We’ve had a lot of fun creating these three wigs (and facial hair) for Logan! The upper left corner is Logan himself, no wig, no character. The right upper corner is Logan costuming as Milo from Atlantis. The bottom row is Logan costumed as Hal Jordan and as Star-Lord.
What is perhaps most challenging (and therefore most fun!) about these pieces in particular is that each of them is very subtle and nuanced, they’re all based closely on real hair worn by an actor (or animated character) – because they’re so close to life, the fit has to be perfect, the hairlines very fine and discreet and the color, cut and style true to life. If even one thing is “off” it will catch the eye and be a distraction.
If you’re not familiar with our work, we build every custom wig from scratch. Starting with a tracing of the client’s head, we create a block that is the same shape and size as their head, with their hairline drawn on. We tailor the wig’s foundation using this block to ensure an excellent fit, then we knot each hair in by hand. The hairline is a very fine mesh – it’s designed to blend into the skin, creating a natural hairline.
The first piece we built for Logan was based on Milo, a character from the animated film Atlantis. Logan especially wanted us to try and capture the two-toned shade of the hair and the very specific cut and style. Below, some detail photos of the wig after we finished work.
The second piece was inspired by Hal Jordan (aka The Green Lantern).
And the third, which included facial hair, was based on Star-Lord, as portrayed by Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. This wig had a lot of specific shaping and styling to be done during the knotting process, to achieve the characteristic directional style.
All three wigs are human hair – whenever we build ultra-realistic pieces like this, we use human hair. It looks, feels and behaves as much like real hair as possible, so it makes the wig that much closer to real life.
All the photos of Logan were supplied by himself – the photo in the Star-Lord inspired pieces doesn’t include the full costume, but he wanted us to see how the wig and facial hair looked on arrival!
To see more projects we’ve created, check out our Cosplay and Fandom Client Gallery.
If you want to know more about how to commission a wig, costs, payment plans, ordering deadlines and more, check our Cosplay and Fandom Page.
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