Saturday, February 12, 2011

DIY Project: Hat/Wig Stand

Whenever I make something new, I make it a point to always take pictures of them for reference and for product photos. After several hat projects, I noticed that something was missing - I need a proper stand for all the hats and plushies I make! Hah, I know, this is a given for any (future) sellers.

Since I'm almost mainly working on hats, I decided I should make my own hat stand first.

Say hello to my brand new DIY Hat/Wig stand! I simply bought a large styro ball from National Bookstore, then added the wood kitchen tissue holder as a stand. With this set up, I can easily put on my hats on the stand and take as much pictures as I want on any angle without having to adjust the hat after every shot. I can also easily adjust the stand's head size by simply replacing the styro ball with a larger/smaller one.

This stand is also very useful when styling or fixing wigs. I own several wigs for cosplay, and its quite difficult to comb them with one hand holding the wig and the other combing away. Just put the wig on this stand, pin it on the styro ball, and voila! you have two hands to work with! This also gives you a very good preview of how your wig will come out after styling it.

If you want to make one, I already mentioned that the ball came from National Bookstore. You see that my styro ball is a size 7, since my head's circumference is 24 inches. If your head is 22 inches (most people are on this size!), get the size 6. As for the wood kitchen tissue stand, I got mine at Japan Home Center for 88 pesos. A bit pricey but its very convenient to set up (just screw the rod on the base).

I also suggest to cover the styro ball with fabric to avoid stray styrofoam chips. Also, it'll look better. Im currently working on that. :D

I hope you find this post useful. Thank you for reading!


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