As part of a fancy dress costume I want to put my long hair in 2 side plaits and make them stand up in a in a curve on each side of my head. How can I do this easily? I've tried using pipe cleaners but don't seem to be able to do it. A wire coathanger has been suggested but not sure how I could fix it in place unless it ran from the end of one plait, over the top of my head to the end of the other plait. Haven't got a wire coathander so haven't tried this yet. Would this work? Any other suggestions please?