Day 16: Padme Amidala from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
I was going to save this one for Thursday, the 18th, which will mark that we only have 6 months till Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens opens in theaters. But today I woke up with great Padme hair texture, so I had to bump it up a couple days. Padme Amidala starts off in Episode 1 as the queen of Naboo. Her hair is very strategic and massive. It’s part of her costume and her persona as queen. It’s meant to intimidate. By Episode III she has softened her hairstyles, rocking curls and waves. The hair becomes far less intimidating and much more feminine. Representing a change, not only in her political status (she is no longer queen of Naboo in Ep. III) but also in her personal life. She is married and pregnant, about to give birth to her and Anakin’s child. This is a much different Padme and her hair is a reflection of that. Hair can tell you a lot of things about a person!!
I used a clip in place of her headpiece and just let the curls cascade down. I also added a coral lip gloss like she’s wearing in the above picture. Now all I need is a flowy, Naboo nightgown and a very angry, confused Jedi husband and my journey to Padme cosplay will be complete.
Is anyone else so freaking ready for The Force Awakens??? Is it December yet???
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May the hair be with you…always.
Day 15: Kimmy Gibbler from Full House
A couple months ago, the news broke that Netflix and John Stamos were working on a Full House spin off, Fuller House. Not only will Candace Cameron Bure’s, DJ Tanner be coming back to the small screen, but her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and of course, DJ’s best fried, the one and only Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barbara) will return as well. (Is anyone else as excited for this show as I am??)
The key to Kimmy Gibbler hair is stacked scrunchies and volume. If you have curly hair, let it run free. If you have straighter hair, tease that sucker till it stands on it’s own. Then stack those scrunchies on top of your head and bam… you are officially rocking the Kimmy Gibbler.
Day 9: Hercules from Disney’s Hercules
It isn’t just the Disney Princesses that can cause hair envy. Sometimes the Disney men folk have great hair too, actually a lot of them have great hair! Case in point, my man, Hercules. Check out those curls!! He could accessorize like nobody’s business! Yep, Herc sure knew what to do with that gorgeous mane of ginger hair!
I’m sad to report that my hair did not quite go the distance. The second I walked outside into the rainy, humidity my Herc curl fell like the Titans against Zeus. I don’t really use hairspray when creating these hairstyles, but perhaps in this instance it might have helped.
Zero to Hairo (ok maybe that one was a bit cheesy!)
Day 4: Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City
With only weeks left in New York City (24 days to be exact) I thought I’d pick someone who most represents NYC in my mind. Carrie Bradshaw herself!
My hair may be naturally curly, but I have to roll it in tight knots the night before to get Bradshaw level curls.
My hair couldn’t help but wonder…”When will waiting for the one be done?”
Day 4: Lady Edith from Downton Abbey
Poor Lady Edith. She may be the jilted, wallflower of the Crawley family, but the girl has good hair. As we in America eagerly await season 4, I chose to spotlight Lady Edith today.
My hair has grown out quite a bit since I first cut it. So in order to get closer to the length of Lady Edith’s hair I had to pin up my ends, creating more of a chin length curly bob.
Day 20: Sally from The Peanuts
Sally has always been my favorite Peanut! Precocious little sister to Charlie, perpetual stalker of poor Linus. She’s hilarious.
Her hair, however, proved difficult. And is a case of inspiration over imitation.
I started off with rolling my hair into knots before bed last night. Like I did for I Love Lucy. Then arranged them in a circle. The parted my hair in the middle and made vertical rolls on each side of my head. Bobby pins are a must in this scenario.
Day 16: DJ Tanner from Full House
This one is gonna take you back, especially if you are a teen of the 90’s like me. Scrunchies, teased bangs. It was all there!
And DJ Tanner was one of the fashion front runners for such trends.
I don’t have short bangs so I teased what I have. Then I threw half up in a scrunchie!!! Well 2 scrunchies. I was big on layering my scrunchies in the 80’s and 90’s.
Day 6: Snow from Once Upon a Time
Today’s inspiration is from the pilot episode of ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Specifically Snow White played by Ginnifer Goodwin.
For this style I left it curly (which is my normal hair texture) then threw it half up and added little flowers I got from Claire’s.
Perfect for a faiytale kind of day!
Day 25 – Bollywood
Today’s inspiration comes from Bollywood beauty Bipasha Basu.
Now, I know your thinking ‘B-poosie whatsie?’ It’s not so much about the actress as it is about the genre.
Bollywood is the term used for Hindi-language films out of Mumbai. Usually containing song and dance numbers.
And they are awesome!
I bought a few metal pieces at a bead store in midtown to recreate Bipasha’s Tikka (traditional Indian head jewelry.)
I glued some red stones on the front piece to give more of an Indian feel. Then I bobby pinned it to the part in my hair.
I slept with my hair wet to ensure maximum curl. Luckily I do have naturally curly hair, so I didn’t have to do anything else to the hair itself.