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Tested's Jen Schachter Crafts Impressive EVA Foam Wig

Jen created this Marie Antoinette wig entirely out of EVA foam for Halloween.

EVA Foam Wig Marie Antoinette
Courtesy Jen Schachter & Tested

Learning how to style wigs can be a task in itself, but making one out of EVA foam is a whole other level. In a recent video posted on Tested's YouTube, cosplayer and builder Jen Schachter decided to take on the challenge of building a Marie Antoinette wig entirely out of EVA foam.

Jen has been making her own costumes for Halloween for years, and this year she wanted to create one of the most iconic wigs in history. She even stated in the video that she hadn't worked with EVA foam at all before this build, so it was "time for something ambitious."

The entire wig is crafted out of EVA foam. Jen used cardboard for the prototype to see how it would look before taking the pieces of cardboard and tracing them onto EVA foam for the final product. Her video includes a full tutorial of how she was able to create the entire wig from creating a mold of her head with plastic wrap and painters tape, to creating the fine curl details of the wig. Jen even made a litle piece of cake prop to add to the overall look.

The full tutorial video below shows how Jen created the entire look.

Jen has a full list of materials she used in the video's description. She even put the digital patterns of the foam wig on her Etsy for anyone who is looking to recreate the look for future events and Halloween.

Huge props to Jen for her incredible first EVA foam build and we cannot wait to see what she crafts with the material in the future!

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Kelsey Endter


Kelsey started her cosplay adventure at a small convention outside Sacramento in 2011. Since then, she has been featured on major websites such as IMDb and Variety Magazine, and worked with companies like Besame Cosmetics featuring Disney & Marvel makeup products. Her passion for cosplay and love of the community brought her to join Cosplay Central as Editor-in-Chief in 2020. In her spare time she’s usually seen playing with her dog and scouting the next best photoshoot location for her cosplays.