good source for wookie braids?

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    good source for wookie braids?

    looking to get the most accurate braids. Anyone know a source?

    Thanks guys.

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    I used horse hair from tandy leather. I think they are close.



    http://tandyleather.com/prodinfo.asp...tem=9&mitem=12

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    HHHMMMMM!!! Gotmaul told me about that before. I have to look into making my own then. thanks for the link.

    Thanks man. I think that might do the trick.
    Turo

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    Yeah, they look good, but i'm going with something even cheaper! =)

    Braided doll hair from a craft store. Only $2.00 Should do the trick as well.

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    I've made mine using the braided doll hair, but they used horse hair on the movie suits. I really don't like the feel and shine of synthetic doll hair, and the pre-braided stuff isn't nearly as thick as the ones in the movie. I want to replace mine with horse hair soon, which will allow me to braid them thicker.

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    I'd like to get real horse hair as well. My synthetic doll hair ones looked too cheesy I think, after I got a look at horse hair ones at CIII. Problem is I can't braid...maybe my wife can. Anyway, hey Seeker! If you order that horse hair from tandy and end up having some left over after you make your braids, I'll buy the rest off of ya. I hope to see you guys in Elgin this Saturday if you go...

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    I can braid, let me know if you need any help.

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    Maybe this might help:

    1. Divide all the hair into three even sections and comb each section smooth.
    2. Cross the right hand section over the middle section. The original right hand section is now the middle section.
    3. Pull all the sections away from each other to tighten the plait.
    4. Cross the left hand section over the middle section. The original left hand section is now the middle section.
    5. Tighten the plait again.
    6. Continue the process alternating right and left sections over the middle section, tightening each plait as you make it.
    7. Secure the end of the braid with a rubberband or hair-safe ponytail holder.


    Tips: You can learn to braid by using three pieces of string or rope laying flat on a table. Once you understand the concept, it's easy to make the transfer to braiding hair. Once you are adept at making the braid you will want to hold all the sections in your hands to increase your braiding speed and ensure uniform plaits. Try holding the outside sections between the thumb and index finger of each hand and moving the middle section between the index and middle fingers back and forth between both hands as the outside sections are crossed over it.
    This page has a few images that might help too.
    http://www.virtue.to/articles/braiding.html

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    i know a lot of people didnt know how to braid.. but this.. is just funny.. almost sad... its.. think about it.. i imagine all these "boba fetts" and such in there gear sitting at a table with an instructor teachin them how to braid.. lol... sorry.. humor.. laughing.. must.. have... air.. stop.. the pain.. lol... i dont mean to hurt anyones feelings but you gotta admit.. its funny.

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    Has anyone used those cheap hair extensions ?.. my sister says that you can get them quite long and in many colours

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    our leather factory place has them...BUT the problem from what I hear is that most horse hair comes in about 3/4 the length it should be, therefore you have to string them together at some point (of which I am oblivious). My thing is this, lets go up to TLF, get some horse hair and pay QUINCY five bucks to hammer it out !!! lol. But seriously, that's a good idea if I've seen one

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    I was at dragon con last year and saw a woman selling hair braid extensions and what not. She had them in 300 different colors. I asked her if she could make me longer ones then she had on display, she said yes. I had her make me up a set of all 3 colors, they look great, and were $15 total (and they came braided).

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    yeah, I got 5 feet of brown doll hair and black hair, and I suppose it will look somewhat strange, but when I wrap it around, and fray the ends, and am in my boba fett outfit, I don't think many people will be like, "So, where did you get your wookie scalps?.. from doll hair? "

    =)

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    You'd be surprised.

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    The problem with the Tandy horsehair is that it is too short. You need at least three feet to have the proper length, unless you want to connect them together somehow.

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    I went to a beauty supply store (Sallys?) and bought a few different colors of synthetic hair ($1.99 per pack), and braided it myself. The hair is very very long and was sufficient to wrap around my arm and still hang to my waist, even once braided.
    It has a decent texture as well.
    For the thread wrappings I used this thick thread ay wal-mart which i wrapped a 1000 times!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails braids-jpg  

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    Hey OSK,

    Does "Sallys?" have a website? That looks FREAKIN AWESOME! Nice job!

    Shinobi

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    Hi all, does anyone know a good source for wookie scalps in the u.k.? i don't have the patience to braid them myself, so finished ones if i can.

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    FettTheHunter said: View Post
    Has anyone used those cheap hair extensions ?.. my sister says that you can get them quite long and in many colours

    I've used them and they seemed fine. They are definitely cheap. I'd like to try horse hair and see what that looks like.

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    slavefive is selling braids
    his are sweet
    very nicely done

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    I'm going the Sally route as well. The ESB braids seem softer than horse hair to me. Plus you can get these for around a $2 a piece. Sally does have a website, but they don't list some of the colors. I'm using the 100% Kanekalon Jumbo braid. I've got the 1B off black, and 22 Light Ash Blond. Still looking for the 613 bleach Blond.

    -Ryan

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    You can always ask marsattack for wookie braids ....Heres my braids that arrive in the post from him today, marsattack uses real horse hairs on his braids too



    They look good although im a little concerned on the thickness hmmm..
    Last edited by stormshadow2100; Feb 10, 2009 at 9:42 AM.

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    Re: good source for wookie braids?

    I don't think the thickness is bad. I was just checking out my copy of Star Wars Chronicles and they look thinner than some of the ones I see on fan costumes. I think those are pretty good as is.

    I found this online:

    http://www.sallybeauty.com/Kanekalon...ml?cgid=Hair16
    Last edited by DannyBoy7783; Feb 17, 2009 at 9:00 PM.

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