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How NOT to Create Drill Curls

by Laura Lee

Now this is the story all about how
My living room got turned upside down
In an attempt to make some big drill curls
But instead I just failed.

The rhyme got away from me there at the end.

So I wanted to create big drill curls for a cosplay I am finishing for DragonCon. My costume is Dragon Trainer Lulu from League of Legends. A drill is a big tornado-like curl. If you click on the Lulu link, you will see her hair has 4 big drills. That was my task. I set out to follow a great tutorial, and to be honest I'm not sure where I started going wrong, but I know I did, in fact, utterly fail.

(I will be posting my own actual tutorial with images later, by the way.)

Anyway, let's start with the mistakes:

1. I went too fast. Always go slow.
2. She says in the tutorial to use clear packing tape. I started off using masking tape. Which shows up through gaps in the hair strands. Which looks stupid.
3. She says to cut off the hair to attach to the tape and then reattach those …