Making a Wig Cap

When making a doll wig, it is usually advised to make a wig cap to make the wig removable from a doll. If you’re making a wig for a BJD, you’re definitely going to want to have a wig cap to protect the head of the doll. Making a wig cap is an easy and inexpensive endeavor.

First things you’re going to need are some glue, a paint brush (preferably cheap since it’s going to be used to apply glue), and some type of fabric. I used a sort of t-shirt type fabric from Johann’s. It was on sale, and not too thick or thin.

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Here I have my model doll that I want to use for all my wig tutorials. I removed the hair wrapped a piece of plastic wrap over her head to protect her faceup. Make sure to secure it with a rubber band.

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Next, you’re going to want to stretch a piece of your fabric over the doll’s head and secure it with a rubber band as well.

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Using the glue of your choice (In my case Elmer’s), being brushing the glue over the fabric until it is evenly coated. Apply three coats in total.

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Once the final layer has dried, draw in the hairline with a Sharpie or any other pen felt tipped pen.

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Here, you can see I went around the ears and drew the hairline at the bottom of the head.

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Cut along your guidelines and…

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Voila! Now you can start making the actual wig!

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