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Japanese Elaborate Hairstyle Tutorial
This is my original pattern of apprentice geish (maiko). I diagrammed the entire process of the doll from head to toe.Some of the things that distinguish a Maiko from a Geisha are the red juban (undergarment), the extremely long kimono sleeves and the hairstyle. It took me a while to create the elaborate hairstyle (Wareshinobu). They were really fun to make and I loved making the hair accessories.

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  • How to make a model or sculpture. Japanese Doll Maiko - Step 1
    Step 1

    Enlarge to see descriptions in the picture.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Japanese Doll Maiko - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut a piece of 3.5cm x 3cm black paper. Roll it up and glue across the forehead.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Japanese Doll Maiko - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut a leaf share and glue to the center to create a pointed hairline.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Japanese Doll Maiko - Step 4
    Step 4

    Glue hair to the back and crimp it to add volume.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Japanese Doll Maiko - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cover the scalp with more black paper.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Japanese Doll Maiko - Step 6
    Step 6

    Wrap scrap paper in black paper to make a bun.

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Pramodini Arela
Pramodini Arela · San Diego, California, US · 64 projects
is there a tutorial for the rest of the doll?
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The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress · 5 projects
how you do that is beyond me. I wouldn't know where to begin. they look amazing by the way.
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Luna's acesorios Lucii desu(L)
this its so cool!!!XD
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TH3 N3RD
TH3 N3RD · Honolulu, Hawaii, US · 4 projects
They r beautiful!
I'm really in oragami amd Japanese paper dolls!
So I'd really like to know how to make one!
What is the head?
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Anny
Anny · 3 projects
You rock! I love dolls like this, but I don't have the talent to craft oneHappy Anyway, I think this project has a lot of cuteness and creativity. So Japan-nice!
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Aless
Aless · 1 project
murp Happy how do you make the dress and the hair accessories?
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Lysme
Lysme · Rome, Lazio, IT · 2 projects
Your dolls are amazing!!
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Heidelish
Heidelish · Stavanger, Rogaland, NO · 19 projects
Well the dolls are beautiful! Happy
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Dust of Enchantment D.
Dust of Enchantment D. · 11 projects
Thanks for the comments!
Heidel: I'm selling my Japanese doll kits, you can find the link on the top right corner of this page, under my profile picture.
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Heidelish
Heidelish · Stavanger, Rogaland, NO · 19 projects
Will there be more?
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