Author Topic: Hair for masks  (Read 171 times)

hidebehindthemask

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Hair for masks
« on: June 28, 2017, 10:35:15 AM »
I was hoping someone might be able to help me find a good spot to buy hair for mask making (in Canada if possible but would love to hear all options).   I have tried emailing CopperMoose but get no replies?   Also can people chime in as to what type of hair they use the most as I am brand new to this hobby (hobby for me at least).

Thanks for any help
David

The Maskahuna

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Re: Hair for masks
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 12:55:55 PM »
There are naturals and synthetics. Top wool is commonly used on
wearable masks because it is lightweight. Mohair also works well.
Try TheWoolery, FoxgloveFiber, or PacificWoolandFiber. Do a search
on spinning fibers for local suppliers. Synthetics include modacrylic
and Kanekalon which I believe is a spun plastic. Try National Fiber
Technologies. Kanekalon is available on eBay in every color you
can imagine. Be sure to post pics of your finished project; no hiding!

Doh!

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Re: Hair for masks
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 10:50:59 PM »
I got some black hair here for my Fly mask a few years ago, but don't recall the type:

http://www.monstermakers.com/product/mask-hair-4-ft-length.html
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theshape1188

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Re: Hair for masks
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 09:16:22 AM »
While were on this topics.... kahuna or maybe Rob or Cathy Tharp can share insight on what type of glue was used for hairing at Don Post Studios. I've heard rubber cement, DAP adhesive?