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Oiran Hair tips?

Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:14 pm

Puri_chan:

Hey, girls!
My first post here asking something, hope I don't look dumb.

When I look to a oiran hair i think... WOW, how they gat that bow-like hair?
I saw a topic here with some scans of a book that explains how to do tayuu hairstyle...
if I follow part of that, maybe i can get that oiran hairstyle, but how to do that bow behind??

Any tips? :ermum

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Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:14 pm

kingyoko:

One of the people here HAS cosplayed as tayuu/Oiran:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=396

She used a katsura/ wig in this case, because it was a lot simpler than using the real hair and she could style it as she wished without trying to do it on her own head. Also, a katsura has a LOT more hair than most people.

It turned out incredible, check it out!

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Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:15 pm

Fuyou:

Instead of an Oiran, you could play a Tomosode Shinzo at first. It's a step down from the Oiran, but it has the feeling you want, and it's easier to pull off. So, while you work on the Oiran look, this is a good place to start.

Here's some pics-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vee_smith/2867555094/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chestertan/2984042464/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hashiee/27 ... 826859160/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hashiee/27 ... 826859160/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hashiee/2777618541/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bygenejackson/2611288586/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/comise/2427087367/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tokyoninja/458531503/

There are also older looks for the courtesans that are easier to pull off, like this one-
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That's what I ended up doing for my first attempt at a courtesan...

So, this could be a good place to start while you work on your full Oiran look.

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Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:16 pm

Puri_chan:

Fuyou, thank you about the information!
I want to learn more and more about oiran, the correct terms and ranks also.

I will start with this rank, hope I can take pics soon as possible!
I found the word Koshi-joro, is the same of Tomosode Shinzo?

Sorry to ask a lot about oiran stuff, i really enjoy it!

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Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:16 pm

Fuyou:

I haven't read the Yoshiwara and courtesan books yet, so I'm not the best person to ask. I'll have to pass this off to someone else more knowledgable, but from what I understand, Koshi-joro was the class below the Tayuu, while a Tomesode-shinzo was an apprentice to a Tayuu. I don't know if they were necessarily the same thing, but I'm of the opinion that they weren't...

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Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:17 pm

myshii:

does anyone have any idea how hold out the hair bow? im making a slightly scaled down version of an oiran hairstyle with a wig and im a little stuck.

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Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:17 pm

izsone:

i have done a wig in the butterfly style. i used thinned out elmers glue , instead of wax , as glue will wash out if nessesary , and was easier for me to use. for the butterfly " wings" i used black thick posterboard and glued the hair extentions on ,then attatched to the main wig. once i figure out how to up load pics , i will do so. i thought for a first attempt it wasnt to bad

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Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:18 pm

Dr.B:

I am working on a complete tayuu outfit right now. I have all the kimonos and obi I need and I have some one to make the koma geta for me.

I lost my job and do not have the money to get all the kanzashi I want or an old katsura to remake in to this hair style.
http://pinterest.com/pin/169588742189183378/


I do, however, have vary long dark hair and just enuff hair pins to do this.
http://pinterest.com/pin/169588742189457818/

http://pinterest.com/pin/169588742189466526/

I was wondering if any one knew any thing about this kind of hair style and when it was worn and for what events/time of year.

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Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:19 pm

izsone:

i want to say looks like the 1600's . during the early shogun times. of course i say this as i just watched that mini series and right now everything looks like that time for me.

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Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:19 pm

Dr.B:

I am attempting to make my outfit as acuret as I possibly can.

I was planing on doing a Tayuu as I have obi I can use for it. I already have a few of the kanzashi I need. I had planed to get and old beat up katsura on e-bay and rework it.

This was the hair I was going for
With Kanzashi
http://pinterest.com/pin/309552174357113544/

With out
http://pinterest.com/pin/309552174357113572/

I always thought that the above hair went with this obi
http://pinterest.com/pin/309552174357117199/



But then I saw this and thought it was a good idea until I could get a wig to work with. She has the same obi right?
http://pinterest.com/pin/309552174357112504/


Then I start seeing Tayuu/Oiran with other hair and mixed kanzashi. I first I thought thay must be ignorant henshin so I ignored it. After a wile I found old post cards and prints of REAL Tayuu/Oiran with the mixed hair and what not. So now I am confused I can't tell a Tayuu from an Oiran any more.

As much as I like the long hair down It makes me look almost Haion. I much prefer an up do. I found a pic of what look like a shimada with Tayuu kanzashi but I have no idea how her obi would be tied. I already have a shimada thay is vary close to this and I would like to use it is I can and save the money.

Hear is the pic
http://pinterest.com/pin/309552174357117272/

I need some help to figer it all out. I am at my wits end.
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