Cotton Candy Wig DIY

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Need a costume that is sweet and light for Halloween? A Cotton Candy Wig is perfect, but if you want something a little more classy than a giant hot pink glob version they sell at the costume shop, here is something a bit more sophisticated. You could wear a cocktail dress, nice jewelry, jumbo lashes and then pin this baby on!

HIGH fashion, right?


• 1 wig, long straight hair

• Embroidery floss, needle

• 1 piece of batting (24 by 6 inches) rolled up

• Foam wig head

• Teasing comb

• 1 can of Aqua Net hair spray

• 1 package Fantasy Fiber or other glittery yarn

• Hair clips

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue, clothespins

• Embellishments for hair: gems, flowers, leaves, plastic insects, etc.

• Spray glitter


1. Move the hair away from the crown of the wig.

2. Using the embroidery floss and needle and working from the inside of the wig, hand stitch on the roll of batting so it stands up on the outside of the wig. This will give your beehive proper shape.

3. Slip the wig on the foam head. Use the comb to separate a layer of hair at the crown of the wig. Holding one chunk at a time, bring hair up and swirl it around the batting, using the Aqua Net as the adhesive.

4. Repeat until the batting is covered and the wig looks complete.

5. Take the Fantasy Fiber or sparkle yarn and stretch it in random places around the wig for an extra shiny look. Let it set until firm.

6. Embellish using Tacky Glue. Add whatever decorations you want, such as flowers, plastic insect, gems, etc. Add a light layer of spray glitter for a finished look. Let dry and then use.

Tip: When wearing it, flatten your hair so the wig will fit your skull better. Use pins to hold it in place.

Love & light,

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