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How to Make a Clip-on Ponytail by Katsumiyo How to Make a Clip-on Ponytail by Katsumiyo
Here is my tutorial on how to make a clip-on ponytail. This method looks best for either stubbed wigs or short wigs that end near the natural hairline. If you have any questions or need me to clarify something, post a comment or send me a note and I'll be happy to get back to you.
Here is what the inside of the clip looks like:
And the top:
Pretty much exactly like you'll find in stores:

Here are some helpful tutorials from other people that you may be able to use:
[link] - Katie Bair's Wig Straightening Tutorial
[link] - Kukkii's Loose Wefts Tutorial
[link] - Kukkii's High Ponytail Tutorial
[link] - Katie Bair's Stubbing Tutorial
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Skymone Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This looks very promising, I'm going to try it out for a project I'm working on! Thank you for sharing!
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Of course, happy to help! :D
inuyashagem18 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would something like this help with making a wig into a ponytail? I'm making a Megura cosplay from Disney Hercules. And I need to find a way to turn a wig into a ponytail.  
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
This tutorial is really about making a ponytail from spare wefts. I would recommend Kukkii's tutorial on making a wig into a ponytail.
Creation-Forest Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I buy a long wife and cut it short and make my own wefts? Also, is it possible to add a hairpiece similar to Korra's from The Legend of Korra?
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
You can make your own wefts, but it is very complicated and extremely messy. I don't know what Korra's hair looks like very well. You could use bobby pins or something to pin up the strands to make those loop things, but I do not advise connecting them permanently to the ponytail. Your wig will be almost impossible to store that way.
Kira-Kat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How well do clip on ponytails actually work? I've never tried to do one, this is the first I've seen of them to be honest. I tried just pulling the wig into a high ponytail and it just does not stay put throughout a whole day and the only other thing I had seen other than this was putting in a fake one over a bit a foam. I'm not too keen on that idea.
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I guess I'm confused by what you mean by work? The clips are latched into the wefts and tracks on the wig, so unless you make a ponytail so huge that the wig sags, it should stay put all day. It's definitely the easiest method to make a ponytail with, too, since you don't need to alter the base wig to make one.
Kira-Kat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thats pretty much what I was asking. lol
Miyazawa-Lulu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making this tutorial! Is the most helpful and clear about making clip-on ponytails I've ever read, and it should be very helpful ^^
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