stuck in doorways. Shopping with hair in a tote bag, etc. Lots of possible comic scenes.

BTW, how much does/did your wig weigh?
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL i really like that t-shirt idea!
well, my braid weighs slightly less than 6 pounds and there is less fiber in that than the long one... i'd guess that its around 7 pounds...give or take a bit...the long one may be heavier but its mostly touching the ground and not hanging off my head so it doesn't really bother me. The braid is torture if i wear it too long. I wore it to a convention once, had it on for 12 hours and it left a raised band of flesh where my hairline is. XD i still love it though :p
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Howdy. I'm back from a quick Thanksgiving vacation. I've been reading a few of your old posts and saw the new pictures. Are you in art, hair/fashion, or craft school? Have you already graduated? Amazing work all around on the costumes, crafts, and hair. You look like Rapunzel before the tragic cut, and afterward, and I hope in the sequel when her tears bring her hair back. Hey, if her tears can raise the dead they should be able to fix terribly cut hair.

Glad you like the t-shirt idea. After you pull all the hair out, put it up in a big bun, then step outside, come back in and say, "It's cold outside". Then try to put a sweatshirt on over your head. I expect it won't fit. Cut to you getting in your car, with the up-do, and when you sit upright the hair pushes down and blocks your vision. Another cute skit would be buying 100 hair products in the checkout line. Your hair could be in a backpack. Say, "My wallet is in my backpack." Pull off the sack, then pull out your hair searching for your wallet while zooming in on the shocked cashiers face. OK, it's a bit Candid Camera, but could be funny.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No, i've always wanted to go to art school. I'm unemployed right now >_> thats America for ya XD i do have some money saved up and i'm thinking about taking some classes in costume design.

I dont mind Punzy's short hair but that long hair is much prettier and more...iconic? i believe is the word i want...who wants merchandise of her with short hair? not me!
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Have a Merry, Hairy Christmas Rapunzel.
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slacker992002 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Thanks for the reply. Keep me posted if you every up-do.
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Tito-Mosquito Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You look great! :love:
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)
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Tito-Mosquito Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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supereilonwypevensie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student
Oh my gosh! I am in love with your wig!! How did you get it so perfect?
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Ringo-Chu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
heh heh thanks ^_^
this was after months of messing with it :P
It used to be very unimpressive...insanely long but not so nice looking. I'm finally happy with it :D
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NAOWM Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I hate my tangled wig it's so.... tangled....
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