Costume Musings

Making Cyberlox Hairfalls

cyberlox

cyberlox

You’ve probably seen girls wearing those beautiful Cyberlox hair falls to raves, or anime cons, or online. Making your own Cyberlox hair falls is easy. Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make your own.

What you will need:

  • Tubular Crin, (aka Cyberlox)
  • Covered elastic suitable for use in hair, or stretch lace.
  • Additional elements as desired; craft foam, beads, ribbon, wool roving, etc.

 

Measuring and preparing the crin

Tubular crin is springy and is essentially what is nowadays called ‘horsehair braid’ (no longer made of horsehair, it’s a synthetic) woven in a tubular shape.

Measure how long you want your falls to be; each piece of crin should be double this length.  Be careful not to stretch it as you’re cutting so you don’t end up with pieces that are too short!

Tubular crin can fray, so before constructing the falls you should take all your sections and finish the ends by turning the edges to the inside for a few centimeters. On large crin you can use your finger; for this mini crin I used the blunt end of a ballpoint pen to push the edges inside.

cyberlox knot

Cyberlox knot

Knotting the falls

Fold each piece of crin in half and loop it over the elastic, pulling the ends through the loop and tightening.  To avoid stretching the crin, pull tightly only near the elastic rather than from the ends.  If you pull this knot tightly enough it shouldn’t go anywhere. :)

Continue until you have a long enough strip to wrap around your bun or ponytail.

Adding additional elements

Craft foam (aka Foamies) is great for adding texture to cyber falls.  Other popular additions are ribbon, wool of different spun and unspun varieties, unstrung, strung and fused bead strands, marabou boas, etc.

 

 


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