The Simple Wig Trick to Perfectly Style Saber
Have you always wanted to cosplay as Saber? Saber from the Fate series is a popular cosplay with a unique hairstyle-so unique that most people have trouble figuring out how to style it! Unfortunately, skipping this hair style makes the cosplay feel incomplete, but today we will reveal the one simple trick to nail her iconic bun braid.
Saber was designed for a visual novel and that means from the get go she was drawn to look good first and realistic second. The way she keeps her hair is a complicated braid wrapped around a bun which is not feasible unless you have long hair and lot of time (and probably need a friend to help too!). So instead its easier and just as good to simply not tie the hair altogether and instead recreate the image using a plastic half circle. Create the illusion of a bun separately and then glue it to the back of your wig.
The steps are simple:
First style the front by cutting out her bangs. Keep all the hair you cut!
Take a plastic half shell and glue on the hair you cut by layering them, creating the image of a bun.
Then take some of the back of the wig and style out a pony tail which you then braid, making sure the length is long enough to wrap around the bun.
Cut off that braid and the glue it onto the bun, wrapping it around the shell.
Finally you glue the bun to the back of the wig.
This will save you so much time, effort, and energy so you can get back to working on her armor. Youtubers Maki Eracela and Socksy Cosplay does excellent examples of this with staggering results.
What do you think of this method for styling wigs? Are there other characters that you can apply this too? Tell us in the comments below!