Here's what you will need to attempt this yourself:
1) a Crochet hook (latch hook crochet needle)
2) Wide tooth comb & scissors
3) 3-4 packs of Braiding/ Marley Hair
4) Mesh wig cap.
5) perm rods
All of these items can be found at your local beauty supply store & none cost more than $7 usually. In total I spent less than $25 total on the wig. It took me about 2 weeks to complete this but it is totally possible to finish this in one day. It all depends on how much time you can devote to it at once.