How-To Make Clip On Hair Extensions from a Halloween Wig

how to make your own clip in hair extensions from a wig

Sometimes a cheap Halloween wig works and sometimes it doesn’t. And sometimes you just need some extra oomph in your own hair by adding extensions vs wearing an entire wig… which is what I needed but didn’t want to spend a fortune on real extensions for a costume. So I got busy tearing up a cheap wig I already had and it was a simple task creating extensions and I’ll show you how to do it too.

What You’ll Need…

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* A Cheap Halloween Wig
* Large & Small Wig Clipswhich you can find at your local beauty supply in a few different colors
* Variety of other hair pins/clips &/or small Bobby Pins
* Small scissors
* Needle & Thread

Steps…

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* Using your small and large wig clips, measure the section of hair to cover it and snip the section off. If you would like it thicker, you can double the hair by folding it over.

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* And using your needle and thread, stitch the hair strip onto your wig clips using the holes on the tops and side of the large clips…

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* …and onto/through the open sections of the small clips.

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* I wanted a few tiny strips just in case I needed to cover any front clipped in sections so I took a small section of hair, stitched it in a circle …

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* …then stitched it onto the end of the bobby pins.

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* I created a few longer panels that were doubled in thickness but cutting out two rows of mesh together…

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* …and stitched on 4 large wig clips for a large extension to wear on the back of my head

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* I also left a few chunks/strips of hair without clips, thinking I could just pin them in/on/over the clipped in strips. I still have a huge amount of wig hair left in case I need a few more pieces. This is an easy DIY, btw.

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how to make clip in hair extensions from a wig

You can see how I wore them below…

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As Black Widow from Iron Man

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And again as Merida from Brave and Here’s how I created my BIG RED HAIR

Have Fun!

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