The Hobbit Part 2 is out in theatres everywhere today, huzzah! To wrap up our week of Middle Earth Celebrations, we’ve got a brand new hair tutorial for you, this time featuring everyone’s favorite blonde elf prince; Legolas!
I’ve been doing a simplified version of this hairstyle since I was 12 and was torn between wanting to be as cool as him and totally crushing on him. (Oh come on, ladies: like at least half of you weren’t there too.)
What You’ll Need: A brush and four skinny hair elastics
Step 1: Brush out your hair and pull it back into a half pony tail, leaving about an inch of hair on either side right about your ears.
Step 2: Take the hair left out above your ear on one side and begin French braiding it back around your ear.
Step 3: Once you’ve braided back and part of the way around your ear, just do a simple braid for the rest.
Step 4: Rinse and repeat for the other side.
Step 5: Move the bottom part of your hair out of the way. Take the half ponytail and split into two even sections.
Step 6: Fishtail braid until you are about halfway down. If you’re unfamiliar with fishtail braiding, there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube that should help you out but the basic idea is that you take a very small section of hair from the bottom of one half and bring it up and around and have it join the other half and just repeat this back and forth.
And that’s all there is to it!
As always, feel free to ask us any questions or tweet us/tag us on tumblr if you try out the hairstyle for yourself!
They could easily rename Game of Thrones to Game of Hair. So many of the women on that show have such glorious long hair and fabulous hairstyles so it’s only natural to want to look to them for inspiration.
Today’s tutorial is inspired by the hairstyle that Daenery’s Targaryen wore for the majority of Season Three. A friend of mine who is also the model in these pictures needed a braided hairstyle to go along with one of her costumes and this seemed perfect for the job. You might recognize her as Heather of Zhobot. ;)
(The easiest way to make your hair look more like Dany’s, you’ll want to do a Dutch braid which means you braid under instead of braiding over. And to have pretty thick hair.)
You don’t need much to do this hair style: just two elastics, a brush, possibly a comb, and some bobby pins to help you divide out the sections
And that’s it! This is definitely one of those hairstyles that takes a bit of practice and that you will probably find a way to modify or tweak it depending upon your hair. Again, if you’d like to make this more like Dany, braid under instead of over, don’t braid down the top sections, and don’t combine the two sections. However, she does change up how she wears the style from time to time so feel free to play!
As always, if you have any questions or want to share pictures of your own attempts at the style, feel free to comment or poke us via social media!
So we high fived Pacific Rim so hard we thought we were gonna die, and it’s no surprise that Mako Mori is the leading lady of our collective hearts. And what more can we ask for in a comfort costume than pants and pockets? Nothing. We can ask for nothing more.
We’re totally 4-4 for this and you can be, too. Here’s a guide for those not so hot with the sewing skills:
Military surplus right around the corner? Rad. But for those less lucky, here’s a few to go by. Just remember that lady fashion cargo pants tend to be more fitted, so opt for a larger size. Look for one set of outside pockets, belt loops, and a blue-toned dark grey.
Basic ribbed tank in a warm charcoal black or midnight navy, with a white overlock trim running along the neckline, down both sides, and in a U-shape on the upper back. Look to colour match against the cargo pants — the tank is darker and less saturated.
We suspect that barefoot training is a no-go, so let’s get the combat boots from her intro into this thing.
Dog tags tucked in; double grommet fabric belt with a PPDC buckle; angled black bob with a peek of royal blue. While you can go full cosplay and get the belt buckle done and the dog tags to spec like Raleigh’s seen here, here’s a few easy fixes:
Ready to cancel the apocalypse? We sure are! You can also look for Lin kicking around Dragon*Con this Labour Day weekend as Mako Mori — feel free to talk to her about giant robots!
It’s still summer which means that those of us with long hair are probably still looking for more creative ways to get our hair up and off of our shoulders. The leading ladies of Star Wars with their very long hair certainly have plenty of different hairstyles to choose from so today, we’ll look to Padmé Amidala, Queen of Naboo, for inspiration!
While Padmé certainly has a heck of a lot more hair than most of us along with hairstyles that (let’s face it) probably utilize a lot of fake hair, she does have a few styles that can be adapted. Such a hairstyle is the one that Padmé and her handmaidens Rabé and Eirtaé wear during the Battle of Naboo in what is referred to as their ‘Battlemaiden’ outfits.
You definitely need to have long hair for this hairstyle but the good news is that you don’t need much in the way of extras to pull it off: just a brush, two hair-ties, bobby pins, and hairspray.
Step 1: Brush your hair out and put it into a low-to-mid ponytail. Only twist the elastic twice though because you’re going to need that final twist in a minute. I just went ahead with the ponytail here so you could see.
Step 6: Hair spray it. A lot. Especially the bottom part. Then bobby pin the rest of the flyaways/escapees as necessary.
At the end, your hair should look something like this! (Apologies that mine looks somewhat crooked. Photographing the back of your head can be tricky.)
And that’s it! You now have fabulous Battlemaiden Hair and are ready to take on the armies of the Trade Federation! In all honesty, this hairstyle is a little trickier than the previous two I’ve posted tutorials for. I’m actually still working on completely perfecting it myself so don’t worry if it takes you a little time to make it work. As always, you can tweak the tutorial to make it work best for you. You can check out our previous two Princess Leia hair tutorials and as always, feel free to share with us your pictures of these hairstyles.