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Title: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 26, 2009, 06:38:40 pm
Everyone that has wig questions or concerns come here! It'd be nice if we could keep all of our lovely wig discussing in one wig-licious place!

So I just finished straightening a ridiclously curly wig... with a straightener. And it worked fabulously! Most people say that hair straighteners are the death of wigs but that's only true if common sense is disregarded. As long as the straightener is on a low heat and it's not left over the wig fibers for too long it should be fine. Mine was on a heat of 2/30 if that's any help :D

I'll post some pics soon, once I get them uploaded. I'm planning on using it for a Nami (One Piece) cosplay.

Feel free to share any and all wig-isodes and wig-scapades!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: tofutakeout on March 26, 2009, 06:42:29 pm
I have a tragic story of the wig from my first con but we won't go there because it's epically tragic. T_T;;


Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sayda on March 26, 2009, 07:04:06 pm
Another method for straightening wigs is to run hot water over them. What I do is pin the wig to the wig head, boil some water for about two to three minutes on high. Then I put the wig head on the plunger and put the plunger in the shower, or bathtub, then pour the hot water over it. Afterwards you leave it as it is and let it dry on its own and voila!

@Tofu, if you don't want to go buy a razor, I would suggest sectioning off parts of the wig, then taking a smaller section of the bigger sections and cutting them diagonally or straight up into the wig hair for a thinned out look rather then straight across.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 26, 2009, 07:08:29 pm
@ tofu, It'd be a lot easier to help if you posted pics of the characters and maybe even your base wig. Hm... Attack it with scissors? :D

Okay... here it is, my wig that's gone from zero to hero! <3

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi189.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz25%2Foslapedo%2FSSPX3039.jpg)

Ewww! Say it ain't so! As you can see this is a curly, tangled up beast. Surely it's impossible to straighten...!

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi189.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz25%2Foslapedo%2FSSPX3040.jpg)

Ha ha, I don't have a wig head yet so Buddha's gonna have to do.

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi189.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz25%2Foslapedo%2FSSPX3042.jpg)

Before straightening my wig with my hair straightener I attempt to brush out some of the curls to make the job easier. Seen above, my weapon of choice.

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi189.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz25%2Foslapedo%2FSSPX3043.jpg)

Progress shot! Part of the straightened wig is isolated in a ponytail to the side while the rest is everywhere. Buddha wasn't working so I tried thumbtacking my wig to my Haruhi plushie... It was a bit difficult.

And so I straightened on for at least an hour! It's a bit tedious but a lot more involving and less of a hassle than the hot water method so it was good times.

The finished product?

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi189.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz25%2Foslapedo%2FSSPX3047.jpg)(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi189.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz25%2Foslapedo%2FSSPX3060.jpg)

Ta-da! Now I just need to style it and I'll have me a Nami wig! Yes I'm a bit tired in my pics but it's the fatigue of satisfaction. Straightening wigs takes a while but it gives you such an accomplished feeling.

Excuse me on the pic-heaviness! Hooray for my straightened wig <3

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: tofutakeout on March 26, 2009, 07:10:58 pm
@sayda
Really? That actually seems a lot easier then I thought it would be. Thanks :3.

@osla
woah, that is once curly wig. XD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 26, 2009, 07:14:44 pm
Yeah it was 8)

Now I just need to cut and style it so it'll be more like this:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi230.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee30%2FSunyimaci%2FOne%2520piece%2F26921.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: tori-chama on March 26, 2009, 07:27:27 pm
I have some questions...

1) How do I get a wig to stay on easily? (I've heard of those odd wig pins, but...)

2) Does anyone know any good wig sites with great quality and good prices?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: tofutakeout on March 26, 2009, 07:36:28 pm
@tori
Ebay tends to have really good quality wigs for pretty cheap. and sometimes free shipping too. ^_^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 26, 2009, 07:38:11 pm
1) All I use is a wig cap and my wigs stay on great. Most of mine are shorter though, for long wigs you should probably pin them to your wig cap.

2) cosworx.com and amphigory.com are both well-trusted excellent sites with a variety of wigs to choose from. What I love about them is their great customer service. Also, you can try ebay for wigs but that's at your own risk. cosplaywig on ebay have some good wigs but sometimes they can fool you with colors. I ordered what I thought would be a nice, dark brown wig and it was way lighter than expected.

Oh! And cosplay.com has a marketplace where users sell wigs and cosplay. Also use this at your own risk but I got my Kallen wig from the marketplace and I love it to death <3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: MiriaRose on March 26, 2009, 07:50:37 pm
I've gotten two wigs at stores.ebay.com/professionalonly, and they're really good. ^^

Amphigory and Cosworx are great, too, from what I hear.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 26, 2009, 10:53:36 pm
Anyone know where to get/order wig heads? I desperately need one, as is obvious by my Buddha and Haruhi substitutes :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on March 26, 2009, 10:58:02 pm
You can get like 6 wig heads for $25 on ebay. Or 10 for $36. And yada yada yada.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sayda on March 26, 2009, 10:59:13 pm
@ tori - There's usually two little clip things on either side of the wig, I just bring those to the back of my head and attach them, it makes the wig a lot tighter.

@ olsa - I got mine at Value Village for cheap, also Sally's has them for about three dollars.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 26, 2009, 11:00:44 pm
Sally's beauty place? I might have my sister pick one up for me, thanks =D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sayda on March 26, 2009, 11:01:10 pm
Yup!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: tofutakeout on March 26, 2009, 11:14:56 pm
value village sometimes sells them for like 2 bucks....their the cheap foam kind but very effective. they also sell good cheap wigs as well.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on March 26, 2009, 11:16:16 pm
I want...>3<
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on March 27, 2009, 08:56:12 am
Yeah if anyone has any questions on styling I can help out a little. Some wigs can be straightened with a flat iron. I do a little test on a small unnoticeable piece if they can be.

Also i get all my wigs from Professional Only on Ebay. They are great quality and they are cheap. http://stores.ebay.com/Professional-Only
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 27, 2009, 09:22:07 am
nikki I've always wondered about your Albel wig, did you dye part of it blond/or/black or did it come in two colors? =D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on March 27, 2009, 09:42:30 am
it was actually a black wig, and I added extensions to the base of the wig with glue. I got the extensions at sally's and the wig is http://cgi.ebay.com/PW109-Super-Black-Blood-Of-Demons-Cosplay-Wig-Free-SHIP_W0QQitemZ400039229568QQihZ027QQcategoryZ73575QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262?_trksid=p1742.m153.l1262

I styled it a little more so now it looks more like Albel's hair....and less like....well normal hair. Well actually....the wig looks a lot more like the picture now.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 27, 2009, 10:36:01 am
With glue? I thought you were supposed to sew them in?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: tofutakeout on March 27, 2009, 11:15:05 am
You can glue them in. when you put extensions in your own hair they have a special type of glue for it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 27, 2009, 11:28:28 am
I never knew that. That makes wig extensions seem a lot less intimidating to me :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sayda on March 27, 2009, 02:28:17 pm
Nichole what kind of glue did you use?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on March 27, 2009, 05:31:50 pm
XDDDDD A hot glue gun. I just glued it to the wig cap that the hair is attached to. It doesn't stretch anymore but that is ok, it makes it fit better :P
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on March 27, 2009, 05:37:42 pm
Anyone know where to get/order wig heads? I desperately need one, as is obvious by my Buddha and Haruhi substitutes :D

cosworks has em for pretty cheap.
theres a wig store in portland to that has em... im going to go to micheals later and report back with it
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Syd-chan on March 27, 2009, 05:48:01 pm
As far as I know, Michael's doesn't have wig heads. I had gone to Sally's a whole bunch of times before, but I couldn't find the wig heads. xD They were on the bottom shelf, where I NEVER look. So, I guess my point is to look at your feet once in a while.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on March 27, 2009, 06:57:48 pm
Yeah I got one of mine there. I need to get out and buy another one sometime soon. >_>
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on March 27, 2009, 07:11:56 pm
SHARPIE DYE SUCKS!
I've tried it like 3 times and it never works!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on March 27, 2009, 07:13:30 pm
I have heard good things.....maybe you had too much alcohol in it? Or did you just color the wig?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on March 27, 2009, 07:14:54 pm
Well I've tested it a couple times but it never turns out the right color
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on March 27, 2009, 07:15:48 pm
hmmm....well Shadow did it for her Matt wig and it turned out great....other than it bleeding on her costume =/
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: tori-chama on March 27, 2009, 07:15:57 pm
Question: Do you think that the wig here > http://amphigory.com/wigs_winged_flip.html would work for my Seras cosplay?
Seras's hair looks like this:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi324.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fk342%2FBloody_Vamp_Girl%2F624.jpg)
(It tends to look different from other angles - longer, flippier)
If so, can you give me some styling tips?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on March 27, 2009, 07:18:02 pm
I think it would work well but I think the flip is a bit too much on the wig. You can easily fix that with just brushing it out....the wig may even come perfectly.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on March 27, 2009, 07:19:19 pm
Using Got2b styling gel on that wig would get you the spikes you want.
I found this
http://shop.perimart.com/product.php?productid=6660&cat=120&page=4
or this
http://shop.perimart.com/product.php?productid=6689&cat=120&page=6
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 27, 2009, 07:21:28 pm
Sugar, how did you use sharpie dye? =O

I dyed a wig by just taking a sharpie to it and it worked great.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on March 27, 2009, 07:21:37 pm
I like the color of the first one better.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on March 27, 2009, 07:23:15 pm
Oh I used a spray bottle and soaked the ink in the bottle then sprayed the wig.
it wasn't working to i just took the ink directly to the wig with the alcohol still on it. The color came out okay but it was uneven and unconsistant.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 27, 2009, 07:24:37 pm
If you still need to fix it you could just use a sharpie straight on. It's tome consuming but it makes the color very rich.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on March 27, 2009, 07:24:57 pm
maybe just try coloring it?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on March 27, 2009, 07:27:33 pm
Well It was a test wig XD
I wanted to see if it would work.
The wig i tested it on was a Hanna montana wig I got for like a buck at Joanns so I don't really care for it
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on March 27, 2009, 07:28:55 pm
Well It was a test wig XD
I wanted to see if it would work.
The wig i tested it on was a Hanna montana wig I got for like a buck at Joanns so I don't really care for it

Maybe it's the wig fibers :P
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on March 27, 2009, 07:29:02 pm
well that could be the reason. That could be a crap wig. >_>;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 27, 2009, 07:31:33 pm
Blame it on the wig, not the game >D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on March 27, 2009, 07:31:56 pm
XD Maybe XD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on March 27, 2009, 07:32:04 pm
that is always the best way to go about things.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on March 28, 2009, 12:04:29 am
dude sahara you need to help me when Im styling the bowser wig @_@ Im not sure how I'm going to make it look llike a rats nest but still make it wearble.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on March 28, 2009, 07:17:40 am
That would be an interesting project. I might be willing to help ^_^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: tori-chama on March 28, 2009, 09:54:11 am
@Sugarlat
Augh! They're adorable wigs, but they're also suspiciously priced...and from CHINA. I don't trust China anymore after what happened with my LAST wig...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on March 28, 2009, 09:33:31 pm
I need to find a Joshua from Twewy! helpz?

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg371.imageshack.us%2Fimg371%2F6039%2Fyoshiyakiryfm4.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on March 29, 2009, 12:16:58 pm
@Monica
This? (http://cgi.ebay.com/PW119-Spike-Layer-Silver-Party-Cosplay-Wig-Free-Ship_W0QQitemZ130296384485QQihZ003QQcategoryZ60188QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262?_trksid=p1713.m153.l1262)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on March 29, 2009, 12:20:08 pm
That looks like it would work well ;D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 29, 2009, 08:43:41 pm
dude sahara you need to help me when Im styling the bowser wig @_@ Im not sure how I'm going to make it look llike a rats nest but still make it wearble.

But of course! That'll be fun 8D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on March 29, 2009, 08:56:40 pm
Bowser wears a wig?! o-O
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 29, 2009, 09:17:47 pm
Lolita!Bowser does ;)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on April 02, 2009, 03:36:36 pm
xD our bowser is a feme bowser, so shes got a wig.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blackstar on April 04, 2009, 02:49:36 pm
This is my first time trying to style a wig and I am trying to turn this (https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.qqcosplay.com%2FSETR%2Fimg%2Fsetrbstwig01.jpg) (https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.qqcosplay.com%2FSETR%2Fimg%2Fsetrbstwig02.jpg) into a black star wig.
I have no clue what to do. I tried using gel but it did not work. The hardest part is the spikes. How can I do spicks? I will be only useing this wig for blackstar
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sayda on April 04, 2009, 04:45:22 pm
Ah gel is not the way to go. It's meant to work with the oils in your hair, wigs don't have that oil. Use Got2b Freezing Spray and Got2bGlued. They can be found in stores like Rite Aid, Fred Meyer, etc.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on April 05, 2009, 12:44:52 pm
here this is a link to styling a gokudara wig, its a diffrent character but its good for ideas. the product they use in this vid are VERY good for wig styling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3qbBuyHMt4&feature=channel_page

also from looking at black stars hair style that example doesnt much look like him... more as though he was caught in a wind storm ^^;;; dont mean to be harsh but sometimes its best to look for the gravity defying. the person in the styling video i posted also has a blackstar cosplay, heres a short video with her in her wig for it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V05NcNSxDK8&feature=channel_page

sometimes you have to sacrfice realistic for acuracy.

I dont think blackstar has any spikes quite this big or gravity defing but for some of them you could try this in a smaller version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQIxp-FhEHo&feature=channel_page

thats the advice I have for now : ) I'm no wig expert but Ive travled the net enough to build up quite the list of tutorials.

remember to study your characters hair from all angels!

[EDIT] sorry thought those pics were what you were going for not for what you had! O_O @_@ *feels bad now* it's a good start! like i said a lil windblown but wigs are hard to get used to!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on April 05, 2009, 02:13:53 pm
Anyone who's wanting to get a really long red wig for really cheap price here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/40-Red-Bangs-Cosplay-Ex-Long-Straight-Wigs-LL-15_W0QQitemZ110369999675QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item110369999675&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on April 05, 2009, 02:17:49 pm
O___O THAT IS PERFECT!~

<3 MUHAHAHAHAHAHA I HAVE FOUND ME BOWSER HAIR!!!! I'll cut of fmost of it and reuse em as extensions <3

suger do you know if this is a one time only wig or what?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on April 05, 2009, 02:18:24 pm
Not sure but it's on sale that's all i know
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: tofutakeout on April 05, 2009, 02:22:19 pm
Any type of glue is good for gluing hair to something(like other hair). you really don't need the special stuff.

Just thought I'd interject with wig randomness.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on April 05, 2009, 06:40:04 pm
tofu: glue works well to but its much less mistake friendly.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on April 11, 2009, 06:01:38 am
I NEED HELP AND LOTS OF IT.
I'm planning on cosplaying Ranka Lee, but I have no idea how to achieve her hairstyle. I'd rather not buy an already-styled one or make clip ons again; it's just far too expensive.
Here are some reference~~
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi154.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs274%2Fanimefreak469%2Franka-1.jpg)
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi261.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii56%2Fvannyjae%2F2008-06-02-103331.jpg)
Help?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on April 11, 2009, 10:53:09 am
first things first, get refrence of the back of her head
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on April 11, 2009, 04:36:18 pm
first things first, get refrence of the back of her head

Couldn't find any. ~_~
Here's a side view, if it helps at all:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi149.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs52%2FKichigai_neko_nyo%2Fharem%2F07211b278ef8603ee7e89a8e2fe60aad.jpg)

And some random cosplayers:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi247.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg149%2FTyamporado%2FRankaLee01.jpg)
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi304.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fnn163%2Fyukin0hime%2F081005_211copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on April 11, 2009, 04:39:52 pm
What's your price range for a base wig? :0
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on April 11, 2009, 04:40:53 pm
What's your price range for a base wig? :0

Up to $30 dollars.
Was thinking of using a wig like this. (http://cgi.ebay.com/28-Jade-Green-Bangs-Cosplay-Long-Straight-Wigs-L-11_W0QQitemZ110373963803QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item110373963803&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on April 11, 2009, 05:58:40 pm
What about this wig in "Dark Green"? http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=16327&cat=2446&page=1

It's $25.  ;)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on April 11, 2009, 07:45:36 pm
What about this wig in "Dark Green"? http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=16327&cat=2446&page=1

It's $25.  ;)

Oh, I know which wig I'm buying xD
I'm just having trouble with the hairstyle.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on April 11, 2009, 08:22:53 pm
I see. Okie dokie then! ^3^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on April 12, 2009, 07:25:21 pm
@ Danayoki-
I love Ranka, I'm sure you will be adorable.
The best jobs I've seen on the wigs weird ear things is when people put detachable ponytails where the ears are suppose to be. They fall just right to give that effect. Unfortunately I have no idea on how to make detachable pigtails but I know there are some tutorials somewhere and that they sell a really nice wig for Ranka with them on Ebay somewhere. Hope that helps a bit.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on April 12, 2009, 07:38:30 pm
@ Danayoki-
I love Ranka, I'm sure you will be adorable.
The best jobs I've seen on the wigs weird ear things is when people put detachable ponytails where the ears are suppose to be. They fall just right to give that effect. Unfortunately I have no idea on how to make detachable pigtails but I know there are some tutorials somewhere and that they sell a really nice wig for Ranka with them on Ebay somewhere. Hope that helps a bit.

I know how to make detachable pigtails - the problem is, I'm not going to spend another 60 dollars (Miku wig, x_x) making those. :P
I've searched on ebay as well, but none fits into my price range.
I'll figure out, eventually.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on April 18, 2009, 01:36:38 pm
I need help. ^3^ Which wig should I buy for Haruno Sakura from Naruto? Reference pick:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi543.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg446%2Fschrei_photo%2FNaruto%2FATgAAABhsMKuSoQCDO0oxinmb4NVPMxYdZy.jpg)

Here's the wigs I've found:
http://cgi.ebay.com/PP007-Baby-Pink-Naruto-Sakura-Cosplay-Wig_W0QQitemZ180342807702QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item180342807702&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1546|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/W0107-Naruto-Sakura-II-Pink-COSPLAY-Wig-Free-Headband_W0QQitemZ250404077877QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item250404077877&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1546|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/Naruto-Sakura-Cosplay-Pink-Wig-without-Headband_W0QQitemZ250407602178QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item250407602178&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1546|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

Or if you can find a better one, I would be really happy! Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on April 18, 2009, 01:40:15 pm
I like the first option you came up with
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on April 18, 2009, 01:41:58 pm
@Kameko
I really like the first one, but maybe this (http://cgi.ebay.com/FREE-SHIPPING-Short-Light-Pink-Party-Hair-Wig-U33_W0QQitemZ250401202113QQcmdZViewItemQQptZWomen_s_Accessories_UK?hash=item250401202113&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262) would be better?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on April 18, 2009, 01:44:47 pm
^eh that ones kinda flat, sakuras is a bit poofy and has a lot of body to it....

: /
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on April 18, 2009, 01:46:23 pm
^eh that ones kinda flat, sakuras is a bit poofy and has a lot of body to it....

: /

It's just the color in the first one that gets to me.~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on April 18, 2009, 02:57:40 pm
http://www.gamersinncomics.com/images/leonaathena.jpg (http://www.gamersinncomics.com/images/leonaathena.jpg)
I'm going to be doing this version of Leona from King of Fighters. Its kind of hard to tell what her hair is like in this picture but it looks like a toned down version of her ponytail from the old KoF's http://x63.xanga.com/3a8d847058d30147637910/z109637202.jpg (http://x63.xanga.com/3a8d847058d30147637910/z109637202.jpg).

I know how to do a high ponytail (shorter wig, put it up, cut off the ponytail, stub it, add extentions. But would I just add more extentions to make it fuller or will I need to mostly style it to get it that way. I'm thinking I'm not going to make it that huge though, I think making it a little more realistic will make it look better.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on April 18, 2009, 03:39:04 pm
I liked the first one, too! 8D Cool, cool. Thx!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on April 18, 2009, 08:53:48 pm
http://www.gamersinncomics.com/images/leonaathena.jpg (http://www.gamersinncomics.com/images/leonaathena.jpg)
I'm going to be doing this version of Leona from King of Fighters. Its kind of hard to tell what her hair is like in this picture but it looks like a toned down version of her ponytail from the old KoF's http://x63.xanga.com/3a8d847058d30147637910/z109637202.jpg (http://x63.xanga.com/3a8d847058d30147637910/z109637202.jpg).

I know how to do a high ponytail (shorter wig, put it up, cut off the ponytail, stub it, add extentions. But would I just add more extentions to make it fuller or will I need to mostly style it to get it that way. I'm thinking I'm not going to make it that huge though, I think making it a little more realistic will make it look better.

well one she has a lot of hair! So I would say add some extensions

but your allso gonna need to do some stling to get it that fluffy and gravity defing :P
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on April 19, 2009, 12:04:10 pm
I want this wig really bad, srsly. (http://cgi.ebay.com/2-clip-on-BLACK-PONYTAILS-wig-RARE-new-cosplay-costume_W0QQitemZ310136728271QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item310136728271&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50)

I could use it for two or three, possibly more, versions of Lenalee from D.Gray-Man, not to mention I just love having the weight of pigtails on my head.

But the ponytails are clip-on, does that mean they're like the kind with alligator clips on the inside that have one long section you can clip onto? Because that would present a problem for one of the versions of Lenalee I want to do with it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on April 26, 2009, 09:17:01 am
I want this wig really bad, srsly. (http://cgi.ebay.com/2-clip-on-BLACK-PONYTAILS-wig-RARE-new-cosplay-costume_W0QQitemZ310136728271QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item310136728271&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50)

I could use it for two or three, possibly more, versions of Lenalee from D.Gray-Man, not to mention I just love having the weight of pigtails on my head.

But the ponytails are clip-on, does that mean they're like the kind with alligator clips on the inside that have one long section you can clip onto? Because that would present a problem for one of the versions of Lenalee I want to do with it.

Yes they are Alligator clips
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on April 26, 2009, 09:29:33 am
Okay, I figured as much. The wig's coming some time this week anyway.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on April 26, 2009, 09:33:19 am
Sorry XD I haven't looked at this thread for some time.
It's a good wig though 8D
That seller is reliable
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on April 26, 2009, 11:11:05 am
I would like to say this: NEVER order from cocosilverhk if you want your wig quick, 'cause it never gets here that fast.

I ordered my wig almost 4 weeks ago and it still hasn't came yet.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on April 27, 2009, 08:08:43 pm
woah wtf?
complain damn it!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on April 27, 2009, 08:27:51 pm
woah wtf?
complain damn it!

I did, and they sent me the tracking number so I could see where the item is right now, which proves that they sent it out.

I haven't checked it in a few days but the last time I checked, it was still in Hong Kong. ~_~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on April 28, 2009, 07:04:42 am
Daaaaaaamn. >3< That sucks. Mine was late but not THAT late. Give bad feedback! Maybe that'll make them change their ways! >8D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on April 29, 2009, 02:14:02 am
I'm going to be doing Roxas, and what kind of wig would be best for a base? I know I'll need it to be full and long enough to do all his spikes, but how long should it be? Any ideas?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sayda on April 30, 2009, 12:00:25 am
I got my Roxas wig at Wig Land in Portland. It was about down to my butt, but I cut it all off. It's thick enough, and in the right color. As for the length, ah... short? x.x;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on April 30, 2009, 01:43:22 am
I was thinking shoulder-length. And what do you think  is the best color? I know not to go with the bright yellow, but I've seen pictures of him with blondy hair, and others with him with brownish hair...I guess it'll come down to what I want and find, but it'd be nice to have a second opinion.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on April 30, 2009, 09:11:45 am
Please for the love of god do not get a bright yellow wig x.x Blond is ok but not bright highlighter yellow. You could look for some wigs then post the links here and we can tell you which one we think is the best color. But in Sayda's avatar you can see Anna with the Roxas wig on. I think that wig is perfect so shoot for a color similar to that one.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on April 30, 2009, 10:54:48 am
I agree with nikki.
I find the best cosplays come from a more realistic color of hair for your wigs. Especially with blonde, naruto for example many people go bright highlighter yellow, however i think it looks better with just a more natrual looking blonde.

I believe the same would go for roxas, hes style is a bit more realistic than some anime characters. Hence why his hair color should be more down to earth, even if its spiked upwards.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on April 30, 2009, 11:05:56 am
Here this might help you out. Also I would go with a wig similar to this color but maybe a little more blond. That one seems a little too dark for Roxas
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=97834
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on April 30, 2009, 04:37:13 pm
Okay. That's what I thought. I've been looking around and found a couple that would work. So, once I get more money, I'll get one of those.

Also, just a quick question: where would be a good place to get a foam wig head?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on April 30, 2009, 04:40:04 pm
Sally's beauty supplies has them, I also found one at Value Village once.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on April 30, 2009, 09:59:43 pm
Right...Aren't they 5$ or so...?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on April 30, 2009, 10:02:24 pm
less...they shouldn't be more than $3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on April 30, 2009, 10:04:58 pm
You also gotta ask for them since they put it in the back.~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on April 30, 2009, 10:54:31 pm
not at the Sally's I go to. They have them on a shelf, actually....all the ones I have been to have had them out >_>;;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on April 30, 2009, 11:05:24 pm
Lol, my Sally's had them in the back so I had to ask.~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sayda on May 01, 2009, 02:12:29 am
They're sometimes lurking on the bottom shelves.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on May 01, 2009, 08:19:00 am
I actually need to get a new one now >_>;;;;;

....Marie are you going to AX?!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sayda on May 01, 2009, 11:02:15 am
I might be! It all depends on if I have the money for it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on May 01, 2009, 11:29:29 am
I would love to go but I don't think I will have enough money this year. Maybe next year though.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on May 01, 2009, 04:03:28 pm
I don't have enough money either so tell me how the Morning Musume concert goes ;D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sutie on May 01, 2009, 10:04:40 pm
I've been debating this for a while and now have decided I need help...
I'm working on a cosplay for my friend and they have the hair that the character has and wants to use it but they don't have the bangs. How would I do bang extensions? I've had a few ideas and have not pursued any but I would love some input.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on May 01, 2009, 11:20:27 pm
I'd just say clip the extensions higher on the head, and cut them to the length you want them.
It might help if you have a pic of your friend and a pic of the char.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ichigoxcupcakes on May 01, 2009, 11:39:14 pm
I'm trying to grow my hair out, but just in case my hair is stupid.....
does anyone know where I can get hair extensions (preferably real hair ) or a wig that looks like this?
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.j-isle.com%2Fblog%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2008%2F07%2Frise-kujikawa.jpg)

Thank you : [
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on May 02, 2009, 01:31:49 pm
I want to make my Mikuo wig look like thishttp://cgi.ebay.com/Vocaloid-2-Mikuo-Blue-Short-Cosplay-Wig-Layer-Miku-Male_W0QQitemZ260402840269QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090501?IMSfp=TL090501124003r1520 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Vocaloid-2-Mikuo-Blue-Short-Cosplay-Wig-Layer-Miku-Male_W0QQitemZ260402840269QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090501?IMSfp=TL090501124003r1520) But i can't find a tutorial. I've been looking for a few hours now. How do you get small flippy spikes in the back?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on May 02, 2009, 01:47:33 pm
I want to make my Mikuo wig look like thishttp://cgi.ebay.com/Vocaloid-2-Mikuo-Blue-Short-Cosplay-Wig-Layer-Miku-Male_W0QQitemZ260402840269QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090501?IMSfp=TL090501124003r1520 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Vocaloid-2-Mikuo-Blue-Short-Cosplay-Wig-Layer-Miku-Male_W0QQitemZ260402840269QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090501?IMSfp=TL090501124003r1520) But i can't find a tutorial. I've been looking for a few hours now. How do you get small flippy spikes in the back?

....All you really do to make "flips" is hold the wig hair up and hairspray it.
For me, I twist the wig fiber back and forth until it stays up, and hairspray it like that.

EDIT: OR, you could hairspray it first, and then use your fingers to pinch them up.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on May 02, 2009, 01:55:37 pm
okie dokies ;D Thank you!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on May 02, 2009, 05:28:30 pm
My Ranka wig finally arrived after almost a month >_<; I'm so happy.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sutie on May 02, 2009, 07:24:20 pm
Lookie! All done with Sailor Pluto wig!

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi92.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl9%2Fvanilla_bean05%2FPlutoWig.jpg%3Ft%3D1241317365)

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi92.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl9%2Fvanilla_bean05%2FPlutowigback.jpg%3Ft%3D1241317409)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on May 02, 2009, 09:28:52 pm
@anime_gurl: if you want real hair extensions be prepared to pay out the nose for them. They're excessively expensive. Instead, I would suggest a wig. Not too sure which one, but it would most certainly be better.

And as;kdjfhaklsjdfhkh I got my pigtail wig today and I love it so hard right now OMG.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on May 02, 2009, 10:00:17 pm
Well, I fully styled my Sven wig, but because it was my very first time actually styling a wig, I made some mistakes and need to redo it.....
So, what's the best (and cheapest) way of washing a wig? BTW, I used spray and spiking glue on it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on May 02, 2009, 10:10:18 pm
Water and a small dash of regular shampoo.
You don't need special stuff to wash a wig. :P
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ichigoxcupcakes on May 02, 2009, 10:42:27 pm
@anime_gurl: if you want real hair extensions be prepared to pay out the nose for them. They're excessively expensive. Instead, I would suggest a wig. Not too sure which one, but it would most certainly be better.

And as;kdjfhaklsjdfhkh I got my pigtail wig today and I love it so hard right now OMG.

I thought so DX snickers~~~~

I was trying not to do a wig because they are so expensive DX [dies a little inside]
thank you <333
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sutie on May 02, 2009, 10:59:13 pm
nekovamp13 - Yes, yes. Just like danayoki said. A small bit of shampoo and hot water should do the trick.  It's amazing what hot water can get out of wigs.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on May 02, 2009, 11:18:54 pm
nekovamp13 - Yes, yes. Just like danayoki said. A small bit of shampoo and hot water should do the trick.  It's amazing what hot water can get out of wigs.

Call me Dana. Not used to usernames >.o
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sutie on May 02, 2009, 11:34:45 pm
^ alrighty, sounds good Dana. ^^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on May 03, 2009, 01:35:51 am
Okay, thanks!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Miyuyuuhi on May 04, 2009, 12:25:44 pm
So my friend gave me a wig that I plan on using for cosplay, however after we both looked at it we relized, "WOW IT"S REALLY POOFY!"
Anyone know any easy simple ways to depoof a wig? I know I'm already gonna try some of the advice about getting curls undone in earlier posts since I need it to be a lot straighter.
Basically the wig is gonna be used for a combination of Kairi and Namine's hair.
I would very much appreciate the help and advice.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on May 04, 2009, 12:35:22 pm
Something that might work but could damage the wig is using a flat iron. Some wigs are a good enough quality that you can use a flat iron on them at A VERY VERY LOW TEMPERATURE! If you have one I would suggest trying it out on a small section of hair to see if it will destroy the strands or not. Maybe try it on the hair that will rest against the back of your neck and is not shown.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Miyuyuuhi on May 04, 2009, 12:37:18 pm
Something that might work but could damage the wig is using a flat iron. Some wigs are a good enough quality that you can use a flat iron on them at A VERY VERY LOW TEMPERATURE! If you have one I would suggest trying it out on a small section of hair to see if it will destroy the strands or not. Maybe try it on the hair that will rest against the back of your neck and is not shown.

That might just work. Looks like I'm gonna be really busy as soon as i get home :D
Thanks for responding so quickly.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on May 04, 2009, 04:20:02 pm
I mean give it a shot. I have a few wigs that can be straightened and some that can not >_> Actually all the ones that can I ordered from the same place XD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sutie on May 04, 2009, 05:39:13 pm
What also might work is to steam it a bit. Put a damp rag over the wig then use the flat iron ontop of the rag. Try that if other things don't work.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on May 04, 2009, 05:58:46 pm
Wouldn't the hot water technique work on Miyuyuuhi's wig? I think that's the safest way to do things. I've used to straighten and detangle wigs before.
http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigtutorial_straightening.html (http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigtutorial_straightening.html)
You can also put SOME conditioner in the wig so see if that weighs down the poof too I suppose. Plus it makes wigs smell all nice and pretty~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on May 04, 2009, 06:17:09 pm
the hot water technique would work but I just don't think it would get as straight as a flat iron could get it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Miyuyuuhi on May 05, 2009, 07:22:22 am
Alrighty everyone, So, I started out working with the hot water technique, It's already looking better last time I saw it last night. I will probably check it out again when I get home from school.
I was adviced to do this a few more times so yeah thats what I will do. The ends of the wig were already previously damaged slightly from a straightening iron, good thing its at the ends where I will probably be trimming it at.
So overall, I'm here to say thank you to everyone for their advice. I shall keep everyone updated on the progress. :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on May 05, 2009, 08:05:35 pm
So I'm pretty happy with my Ranka wig, but the only thing I'm not happy with is that the ends don't "curve in" like Ranka's do~
Does anyone know how to make the ends curve in? I'd rather not risk an iron.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on May 05, 2009, 08:10:35 pm
I think if you barely touch the ends with hairglue or spray with hairspray and blow dry it on low heat and low strength, it might curve in. Thats how I got some of my flippies in my Mikuo wig to stay curved up.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sutie on May 05, 2009, 08:13:40 pm
Hair Gum. At first it's sticky/gummy and you might see it a little but it fades to clear and holds ALL DAY! Even if the hair is thin or just little tiny pieces of it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on May 05, 2009, 08:15:33 pm
Naw, I kinda want to make it curve in without adding any hairspray, hair gum, or anything like that.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on May 05, 2009, 08:18:30 pm
Maybe just blow drying it would work...if you have a "cool" button, you could do medium heat for 5 sec, then push the cool button for 8. and keep alternating it until it looks like its holding. I'm not sure though. I've never tried it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on May 06, 2009, 12:42:37 pm
from the looks of the pic in your sig it curves in because of some trimming

i would try to layer it a bit on the outer pieces so it looks like it curves in.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ichigoxcupcakes on May 06, 2009, 12:47:53 pm
I'm trying to grow my hair out, but just in case my hair is stupid.....
does anyone know where I can get hair extensions (preferably real hair ) or a wig that looks like this?
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.j-isle.com%2Fblog%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2008%2F07%2Frise-kujikawa.jpg)

Thank you : [

I can't find a wig like this except this one DX
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fecx.images-amazon.com%2Fimages%2FI%2F51E7ee0LKTL._SS500_.jpg)

And it does not look good at all, and...that : [ It doesn't look good. At least I think so
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on May 06, 2009, 02:06:11 pm
Ugh, that wig is really friggin' ugly. I couldn't find a brown wig like that either but if you don't wanna make the ponytails yourself I'm sure you could just dye one of the nice pigtail wigs from cosplaywig on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/2-clip-on-BLONDE-PONYTAILS-wig-cosplay-skin-top-new_W0QQitemZ180352730656QQihZ008QQcategoryZ60188QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com/2-clip-on-BLONDE-PONYTAILS-wig-cosplay-skin-top-new_W0QQitemZ180352730656QQihZ008QQcategoryZ60188QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem)
Just make sure you get a light wig though.
And if you wanna be real ghetto like me and not buy expensive wig dyes you can use sharpies :D
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=82947 (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=82947)
That's what I would do because I'm lazy as hell. But I'm sure some of the other people on here may have a better idea.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ichigoxcupcakes on May 06, 2009, 02:11:22 pm
Ugh, that wig is really friggin' ugly. I couldn't find a brown wig like that either but if you don't wanna make the ponytails yourself I'm sure you could just dye one of the nice pigtail wigs from cosplaywig on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/2-clip-on-BLONDE-PONYTAILS-wig-cosplay-skin-top-new_W0QQitemZ180352730656QQihZ008QQcategoryZ60188QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com/2-clip-on-BLONDE-PONYTAILS-wig-cosplay-skin-top-new_W0QQitemZ180352730656QQihZ008QQcategoryZ60188QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem)
Just make sure you get a light wig though.
And if you wanna be real ghetto like me and not buy expensive wig dyes you can use sharpies :D
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=82947 (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=82947)
That's what I would do because I'm lazy as hell. But I'm sure some of the other people on here may have a better idea.

hmmmm the sharpie idea sounds good but sounds like it would take a while DX did you do it to one of your wigs? : O
I would be so nervous to do it~

could I use these?!

http://cgi.ebay.com/W801-Black-Dark-Brown-Ribbon-Ponytail-Hair-22-Long-Wig_W0QQitemZ290314866609QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item43981d4fb1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50
 The only thing I would be worried about is the hair being loose and falling out revealing my true pigtails XDDD And looks like really thin hair DX
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on May 06, 2009, 02:16:44 pm
@Anime_Gurl-
I'm sure those could work on one condition...

When you get them, dye your hair to match the colors of the pigtails, or visa verca. It looks terrible if your hair is a different color from clip on's and it makes me cringe inside. And as long as your pigtails aren't OMGSOHUGE those clipon's will fall over them and no one will see it. It wouldn't really matter if anyways of your hair pokes out anyways if you dye it the same color.

Also more clip-ons: http://www.amphigory.com/hair_addons_clipon.html (http://www.amphigory.com/hair_addons_clipon.html)

And the sharpie dye does work, though I was just playing around with some colors to see what I could do with my orange wig.  So I haven't done a whole wig yet, but from what I was working with it was pretty easy. You can try out what colors it would change the wig/clip on' just by cutting a tiny piece of hair off and testing it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on May 06, 2009, 02:18:58 pm
That is very true, boogie, I hate it when people think its ok if it's almost, but not quite. you can get decent temporary hair dye if you don't want your hair to stay dyed until it grows out.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ichigoxcupcakes on May 06, 2009, 02:21:52 pm
I know I HATE it when the person doesn't dye the hair oh god [dies a little] it makes me ill inside DX
Thank you~~~~ sorry for the trouble

AHHHH these would be perfect
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400047944552

But it's blonde DX and I just want the pigtails (it says its three items::1 short wig + 2 clip on 34cm/ 17" ponytails) I just want the ponytails XDDD [dies]
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on May 06, 2009, 02:25:53 pm
Haha, well having the wig base can assure that nothing will fall out and look dumb and silly, and if nothing else you can use it for another cosplay. Since the blond is so light you can practically dye it any color. There are a couple other ways to dye wigs with things other then sharpies that you can find on cosplay.com (http://cosplay.com).

But my opinion, go for the wig. I highly doubt your hair is going to be the exact shade of brown of any clip on. You don't know what dye will do to your hair and if you screw up...you're kind of stuck with it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ichigoxcupcakes on May 06, 2009, 02:31:15 pm
Haha, well having the wig base can assure that nothing will fall out and look dumb and silly, and if nothing else you can use it for another cosplay. Since the blond is so light you can practically dye it any color. There are a couple other ways to dye wigs with things other then sharpies that you can find on cosplay.com (http://cosplay.com).

But my opinion, go for the wig. I highly doubt your hair is going to be the exact shade of brown of any clip on. You don't know what dye will do to your hair and if you screw up...you're kind of stuck with it.

True DX
thank you so much <33
QUESTION:: Have you dyed a wig before? and if so, do I really have to sharpie each strand with a marker?
Can I purchase permanent hair dye and dye it with that? Or can I not do that since it's synthetic? [hitshead] sorry for all the questions~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on May 06, 2009, 02:38:45 pm
It's all good, I know how it is to be new at stuff. Hell, I know a lot but I'm still pretty bad at wigs.
I edited one of my posts above and put a link in there for you for more clip on's. I haven't dyed a whole wig before but I've dyed strands. It worked out pretty well.
You can color it strand by strand or you can make a solution to dye the wig, which seems a little less tedious. The instructions to make it are on the link that I gave you for the sharpie dying.

Never use real hair dye on a wig. Your wig is not real hair so it won't work. There are special dyes you can use on wigs that you can buy from Katie Bair http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigsupplies_dye.html (http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigsupplies_dye.html) or you can make your own dye apprently http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=57484 (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=57484).

Those threads should have all the information you need though. Good luck!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ichigoxcupcakes on May 06, 2009, 02:43:38 pm
It's all good, I know how it is to be new at stuff. Hell, I know a lot but I'm still pretty bad at wigs.
I edited one of my posts above and put a link in there for you for more clip on's. I haven't dyed a whole wig before but I've dyed strands. It worked out pretty well.
You can color it strand by strand or you can make a solution to dye the wig, which seems a little less tedious. The instructions to make it are on the link that I gave you for the sharpie dying.

Never use real hair dye on a wig. Your wig is not real hair so it won't work. There are special dyes you can use on wigs that you can buy from Katie Bair http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigsupplies_dye.html (http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigsupplies_dye.html) or you can make your own dye apprently http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=57484 (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=57484).

Those threads should have all the information you need though. Good luck!


Thank you so much~~!!!  :D I appreciate your help so much ♥ ♥
Ah alright, no real hair dye [check] : 3 thank you so much~ I shall look at those links!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on May 08, 2009, 07:39:33 am
dont forget to alwaysw test the color on a few strands first to make sure its ok before dying the whole wig! : o
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sayda on May 08, 2009, 12:06:39 pm
The only thing I don't like about the wigs with the pigtails, is that it looks like they have a normal wig, then attached two extensions on the side without even trying to bring the rest of the hair up. Anyone get me? To me, I think it looks horrible. ~ ~

Also Natalie, I'm pretty sure they sell extensions of all kinds at Sallys Beauty Supply. Even if it's not real hair, it still LOOKS like real hair. I've used extensions on my hair plenty of times and other then my friends who know me, no one could tell they were fake.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: RozenMaiden_Girl on May 08, 2009, 05:34:13 pm
How do I keep a wig nice and brushed, I cant get it to stay nice.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on May 08, 2009, 05:47:05 pm
keep it in a nice place

when you see it getting a bit tangly get a doll/wig brush (or a comb, just not a normal brush. it has to have fairly wide gaps between the teeth) and just prush it out gently. remeber wig hairs dont grow back. and also remeber to much brushing creates static.

you can also finger comb it a bit every now and then when you see it getting tangly.

the best way to stop it from tangling to much is to just have it sitting on a wig head, thats ussualy the best way to keep it since it will retain its shape.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: RozenMaiden_Girl on May 08, 2009, 08:15:01 pm
thank you but, I do ckeep it in a nice place.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on May 09, 2009, 12:27:09 am
The only thing I don't like about the wigs with the pigtails, is that it looks like they have a normal wig, then attached two extensions on the side without even trying to bring the rest of the hair up. Anyone get me? To me, I think it looks horrible. ~ ~

I don't think it looks horrible :P My Miku wig was the same, and no one could tell that they were clip-ons. (I don't even think you could tell when I first got my wig. xD)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ichigoxcupcakes on May 09, 2009, 08:21:59 am
The only thing I don't like about the wigs with the pigtails, is that it looks like they have a normal wig, then attached two extensions on the side without even trying to bring the rest of the hair up. Anyone get me? To me, I think it looks horrible. ~ ~

I don't think it looks horrible :P My Miku wig was the same, and no one could tell that they were clip-ons. (I don't even think you could tell when I first got my wig. xD)

Yeah I know exactly what you mean Marie DX it ticks me off like a time bomb ugh.
Like this wig, I love and totally want to buy it because its PERFECT.
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.coscharawig.com%2Fimages%2Flarge%2FPID114_LRG.jpg)
The only thing I hate about it is the back of the wig.Oh my god I hate it.
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.coscharawig.com%2Fimages%2FPID114_05.jpg)
I don't really mind that its three parts, personally. It's also because of the side few, it looks REALLY WEIRD, which saddens me : [
poop.

I think I just might grow out my hair for this cosplay, since it's not that far off (just a smidge) sadly
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on May 09, 2009, 10:52:47 am
you could possibley do a bit of triming on the back to make it look more natrual : o
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ichigoxcupcakes on May 09, 2009, 04:26:42 pm
you could possibley do a bit of triming on the back to make it look more natrual : o

But for 80 dollars, I wouldn't want to do any work to it DX
[hitshead]
I think Im going to just pop a lot of hair growing vitamins XD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on May 09, 2009, 08:40:34 pm
80 bucks?! O_O that is one spendy wig!

there are a few places you could look at for wigs......

what might be good for you

is to go to cosworkx.com and get their scruffy wig in a brown, and then get extensions. its a very natrual looking wig and would look really great for that cosplay, just a bit of triming.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on May 09, 2009, 09:04:51 pm
Wouldn't the Wisp work better? :X
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: JulianaRose on May 22, 2009, 01:05:34 am
Okay guys, I have a weird question about extensions and what-not.  Let me start by saying that I have never, ever used any kind of wig, hair extension etc. ever before, but I want to change that this year.

I'm going as Luna in her human form this year for the con. She has insanely long curly hair.  This (http://i35.tinypic.com/149ursi.jpg) is what my hair looks like currently, though it's about two-three inches longer.  I want my hair just a tad bit longer, and don't want to buy a wig to cover up hair that already looks close to the real thing.  So what I want to know, is about how many of these (http://amphigory.com/clip_in_long.html) babies would I need to achieve this (http://images.askmen.com/galleries/actress/vanessa-hudgens/pictures/vanessa-hudgens-picture-1.jpg) look?  So, in other words I really don't want it as thick on the bottom as it is on top.

Thanks so much for reading and any help at all  :)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on May 22, 2009, 01:35:28 am
well I've never used extensions before but I've seen my friends use it.
I'm not sure how many but seeing as if one is only like a few couple strands I'd probably get a couple.
Also probably the best idea to get the long ones because once you curl it [/mostlikelyusingthesteamingwigcurlingmethod]
it'll be shorter then it started out[/thatsafacteveryoneknows]
but it makes sense in wanting to do that.
I love human luna version to be honest, I think it looks really cool 8D
Also um...I was gonna say something...RIGHT. get the clip on extensions not wefts cause those are make to make wigs XD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on May 22, 2009, 10:20:44 am
I would say about five would be good. Are you trying to go for the color as Venessa? Because if you are there isn't a whole lot of the light brown, just in a few trips so five or six of the clip ons should work well.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: JulianaRose on May 22, 2009, 11:01:09 am
Thank you both so much for the quick replies!

Sugarlat: I found where I can get a set of 8 for 11$.  I'm not too concerned if they aren't the best quality in the world since I'll be blending them with my natural hair.  And I'll definitely have to look up the correct method of curling the pieces. I don't want to ruin them!  :)

Nikki: Thanks! And I'm going to keep them black,  not the same color as Vanessa.  My hair is the next color up from black, so I'm going to see how they look.  And if they just don't blend well color wise, I'll see what I can do as far as color.  8)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on May 22, 2009, 11:05:54 am
Well if you can get 8 of them that would be better. I was going to say about 10 would be great but that would be $40 x.x
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on May 25, 2009, 12:07:35 am
Can anyone give me suggestions for a good base wig for Mimi Tachikawa from Digimon?

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi184.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fx68%2FYoungyNinjas%2FDigimon%2Fmimi.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: veraca on May 25, 2009, 05:38:48 am
@ oslapedo: I'd suggest "Ashley 850" or "Ashley" from Cosworx... http://cosworx.com/product.php?productid=16290&cat=2451&page=1 The problem you'd find is getting her hair into a nice pony-tail without showing much unless you can get the hat to hide it well.


Anyone have tips on what I can do with my Allen Walker (D.Gray-Man) wig's bangs? I've seen some people've trimmed lots of bangs. I'd like it to be accurate, but as it is right now, I'd go blind and have zip sense of depth perception x.x
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg195.imageshack.us%2Fimg195%2F6527%2F2nvt0s8.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on May 25, 2009, 11:01:38 am
Hm... maybe I could cut it all, aside from the front two strands and make a ponytail extension out of it...

For your Allen bangs I don't think it'd be too horrible if you kept them parted the same way but you should probably trim them a bit shorter~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: UtadaFan20 on June 15, 2009, 09:51:49 am
Do you guys have any ideas on how I can get my wig to stay securly on my head?
I have long middle back length hair and it is hard for me to get it to stay up without my hair weighing it down! any suggestions? because I would perfer not to have to dye my hair to make a good cosplay.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 15, 2009, 10:08:33 am
Wig pins. You can buy them at Sally's and they...here they are shown in this tutorial http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-How-to-put-on-a-wig-48000503

sorry more specifically this one http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-How-to-put-on-wigcap-45629366
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: DooFeRthePanda on June 15, 2009, 11:35:10 am
hmm what do you used to style wigs? like you want to spike it? hmm cuz i need to spike a wig. yup
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 15, 2009, 02:21:44 pm
Got2b glued freezing spray and spiking gel
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on June 16, 2009, 05:17:42 pm
What's a good way to untangle really tangled wigs? I found one of my old wigs and want to use it, but it's REALLY tangled and not very easy to get out...And it's long which is making it worse...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 16, 2009, 05:22:25 pm
There is some sort of product that you spray on wigs to keep them from getting tangled but I'm not too sure about untangling them. I would say use some spray on conditioner and then start at the bottom and comb it out in little sections. It will take HOURS but it should work. You jut need to be patient.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on June 16, 2009, 05:28:00 pm
Yeah...The one thing I don't have...But I'll do it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 16, 2009, 06:08:25 pm
you could use normal conditioner....and just wipe it away when you are done.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on June 16, 2009, 11:51:04 pm
Yeah. I've started working on it, and it's working. I've just been brushing it and haven't put anything in it yet, but will soon, to keep the static down.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 17, 2009, 09:33:46 am
It just takes time. Be patient and go slowly from the bottom up.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on June 17, 2009, 06:26:22 pm
Yeah....
Stupid thing.......
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: RozenMaiden_Girl on June 20, 2009, 08:56:11 pm
whats the name of spray to keep it from tangling?
(I need it)

There is some sort of product that you spray on wigs to keep them from getting tangled but I'm not too sure about untangling them. I would say use some spray on conditioner and then start at the bottom and comb it out in little sections. It will take HOURS but it should work. You jut need to be patient.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on June 20, 2009, 10:05:19 pm
@ oslapedo: I'd suggest "Ashley 850" or "Ashley" from Cosworx... http://cosworx.com/product.php?productid=16290&cat=2451&page=1 The problem you'd find is getting her hair into a nice pony-tail without showing much unless you can get the hat to hide it well.


Anyone have tips on what I can do with my Allen Walker (D.Gray-Man) wig's bangs? I've seen some people've trimmed lots of bangs. I'd like it to be accurate, but as it is right now, I'd go blind and have zip sense of depth perception x.x
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg195.imageshack.us%2Fimg195%2F6527%2F2nvt0s8.jpg)

Allen Buddy!

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fth05.deviantart.net%2Ffs47%2F300W%2Fi%2F2009%2F171%2Fb%2Ff%2FWig_trimmed_by_kankurouandkarasu.jpg)
that's my allen wig.
Just thought I'd put that out there
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 21, 2009, 11:12:42 am
Both of them look good.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: makichan on June 21, 2009, 12:19:34 pm
Does anyone know where I can get a good wig that looks like this?
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi477.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr133%2FLoliTiger%2Fminori.gif)
I was thinking of looking at cosworx but I'm not sure how thick their wig wefts are.
For some reason it's really hard to find that shade of pink for a good quality wig.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on June 21, 2009, 01:27:36 pm
I'm not sure if this helps, I'm not even sure if the color is right XD
But with some cutting and styling it might work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/KAIRI-BURGUNDY-red-medium-straight-wig-cosplay-new-KH2_W0QQitemZ310149645330QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item48365c0412&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A30

http://cgi.ebay.com/Cosplay-Fancy-Dress-Party-Wine-Red-Costumes-Wigs-FF10_W0QQitemZ120412904113QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item1c092b1ab1&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A30
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Kuro_Chi on June 24, 2009, 12:57:52 pm
i'm using the hot water method to straighten my itachi wig. its not as curly as it was but still not straight! DX

i've done it like, 5 or 6 times.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on June 24, 2009, 02:52:23 pm
I need to do that for my Sven wig. I flips out in the back and shows my hair, plus it doesn't look good under the hat...

You could try using a straightner, but be very careful with it, and do it quickly?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Kuro_Chi on June 24, 2009, 09:28:50 pm
i used a straightener and it worked very well actually. the hot water was working but not giving me the result i wanted. i put the straightener for 2 (out of 30) and pulled it through the hair quickly. it still has a slight wave at the end but i think it makes it look a bit more natural. lol :D and its definately better than it use to be! XD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Kuro_Chi on June 24, 2009, 09:32:03 pm
itachi wig before
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi344.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fp347%2FHixAkuma%2F100_0355.jpg)

itachi wig after
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi344.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fp347%2FHixAkuma%2F100_0389.jpg)

sorry for the hugeness and somewhat crappy quality pics :P
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on June 24, 2009, 09:33:51 pm
OMGILOVEYOU!!!! ♥♥♥
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on June 24, 2009, 10:51:18 pm
Looking good!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: saya-chan14 on June 25, 2009, 12:06:12 am
I was wondering if I can get help on my wig. Thats my wig

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Style-Medium-Length-Platinum-Blonde-Skin-Top-Wig_W0QQitemZ260434015856QQcategoryZ60188QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3907.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DFICS%252BUFI%252BUA%252BIA%252BUCI%26otn%3D15%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D54

http://fc06.deviantart.com/fs44/f/2009/070/1/0/Hetalia__Germany_by_silent_soliloquy88.jpg
and http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5506/hetalia031uy3.png I need styling it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Kuro_Chi on June 25, 2009, 12:16:32 am
@vampire: lol y thank you

@neko: and y thank you too! XD

lol
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bluewolf130 on June 25, 2009, 01:15:28 am
So I was wondering for strightening and washing wigs do you use STEAMING hot water, or lukewarm, or just in the middle?
 ???
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on June 25, 2009, 08:37:55 am
@saya- you could try puting lots of styling gel stuff (I use Got2be) to sleek it back, then, if it's too long trim the edges.

@bluewolf- When I wash mine, I use warm water. not too hot, not too cold.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bluewolf130 on June 25, 2009, 11:30:59 am
Okay ^^
Thank you!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on June 26, 2009, 08:47:23 pm
I have no clue where to start on Maru and Moro wigs (xxxholic). Help?

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi261.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii80%2FMizuhoOniwabanchu%2F109xk1.jpg)
http://media.photobucket.com/image/maru%20moro/Lillian_the_Princess/MaruandMoro.jpg?o=56
http://media.photobucket.com/image/maru%20moro/manga_lover_Sakura/Xxx%20Holic/06.jpg?o=48
http://media.photobucket.com/image/maru%20moro/Jenny_12_/Clamp/xxxHOLiC/MarueMoro01.jpg?o=1
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on June 26, 2009, 08:58:18 pm
@ Oslapedo- I've seen this one girl that did whatever the blue haired ones name is, and she used those fluffy boas (the ones without feathers) to do the pigtails. It's the most successful approach I've seen for that wig.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PrinceZacky on June 27, 2009, 02:43:01 pm
Does anyone know how to make this wig http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130296085291#ebayphotohosting look a bit curlier/wavy?

I'm trying to go for this:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi16.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb30%2FAlcham%2FCosplay%2520ideas%2F024.jpg)

D;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 27, 2009, 02:51:10 pm
What you could do is big put it in big curlers and then pour hot water over it. Let it dry before you remove the curlers. That should add more curls to it....but I think the wig looks good like that.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 27, 2009, 04:04:06 pm
I'm trying something with my wig. I am wrapping small sections of hair around itself then soaking it in hot water and letting it dry. I am hoping that it will add more waves/curl to the wig.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on June 27, 2009, 04:11:40 pm
@Sahara
For Maru I would make stubs wrapped with same color wig extensions.
Use cones and attach long same color wefts that you can teeth with a comb or just curl it with hot water.
For Moro use fabric wire warp the wire around with hair extensions and add them to the wig like making idiot hair
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on June 27, 2009, 06:45:04 pm
@ Oslapedo- I've seen this one girl that did whatever the blue haired ones name is, and she used those fluffy boas (the ones without feathers) to do the pigtails. It's the most successful approach I've seen for that wig.

@Sahara
For Maru I would make stubs wrapped with same color wig extensions.
Use cones and attach long same color wefts that you can teeth with a comb or just curl it with hot water.
For Moro use fabric wire warp the wire around with hair extensions and add them to the wig like making idiot hair

Thanks for the suggestions you guys! :0

@ Sugar, I'll have to research some of those wiggy terms (Stubs? Haha, I'm dumb <3) but that sounds like it might work and look good.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on June 27, 2009, 06:52:02 pm
Ooh~! I like both of those suggestions! Boogie's yours seems the simplest, I like it!  ;)  Maybe I'll try doing that first, if it doesn't work I'll do what Sugar suggested.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on June 27, 2009, 06:54:43 pm
Ooh~! I like both of those suggestions! Boogie's yours seems the simplest, I like it!  ;)  Maybe I'll try doing that first, if it doesn't work I'll do what Dana suggested.

* Monica ~

@ nikki, You should take progress pics of your wig!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on June 27, 2009, 06:56:42 pm
Shiz...I do this ALL the freaking time...-_-...thanks for catching that for me. >3<
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on June 27, 2009, 07:00:09 pm
lol thats okay
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: RozenMaiden_Girl on June 27, 2009, 07:08:06 pm
well am cosplaying as vega
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi466.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr22%2Fshisha_mini%2Fstreet%2520fighter%2Fvega.jpg)
how long of a wig should I get, and how should I do the bangs?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PrinceZacky on June 27, 2009, 07:11:07 pm
What you could do is big put it in big curlers and then pour hot water over it. Let it dry before you remove the curlers. That should add more curls to it....but I think the wig looks good like that.

I'll try that thanks!
Most of the wig is good, I just wanted to add some more waves where its a bit flat :3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on June 27, 2009, 07:15:05 pm
well am cosplaying as vega
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi466.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr22%2Fshisha_mini%2Fstreet%2520fighter%2Fvega.jpg)
how long of a wig should I get, and how should I do the bangs?

I think you should get a waist lenth one, it shouldn't be too hard to take care of because it's in a braid. And you should be able to find a wig with separated bangs like that.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: RozenMaiden_Girl on June 27, 2009, 07:18:27 pm
well am cosplaying as vega
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi466.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr22%2Fshisha_mini%2Fstreet%2520fighter%2Fvega.jpg)
how long of a wig should I get, and how should I do the bangs?

I think you should get a waist lenth one, it shouldn't be too hard to take care of because it's in a braid. And you should be able to find a wig with separated bangs like that.

ok  because am not getting one online, am going to get a cheap one at the Party stor. (oh plz have one) but if the wig doesnt have bangs should I just trim it?

Thank you
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on June 27, 2009, 07:20:34 pm
Party store? I advise against that as party store wigs tend to be of rather horrible quality.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on June 27, 2009, 07:21:50 pm
Hmm, you might be able to part it, then gel them to the sides or something. I don't know if cutting them will look bad or not. But I'm pretty sure I've seen long blonde wigs with no bangs at party stores and costume stores. If you are willing to pay more for it, I know that there is a wig store somewhere in Portland.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: RozenMaiden_Girl on June 27, 2009, 07:29:45 pm
I got this long black wig at a party store then trimed it, for a Dark Link cosplay and it looks awsome.
any way its doesnt look like Vega has bangs in the photo I posted but he does.


Hmm, you might be able to part it, then gel them to the sides or something. I don't know if cutting them will look bad or not. But I'm pretty sure I've seen long blonde wigs with no bangs at party stores and costume stores. If you are willing to pay more for it, I know that there is a wig store somewhere in Portland.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on June 27, 2009, 07:33:00 pm
Oh sorry, what I mean by "no bangs" is that the bangs are parted in the middle and go off to the sides of the head xD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: RozenMaiden_Girl on June 27, 2009, 07:34:59 pm
lol yah, (i just thought I would say what I said about the photo,)  hmmmm, That will work!  *hugs*  thank you!!! :D :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on June 27, 2009, 07:41:00 pm
no problem! post pictures when you finish! :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: RozenMaiden_Girl on June 27, 2009, 07:47:28 pm
YES I WILL. ~desu~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 27, 2009, 11:00:14 pm
Alright Sahara you asked for progress pictures. I have some. I hope it works out well. So far I have only done this to a small portion.

Before anything
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg14.imageshack.us%2Fimg14%2F3260%2F004snd.jpg)

Hair twisted and drying
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg14.imageshack.us%2Fimg14%2F5944%2F002gtf.jpg)

After it is dried and the twists pulled apart
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg3.imageshack.us%2Fimg3%2F4306%2F003yor.jpg)

Reference (http://www.ffodyssey.com/wallpapers/ff9/ff9_kuja_1024x768.jpg) to the back of his hair

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on June 27, 2009, 11:02:19 pm
Is....there a difference? o-o
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 27, 2009, 11:03:54 pm
Not a whole lot....At least I couldn't tell but I only did it to that small area. It wont hurt the wig at all to try it to the whole thing. The bottom part does seem to be going in more than one direction where the original all curls to the left.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on June 27, 2009, 11:16:40 pm
Ah I see it now 8D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 27, 2009, 11:45:45 pm
Alright well I did the whole wig that way. I put a little hair spray in it and blow dried it. I'm just waiting a little longer for the lips to dry out then I am going to see how it looks. If it turned out alright I will have to do it one more time after I dye it.

I think it turned out pretty good, not a whole lot of change but it does look a little better.

Wet
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg3.imageshack.us%2Fimg3%2F9199%2F007saa.jpg)

Dry
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg189.imageshack.us%2Fimg189%2F3252%2F009xam.jpg)(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg14.imageshack.us%2Fimg14%2F3260%2F004snd.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on June 28, 2009, 12:35:21 am
It does look better 8D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 28, 2009, 12:36:26 am
Now I have to do it one more time when I dye it XD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on June 28, 2009, 12:48:12 am
What color?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 28, 2009, 12:49:56 am
It will have a slight purple tint like in the reference picture a few post back.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on June 28, 2009, 01:03:56 am
Cool cool
Are you going to use the sharpie dye method?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 28, 2009, 09:25:43 am
no I have a box of dye coming from katie bair. http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigsupplies_dye.html#kits I got it in twilight purple.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on June 28, 2009, 10:29:54 am
Have you ever tried the sharpie method?
I've tried it like twice and it's failed until I put the marker directly onto the wig after spraying it XD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on June 28, 2009, 10:40:06 am
I've used the sharpie method and it's been succesful for me~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on June 28, 2009, 10:45:57 am
Really? It's never really worked for me!
How many sharpies did you use or like what percent alcohol did you use?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on June 28, 2009, 10:48:48 am
I didn't use alcohol or anything, I just used a regular brown sharpie and took it straight to the wig. It only took me one sharpie for my whole wig but that's likely because it was so short (it was my Meiko wig, see avatar for an examle 8-D) ~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on June 28, 2009, 10:53:00 am
ffffft
I followed the actual sharpie dying thing XD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 28, 2009, 12:19:03 pm
I would just be afraid that it would bleed onto the costume. Most of the costume has white on it >_>
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on July 16, 2009, 10:50:08 am
alright, so I'm going to buy a wig for Red xiii from final fantasy xii, but I don't know which one...

my choices are this one : http://cgi.ebay.com/PW280-Auburn-Brown-Medium-Layer-Wig-FREE-SHIPPING_W0QQitemZ130318570885QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item1e57979585&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A30 (http://cgi.ebay.com/PW280-Auburn-Brown-Medium-Layer-Wig-FREE-SHIPPING_W0QQitemZ130318570885QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item1e57979585&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A30)

or this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/PW91A-Brown-Spike-Fashion-Cosplay-Party-Wigs-Free-Ship_W0QQitemZ370164108862QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item562f800e3e&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=%7C293%3A2%7C294%3A30 (http://cgi.ebay.com/PW91A-Brown-Spike-Fashion-Cosplay-Party-Wigs-Free-Ship_W0QQitemZ370164108862QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item562f800e3e&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=%7C293%3A2%7C294%3A30)

I like the style of the first one better, but I don't know which color....
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on July 16, 2009, 01:50:45 pm
I like the first one better
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on July 16, 2009, 02:37:53 pm
I agree with Nikki (Nikkiyesx2~), both styles are cute, but I think the redder one would work better for you, since the character is red and all.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on July 16, 2009, 04:34:53 pm
thank you guys! I just got beads for it, and I'll order it on Monday. ;D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on July 17, 2009, 12:41:56 pm
I'm not sure what to do with my Botan wig.
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi6.ebayimg.com%2F05%2Fi%2F001%2F39%2Fe2%2F6cfe_1_sbl.JPG)
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi13.ebayimg.com%2F06%2Fi%2F001%2F39%2Fe2%2F6c14_1_sbl.JPG)
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi14.ebayimg.com%2F01%2Fi%2F001%2F39%2Fe2%2F6afb_1_sbl.JPG)

That's the wig, but the thing is that I have to pull it back in to a high ponytail. Any advice on how to get it in to a ponytail without the wig-cap showing?

Thanks,
Soundninja12
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on July 17, 2009, 12:52:22 pm
This place has a tutorial for two ponytails...
http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigtutorial_parting.html (http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigtutorial_parting.html)

you could try doing that and then combinine it all into one...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on July 17, 2009, 01:51:03 pm
That is such a pretty wig...<3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on July 30, 2009, 01:34:39 pm
OLD THREAD IS OLD I KNOW

but I need some help ) :

Im deciding on wigs for rosette *sigh*

this is rosette
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic1.animepaper.net%2Fupload%2Fthumbs%2Fwallpapers%2FChrno-Crusade%2F%255Blarge%255D%255BAnimePaper%255Dwallpapers_Chrno-Crusade_Yumi-Chan_5399.jpg)

so heres option 1

http://cgi.ebay.com/Fashion-Long-Layered-Blonde-salon-Wigs-hair-care-a22_W0QQitemZ350230926506QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item518b63d4aa&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

its the right color, and to me it looks right. the thing is though I would have to trim the bangs, and cut it a good deal but I dunno i like it

and then theres option 2

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-PALE-GOLD-BLONDE-MEDIUM-WAVY-WOMENS-FULL-WIG-E5048_W0QQitemZ390073184351QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item5ad22c705f&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

i dont like the color as much, but its the right style and it wouldnt need much fixing up and its a bit cheaper... but thats the thing it looks cheap to me...

D: halp?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on July 30, 2009, 01:40:10 pm
I like the first one better and it wouldn't be too hard to cut the bangs, or any other part of it. As long as you take your time.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on July 30, 2009, 01:55:46 pm
thats what i thought *nod nod*
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on July 30, 2009, 02:38:17 pm
I thought I'd ask you crafty wig folk and get some extra opinions.
My boyfriend is going to be Professor Oak at Kumoricon.
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jacksofscience.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2008%2F03%2Foak.jpg)
Not a very hard costume minus the hair, but that's where I'm stuck.
I wanted to first ask if this wig would be a good base wig to start with, http://amphigory.com/wigs_mysterious_woman.html (http://amphigory.com/wigs_mysterious_woman.html) or if anyone else had any suggestions. I'm sure the spikes on the side would be no problem to do, I'm just worried what I should do about that other side. Cut it short? try to gel it up into the spikes or something? I'm kinda at a loss here.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on July 30, 2009, 02:51:24 pm
it could work : o did you browse ebay yet? they ussualy have a good selection
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on July 30, 2009, 02:57:28 pm
I haven't, I don't usually do ebay because I don't like the whole paypal thing. Confuses the hell out of me, so I'd rather not do business there.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on July 30, 2009, 03:06:13 pm
: o ah well its the place I recomend the most sorry to say ) :
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on July 30, 2009, 04:45:48 pm
Speaking of Poke'mon, for next Sakuracon me and Colleen'll be doing Jessie and James. Any thoughts on Jessie?Also, should I go with red or burgundy?

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpkmn.co.uk%2Fanime%2Ftv%2Fpics%2Fjessie.jpg)< Red (https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Farchives.bulbagarden.net%2Fmedia%2Fupload%2F3%2F3c%2FSugimoriJessie.png)< Burgundy
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on July 30, 2009, 04:47:04 pm
i vote red
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: DooFeRthePanda on July 30, 2009, 07:28:00 pm
i saw her hair as more of hot pink.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on July 30, 2009, 09:15:05 pm
I vote red
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on July 31, 2009, 07:26:06 am
Red here too.
Katie Bair did a Jesse wig a while back, and she used a whole can of hairspray on it. That's just a warning, because the wig seems like a whole lot of work.

My Dad was professor Oak last year, but he has gray hair, so he just took his hair and spiked it.
I'd go with a short gray wig and cut it so one side was longer than the other.

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: DooFeRthePanda on July 31, 2009, 10:25:14 am
hey if yo uwant to do jessie, heres a refrence i found.

http://seely-san.deviantart.com/art/Team-Rocket-Cosplay-3-98750079

http://technoranma.deviantart.com/art/Team-Rocket-cosplay-101566524

http://kazzle.deviantart.com/art/Minami-15-Team-Rocket-2-117717744
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: naygo on July 31, 2009, 01:49:54 pm
Okay I bought a wig that was advertised as a light brown and it came to me as a redder color. Any wig dye advise? ^^' I need it for my Chibi Kaiba cosplay xD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on July 31, 2009, 02:53:39 pm
Ask me in a few weeks.
We're taking my mom's pink curly wig and dying greyish for genkai, so then I'll know.
Right now:
Katie + Wig Dye= o.e
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on August 06, 2009, 04:45:19 am
Chichi: I would go for the first one
Sahara: Red is my vote
Boogie: That wig looks good for him.
naygo: if your looking for a lighter color and you have a hard color wig there's no way to make it lighter.
I'm not sure how wig dying would work but you can't make it lighter with the sharpie dye method.
There's no way to make a wig ligher, unless you know what wig dye works.
I would email the sender about the color and see what they can do about it
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on August 06, 2009, 08:12:04 am
I know I already asked, but I'm still confused on what I'm supposed to do.
How do I put my long blue wig in to a high ponytail?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on August 06, 2009, 09:24:21 am
You pretty much can't unless you add in extensions. o_o

If your wig is thick then you should have no problems with pulling it up into a ponytail. If it's thin then you should add in extensions so that the wig cap won't show.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on August 06, 2009, 09:29:51 am
Cool, it's super thick so that should be ok.
Thanks Dana
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Rexyisashark on August 12, 2009, 11:06:52 pm
My hair is SIMILAR to that of the character I'm roleplaying as.
Can I skip the wig and find a way to style it without being called a noob?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on August 12, 2009, 11:35:40 pm
Do you have any ref pics of your hair and the character? Sometimes one's own hair can work but most often a wig looks best.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Rexyisashark on August 13, 2009, 08:46:25 pm
Sure.

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffc08.deviantart.com%2Ffs42%2Ff%2F2009%2F144%2Fe%2F7%2FO_RLY__by_RexyisaShark.jpg)
Here's mine. I apologize for the crap picture quality.

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blackcerenity.com%2Fpics%2Ftsubasa.jpg)

I'll straighten part for the longer strands in the front.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Romo on August 13, 2009, 09:07:30 pm
From a personal standpoint I'd definately reccomend getting a wig. Since Sakura's hair is semi-complex.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Rexyisashark on August 13, 2009, 09:09:15 pm
That's what I thought. I'll see haw expensive they are.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: sabata on August 15, 2009, 01:29:24 am
i am going as sasori, and i was thinking i might as well just style my hair. it's doesn't seem to hard. i  have looked at other cosplays of him and it seems easy. i also already got the right hair dye.

sadly this is my only picture with my hair normal...
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg9.imageshack.us%2Fimg9%2F6240%2F34723069.th.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV1mHgdJ)

and here is a wig, (my hair will be darker) the style is right, so i think it should work.
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg44.imageshack.us%2Fimg44%2F7563%2F48910833.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/)



Ideas?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on August 15, 2009, 09:05:07 am
I think the wig is too pink. Sasori has red hair, pretty dark red hair and I don't think that is the right color for him.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: sabata on August 16, 2009, 12:13:37 am
i know it's the wrong color. i was just showing the style. wondering if i could pull it off with my hair.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on August 16, 2009, 06:48:18 pm
How would I go about brushing a long wig with sprayed in curls? x3
My Euphie wig is tangly.(:
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on August 17, 2009, 12:47:20 pm
I'm buying a new wig for Botan.
Effing wig is too short.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on August 17, 2009, 02:24:44 pm
Mine has adjusty things inside of it, but I don't really get how they work.  I'm also kind of afraid that I'll break them.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: SiderAnne on August 17, 2009, 02:27:34 pm
@Starry-- I would say that you pin up the top layers and comb it carefully curl by curl, then do the middle layers, then the top.
Or get it all wet with hot water, brush it out, and re-set the curls... if you like torture.


I want to use my own hair for Rikku, but I don't think it'll be enough, should I get extensions for the braids and ponytail, or should I just get a wig for the whole?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on August 17, 2009, 02:31:15 pm
Won't the water ruin it? D :
And how do I brush it without pulling out all the hair? xD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on August 17, 2009, 04:27:07 pm
Won't the water ruin it? D :
And how do I brush it without pulling out all the hair? xD


Lukewarm water won't ruin the wig unless it's bioling... although I don't recommend this method since it might straighten the wig out too much. >.>
It's pretty much impossible to brush a wig without having at least a little bit of the hair come out. And well... Not ALL of the hair will come out. o_o;;

Try looking for a tutorial on cosplay.com.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on August 17, 2009, 06:57:16 pm
Mine has adjusty things inside of it, but I don't really get how they work.  I'm also kind of afraid that I'll break them.

Wait, don't those control how big the actual head is, not the wig length?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on August 18, 2009, 12:01:05 pm
If I get what you're saying, yes.  They are meant for adjusting to the size of the wearer's head.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Romo on September 13, 2009, 04:52:23 pm
Right now I'm trying to get a wig for my Dan Kuso cosplay. I've found a few choices and wanted some input on which you thought would work out the best.

Here's the character: http://www.bakugandojo.com/wp-content/uploads/dan-kuso.jpg

Here are the three different wigs:

1) http://cgi.ebay.com/New-handsome-chestnut-brown-short-Mens-Hair-Wig-KN018_W0QQitemZ270451334777QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ef827de79&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

2) http://cgi.ebay.com/Brown-Short-Cosplay-Wig-Reborn-Tsunayoshi-Sawada-etc_W0QQitemZ150367912420QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2302a041e4&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

3) http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/16639/cat/1

What do you think? I'm a bit stumped.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 13, 2009, 04:57:38 pm
ok on long wigs, i need help.

One of my cosplays its a dark pink hair that goes about to her thighs/waist.

and one of my other cosplays its like teal that goes to her feet.

with the pink one should i go for the length pictured or just shorten it a bit? cause I do want to be accurate.

same goes for the teal one. however where in hells name would i find a wig that long?!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on September 13, 2009, 04:57:59 pm
woooo! This thread is love <33

anywho' , peeeopple. Heeelp D8

I need a wig for Mao

http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy104/CLAP_attack/55941.jpg

..D8
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Romo on September 13, 2009, 04:59:25 pm
ok on long wigs, i need help.

One of my cosplays its a dark pink hair that goes about to her thighs/waist.

and one of my other cosplays its like teal that goes to her feet.

Try here: http://www.cosplayanimewigs.com/extralongwigs.html
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 13, 2009, 04:59:42 pm
Right now I'm trying to get a wig for my Dan Kuso cosplay. I've found a few choices and wanted some input on which you thought would work out the best.

Here's the character: http://www.bakugandojo.com/wp-content/uploads/dan-kuso.jpg

Here are the three different wigs:

1) http://cgi.ebay.com/New-handsome-chestnut-brown-short-Mens-Hair-Wig-KN018_W0QQitemZ270451334777QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ef827de79&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

2) http://cgi.ebay.com/Brown-Short-Cosplay-Wig-Reborn-Tsunayoshi-Sawada-etc_W0QQitemZ150367912420QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2302a041e4&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

3) http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/16639/cat/1

What do you think? I'm a bit stumped.

two. defiantly.

clap: what does the back look like? if not then are you going to go more for a white wash out or a silver?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 13, 2009, 05:02:02 pm
ok on long wigs, i need help.

One of my cosplays its a dark pink hair that goes about to her thighs/waist.

and one of my other cosplays its like teal that goes to her feet.

Try here: http://www.cosplayanimewigs.com/extralongwigs.html

O__________________O

YOU JUST MADE ME A HAPPY CHI CHI
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on September 13, 2009, 05:03:40 pm
ACTUALLY , what Romo linked is actually very good 8DD

But uh the Back is ..hm , Short? kinda long but its not?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 13, 2009, 05:04:48 pm
then i recommend a medium length silver wig. you can pull it back to his style and bangs are a must.

ebays your best bet.

search:

silver short wig

and see what comes up.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Romo on September 13, 2009, 05:06:24 pm
@Chi

Thanks for your suggestion, after looking I realized you were right. xD I just really want to get the wig part out of the way.

Also, glad I could help.~ Someone suggested that site to me at the con and it just happened to have really long wigs on it. c;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on September 13, 2009, 05:09:33 pm
Hrm , I thought this would work well? I can mess with it obviously.

http://www.cosplayanimewigs.com/enlarge.html?http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-97734678732549_2066_7608537
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 13, 2009, 05:10:30 pm
i would look for one with more bangs to it : o bangs ar enot fun to cut.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on September 13, 2009, 05:12:26 pm
mmk~

uh

http://www.cosplayanimewigs.com/enlarge.html?http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-97734678732549_2067_2252791

or

http://www.cosplayanimewigs.com/enlarge.html?http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-97734678732549_2068_2419723
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on September 13, 2009, 05:13:47 pm
Are those for Mao? Doesn't he have a ponytail~?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 13, 2009, 05:14:30 pm
http://cgi.ebay.com/PW216-Silver-Final-Fantasy-Gothic-Wigs-FREE-SHIPPING_W0QQitemZ360100971461QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item53d7b0c3c5&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

i recommend that one.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on September 13, 2009, 05:16:31 pm
Osla ;;

Yes for Mao~
Uh ..No xDD

Chirhiro ;;

...THAT IS PERFECT ; w ; ..you gained brownies points! [/flail]
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on September 14, 2009, 01:40:53 am
Okay...So I'm gonna be doing Envy from FMA...And I've seem many people cosplay her and just leave their wig straight and unstyled...And I've also seen some variations of styling...

So, my question is: what should I do? Or at least tips to make it look better.

If anything, I'm gonna at least style the bangs...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: camname21 on September 14, 2009, 01:53:32 am
She is so scrawny, I hope youz skinny XD.  What about the idea of maybe her half transformed as another character?  :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on September 14, 2009, 02:19:02 am
I'm getting there......I won't be too skinny......

Never thought of that. That would actually be an interesting concept for the future!

Mainly, I just want tips or idea on how to style her hair like a palm tree...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: camname21 on September 14, 2009, 03:22:46 am
Palm tree as in how it has all those super long shoots of hair that come out of her head?  That does seem hard, lots of product and mini pins in your hair so we can't see what is separating the strands?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on September 14, 2009, 02:44:09 pm
Alright I got some conditioner for my wig and it took out a lot of the color. I am going to wait to see what it looks like when it dries then decide if I need to buy more dye or not. There is still some color on the top layer but a lot of it is gone x.x

I'll also post pictures and see what people think.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on September 14, 2009, 03:05:01 pm
What the wig looked like
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffc06.deviantart.com%2Ffs47%2Ff%2F2009%2F228%2Ff%2Fd%2Fcome_with_me_by_nikkiolie.jpg)

What it looks like now
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg198.imageshack.us%2Fimg198%2F8844%2Fwig004.jpg)

Reference:
http://www.ffodyssey.com/wallpapers/ff9/ff9_kuja_1024x768.jpg
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x305/Andres2Tiger/ff/dissidia_artwork_kuja.png
http://foroanime.com/foros-de-anime/16774-otaku-yue-nowaki-albums-final-fantasy-1150-imagen-otra-de-kuja-17240.jpg
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on September 14, 2009, 04:12:09 pm
lol @ people who are calling Envy a girl.

I love that wig nikki, it's faboolus.

So I'm working on my Naoto wig right now and it pretty much looks like shite. If it doesn't turn out well I'm just going to buy a new black one.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on September 14, 2009, 04:16:03 pm
I need to find a good wig for Jaccuzzi. ;w;
Do Halloween stores sell good wigs~?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on September 14, 2009, 04:16:48 pm
That's because Envy was actually supposed to be a girl...But something happened and the confusion started.....

I agree. The wig looks wonderful! I think it looks more like his hair now, with the silver coming out more.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on September 14, 2009, 04:17:22 pm
Woman I told you not to try dying a wig black. It just doesn't work. You'll give yourself an anger attack and start throwing fits, which might lend itself to health problems, if you keep trying.

Just get a new wig.

And no, Halloween stores do not sell nice wigs.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on September 14, 2009, 04:19:37 pm
Hohoho, well I had to at least try it. Lesson learned :D

And yeah Shay, Halloween store wigs are a no-no.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 14, 2009, 04:21:43 pm
ok, peach wig. the things getting a bit messy...

any advice on combing a wavy/curly wig with out ruining its shape? D:
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on September 14, 2009, 05:06:05 pm
You can comb it all you want and the curls won't come out since the fibers are pressed to stay that shape. You'll only have a problem if you pour boiling water over the wig first.

And don't pull too hard or you'll pull fibers out.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on September 14, 2009, 05:08:20 pm
So people think I should keep it more silvery instead of dying it more purple again?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on September 14, 2009, 05:18:09 pm
From what I've seen, isn't Kuja's hair supposed to be silver anyway?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on September 14, 2009, 05:21:26 pm
Well there is a purple tint, I think I got it too much when I first dyed it. I think I will keep it like this.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on September 14, 2009, 05:31:16 pm
Cool!

Now, my fellow DOGS readers/watchers, I have a conundrum. My Bishop wig.

I know I'm getting an Ivy, because those are amazingly awesome wigs and I have yet to have a problem with one. My question is, Bleach Blond (613) or Butterscotch Blond (24B/25) for a color? I'm leaning towards Butterscotch Blond.

D: I'm too lazy to find references that include his hair because all my references are for his coat.

Edit: The color swatch page for the Ivy (https://www.cosworx.com/pages.php?pageid=5)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 14, 2009, 08:59:11 pm
for reference, DO NOT BUY FROM ONLYWIG

they scam by using pics from professional only and instead give you crap rip offs that look like you got them at the Halloween store.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on September 14, 2009, 09:57:45 pm
can I see a picture of the wig you ordered and the one you got?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: camname21 on September 16, 2009, 12:47:10 am
lol @ people who are calling Envy a girl.

Wait not a girl?  I only heard the dub'd shows so no sound reference but I thought he was just a flat chested, angry at everything girl XD 

And nikkiolie, the wig looks okay as is, any further and it wont have enough purple in it imo.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on September 16, 2009, 11:18:26 am
Yeah Envy is totally a male >_>

And good to know. I am going to leave it the way it is. Now I just want my red wig so I can put the feathers in that one and try it out :3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on September 16, 2009, 11:25:50 am
@ Richie, Both of those colors look pretty good for Bishop but I think I'm leaning towards Bleach Blonde. His hair is really light~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on September 16, 2009, 02:51:32 pm
Oh there is some spray that you can keep a wig straighten. This was something I found on cosplay.com Here is the spray.

http://www.hardwareworld.com/3-IN-1-Silicone-Spray-Lubricant-11-Oz-Spray-p9W79PM.aspx

And the instructions here http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=185958 It looks like the wig stays slick and might not be able to hold hair spray after that but if you have a long straight wig it should work great! I am going to try it out on both my Kuja wigs.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on September 16, 2009, 04:06:24 pm
Yeah Envy is totally a male >_>
Course, that's what they said about Kuja too...

Anywho, still wanting some ideas for Styling Envy's hair...Please!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 19, 2009, 06:16:26 pm
Nikki: I 'll try to get some pics of the wig soon, my cameras being bitchy.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: RozenMaiden_Girl on September 19, 2009, 06:33:39 pm
Any one know were I can get a wig like this?
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi466.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr22%2Fshisha_mini%2Fstreet%2520fighter%2Fvega.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 19, 2009, 06:38:02 pm
that sa pretty easy wig, youll have to braid it yourself but thats not to hard. I suggest ebay. Get one thats longer than what you want it to be when you braid it though, since braiding takes a few inchs of the length.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Felix on September 19, 2009, 07:05:34 pm
How do you transport/store wigs without messing them up?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 19, 2009, 07:22:33 pm
depends.

if their styled, then wig head, put a pin in the middle so it will stay there. put them on a shelf or something where their out of reach of little siblings/pets . for transport i would recomend taping the heads to a board or something flat and putting them on top of any other luggage so their not squished.

if their flat ish and dont really have much that you would  need to re style if it got hurt, then if you still have the net they come in put it back in there, or a baggy works to. when you take them out again just fluff em up and finger comb a bit.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on September 19, 2009, 08:08:20 pm
I store my styled ones on a wig head on a shelf in my closet. The not so styled ones are folded up, and curently on my floor, but I try to keep them in my closet. Long haired ones, I think you are supposed to put them on a wig head, then wrap it around the neck or something like that.

As for transport, I had mine on the wigheads, inside of paper bags. Each one got their own, and I set them ontop of everything in the car so they don't get squished.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: RozenMaiden_Girl on September 19, 2009, 08:24:18 pm
that sa pretty easy wig, youll have to braid it yourself but thats not to hard. I suggest ebay. Get one thats longer than what you want it to be when you braid it though, since braiding takes a few inchs of the length.
Thats what I thought, but its like liered in the front. Or something like that.
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi141.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fr47%2Fokami_lover%2FStreet%2520Fighter%2FVega-1-1.jpg)
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi237.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff236%2FDarkLinkfanatic%2Fawsomeness.gif)
see what I meen?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: AllyKat on September 19, 2009, 08:31:42 pm
Alright I already saw someone post about this but I'm wondering if anyone has any insight for
me as well on the topic of Sakura Kinomoto (Card Captor Sakura)

I'll be cosplaying this version:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geocities.com%2Fseiyuu_directory%2Fimage%2Fkinomoto.jpg)

So what I need to know is, what length of wig should I start with or are there
wigs that might have that kind of dual bang length I need for the ones that are
a tad longer... or should I just mold it from a short brown wig with bangs and
find some type of hair glue/sculptor to mold the sides up enough to work as that
depth of hair to frame the face.

Also, I have bellow the shoulder blade long THICK brown hair, which I do not wish
to cut... I may be getting a perm and dying my hair red in the comming months
and my question is: With the GREAT DEAL of hair I have, will a wig cap be enough to
keep it from causing bumps and wig sliding off my head? Are there any tricks for
gals with lots of hair besides lopping it off?

Also... my first year at K-con was this last year (2009) and on short notice I came
up with a Heather Mason costume including wig... the wig was HIDEOUS but it
did the job... I'm trying to figure out what kind of styling I'd have to do to a short
(think bob length) wig to give it that feathered, scraggly chop look that was popular
in the early 00's? Look to my avatar for a guide on how Heather's hair should look.
It is WAY multi layered and I'm just not sure how to pull that off without either making
the wig too thin or trial by error botching several wigs.... has anyone ever found a
wig that looked quite like that?

~Allykat
  
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 19, 2009, 08:52:21 pm
rozen: i see what you mean to a degree, but with that type of layering you could probably cut it yourself, it wouldnt be that hard, cut the front parts then part it so that the long part of the wig goes in the back.

allykat: oh yeah your gonna have to go with a longer wig then cut it.

with the way sakuras hair goes your not going to get it to look like in that pic where it kinda goes up really hi for the bangs xD but you can get pretty close : o i recommend a shoulder length light brown wig, and get some good wig scissors and cut it till you get about the right length you want. or what you might be able to do is get a short wig, and get some extensions to clip in.

and as to if your hair should get in the way it probably wont. i have a friend with really long hair and she gets it in a wig cap no problem. if you dont have a cap i recommend getting one. wig stores have them or you can cut your own out of panty hose. just remember that bobby pins are your friends <3

and finnaly as to your last wig question, just a generraly short blonde wig should do, their on ebay, your again not going to get that exact look but thats because anime/video game physics dont translate completley into real life.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: AllyKat on September 19, 2009, 09:04:19 pm
allykat: oh yeah your gonna have to go with a longer wig then cut it.

with the way sakuras hair goes your not going to get it to look like in that pic where it kinda goes up really hi for the bangs xD but you can get pretty close : o i recommend a shoulder length light brown wig, and get some good wig scissors and cut it till you get about the right length you want. or what you might be able to do is get a short wig, and get some extensions to clip in.

and as to if your hair should get in the way it probably wont. i have a friend with really long hair and she gets it in a wig cap no problem. if you dont have a cap i recommend getting one. wig stores have them or you can cut your own out of panty hose. just remember that bobby pins are your friends <3

and finnaly as to your last wig question, just a generraly short blonde wig should do, their on ebay, your again not going to get that exact look but thats because anime/video game physics dont translate completley into real life.

Thank you thank you thank you soooo much! I really appreciate the insight! It really helps to have people who have
worked with wigs before guiding you through the proccess... honestly I would prolly end up looking wretched this
year if this thread weren't here! Thank you! I'll prolly check back in with progress reports on my wigs (I'll actually have
about 5 wigs I'll be doing for the Convention... each requiring a different bit of finess... but I want to get these
basic cosplay costumes set up and ready so that I have a good starting wardrobe for many years to come!

~Allykat
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 19, 2009, 09:48:54 pm
xD im not the greatist with wigs but ive picked a bit of info up after a year or so browsing the net for advice myself :3

where do you buy your wigs? Ebay is always your best bet. Its FILLED with diffrent sellers. a few may try to gip you but if you ask about a sellers name on here or something im pretty sure some one will be able to give you feed back on said wig.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: AllyKat on September 19, 2009, 09:54:31 pm
xD im not the greatist with wigs but ive picked a bit of info up after a year or so browsing the net for advice myself :3

where do you buy your wigs? Ebay is always your best bet. Its FILLED with diffrent sellers. a few may try to gip you but if you ask about a sellers name on here or something im pretty sure some one will be able to give you feed back on said wig.

Due to my suspicious nature and my Theater background, I have to by my wigs in person at a wig shop...
even if it costs more I prefer it to buying online where I have no clue the condition, plus the ladies at the wig
shop in salem over by Mcgraffs Fish-house tend to be VERY helpful when it comes to wig care and mait.

They let me try everything on in person and give me tips on style and care and I am hopeful that if I bring in
a picture for these wigs they may be able to help me, though, since they normally due wigs for theater and not
specific gravity defying cosplay... I felt regular cosplayers might have the know-how for that kind of thing.

~Allykat
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Felix on September 19, 2009, 10:03:52 pm
Thanks!

Personally, I wouldn't trust the internet, either - I would only use it as a last resort.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 19, 2009, 10:07:52 pm
ah I see xD I get where your coming from I'm usually pretty cautions :3 i try to only buy from places that friends have bought from.

though sometimes if your going for that really odd color (like a dark pink or a green or maybe teal) ebay is your only choice... x_x theres only one wig store here in portland that i know of, and they sell all natrual color wigs except for a small selection of bob like wigs that come in five abnormal colors...

Felix: the interents not all bad : o one of my best wigs is from the net, ive only bought real life twice. and i dont really wear either of those wigs anymore because well their actually not the greatest but it was all the store had.

honestly even if you dont trust ebay there are a few sellers like cosworkx that sell wigs meant just for cosplay, and I know enough people that have bought from them to trust them (a lot of the cosplay.com community)

i usually go to the net first when wig shopping. but again thats probably due to not the greatest wig stores in portland.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: AllyKat on September 19, 2009, 10:20:11 pm

honestly even if you dont trust ebay there are a few sellers like cosworkx that sell wigs meant just for cosplay, and I know enough people that have bought from them to trust them (a lot of the cosplay.com community)


Thats probably what I'll have to do for my Shuichi Wig (Gravitation) and I'm okay with that. Most of my wigs however
will be natural color wigs and working with a wig-maker is my first choice. These ladies have custom ordered
wigs for me before (when I had shorter hair though.... highschool was great!) so I trust them with my head
over anything else.

For instance; playing alice in highschool was an expedition in the limits of hair dye and bleach. Apparently once your
hair has been dyed any color red it must be grown out and chopped off if you plan on dying your hair blonde because
RED dye specifically does not really come out of hair. You might get close to blonde but only if your lucky it wont
come out PINK! life lesson learned, fortunately my Hair stylist only did it to a small little section on the underside of
my head but none-the less... The wig ladies however were able to mat and fit a wig to my hairline and help me
get it set and maintained perfectly with the picture-esque Alice bow so that all of it would stay even through the
tumbles and rough play of our production!

~Allykat
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 19, 2009, 10:55:52 pm
xD dang thats quiet the story there!

and shuichi? dunno if cosworks has a great wig for him but i know i could find you one from a reliable buyer that ive bought from before.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on September 19, 2009, 11:03:19 pm
For Shuichi, I can tell you right now that you'll probably want the Cosworx Wisp in Dark Pink (http://cosworx.com/product.php?productid=26257&cat=2495&page=1). I have gotten all but three of my wigs from them, and can tell you right now that their wigs are always very high-quality and come very fast. Also, the wig orders have never been messed up in my experience. I am a repeat customer to their business, and for good reason.

I really only go to eBay for specific character wigs, like my Lenalee Lee pigtails and my duo-toned Sheryl Nome wig.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: AllyKat on September 20, 2009, 12:33:12 am
Awesome! That is exactly what I'm looking for, now, in terms of durability, have you found their wigs to withstand
lots of styling and cosplaying? I have to be careful with what I buy because I can be rather rough on a wig when
I wear it. If I forget I'm wearing a wig I have been known to accidentally run my fingers through it, scratch my
head and make a mess out of it entirely so it requires brushing, which is always a strain on the wig mat. You guys
sound like you do extensive styling to your wigs so, how do they hold up when you do have to straighten, flatten,
curl or sculpt the wigs? Are they comparable or do you have to buy new wigs every year for the same costume?

~allykat
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 20, 2009, 12:36:37 am
uhhh well if your going to put heat source to it i havent worked with cosworks before, but their MEANT for cosplaying so i would believe them to withstand some wear and tear and styling. one of their wigs is made so you can part it anywhere i believe

most wigs hold up well to styling, unless well their halloween store wigs.

but honestly? the wigs ive had usually hold up to me cutting, spraying, molding into funky shapes.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on September 20, 2009, 12:54:33 am
Hrm , I need a good wig for Gakupo~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: AllyKat on September 20, 2009, 12:54:55 am
uhhh well if your going to put heat source to it i havent worked with cosworks before, but their MEANT for cosplaying so i would believe them to withstand some wear and tear and styling. one of their wigs is made so you can part it anywhere i believe

most wigs hold up well to styling, unless well their halloween store wigs.

but honestly? the wigs ive had usually hold up to me cutting, spraying, molding into funky shapes.

Great, thats exactly what I needed to know. I was a little worried buying from a online store, especially if I'm unsure of the
quality... but the wig they have here... especially for Shuichi, looks great and I can trim it up to be exactly what I need!

Tell me what you think of these wigs ( in terms of starting point for each character):

Heather Mason - Silent hill 3 (in blonde):
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosworx.com%2Fthumb_popup.php%3Fproductid%3D25873)

Sakura - Card Captor Sakura (in light brown):
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosworx.com%2Fthumb_popup.php%3Fproductid%3D16281)

Shuichi - Gravitation (in Dark Pink):
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosworx.com%2Fthumb_popup.php%3Fproductid%3D26257)

Ristuka - Loveless (in Black):
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosworx.com%2Fthumb_popup.php%3Fproductid%3D25835)

Ryoko - Real Bout Highschool (in Bright Red Auburn):
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosworx.com%2Fthumb_popup.php%3Fproductid%3D16280)

The Ritsuka and Ryoko wigs are the only ones I'm really reallyu unsure about.
the loveless wig would take some serious styling to get to the right part and
style and also has to account for major cat ear overhaul. The Ryoko wig just
isn't long enough as a high ponytail in a yellow ribbon is required for this character
plus the two level (perhaps 3?) bangs she has!

Otherwise... am I on the right track?

~Allykat


EDIT: the pics aren't showing up for me... if no one else can see them sorry...
I'll fix the bad links in the morning... I'm tired now and I must sleep.

~Allykat
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on September 20, 2009, 09:24:40 am
Cosworx stands up to styling just fine. There's absolutely nothing wrong with a single one of my Cosworx wigs, and I've never had to buy multiple wigs for a costume outside of my own stupid choices for color or base wig. The wigs all stand up to very heavy styling and I have yet to find a single one that will fall apart in your hands after one wearing or being sprayed with hairspray.

A Wisp in 1 (black) would be fine for Ritsuka, and you're really overthinking the whole cat ears thing. It isn't that hard to part some hair on the wig and glue or sew on some cat ears is it?

For Heather, I'm wondering if a Scruffy in 24/25 (they're the same color but listed funny) wouldn't be fine. It's a nice butterscotch blond.

For Sakura, the Tricia wig in 6 (Brown) would probably work pretty well as a base wig and you could style it without any problems. All of these wigs easily have bangs cut into them, as I've done it myself on several occasions.

Shuichi and Ritsuka I've already given you wig ideas for, which only leaves Ryoko.

That one I don't have a cosworx recommendation for. However, I have a recommendation for a wig from a completely different seller that I have bought multiple wigs from before over eBay, which is cosplaywig. Their ponytail wigs come with a base wig and a clip-on ponytail in the same color, and I can attest to how high-quality they are as I own one myself. You could use their Yoko wig, (http://cgi.ebay.com/TENGEN-TOPPA-YOKO-40-RED-clip-on-ponytail-wig-cosplay_W0QQitemZ180409445863QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item2a013dade7&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14) which even has the bangs at the side of the face on the base wig but might be a bit too red for your taste. beyond that they also have a few selections in a reddish brown that can crop up, but for cosplaywig it's pretty much first-come-first-serve until they list the wig again.

Hope that helped~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tinkeu on September 22, 2009, 09:56:22 pm
I don't know if this has been mentioned in this thread... but... I came back from the con with a bald spot XD... right on my hairline where the wig cap/and wig were. Has anyone experienced this before? Any way to prevent it... I did make sure to stretch the wigcaps before wearing them...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on September 23, 2009, 08:42:24 pm
I need to spike my Len wig. o3o
Halp?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 23, 2009, 08:46:27 pm
xD but shay your len wig is like perfect
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on September 23, 2009, 08:47:20 pm
It got flat though! D':
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on September 23, 2009, 08:47:42 pm
xD but shay your len wig is like perfect

It got killed at Kumori xD;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 23, 2009, 08:48:50 pm
D: thats not good!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on September 23, 2009, 08:49:54 pm
Yeah, it's just been on the wig head with my headphones on, and it got flatterrrr.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 23, 2009, 08:51:51 pm
xP WELL IN THAT CASE

G2b styling glue, hairspray and products 8D stuff works magic.

if your wig has any at all of its previous shape then just follow that as a guide
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on September 23, 2009, 08:53:24 pm
Thank youu~!
I remember Monica telling me a while ago that hairspray is good, so I'll just get some of that in it before Mewcon or whatever. ;3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on September 23, 2009, 08:54:11 pm
just make sure its g2b xP that stuff works the best with the fibers
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on September 25, 2009, 08:50:54 pm
just make sure its g2b xP that stuff works the best with the fibers

Regular "drugstore" hairspray works fine too xPP I've got nothing but regular hairspray on my Sora wig.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on September 25, 2009, 08:52:19 pm
Hairspray hairspray. :333
I have another question:
Will Sharpy'ing a purple wig with a blue sharpie make it blue? :'33
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Roddy Manic on September 25, 2009, 09:02:37 pm
Can you go to a hair salon with a wig? *points to avi.* I can't find one for her but was thinking just buying a brown long one and showing the pick to the person and say "cut it to look like that."  *tried cutting her own wig once and killed it.*
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on September 25, 2009, 09:38:11 pm
@ Shay: Maybe. Depends on the shade of purple and the shade of blue.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: AllyKat on September 25, 2009, 10:22:50 pm
Can you go to a hair salon with a wig? *points to avi.* I can't find one for her but was thinking just buying a brown long one and showing the pick to the person and say "cut it to look like that."  *tried cutting her own wig once and killed it.*

Don't most hairstylist/salon peoples learn on wigs? I seem to recall my friend in beauty school starting out on a rather sad
little wig head and blonde wig... perhaps you could present the picture on wig at hand to a Senior of a beauty school and
have the wig cut for cheap under the watchful eye of a teacher... I'm contemplating this myself. If we could create a group
of cosplayers who want it done we could confront a beauty school in the area (Paul Mitchell?? or the MHCC beauty school...)
And see if they would make it some kind of interm project! Wouldn't that be cool?

~Allykat
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: AllyKat on October 01, 2009, 05:34:27 pm
Sorry for the double post but I have a dilema that I need some expert opinions on!!!!

*is in crisis*

Okay, so, I have 5 wigs I need to buy (the first will be bought in 2 days and it is hardly a
worry) and style for each of my characters... I'm feeling a little daunted and in a moment
of weakness I went online and found this:

http://www.cosplayfu.com/product/Sakura+Kinomoto+Wig+from+Cardcaptor+Sakura (http://www.cosplayfu.com/product/Sakura+Kinomoto+Wig+from+Cardcaptor+Sakura)

!!!!! Isn't that almost totally PERFECT?!?! Clearly it needs to be fluffed since it's flat but....

AHH! I'm so torn now!!! Do I buy the wig that is maybe $15 more than the one I originally
intended to buy since it is already practically pre-styled for my character... or do I stay
pure to my idea of getting everything and doing it all myself... I want to feel accomplished
when I show off these costumes... I am not a big fan of pre-made stuff... but I'm starting to
faulter in my resolve due to time constraints.... ugh...

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosplayfu.com%2F_Product%2F439_B.jpg)

It just looks so perfect!

~Allykat
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on October 01, 2009, 05:39:01 pm
I'd get the cheaper wig and style it myself if I were you. But I'm not so do what you wanna do.

How the heck would I style a wig for this freak?

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.renders-graphiques.fr%2Fimage%2Fupload%2Fnormal%2F2713_render_eiji.png)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on October 01, 2009, 05:44:43 pm
Get a shot pink wig and add extentions?

Um...I'm still wanting some ideas on how to style Envy's hair.
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk256/Hana-The-Sex-Bunny/FMA_Envy.jpg
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: AllyKat on October 01, 2009, 05:47:15 pm

How the heck would I style a wig for this freak?

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.renders-graphiques.fr%2Fimage%2Fupload%2Fnormal%2F2713_render_eiji.png)

Thanks for the advice, my only plight is that this will be 1/5 wigs I have to style myself
and maybe if I take 1 pre-made... it'll lighten the load. But I think I just needed the
"c'mon! do it yourself!" to get me amped up again!

Yours is actually pretty easy to understand from my perspective. Take a pink wig, probably
shoulder length or longer that does NOT have bangs... you'll want to tie it up tight in some kind of
hair tie about half way up the back of the head, then using g2b styling products, sculpt the hair so it
doubles back from the ponytail onto the entire head, giving it a waterfall effect... I'll try and
show you a picture of this being done with my own hair if I get a chance to go home in the next
few days... but it really is just as easy as that, just make sure you know where you want the pony
tail and find a way to keep it there, cause the hair will be top heavy and may try to pull everything
down!

~Allykat
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: AllyKat on October 01, 2009, 05:53:39 pm
Get a shot pink wig and add extentions?

Um...I'm still wanting some ideas on how to style Envy's hair.
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk256/Hana-The-Sex-Bunny/FMA_Envy.jpg

Here's a discussion on that same issue, plus a picture of what the cosplay wig
looks like after you have used the wonderful magic that is Elmers Clear Glue!

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=106703 (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=106703)

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v294/Haylerzz/Envy%20cosplay/?action-view&current=leaning.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v294/Haylerzz/Envy%20cosplay/?action-view&current=leaning.jpg)


Hope that helps!
~Allykat
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on October 01, 2009, 06:25:38 pm
Thanks! I'll have to try that out!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on October 01, 2009, 07:37:20 pm
Oh, um, for the pic I posted his hair's not actually pink. It's just a reference for the style.

A "waterfall effect" picture would be nice =,)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: AllyKat on October 01, 2009, 10:17:20 pm
okay, it's gonna take a day or two... unfortunately I'm away from home tonight so I'll have to
post it later on tomorrow evening at the earliest!

In just a quick do up to practice though (here at work) my hair is a bit longer than your characters
so the look may not come off quite right, but will have the basic idea, step by step.

~Allykat
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on October 04, 2009, 05:11:46 pm
so it turns out, gakupo wig. yeah hard to find.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: AllyKat on October 06, 2009, 01:29:03 pm
Yes I know I'm supposed to have a picture of my hair in the waterfall format for you by now...

I'm sorry, aparently my bed just isn't a place I am needed currently, though everywhere else
seems to require my constant attention.

However, if anyone is having an IMPOSSIBLE TIME finding wigs, or are totally and utterly inept/
afraid to butcher a wig for their cosplay... I found this really nice lady who, judging from the
pictures of the wigs she does... does absolutely FABULOUS work... and the prices aren't that
bad for what you get... she works commissions and requires about 3-4 mo advance notice and a
materials deposit to get started on your wig but if you are willing to spend the dough and get
something great... I think this might be a good place to look!

http://sephwigs.googlepages.com/gallery (http://sephwigs.googlepages.com/gallery)

Yay options!

~Allykat

P.S. Yes! Yes! I will get that picture up asap! &__&
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Felix on October 06, 2009, 02:57:38 pm
Wow, she's really good. Unfortunately I don't have that kind of money... and I'd like to get the experience styling my own wigs.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on October 06, 2009, 03:44:08 pm
I dont like her style : / it seems to "over styled" if you know what i mean
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: AllyKat on October 06, 2009, 04:07:07 pm
I dont like her style : / it seems to "over styled" if you know what i mean

Yeah, you are prolly right... I dunno, I'd never buy anything from her, cause
1. no money and
2. I need the xp!

lol did I just call experience xp? Guess I need to step away from the rpgs...eh?

But I figure the pictures may give people some good ideas... she does kinda explain a bit
what she does to each wig.

~Allykat
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Felix on October 06, 2009, 04:12:19 pm
Some manga/videogame characters kind of require over-styling. Otherwise you'd never get their hair like that.

I agree about the experience. In the end, it's more cost-efficient to learn how to do it yourself, even if you butcher a few wigs in the process.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on October 06, 2009, 04:35:02 pm
see i get that but there is a way to make it look the right style, with out looking like you globbed it with hair gel so it wont move.

the hair needs to be able to move at least a bit, her wigs are those that might as well be plastic
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on October 06, 2009, 04:39:12 pm
I'm agreeing with the plastic-y comments, seriously. The wigs look like they might be lower-quality too, and some of her work is just plain strange looking. Not saying it's a bad thing, no, since they do look pretty accurate, but there's a difference between accurate and natural and being able to pop a balloon with your spikes.

Never mind that it looks like she can't cut bangs to save her life. If I ever got anything from her I would probably end up redoing it myself. She couldn't even get the kinks out of some of her longer wigs before taking pictures D:
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on October 06, 2009, 04:48:51 pm
I'm agreeing with the plastic-y comments, seriously. The wigs look like they might be lower-quality too, and some of her work is just plain strange looking. Not saying it's a bad thing, no, since they do look pretty accurate, but there's a difference between accurate and natural and being able to pop a balloon with your spikes.

Never mind that it looks like she can't cut bangs to save her life. If I ever got anything from her I would probably end up redoing it myself. She couldn't even get the kinks out of some of her longer wigs before taking pictures D:

yeah. I like wigs when for instance sora, its not sharpened to a point, and it can still move. for her there are wigs where she REALLY didnt need to put that much gel in : /

xD and the bangs cutting, even trimmed it looks so odd ._. its so flat! D:
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on October 07, 2009, 10:10:14 am
My wig is poofy from being brushed out.
I'm thinking I'll order some wig conditioner, and that'll help.
What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Romo on October 09, 2009, 04:22:32 pm
Okay, I've been looking around for awhile for this but I'm stumped. It's just really hard, for me, to find a wig of this length in the right color. Any suggestions guys? Plus I'd need a little help on how you'd think I should style it once I get it.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc274/g1u3_5t1ck/elemental%20gelade/Ren.jpg
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on October 09, 2009, 04:27:50 pm
Okay, I've been looking around for awhile for this but I'm stumped. It's just really hard, for me, to find a wig of this length in the right color. Any suggestions guys? Plus I'd need a little help on how you'd think I should style it once I get it.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc274/g1u3_5t1ck/elemental%20gelade/Ren.jpg

Go longer, and if you need a SUPER specific color, corsworx might be the place to go.
I think that maybe I could find it on ebay.
I'll post in a minute.
TO EBAY!

EDIT:
LET THERE BE GREY/BLUE WIG!
http://cgi.ebay.com/28-ex-long-bang-straight-grey-blue-cosplay-wig_W0QQitemZ170384769502QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item27abb941de#ht_3814wt_928
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on October 09, 2009, 04:42:26 pm
Next Saturday I am going to order my blond wig for larxene and start styling it. I need to buy some extensions for it so I can make a widows peak.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Romo on October 09, 2009, 04:44:48 pm
@Sound

I actually looked at that one! What a small world.~ I thought it wasn't quite the right color, but if I wasn't the only one who thought it might work then maybe I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on October 09, 2009, 04:46:05 pm
larxenes a hard one to do with a wig cause of the lack of bangs and its pulled back ness : / good luck with all of that.

I think ive decided on the gakupo wig to order, its just erm sold out -_- *waiting for re stock*

looks perfect though no?

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://item.rakuten.co.jp/zephyr1/033lf-df11/&rurl=translate.google.com

like perfect color xD I gotta style it up do though so I'm ordering like two of them
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on October 09, 2009, 04:51:57 pm
There is actually a wig that is already slicked back like hers http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_a_saga.html The hardest part will be the widows peak. I'll also ask Marie and Anna how they did the one for Axel :P
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Romo on October 13, 2009, 04:05:40 pm
Okay, I've been looking around for awhile for this but I'm stumped. It's just really hard, for me, to find a wig of this length in the right color. Any suggestions guys? Plus I'd need a little help on how you'd think I should style it once I get it.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc274/g1u3_5t1ck/elemental%20gelade/Ren.jpg

Alright so, just bringing that back up so the picture is easier to find, I think I have a wig that'll work but I just wanted to check and see what others think. Anyway, this any good?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Heat-Resistant-Cobalt-Blue-Long-Cosplay-Party-Wig-7412B_W0QQitemZ160367386665QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item2556a42029
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: kit2kit on October 13, 2009, 08:49:46 pm
Im having trouble finding a short shoulder length brown wig.

Does anybody know a good Wig site with good priced wigs :3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: chelseahavoc on October 13, 2009, 08:50:36 pm
i'ce always like cosworx and amphigory
 (thanks for help D:)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Cassiopeia on October 13, 2009, 09:03:10 pm
^ amphigory

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on October 13, 2009, 09:14:29 pm
Okay, I've been looking around for awhile for this but I'm stumped. It's just really hard, for me, to find a wig of this length in the right color. Any suggestions guys? Plus I'd need a little help on how you'd think I should style it once I get it.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc274/g1u3_5t1ck/elemental%20gelade/Ren.jpg

Alright so, just bringing that back up so the picture is easier to find, I think I have a wig that'll work but I just wanted to check and see what others think. Anyway, this any good?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Heat-Resistant-Cobalt-Blue-Long-Cosplay-Party-Wig-7412B_W0QQitemZ160367386665QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item2556a42029

I think it's too blue for the character.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on October 13, 2009, 09:47:49 pm
So next year, I wanted to pull Rikku from FFX out again. But my only problem is that my hair is too short to stick into her ponytail. Would it be possible to use clip on extentions on one of my stubby ponytails to make it longer? here is a pic of her hair...
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ffonline.com%2Fmedia%2Fartwork%2Flarge%2Fff10%2Frikku.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on October 21, 2009, 10:23:45 pm
Hrrr. I mhght Do Spike from Cowboy Bebop D8...and I need a wig..
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on October 22, 2009, 05:02:26 pm
Hrrr. I mhght Do Spike from Cowboy Bebop D8...and I need a wig..

ILU!

I have been convinced in to doing Terra from FFVI (Dissidia form)
Reference:
http://www.beefjack.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/terra-dissidia.jpg

Help?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on November 01, 2009, 01:01:44 pm
I got my wig for Larxene. I'm styling it now and am actually working on making a little tutorial. :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xcthulhux on November 01, 2009, 02:31:45 pm
Hrrr. I mhght Do Spike from Cowboy Bebop D8...and I need a wig..
this is me as well.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on November 02, 2009, 06:59:08 pm
Most people's spike hair is their natural hair.
A bunch of people who cosplay spike don't do so very well, or elaborately.
So, what I would do for the wig is get a black wig, and rough it up a bit. Get some spray, and fix it so it looks like his hair.
If you really REALLY feel the necessity to tint it green (I don't think it's green enough to have to do that, but whatever floats your boat) I'd use the crap-o-la spray junk. It'll tint it enough so it wont look REALLY green, but it'll work to make you happy.

That's great Nikki <3
I'll look for it!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on November 02, 2009, 08:29:02 pm
Here is that tutorial
http://nikkiolie.deviantart.com/art/Larxene-Wig-tutorial-142214367
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xcthulhux on November 03, 2009, 01:08:02 am
Most people's spike hair is their natural hair.
A bunch of people who cosplay spike don't do so very well, or elaborately.
So, what I would do for the wig is get a black wig, and rough it up a bit. Get some spray, and fix it so it looks like his hair.
If you really REALLY feel the necessity to tint it green (I don't think it's green enough to have to do that, but whatever floats your boat) I'd use the crap-o-la spray junk. It'll tint it enough so it wont look REALLY green, but it'll work to make you happy.

That's great Nikki <3
I'll look for it!

I agree with the green tint. not really my thing. I firmly believe the green tint was just to show how "roughed up" it was.

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Cassiopeia on November 03, 2009, 05:32:35 pm
Hey all~

My long curly silver wig is starting to get rather tangled (stupid wind ;-;), and I want to get it to be right again.

reference
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi4.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy136%2Fslorgje%2FPA300116.jpg)

Do you think if I comb it out and then douse it in water it should go back to the original shape? I don't want to take out the curls... Aha. :'D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on November 03, 2009, 08:03:33 pm
Crapola...
Maybe you want to go with washing it with cold water and wig conditioner.
I am hoping to be getting some for christmas, so I could lend some to you.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Cassiopeia on November 03, 2009, 08:07:15 pm
omg thanks.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on November 03, 2009, 08:17:14 pm
^ If you have to comb it make sure to be gentle so as to not pull out fibers and whatnot :O

I'm having frizz/tangle issues with a long wig too, I think I'll try the motions oil sheen spray- or whatever it's called.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on November 23, 2009, 03:22:46 pm
Picture (http://www.naruto-wallpapers.us/wallpaper/tayuya-naruto.jpg)

Color finding help please :3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on November 23, 2009, 04:11:08 pm
Broken link is broken~!

My Euphie wig needs to be de-tangled. ;-;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on November 28, 2009, 12:06:26 pm
Fixed Link ^^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: MiriaRose on November 29, 2009, 05:34:04 pm
Silicone spray ftw.

You spray the tangle and your wig brush/comb, and then you brush it out. ^^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on November 29, 2009, 06:17:40 pm
I use Mane 'n Tail, it's worked pretty dang well for me and it smells nice. Works best on straight wigs because it uncurls curly ones.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: sabata on December 08, 2009, 12:11:20 am
alright. for once i am getting ready for K-con way before last minute. I have decided to be sabata this year (hooray for awesome vampires before twilight series!) and his hair might prove difficult. this year i have a far larger budget then last. last year i had 40 bucks plus extra odds and ends for sasori (apparently i like characters starting with "SA") unfortunatly, barely anyone cosplays as sabata since the game series he is from isn't that well known. i found one guy with a lot of pictures, but his cosplay wasn't as i imagined. i need some help getting a wig that would be able to hold it's shape and color. (if it could be purple that would be better, still can't find one yet) but i need something to hold its shape. it would stick out in the back a bit, and the two parted things  of hair in the front. (just look at my avatar)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on December 08, 2009, 12:39:26 am
Your avatar isn't very helpful. Maybe you should post a link for us?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: sabata on December 08, 2009, 12:46:03 am
sure. it's very hard to find a decent picture of him. can't even find the gun del hell (sabata's gun throughout the game)

http://boktai.neoseeker.com/wiki/File:SabataMoon.PNG
there are a couple more pics on the site here
http://boktai.neoseeker.com/wiki/Special:NewFiles
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on December 08, 2009, 12:55:02 pm
So, is the front part with the red also part of his hair, or is that a bandanna or something? Because a longer wig in purple might just do the trick for the spiked bit in the back and the tail-lookin' things in the front.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: sabata on December 08, 2009, 05:51:42 pm
it's a bandana. i'm still trying to find a good picture of it. but yeah, his hair is just purple
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: agpgirl on December 08, 2009, 08:34:43 pm
I'm on a pretty tight budget this year O.O
Soooo, should i buy the professional wig this year ($40.00)?
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi301.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fnn45%2Fagpgirl%2F258_B.jpg)

Or get the cheap one and then just style it ($15.00)?
Last year i got the cheap one, and the styling went horrible.
It came out ugly O.O ughhh.... nightmares
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi301.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fnn45%2Fagpgirl%2Fwig.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: meep on December 08, 2009, 09:20:11 pm
D: I Cant find a good wig color for this (http://art17.photozou.jp/pub/565/274565/photo/28777165.jpg) character.....
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on December 08, 2009, 10:15:16 pm
@ agpgirl: a $15 wig will give you $15 results. A $40 wig will give you $40 results. Personally, I say wait until Cosplaywig on eBay restocks, and see if they stock an Anya wig. I think they price theirs at around $35, maybe $33 last time I checked. Probably less since it's a smaller wig. Take a look at that one, and if you like it then by all means spend your money there on an pre-styled wig that will probably cost less with shipping than the $40 one you posted would cost with shipping.

I think their color of the wig matches Anya's hair a bit better anyway.

@ meep: a Cosworx Cher 951 might work in Henna Red.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: meep on December 09, 2009, 04:13:18 pm
OH yeah that color might work =D but I might get the Ivy instead...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on December 09, 2009, 04:30:37 pm
The Ivy most definitely does not have the kind of volume you're looking for. It's a rather light, thin wig. It has good coverage hair-wise, but not the sheer amount of hair you might otherwise need.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on December 09, 2009, 05:04:13 pm
My ivy's pretty volumous but it's not as long as I thought it'd be- it goes to my waist, I think.

Has anyone worked with a Scruffy L before? I'm thinking about getting one but I'm not sure if it'd be poofy enough for the character.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: meep on December 09, 2009, 05:17:25 pm
As in Scruffy from Cosworx? I use it for my Miku wig =D Um its really easy to scrunch up and make it have a lot of volume so maybe....
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Serika on December 09, 2009, 07:48:50 pm
How do I make a curly wig wavy, without totally straightening it?  I just want to get some of the curls less...organized, to make a bit more of a messy, wavy look.  And just taking a hairdryer to it seems to just tangle it.  For reference, it's the "Lanar" from Cosworx, and the tag says "eleora." Anyways, all the straigtening tutorials I've seen have just shown TOTALLY 100% FLAT LIFELESS LOOKING HAIR in the after pictures, so I'm intimidated to do any styling, plus I've never styled a wig before.  I would post a picture reference, but since there's so little official art for the character in question I have a lot of room for interpretation. 

Thanks for the help!  Also, a link to the Lanar: http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=16408&cat=2447&page=1
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on December 09, 2009, 08:28:44 pm
You would actually want to go over it with a hair straightener set to the lowest heat it can get to without turning it off. Not only that, but you'll want to do it fast, and as many times as you want until you get it looking like you want. I learned this on one of my own wigs, so I can assure you that it does in fact achieve the desired result.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Serika on December 09, 2009, 10:01:23 pm
Do you happen to have a picture of the wig you did this to? (not that I don't believe you, I'm just kind of scared to do it and I wanna see what it looks like. |D) Thanks for replying quickly, by the way. 
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blackstar on December 10, 2009, 12:10:13 am
*raise hand* If it possible to style a wig if you are a moron (e.x. me)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on December 10, 2009, 06:46:31 am
Sorry, my camera is kinda packed away because I'm going somewhere this weekend ^^;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on December 28, 2009, 02:01:28 pm
I have a wig (need to find camera in order to take pic) its the perfect color but the bangs are too long for my character. The thing is, I have no idea how to cut them... or wear to cut them. I could really use some help with this. I need the bangs to be the same as my avi.. I is doing Honey senpai.

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi296.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fmm164%2Fmysticrydder%2Fwig.jpg) thats the wig.... it came out blonder in real life.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on December 28, 2009, 02:15:21 pm
So, we all hate long wigs, right?

Right.

My Lenalee wig is suffering so much. I tried combing it out, but it just ruins the fibers and makes the wig frizzy. My detangler isn't working on this wig either. The more I seem to brush it, the more it seems to tangle. D: Is there a good method of brushing out a wig without ruining the fibers?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: NARUNIK on December 28, 2009, 02:20:14 pm
geneticly copy the wig at a cow farm. OR buy a new one.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on December 28, 2009, 02:33:42 pm
So, we all hate long wigs, right?

Right.

My Lenalee wig is suffering so much. I tried combing it out, but it just ruins the fibers and makes the wig frizzy. My detangler isn't working on this wig either. The more I seem to brush it, the more it seems to tangle. D: Is there a good method of brushing out a wig without ruining the fibers?

I spray my long wigs with Mane n Tail detangler as I comb them slowly from the bottom up. It works pretty well but I don't think there's such a thing as a long wig being completely 100% tangle free :D

Edit: I've got a question too.

Anyone know how I can style Nayuki's pointy bang things into my wig? I'm thinking maybe folding two dense paper triangle things and hot gluing wig fibers to them, then clipping them to the wig or something but second opinions would be appreciated.

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi520.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw326%2FAmiMercury%2FAnime%2Fvlcsnap-846530.png)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on December 28, 2009, 02:45:58 pm
So, we all hate long wigs, right?

Right.

My Lenalee wig is suffering so much. I tried combing it out, but it just ruins the fibers and makes the wig frizzy. My detangler isn't working on this wig either. The more I seem to brush it, the more it seems to tangle. D: Is there a good method of brushing out a wig without ruining the fibers?
Have you tried 'Mane and Tail' detangler. (Or whatever it's called. >>)
That stuff works wonders~! *O*
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on December 28, 2009, 02:49:45 pm
geneticly copy the wig at a cow farm. OR buy a new one.
If you're not going to help at all, then don't.

So, we all hate long wigs, right?

Right.

My Lenalee wig is suffering so much. I tried combing it out, but it just ruins the fibers and makes the wig frizzy. My detangler isn't working on this wig either. The more I seem to brush it, the more it seems to tangle. D: Is there a good method of brushing out a wig without ruining the fibers?

I spray my long wigs with Mane n Tail detangler as I comb them slowly from the bottom up. It works pretty well but I don't think there's such a thing as a long wig being completely 100% tangle free :D

Alright, I'll look around for it. Thanks~!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: NARUNIK on December 28, 2009, 03:11:32 pm
SARCASTIC OK.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on December 28, 2009, 03:39:38 pm
we know it was sarcastic, but note that this is a help thread. That was not helpfull at all and I think it sounded rather rude and smart allecky.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on December 29, 2009, 09:27:18 am
So I found an easy way to hid wefts on a wig that doesn't involve sewing. For example I need to do four pony tails for Temari and what I did was took some extensions I have and folded them over on top of each other and glued them like that. Then glued the extensions to the wig so now I can separate the two extensions at the middle and nothing shows :3

I'll post pictures of it once I am done :P
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: DooFeRthePanda on January 17, 2010, 09:43:18 am
ok so i'm makin a rikku wig...well i got the wig and extensions for the braids. sooo the extensions are a waayyy brighter blonde than the actaulwig. how would i dye the blonde extensions to be  a dirtish blonde? i'm soo nervous i dont know how to do the wig dying thing, so do i use a brown sharpie?!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PaperRoxas on January 17, 2010, 11:19:03 pm
how do i repair a spikey wig without washing the whole wig out???????????
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on January 18, 2010, 10:55:50 am
repair it as in what? Fix some spike?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PaperRoxas on January 18, 2010, 08:24:38 pm
yea like some spikes are just falling apart
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on January 18, 2010, 08:28:46 pm
I would say do it the same way you did to begin with. Hair spray them back, no need to wash it completely.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PaperRoxas on January 18, 2010, 08:37:26 pm
okie dokie ^^ i'll give it a shot! thanks so much!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: chelseahavoc on January 18, 2010, 08:41:39 pm
anyideas on how i can get the hair on a scruff y wig to stay a bit more down? trying to get it to look as close to haruhi from ouran as possible... with out buying a new wig
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PaperRoxas on January 18, 2010, 09:27:09 pm
my only suggestion would be to wash it and see if the gravity as it dries can help
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sutie on January 18, 2010, 09:32:41 pm
Oh! if that doesn't work, try hair gum. I find it better than wax because it looks natural.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: SiderAnne on January 19, 2010, 02:44:10 pm
@Osla
I think your idea for the pointy hair could work.

The only other idea I have is to make one little ponytail from the two sides...
  \ /
   o
 (;D)

like Pebbles Flintstone, and use hairgel from the roots to the rubberband.
When it dries, Undo the rubberband and part hair carefully.
  ^^
 (;D)

hairspray the rest into the right shape. Use folded notecards to hold it up while the hairspray dries.
((awful "pictures" but I can't think of how else to explain it))
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: chelseahavoc on January 19, 2010, 06:12:03 pm
.
Anyone know how I can style Nayuki's pointy bang things into my wig? I'm thinking maybe folding two dense paper triangle things and hot gluing wig fibers to them, then clipping them to the wig or something but second opinions would be appreciated

hold the section of hair you want to stnad up for the pointing thing up and use hair spray on the hair closest to the wig... in the end after a few trys of so you'll het what hair you want stading up and the other loose hair able to move around like normal hair should
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on February 03, 2010, 07:10:49 pm
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi208.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fbb49%2Flulzpics%2FTops%2FFuriKuri20Haruko.gif)

WHICH WIG SHOULD I GET FOR HARUKO?

Wig Eins
http://cgi.ebay.com/PP004-Baby-Pink-Medium-Bleach-Kusajika-Yachiru-Wig_W0QQitemZ180342807679QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item29fd44dc7f
Wig Dos
http://cgi.ebay.com/Short-Pink-New-Style-Cosplay-Wig-0550_W0QQitemZ320400143687QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item4a99563547
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on February 03, 2010, 07:12:47 pm
osla: I like the first one cuz it's messy like Haruko's but the second one because it's prettier. Lol.

Btw, I like what you did there with the language swap. d
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on February 03, 2010, 07:13:08 pm
ONE, DAYUM.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on February 03, 2010, 07:27:39 pm
Why would I want to get a dong wig? That doesn't even make sense.

lololol, Kamekotheho, that's my dilemna too!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on February 03, 2010, 07:29:23 pm
MY BAD.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: MiriaRose on February 03, 2010, 07:41:53 pm
The second one. I don't really like the colour of the first one.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on February 03, 2010, 08:09:18 pm
Kamekotheho

That was called for.  :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on February 04, 2010, 04:55:25 pm
Yeah it was.

Any more opinions for which Haruko wig I should get? Right now it's pretty split :O
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on February 04, 2010, 06:42:05 pm
GET THE SECOND ONE SAHARA.

I've ordered 2 wigs from there.

IT WILL BE THE SOFTEST WIG YOU HAVE EVER TOUCHED.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on February 04, 2010, 06:44:51 pm
OKAY I WILL THEN

Hopefully I'll get to order it by Sunday~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on February 05, 2010, 11:51:04 am
If someone finds a good N. Italy wig with fast shipping, that would be great :D
Mrs. Mac didn't have anything I could use, and it sucked >>
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: MiriaRose on February 05, 2010, 05:23:28 pm
Find a red-brown wig in the right style and make the curl yourself?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on February 05, 2010, 08:33:15 pm
cosplayfu.com has some nice wigs... i gotmine from there and i really like it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on February 05, 2010, 08:34:50 pm
As soon as cosworx as one of dem 20% off sales I am ordering the hell out of my base Ino wig/ponytail clipon.

Hopefully getting the pink wig this Sunday~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blood Huntress on February 06, 2010, 12:32:02 pm
I was wondering if anybody knew a good place to get a wig for Mori (from Ouran High School Host Club). I have never bought a wig before, so I don't know where to buy one, nor do I really know what style to get for him.

Thanks
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on February 06, 2010, 03:19:45 pm
i would use a kyouya wig... its basically the same style.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Cassiopeia on February 06, 2010, 10:26:18 pm
i would use a kyouya wig... its basically the same style.

It's really not.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on February 06, 2010, 10:58:05 pm
you're right... but kyouyas hair is longer so you can cut and style it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: MiriaRose on February 07, 2010, 12:21:19 pm
Or she could, you know, just find one that works for Mori.  ;)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on February 07, 2010, 12:32:30 pm
Find a red-brown wig in the right style and make the curl yourself?
That's been my plan, but I just can't find the right color...
I'll check again to see if my drama teacher has any wigs that could work though >>
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on February 07, 2010, 08:58:20 pm
Ordered that pink wig, just waiting for cosworx to have a sale so that I can get the stuff for my Ino wig~~~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Dubaby on February 08, 2010, 02:13:32 pm
Edit: NEVERMIND!!!! I had a big long post but I decided after conferencing with my friends to just buy the wig I was originally planning on. =]
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PaperRoxas on February 08, 2010, 09:17:59 pm
Wig update for the Paper Sisters!
-Sora wig: wasn't able to fix the spikes on the wig D: washed out the old wig, styling it for a temp wig until enough money is gathered to buy a new wig to style...the temp one is too dark
-Yuna wig: i got the part on the correct side, i just need to fix the bangs a bit and add that flippy thing on the left side
-Tamaki wig: still not styled D< it sucks because this one needs to be styled on my head and I do not trust Sora with scissors near my head
-Roxas wig: still looking beautiful!
-Tsunade wig: ...REALLY needs a longer, fuller one, lack of money...
-Kaien wig: in it's bag lol
-Marluxia wig: we need the long scruffy one from cosworx or something very similar D: but they don't have it in stock in the color we want...and we don't have money
-Nekozawa wig: i dun think it needs to be styled ouo
-zero wig: in a bag haha
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blood Huntress on February 09, 2010, 08:12:23 am
But does anybody know of a site I could find one at? I'm not really good at eyeing out wigs, and I really don't think I could cut one very well. ^^'
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Dubaby on February 09, 2010, 12:50:16 pm
You could always just try either the Edward or Star wigs available at Cosworx if you are really that adverse to cutting your wig. This way you would just have to get some styling glue and spike it out a bit. I don't have any experience styling short wigs so sorry if this isn't much help... =/

http://www.cosworx.com/home.php?cat=307
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: animeotakujoanne on February 15, 2010, 05:46:21 pm
So I just ordered my first wig (I kind of forgot to do research before hand, so I just went with my gut instinct on which looked the best)
But I want to know what you guys think I'll be getting into with this wig
http://cgi.ebay.com/C62-Brand-new-hair-long-wavy-pink-Wig_W0QQitemZ230430456704QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item35a6b9bb80

I'm cosplaying louise from zero no tsukaima. I'm doing her regular version as well as this version
http://media.photobucket.com/image/louise%20lolita/fire-head/6b569d286d4f2fc1aad85a4d25f964b6.jpg
what would be the best way to add the hair accessories?
oh, and should I try cutting the bangs, or just leaving them as they are?

Also, I have semi-long hair, but I figured since the wig is also long it wouldnt be too much of a problem. How do you recommend putting up long hair under a wig?
(here is my hair, and it might actually a bit longer now)
http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/disastercat/photos/?action=view&current=kflonne2.jpg&newest=1
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: chelseahavoc on February 17, 2010, 12:25:43 pm
for the whole putting hair up thing i recremend geting thouse snap hair clip things that some use as pins to hold down fabric... i dont remeber what they are called xD. seperate your hair like your going to put it up in pigtails. take one section and twist it up and around to the opisite side of the head and hair clip into place. repeat with the other side. then take the thigh part of an old pair of tights or nylons and cut them across so you have a 10-12 inch leg piece. pull that over your hair and then pull on a wig cap! no lumps!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on February 17, 2010, 12:31:36 pm
That is an interesting way to deal with hair....it is nice having short hair. I got my new Kuja wig yesterday and it was so easy to put my hair in the wig cap and have no bumps. I just shoved it all under there. I think I will slick it back come con time then put on a wig cap to make sure not of it falls out :D

To stay on topic. I need to straighten part of the Kuja wig. I tried a flat iron on a small bit of the extensions they sent me (for not having the wig in stock when I ordered it) and it didn't work (some wigs you can use a flat iron others you cant) Is there any other way other than the hot water method to straighten a wig? It is a small piece and I don't want the rest to straighten out too much.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on February 17, 2010, 06:01:43 pm
I only know of the low-setting straightener and hot water mehtods (I prefer the straightener method) sorry D:

Hmmm~ Not much wig progress. I need to find a nice base wig for Neptune sometime.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on February 17, 2010, 06:34:26 pm
To stay on topic. I need to straighten part of the Kuja wig. I tried a flat iron on a small bit of the extensions they sent me (for not having the wig in stock when I ordered it) and it didn't work (some wigs you can use a flat iron others you cant) Is there any other way other than the hot water method to straighten a wig? It is a small piece and I don't want the rest to straighten out too much.

Spray water onto the part you want straightened, make sure you pull it straight, and then blow-dry it on high heat. (Make sure you keep the blowdryer a safe distance from the wig so you won't melt it~) The heat should be able to set it.

It take a while to do on a full wig, but if it's only parts then it shouldn't take too long ;D Might have to repeat a few times to get it the way you want.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on March 06, 2010, 10:49:50 pm
So I'm being Nick, from Baccano (reference in sig) and I have no idea how the heck to get that single spike thing in the front without looking compltely stupid and it totally showing the net of the wig.
Help?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on March 06, 2010, 11:27:31 pm
I have a tutorial that'll help you out Soundy but I can't upload it to Photobucket because it's too big. Give me your email and I'll send it to you.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on March 07, 2010, 09:51:36 am
*hugs the living bejeebus out of Nikki*
Thank you~

I'll PM you the one question about the tutorial I have =w=
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: chelseahavoc on March 07, 2010, 12:57:22 pm
any one know of any good wigs to use for sakura from card captors and maybe tsubasa?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Kimiski on March 08, 2010, 01:33:38 am
any one know of any good wigs to use for sakura from card captors and maybe tsubasa?

http://cosplaystation.ca/wig306.html
I don't know how legible the site is though :/
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: chelseahavoc on March 08, 2010, 08:33:06 pm
any one know of a good place for a rikku ffx-2 wig commsion... i want it acurate but id rather not spend 100+ on it ._. the only one im realy looking at now is on ebay but sooo not close to being acurate....

others that do wig commsions: can i get a quote?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PaperRoxas on March 13, 2010, 10:21:57 am
HELP!
Sora and I bought a flat pink wig for her Marly cosplay...but it's tooooooooooooooo flat and doesn't look like Marly much. I've tried styling it to look "flippy" but it doesn't help. Suggestions? Here is the picture of the wig on Sora ---> http://axelsgrl24.deviantart.com/art/M-is-for-149674011
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on March 13, 2010, 11:22:22 am
Hm. Im curious to know what wig for Jean Havoc from Fullmetal Alchemist and any tips to style / cut it.
I had one but it was really ew D: and just crappy.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on March 14, 2010, 04:15:39 pm
I'm cosplaying Sakutaro from Umineko, and I'm not quite sure how to do the wig. Basically its yellow in the front and orange in the back. Reference
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nautiljon.com%2Fimages%2Fperso%2Fgrandes%2FUmineko_no_Naku_Koro_ni%2Fsakutaro.png)

I was thinking i could buy two wigs, cut the lace thing and sew them together, but I'm not sure if it would work. or there's sharpie dying, but I'd rather not mess with that.
anyone seen any tutorials/ have had experience with something like this? help would be awosme. Thanks~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: chelseahavoc on March 14, 2010, 07:16:07 pm
^ you could get an orange wig and get clip on bangs in yellow
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 14, 2010, 07:55:01 pm
I'd get a blond/yellow wig and dye the back part orange with either the sharpie method or FW ink P:
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on March 14, 2010, 09:03:54 pm
Thank you guys for the help~


^ you could get an orange wig and get clip on bangs in yellow
I looked for some but they were all blonde, not yellow darnit xD

I'd get a blond/yellow wig and dye the back part orange with either the sharpie method or FW ink P:
whats FW ink? and is there a tutorial for the sharpie...I'm just scared that it would come off if it got wet...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 14, 2010, 09:13:23 pm
Sharpie FAQ
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=152637
FW ink FAQ
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=154280

I've yet to use FW ink but I will be very soon to dye my Neptune wig. When I get the ink I'll post pictures and tell you how it went~

As for sharpies, they shouldn't get on anything as long as you rinse it in water after you're done.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: animeotakujoanne on March 22, 2010, 09:56:47 pm
I got my wig in for Louise! I need help deciding whether or not I need to cut the bangs. and also, it could be just the wig, but it seems to look a little wierd. doesn't help that it's a bit thin, but what do you guys think I could do to improve it?
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi2.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy8%2Fdisastercat%2Fphotos%2Fth_wig1.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/disastercat/photos/?action=view&current=wig1.jpg) (https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi2.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy8%2Fdisastercat%2Fphotos%2Fth_wig2.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/disastercat/photos/?action=view&current=wig2.jpg) (https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi2.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy8%2Fdisastercat%2Fphotos%2Fth_wig3.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/disastercat/photos/?action=view&current=wig3.jpg) (https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi2.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy8%2Fdisastercat%2Fphotos%2Fth_wig4.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/disastercat/photos/?action=view&current=wig4.jpg)

here's a pic of the character
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.animeultima.tv%2Fuploads%2Fanime_photo%2Fwatch-zero-no-tsukaima-princess-no-rondo-episodes-online-english-sub-thumbnailpic.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 22, 2010, 10:13:26 pm
Maybe if you made the front two pieces shorter and thicker?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Vexenification on March 24, 2010, 01:24:55 pm
I'm trying to find a good, medium length, blonde wig I can use for Vexen's hair from Organization 13. But every time I search it up, I get these super duper long wigs. Should I buy a long hair wig and just cut it to the length I want?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: chelseahavoc on March 25, 2010, 07:51:22 am
^ NO!!!!!! the long hair weighs it down and cutting it can make a awesome wig turn crappy in secounds
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on March 25, 2010, 08:12:27 am
Sharpie FAQ
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=152637
FW ink FAQ
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=154280

I've yet to use FW ink but I will be very soon to dye my Neptune wig. When I get the ink I'll post pictures and tell you how it went~

As for sharpies, they shouldn't get on anything as long as you rinse it in water after you're done.

Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on March 25, 2010, 09:42:06 am
Im having a hard time finding Len and Hinata wigs.....
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on March 25, 2010, 10:08:01 am
Shippuden Hinata should be easy :s
Maybe just search "Long dark blue wigs with bangs" and we could cut it for ya~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on March 25, 2010, 10:58:23 am
awesome~!
thanks katie

like this?
http://www.amazon.com/Long-Dark-Blue-Glamour-Wig/dp/B000M4HKQG
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on March 25, 2010, 11:12:35 am
It's a little short, and I don't ever trust Amazon wig wise xD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on March 25, 2010, 11:14:38 am
I'll send you a message about it so we dont spam the thread.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on March 25, 2010, 11:21:35 am
It's not spamming, it's on topic :3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on March 25, 2010, 11:23:41 am
Lol. Well I just know there will be alot of wig needing.
;o;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PaperRoxas on March 26, 2010, 09:52:23 pm
I'll try this again...
HELP!
Sora and I bought a flat pink wig for her Marly cosplay...but it's tooooooooooooooo flat and doesn't look like Marly much. I've tried styling it to look "flippy" but it doesn't help. Suggestions? Here is the picture of the wig on Sora ---> http://axelsgrl24.deviantart.com/art/M-is-for-149674011
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on March 26, 2010, 10:14:10 pm
^ Layer it and use mousse to fluff it. Also, you could use a curling iron to flip it some more, just be careful, don't leave it on as long as with real hair.
Hopefully that'll work for you.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 26, 2010, 10:30:19 pm
There's a ton of good Len wigs on ebay, I reccomend you and your Rin buying at the same time from the same place so that they match ~

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Vexenification on March 27, 2010, 11:36:14 am
^ NO!!!!!! the long hair weighs it down and cutting it can make a awesome wig turn crappy in secounds

Thanks for the advice!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on March 27, 2010, 11:45:53 am
There's a ton of good Len wigs on ebay, I reccomend you and your Rin buying at the same time from the same place so that they match ~


If chu talking to me casue im confused,
i think she isusing ehr real hair.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on March 27, 2010, 11:49:51 am
Yeah, you're the one who asked about Len wigs.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on March 27, 2010, 10:41:31 pm
Teddy, if your Rin is using her real hair, just try to get your wig as close to her hair color as possible, makes pair cosplays look a lot better when something that's supposed to be the same is actually the same.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: chelseahavoc on March 29, 2010, 07:06:57 am
I'm trying to find a good, medium length, blonde wig I can use for Vexen's hair from Organization 13. But every time I search it up, I get these super duper long wigs. Should I buy a long hair wig and just cut it to the length I want?

just realized... willow from cosworx might work for you
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Vexenification on March 29, 2010, 07:22:52 pm
^ I'm still looking at cosworx.. But I think I'll try willow. Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PaperRoxas on March 29, 2010, 07:47:54 pm
^ Layer it and use mousse to fluff it. Also, you could use a curling iron to flip it some more, just be careful, don't leave it on as long as with real hair.
Hopefully that'll work for you.
thank you
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: chelseahavoc on March 30, 2010, 06:55:07 am
im trying to figure out what wig to get for a yuffie cosplay... with minimal styling...

D: i was gonna pull up all the wigs i was thinking of... but i forgot to save them >.<

will try to update with what i saw later tonight
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Felix on March 30, 2010, 02:44:15 pm
Have any of you seen a good wig with long black dreadlocks? I'm looking for something similar to Xaldin from Kingdom Hearts.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on March 30, 2010, 03:07:28 pm
I got mine commissioned (my Xaldin wig)
Yup yup~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: DeathNotePanda on April 01, 2010, 04:05:20 pm
Okay xD I need a really nice and somewhat cheep wig for Kagamine Rin T~T I can't seem to find nice ones anywhere.

I'm also a bit picky on the color and length of it~ I would like the length to be at least shoulder length for cutting and styling and the color perferably to be blonde/gold or light gold xD Pale blondes are okay as long as they have a slight yellow tint in it! =D I would like to style it like this xD http://cgi.ebay.com/Vocaloid-Kagamine-Rin-Cosplay-Wig-gift-Coif_W0QQitemZ160419342422QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2559bce856

If you guys have any links or places to go to please inform me T~T I really want this wig to look good xD

Also here is an example of a color thats good to me~ ^^ And probably as light as I would like it to go xD
http://nyaomeimei.deviantart.com/art/Len-and-Rin-Sing-together-151106047

And another but darker~
http://chocho-cha.deviantart.com/art/Vocaloid-WIP-Kagamine-Rin-155801043
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PaperRoxas on April 04, 2010, 09:35:23 pm
Have any of you seen a good wig with long black dreadlocks? I'm looking for something similar to Xaldin from Kingdom Hearts.
:3 http://cgi.ebay.com/PW311-Black-Dreadlock-Long-Cosplay-Wigs-free-shipping_W0QQitemZ250559222306QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item3a567e5222
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on April 17, 2010, 02:36:06 pm
So I saw I Cosworx advertisement while on Cosplay.com, I've been on that site many a time, but as a friend of mine (jacob_blackfeather) is being Xigbar (http://kh2.ffsky.cn/pic/char/13/xigbar02.jpg), and Xigbar has slicked back hair in a low ponytail, this wig stood out to me:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fs430.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq29%2F)
But upon going to the site, I couldn't seem to find that particular wig.
I was wondering if anyone knew if it was still being sold, and if not, what wig would work better for Xigbar?
Or maybe a few tips on styling slicked back wigs =D
*cough* tutorial *cough*
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ChibiGrace on April 17, 2010, 03:54:30 pm
Anyone know where I could get a good wig for Allen Walker? No Ebay please.

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2F1.bp.blogspot.com%2F_dqMVrX5BzcI%2FSOIDLl3G3eI%2FAAAAAAAAAX0%2FsV7w2ibmPJc%2Fs400%2FD.Gray-Man%2BOST%2BOriginal%2BSound%2BTrack%2B1.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Vexenification on April 17, 2010, 06:40:12 pm
So I saw I Cosworx advertisement while on Cosplay.com, I've been on that site many a time, but as a friend of mine (jacob_blackfeather) is being Xigbar (http://kh2.ffsky.cn/pic/char/13/xigbar02.jpg), and Xigbar has slicked back hair in a low ponytail, this wig stood out to me:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fs430.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq29%2F)
But upon going to the site, I couldn't seem to find that particular wig.
I was wondering if anyone knew if it was still being sold, and if not, what wig would work better for Xigbar?
Or maybe a few tips on styling slicked back wigs =D
*cough* tutorial *cough*

Well, <i>my</i> Xigbar is dying her hair.. but I could ask around my group if you want. ^^

Anyone know where I could get a good wig for Allen Walker? No Ebay please.

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2F1.bp.blogspot.com%2F_dqMVrX5BzcI%2FSOIDLl3G3eI%2FAAAAAAAAAX0%2FsV7w2ibmPJc%2Fs400%2FD.Gray-Man%2BOST%2BOriginal%2BSound%2BTrack%2B1.jpg)
(Not to be a total n00b but) That looks kinda like a Riku wig from Kingdom Hearts, but shorter. *shrugs* You could cut it down?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ChibiGrace on April 17, 2010, 07:38:58 pm
Quote
(Not to be a total n00b but) That looks kinda like a Riku wig from Kingdom Hearts, but shorter. *shrugs* You could cut it down?

I am open to doing that, I just need to find a longer wig that won't blow my budget in the right color.
Hm...to CosWorx away!

Opinions please!
http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=26258&cat=2487&page=1
http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=16415&cat=2487&page=1
http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=16284&cat=2449&page=1
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Vexenification on April 17, 2010, 08:05:39 pm
Option number 1, "Scruffy" looks pretty good.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ChibiGrace on April 17, 2010, 08:22:17 pm
I was agree; the Scruffy wig would work well.
So, how about color...? I was thinking about just going white, but I could also use Silver. What do you think?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on April 17, 2010, 10:01:24 pm
His hair is canonically white, but often colored gray or silver. Do what you want, neither option is wrong.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ChibiGrace on April 17, 2010, 10:06:47 pm
Thanks!
I think I'll go for the white. Iconically (and acording to random author's notes in volume 1 of the manga) Allen's hair is white, so I'll just stick with that.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ChibiGrace on April 18, 2010, 04:55:39 pm
Does the "Scruffy" wig from cosworx ( http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=26258&cat=2487&page=1 ) have a natural skin scalp? Can I part it without having to mess arounf with it too much?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Rexyisashark on April 18, 2010, 06:30:00 pm
I don't plan on cutting my hair before now and Kumoricon--which means it could end up being really long. How do I fit it under a wig without the wig being noticeably elevated above my head? I mean, my hair is pretty enormous already.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ChibiGrace on April 18, 2010, 11:40:46 pm
I don't plan on cutting my hair before now and Kumoricon--which means it could end up being really long. How do I fit it under a wig without the wig being noticeably elevated above my head? I mean, my hair is pretty enormous already.

Pin curls.
Here's a great tutorial on doing pin curls and then french braids in the back for long hair. I have also tried pig tails, and those work too if you can fit them in your wig right. (I can't french braid on my life. -.-")

http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-How-to-do-pincurls-45164922
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on April 19, 2010, 10:16:05 am
I don't plan on cutting my hair before now and Kumoricon--which means it could end up being really long. How do I fit it under a wig without the wig being noticeably elevated above my head? I mean, my hair is pretty enormous already.
Wig caps can save your life.
Those net ones with the holes in the top?
They are wonderful, I have seen people with very long hair easily stuff it up under a wig =w=
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Felix on April 19, 2010, 12:58:49 pm
Anyone seen a good tutorial for how to do dreadlocks on a wig? I did a couple quick searches and couldn't find anything.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on May 22, 2010, 01:43:43 pm
I'M JUST GUNNA REVIVE THIS THREAD HERE.

Do you guys think This (http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc304/keren1996/3383-LG26615R-05.jpg) wig would be good for Sheryl? (http://karmaburn.com/files/screenshots/macross/frontier/sheryl0502.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: oslapedo on May 22, 2010, 02:19:04 pm
Yes, I like Sheryl wigs that have got pink in 'em~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: chelseahavoc on May 22, 2010, 02:28:14 pm
totaly i love how it ives off both colors like her hair does
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Felix on May 22, 2010, 05:59:57 pm
It looks great to me.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: meep on May 22, 2010, 08:20:19 pm
Hows this wig look for Miki? http://cgi.ebay.com/VOCALOID-MIKI-PEACH-PINK-40-LONG-Straight-cosplay-wig-/310216398267?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item483a5695bb#ht_3283wt_991
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on May 22, 2010, 08:29:55 pm
I've always like Sheryl's hair if there's bits of blond and pink, and not just a solid color. It's hard to tell if that is what's going on or not from the picture though.

I have a list from that site we both go on with (from their point of view) reliable wig sellers.

Here's what I pulled up...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Macross-frontier-Sheryl-Nome-cosplay-wig-/260597498111?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cacd240ff (http://cgi.ebay.com/Macross-frontier-Sheryl-Nome-cosplay-wig-/260597498111?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cacd240ff)

That's kinda what I see it more like, it's up to your personal preference though.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on May 22, 2010, 11:46:27 pm
I agree with Nikki. Blonde and pink mix looks more like the character ref you had
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: thesirensings on May 23, 2010, 03:01:32 am
Does anyone know if beauty colleges would be willing to cut a wig for me? After my first horrible experience with cutting a wig, I have been scarred, and have decided to leave it to people who know what they're doing. ^^;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Vexenification on May 23, 2010, 04:04:57 pm
Does anyone know where I can find a blue wig that's about shoulder length? I'm trying to find a wig that would be good for Sai'x from Kingdom Hearts.
Here's a reference picture: http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/rissaroo1234/Saix_by_arkoniel.jpg
And I thought that this would work, if I cut some layers off the top, and hair sprayed it up: http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=7998365
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Felix on May 23, 2010, 06:15:35 pm
^I'd go for something a little less vibrant, and perhaps a little lighter.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Vexenification on May 23, 2010, 07:15:45 pm
Okay, so Like a lighter blue?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Malaria on May 23, 2010, 08:21:08 pm
I dunno what Felix means exactly, but I'd look for a greyer blue.
Also, wigs with bangs don't tend to slick back very well, and his hair is definitely slicked back. His hairline also just forward in a crazy way. Not to the same degree as Axel's, but whatever wig you use might need some wefts added to the front just to give the hairline that shape.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Felix on May 23, 2010, 08:50:38 pm
I meant that the colour of his hair is lighter and greyer than the colour of the wig. The wig you showed is too vibrant/saturated. (You might want to search for an actual screencap or official art as well. Fanart doesn't make the best references, since you don't know how accurate the artist was. Sometimes we're too lazy to look up refs and BS the things we can't remember.)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: 7bijou7 on May 23, 2010, 09:14:50 pm
I'm having trouble for two of my character I wanna cosplay, Theres Maka Albarn from soul eater and Rukia from bleach. I was thinking of using ebay to find already styled wigs, but I'm not sure if I should trust it.

For Maka ( http://ocha.nierchi.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/maka.jpg), I was thinking of getting one off ebay, or getting one of these: http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=26308&cat=2495&page=1 from cosworx, but it seems they're alway out of stock of the color I want. How often do they get back in stock? can I back order? Should I just go with one off ebay?

For Rukia (see signature.) My only thought was ebay but most of them that are on there look slightly in accurate., but is there a good place or one I can EASILY style myself?

THANKS <3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on May 24, 2010, 12:07:13 am
... Theres Maka Albarn from soul eater...

Please look at [this] (http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs43/f/2009/107/7/6/Cheaters_Guide_to_Pigtails_by_ladythesta.jpg).
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on May 24, 2010, 09:20:38 pm
Thats AMAZING dana!!! thank you for finding it!! I'm gonna use it for future reference~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: 7bijou7 on May 24, 2010, 09:46:01 pm
D: thats ultra helpful :D I'm so gonna use it and try to do it if I am able to get that one from cosworx.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: snafu on May 30, 2010, 06:12:55 pm
Looking at getting a wig for a crossplay, and decided it might be a good idea to get a second opinion on one before shelling out the cash for it.  I'm trying to put together a Hinagiku Katsura crossplay, but have a couple of issues with wig selection.  First, though, a reference picture: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v697/snarfjackson/Cosplay/Hina1.jpg

My issues with deciding upon a wig are twofold: one, I'm not sure which shade of pink is closer to the actual character's hair.  The colors I've found so far look - at least on the web sites - too pale or too bright (verging on the neon, for lack of a better term).  So if I were to err on one side or the other, which would be best?

The second issue is that my head is... well, big.  I'm not sure what my hat size would be, but I would definitely need a wig that's adjustable or that has a larger size cap inside it (if that's what you call it).  Does anyone have any reccommendations for where I could acquire such a wig?

At the moment, I'm looking at this wig on Cosworx in terms of length/overall style: http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=26259&cat=2450&page=1


Any suggestions or recommendations are greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Felix on May 30, 2010, 06:39:18 pm
Don't use the neon one. Unless it's really supposed to be that way, neon wigs just look bad.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on May 30, 2010, 06:43:42 pm
@Snafu

Try Arda Wigs. (http://kingdom-arts.org/colors.html)

Their mesh caps are made extra big, so there won't be problems with the wig being too small~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on May 30, 2010, 08:48:20 pm
ohmai , I could have gotten my Cross wig on that sitee
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Squallity on May 30, 2010, 09:01:22 pm
I have a silly question, but I've never done/used this kind of wig before, so I'd like to...get some opinions before I do anything...rash. (https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mibba.com%2Fdata%2Fboard-smilies%2F118634886863601.gif)

Does anyone know of a wig commissioner who is willing to...also commission an accessory along with the wig? (Or, do such commissioners even exist?) I want to cosplay a guy with a hat. (https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mibba.com%2Fdata%2Fboard-smilies%2F118634886863601.gif) And I have no experience in hat-modifying/making, so, I was curious as to whether or not these services existed.

I'm having a hard time finding good pictures of him (:V), but here he is:

http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy194/xXBloody_Vampire78Xx/3-1024x597.jpg
http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy194/xXBloody_Vampire78Xx/Fragile%20dreams/06-620x.jpg
http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy194/xXBloody_Vampire78Xx/Fragile%20dreams/fragile-farewell-ruins-of-the-mo-1.jpg
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q298/SoraXIchigo/Fragile-5.jpg

If not, should I just get a fairly generic (derp) black wig, style it, and then have the hat itself commissioned? I obviously have a fear of hats XD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on May 31, 2010, 01:33:21 am
i think you would be best off buying the wig, and having the hat commisioned if you dont want to do it your self

and also, what are those characters from? They are so adorable! I love the girlyish one's outfit! >.<
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Squallity on May 31, 2010, 04:42:39 pm
Thanks.  ;D I'm searching for commissioners now... Isn't there a section on Cosplay.com with wig/et cetera commissioners?  ??? I could have sworn there was. xD

They're from Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon which I am realizing is like one of the best games ever, orz, and it's totally for Wii XD Do you mean Seto? (They both look girly and yet...not, to me xD I have no sense of girly, orzzz.) I was going to cosplay him until the other guy (Crow) came out of nowhere and decided to...capture my interests moreso. XD

Taking a few more glances at it, the hat doesn't look very hard. But I just...don't want to delve into things I don't understand/have no experience with. xD I think I'd prefer some kind of mesh of wig-and-hat, but, what the heck, is this even possible. xD If so, it'd probably be more trouble than the two parts individually...but, I just feel like wearing two separate things on my head will just be begging for stress from the heat. xD Do hats even work well with wigs? I guess it depends on each the wig and hat, but for some reason I just have this feeling that... it wouldn't. :/ Like it'd be really uncomfortable, or fall off a lot/be loose. I have very bad luck. XD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on May 31, 2010, 04:44:28 pm
no its anything but loose xD besides as log as you bobby pin the wig on. you can also safety pin the hat to the wig. My hat doesn't fall off for Ash when I wear a wig with it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: animeotakujoanne on May 31, 2010, 07:25:44 pm
I have this wig
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi2.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy8%2Fdisastercat%2Fphotos%2Fth_louisecloseup-1.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/disastercat/photos/?action=view&current=louisecloseup-1.jpg) (https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi2.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy8%2Fdisastercat%2Fphotos%2Fth_wig4.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/disastercat/photos/?action=view&current=wig4.jpg)

It's already a little thin in the back, and I have really long hair naturally, and It can be pretty obvious since the wig likes to move in front of my shoulders (like in the first pic)
I was wondering, if I brushed it out, would it thicken it, or completely ruin it?
What would happen in general? (this is my first wig, so I dont really know how to treat it)
are there any other solutions?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: chelseahavoc on May 31, 2010, 10:40:39 pm
^ i personaly would first hot-water -method strighten it... then brush it.... the "foamcurlermeatod" curl it again... buts thats just me ._.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on June 03, 2010, 04:48:37 pm
BACK TO THIS JOURNEY AGAIN

http://www.nicepicture.info/data/media/41/tayuya%20naruto%20pictures.jpg
http://media.animegalleries.net/albums/userpics/35320/tayuya_13.JPG?=123
http://media.photobucket.com/image/Tayuya%20naruto/Orochi-San/Naruto/Tayuya/Tayuya-chan.jpg

I like to think the wig is slightly pink as well as being red, so if anyone could help me with that, it'd be much appreciated >.>;;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PaperRoxas on June 20, 2010, 11:01:40 pm
shame shame shame on me ;~; i can't remember if i posted this or not and I havent been on here in forever. but could someone reccommend a good wig for ffx rikku?? not x-2, X.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: emasik on June 22, 2010, 04:02:43 am
I'm debating whether I should look for a wig or get my own hair done.
The former would likely be less expensive, and a better investment, though I'm having trouble finding something I can use.
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x245/MooAndAHalf/TelmaConceptArt.jpg (http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x245/MooAndAHalf/TelmaConceptArt.jpg)
It's more of a thick cornrow than anything, and needs to be pulled back into a ponytail.
So it's a bit complicated. Suggestions?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on June 22, 2010, 11:08:20 am
Oddly enough, I've seen that done with a wig before. It wasn't cornrows per se, it was actually small dreadlocks, but the effect ended up the same. It looked pretty good, too!

IMHO, though, you'll probably be good either way.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: DooFeRthePanda on June 25, 2010, 06:30:56 pm
any way to cut a long wig into a wispy bob?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: emasik on June 27, 2010, 03:08:23 am
So, I seem to have found two equally appropriate solutions. Though I need help to weigh the pros and cons of each.

I found a company that custom makes synthetic dreadlocks of various persuasion. To get a set made in the right color would give me the correct cornrow look, because they're braided into the natural hair. I'd have to sleep with them in, and be careful about getting them too wet when I wash the rest of my hair. My only problem is the price.. a little over $150 I:

Also, I found this http://cgi.ebay.com/RED-IRISH-AUBURN-Hair-Falls-Dreadlocks-Dreads-Gothic-/110550231221?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Women_Accessories&hash=item19bd4ea8b5 (http://cgi.ebay.com/RED-IRISH-AUBURN-Hair-Falls-Dreadlocks-Dreads-Gothic-/110550231221?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Women_Accessories&hash=item19bd4ea8b5) Which would also work, if I could style it to my liking and get my bitch friend to do the topical braiding for me. Also there's the freedom to take it down when I so desire. Saves me about $100 to use for other things.

I suppose it's a matter of opinion. I'm putting my heart and soul into this event. So far, money hasn't been much of a deterrent. I can't decide really. Therefore, I need a second opinion. Durp.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on June 27, 2010, 11:26:30 am
So I hate to have to do this, but I'm looking for someone to commission a Gumi wig. I've just gotten lazy, and don't want to (that's the gospel truth), so, anyone want to help?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: meep on June 27, 2010, 01:12:49 pm
So I hate to have to do this, but I'm looking for someone to commission a Gumi wig. I've just gotten lazy, and don't want to (that's the gospel truth), so, anyone want to help?

:D MEEEE? XD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on June 27, 2010, 03:24:57 pm
ILY meep!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: meep on June 27, 2010, 07:06:43 pm
ILY meep!

is it just cheaper for you to get a green wig cut and styled? X3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on June 27, 2010, 07:25:22 pm
Actually, the wig had the nerve to sell out before I could get my paws on it Dx
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: meep on June 27, 2010, 07:34:11 pm
dawwww that really sucks! it was a good wig too!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on June 27, 2010, 07:35:38 pm
It was ;.;
I'm hoping they'll put one up again soon~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: emasik on June 27, 2010, 07:38:20 pm
-wibble- I really actually need help. But I'm hesitant to repost. xC
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: meep on June 27, 2010, 07:47:56 pm
^OMG SORRY >A<

well im not really an expert on that kind of hair.... ummm i wouldnt try to splurge too much on them... those dreadlocks from Ebay look good they kind of look a bit long tho...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on June 27, 2010, 07:51:55 pm
So, I seem to have found two equally appropriate solutions. Though I need help to weigh the pros and cons of each.

I found a company that custom makes synthetic dreadlocks of various persuasion. To get a set made in the right color would give me the correct cornrow look, because they're braided into the natural hair. I'd have to sleep with them in, and be careful about getting them too wet when I wash the rest of my hair. My only problem is the price.. a little over $150 I:

Also, I found this http://cgi.ebay.com/RED-IRISH-AUBURN-Hair-Falls-Dreadlocks-Dreads-Gothic-/110550231221?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Women_Accessories&hash=item19bd4ea8b5 (http://cgi.ebay.com/RED-IRISH-AUBURN-Hair-Falls-Dreadlocks-Dreads-Gothic-/110550231221?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Women_Accessories&hash=item19bd4ea8b5) Which would also work, if I could style it to my liking and get my bitch friend to do the topical braiding for me. Also there's the freedom to take it down when I so desire. Saves me about $100 to use for other things.

I suppose it's a matter of opinion. I'm putting my heart and soul into this event. So far, money hasn't been much of a deterrent. I can't decide really. Therefore, I need a second opinion. Durp.
The ebay majig looks very promising, but that's just my opinion (then again, I'm in the process of doing a Xaldin wig, so I'd trust me xD)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: emasik on June 27, 2010, 08:13:16 pm
-w- Thank you. So, two fake-hair-competent votes for the cheaper version. Yes, that's helpful. In the case of the ebay ones, I'd be shortening and styling until they looked right. Sort of a hit or miss either way. But as far as that goes I wouldn't be /as/ butthurt by the loss of 48 bucks. P:
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on June 27, 2010, 08:18:06 pm
Exactly ;)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Squallity on June 28, 2010, 10:32:29 pm
I don't think there's a Devil May Cry 2010 thread (I wish there was, though :V. Then again, I'm like 25% blind, and, despite the fact that I looked, it could be there... XD), so I'm not sure where to ask this other than here.

But anyways, does anyone have any suggestions for Kyrie wigs, from Devil May Cry 4? She has both a ponytail style in the game, and...well, her hair let down. XD I'd reaaally prefer it if I could do both. But I don't know anything about ponytail wigs, so.

Some of the pictures are kind of big, so please bear with me if you have slow internet. ;^; Any help would be greatly appreciated~! Thank you. <3

Ponytail:
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs29/f/2008/065/b/8/DMC4_Nero_x_Kyrie_by_leodheme.jpg
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/devilmaycry/images/6/6f/Kyrie.jpg
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/71489/kyrie2_qjpreviewth.jpg

Let down:
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs36/f/2008/244/0/1/DMC_4_Kyrie_x_Nero_02_by_Devilter.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/NakeBenihime/DMC/NerocarriesKyrie_3.png

So far I've just found these character-specific wigs:
http://www.cosplaymagic.com/demaycrykyco.html
http://www.cosplayhouse.com/Devil-May-Cry-4-Kyrie-cosplay-wig.html
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on June 29, 2010, 01:19:27 am
Well, finding a cheaper wig for her hair let down would be really easy, and then style it (bangs). The pony tail one looked good ^^ And the price actually wasn't bad for what it is.

So, I'm in need of a ponytail clip-on, either black or red. I want it to be like those poofy ones I see people use for Miku and Lanalee, etc...And it doesn't have to be that long, since I'm styling it short. If you find one, that'd be great ^^ But mainly I just need help on where to look for fairly cheap ones. Trying for $20 or less.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: leadpoppy on July 17, 2010, 09:25:52 pm
Alrighty. I just got my wig in the mail today. It's a little more blonde than I expected it to be. It looked more like an orange-ish strawberry blonde on the website, but it came as a sandy blonde. Do most wigs take to dying well? Or are some wigs not meant to be dyed? Also, what's the best way to dye a wig? Can I use regular hair dye? I'm hoping to make it a pretty bubblegum pink. Sorry for all the questions, lol.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on July 18, 2010, 01:35:53 am
Is it kankeloneon? I think that most kankeloneon wigs dye pretty easily.
regular hairdye wont work for wigs cause they are plastic. I just dyed part of my wig and I used sharpies and just colored the wig. it took a really really long time, but i finished xD you can also spray on sharpie dye by mixing sharpies with rubbing alcohol. I cant remember the actually measurements, but i can find them pretty easily. this way is alot faster, but also messier. You can also use FW ink this way.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: leadpoppy on July 18, 2010, 01:11:08 pm
Oh, okay. Dying with sharpies, huh? That sounds cool. I'll do that. Thanks much!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on July 18, 2010, 02:08:18 pm
@leadpoppy
Sharpie FAQ
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=152637
FW ink FAQ
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=154280

here are the links. i think they have tutorial links in them or something like that. osla helped me earlier by posting this for my wig~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on July 18, 2010, 08:57:01 pm
Hey, I'm sorry to bother you guys again, but I'm having issues with finding a wig that's the right color for Simon (http://media.photobucket.com/image/Simon TTGL/jeanedwar/LiveJounal%25202008/01%2520Jan/ttgl_dvd.jpg) from TTGL
His hair is an almost black blue, and if all else fails I think I'm going to resort to tinting a black wig blue with Sharpies or something like that >>
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on July 19, 2010, 09:02:30 am
An ebay store called cosplaywig had a 2 really good ones for that. I wanted to buy one for kaito, but the listing ended. I've been waiting and waiting for it to relist, but it hasn't yet. they have two others that are pretty good though. One of them you would have to cut it a bit but its a good color.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Short-layer-BLUE-BLACK-FLIP-OUT-long-bangs-cosplay-wig-/400127399879?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d297397c7 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Short-layer-BLUE-BLACK-FLIP-OUT-long-bangs-cosplay-wig-/400127399879?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d297397c7)

http://cgi.ebay.com/VOCALOID-KAITO-Short-layered-BLUE-BLACK-COSPLAY-WIG_W0QQitemZ310229423034QQcategoryZ60188QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D16%26pmod%3D400116324447%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7010166696654454531 (http://cgi.ebay.com/VOCALOID-KAITO-Short-layered-BLUE-BLACK-COSPLAY-WIG_W0QQitemZ310229423034QQcategoryZ60188QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D16%26pmod%3D400116324447%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7010166696654454531)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: leadpoppy on July 19, 2010, 11:41:00 am
 This wig is made of kanekalon fibers, but the makers of the wig say that if I dye it, the wig will be ruined....  T^T   Oh well....guess I'll have to settle with the blonde.... *sniff*
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on July 19, 2010, 04:08:45 pm
An ebay store called cosplaywig had a 2 really good ones for that. I wanted to buy one for kaito, but the listing ended. I've been waiting and waiting for it to relist, but it hasn't yet. they have two others that are pretty good though. One of them you would have to cut it a bit but its a good color.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Short-layer-BLUE-BLACK-FLIP-OUT-long-bangs-cosplay-wig-/400127399879?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d297397c7 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Short-layer-BLUE-BLACK-FLIP-OUT-long-bangs-cosplay-wig-/400127399879?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d297397c7)

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FVOCALOID-KAITO-Short-layered-BLUE-BLACK-COSPLAY-WIG_W0QQitemZ310229423034QQcategoryZ60188QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%253DSIC%2526its%253DI%25252BC%2526itu%253DUCI%25252BIA%25252BUA%25252BFICS%25252BUFI%25252BDDSIC%2526otn%253D16%2526pmod%253D400116324447%2526ps%253D63%2526clkid%253D7010166696654454531)

Thank you :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on July 20, 2010, 11:00:26 pm
An ebay store called cosplaywig had a 2 really good ones for that. I wanted to buy one for kaito, but the listing ended. I've been waiting and waiting for it to relist, but it hasn't yet. they have two others that are pretty good though. One of them you would have to cut it a bit but its a good color.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Short-layer-BLUE-BLACK-FLIP-OUT-long-bangs-cosplay-wig-/400127399879?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d297397c7 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Short-layer-BLUE-BLACK-FLIP-OUT-long-bangs-cosplay-wig-/400127399879?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d297397c7)

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FVOCALOID-KAITO-Short-layered-BLUE-BLACK-COSPLAY-WIG_W0QQitemZ310229423034QQcategoryZ60188QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%253DSIC%2526its%253DI%25252BC%2526itu%253DUCI%25252BIA%25252BUA%25252BFICS%25252BUFI%25252BDDSIC%2526otn%253D16%2526pmod%253D400116324447%2526ps%253D63%2526clkid%253D7010166696654454531)

Thank you :D
No problem ^^ and i fixed the second link in my post xD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on July 20, 2010, 11:18:00 pm
An ebay store called cosplaywig had a 2 really good ones for that. I wanted to buy one for kaito, but the listing ended. I've been waiting and waiting for it to relist, but it hasn't yet. they have two others that are pretty good though. One of them you would have to cut it a bit but its a good color.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Short-layer-BLUE-BLACK-FLIP-OUT-long-bangs-cosplay-wig-/400127399879?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d297397c7 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Short-layer-BLUE-BLACK-FLIP-OUT-long-bangs-cosplay-wig-/400127399879?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d297397c7)

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FVOCALOID-KAITO-Short-layered-BLUE-BLACK-COSPLAY-WIG_W0QQitemZ310229423034QQcategoryZ60188QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%253DSIC%2526its%253DI%25252BC%2526itu%253DUCI%25252BIA%25252BUA%25252BFICS%25252BUFI%25252BDDSIC%2526otn%253D16%2526pmod%253D400116324447%2526ps%253D63%2526clkid%253D7010166696654454531)

Thank you :D
No problem ^^ and i fixed the second link in my post xD
HOLYSHIET
I love you. It's perfect <3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Squallity on July 31, 2010, 03:48:33 am
Does anyone have any suggestions for a DMC3 Lady wig? www

Promo images:
http://devilmaycry3.typhoongames.com/images/wallpapers/devil3_lady_3.jpg

In-game screenshots:
http://devils-lair.org/gallery/dmc3screenshots/cutscenes/m3/3-firstcontact/high/FirstCont_hi47.jpg
http://devils-lair.org/gallery/dmc3screenshots/cutscenes/m3/3-firstcontact/low/FirstContact46.jpg
http://devils-lair.org/gallery/dmc3screenshots/cutscenes/m3/3-firstcontact/low/FirstContact45.jpg
http://devils-lair.org/gallery/dmc3screenshots/cutscenes/m6/1-ladydemons/LadyDemons42.jpg
http://www.unlimitedgamer.net/coverage/dmc3/images/dmc3_screenshots_032.jpg
http://devils-lair.org/gallery/dmc3screenshots/cutscenes/m7/1-dantelady/high/DanteLady33.jpg

(Look at me, pretending to be thorough~! orz)

I found few specific "character" wigs, but, they're about fifty dollars, and sheesh, it's such a short wig! :D I'd be willing to pay that, if I have to, but, a better price would be nice...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on July 31, 2010, 04:04:50 am
Black wigs are the easiest to get for the cheapest...

You need a wig in the style of Scruffy. Would be the easiest, since it's already layered and all you'd have to do is probably style the bangs and fluff out the hair.
You can probably find a used one on Ebay or in the market place of Cosplay.com.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Squallity on July 31, 2010, 04:10:10 am
Hahaha, whenever I think of Cosworx's Scruffy wig, I always think of the L, because that's the first one Coco showed me for Bruno... XD I loved it so much that it still kills me that they didn't have the right color... XDD

Thanks~! Checking eBay right now. ;3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: RozenMaiden_Girl on July 31, 2010, 02:49:36 pm
I need help... Were can I find a wig like this? Or I can just find a long one my self and braid it. I dont want a supper expensive one eather.


(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi51.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ff392%2Fminfamous1728%2FStreet_Fighter_-_Cammy.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Romo on August 05, 2010, 03:52:07 pm
I need to grab a wig for my Kida Masaomi cosplay pretty soon and I already have a few that I think could work but there was one I really wanted an opinion on.

Wig (http://shop.cosplay.com/wisp-24.html)

Does it work or no? I know I'd have to do some cutting and adjustments but overall. For the peeps that haven't seen what he looks like here's a front, and a back, picture: Front (http://randomc.maximum7.net/image/Durarara!!/Durarara!!%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2001.jpg)---Back (http://img28.imageshack.us/f/drrr04.jpg/)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on August 05, 2010, 04:47:01 pm
I need to grab a wig for my Kida Masaomi cosplay pretty soon and I already have a few that I think could work but there was one I really wanted an opinion on.

Wig (http://shop.cosplay.com/wisp-24.html)

Does it work or no? I know I'd have to do some cutting and adjustments but overall. For the peeps that haven't seen what he looks like here's a front, and a back, picture: Front (http://randomc.maximum7.net/image/Durarara!!/Durarara!!%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2001.jpg)---Back (http://img28.imageshack.us/f/drrr04.jpg/)

It will work, but you'll have to cut more layers into it to make it more... guy-like ಠ_ಠ
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Romo on August 05, 2010, 04:48:50 pm
Okay cool, thanks dana!~ That makes me a bit nervous with my lack of knowledge in...hair cutting, nonetheless WIG cutting. How exactly do you do that? I feel stupid for asking but I don't know.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Saki-the-cat on August 11, 2010, 12:47:07 am
Ok so, i'm trying to add a bit of silver color to my blonde wig (for my Russia cosplay) and i'm not sure what i should do :\

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blender on August 11, 2010, 03:03:11 pm
So. I Was Wondering The Best Way To Cut Straight Across Bangs.
I Really Don't Want To Mess It Up.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on August 11, 2010, 03:14:57 pm
^Gradually cut it. If they're really long, first cut off everything you don't want, but longer than you want, so you can trim and make sure it doesn't turn out too short.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Mew*Haruko on August 11, 2010, 03:38:39 pm
Any idea how to style a Goku wig?
From DragonBall Z.
xDD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Squallity on August 16, 2010, 11:05:15 pm
Iiii'm not sure where to post this "issue," but, it's about a wig, so? XD

I had a crazy-styled wig, and I washed it... it ended up perfectly clean and all that, but, the wig-net is REALLY loose now...

Is there anything I can do about that...? Other than cutting the actual elastic thing, taking off some of the material, and sewing it back together? I guess, if that's all I can do, I can obviously do that, but... I'd like to know if there's anything else I can do. <_<


Nevermind, I think I solved it... XD;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on September 12, 2010, 01:14:41 pm
alright, here is my question, does anybody know a good website for cheap wigs? like on ebay. someone told the name of one but i totally spaced the name.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: thesirensings on September 12, 2010, 01:49:30 pm
What is a good way to gradient dye a wig?

I need it to look like this. (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091002084949/vocaloid/images/0/0c/Macne_Coco_body.PNG)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on September 12, 2010, 01:53:45 pm
alright, here is my question, does anybody know a good website for cheap wigs? like on ebay. someone told the name of one but i totally spaced the name.

Cheap wigs= ebay. Professional Only and Cosplay wigs are your best bit. Shipping takes a bit though.

Now if you wanna splurge for a reasonably priced AMAZING wig go to EpicCosplay.com. Heat resistant, thick, and beautiful colors. Fast shipping too. Took a day to get to my house. Oh, and shipping is free.

Everybody go buy from them!!!! They are leagues above any other wig store I've purchased from.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on September 12, 2010, 01:55:45 pm
COSPLAY WIGS IS AMZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. ♥
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on September 12, 2010, 01:57:47 pm
alright, here is my question, does anybody know a good website for cheap wigs? like on ebay. someone told the name of one but i totally spaced the name.

Cheap wigs= ebay. Professional Only and Cosplay wigs are your best bit. Shipping takes a bit though.

Now if you wanna splurge for a reasonably priced AMAZING wig go to EpicCosplay.com. Heat resistant, thick, and beautiful colors. Fast shipping too. Took a day to get to my house. Oh, and shipping is free.

Everybody go buy from them!!!! They are leagues above any other wig store I've purchased from.
thank you. ill look there.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on September 14, 2010, 05:09:30 pm
The only thing I am in need of help with is... well, bald Zuko.
You know when he just has the ponytail sticking out of his bald head? xD
THAT IS THE VERSION I WANT TO DO! I'm just... not sure how to yet >.e
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 17, 2010, 11:35:06 am
Imma post my need for help here, too...


My wig is styled and all pretty like but...the Got 2 be glue spike gel made the pig tail a shade darker than the rest of the wig! D: Help?!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on October 17, 2010, 11:50:13 am
The only thing I am in need of help with is... well, bald Zuko.
You know when he just has the ponytail sticking out of his bald head? xD
THAT IS THE VERSION I WANT TO DO! I'm just... not sure how to yet >.e
So i think you can get a good bald cap...somewhere. Maybe ebay? or a wig store? and then you would just add some hair onto that for the ponytail? I dunno xD

Imma post my need for help here, too...


My wig is styled and all pretty like but...the Got 2 be glue spike gel made the pig tail a shade darker than the rest of the wig! D: Help?!

Well, I would recomnend washing it out and using the got2be hair spray instead. But that would suck to have to do that since you got it all pretty......the gel just does that and its more for a whole head styling I think. It's also meant for human hair instead of plastic. Usually you shouldn't be using gel on wigs for this reason...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 17, 2010, 11:52:30 am
I don't know if I would get the same effect with the hair spray but I will try. I used both the gel and the hair spray on it.
I have some fibers left over and I was thinking of maybe gluing them over the pig tail so it keeps its shape and has the base color and shine.
I think I might test the spray on them to see if they retain their color. :/
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on October 17, 2010, 11:55:24 am
the spray retains the color for sure. I use it all the time on my wigs. And I wouldn't recomend glueing...it turns out looking really bad usually.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 17, 2010, 12:00:59 pm
Well I wouldn't be doing the gluing. I would bribe my brother to do it. XD He is a master papercraft artist and perfection is a huge thing for him and he works with glue all the time on his crafts. So it would actually come out looking fine because I put full faith in his abilities. ^^


But I will restyle the pig tail then with just the spray. ^^ I will have to do it after I get some progress done on Pikachu for Shay but I will do it ASAP so I don't end up with not having a pig tail. :/
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on October 17, 2010, 12:20:34 pm
So, I have a question about my Kaiko wig,
which do you guys think is best?

http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/34031/cat/1
or
http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/33818/cat/1

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 17, 2010, 12:23:26 pm
First one for sure. Her hair isn't as dark as the second.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on October 17, 2010, 12:27:16 pm
The only thing I am in need of help with is... well, bald Zuko.
You know when he just has the ponytail sticking out of his bald head? xD
THAT IS THE VERSION I WANT TO DO! I'm just... not sure how to yet >.e
So i think you can get a good bald cap...somewhere. Maybe ebay? or a wig store? and then you would just add some hair onto that for the ponytail? I dunno xD
My plan:
Good bald cap, wefts, fabric, a foam tube, and a little bit of red ribbon to wrap it.
Weft a square of fabric, attach it to the bald cap, pull the hair through the tube, wrap the tube.

The only problem I can see with my plan is that the back will be crazy heavy and I'm not sure how to get it to stay on my head. Spirit gum maybe? >>
I've never had luck with spirit gum, but Tommy swears by it, so I could try it...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on October 17, 2010, 12:29:27 pm
Yay, okay:)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 17, 2010, 12:32:01 pm
The only thing I am in need of help with is... well, bald Zuko.
You know when he just has the ponytail sticking out of his bald head? xD
THAT IS THE VERSION I WANT TO DO! I'm just... not sure how to yet >.e
So i think you can get a good bald cap...somewhere. Maybe ebay? or a wig store? and then you would just add some hair onto that for the ponytail? I dunno xD
My plan:
Good bald cap, wefts, fabric, a foam tube, and a little bit of red ribbon to wrap it.
Weft a square of fabric, attach it to the bald cap, pull the hair through the tube, wrap the tube.

The only problem I can see with my plan is that the back will be crazy heavy and I'm not sure how to get it to stay on my head. Spirit gum maybe? >>
I've never had luck with spirit gum, but Tommy swears by it, so I could try it...

Be careful with spirit gum and make sure you have the remover close by. Some people are allergic to it so test it on your wrist first.
Also, do your best to not get it in your hair...that hurts so bad when you go to take off something and then realize it was also glued to your hair. D:
That happened with my beard once.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on October 17, 2010, 12:41:40 pm
^That's the other thing I'm worried about, because it is going to end up in my hair.

Reference (http://www.musogato.com/avatar/official/zuko03.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 17, 2010, 12:44:02 pm
Well, it depends on the form of your bald cap.
If you cut it right you can have it come over your hair and onto your actual skin. Then you just Spirit Gum the parts that attach to your skin. And always make sure all of your hair is in a wig cap before you spirit gum the bald cap. The smallest hairs hurt the worst...kinda like how papercuts hurt more than just about anything.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Mieaou on October 17, 2010, 12:44:40 pm
So..... Im trying to er...cosplay? this dog here. Yes, the dog, not the human. :P
And I really need some help with getting my wig right. I reeeeeeeeeaaally want to use the wig hair and turn it into ears (kinda like in the musical Cats, except not.) but I dont know how to approach it. Also, I've never styled a wig before. So, newbie to wigs needs help plz, kthx?

Pics~!
(his ears are usually more floofy)
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi56.tinypic.com%2F262vb5l.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 17, 2010, 05:52:00 pm
Alright, I tried the spray and while it still had the shine, it still went to a darker shade than the base wig.
Is there any type of spray or gel that won't darken my wig when styled?

The thing is, these fibers get darker when wet and the spray and gel give it that wet look. So like...as strange as this sounds, I need something like a dry gel or spray.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on October 17, 2010, 09:26:00 pm
what kind of spray did you use? and Also, you could just spray the rest of the wig. then it would be the same color. was it this kind?
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fstyle06.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2009%2F07%2FGot2Be-Hair-Spray.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 17, 2010, 09:34:40 pm
Yeah but I am trying to avoid completely coating my wig in spray. I know it comes out but I want it to stay the orange I ordered it to be.

And yes, that is the kind I bought.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on October 17, 2010, 09:56:02 pm
thats so weird, everytime I've used this spray, the wig is the same color. Sorry I don't have any more tips for ya ;_;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 17, 2010, 10:00:29 pm
It's okay. ):

Do your wigs change color when wet?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on October 17, 2010, 10:11:50 pm
The color looks more vivid when they are wet.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 17, 2010, 10:14:25 pm
I guess change shade was a better wording. XP

Hm...Maybe I just need to experiment with some sprays/gels...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on October 17, 2010, 10:14:42 pm
Hey you guys I need serious wig help.

I'm going to be making this wig:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi843.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fzz360%2Fma-ka-san%2Fcosplay%2F1287337400235.jpg)
Aw yea.

So my plan was to get two long wigs, a navy one and a pink one, and to cut around the cap of the pink one and sew it to the navy wig. I have never in my life styled a wig, so I'm curious of this will even work. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Fachion-pari on October 18, 2010, 04:57:57 pm
@Fleur: Good luck on making the wig! I'm attempting to basically do the same thing you are, but I'm buying two cheap wigs to practice with because I doubt I could get it right the first time... (And woo to Stocking cosplayers!)
And for Gryffinclaw: Where did you order your wig/what is the brand of the wig? There may be some cause in your wig changing shades because of the certain brand it is. Also, is it possible to wash the wig and try a different brand of hairspray/gel to get a better result?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on October 18, 2010, 07:24:01 pm
Hey are you doing Stocking too? I think Haley mentioned something about that. And then we might end up doing the same Persona characters as you too lololol. COSPLAY TWIN~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 18, 2010, 07:37:06 pm
It's a Wisp from Cosworx. Best Orange I could find for the price.


Also, I washed it out and tried the spray and it still didn't work.
And my own freeze spray wouldn't hold it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Fachion-pari on October 18, 2010, 07:41:22 pm
@Gryffinclaw: Its a great wig and color. :] (Plus Cosworxs has good quality!)
@Fleur: Yes, cosplay twins~ I am cosplaying Stocking too~ And haha, are you going to be Yukiko from Persona 4? I cosplay her at almost every con. xD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: camname21 on October 19, 2010, 02:20:06 am
You should get all the cosplayers wanting to do stocking and collaborate together.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on October 20, 2010, 06:13:46 pm
My group was talking about doing Persona and I was considering doing her just so we could continue to be cosplay twins hahaha.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on October 24, 2010, 10:41:23 am
Heyy~ I have this wig that I was thinking of useing for a Formaly Dance Namine wig. What do you think?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Blonde-Curly-Wavy-Cosplay-Wigs-3-DAY-USA-SHIPPING-08CRB-/390253037679?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5adce4c86f
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Harucha on October 24, 2010, 05:34:32 pm
Hey guys! I'm having a little trouble getting the front of this wig to stick up right.

This is what it currently looks like:

http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q157/Samasama-chan/?action=view&current=IMG000183.jpg

It should look something like my icon or like this:

http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q157/Samasama-chan/?action=view&current=Connie.jpg

Thanks for any help!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on October 24, 2010, 05:46:12 pm
hair gel... or freezing spray. those should work.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 24, 2010, 05:48:23 pm
Teddy, that is such a pretty wig! ^^ I think it would work perfectly.



Harucha - If you can't get it to stand maybe get one of those curler things old ladies wear in their hair? Then you can use that to wrap the hair and they spray it like that.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Harucha on October 24, 2010, 06:02:03 pm
@Steel: I've used hairgel. That's how I got it to where it is :D

@Gryffinclaw: ...That is an excellent suggestion! Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 24, 2010, 06:04:26 pm
^^ Glad to help!!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on October 24, 2010, 06:06:37 pm
ah. well i say go with griffinclaw's idea.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on October 26, 2010, 07:40:07 pm
Thats becasue Gryffinclaw is an amzing person~!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on October 26, 2010, 07:49:34 pm
true. anywho, i have an issue of my own actually. i need to get a wig, style it like ranmao from kuroshitsuji, and pull it off. I looked online for a ranmao wig, but im not impressed by any of them. I know that if i get the base wig, all i have to do is make her horn thingies and somehow get enough braided wig hair for it to look right.

here is what ranmao looks like:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi411.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fpp192%2Fredglasswishes%2FKuroshitsuji%2FMinitokyoKuroshitsujiScans_435187.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 26, 2010, 08:17:21 pm
What would your issue be? Just finding the base wig? Or how to make the horns and braids...?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on October 26, 2010, 08:21:05 pm
both. thats my main issue. finding the base wig and how to make the horns. should i make the horns and braids seperately (like on a headband) or attach them to the wig?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 26, 2010, 08:32:18 pm
Base wig shouldn't be too hard. You probably wont be able to find one with the back parted unless you find one that is in pig tails. Then you would cut off the pig tails, glue the stubs so they don't come undone and ruin the look of the wig, and then glue the horns over the stubs.
Or just find a regular base bobish style wig and trim up the back to make it look like...I think it's called a reverse pixie or something? Where it's longer in front and shorter in back...?


If you get a regular base wig, then attaching would be your personal preference.
To make the horns I would suggest getting a Styrofoam cone and wrapping it similar in the way you would an odango bun.
For the braids...they look longer than 24 inches which I believe is the standard length of strands...? It's either 24 or 48.
Either way...if it's 48 unwefted then get the unwefted strands and braid it by attaching one end to a chair someone is sitting in, a bed, or something else stable so you can pull the strands taught. If it's 24 unwefted, then you will have to braid in strands as you go to keep the length going.

Just remember that the braids seem pretty thin so don't try to braid all the strands at once or you will get a pretty thick braid that would not match the character design.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on October 26, 2010, 08:34:54 pm
that would totally work! thankies! ^^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on October 26, 2010, 09:54:27 pm
There is a tutorial here for making your own pard on a wig...
http://www.katiebair.com/wigtutorial_parting.html (http://www.katiebair.com/wigtutorial_parting.html)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on October 26, 2010, 09:57:37 pm
thank you!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 27, 2010, 11:26:25 pm
Nothing I am doing for my Misty wig is working...
No matter what, it goes darker than the base wig. :/

I guess I really am going to have to spray the whole wig (Which I really wanted to avoid) with hair spray to make it all one color.

That is...unless anyone else has any ideas...?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on October 31, 2010, 10:20:59 am
Isn't Misty's hair spiky? Hairspraying the whole thing will look a lot better.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 31, 2010, 12:19:23 pm
We already went over that... -.-
I want to avoid having to spray the whole thing because I dont like how hard and immobile the wig becomes. I would like to be able to avoid doing any spraying on the base so I can still have it flow like normal hair.


Plus, since I tried to redo the pony tail like I was recommended to not change the color, I cant get it back to the original style I had it and it is pissing me off to no end.
You guys might want it perfect but you all might have to deal because I am about ready to throw this thing out a window.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on October 31, 2010, 08:20:36 pm
Hey, I've got an interesting question regarding one of my cosplay goals...

I'm about 5' 7", looking at going as Lina Inverse from The Slayers.  How long of a wig should I look for?  I'm thinking a 36" would be about right, but a 48" might also work, especially if the style I go with is more OVA based.

What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on November 01, 2010, 05:51:51 pm
We already went over that... -.-
I want to avoid having to spray the whole thing because I dont like how hard and immobile the wig becomes. I would like to be able to avoid doing any spraying on the base so I can still have it flow like normal hair.


Plus, since I tried to redo the pony tail like I was recommended to not change the color, I cant get it back to the original style I had it and it is pissing me off to no end.
You guys might want it perfect but you all might have to deal because I am about ready to throw this thing out a window.
Well I'm sorry that you don't want to be accurate |:

If you're having this much trouble I'd suggest you sell the wig and buy another one and use what you've learned on it. I know Arda Wigs (http://kingdom-arts.org/arda-wigs.html) has wigs that are excellent for styling and are heat resistant. They're also fairly inexpensive.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 01, 2010, 09:49:26 pm
Hey, I've got an interesting question regarding one of my cosplay goals...

I'm about 5' 7", looking at going as Lina Inverse from The Slayers.  How long of a wig should I look for?  I'm thinking a 36" would be about right, but a 48" might also work, especially if the style I go with is more OVA based.

What do you guys think?

...anyone?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on November 01, 2010, 09:59:32 pm
Hey, I've got an interesting question regarding one of my cosplay goals...

I'm about 5' 7", looking at going as Lina Inverse from The Slayers.  How long of a wig should I look for?  I'm thinking a 36" would be about right, but a 48" might also work, especially if the style I go with is more OVA based.

What do you guys think?

...anyone?
you should give it some more time. There has been one other post since your question. patience is key
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 01, 2010, 10:03:12 pm
Patience?  But I'm not a doctor...

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.americasbestmyspacecomments.com%2Fgraphics%2Fanimations%2F23%2Fpics_animated-pee-wee-herman-dancing.gif)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on November 01, 2010, 10:07:18 pm
so very funny...I'm serious. People arent gonna like you if you are posting every other post askin the same question.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 01, 2010, 10:20:42 pm
People aren't going to like you if you're going out of your way just to be obnoxious, either.  Simply put, contribute, or shut up.  You have no place to talk down to people here, so I'd advise you to play nice.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on November 01, 2010, 10:23:56 pm
alrighty, im actually going to answer the question. it really depends on how long your torso is and how long the wig is supposed to go on your body. im assuming its supposed to go to your midback or to your butt? a picture of the character would be helpful.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on November 01, 2010, 10:24:19 pm
oh I do play nice. I never directly hurt anyone. Anything that anyone says can be taken in any way. I don't go out of my way, but I really wish others wouldn't.

And as for contributing to this thread. I do plenty. You sure didn't help on that post you did with the picture.

I'm sorry i don't know what character that is, but if you are going for a longer wig, make sure is is a good quality one so its easier to brush out and wont get as tangled.

there happy?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on November 01, 2010, 10:44:04 pm
We already went over that... -.-
I want to avoid having to spray the whole thing because I dont like how hard and immobile the wig becomes. I would like to be able to avoid doing any spraying on the base so I can still have it flow like normal hair.


Plus, since I tried to redo the pony tail like I was recommended to not change the color, I cant get it back to the original style I had it and it is pissing me off to no end.
You guys might want it perfect but you all might have to deal because I am about ready to throw this thing out a window.
Well I'm sorry that you don't want to be accurate |:

If you're having this much trouble I'd suggest you sell the wig and buy another one and use what you've learned on it. I know Arda Wigs (http://kingdom-arts.org/arda-wigs.html) has wigs that are excellent for styling and are heat resistant. They're also fairly inexpensive.

Well, I'm sorry you seem to expect to want everyone to be a perfectionist.
If you are so keen on accuracy then why don't you go round up all the fat people and tell them they can't cosplay cause anime characters are mostly skinny?
Cosplay isn't all about accuracy and pleasing others on how well they expect you to have something done. It's about having fun and portraying a character to the best of your ability in the area of which you are comfortable and willing.

I asked people hoping for some feedback on how to be accurate and keep the base wig color, the reason I bought that specific wig. People gave me feedback and I tried it but it didn't work so I was looking for more, new ideas. I didn't come here to be attacked for not being perfect in someone else's eyes.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on November 01, 2010, 10:47:28 pm
we just felt hurt that you called us perfectionists when we tried to help you. thats all
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 01, 2010, 10:49:29 pm
@nyahaha - Not really, but I (https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brambletonian.net%2Fforums%2Fstyle_emoticons%2Fdefault%2Fapplause.gif) your efforts.

@steely - Well, if I go with how her hair was primarily in the series rather than the anime, it can be anywhere from half-way down her back to about her butt.
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi34.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fd101%2FForteMP3%2FLinaProfile.jpg)
In the OVA's, it can be anywhere from her very-lower-back/upper-butt area.  (Can't find a really good image).
As for my torso, how would I measure that?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on November 01, 2010, 10:51:08 pm
I think torsos are measured from the base of your neck till about where you would wear low rise jeans (at least thats where I would measure. not totally sure though)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 01, 2010, 10:58:00 pm
Okay, base of neck to,... what?  Where would one wear low rise jeans?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on November 01, 2010, 11:04:42 pm
its like where the underwear line is. ummm...oh! here i found an example.
http://www.moontrail.com/details/clipart/meausre-iliac-backtape.jpg (http://www.moontrail.com/details/clipart/meausre-iliac-backtape.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 01, 2010, 11:23:55 pm
Ah, okay.  That helps mucho!!!  Arigato gozaimasu, nyahaha-chan!!!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on November 01, 2010, 11:43:39 pm
No prob~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on November 02, 2010, 06:29:46 am
We already went over that... -.-
I want to avoid having to spray the whole thing because I dont like how hard and immobile the wig becomes. I would like to be able to avoid doing any spraying on the base so I can still have it flow like normal hair.


Plus, since I tried to redo the pony tail like I was recommended to not change the color, I cant get it back to the original style I had it and it is pissing me off to no end.
You guys might want it perfect but you all might have to deal because I am about ready to throw this thing out a window.
Well I'm sorry that you don't want to be accurate |:

If you're having this much trouble I'd suggest you sell the wig and buy another one and use what you've learned on it. I know Arda Wigs (http://kingdom-arts.org/arda-wigs.html) has wigs that are excellent for styling and are heat resistant. They're also fairly inexpensive.

Well, I'm sorry you seem to expect to want everyone to be a perfectionist.
If you are so keen on accuracy then why don't you go round up all the fat people and tell them they can't cosplay cause anime characters are mostly skinny?
Cosplay isn't all about accuracy and pleasing others on how well they expect you to have something done. It's about having fun and portraying a character to the best of your ability in the area of which you are comfortable and willing.

I asked people hoping for some feedback on how to be accurate and keep the base wig color, the reason I bought that specific wig. People gave me feedback and I tried it but it didn't work so I was looking for more, new ideas. I didn't come here to be attacked for not being perfect in someone else's eyes.
People don't ask for advice and then bitch when you get it. Having an accurate wig =/= being fat, trust me. I am fat, too fat for pretty much all of the characters I cosplay. So I try to make my costumes extra amazing to make up for me being too lazy/busy to lose weight, but I know that even a poorly made costume on a skinny person will look better than a highly accurate costume on me.

Trust me when I say the wig can make the costume. When you ask "how do I make this accurate," don't complain when people try to help you be accurate.

I don't know what the deal with your wig is, but I don't know how you want us to help if you complain every time we help you. There's no magic answer, there's only these options:
-Leave it
-Hairspray it all
-Buy a new wig
-Don't cosplay Misty

Take your pick, beggars can't be choosers.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Wrath-Chan19 on November 02, 2010, 11:26:25 am
Ok so I have a Gakupo Kamui wig and I've only worn it tree times but it's really tangely and I've tried combing it out but it isn't helping. Is there other way to help my poor wig?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 02, 2010, 11:53:07 am
http://www.smarter.com/se--qq-wig%2Bdetangler.html

I typed in "wig detangler" at yahoo.com and went to the first link.  The price range here is from $3.49 to $12.95.  This will at least give you an idea on what to look for, if you'd prefer going to stores.

You might also want to ask around at a nearby beauty salon.  They use wigs for beginning students, so I'm sure that some of them would have recommendations on what to look for.

(I need to get some for my wigs, too).
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on November 02, 2010, 03:44:59 pm
I've heard that Mane 'n Tail works on wigs for detangling (its a horse grooming product xD) but I have never tried it and I saw it mentioned like twice.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on November 02, 2010, 03:47:25 pm
Ok so I have a Gakupo Kamui wig and I've only worn it tree times but it's really tangely and I've tried combing it out but it isn't helping. Is there other way to help my poor wig?
Like I mentioned in another post, I've heard ethnic hairspray works. I think Rite Aid has it? Also try washing it first. The tutorial I had saved has been deleted, but basically you comb out your wig in lukewarm water and rub baby shampoo into bad knots.

And I have my own question:
I'm going to be cosplaying Mugi (http://are-are.net/wp-content/gallery/k-on-analysis/k-on6.jpg) soon, and I have two wig options.
one (http://cgi.ebay.com/40-100cm-MILKTEA-ASH-BLONDE-long-straight-COSPLAY-WIG-/400155641244?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d2b22859c) two (http://www.epiccosplay.com/40-natural-blond-curly-wavy-extra-long-cosplay-wig.html)
The first one is from cosplaywig. I'd buy it in a heartbeat, since it's a better color and a better price, even if I have to add the waves to it myself. However, I have a huge head. Does anyone know how stretchy their wigs are? Also, do the fibers tangle too easily? Long wigs annoy me a lot of the time.
See, the second one, from EpicCosplay, I know will not tangle. However, it's a bit too curly, too light, and it's expensive. I'm also curious of this one fits big heads.

With shipping added, the cosplaywig one is only slightly cheaper, but hnnng dat color... Suggestions?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: meep on November 02, 2010, 04:02:27 pm
Ok so I have a Gakupo Kamui wig and I've only worn it tree times but it's really tangely and I've tried combing it out but it isn't helping. Is there other way to help my poor wig?
Like I mentioned in another post, I've heard ethnic hairspray works. I think Rite Aid has it? Also try washing it first. The tutorial I had saved has been deleted, but basically you comb out your wig in lukewarm water and rub baby shampoo into bad knots.

And I have my own question:
I'm going to be cosplaying Mugi (http://are-are.net/wp-content/gallery/k-on-analysis/k-on6.jpg) soon, and I have two wig options.
one (http://cgi.ebay.com/40-100cm-MILKTEA-ASH-BLONDE-long-straight-COSPLAY-WIG-/400155641244?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d2b22859c) two (http://www.epiccosplay.com/40-natural-blond-curly-wavy-extra-long-cosplay-wig.html)
The first one is from cosplaywig. I'd buy it in a heartbeat, since it's a better color and a better price, even if I have to add the waves to it myself. However, I have a huge head. Does anyone know how stretchy their wigs are? Also, do the fibers tangle too easily? Long wigs annoy me a lot of the time.
See, the second one, from EpicCosplay, I know will not tangle. However, it's a bit too curly, too light, and it's expensive. I'm also curious of this one fits big heads.

With shipping added, the cosplaywig one is only slightly cheaper, but hnnng dat color... Suggestions?

I was VERY satisfied with my epiccosplay wigs. TOTALLY WORTH THE MONEY.
Although I think the best bet is to get a straight wig in the same color then style it with a curling iron :> Then you can achieve exactly what you want.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on November 02, 2010, 04:05:47 pm
Hey Cristina how much was shipping for you?

Because I found a wig that I think will work (http://www.epiccosplay.com/50-ash-blonde-straight-extra-long-cosplay-wig.html), but $55 oh god
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Malaria on November 02, 2010, 04:08:46 pm
I dunno about the size of the wig net for cosplaywig, but I do know Arda Wigs (http://kingdom-arts.org/arda-wigs.html) uses extra large wig caps. The wig closest to what you need looks like the Le Tigre, though that might be a little shorter than you want, since it's only 35".
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 02, 2010, 05:10:21 pm
I've heard that Mane 'n Tail works on wigs for detangling (its a horse grooming product xD) but I have never tried it and I saw it mentioned like twice.

I've never heard that before, but I could see it working.  I've heard one of my aunts talk praises about that stuff for her horses.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: meep on November 02, 2010, 05:11:29 pm
Hey Cristina how much was shipping for you?

Because I found a wig that I think will work (http://www.epiccosplay.com/50-ash-blonde-straight-extra-long-cosplay-wig.html), but $55 oh god
shipping was only around 3 bucks... which isnt that bad owo
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on November 02, 2010, 05:19:41 pm
I've heard that Mane 'n Tail works on wigs for detangling (its a horse grooming product xD) but I have never tried it and I saw it mentioned like twice.

I've never heard that before, but I could see it working.  I've heard one of my aunts talk praises about that stuff for her horses.
yeah that stuff is amazing on horses, and people hair too. Also I saw a tutorial somewhere about something you can do to your wig to help prevent tangles, but I can't find it. D: But it does exist! somewhere xD

@Katie. I can't see the wigs cause my computer is being stupid, but i agree that if you got a straight wig then styled it it would be better. Also, you should tell me before you order from there. I need a DWC miku wig from them.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 02, 2010, 05:26:54 pm
I've heard that Mane 'n Tail works on wigs for detangling (its a horse grooming product xD) but I have never tried it and I saw it mentioned like twice.

I've never heard that before, but I could see it working.  I've heard one of my aunts talk praises about that stuff for her horses.
yeah that stuff is amazing on horses, and people hair too. Also I saw a tutorial somewhere about something you can do to your wig to help prevent tangles, but I can't find it. D: But it does exist! somewhere xD

@Katie. I can't see the wigs cause my computer is being stupid, but i agree that if you got a straight wig then styled it it would be better. Also, you should tell me before you order from there. I need a DWC miku wig from them.

You know?  I live about 6 blocks away from a feed store.  I wonder if they have any Mane & Tail...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on November 02, 2010, 06:08:19 pm
^they probably would. I'm pretty sure the feed stores around my area carry grooming supplies as well. So you have a good chance of it being there. And if not, the workers there would know where to get some.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 02, 2010, 06:35:13 pm
^ I suppose they'd possibly have a way to order it, too.  If all else fails with them, I know of another one that I'm sure would have it; they're a lot bigger at this other one.  I could also ask my aunt to get some for me.  There's a place that's in Clark County that she goes to, but is nowhere near a busline.  I has mucho options... mwahahahaha :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on November 02, 2010, 06:43:18 pm
I dunno about the size of the wig net for cosplaywig, but I do know Arda Wigs (http://kingdom-arts.org/arda-wigs.html) uses extra large wig caps. The wig closest to what you need looks like the Le Tigre, though that might be a little shorter than you want, since it's only 35".
Hahaha Arda is my go-to wig place, but oh my god their long wigs tangle SO badly. I have a shoulder-length one that was impossibly tangled after a day of wear. I also have a Le Tigre in their old fiber, it tangles any time I move and the fibers come out everywhere.
...Also idk if they have the right color.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: kit2kit on November 03, 2010, 07:21:22 am
Has anyone been to Wigland in Portland?
What is it like there?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on November 03, 2010, 07:24:46 am
Wigland is pretty cool, but they have almost entirely normal-colored wigs. I think there's like one rack in the back corner of unnaturally colored wigs.
Also, Skylar, here's the Bernkastel wig I was telling you about:
here (http://cgi.ebay.com/UMINEKO-BERNKASTEL-32-long-COBALT-BLUE-COSPLAY-WIG-/400134569297?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d29e0fd51)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 03, 2010, 12:39:17 pm
They had a few in the front the few times I went there, too.

Oh, also, if you specify that your wig is for cosplay purposes, they'll give you a 10% discount!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Wrath-Chan19 on November 03, 2010, 01:47:38 pm
http://www.smarter.com/se--qq-wig%2Bdetangler.html

I typed in "wig detangler" at yahoo.com and went to the first link.  The price range here is from $3.49 to $12.95.  This will at least give you an idea on what to look for, if you'd prefer going to stores.

You might also want to ask around at a nearby beauty salon.  They use wigs for beginning students, so I'm sure that some of them would have recommendations on what to look for.

(I need to get some for my wigs, too).
Ok I'll go see what is available  around me!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: kit2kit on November 03, 2010, 05:29:35 pm
Wigland is pretty cool, but they have almost entirely normal-colored wigs. I think there's like one rack in the back corner of unnaturally colored wigs.
Also, Skylar, here's the Bernkastel wig I was telling you about:
here (http://cgi.ebay.com/UMINEKO-BERNKASTEL-32-long-COBALT-BLUE-COSPLAY-WIG-/400134569297?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d29e0fd51)

Oh ok. Maybe Ill take a trip down there to check it out. Do you know about the prices. The internet gives me no information other than "affordable"

bsjcbalij. That wig is so gorgeous. I want it DDD:

@Washougal_Otaku: I heard about that. How do you specify that though?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on November 03, 2010, 05:45:09 pm
Wigland is pretty cool, but they have almost entirely normal-colored wigs. I think there's like one rack in the back corner of unnaturally colored wigs.
Also, Skylar, here's the Bernkastel wig I was telling you about:
here (http://cgi.ebay.com/UMINEKO-BERNKASTEL-32-long-COBALT-BLUE-COSPLAY-WIG-/400134569297?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d29e0fd51)

Oh ok. Maybe Ill take a trip down there to check it out. Do you know about the prices. The internet gives me no information other than "affordable"

bsjcbalij. That wig is so gorgeous. I want it DDD:

@Washougal_Otaku: I heard about that. How do you specify that though?
Isn't it? If it's too expensive I'm sure Haley and I can help pitch in for your birthday ;D

Also for Wigland I assume you just tell them you're a cosplayer, although they probably ask why you're buying the wig anyways.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: tofutakeout on November 03, 2010, 06:20:55 pm
I'm having major wig troubles.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l103/tiasheng/cosplay/Ruffnut.jpg
http://images.allmoviephoto.com/2010_How_to_Train_Your_Dragon/2010_how_to_train_your_dragon_031.jpg
http://www.poptower.com/pic-23533/how-to-train-your-dragon-movie.jpg?w=600&h=600

The secret about this girls hair is that she has a third braid in the back. @_@ (So. Much. Hair.) You can kind of see it in the last two pics. I need to know how to thicken a wig or a good way to attach an extra piece in the back but keep it looking natural(because the helmet doesn't cover it completely).

A method that I had maybe thought of was stuffing the braids with packing peanuts to make them look fuller, but really I have no idea. I'd reeeaaally love some help. ;AAAA;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: meep on November 03, 2010, 07:47:49 pm
I'm having major wig troubles.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l103/tiasheng/cosplay/Ruffnut.jpg
http://images.allmoviephoto.com/2010_How_to_Train_Your_Dragon/2010_how_to_train_your_dragon_031.jpg
http://www.poptower.com/pic-23533/how-to-train-your-dragon-movie.jpg?w=600&h=600

The secret about this girls hair is that she has a third braid in the back. @_@ (So. Much. Hair.) You can kind of see it in the last two pics. I need to know how to thicken a wig or a good way to attach an extra piece in the back but keep it looking natural(because the helmet doesn't cover it completely).

A method that I had maybe thought of was stuffing the braids with packing peanuts to make them look fuller, but really I have no idea. I'd reeeaaally love some help. ;AAAA;
BUY AN EPICCOSPLAY WIG. SO VOLUME-OUS. THE ANSWER TO ALL FO YOUR PROBLEMOS..
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on November 03, 2010, 07:56:25 pm
^ meep actually has a good point :D

GUYS.
F (http://g1wallz.com/wp-content/uploads/wallz/7064/ffxiii_fang_g1.jpg)A (http://ffnext.com/images/game/ffxiii/screenshots/Miscellaneous-Dec-07-2009/fang-and-lightning.jpg)N (http://scrawlfx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/FF13-screens_11-02-09.jpg)G. (http://files.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/180516_S/Final-Fantasy-XIII-Screens-Are-Fang-tastic.jpg)
HELP.
PLEASE. D':
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: tofutakeout on November 03, 2010, 08:10:20 pm
epiccosplay....is a brand/store?

If so I just tried looking it up but I'm not getting very good results. And I don't know where to look either for thick wigs. ;A;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on November 03, 2010, 08:20:23 pm
http://www.epiccosplay.com/
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on November 03, 2010, 08:24:26 pm
If your wig isn't voluminous enough, figure out the wig color number and buy wefts hardcore. Sew them in, then maybe make the braids around pieces of foamcore. That would give you both volume and form for the admittedly very odd hair she has.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 03, 2010, 08:25:59 pm
^ meep actually has a good point :D

GUYS.
F (http://g1wallz.com/wp-content/uploads/wallz/7064/ffxiii_fang_g1.jpg)A (http://ffnext.com/images/game/ffxiii/screenshots/Miscellaneous-Dec-07-2009/fang-and-lightning.jpg)N (http://scrawlfx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/FF13-screens_11-02-09.jpg)G. (http://files.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/180516_S/Final-Fantasy-XIII-Screens-Are-Fang-tastic.jpg)
HELP.
PLEASE. D':

...um, what kind of help are you asking for?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: camname21 on November 03, 2010, 08:27:56 pm
If your wig isn't voluminous enough, figure out the wig color number and buy wefts hardcore. Sew them in, then maybe make the braids around pieces of foamcore. That would give you both volume and form for the admittedly very odd hair she has.
O.O that's good wig advice  ^^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: tofutakeout on November 04, 2010, 12:46:07 am
Thanks so much guys. I'll buy a wig from them, they have a pretty nice selection. I'm a little afraid to sew in wefts though. @_@ Thanks again though.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on November 15, 2010, 06:17:25 pm
I need help!
Im doing a Koffing Gijinka for Cosplay at the Zoolights and I cant decided on which wig to get.
Its kinda punky emo. I will have fake or real cigs (not for actual smoking, prop) a purple surgical mask, black eyeliner, purple eyeshadow, and not quiet sure what the outfit will look like. I will also have my black goggles. :3

http://cgi.ebay.com/Short-Purple-Spike-Cosplay-Wigs-human-hair-KW212-/140468904943?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item20b49963ef

http://cgi.ebay.com/W221-Short-Purple-Wavy-Anime-Party-Cosplay-Wigs-Costume-/110607890929?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item19c0be79f1

http://cgi.ebay.com/040-New-Short-Purple-Black-Cosplay-Party-Wig-/300488954584?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item45f68992d8

http://cgi.ebay.com/M1GW290-Purple-Short-Curly-Layer-Animation-Cosplay-Wig-/400169651175?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d2bf84be7

http://cgi.ebay.com/W234-Short-Purple-Animation-Party-Cosplay-Wig-FreeShip-/110484982370?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item19b96b0a62
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on November 15, 2010, 07:06:56 pm
I need help!
Im doing a Koffing Gijinka for Cosplay at the Zoolights and I cant decided on which wig to get.
Its kinda punky emo. I will have fake or real cigs (not for actual smoking, prop) a purple surgical mask, black eyeliner, purple eyeshadow, and not quiet sure what the outfit will look like. I will also have my black goggles. :3

http://cgi.ebay.com/M1GW290-Purple-Short-Curly-Layer-Animation-Cosplay-Wig-/400169651175?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d2bf84be7#ht_4964wt_1161

THIS ONE FO SHO. IT'S BEAUTIFUL~! <3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on November 15, 2010, 07:10:50 pm
DOUBLE POST CUZ IT'S MY TURN!!!  ;D

I want to know which Klan Klang wig would be better?

Ref. Pics:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.toysnjoys.com%2Fmacrosstoys%2Fmacrosskurankuranmicrover.jpg)

This wig?
http://www.ecrater.com/p/9211841/macross-frontier-cosplay-wig-klan

Or this one?
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=1832816507

And don't mind the color because those two are the color I want. But style-wise and price-wise?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 15, 2010, 07:15:18 pm
Well, style-wise, I'd say the second one looks more like what you're wanting.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Shi_no_Akuma on November 15, 2010, 08:33:44 pm
^It'll also be heavier.

Either works. Just going off of weight, though, the first would probably be the lighter of the two~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 15, 2010, 08:42:32 pm
^ Yeah, I suppose you're right...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on November 15, 2010, 08:50:11 pm
Okay, well here's a better question: Which do you think would tangle easiest?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 15, 2010, 08:54:00 pm
If you get anti-tangle type stuff for wigs, neither one should tangle that much.  They have various kinds at Wig Land.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Shi_no_Akuma on November 15, 2010, 09:14:33 pm
Unless you treat it against tangling, they both will fairly easily. And the clip-ons have more hair, and from experience, can and will tangle like crazy. :x
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on November 15, 2010, 09:26:07 pm
OH GAWD. Dx
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on November 16, 2010, 01:25:57 am
I am doing peter white for my cosplay i am almost done with the costume beside me useing the sewing mashin to sew my jacket onto the pants T_T .. anyways I need my white wig cute in the front and styal.... but i DONT TRUST my mother or my sister becuse well mom cut my hair to short ... and my sister shaved off half my head >>... and i had a Mohawk for  a long time and i still some what do ... so yeah i can show you guy when i gets pics.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on November 16, 2010, 08:15:45 am
so i got my wig but one of the horn thingies isnt keeping its shape... should go and buy some freezing spray and try to put the horn thingie back together... or use something else?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on November 18, 2010, 11:33:50 am
I am working on my Lugia cosplay and I have a wig in mind but I want to see what other people think would be good for Lugia.
This one is pretty cool
http://cgi.ebay.com/20-long-wavy-white-and-blue-mixed-cosplay-wigs-PR4-/180470055715?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2a04da8323

I want to get a two colored wig. Something that is silver/white and blue.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on November 18, 2010, 11:55:42 am
Titus, I posted on your other thread that I could help you. Or, if you just want to do it yourself, just cut a little at a time. Trying it on here and there, to make sure you're getting the right length.

Steely, I find Freeze spray works the best for that kind of stuff. You can either use a moose to prestyle it and then spray, or just spray it and style with your hands while it's drying.

Nikki, I can't see the pic right now, but I will when I get home. But you could probably even just get a while wig and mix in some blue dye. Or, I think a cool effect would be a blue wig and add glitter. Gives it that shine and silver effect. And you could even add glitter to other parts of your outfit to make it tie in better.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on November 18, 2010, 12:03:55 pm
Adding glitter to the wig would be pretty cool. I need to find a way to do it without making the wig hard.

I think this is the wig I am going to get. http://cgi.ebay.com/KW281-Long-White-Blue-Grey-Spike-Wigs-/140479240571?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item20b537197b

I have seen that wig at one of my favorite cosplay wigs sites and every time I want to find a reason to buy it. I like the colors and I love the style.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on November 18, 2010, 03:24:49 pm
Titus, I posted on your other thread that I could help you. Or, if you just want to do it yourself, just cut a little at a time. Trying it on here and there, to make sure you're getting the right length.

Steely, I find Freeze spray works the best for that kind of stuff. You can either use a moose to prestyle it and then spray, or just spray it and style with your hands while it's drying.

Nikki, I can't see the pic right now, but I will when I get home. But you could probably even just get a while wig and mix in some blue dye. Or, I think a cool effect would be a blue wig and add glitter. Gives it that shine and silver effect. And you could even add glitter to other parts of your outfit to make it tie in better.
thats what i was thinking. but i just wanted to make sure my thinking is correct.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on November 19, 2010, 09:55:58 pm
Nikki both those wigs look awesome ^^ I think whatever you choose will be nice.
And as for the gltter, I would think just a spray would work. Even if you just mixed it with water. It might shed, but I think all glitter does that...

Steely, I understand ^^
Can't wait to see it!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Soramunesanzun on November 22, 2010, 09:03:56 pm
So I am going to cosplay Sora Naegino from Kaleido star, but the wig... augh. Finding a color match is close to impossible. Help?!
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.absoluteanime.com%2Fkaleido_star%2Fsora.jpg)
The wig often has a more reddish tint to it, but I can't find a good picture.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: kit2kit on November 23, 2010, 05:42:54 pm
@soramunesanzun: Oh dear, another character that suffers from UHCD (Undefined-Hair-Color-Disorder)
Looks like its somewhere between a burgundy and a plum.
But according to wikipedia's shades of purple it looks closest to "Medium violet red"

---

Speaking of characters with strange hair colors, Ive been thinking about cosplaying Ahiru from Princess Tutu
http://cosplay.charmedseed.net/characters/ahiru.jpg
I cant tell if I should be looking at pink or orange wigs ': <
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Malaria on November 23, 2010, 05:47:25 pm
Sora: I can't see the picture. o.o

Kit: That color is sort of... salmon? It looks like Epic Cosplay's Autumn Orange (http://www.epiccosplay.com/cosplay-wigs-by-color/orange.html) wigs might be kind of what you need?

Although looking again, Arda's Rose Pink (http://kingdom-arts.org/arda-wigs/le%20tigre%20long%20033%20rose%20pink.jpg) might be closer.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on November 23, 2010, 05:53:32 pm
So I am going to cosplay Sora Naegino from Kaleido star, but the wig... augh. Finding a color match is close to impossible. Help?!
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.absoluteanime.com%2Fkaleido_star%2Fsora.jpg)
The wig often has a more reddish tint to it, but I can't find a good picture.
I had the same problem with my Athena wig last year- I ended up getting one that looks perfect for your costume:
Here. (http://cgi.ebay.com/C195-Purple-Mixed-Auburn-Red-Curl-Wigs-FREE-SHIPPING_W0QQitemZ130293637405QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item1e561b211d) (here's it being worn) (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs234.snc4/39057_1517738030749_1453449591_1319417_2147657_n.jpg)
OR
I just accidentally came across this:
http://amphigory.com/wig_color_39.html
That color looks like it would work.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 23, 2010, 06:00:22 pm
I had the same problem with my Athena wig last year- I ended up getting one that looks perfect for your costume:
Here. (http://cgi.ebay.com/C195-Purple-Mixed-Auburn-Red-Curl-Wigs-FREE-SHIPPING_W0QQitemZ130293637405QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item1e561b211d) (here's it being worn) (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs234.snc4/39057_1517738030749_1453449591_1319417_2147657_n.jpg)

Aww... I didn't get to see that.  I love Athena...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: kit2kit on November 23, 2010, 06:11:33 pm
Kit: That color is sort of... salmon? It looks like Epic Cosplay's Autumn Orange (http://www.epiccosplay.com/cosplay-wigs-by-color/orange.html) wigs might be kind of what you need?

Although looking again, Arda's Rose Pink (http://kingdom-arts.org/arda-wigs/le%20tigre%20long%20033%20rose%20pink.jpg) might be closer.
Although the lighting is a bit strange in that picture, the rose pink looks wonderful *-*
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Malaria on November 23, 2010, 06:16:43 pm
Kit: That color is sort of... salmon? It looks like Epic Cosplay's Autumn Orange (http://www.epiccosplay.com/cosplay-wigs-by-color/orange.html) wigs might be kind of what you need?

Although looking again, Arda's Rose Pink (http://kingdom-arts.org/arda-wigs/le%20tigre%20long%20033%20rose%20pink.jpg) might be closer.
Although the lighting is a bit strange in that picture, the rose pink looks wonderful *-*
I thought so. But I'm with you on the lighting. Dunno how that'll look in real life, so if you do use it I hope it's the color you need.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on November 24, 2010, 12:18:03 am
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv446%2Flifeyouvebroken%2F2-1.jpg)
Shin from Nana, dude on the right.
Halp plz
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 24, 2010, 12:44:53 am
^
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gifsoup.com%2Fwebroot%2Fanimatedgifs%2F258007_o.gif)

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi724.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fww250%2Fjh2up%2F2rr9air.gif)

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gifsoup.com%2Fwebroot%2Fanimatedgifs%2F943451_o.gif)

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.relationship101s.com%2Fwp-content%2Fthemes%2Feminent%2Fimages%2FDinosaursBeerDrop.gif)

That is the best image of Nana and her band I've ever seen!!!

I've found this one at eBay, but it's a blue color.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sale-NANA-Shin-Blue-COSPLAY-Wig-Custom-Styled-/250728407302?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6093e106
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on November 24, 2010, 09:56:33 am
Yeah, I've seen that wig before, but it's kind of extremely terrible. :X
Thanks anyway though.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on November 24, 2010, 10:08:38 am
Do you guys think I could style this one to be like his punky hair?

http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/35602/cat/1

It looks a lot like his hair when it's down.

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbyfiles.storage.live.com%2Fy1p_jm928KlLNnoHZkKaSlEy9elMxjRODDF_rEAYHvxmJRXJjIqlvQFkUHQwUl4hu2Y)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Malaria on November 24, 2010, 12:51:15 pm
I'd ask the seller about the thickness of that wig. If it's too thin, spiking will show the wefting. Otherwise, it seems like a good fit.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on November 24, 2010, 12:53:02 pm
SO MANY POSTS SORRY GUYS
It has come to my attention that a short wig like that can't be style upwards, or else the wefts will show.


Omg, Malaria, that's exactly what my sister just said to me! xD

Does anyone know where to get a wig like this?
http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=shin+cosplay#/d2ojnui
I like the style a lot, and I could always dye it myself.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Malaria on November 24, 2010, 12:56:25 pm
E-high five to your sister!

I know ManaFromHeaven (http://manafromheaven.deviantart.com/) on deviantArt did a spiky Shin wig. Maybe you could ask her what she did?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 24, 2010, 01:33:12 pm
http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/35602/cat/1

hee hee... my girlfriend cosplays as her...

I'm not sure that'd work for what you're wanting...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on November 24, 2010, 04:51:06 pm
Yeah, I know it wouldn't. x_x

E-high five to your sister!

I know ManaFromHeaven (http://manafromheaven.deviantart.com/) on deviantArt did a spiky Shin wig. Maybe you could ask her what she did?
I asked her, but no reply yet~

ANYBODY HAVE ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS? ; . ;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: camname21 on November 24, 2010, 05:58:25 pm
http://cosplay.charmedseed.net/characters/ahiru.jpg
I can't tell if I should be looking at pink or orange wigs ': <
Its orange with a tad of brown in that picture.  You would probably find it with other orange color mix wigs.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 24, 2010, 06:04:32 pm
http://cosplay.charmedseed.net/characters/ahiru.jpg
I can't tell if I should be looking at pink or orange wigs ': <
Its orange with a tad of brown in that picture.  You would probably find it with other orange color mix wigs.

I agree.  I think I'd call it a light golden brown...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on November 24, 2010, 06:55:53 pm
Yeah, I know it wouldn't. x_x

E-high five to your sister!

I know ManaFromHeaven (http://manafromheaven.deviantart.com/) on deviantArt did a spiky Shin wig. Maybe you could ask her what she did?
I asked her, but no reply yet~

ANYBODY HAVE ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS? ; . ;


You could always try the Punky from cosplay.com (http://shop.cosplay.com/punky.html) and trim it a little bit.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on November 24, 2010, 07:42:48 pm
http://cgi.ebay.com/GW109-Untidy-Layer-Spike-Straight-Silver-Punk-Short-Wig_W0QQitemZ170567479002QQcategoryZ60188QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286.m7QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5191599140089415212

I'm getting this one.... > u >
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: sandrobotticelli on November 24, 2010, 07:50:30 pm
Ooh, I've ordered a wig from them before~
Nice choice!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on November 24, 2010, 10:58:44 pm
Agreed; that's a great looking wig.  A little on the light side, but definitely a good match.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: camname21 on December 08, 2010, 05:32:26 pm
I think someone here wanted some help on "balls" that also extend further down afterwords so here you go. I hope it helps someone out there..

http://community.livejournal.com/cosplay/2713908.html
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on December 08, 2010, 09:56:23 pm
I'm having issues with a Nice Holystone wig.
She's a character from Baccano who is my personal favorite character. Right now I'm working on getting her vest finished, pants found, and boots found, but I'm also going to need a wig.
Reference 1 (http://bomb.rinne.nu/caps/screen_057.jpg)
Reference 2 (http://glothelegend.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/6u49ro2.png)
Reference 3 (http://www.bateszi.me/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/vlcsnap-304572.jpg)
Reference 4 (http://2dteleidoscope.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/nice-holystone.jpg)
Reference 5 (http://pokenirvash.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/nice-and-jacuzzi.png)
Reference 6 (http://bomb.rinne.nu/caps/screen_040.jpg)
If I could get some help, that would be the best!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on December 15, 2010, 12:21:37 am
^ I've been looking at some of the threads in the Swap Meet area; here's some that might be of use to you...

http://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?topic=14510.0 - Commission for wig purchase & altering

http://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?topic=12753.0 - Has a wig that might work

http://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?topic=13078.0 - Another wig that might work

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on December 15, 2010, 06:41:24 am
So I need help picking out an Alice wig. Here are some wigs:

http://www.epiccosplay.com/26-chestnut-brown-long-cosplay-wig.html?currency=USD
http://cyperous.com/wig/wig.cgi?cmd=dp&num=366&Tfile=Data&dp=english.html
http://cyperous.com/wig/wig.cgi?cmd=dp&num=360&Tfile=Data&dp=english.html
http://cyperous.com/wig/wig.cgi?cmd=dp&num=394&Tfile=Data&dp=english.html
http://cyperous.com/wig/wig.cgi?cmd=dp&num=386&Tfile=Data&dp=english.html
http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/35339/cat/1
http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/32869/cat/1
(Or if you know of a better one)

And here are the references:

(First four are fan pics or manga pics)
http://images.betterworldbooks.com/142/Alice-in-the-Country-of-Hearts-Volume-1-9781427817693.jpg
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/132/1/8/Alice_in_the_Country_of_Hearts_by_kathulaluver.jpg
http://www.anime-planet.com/images/characters/alice_liddel_6739.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2Bi47HFIXL.jpg
(This one is from the game)
http://justthegirl54.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/09070518578339.jpg

I kind of want a mix of both the game and manga color. Help plz~?  :)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on December 15, 2010, 09:09:54 am
^ I'd say either the third or fourth wigs would be sufficient.  (I love the 2nd Alice pic; ubercute).
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on December 15, 2010, 09:30:46 am
From those reference pictures I get the impression that her hair color is closer to blond than dark brown so I would say the fourth wig is the closest. It has a good mix of blond and brown but leans more on the blond side than the others do. I even think this one may be a bit closer http://cyperous.com/wig/wig.cgi?cmd=dp&num=345&Tfile=Data&dp=english.html but the forth one would work too.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on December 15, 2010, 09:57:21 am
^ That one looks perfect for Alice!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on December 15, 2010, 09:22:08 pm
That one does look reeeeaaallllyyyyyyyyy good~! I may get that one! :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on December 24, 2010, 04:40:51 pm
I'm going to be cosplay Milk from Pop'n Music sometime in the next two years and I'm planning on stocking up on wigs soooooon, so I need some help.
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi6.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy219%2Fjb667infw%2Fpopn%2520pics%2520png%2Fmilk12png.png)
So this is her, I'll be doing the Nurse outfit though from another song of hers
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhomepage2.nifty.com%2Fbobolic%2Figazou%2F503gazou%2Fnf%2Fnfpop8milk.gif)

Anyways a lot of the Milk cosplayers I've seen (Minus 1, who decided to glam up the entire costume so it lost it's charm for me) have had super limp pigtails which I'm not really sure I want. I was considering getting some clip on pigtails (Really long ones) and making a large base out of chicken wire, covering it in tape, and then wrapping the hair from the pig tails around the base so they could just clip on. I have never used clip on pig tails before though so I'm worried about it possibly being too heavy and falling off.

http://aerithreborn.deviantart.com/art/Awesome-Tutorial-1-Jessie-95955111 (http://aerithreborn.deviantart.com/art/Awesome-Tutorial-1-Jessie-95955111) This was basically what I was going to go around doing. Do you think this method would work? Thanks for any advice or help you could give.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on December 24, 2010, 04:52:23 pm
I think you might not actually need to do anything to pigtails clip-ons except tease them a bit and curl the ends. They naturally stick out (although not quite THAT much, which is where the teasing would come in).

For the teasing, I think you could tease the inside hairs up, and then smooth down and hairspray more on top of it so that you don't see the ratted part.
Arda has really nice clips, and they have ones that I think could could work:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkingdom-arts.org%2Farda-wigs%2Fonecurlwig.jpg)
They come in pink, but I've seen their pink irl and you might need to dye it a bit to get it to the color you want.
Plus their clips are super cheap, both of mine were less than $20 and they're way longer than that.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on December 24, 2010, 05:01:08 pm
I might have to get your help when the time comes then Katie. I've never teased a wig before (or my own hair actually, hahaha) but I've seen your teased Lolita wigs and they look nice.

And I was considering going with Fantasy Sheep (for the Taobao order) since it would save me a crap ton of money. It's like, $8 for both pigtails and then about $8-12 for the base wig. They also have a color I could use so I wouldn't have to deal with dying, hahhaha.

Here's the link to the page though, if you scroll down a bit you can see how the wigs clip on to the wig. Is this similar to Arada's clip ons? http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8553181825 (http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8553181825) (Not the decided on the color yet, there's another color I'm trying to decide. Her hair is the color of the first picture though, and not the second. It's a really bad color corrected one or something.)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on December 24, 2010, 05:40:13 pm
Haha well I'm not amazing at ratting or teasing, but I'd be willing to help.
...Oh I just remembered that teased wig I tried to do. It's super easy, I already have a comb to use.

The Fantasy Sheep clips don't look as voluminous as Arda's, but they're a lot longer so that probably weighs them down. But yeah the clip looks the same, all clip-on pigtails use that clip.
And since they're that cheap, I might want to order some too so that we can practice together on mine before I horribly mess up your wig. I'm pretty sure it'll be easy, you just pull the top layer back, backcomb and hairspray the hell out of the inside part, then put the top layer back on and hairspray it in place.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on January 08, 2011, 06:56:03 pm
Hey you guys, I'm having problems, trying to decided on my Aelita wig. I have eight decictions. They will have to cut in someone, and styled slightly, but what do you think?

REF: http://images.absoluteanime.com/code_lyoko/aelita.jpg

http://cgi.ebay.com/PP129-Short-Dark-Pink-Spike-Gothic-Cosplay-Party-Wig-/180609435311?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2a0d2946af

http://cgi.ebay.com/1057-New-Short-Pink-Cosplay-Party-Wigs-/290499711913?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item43a321d3a9

http://cgi.ebay.com/Anime-Cosplay-Wig-Short-Pink-Goth-Party-Wigs-Hair-W219-/120668839069?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item1c186c5c9d

http://cgi.ebay.com/KC164-Short-Pink-Spike-Cosplay-Wigs-/140498094020?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item20b656c7c4

http://cgi.ebay.com/medium-new-style-pink-cosplay-wig-0551-/170420544331?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item27addb234b

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pink-Flip-Curl-Cosplay-Party-Hair-Wig-98005-/150366936149?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2302915c55

http://cgi.ebay.com/Medium-Pink-New-Style-Cosplay-Wig-05CC-/220580760615?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&vti=Color%09Pink&hash=item7912af6f76

http://cgi.ebay.com/C237-Straight-Pink-Anime-Cosplay-Wig-Free-Wig-Cap-/290454856477?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item43a075631d
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on January 08, 2011, 07:47:19 pm
I think this one is the best color-wise and it looks closest to Aelita's hairstyle. :)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on January 08, 2011, 07:52:24 pm
I think this one is the best color-wise and it looks closest to Aelita's hairstyle. :)

Which one?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Fachion-pari on January 08, 2011, 08:40:08 pm
Does anyone have any suggestion for a Brief wig from Panty and Stocking? I've really only found this wig, but maybe I could style the bangs or cut them?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Short-Choppy-Layered-Copper-Red-Anime-Cosplay-Wig-FH61-/260712958240?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3cb3b40920
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on January 08, 2011, 08:42:48 pm
I think this one is the best color-wise and it looks closest to Aelita's hairstyle. :)

Which one?

Oopsies! Forgot the link! The first one!
http://cgi.ebay.com/PP129-Short-Dark-Pink-Spike-Gothic-Cosplay-Party-Wig-/180609435311?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2a0d2946af
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on January 08, 2011, 08:46:09 pm
I think this one is the best color-wise and it looks closest to Aelita's hairstyle. :)

Which one?

Oopsies! Forgot the link! The first one!
http://cgi.ebay.com/PP129-Short-Dark-Pink-Spike-Gothic-Cosplay-Party-Wig-/180609435311?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2a0d2946af

Ah! I see.
Yeah, All I would have to do was straighten it down, keep it messy and trim the bangs:3
You did pick out an Amazing Poison/Ghost Pokemon Wig for me afterall~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on January 08, 2011, 08:48:18 pm
Does anyone have any suggestion for a Brief wig from Panty and Stocking? I've really only found this wig, but maybe I could style the bangs or cut them?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Short-Choppy-Layered-Copper-Red-Anime-Cosplay-Wig-FH61-/260712958240?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3cb3b40920


I'm getting this one. It looks so pwetty~!

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8915053144

Teddy: Lol. You remember! Yeah, it was pretty perfect for the cosplay! :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Fachion-pari on January 08, 2011, 09:04:46 pm
That is a very nice Brief wig! I'm stuck worrying about what color looks better for my friend; orange or a more natural color like copper red? xD;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on January 08, 2011, 09:32:51 pm
True, but that's the one most like Brief that I've found~!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on January 08, 2011, 10:21:39 pm
I actually really like that wig for Brief. It's such a pretty color! I kind of want to get it just to wear around.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: meep on January 09, 2011, 09:33:02 am
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi278.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fkk83%2Fbramblehomie2%2Fbrief_by_toddnaut-d36dm1u.jpg%3Ft%3D1294594192) This is the wig I got for Brief :D
http://www.epiccosplay.com/12-princess-pink-layered-cosplay-wig.html

I used a curling iron to get the flippy parts in the back :3 (although you cant see it in the photo ;u;)

Colleen the taobao one you posted is PERFECT although it looks really bright in the picture. ouo

also btw I think his hair is more orange then red . :>
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on January 09, 2011, 10:06:02 am
Yeah, I really loved your wig as well, but this one is super cheap. :) Although I'm getting in on the group order, so it should be a little bit more.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Fachion-pari on January 09, 2011, 02:44:03 pm
meep, your brief looks so accurate! And yeah, after looking at Brief some more I agree his hair is more orange, haha.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tobis A Good Boy on January 10, 2011, 08:26:13 pm
Hey Guys. I'm going to be cosplaying Harley from Pokemon and I need to find a good wig. The wig I want My mom doesn't want me to get because of how much it is which is $46 http://www.cosplayhouse.com/General-Wigs-Synthetic-Wigs-Light-Purple-Medium-Wigs.html

So I was wondering so should I try and convince her for that wig or this one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Saint-Seiya-Athena-Long-Purple-Anime-Cosplay-Wigs-W182A-/120668911048?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item1c186d75c8

The character is here:
http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/kanto/421/AG161.jpg

PLEASE HELP!!! >.<
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on January 10, 2011, 08:47:07 pm
the darker one looks more accurate colorwise(according to the picture), but the character looks like they have wavy hair like this? http://cgi.ebay.com/Anime-Cosplay-Wig-Long-Purple-Hair-Wigs-LLA30-/160522541132?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item255fe3984c (http://cgi.ebay.com/Anime-Cosplay-Wig-Long-Purple-Hair-Wigs-LLA30-/160522541132?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item255fe3984c)

My friend ordered from them before, and they are a good store.

If you were wanting a lighter one, this ones looks pretty good, but the seller is kind of iffy looking...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Cosplay-Hair-Wigs-Wig-Light-Purple-Long-Curly-Cap-/350427709844?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item51971e8194 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Cosplay-Hair-Wigs-Wig-Light-Purple-Long-Curly-Cap-/350427709844?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item51971e8194)

Aaaaannnnnnnddddd this is good seller too. there were 3 wigs that looked similar...
1 (http://cgi.ebay.com/PP106-Purple-Mixed-Long-Curly-Cosplay-Party-Wig-Wigs-/310241316430?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item483bd2ce4e)
2 (http://cgi.ebay.com/PP108-Purple-Mixed-Long-Curly-Cosplay-Party-Wig-Wigs-/130420843957?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item1e5db025b5)
3 (http://cgi.ebay.com/PP109-Baby-Purple-Long-Curly-Cosplay-Party-Wig-Wigs-/130420843963?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item1e5db025bb)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Soramunesanzun on January 10, 2011, 09:10:10 pm
HELP! (https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimages2.wikia.nocookie.net%2Ftardis%2Fimages%2Fd%2Fde%2FPadbuw26.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on January 10, 2011, 09:13:16 pm
Do you need a wig that looks like that? Black bob wigs with bangs are pretty easy to find.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ainekatt on January 10, 2011, 09:34:19 pm
WHERE CAN I BUY THIS BEARD?

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi.dailymail.co.uk%2Fi%2Fpix%2F2009%2F11%2F12%2Farticle-1227351-07318AF5000005DC-347_468x286.jpg)

Preferably soon and not incredibly expensive?

Seriously, I am this beard and a pair of pants away from having this costume done for Gallifrey and I want to know if it's doable.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on January 10, 2011, 10:05:24 pm
Just get a black beard and paint in the white parts.
Not sure where you could get it, though. I don't usually look for that kinda stuff...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: kiliarara on January 10, 2011, 10:27:56 pm
This is my first time using a wig for cosplay (I normally only cosplay blondes so I just cut my own hair), and i'm super nervous about so I thought I would go to the experts >_<
Is it better to cut and style my own wig than buying it pre-styled?
Also I have really long hair, will it fit okay under a bald cap or am I gonna run into problems?
here's the wig i'm thinking about buying from cosplayfu.com:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi23.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb355%2Ftee25horse%2FMiku-Wig-Secret-Black-Vow-from-Vocaloid.jpg)

what do you think??

~kili~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ainekatt on January 10, 2011, 10:48:46 pm
Yeah, that's what I'm gonna wind up doing...


AS FOR YOU, SORA, I HAVE FOUND THE FOLLOWING IN VARYING PRICE RANGES AND QUALITY RANGES:

http://www.maxwigs.com/china-doll-by-lacey-costume-wigs-p1435.html
This one looks expensive, but amazing. If you're for serious, I beg you, as a wig person, get this one. The others all have dicey looking bangs. Look around the website at the other "china doll" varieties and you'll see what I mean.
http://www.voguewigs.com/bob-special-bargain-lacey-costume-wig.html
This one actually doesn't look too bad and seems to be popular all over the place.
Pretty sure this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/CHINA-DOLL-HALLOWEEN-COSTUME-WIG-BLACK-LY-/170379932344?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27ab6f72b8 is a Lacey brand again... but possibly the expensive one, but cheaper?

Also, you're gonna need a low bumpit, which I suggest making out of foam sprayed black and then pinned in and hairsprayed over. I'll help you with that a bit. I also recommend getting an extra weft of black hair to go over the bumpit, but you don't have to, and if you get a nice wig, you definitely won't have to.

I also did some searching for fabrics....

This: http://www.fabric.com/apparel-fashion-fabric-stretch-fabric-lycra-fabric-stretch-duchess-satin-lilac.aspx,
although shiny, stretchy, and purple, is a bit too light, and not glittery enough for my tastes. Low lustre my butt. It'd be an okay extremely last resort. Okay, so not really. But this is all I could find that was shiny, purple, and lyrca. Moving on to the not lyrca...
This stuff, http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=e89cdf00-6513-4f05-b6c0-d95627b1682a,
on the other hand, seems promising. For one, it's called "Make Believe Glitter Stardust Purple". The let down, of course, is that it's technically quilting cotton. Not the best for flexy catsuits... It is, however, more the right colour. And glittery. Which is good.
Next up, this:
http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=1a4666fd-06d2-45dd-b343-d7b363606c74
Not gonna lie, this **** looks beyond. Until the part where it's 100% vinyl and you'd die. Um. But it looks like laminated glitter! Not what we were looking for either...
So this is a lot harder than I expected it to be...
Um, er, there's this: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?CATID=cat2575&PRODID=prd61277,
but it's dotted with metallic dots, not glittercoated like we want... and this: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?CATID=cat2575&PRODID=prd33350,
but it's not stretchy at all and it's only Very Shiny, not glittery, and this, too: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?pageName=search&flag=true&PRODID=xprd757789,
which... no, wait, that might actually work.

In short, I am officially declaring war on fabric salespeople, and their inherent lack of glittery, stretchy, dark purple fabrics.

Sorry for the somewhat offtopic fabric rant, but... just being too helpful, I guess.





Sora, we discussed this, and the conclusion was that we need to locate some violet lycra and some adhesive spray, and a mountain of glitter.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ainekatt on January 10, 2011, 10:50:29 pm
OH, and as for kiliarara, my vote is always for styling your own wig IF YOU ARE CONFIDANT THAT YOU CAN. My biggest pet peeve is badwig, so if this is your first time trying it, don't start with something like that.

Buy the wig. Get it right, not homemade. If you want the costume to look good, the wig has to look good, and if you don't have the skill to make it yet, which, if this is your first, you really, really don't, then don't do it.

And yeah, that one looks good.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on January 10, 2011, 10:59:06 pm
I think with that complex styling, you should buy the pre-styled wig and then you can touch it up.
And if you have a good wig cap, you shouldn't need to worry about having long hair.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: kiliarara on January 11, 2011, 12:45:16 am
Thanks for the advice ^_^ I'll buy it so my cosplay turns out well, i'd hate for it to turn out bad due to wig problems.
thanks again,

~Kili~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on January 13, 2011, 10:40:33 pm
yeah, i ran into that problem with wig caps. just youtube different ways to put on a wig cap. also, cosplayfu is one of my favorite wig places. ive bought 2 wigs there and have been quite satisfied.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Soramunesanzun on January 14, 2011, 11:05:30 pm
I'll help you with that a bit.

A bit? Knowing you (and my wig styling lack of skills) You're gonna do most of this :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tobis A Good Boy on January 15, 2011, 08:16:23 am
the darker one looks more accurate colorwise(according to the picture), but the character looks like they have wavy hair like this? http://cgi.ebay.com/Anime-Cosplay-Wig-Long-Purple-Hair-Wigs-LLA30-/160522541132?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item255fe3984c (http://cgi.ebay.com/Anime-Cosplay-Wig-Long-Purple-Hair-Wigs-LLA30-/160522541132?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item255fe3984c)

My friend ordered from them before, and they are a good store.

If you were wanting a lighter one, this ones looks pretty good, but the seller is kind of iffy looking...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Cosplay-Hair-Wigs-Wig-Light-Purple-Long-Curly-Cap-/350427709844?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item51971e8194 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Cosplay-Hair-Wigs-Wig-Light-Purple-Long-Curly-Cap-/350427709844?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item51971e8194)

Aaaaannnnnnnddddd this is good seller too. there were 3 wigs that looked similar...
1 (http://cgi.ebay.com/PP106-Purple-Mixed-Long-Curly-Cosplay-Party-Wig-Wigs-/310241316430?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item483bd2ce4e)
2 (http://cgi.ebay.com/PP108-Purple-Mixed-Long-Curly-Cosplay-Party-Wig-Wigs-/130420843957?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item1e5db025b5)
3 (http://cgi.ebay.com/PP109-Baby-Purple-Long-Curly-Cosplay-Party-Wig-Wigs-/130420843963?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item1e5db025bb)

Thanks for the help, And so far I think I'm tied at another three for the wig I want. I just can't decide...plus It doesn't tell em how long they are.

So one last time please?
1 (http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Fashion-Purple-long-Womens-WIG-gift-/260682531468?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb1e3c28c)
2 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Cosplay-Hair-Hairpiece-Wig-Wigs-Purple-Long-Curly-Cap-/330514642920?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item4cf43537e8)
3 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Cosplay-Hair-Wigs-Wig-Light-Purple-Long-Curly-Cap-/350427709844?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item51971e8194)

character is him Harley (http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/kanto/421/AG161.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on January 15, 2011, 10:21:40 am
I think that the first one looks good. But the reference you have looks kind of shady so I don't know if that's the actual color of his hair, or if its darker than usual due to the shading.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on January 15, 2011, 11:09:30 am
I agree; the first one looks perfect for Harley.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tobis A Good Boy on January 16, 2011, 09:29:22 am
Alrighty then. Thank you guys. I Intend on buying the first one, so when I buy it I'll be sure to post a pic ^-^. Thanks again for the help
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on January 16, 2011, 10:10:05 am
No problem~ I hope it turns out well!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Fachion-pari on January 17, 2011, 03:41:01 pm
So, I'm thinking of doing a Kuragehime cosplay, and I just found a wig that's fairly priced for a what I think is similar to a style Tsukimi wears at some point in the anime.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Anime-Cosplay-Wig-Long-Wavy-Black-Hair-Wigs-J01-/260723096345?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3cb44ebb19
Does it look similar or am I too into this good price, haha?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on January 17, 2011, 08:39:32 pm
Holy crap Merina are you kidding me, I think I have that wig.

...And I'm planning on using it for Tsukimi.
If it is the wig I have, I think it's a bit too thin. Here's (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs064.snc6/167416_1728067848863_1453449591_1767173_3087754_n.jpg) a pic, all the hair in the wig is in front. However it's BEAUTIFUL and I love it, so at that price I'd suggest you get it anyways.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Fachion-pari on January 17, 2011, 09:40:47 pm
Katie, I think we need to confess that we're twins somehow, ok?
And you look pretty in that wig! Hm, well, I agree that it is a bit thin, but I might buy it just incase I can style it for Tsukimi...
(Actually I need a braid wig or extentions to braid my own hair since I want to be grungy Tsukimi the most. Except her first dress is one I really want to cosplay, haha)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on January 17, 2011, 09:54:37 pm
Yeah I'm not sure what I'm using it for, I'm going to be doing both grungy and jellyfish dress Tsukimi, and I'm pretty sure it'll work for grungy. The only thing is that it's pretty small, it doesn't fit my head very well >:
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Fachion-pari on January 17, 2011, 09:57:09 pm
What. I hate that. My Anri wig is super tight so I feel light headed in it, haha. (I'm probably getting a new one...)
But the pink jellyfish dress? God, that's such a pretty one and her hair is really curly in that outfit, right?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on January 18, 2011, 06:22:54 am
Help with a Boris wig~!

Ref:
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs38/f/2008/315/3/8/Boris_Airay_Background_by_nekokekewolf.jpg
http://www.renders-graphiques.fr/image/upload/normal/Boris_Airay_Wonderful_Wonder_World.png
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2009/362/e/5/Boris_Airay_by_ViolentDeeDee.jpg


And these are the wigs(unless you know of a better one, preferably from Taobao stores)

http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail.htm?item_num_id=9036642669

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=4349281427

Let me know! Please and thank you~! :)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Dubaby on January 18, 2011, 04:41:37 pm
I've never had to deal with a wig that was in an updo before, so I'm just kind of stuck on how to approach Jacqueline's hair from Arakawa.

I'm not sure if a bun/base wig set-up would work quite right, but I'm afraid trying to pull a wig up will make everything too tight and fit odd. So any tips an techniques to pull this off or anything would be REALLY appreciated. I have hardly any experience with actually styling wigs. =/

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi293.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fmm76%2Fdubaby08%2Fjacqueline.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tobis A Good Boy on January 19, 2011, 04:33:29 pm
Oh no! I'm back again! lol. So This time I need to find a Yumi ishyama wig from code lyoko. and I'm wondering if this one would work and I could just cut and style it? And If I'd be able to put it up like the lyoko version?

http://www.ecrater.com/p/7669942/long-flowing-black-hair-costume?keywords=black+wig

or maybe this? Tho I don't think I can put it in the little bun thing she has.

http://cgi.ebay.com/100-HUMAN-HAIR-WIG-MONOFILAMENT-SKIN-TOP-10-JET-BLACK-/200566955602?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2eb2b8de52
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on January 19, 2011, 04:59:26 pm
id go with the first one. the second one doesnt look like it would work.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on January 19, 2011, 05:38:25 pm
I've never had to deal with a wig that was in an updo before, so I'm just kind of stuck on how to approach Jacqueline's hair from Arakawa.

I'm not sure if a bun/base wig set-up would work quite right, but I'm afraid trying to pull a wig up will make everything too tight and fit odd. So any tips an techniques to pull this off or anything would be REALLY appreciated. I have hardly any experience with actually styling wigs. =/

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi293.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fmm76%2Fdubaby08%2Fjacqueline.jpg)
I know someone got the Leia wig from Arda and styled Beatrice from Umineko from it, you should try that. Arda's wigs are HUGE and are good for styling.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Dubaby on January 19, 2011, 11:29:52 pm

I've never had to deal with a wig that was in an updo before, so I'm just kind of stuck on how to approach Jacqueline's hair from Arakawa.

I'm not sure if a bun/base wig set-up would work quite right, but I'm afraid trying to pull a wig up will make everything too tight and fit odd. So any tips an techniques to pull this off or anything would be REALLY appreciated. I have hardly any experience with actually styling wigs. =/

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi293.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fmm76%2Fdubaby08%2Fjacqueline.jpg)
I know someone got the Leia wig from Arda and styled Beatrice from Umineko from it, you should try that. Arda's wigs are HUGE and are good for styling.
I honestly hadn't even considered just working off of a long thick wig... this also made me realize while I was at work that I have a fairly thick long blonde wig that would probably work for Jacqueline.

The wig was originally meant for my Marie cosplay from Soul Eater so it's pretty wavy, so I'll probably use the hot water straightening method for the first time to get it nice and sleek and experiment with pulling it into a clean bun. I tossed the wig out of the bag for the first time in a year and threw it on really quick to test out if it would work. Ignore the fact that the bun is terrible (literally just threw it up in a minute or so) but I think if I play around with it I can get it to work.

Thanks Katie for the idea! You likely just saved me a good deal of frustration and money on a new wig. =]

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi293.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fmm76%2Fdubaby08%2FSnapshot_20110119_10.jpg)(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi293.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fmm76%2Fdubaby08%2FSnapshot_20110119_9.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tobis A Good Boy on January 22, 2011, 02:37:55 pm
id go with the first one. the second one doesn't look like it would work.

Alrighty. Thank you.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on January 22, 2011, 02:45:21 pm
id go with the first one. the second one doesn't look like it would work.

Alrighty. Thank you.

I think the second one would work just fine, assuming that it's like how it is in the picture.  However, I have heard good things about ecrater, so maybe you should go with the first one.  Plus, it might be easier for restyling.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tobis A Good Boy on January 22, 2011, 02:51:29 pm
Ecrater is a good site. I've already bought from them twice. and With the first one I'd be able to cut it then be able to make a clip on ponytail, so I could switch from Yumi's normal version to her Lyoko version easily. with the short one I think it might end up weird.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on January 22, 2011, 03:35:57 pm
ive bought from ecrater as well. pretty good site. and thats a good idea.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tobis A Good Boy on January 22, 2011, 07:28:30 pm
Its always best to check the stores feedback first tho. If there's a lot of negativity I wont buy from them..
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Romo on January 26, 2011, 03:54:44 pm
Okay, I don't have a picture of it yet but I just bought a wig for my Kairi (KH2) cosplay and the wig is much longer than I thought it would be. I knew it would need some cutting but not quite this much, it goes to about midback for me when I need it around shoulder-length. I'm not a skilled stylist so the idea of messing with it when it'd make this much of a difference kind of intimidates me. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on January 26, 2011, 04:44:43 pm
Take it a little bit at a time. Like maybe a half inch at a time. Cut with your scissors up and down, never horizontal. Horizontal will give it an unaturally straight edge. If you get a haircut for yourself before the wig needs to be cut, watch your stylist! It helps a whole heck of alot.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on January 26, 2011, 05:04:45 pm
ill keep that in mind when i cut my yuuki wig. the back seems too long... oh! and i have a question styling wise. im thinking about doing may from pokemon but i dont wanna buy a wig for it and my hair is the right color.. but its naturally curly and long. i dont wanna cut my hair. so is there some sort of hairdo i can do so i can hide underneath her bandana?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Romo on January 26, 2011, 05:33:07 pm
Cut with your scissors up and down, never horizontal.

How do you mean? I'm trying to picture that in my head but it's just not clicking.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on January 26, 2011, 09:19:34 pm
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.beautyschoolsdirectory.com%2Fblog%2Fimages%2Fvideo1%2Fvertical-parting-90-degree.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on January 30, 2011, 12:35:04 pm
Help. I goofed.
I deleted my doctument with my cosplay wigs, so yeahhh .-.

Aelita: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.absoluteanime.com/code_lyoko/aelita.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.absoluteanime.com/gallery.html%3Fpage%3D4%26gallery%3Dcode_lyoko%252F&usg=__sWOTxO_-Su9vYEMj3Uno8bTNpEs=&h=300&w=400&sz=16&hl=en&start=4&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=2AtJ4ybwhHIyaM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3DAelita%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26tbs%3Disch:1&ei=U8tFTbXbIIiasAO1k9mSCg

http://cgi.ebay.com/PW399-Dark-Pink-Spike-Short-Gothic-Cosplay-Party-Wig-/170595601178?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item27b84a4b1a

http://cgi.ebay.com/Anime-Cosplay-Wig-Short-Pink-Hair-Wigs-CW66-/260727309541?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3cb48f04e5

http://cgi.ebay.com/Anime-Cosplay-Wig-Short-Purplish-Pink-Hair-Wigs-CY71-/250757149818?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3a624a747a

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on January 30, 2011, 01:31:42 pm
A little random, but if anybody uses the acrylic ink method to dye wigs I found an art store in Portland that sells FW Ink! It's Muse Art and Design in the Hawthorne District and they have pretty much every color. It's a little more expensive then you can get online (1-2 dollars more per bottle) but you'd probably spend that much on shipping to get it to you.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Vysh on January 31, 2011, 08:40:51 pm
has anyone bought from wigfashion ebay shop before? I wanted to buy this wig but I was hoping for some opinions on their quality.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Anime-Cosplay-Wig-Short-White-Hair-Wigs-U36_W0QQitemZ250764176638QQihZ015QQcategoryZ60188QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

or one of these maybe?
http://www.epiccosplay.com/14-silver-layered-cosplay-wig.html
http://shop.cosplay.com/ccs22-white-shaggy-wave-wig.html
I need a white wig that is of good quality, so if you guys have any suggestions i'd love them
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on February 01, 2011, 07:41:12 am
I have two wigs from WigFashion, they're both different wig brands but they're amazing. One is really thin and has a small cap, but the fibers of the wig are astounding and feel AND look like real hair, plus it never tangles. The other wig isn't as soft, but the head is huge and actually fits me (I have a huge head and super thick hair) and the fibers aren't awful.

However, EpicCosplay has nicer wigs, I think. They're anti-tangle, and it's amazing to run your fingers through them.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on February 01, 2011, 11:22:30 am
I'm working on a Death the Kid wig. Wondering what would be the best way/product to put the white strips on it?

I was thinking just paint, but what kind?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on February 01, 2011, 12:30:30 pm
I'm working on a Death the Kid wig. Wondering what would be the best way/product to put the white strips on it?

I was thinking just paint, but what kind?
http://kotodama.deviantart.com/art/Cosplay-Tutorial-Wig-Painting-150977642
I would say acrylic paint would work fine
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on February 01, 2011, 03:38:33 pm
Thanks Nikki.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Vysh on February 06, 2011, 05:37:12 pm
Thanks fleur
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on February 12, 2011, 06:00:52 pm
So, I've got a selection of wig options that I'm looking at for Lina Inverse.  Here they are!  (All from eBay)


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120683876145&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120683876129&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Copper-Red-Extra-Long-Straight-Cosplay-Wig-HD135-/170494595018?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item27b2450fca

http://cgi.ebay.com/35-Long-Copper-Red-Spiral-Wavy-Cosplay-Hair-Wig-135-/170592552941?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item27b81bc7ed

http://cgi.ebay.com/40-Long-Copper-Red-Straight-Cosplay-Hair-Wig-135-/170592547144?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item27b81bb148

http://cgi.ebay.com/PH083-Long-Copper-Brown-Straight-Cosplay-Party-Wig-Wigs-/170602293770?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item27b8b06a0a

Opinions?  (If it helps any, I'm about 5' 7").
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Romo on February 12, 2011, 08:25:08 pm
The last one looks the most accurate as far as color goes, but it'll need a good amount of styling.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on February 12, 2011, 10:56:28 pm
I defiantly like the last one the best. And it looks thick enough for me to style. Should be fine ^^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on February 12, 2011, 11:04:49 pm
that reminds me! neko, i have another wig for yous. its only a quick trim. i would do it myself, but i wanna see how you do it so i can trim other wigs myself. ill bake you 2 batches of brownies. and i like the last wig as well.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on February 13, 2011, 10:45:48 am
Quote
Help. I goofed.
I deleted my doctument with my cosplay wigs, so yeahhh .-.

Aelita: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.absoluteanime.com/code_lyoko/aelita.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.absoluteanime.com/gallery.html%3Fpage%3D4%26gallery%3Dcode_lyoko%252F&usg=__sWOTxO_-Su9vYEMj3Uno8bTNpEs=&h=300&w=400&sz=16&hl=en&start=4&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=2AtJ4ybwhHIyaM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3DAelita%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26tbs%3Disch:1&ei=U8tFTbXbIIiasAO1k9mSCg

http://cgi.ebay.com/PW399-Dark-Pink-Spike-Short-Gothic-Cosplay-Party-Wig-/170595601178?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item27b84a4b1a

http://cgi.ebay.com/Anime-Cosplay-Wig-Short-Pink-Hair-Wigs-CW66-/260727309541?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3cb48f04e5

http://cgi.ebay.com/Anime-Cosplay-Wig-Short-Purplish-Pink-Hair-Wigs-CY71-/250757149818?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3a624a747a

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on February 13, 2011, 11:05:35 am
I can't really tell what you are asking, because there isn't really a question. But, none of those really match the character. The character's hair looks short and poofy, but those are all mostly longer and flat. If you were going for color, the first one looks like it would be the best color. Again. I have no idea what you are asking because there is no question in that post...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on February 13, 2011, 05:58:50 pm
My sister typed it up for me, I guess she forgot to say the details.
but I need help finding a wig that would be good for the character.
It would be restyled.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on February 14, 2011, 11:42:33 am
that reminds me! neko, i have another wig for yous. its only a quick trim. i would do it myself, but i wanna see how you do it so i can trim other wigs myself. ill bake you 2 batches of brownies. and i like the last wig as well.
Holkay XD
Maybe next Monday you can come by? I have no school.

And question. I have an amazing red wig that I use for Matt and Gaara and some other character, and I absolutly love it to death! But it's too small for my head, so it doesn't stay on as well as I'd like...Should I get a new wig that actually fits? Or is there a way to keep it on better?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on February 14, 2011, 12:04:06 pm
Thank you Romo, neko, and steely!

Can I have a brownie, too?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on February 14, 2011, 12:29:13 pm
that reminds me! neko, i have another wig for yous. its only a quick trim. i would do it myself, but i wanna see how you do it so i can trim other wigs myself. ill bake you 2 batches of brownies. and i like the last wig as well.
Holkay XD
Maybe next Monday you can come by? I have no school.

And question. I have an amazing red wig that I use for Matt and Gaara and some other character, and I absolutly love it to death! But it's too small for my head, so it doesn't stay on as well as I'd like...Should I get a new wig that actually fits? Or is there a way to keep it on better?
-happy dance time!- um, ill be at the beach on monday. but i can see if i can come over late afternoon. cuz we'll be heading back on monday. and yes washougal, i can share my nummy brownies. ill just make lots.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on February 14, 2011, 12:43:41 pm
YAY FOR BROWNIES!!!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on February 14, 2011, 03:00:07 pm
youll have to find a way to get them though. and thank yous neko! ^^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on February 14, 2011, 06:35:57 pm
And question. I have an amazing red wig that I use for Matt and Gaara and some other character, and I absolutly love it to death! But it's too small for my head, so it doesn't stay on as well as I'd like...Should I get a new wig that actually fits? Or is there a way to keep it on better?
Well, if your hair is short and light colored (I can't remember, I haven't seen you in a while) then as long as it doesn't give you a head ache it might be ok. But get a differen't one if you get headaches from it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on February 14, 2011, 09:04:30 pm
My hair's short and dark brown, almost black...
It doesn't give me headaches, it just likes to start to fall off...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on February 15, 2011, 12:01:53 pm
I just purchased the last one, and should be getting it some time before the end of the month.  YAY!!!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: OokamiYami on February 17, 2011, 12:14:39 pm
Does anyone know how to dye a wig? I have a wig that is a platinum blonde color and would like  to dye it a lighter pink.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on February 17, 2011, 01:15:31 pm
I pretty sure that if the wig is made out of hair, regular dye should work.  If it's a synthetic wig, I've heard Sharpies and COPIC markers work well; it's just a matter of what colors you're working with.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on February 17, 2011, 05:05:06 pm
Okay...so I need a Midnight blue wig that is almost black.
Kinda like this... http://www.anabesybuy.com/wv/images/Wigs/WV_CV/Cosplaywig_WM_CV48_1.jpg

But, I need it to be in a Whisp style with pig tails. (attachments are fine)
I can't find one anywhere so any suggestions?
Or should I get a white one and have someone dye it dark for me or what?


OR, should I get one like this - http://www.starkewig.com/wg/images/Wigs/WG_FP/Cosplaywig_WG_FP48_1.jpg
and have it styled up into pig tails?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on February 17, 2011, 07:46:04 pm
Do you have a character reference? It would help a ton.
Dying a white wig dark can be kind of iffy because it doesn't always come out evenly colored, and white may show through.

Also, would this (http://cgi.ebay.com/BLUE-BLACK-PONYTAIL-COSPLAY-COSTUME-PARTY-HAIR-WIG-RARE-/270702994225?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3f0727e331) work? they are a good seller, I have one of their Miku wigs, and I like it alot.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Kizxm on February 18, 2011, 05:06:00 pm
So i m not really sure where is a good place to purchase wigs irl + online . Money is not an object for this I just want the wig not to tangle in the slightest, just want it to be very realistic
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2F24.media.tumblr.com%2Ftumblr_la3ixi5E621qcypcmo1_500.jpg)
the picture~

can anybody help?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on February 18, 2011, 07:38:55 pm
Epic Cosplay! (http://www.epiccosplay.com/)

Their wigs are amazing, they don't tangle at all. I really want one.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on February 18, 2011, 09:37:46 pm
soo , im getting a new roy wig since its about time i did .
so im stuck on which looks better ..

http://cgi.ebay.com/Fullmetal-Alchemist-Roy-Mustang-Military-cosplay-Wig-/330475440778?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf1df0a8a (http://cgi.ebay.com/Fullmetal-Alchemist-Roy-Mustang-Military-cosplay-Wig-/330475440778?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf1df0a8a)

or the one i have now - but i need a new one ;;

http://cosplaymagiccom.x-shops.com/images/D/PJ1011-1-01.jpg (http://cosplaymagiccom.x-shops.com/images/D/PJ1011-1-01.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on February 19, 2011, 10:38:08 am
I like the first one. It looks softer.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on February 19, 2011, 10:55:55 am
I like the first one. It looks softer.

i second that motion.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on February 19, 2011, 11:19:34 am
It actually comes out cheaper to order even with the shipping cost.
I just ordered it last night!

Though i'm gonna have another question later .. But i need to get a picture first
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Soramunesanzun on February 19, 2011, 01:40:37 pm
I've never worn a wig with pigtails in before, and I was wondering if people could help me with something for this here costume:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.otakuworks.com%2Fdefaultimgs%2F341.jpg)
The ladyface :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on February 19, 2011, 02:57:41 pm
so - i was thinking on turning my old Roy wig into this :

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi59.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg297%2Fthetearsyoullneversee%2Fanime%2FFMA%2Fhesohotatthatfuneralwithhishaton.jpg)

..any way ?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: StarryShay on February 19, 2011, 04:23:08 pm
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F_FDKO7pdfkJY%2FSuCUfm8iBoI%2FAAAAAAAAAzA%2FNstcWthHlpU%2Fs320%2Fchara3_r4_c2_f21.jpg)

Her hair. Is so. Long.

Help?

I don't need a wig that goes to my ankles obviously, but at least past by butt would be nice.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: meep on February 19, 2011, 06:14:06 pm
Oh dat wig might cost a lot...

Shay I highly recommended constructing your own wig for this one, using two different colored wigs. you could get that part commissioned... (like from me ;D) or do it yourself

Also it flippin long so you wanna get the best tangle free wig possible. Epic cosplay is the best bet if you really want to splurge on it. You could just get a straighter one too if you wanna go cheap and curl it yourself.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on February 19, 2011, 06:19:31 pm
I've never worn a wig with pigtails in before, and I was wondering if people could help me with something for this here costume:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.otakuworks.com%2Fdefaultimgs%2F341.jpg)
The ladyface :D
Get the "Chibi" wig from Arda Wigs (http://kingdom-arts.org/colors.html):

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkingdom-arts.org%2Farda-wigs%2Fchibi%2520033%2520rose%2520pink.jpg)
They have it in blonde, too.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on February 21, 2011, 12:19:27 am
I actually just discovered this site, it's pretty amazing, and they have wig dye... not sure if it's for synthetic or not, but I assume so, and you can even get trial dye vials for $1!
http://www.katiebair.com/wigsupplies_dye.html
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on February 21, 2011, 08:34:29 am
It is for synthetic. I have used it before and it works great. I used the twilight purple to get the gradient effect on the ends of this wig http://images.cosplay.com/photos/25/2500303.jpg
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: tas110 on February 21, 2011, 10:54:51 am
just wanted to let anyone and everyone know that if you have a wig that needs dreadlocks to PM me  :P
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on February 21, 2011, 01:11:10 pm
It is for synthetic. I have used it before and it works great. I used the twilight purple to get the gradient effect on the ends of this wig http://images.cosplay.com/photos/25/2500303.jpg
I'm getting a "Forbidden" error with the link, but sweeeeet. I'm thinking about getting some for some blond hair falls I got because they're a little too light for the wig I already have. :3 I'll prolly do a test vial first though.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on February 21, 2011, 02:17:45 pm
Sorry, try this one? http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2500303/

But the point is I think it works pretty well.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on March 05, 2011, 10:39:56 pm
Hey guys i got a pretty little wig i am using for a cosplay and :3 I love it o.o put the pig tails are very messy and tangle o.O and i m afraid to bush em out what should I do and it need recurled
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on March 05, 2011, 10:41:46 pm
hey, im looking for a good, cheap yet good quality kaoru (ouran) wig... his normal hair color. anyone got any recomendations?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on March 06, 2011, 09:01:07 am
Hey guys i got a pretty little wig i am using for a cosplay and :3 I love it o.o put the pig tails are very messy and tangle o.O and i m afraid to bush em out what should I do and it need recurled
I suggest either wig detangler or washing and conditioning, then brush/comb carefully, then while it's still wet put curlers in it (not heated if it's not a heat sensitive wig). That's what I did to a wig that I bought a little while ago that really needed some love. XD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blender on March 06, 2011, 09:52:13 am
So, I have a really long wig for Suiseiseki that I got a while ago but in the process of weraing it to last years con it got terribly tangled and my friends and I can't get it untangled. T.T
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: veraca on March 06, 2011, 11:08:13 am
So, I have a really long wig for Suiseiseki that I got a while ago but in the process of weraing it to last years con it got terribly tangled and my friends and I can't get it untangled. T.T
Exact same thing happened to a friend's Duo wig when she wore it for someone else. We washed it like 3 times and used a LOT of wig detangler, seperating it into 3 parts- so it's on a wig head really sturdy and it's on a camera stand. We just sat there for like 4 hours combing it and putting in detangler from the bottom up. Worked really well ^^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blender on March 06, 2011, 12:00:47 pm
So, I have a really long wig for Suiseiseki that I got a while ago but in the process of weraing it to last years con it got terribly tangled and my friends and I can't get it untangled. T.T
Exact same thing happened to a friend's Duo wig when she wore it for someone else. We washed it like 3 times and used a LOT of wig detangler, seperating it into 3 parts- so it's on a wig head really sturdy and it's on a camera stand. We just sat there for like 4 hours combing it and putting in detangler from the bottom up. Worked really well ^^
That'd be a bit hard for me because my wig is curly. I mean, I've brushed the curls out and they just bounce right back but I'm scared of washing it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: veraca on March 06, 2011, 12:06:08 pm
That shouldn't effect it so long as you seperate it as you brush it in different sections.. Just means you have to go slow still.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on March 06, 2011, 02:33:08 pm
has done o.o but ^^ think any of you who live around hillsboro can do it for my styale and cut it o.o i sick at it >> and i want them cut at the ends the other one is fine but one was really bad.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tobis A Good Boy on March 12, 2011, 11:18:25 am
hey, im looking for a good, cheap yet good quality kaoru (ouran) wig... his normal hair color. anyone got any recomendations?

try this one Steely!
http://cgi.ebay.com/KUCOS-OURAN-HIGH-SCHOOL-HIITACHIN-HIKARU-KAORU-WIG-1-/320598312652?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item4aa52606cc
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: steelychan on March 12, 2011, 09:25:03 pm
hey, im looking for a good, cheap yet good quality kaoru (ouran) wig... his normal hair color. anyone got any recomendations?

try this one Steely!
http://cgi.ebay.com/KUCOS-OURAN-HIGH-SCHOOL-HIITACHIN-HIKARU-KAORU-WIG-1-/320598312652?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item4aa52606cc
thank yous! ill email me twin and show her this!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Fachion-pari on March 13, 2011, 04:08:51 pm
Hey, guys, I'm trying to find an affordable wig for this character from Puella Magi. Any help is very much appreciated. : )
http://images.puella-magi.net/d/d7/Homura_Akemi_Anime_Design.jpg
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on March 13, 2011, 05:51:58 pm
Have you tried ebay? That seems like a pretty simple wig, and very easy to style. Here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sweet-Doll-Style-Synthetic-Long-Straight-Wig-HHP-13446-/120630259911?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item1c161fb0c7#ht_5737wt_827

http://cgi.ebay.com/Long-Straight-Off-Black-1B-Wigs-Bangs-Cosplay-A23-/320668017502?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item4aa94da35e#ht_1324wt_1061

http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-New-Cosplay-Fancy-Dress-Party-Pure-Black-Wigs-S6-/120670531348?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item1c18862f14#ht_2234wt_827

Longer, but it's bidded and shipping is kinda spendy: http://cgi.ebay.com/new-fashion-long-pink-straight-hair-wig-gift-/170614492477?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item27b96a8d3d#ht_574wt_827

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on March 13, 2011, 11:31:57 pm
Nevermind! Found one! XP
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Shi_no_Akuma on March 13, 2011, 11:52:42 pm
I've been looking all over ebay but I have yet to find it...
I need this wig in Red. It doesn't have to be exact but I need the long front bangs, regular bangs, and long pony.


http://www.starkewig.com/wf/images/Wigs/PE/Cosplaywig_PE011P_1.jpg

Found two: Dark Red (http://cgi.ebay.com/TENGEN-TOPPA-YOKO-Long-Dark-Red-Cosplay-Wig-Ponytail-/130496571367?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e6233a7e7#ht_3956wt_1139) and Red (http://cgi.ebay.com/Cosplay-Dark-Red-Short-Cosplay-Wig-Ponytail-/130496571865?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e6233a9d9#ht_3908wt_1139). They're from the same seller, but all the other wigs that popped up only had chin-length bangs. D:
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on March 16, 2011, 12:44:33 am
Searching for wigs for Ted from Vocaloid...
I would love some help finding some!
Or if anything an opinion: should I get a full wig and put it in the ponytail, or get a clip-on/extention?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on March 16, 2011, 12:17:16 pm
Searching for wigs for Ted from Vocaloid...
I would love some help finding some!
Or if anything an opinion: should I get a full wig and put it in the ponytail, or get a clip-on/extention?
here's one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/VOCALOID-UTAU-Ted-COSPLAY-WIG-NEW-/220752261011?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3365dc2f93#ht_2087wt_824
Otherwise.... perhaps get a long wig, put it into a pony tail or trim everything but the tail short? Then make the pony tail curly somehow.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on March 17, 2011, 10:14:11 pm
Would this make a good wig for Dawn? I'd have to fix it a little but I'm more wondering if it would look bad as straight as it is and if this is a good color?


(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Farchives.bulbagarden.net%2Fmedia%2Fupload%2F4%2F47%2FHikariDP.png)

http://cgi.ebay.com/1125-New-Long-Blue-Black-Cosplay-Party-Straight-Wig-/180628877335?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2a0e51f017
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on March 17, 2011, 10:33:21 pm
jean, I like it, thanks ^^
Though I'll keep looking. I just wanted to get some ideas~

Kameko, YES! I looks like a wonderful wig and it's defiantly the right color ^^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on March 17, 2011, 10:34:54 pm
jean, I like it, thanks ^^
Though I'll keep looking. I just wanted to get some ideas~

Kameko, YES! I looks like a wonderful wig and it's defiantly the right color ^^

I'm glad you think so! I've looked everywhere and I don't want to spend more than $30 and so this is what I found!  :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on March 17, 2011, 10:54:49 pm
Did some searching on Cosplay.com~

http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/16123/cat/all
http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/15318/cat/all
http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/24553/cat/all
http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/40104/cat/all
http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/40605/cat/all
http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/40776/cat/all

Hope that helps some!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: OokamiYami on March 17, 2011, 11:05:08 pm
So I got my wig for Claude Faustus, but it seemed as though it was not styled correctly. I need some advices. I noticed that his back area seemed slick back, but the front seemed as though it were flared or something. Here is a photo.

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffc05.deviantart.net%2Ffs71%2Ff%2F2010%2F137%2F8%2F4%2FID_by_ClaudeFaustus.jpg)

Are there any products that can make it look somewhat slick and flare at the same time? o.o
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on March 19, 2011, 09:03:15 pm
I am sure I can find something to help but I thought I'd ask. I need help making a pony tail look thicker. I'm sure when I get my wig it will look pretty thin and I want it to look like this http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/thumb/9/9e/N.png/200px-N.png
any help?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on March 21, 2011, 05:20:05 pm
You can always try to tease it a bit, or make it wet and braid it, let it dry, maybe steam it, then brush it so it gets frizzier looking.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Soramunesanzun on March 27, 2011, 04:05:26 pm
So I am going to cosplay Sora Naegino from Kaleido star, but the wig... augh. Finding a color match is close to impossible. Help?!
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.absoluteanime.com%2Fkaleido_star%2Fsora.jpg)
The wig often has a more reddish tint to it, but I can't find a good picture.
I had the same problem with my Athena wig last year- I ended up getting one that looks perfect for your costume:
Here. (http://cgi.ebay.com/C195-Purple-Mixed-Auburn-Red-Curl-Wigs-FREE-SHIPPING_W0QQitemZ130293637405QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item1e561b211d) (here's it being worn) (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs234.snc4/39057_1517738030749_1453449591_1319417_2147657_n.jpg)
OR
I just accidentally came across this:
http://amphigory.com/wig_color_39.html
That color looks like it would work.

Quoting a really old post because the link doesn't work anymore and I want that wig so hard. (sakuracon cosplay plans have changed.)
Can you find it again pretty please?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on March 27, 2011, 04:09:16 pm
So I am going to cosplay Sora Naegino from Kaleido star, but the wig... augh. Finding a color match is close to impossible. Help?!
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.absoluteanime.com%2Fkaleido_star%2Fsora.jpg)
The wig often has a more reddish tint to it, but I can't find a good picture.
I had the same problem with my Athena wig last year- I ended up getting one that looks perfect for your costume:
Here. (http://cgi.ebay.com/C195-Purple-Mixed-Auburn-Red-Curl-Wigs-FREE-SHIPPING_W0QQitemZ130293637405QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item1e561b211d) (here's it being worn) (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs234.snc4/39057_1517738030749_1453449591_1319417_2147657_n.jpg)
OR
I just accidentally came across this:
http://amphigory.com/wig_color_39.html
That color looks like it would work.

Quoting a really old post because the link doesn't work anymore and I want that wig so hard. (sakuracon cosplay plans have changed.)
Can you find it again pretty please?
Oh crap I'll see if I can find it. I'm not at my normal computer right now, I'll try later tonight.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Soramunesanzun on March 27, 2011, 06:18:05 pm
So I am going to cosplay Sora Naegino from Kaleido star, but the wig... augh. Finding a color match is close to impossible. Help?!
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.absoluteanime.com%2Fkaleido_star%2Fsora.jpg)
The wig often has a more reddish tint to it, but I can't find a good picture.
I had the same problem with my Athena wig last year- I ended up getting one that looks perfect for your costume:
Here. (http://cgi.ebay.com/C195-Purple-Mixed-Auburn-Red-Curl-Wigs-FREE-SHIPPING_W0QQitemZ130293637405QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item1e561b211d) (here's it being worn) (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs234.snc4/39057_1517738030749_1453449591_1319417_2147657_n.jpg)
OR
I just accidentally came across this:
http://amphigory.com/wig_color_39.html
That color looks like it would work.

Quoting a really old post because the link doesn't work anymore and I want that wig so hard. (sakuracon cosplay plans have changed.)
Can you find it again pretty please?
Oh crap I'll see if I can find it. I'm not at my normal computer right now, I'll try later tonight.
Thank you so much bby. Go ahead and pm it to me when you do :3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on March 28, 2011, 04:12:57 pm
So, my friend is doing Shippuden Kiba from Naruto, to my Hinata.
Which would be a better base wig?

http://cgi.ebay.com/823-New-Short-Light-Brown-Cosplay-Party-Wig-/180627398095?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2a0e3b5dcf

http://cgi.ebay.com/DEATH-NOTE-LIGHT-YAGAMI-KIRA-SHORT-BROWN-COSPLAY-WIG-/120666279110?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item1c18454cc6

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on March 28, 2011, 08:49:57 pm
Well, if you're going to spike it you want to make sure it has enough hair underneath the first layer so it doesn't look weird. I would contact the sellers and ask how thick the fibers were.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: BlackLaceAndPearl on March 28, 2011, 09:37:45 pm
My sister and I ventured to a little wig shop over the weekend. It's called Wigland. I absolutely loved it. The guy there was really helpful, most of the wigs were pretty affordable, and the selection was excellent. Plus, buying local means you don't have to pay for shipping.
So if you're having difficulty with wigs--or even if you're not--I'd recommend checking out Wigland.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on March 28, 2011, 09:52:33 pm
My sister and I ventured to a little wig shop over the weekend. It's called Wigland. I absolutely loved it. The guy there was really helpful, most of the wigs were pretty affordable, and the selection was excellent. Plus, buying local means you don't have to pay for shipping.
So if you're having difficulty with wigs--or even if you're not--I'd recommend checking out Wigland.
I totally got my first wig there! It was only $30 and it's really great!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on April 08, 2011, 09:17:54 pm
I would like help on an Angel Panty wig! Ref pic:

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi99.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl301%2FHeartless_Nobody%2FPanty%2520and%2520Stocking%2520with%2520Garterbelt%2F421570.jpg)

And here are the wigs I've found:
http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail.htm?item_num_id=9036218603
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8805691911

Again, if you find a better one, let me know. :)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blender on April 12, 2011, 08:22:20 am

And here are the wigs I've found:
http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail.htm?item_num_id=9036218603
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8805691911

Again, if you find a better one, let me know. :)
Ah! Why would you pay that much for a wig? My friend can do that for you if you pay a little bit for supplies and if you supply the base wig.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on April 12, 2011, 08:23:50 am

And here are the wigs I've found:
http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail.htm?item_num_id=9036218603
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8805691911

Again, if you find a better one, let me know. :)
Ah! Why would you pay that much for a wig? My friend can do that for you if you pay a little bit for supplies and if you supply the base wig.
The prices are in Yuan. The first wig is only about 16 USD without shipping.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blender on April 12, 2011, 08:27:03 am

And here are the wigs I've found:
http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail.htm?item_num_id=9036218603
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8805691911

Again, if you find a better one, let me know. :)
Ah! Why would you pay that much for a wig? My friend can do that for you if you pay a little bit for supplies and if you supply the base wig.
The prices are in Yuan. The first wig is only about 16 USD without shipping.
Oh-kay. That makes me less worried....
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on April 12, 2011, 10:04:22 am

And here are the wigs I've found:
http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail.htm?item_num_id=9036218603
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8805691911

Again, if you find a better one, let me know. :)
Ah! Why would you pay that much for a wig? My friend can do that for you if you pay a little bit for supplies and if you supply the base wig.
The prices are in Yuan. The first wig is only about 16 USD without shipping.
Oh-kay. That makes me less worried....
Lololol. Yeah, I would never pay more than $60 for a wig unless it was super styled. xD Still need help on the wigs though~! :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blender on April 12, 2011, 03:11:22 pm

And here are the wigs I've found:
http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail.htm?item_num_id=9036218603
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8805691911

Again, if you find a better one, let me know. :)
Ah! Why would you pay that much for a wig? My friend can do that for you if you pay a little bit for supplies and if you supply the base wig.
The prices are in Yuan. The first wig is only about 16 USD without shipping.
Oh-kay. That makes me less worried....
Lololol. Yeah, I would never pay more than $60 for a wig unless it was super styled. xD Still need help on the wigs though~! :D
Well, those Panty wigs on Taobao were pretty good. What version of Panty are you doing? Angel or regular.
If you're doing regular I'd go with the dull wig but for angel I'd go with the shiny wig.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on April 15, 2011, 03:22:05 pm

And here are the wigs I've found:
http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail.htm?item_num_id=9036218603
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8805691911

Again, if you find a better one, let me know. :)
Ah! Why would you pay that much for a wig? My friend can do that for you if you pay a little bit for supplies and if you supply the base wig.
The prices are in Yuan. The first wig is only about 16 USD without shipping.
Oh-kay. That makes me less worried....
Lololol. Yeah, I would never pay more than $60 for a wig unless it was super styled. xD Still need help on the wigs though~! :D
Well, those Panty wigs on Taobao were pretty good. What version of Panty are you doing? Angel or regular.
If you're doing regular I'd go with the dull wig but for angel I'd go with the shiny wig.

I'm doing Angel Panty. So I think I am going to go with the lighter one for now. :)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sugarlat on April 16, 2011, 05:54:09 am
Hey guysss~
I was wondering what is the highest temp for a 100% Japanese Kanekalon High quality wig?
I didn't ask if it was heat resistant or not but I think there's at least one method to straighting a wig?
This wig is for Sakuracon <:
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on April 16, 2011, 04:42:50 pm
Help please~! So I'm putting together a Taiga Aisaka cosplay for my friend who is new to all this but coming to the con with me. Ref pic:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fshoujoheaven.net%2Fimages%2Fphotoalbum%2Falbum_20%2Faisaka_taiga_t2.jpg)
 
Although I don't want to have her wear a super heavy long wig for her very first cosplay so I'm posting some shorter wigs. So I am more so inquiring about the style. I found these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/612-New-Fashion-long-Blonde-Cosplay-Wavy-Wig-/180626437434?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2a0e2cb53a#ht_1608wt_905

http://cgi.ebay.com/Women-lady-long-Cosplay-Party-Hair-wigs-wig-LH303-/250711080499?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3a5f8b7e33#ht_2502wt_1139

http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/39033/cat/1

I personally like the second one the most but let me know your opinion! And if you can find any better wigs that are $25 or less, let me know! I really need help on this! Please and thank you~! :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on April 18, 2011, 09:52:09 am
Bump~! Please help! :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on April 18, 2011, 11:26:43 am
That's an extremely simple hair style, do really you need help picking a wig? It's hard to mess that up.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: chelseahavoc on April 18, 2011, 12:14:42 pm
go with the 1st it looks much better quality then the others
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on April 20, 2011, 10:14:12 am
go with the 1st it looks much better quality then the others

Cool, thanks.

fleur: Sorry? >.<
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on May 01, 2011, 10:36:29 am
I would like help on an Angel Panty wig! Ref pic:

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi99.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl301%2FHeartless_Nobody%2FPanty%2520and%2520Stocking%2520with%2520Garterbelt%2F421570.jpg)

And here are the wigs I've found:
http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail.htm?item_num_id=9036218603
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8805691911

Again, if you find a better one, let me know. :)

I GOT MY PANTY WIG!!!! IT'S SO PERFECTO~! <3 <3 <3

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi707.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fww79%2FVampire-Kameko%2FPantyWig2.jpg)
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi707.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fww79%2FVampire-Kameko%2FPantyWig3.jpg)
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi707.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fww79%2FVampire-Kameko%2FPantyWig1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on May 02, 2011, 02:27:50 pm
http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/39033/cat/1

I say this one.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on May 30, 2011, 06:53:35 pm
OKAY
For those of you awesome wig stylists, what would be the chance that I could manage to turn this wig (http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_b_cher.html) in to this (http://www.empireonline.com/images/image_index/original/49833.jpg)?
I was going to usethis (http://www.amphigory.com/wig_how_to_curl.html) tutorial, but I dunno if I could manage to do this with such a short wig...
Should I just get a wig more like this (http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_ada.html) and cutting it?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on May 31, 2011, 10:32:31 pm
Actually Soundy, I have a wig I'm selling that would be perfect for you. It's a light brown and blond mix and is wavy/flippy. You just need to cut here and there and style it a bit and it'd be perfect. Just saying >>
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: soundninja12 on May 31, 2011, 10:39:47 pm
Really?
How much? :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on June 01, 2011, 11:02:25 am
My mom wants to do Marilyn Monroe for Halloween so I offered to find her a good wig that will last instead of a cheapy $5 store wig.
I decided to come to you guys and see if you have any suggestions of where I can get a good one for her.

I was thinking maybe this but I have never purchased from Amphigory before...
http://amphigory.com/wigs_marilyn_250.html
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: chelseahavoc on June 01, 2011, 11:44:03 am
gryf: i ordered from hem before and my extensions got her pretty quick.

im not sure if it was my computer or their site or something else but my bank account got hacked shortly after i did. if you do buy anything on line pease be super carefull
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~boogiepop~ on June 01, 2011, 11:40:11 pm
Got asked for a commission, how would I even go about this?

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.strategywiki.org%2Fimages%2Fc%2Fcd%2FCVS_Benimaru.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on June 02, 2011, 12:03:13 am
Reminds me of the Vash wig from cosplaymagic -> http://www.cosplaymagic.com/trvastcowig.html

Maybe get a long blonde wig with some same color extensions to sew on 'upsidedown' to keep everything covered when you pull it up.
If you have a way to secure a wig head upside down, you can style it like that?
If his hair is only on top of his head then you would have to sew fibers into a bald cap that they could wear and they would then blend the cap color in with makeup that matches their skintone.

Or, take a Styrofoam base and glue the fibers up the base to give it that tall structure.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on June 02, 2011, 09:31:18 pm
what kind of wig could make this puppy ' ?

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llzk6whadx1qj4xobo1_500.jpg
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on June 02, 2011, 09:47:58 pm
what kind of wig could make this puppy ' ?

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llzk6whadx1qj4xobo1_500.jpg
Look up tutorials for Axel (from KH) wigs, I think you could go by that but tone it down a bit.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on June 08, 2011, 11:53:35 pm
what kind of wig could make this puppy ' ?

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llzk6whadx1qj4xobo1_500.jpg

..any suggested wigs for this?

i was thinking this .. http://shop.cosplay.com/punky.html
since it can style for the spikey hair.. but its a lot of money
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Malaria on June 09, 2011, 02:09:43 am
Amphigory has a few variations on spiky/vertically-wefted wigs. Looks like fiber quality varies quite a bit.
http://amphigory.com/wigs_spiked-cheaper.html
http://amphigory.com/wigs_silky_spikey.html
http://amphigory.com/wigs_punky.html
http://amphigory.com/wigs_punky_xl.html
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on June 09, 2011, 12:25:06 pm
Amphigory has a few variations on spiky/vertically-wefted wigs. Looks like fiber quality varies quite a bit.
http://amphigory.com/wigs_spiked-cheaper.html
http://amphigory.com/wigs_silky_spikey.html
http://amphigory.com/wigs_punky.html
http://amphigory.com/wigs_punky_xl.html
You are my saviorrr
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on June 10, 2011, 07:09:06 pm
I need to deside on my Deidara wig~
Its going to be used for Duskull and Namine too.
I know a couple tricks to hold it in the back and make it shorter for Namine.
Length doesn't matter.

http://cgi.ebay.com/176-New-long-Blonde-cosplay-party-Wavy-Wig-100cm-/170613457862?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item27b95ac3c6

http://cgi.ebay.com/Milk-Blonde-Wavy-Lolita-Princess-Party-Cosplay-Wig-1M-/180670201275?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2a10c87dbb

http://cgi.ebay.com/Long-Straight-Layered-Ash-Blonde-Wigs-Salon-Hair-c3-/180674678935?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2a110cd097

http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/44073/cat/1
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on June 11, 2011, 08:48:44 am
http://cgi.ebay.com/176-New-long-Blonde-cosplay-party-Wavy-Wig-100cm-/170613457862?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item27b95ac3c6



look very nice and the coloring is nice as well
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on June 11, 2011, 10:41:30 am
Truthfully, I think any of them would work. You just need to check how thick they are in the back so you can pull it up into the ponytail for Dei-chan, and not have crappy netting show.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on June 11, 2011, 10:58:00 am
For Deidara, there going to be relaxed pigtails going over my shoulders.
Its Fem for the rave.

but thanks you two~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on June 12, 2011, 02:05:29 pm
gah my friend did a big nono and used a strighterner on non heat resistant wig ... So how we we fix this I did hot water I ve tried everything but the fibers won't go back that or we need a whole new wig what to do
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on June 14, 2011, 08:42:43 pm
now i need help chosing my possible Haruhi wig. (Haruhi Fujioka from Ouran~)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dark-Brown-Short-Hair-Wigs-CX08-/260791883307?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3cb868562b

http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/45117/cat/1

http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/40113/cat/1
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Drauska on June 15, 2011, 07:23:41 am
I just bought my first Wig and have no clue how to care, style, or wear it...Kinda excited about it, I obviously won't look as good as the girl in the pic but O well.   :D

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110689404274&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:1123 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110689404274&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:1123)

Will probably spend half of day two as a female version of Wolfwood and the other half as the proper version of Wolfwood.  All I would have to do is take off the ponytails which clip on and off...so it's like getting two wigs and I think that is pretty cool.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on June 15, 2011, 07:26:06 pm
Teddy, I think the first and third are good ones (the second is way too light). But the third looks most like Haruhi's hair style.

Drauska, just make sure you have a wig head to put it on, and be sure to brush it, especially after you wear it, b/c it will get TANGLED!!! At least the ponytails, the base you wont have to worry about much.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Drauska on June 23, 2011, 12:25:18 pm
Anyone know where I can pick up a cheap Styrofoam Head for my wig.  I don't want to take it out of the packaging until I have one.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on June 23, 2011, 12:53:08 pm
Sally's beauty supplies has them for about $4. Around halloween you can get them at value village for $3.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Fachion-pari on June 23, 2011, 01:49:14 pm
My friend needs help finding a wig for professor Juniper from pokemon black/white. We're expecting needing a base wig and an extension for the ponytail/bun, but we're still in need of some help, haha.
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi234.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee257%2FBurningLeafShadow%2FOVA%2520Battle%2520Tales%2520Series%2FBattle%2520On%2520World%2520Characters%2FUnova%2520Related%2F450-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Drauska on June 23, 2011, 02:31:06 pm
Sally's beauty supplies has them for about $4. Around halloween you can get them at value village for $3.

Thanks Nikkiolie
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tobis A Good Boy on June 23, 2011, 02:56:11 pm
now i need help chosing my possible Haruhi wig. (Haruhi Fujioka from Ouran~)

http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/40113/cat/1

I agree with nekovamp13  first or third one is good. I too lean towards the third tho.

also just cuz I've boughten from them before

http://amphigory.com/wigs_fy_twiggy.html

This wig would also work just get it in chestnut brown or dark brown. I'm only suggestiong because I used this wig for my Haruhi.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: camname21 on June 24, 2011, 12:35:03 am
Sally's beauty supplies has them for about $4. Around halloween you can get them at value village for $3.
^ Where I got mine
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Vexenification on June 26, 2011, 12:48:42 pm
I'm trying to find a good wig for my sister's first cosplay, she's going as Julius from Alice in the Country of Hearts, and I can't seem to find one the right length.
http://pics.livejournal.com/mimshiee/pic/00007et6
Thank you for any help!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blender on June 26, 2011, 03:19:40 pm
Vexen:
I found a few but I'm not sure what colour you're looking for exactly.
http://aikoudo.com/goods_en_usd_2648.html
http://cgi.ebay.com/59-Ex-Long-Sapphire-Blue-Straight-Halloween-Party-Wigs-/140567825339?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item20ba7ecbbb#ht_6010wt_1139
http://cgi.ebay.com/51-Ex-Long-Bang-Dark-Blue-Straight-Cosplay-Wig-/220802604323?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3368dc5d23
http://cgi.ebay.com/51-Ex-Long-Bang-Dark-Purple-Straight-Cosplay-Wig-/320717273106?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item4aac3d3812
http://cgi.ebay.com/40-Straight-Heat-Resistant-Cosplay-Wigs-Dark-Purple-/220803792391?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3368ee7e07

They might not be the colour you're looking for but I hope it helped.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Vexenification on June 26, 2011, 04:44:39 pm
@Blender:
Thank you so much, I think I'm going to look into the last one you suggested. The dark purple looked better than the blue with the costume is what I had decided with my sister. Thank you again!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blender on June 26, 2011, 10:36:00 pm
No problem Vexen!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Halycon Galanodel on June 27, 2011, 04:00:50 am
 I'm looking to  cosplay as Mammon/Viper from Katekyo Hitman Reborn and need to find a good wig  quickly. I'm willing to pay a little more but its my first time cosplaying with a wig so I don't want to have to butcher  a  good wig with my inexperience.   Thanks in advance. ^^

http://reborn.wikia.com/wiki/Viper 
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Fachion-pari on June 27, 2011, 12:57:27 pm
How quickly do you need the wig? Epic cosplay has great wigs and ships fast, whereas Arda has great wigs as well, but their shipping is a bit wonky right now due to their con schedule. Ebay shipping can take weeks, but there are a few shops that are decent. Here's a good wig I found on Arda-
http://kingdom-arts.org/view/items/le%20tigre%20short%20C3%20ultraviolet.jpg
(would need to adjust the bangs)
And here are a few from ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/DARK-PURPLE-Short-straight-cosplay-party-wig-801-4F18M-/250635609375?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3a5b0be51f
http://cgi.ebay.com/Short-DARK-PURPLE-cosplay-WIG-Gintama-Takasugi-Shinsuke-/400209689158?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d2e5b3a46
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Halycon Galanodel on June 27, 2011, 05:20:26 pm
 I'd prefer having a the wig come in   atleast before the middle of August just so that I don't end up stressing over  if it shows up in time or not. Thanks for the links.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blender on June 27, 2011, 09:36:19 pm
@Halycon
If you order a wig within the next two weeks or so you will most likely get it on time. If not then it might have gotten lost in the mail.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Halycon Galanodel on June 29, 2011, 12:06:36 am
 Ty for the help everyone. I placed an order for the third link  Fachion-pari posted.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sui Fong on July 04, 2011, 05:49:09 pm
i don't know if this was answered on one of the previous 60 pages, so i will ask this anyway.
last year my hair was short, so i didn't have any problems with my wig. however i've been growing my hair out and it's now down past my shoulder blades. can someone recommend how to put my hair up into the wig this year? i'd rather not cut it short again (tho i will if i have to). any suggestions would b great! :)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Fachion-pari on July 05, 2011, 12:55:49 am
Have you used a wig cap before? It's the easiest and probably cheapest way to hide your hair and keep it from showing while wearing a wig.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: fleur_fraise on July 05, 2011, 01:06:19 am
I have short (but VERY thick) hair and I usually just shove it under a mesh wig cap.

When it was longer I had a few methods:
-braid my hair into sections, pin in place, and put on wig cap
-put sections of hair into ponytails, pin all flat, put on wig cap
-pull hair into big ponytail at back of head, pin up towards scalp
I have ridiculously thick hair and these all worked for me, and at the time mine was longer than shoulder-length. You just need some pins and a wig cap. I suggest mesh ones, you can usually get them for a few bucks and most wigs even come with them.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blender on July 05, 2011, 08:58:44 am
So, guys. what's the best way to cut bangs on a wig?
See, I got my Luka wig a while ago but I need to cut the bangs and I REALLY don't want to mess it up.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Fachion-pari on July 05, 2011, 04:58:34 pm
Here are some tutorials to help you cut bangs/wigs in general. Both are for bangs. :) Hope that helps.
http://www.amphigory.com/wig_how_to_cut_bangs.html
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=138993
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sui Fong on July 05, 2011, 08:45:01 pm
where would i get a wig cap from? :) (ty for the help everyone!)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Drauska on July 06, 2011, 07:13:10 am
where would i get a wig cap from? :) (ty for the help everyone!)

Wouldn't they have some in a wig shop?  Try Wigland they are near Lloyd Center at       
1011 NE Broadway St
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sui Fong on July 06, 2011, 09:32:33 pm
where would i get a wig cap from? :) (ty for the help everyone!)

Wouldn't they have some in a wig shop?  Try Wigland they are near Lloyd Center at       
1011 NE Broadway St

haha, i live in california, soooooo... and i can't find any wig shops within a 3 hour radius. i'll try sally's beauty supplies, otherwise i'll look online. ty for the help everyone
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: camname21 on July 06, 2011, 10:43:55 pm
WHAT! You live in Cali and cant find a wig shop?  That is pretty odd...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Jacob_Blackfeather on July 07, 2011, 12:05:08 am
How do you keep clip on pig tails straight and pretty?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Shi_no_Akuma on July 07, 2011, 12:22:20 am
^The same way long wigs are kept pretty. c:

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Jacob_Blackfeather on July 07, 2011, 12:24:39 am
I don't know how to braid curls :C
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Shi_no_Akuma on July 07, 2011, 12:28:08 am
Oooh. D: Curly wigs are similar. Just make sure they're properly stored inside their netting/bags, and after you brush them, reform them with your fingers.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Jacob_Blackfeather on July 07, 2011, 12:29:48 am
So brush them and keep them in nets?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Shi_no_Akuma on July 07, 2011, 02:35:29 am
Pretty much~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Jacob_Blackfeather on July 07, 2011, 02:46:14 am
Thank you that helped very much :3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Drauska on July 08, 2011, 09:30:56 am
Discovered Oil Sheen last week and it made my wig very soft and silky.  Plus it made it easy to comb out.  I think I might have to take a pic this weekend of myself in it.   :-*
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on July 13, 2011, 06:25:37 pm
Curled wigs are easy to get notted and tangled. when recurling wash them with hot water and used curled I use to use tissues rolls and pined them in to fix my curls
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Soramunesanzun on July 15, 2011, 06:09:56 pm
Discovered Oil Sheen last week and it made my wig very soft and silky.  Plus it made it easy to comb out.  I think I might have to take a pic this weekend of myself in it.   :-*

Can you link me to this product?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blender on July 16, 2011, 09:02:59 am
Guys, if you're looking for a good quality wig for a low price I recommend this site: http://www.wig-supplier.com/
Their wigs are cheap and really good quality and the shipping is pretty can go from $3 to $10 if you're only buying one wig.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: GothicCandy on July 18, 2011, 06:51:59 pm
So I got this really nice long silver wig for my cosplay as Anju Maaka (see picture <----- for reference), but it needs some styling. I'm am scared to death of ruining the wig and was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of someone who knows what their doing when it comes to wig styling. Preferably someone who doesn't charge too much for their services.

Thanks ♥
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blender on July 18, 2011, 07:16:29 pm
So I got this really nice long silver wig for my cosplay as Anju Maaka (see picture <----- for reference), but it needs some styling. I'm am scared to death of ruining the wig and was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of someone who knows what their doing when it comes to wig styling. Preferably someone who doesn't charge too much for their services.

Thanks ♥
I have a friend that is willing to style it for you. He needs to know where you live and I can get a price quote for you later.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: CLAP_attack on July 23, 2011, 03:11:08 am
Anyone know how to properly cut a wig so it looks good?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nyahaha on July 23, 2011, 08:08:06 am
Thats kind of a general question. There are so many different ways to cut hair for the different hair styles. Could you be more specific?

One general pointer is: Hold your scissors vertical when cutting. Not horizontal. It makes the cuts look more natural.

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LtCommanderRichie on July 23, 2011, 12:49:49 pm
Guys, if you're looking for a good quality wig for a low price I recommend this site: http://www.wig-supplier.com/
Their wigs are cheap and really good quality and the shipping is pretty can go from $3 to $10 if you're only buying one wig.

They're a scam. They are, among other things, image thieves for their products. Don't trust anyone who doesn't have their own stock photos.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Washougal_Otaku on July 23, 2011, 01:58:42 pm
I'm planning on going to Wig Land to see if they have a suitable Sailor Neptune wig.  SteeleyChan gave me one, but it looks more like Mercury dyed her hair.  (Sorry, Steeley...)

So I got this really nice long silver wig for my cosplay as Anju Maaka (see picture <----- for reference), but it needs some styling. I'm am scared to death of ruining the wig and was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of someone who knows what their doing when it comes to wig styling. Preferably someone who doesn't charge too much for their services.

Thanks ♥

 :o

I LOVE KARIN!!!  I look forward to seeing your cosplay!!!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: RozenMaiden_Girl on July 23, 2011, 05:43:09 pm
So I just got a wig with hair drills For teto, and I am scared they will get ruined. How can I make sure that they stay nice?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: OokamiYami on July 29, 2011, 12:40:41 am
Anyone know how to properly cut a wig so it looks good?

It kind of really depends on how you want it to look. Layers, choppy, bowl cut, etc. o.o I cut people's hair and wigs a lot, so I have the experience in cutting wigs and hair.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on July 29, 2011, 11:05:26 pm
Which wig would go best with this dress?

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2F4.bp.blogspot.com%2F_vYP8JMwQl6Y%2FTCKjwEhD5wI%2FAAAAAAAABjc%2FSpIsQ9xr_kk%2Fs1600%2FMilky_Berry_OP3.jpg)

http://www.cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/wavy-atomic-pink/
http://www.cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/wavy-lolita-wigs/wavy-wine-red-lolita/
http://www.cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/wavy-deep-pink-lolita-sold-out/
http://www.cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/wavy-powder-pink-lolita/
http://www.cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/wavy-red-lolita/
http://www.cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/princess-collection-ginger/
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on July 30, 2011, 07:33:17 pm
Guys, if you're looking for a good quality wig for a low price I recommend this site: http://www.wig-supplier.com/
Their wigs are cheap and really good quality and the shipping is pretty can go from $3 to $10 if you're only buying one wig.

They're a scam. They are, among other things, image thieves for their products. Don't trust anyone who doesn't have their own stock photos.

they also stole one of my cosplay pictures to use on their front page. I'm still laughing at that~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Kagome219 on July 30, 2011, 11:10:58 pm
How would one turn this: http://tinyurl.com/3qy8hwe
into this: http://tinyurl.com/3scdb7r ?
I have a feeling my first mistake was not buying wig extensions...
Help would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tobis A Good Boy on July 31, 2011, 12:47:19 am
@Vampire-Kameko: I was ganna say I like the deep pink it seems to be sold out.

http://www.cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/wavy-deep-pink-lolita-sold-out/
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Blender on July 31, 2011, 02:39:15 pm
How would one turn this: http://tinyurl.com/3qy8hwe
into this: http://tinyurl.com/3scdb7r ?
I have a feeling my first mistake was not buying wig extensions...
Help would be greatly appreciated!
Your best bet would be to take some wire and form it into the shape you need and attach it to the wig and form the hair around it. But you may need a longer wig...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: danayoki on July 31, 2011, 03:54:33 pm
Which wig would go best with this dress?

[img]

http://www.cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/wavy-atomic-pink/
http://www.cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/wavy-lolita-wigs/wavy-wine-red-lolita/
http://www.cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/wavy-deep-pink-lolita-sold-out/
http://www.cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/wavy-powder-pink-lolita/
http://www.cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/wavy-red-lolita/
http://www.cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/princess-collection-ginger/

personally I'd go for the ginger.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on July 31, 2011, 04:59:59 pm
Hmmm...yeah, I like it too. I've always wanted to try ponytails but I guess I can save that for the next time. :) Besides, a natural color seems best for now.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on August 03, 2011, 09:40:35 am
I would love help picking a Saki Mikajima Wig :D

this is the reference picture:
http://www.anime-planet.com/characters/saki-mikajima

and here are the two wigs:)

1. http://cgi.ebay.com/Kira-Chris-Short-Cosplay-Party-Light-Brown-Wig-/180690508484?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2a11fe5ac4

2. http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Short-Light-Brown-Fashion-BOB-Wig-W637-/150636629013?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2312a48c15

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on August 03, 2011, 09:48:48 am
Teddy: I like the style of the first one but the color of the second one but if I had to choose I would say get the second one and trim it a teeny bit. :)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on August 03, 2011, 09:56:25 am
Alrighty, awesome :)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: kaylakamikaze on August 04, 2011, 11:47:17 am
OK so I am going to cosplay Eruka from soul eater I have the outfit finished and everything the only thing I cant find is a wig. I check ebay and they are all way too short and its almost impossible to find a wig that length with bangs im about to slam my head on my keyboard out of frustration.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on August 04, 2011, 12:08:10 pm
This one looks pretty fab to me: http://cgi.ebay.com/Wig-wigs-Cosplay-Party-Silver-White-1M-40-Straight-/270792810795?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3f0c82612b#ht_1068wt_1018
Try searching eBay for just "silver wig" look for one with bangs, but it's easy to trim them to be blunt at eyebrow level. And fairly easy to trim the rest of the wig to be the right length and the same blunt edge.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on August 04, 2011, 08:02:03 pm
This one looks pretty fab to me: http://cgi.ebay.com/Wig-wigs-Cosplay-Party-Silver-White-1M-40-Straight-/270792810795?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3f0c82612b#ht_1068wt_1018
Try searching eBay for just "silver wig" look for one with bangs, but it's easy to trim them to be blunt at eyebrow level. And fairly easy to trim the rest of the wig to be the right length and the same blunt edge.

THAT ONE IS SO BEAUTIFUL. <3 <3 <3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on August 04, 2011, 08:22:57 pm
This one looks pretty fab to me: http://cgi.ebay.com/Wig-wigs-Cosplay-Party-Silver-White-1M-40-Straight-/270792810795?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3f0c82612b#ht_1068wt_1018
Try searching eBay for just "silver wig" look for one with bangs, but it's easy to trim them to be blunt at eyebrow level. And fairly easy to trim the rest of the wig to be the right length and the same blunt edge.

THAT ONE IS SO BEAUTIFUL. <3 <3 <3
It is pretty gorgie. :) <3
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: kaylakamikaze on August 05, 2011, 07:48:04 am
This one looks pretty fab to me: http://cgi.ebay.com/Wig-wigs-Cosplay-Party-Silver-White-1M-40-Straight-/270792810795?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3f0c82612b#ht_1068wt_1018
Try searching eBay for just "silver wig" look for one with bangs, but it's easy to trim them to be blunt at eyebrow level. And fairly easy to trim the rest of the wig to be the right length and the same blunt edge.

Wow that wig is amazing!! And not only that its cheap. there was one I was going to get and it was 50 bucks before shipping and it was going to be Plantinum Blonde because of my inability to use a search engine buahahaha
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on August 05, 2011, 08:06:43 am
Yeah, wig searching skills~ Like I said, that wig would probably need some styling, but it looks amazing. *w*
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on August 05, 2011, 02:16:35 pm
This one looks pretty fab to me: http://cgi.ebay.com/Wig-wigs-Cosplay-Party-Silver-White-1M-40-Straight-/270792810795?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3f0c82612b#ht_1068wt_1018
Try searching eBay for just "silver wig" look for one with bangs, but it's easy to trim them to be blunt at eyebrow level. And fairly easy to trim the rest of the wig to be the right length and the same blunt edge.

THAT ONE IS SO BEAUTIFUL. <3 <3 <3
It is pretty gorgie. :) <3

Aw man, I wish I was doing Eruka this year, I would buy the heck outta that! But sadly, I must wait until next year. :T
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on August 05, 2011, 02:55:01 pm
This one looks pretty fab to me: http://cgi.ebay.com/Wig-wigs-Cosplay-Party-Silver-White-1M-40-Straight-/270792810795?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3f0c82612b#ht_1068wt_1018
Try searching eBay for just "silver wig" look for one with bangs, but it's easy to trim them to be blunt at eyebrow level. And fairly easy to trim the rest of the wig to be the right length and the same blunt edge.

THAT ONE IS SO BEAUTIFUL. <3 <3 <3
It is pretty gorgie. :) <3

Aw man, I wish I was doing Eruka this year, I would buy the heck outta that! But sadly, I must wait until next year. :T
It's never too early to buy wigs for cosplays you know you will do! ^_^ Otherwise the same wig you saw now might not be available.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on August 05, 2011, 03:19:01 pm
This one looks pretty fab to me: http://cgi.ebay.com/Wig-wigs-Cosplay-Party-Silver-White-1M-40-Straight-/270792810795?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3f0c82612b#ht_1068wt_1018
Try searching eBay for just "silver wig" look for one with bangs, but it's easy to trim them to be blunt at eyebrow level. And fairly easy to trim the rest of the wig to be the right length and the same blunt edge.

THAT ONE IS SO BEAUTIFUL. <3 <3 <3
It is pretty gorgie. :) <3

Aw man, I wish I was doing Eruka this year, I would buy the heck outta that! But sadly, I must wait until next year. :T
It's never too early to buy wigs for cosplays you know you will do! ^_^ Otherwise the same wig you saw now might not be available.

I know but I've spent all the money I can spend this year on this Kumoricon. I NEED A JOB. JKGSKDJGSKDFJGSKF. >:O
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on August 05, 2011, 03:23:05 pm
Yeah, having a job is nice. XD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: pixiepepistar on August 05, 2011, 08:46:45 pm
I have long (almost down to my lower back), dark brown, incredibly thick, curly hair and i need to be able to hide it under a shoulder-length, thin, light pink wig and i have no idea how to do that. And on top of that, it seems to me that it is to small (but i could be wrong). If someone could direct me to perhaps a youtube video showing me how to braid/style my hair so that it will fit under a wig, that would be a huge help c: And also where i could purchase a wig cap would be helpful ^-^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: kaylakamikaze on August 05, 2011, 09:48:40 pm
I have long (almost down to my lower back), dark brown, incredibly thick, curly hair and i need to be able to hide it under a shoulder-length, thin, light pink wig and i have no idea how to do that. And on top of that, it seems to me that it is to small (but i could be wrong). If someone could direct me to perhaps a youtube video showing me how to braid/style my hair so that it will fit under a wig, that would be a huge help c: And also where i could purchase a wig cap would be helpful ^-^

http://www.amphigory.com/wig-caps.html

for wig caps ^

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT72XVvkVE8&feature=related
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tanuki19 on August 05, 2011, 11:29:49 pm
I'm going to be cosplaying Heather Mason next year and I need help finding a good wig for her.
ref pic: http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l541/lisztomini/Heather2z.jpg

i found this wig and i was thinking it might work in the light blond color. but i'm not sure :/
http://kingdom-arts.org/Jett.html
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: VampireFangs103 on August 11, 2011, 02:04:39 pm
Ok guys~ So I finally got my Edgeworth wig. Here's the problem. I can't style, especially those damn bangs of his. I was thinking of styling it a bit to just give it a more....natural look. So the bangs really wouldn't be sticking up. What do you guys think? Do you think it'd look ok with the costume if the wig looks more "natural", or will I eat **** for it? XD

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi237.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff141%2FVampireFangs103%2F0811111339a.jpg)

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi304.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fnn167%2FN-finiteFangirl%2Fedgeworth-mada.gif)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on August 12, 2011, 12:12:58 pm
I would love help picking a Saki Mikajima Wig :D

this is the reference picture:
http://www.anime-planet.com/characters/saki-mikajima

and here are the two wigs:)

1. http://cgi.ebay.com/Kira-Chris-Short-Cosplay-Party-Light-Brown-Wig-/180690508484?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2a11fe5ac4

2. http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Short-Light-Brown-Fashion-BOB-Wig-W637-/150636629013?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2312a48c15



I have a brown wig like that o.o
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: camname21 on August 14, 2011, 07:27:32 pm
Ok guys~ So I finally got my Edgeworth wig. Here's the problem. I can't style, especially those damn bangs of his. I was thinking of styling it a bit to just give it a more....natural look. So the bangs really wouldn't be sticking up. What do you guys think? Do you think it'd look ok with the costume if the wig looks more "natural", or will I eat **** for it? XD

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi304.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fnn167%2FN-finiteFangirl%2Fedgeworth-mada.gif)
I would much rather you attempt to style it a little bit more.  If it isn't perfect who cares, it will still look more like the character and you will still be loved.  The picture doesn't look like unnatural hair, it has more volume then most people's, but I've seen people do their hair like that with hair products.  I don't know too much about styling but you can try hair spray with something holding it up and it should stay fairly well.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on August 15, 2011, 12:34:22 am
I need some advice on my Rikku wig. I got a pony tail clip for it today to finish it up but the color is pretty far off. HOWEVER, in pictures it appears to be the same color (I am going to take some pictures of it in natual light tomorrow to check that as well). I'm not sure if I should use this one or not. I plan on going to a wig shop tomorrow to see if I can find one a little closer but I might not be able to before the con.

Here is the wig from what would be considered a close up shot at con.
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fa3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ak-snc7%2F294941_900928031038_19720534_41954185_3157502_n.jpg)

I actually tried very hard to get a picture where you could easily see the difference in colors between the base wig and the pony tail and this was the best I got.
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fa3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ak-ash4%2F292844_900930990108_19720534_41954236_1210312_n.jpg)

The wig is a golden blond where the pony tail is a pale blond with lowlights and highlights through out it. I am going to try to find one that matches better but if I am unable to my question is how does it look? I could dye the ponytail but again I don't think I could get the dye in time for con.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on August 15, 2011, 12:38:47 am
I think it looks just fine Nikki, I couldnt tell until the close up shot of it. I cant tell since well computers and colors and all that junk. But I cant see a difference of huge magnitude here. It should be fine.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on August 15, 2011, 12:43:10 am
Its really nice that in the pictures there isn't a huge difference but seeing it in person it is much easier to see. Though it isn't like it is brown and blond or anything its just different hues.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on August 15, 2011, 12:51:20 am
I hate to suggest it since I'm not a fan of doing this myself, but sharpie dye it?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on August 15, 2011, 01:19:22 am
There isn't a sharpie in the shade that I need. However, Katie Blair makes a dye that is perfect I just don't think I would get it in time.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on August 15, 2011, 01:49:23 am
You can mix sharpies and use that as dye... man I cant remember where I put that tutorial... I saw it on 4chan and it seemed to have good results.

maybe go to wigland and make your own clip if you cant find clips in the right shade?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on August 15, 2011, 08:44:16 am
I mean, you could try RIT dying it, since RIT really only gives a light tint since it's not made for synthetic fibers. You could get an orange and do a test strand before you do the whole thing. Just be careful not to melt the wig. lol.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on August 15, 2011, 11:34:00 pm
I think I solved the issue. Lizzie showed me a site that has a lot of pony tail clips and there is one that looks like the color will match really well so I ordered it. I should have it at the latest mid week next week but I did get 2-3 days shipping so it just depends on how long processing takes.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: xxxchihiroxxx on August 15, 2011, 11:35:21 pm
Nice! Glad that you got things figured out : )
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on August 15, 2011, 11:39:47 pm
I'm hoping it will work at least. It looked like it was the same color on the computer but as you said the colors may appear different and what not. Even if it is off I don't think it will be as far off as the one I have now is.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: damselle-xo on August 19, 2011, 03:24:15 am
My Euphemia wig needs de-tangling and a good wash, but I'm afraid I'll wreck it because of its waves/curls.
I tried to use de-tangler and comb it out a bit, but it made it worse on the one side so I stopped TT__TT
I believe it's Kanekalon fibers >.<
Best way to go about this?

Here's some  pics of me wearing the wig
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-snc6%2F205950_10150249579641748_659791747_7537403_1580418_n.jpg)
Most recent. As you can see, the right side (my left) is more ratty looking and the fail side I worked on *sobs forever*

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-snc3%2F26963_382534876747_659791747_3951719_4182657_n.jpg)
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-snc3%2F23508_10150152435275694_842865693_11910252_7192529_n.jpg)
Back shot ^^

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: chelseahavoc on August 19, 2011, 12:16:23 pm
if you take one curl/wave at a time and carefully comb it then qrap that in a curler and heat it up with a curling method (ive used a hair dryer before) it should work, granted it wont look exactly as it did the da you got it but it will look mush better (make sure to look up curing methods first)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: jam112383 on August 20, 2011, 11:02:31 pm
Does anyone know a good cheap site to get wigs? I was in a trade for my two con wigs and sent out my itmes for the trade but never recieved my wigs so now I am scrambling to get my wigs :(
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on August 21, 2011, 01:31:52 pm
Does anyone know a good cheap site to get wigs? I was in a trade for my two con wigs and sent out my itmes for the trade but never recieved my wigs so now I am scrambling to get my wigs :(

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Popular-Long-Brown-Layered-Wigs-Hair-cosplay-wigs-wig-/290601694242?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item43a935f422

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: jam112383 on August 21, 2011, 05:25:38 pm
Thank you so much!?!!!!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on August 21, 2011, 07:26:06 pm
I think that will work for you hun
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: jam112383 on August 21, 2011, 07:42:46 pm
It will totally work and I won the bid and it is on its way! YAY!!!!!!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on August 21, 2011, 07:46:23 pm
woot
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: jam112383 on August 21, 2011, 11:12:17 pm
Ok so two wigs on the way. One will be early enough I can do some minor modifications... How would you recommend I do styling/brushing without ruining it? Second is going to be here day zero so close not enough time lol
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on August 21, 2011, 11:51:03 pm
Cheepest thing i bought a dog brush the two sided one for my wigs and I LOVE IT. make sure the wigs are handel in their bags if you dont have a wig head thing. brush them atlest once a week and wash them as well. I use alittle soap.. if they are heat risennt witch sometime their not always use very down heat to a point you can touch it. i now laot of other people have others ways but i have a friend who was really bla into her wigs and got mad at me by the way i treated mine so this is how she dose it. trust me i gave me sister 2 wigs and 2 hair pices like clip on pig tails and their runied becuse she dosent keep them in their bags or brush them
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Drauska on August 23, 2011, 01:16:48 pm
Titus (or anyone)...you mentioned washing the wigs.  I got my wig a couple months ago and I've kept it on a wig styrofoam head under a plastic bag.  I've noticed that it has gone flat.  Would you recommend washing it so soon or can I just fluff it up some.  It's my first wig and i tossed the bag it came in.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: backtoblue on August 23, 2011, 10:10:04 pm
So...I'm considering doing Kida from Durarara now, and I have a wig I used last time, but I'm starting to wonder if it's alright.
http://memorys-angel.deviantart.com/art/greco-cato-210353899

  Is this too dark for Kida?  if so, what's an easy way to lighten it?  I can't afford a new wig.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Fachion-pari on August 23, 2011, 10:26:49 pm
That wig is indeed too dark. My friend cosplays Kida and I even recommended the wig to her and it's a fairly blonde color, not brunette. Your wig is also too dark to dye into a lighter color. Is there anyone you know who may have a wig you could borrow? (And if someone proves me wrong about dying it, I apologize!)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: backtoblue on August 23, 2011, 10:59:18 pm
Unfortunately not. :/  all my friends have dark colored wigs, though I might be able to borrow the friend's Igiko base....
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: hikomarukun on August 26, 2011, 06:23:17 pm
Oh hai there. I have a white/silverish wig for my Gintoki (Gintama) cosplay; however, I have zero wig styling skills. Is there a place I could go to have someone style it (so I don't end up needing to buy a new wig when I mess it up... -_-)?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: jam112383 on August 26, 2011, 07:19:38 pm
My hairdresser styled my wig
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on August 27, 2011, 12:08:42 am
Oh hai there. I have a white/silverish wig for my Gintoki (Gintama) cosplay; however, I have zero wig styling skills. Is there a place I could go to have someone style it (so I don't end up needing to buy a new wig when I mess it up... -_-)?

Im pretty good at styleing wigs i ve cut and done all mine by myself  :D how dose it need to look o.O
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: hikomarukun on August 28, 2011, 10:54:32 am
Quote
Im pretty good at styleing wigs i ve cut and done all mine by myself  Cheesy how dose it need to look o.O

Like Gintoki Sakata from Gintama. I think I figured it all out though. Thank you =^_^=
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nightabsol on August 31, 2011, 09:37:22 pm
Panicking here a bit .___.
Cosplaying Stocking...this is my first wig I've ever managed and I accidentally dropped it on the floor. It's a horrible mess now.

I'm using a wide tooth brush, conditioner, water, patience....an hour later and it looks like this

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iaza.com%2Fwork%2F110901C%2Fiaza19145276022900.jpg)

What do I do ;___; is it ruined?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on August 31, 2011, 10:35:14 pm
Just a lot of patience. I suggest putting conditioner in and combing it before rinsing, then rinse the wig while holding it straight, if possible. Also let it dry hanging. I would also comb it once after rinsing.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nightabsol on August 31, 2011, 10:48:30 pm
Just a lot of patience. I suggest putting conditioner in and combing it before rinsing, then rinse the wig while holding it straight, if possible. Also let it dry hanging. I would also comb it once after rinsing.

I've been doing what you said for the past hour and it just gets worse, since the hair crinkles instead of goes straight.
XP if I keep brushing it I keep pulling the hair out and breaking it, causing it to curl up and bunch up with the hair above, it's a horrible cycle...
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nightabsol on August 31, 2011, 11:13:10 pm
Well my wig is officially ruined XP
brushing it pulled the hair from the top of the wig (where it meets the head) and pulled it into irreversible loops.
Too late to buy another one ;3; what do I do
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on August 31, 2011, 11:58:15 pm
Were you brushing from the top down? That's the only way I could think that you could get that mess. If you comb/brush from the bottom up you don't have that problem. As for what you can do... Put out a serious want to buy on the swap meet forum or try to find a wig store nearby that carries long wigs in various colors and put one on top of the other. *shrug*
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on September 01, 2011, 02:05:10 am
Brush from the bottom up. Try brushing it while it's running under water, I find that helps with long wigs.

Also, if you want, I could probably brush it out the night of Day 0 if you're there. I've brushed/styled quite a few long wigs. I own 4 myself.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: kaylakamikaze on September 01, 2011, 08:31:25 am
ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had a wig commissioned in january from this girl in new jersey and she has a good track record. But, because of a death in her family she wasnt able to finish my wig until last month. Then an error on my part happend I forgot to tell her I moved back in with my parents So when she shipped the wig it shipped to Medford. Am I going to look rediculous if i just wear my costume without a wig. I dont want all the money spent on my cosplay to go to waste even if its unfinished..
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nightabsol on September 01, 2011, 02:42:57 pm
Brush from the bottom up. Try brushing it while it's running under water, I find that helps with long wigs.

Also, if you want, I could probably brush it out the night of Day 0 if you're there. I've brushed/styled quite a few long wigs. I own 4 myself.

I'll happily bring it to you. PM me?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on September 09, 2011, 09:39:12 am
Anyone ever purchase a wig from Bodyline?
Are they good wigs?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on September 09, 2011, 02:13:14 pm
I got a couple of long Miku-type pigtail clips from them, but not a full wig. They aren't the best fibers and are kind of thin in comparison to the other ponytail clip wig extensions I have.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on September 09, 2011, 02:56:41 pm
Do you have pictures perhaps?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Styx on September 09, 2011, 04:04:56 pm
Hello, all,
I'm working on a cosplay for Vinyl Scratch (http://image.spreadshirt.com/image-server/image/composition/18560702/view/1/producttypecolor/4/type/png/width/280/height/280/vinyl-scratch-dj-pon-3_design.png) over here, and was wondering about a good way to dye a wig with streaks of a second color in a controlled fashion?  Any help would be amazing.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Shi_no_Akuma on September 09, 2011, 10:27:16 pm
Hello, all,
I'm working on a cosplay for Vinyl Scratch (http://image.spreadshirt.com/image-server/image/composition/18560702/view/1/producttypecolor/4/type/png/width/280/height/280/vinyl-scratch-dj-pon-3_design.png) over here, and was wondering about a good way to dye a wig with streaks of a second color in a controlled fashion?  Any help would be amazing.

Thanks!

The easiest method that pops to mind is using a base wig in the lighter color, then directly sharpie-ing the dark blue in.

I don't really mess with dyeing a lot, though, so if anyone else has a more helpful method, chime in. :>
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on September 09, 2011, 10:34:51 pm
Not really since I tried dying them. I can try to get comparison pictures of the different clips I have tomorrow.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on September 10, 2011, 12:43:17 pm
Thanks. ^^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tranny on September 12, 2011, 12:01:02 pm
I Can't recall how many times I've depended on this thread XD. But here I am again.
So Next year I'm doing a leafeon cosplay for all three days and I need help finding a clip on ponytail that matches this wig. http://www.ebay.com/itm/2124-New-Short-Platinum-Blonde-Fashion-Man-Wigs-/290504508384?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item43a36b03e0 My other Idea was should I get a green ponytail instead? because I'm doing part of the bangs in green.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: TalaRedWolf33 on September 14, 2011, 06:28:46 pm
Okay so im just starting out with wigs. Kcon12 is going to be my first time using one. Any pointers?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tranny on September 14, 2011, 07:11:15 pm
You'll most likely want a wig cap, its like a sock for your head and it keeps the wig from looking awkward when being warn, buying a wig comb is also probably a good idea depending on length because longer wigs tangle like there's no tomorrow. *Glares at own purple wig*
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: TalaRedWolf33 on September 14, 2011, 07:51:23 pm
Okies, are nylon wig caps good? Cuz the beauty supply has those kinds for cheap. Also, if i cant find a white one, can blond wigs be dyed white?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Shi_no_Akuma on September 14, 2011, 10:21:25 pm
^Yes, nylon wig caps are good. I actually prefer them to mesh.

Wigs cannot be dyed/bleached to a lighter shade. Bleach does nothing and dye can only make them darker.
So if you want white, you're going to need a white wig.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on September 14, 2011, 11:21:58 pm
I always try searching eBay for wigs before other places. If I was in Portland I'd just go to Wigland, but sadly I am not. What style/length do you need for your white wig?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: TalaRedWolf33 on September 14, 2011, 11:49:13 pm
Ill try both then. Theyre only like a dollar each.  I need a short bob with a little curl to it. Its for a hello kitty cosplay.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on September 16, 2011, 03:09:40 pm
I'm looking for a Kari Kamiya wig, from Digimon Adventure 02. The one with Davis, Cody and Yoei when TK and Kari are all grown up.

http://images.wikia.com/digimon/images/a/a0/Kari2.jpg


I am also looking for a namine wig, A GOOOOD one. A more, fresh one I guess.

http://thetwilightsaga.com/photo/namine-15?context=user
(please ignore the link. I google serched. Its the blonde chick first picture)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: TalaRedWolf33 on September 16, 2011, 09:14:19 pm
I found a wig! two of them actually. One at spirit halloween and one on ebay. So now I need some help. Im doing a hello kitty cosplay, kinda like a hello kitty gijinka.
Which wig would be better?

this one from ebay :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Short-Silvery-White-Cosplay-Party-Turnup-Wig-/260838411617?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3cbb2e4d61

or this one from spirit halloween :
http://www.spirithalloween.com/product/white-wig-with-bow1/

And yes, before you ask, the second one is a lady gaga wig -_-
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tranny on September 16, 2011, 09:32:06 pm
I'm definitely going to suggest the first one just because I think it would be cuter for hello kitty, and also because wigs that come from Halloween Costume stores are usually cheap because that's the quality of them as well. especially longer wigs. Also Longer wig like that tangle like no tomorrow.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on September 16, 2011, 10:00:51 pm
I would do the first one and see if you could get the bottom to curl a bit more. :)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: TalaRedWolf33 on September 16, 2011, 10:30:26 pm
Thats what i was thinking too ^-^ thanks you guys. So now, how would i make it curl a lil bit?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on September 20, 2011, 02:50:25 pm
Which wig should I use for Eruka color-wise? Ref: http://onlyhdwallpapers.com/wallpaper/kawapaper_soul_eater_eruka_frog_gekko_found_some_more_manga_anime_desktop_1600x1200_wallpaper-55241.jpg

Number One: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anime-Long-Silver-Straight-Cosplay-Party-Hair-Wig-YL205-/250858747583?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6858b6bf#ht_4280wt_1163

Number Two: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anime-Wig-Cosplay-Party-Long-Silver-White-Straight-40-/270802642477?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3f0d18662d#ht_1660wt_1396

I personally like number two more cuz I like the slight shine to it(looks super soft), but I want an opinion or two. And I will be trimming them, whichever one I end up using, so just asking about colors. Please and thank you~!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on September 22, 2011, 08:39:43 pm
Colleen~ I like number two. It works perfectly I think ♥


So I think I found a couple wigs. when I get the chance I'm going to pack up alot of my stuff to take home and get wig heads to hold my wigs while i'm here at job corps, and little boxes for my costumes.

If they doesn't work help me find another one?


what do you guys think of this for  Namine  (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Outward-Flip-Layered-Butterscotch-Blonde-salon-Wigs-c21-/150663658229?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item231440faf5)? I feel like all I would have to do is Straighten it. I'm tired of getting piece of crap wigs for her every year that I wanna get a good one that will last for a long time.

and what about this one for   Patty Thompson  (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Short-10-in-Blonde-Hair-Wig-6059-/140570111956?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item20baa1afd4)
? I could go get the bangs trimmed if I needed too. Its not that much. I think I would maybe need to spike the back a little more outward, that may need to be commissioned.

as for  Kari Kamiya from Digimon Adventure 02  (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Short-Light-Brown-Fashion-BOB-Wig-M54-/320764203695?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item4aaf0952af). The one with Davis, Yolei, Cody and TK. This one is more difficult, but what if I just got the back thinned out and pinned the sides like normal?
Or what about maybe  this one for her?  (http://www.ebay.com/itm/059-New-short-Light-Brown-cosplay-party-Wig-/160500916539?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item255e99a13b)
If neither of those, help me look? This wig is a big harder and I’m not using my own hair.

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PaperRoxas on September 25, 2011, 01:44:37 am
I have this freakishly long (goes to my butt) wig that I want to use in the future for Ariel (Little Mermaid), but it's REALLY straight o3o; how would one give volume/poof to a wig
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LadyFiede on October 01, 2011, 12:11:07 am
Don't really have time to read through the whole thread so dunno if this has been asked... But does anyone know if Spirit Halloween wigs are good quality?  I'd like some input before I buy one.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: TalaRedWolf33 on October 01, 2011, 09:04:47 am
Id say they are, but someone on here told me they arent. Cuz they are halloween wigs. 
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Gryffinclaw Princess on October 01, 2011, 03:26:46 pm
It depends. Some are and some aren't. I have gotten good wigs from them and some really crappy ones. Take it out of the bag before you buy it and look at the fibers and how they fall as well as how they look on your skin. If the shop lets you, try it on and see for yourself if it looks good.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: SpaceCubaLikesConan on October 02, 2011, 07:28:35 pm
Does anyone know how to detangle the pigtails that go with the Miku wigs? I got my wig yesterday, wore it once, and now one of the pigtails it tangled. Like, really tangled. Help?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on October 02, 2011, 08:13:23 pm
Does anyone know how to detangle the pigtails that go with the Miku wigs? I got my wig yesterday, wore it once, and now one of the pigtails it tangled. Like, really tangled. Help?
For any kind of long wig I suggest putting conditioner and water in it, combing/brushing from the tips up, then rinsing, then combing again. Then clip it to something to dry while hanging straight down, or lay flat on a towel out of reach of things that would retangle it (such as a cat).
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PaperRoxas on October 04, 2011, 01:50:38 pm
I'll ask again...

does anyone know how to "curl" or give volume to a super straight wig?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on October 04, 2011, 05:30:32 pm
I'll ask again...

does anyone know how to "curl" or give volume to a super straight wig?
http://www.amphigory.com/wig_how_to_curl.html
http://godsavethequeenfashions.com/How_to_Curl_a_Wig.html
First two hits on Google for "how to curl a wig."
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PaperRoxas on October 04, 2011, 10:19:59 pm
I'll ask again...

does anyone know how to "curl" or give volume to a super straight wig?
http://www.amphigory.com/wig_how_to_curl.html
http://godsavethequeenfashions.com/How_to_Curl_a_Wig.html
First two hits on Google for "how to curl a wig."
thank you
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tanuki19 on October 05, 2011, 11:37:24 am
Can anyone give me some links to some good rainbow wigs? All i've found were trashy Halloween ones and rainbow afro wigs. DX
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on October 05, 2011, 12:05:58 pm
http://www.ebay.com/itm/My-Little-Pony-Friendship-Magic-MLP-Rainbow-Dash-Wig-/120765425221?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1e2e2645
http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-Short-Straight-Chin-Length-Rainbow-Cosplay-Wig-NEW-/270824273722?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0e62773a
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rainbow-Pride-Multi-Color-Costume-Bob-Wig-New-/350496060046?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item519b31728e
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tanuki19 on October 05, 2011, 01:18:02 pm
I've seen the first one before and it would be PERFECT but its so expensive! DX I'll have to save up for that one.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on October 05, 2011, 03:24:37 pm
I've seen the first one before and it would be PERFECT but its so expensive! DX I'll have to save up for that one.

Yeah, I got that same one awhile ago from someone for $55 but that's the only good cheap one you will find. Sorry.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tanuki19 on October 05, 2011, 04:26:08 pm
I've seen the first one before and it would be PERFECT but its so expensive! DX I'll have to save up for that one.

Yeah, I got that same one awhile ago from someone for $55 but that's the only good cheap one you will find. Sorry.

Time to start scraping pennies XD I've seen that some people got a white wig and dyed it themselves but i majorly lack that kind of skill.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on October 05, 2011, 05:51:09 pm
Tie-dyed wig! :DDD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Shi_no_Akuma on October 05, 2011, 06:41:15 pm
Can anyone give me some links to some good rainbow wigs? All i've found were trashy Halloween ones and rainbow afro wigs. DX
In addition to what you've already been linked to, TheFiveWits have a rainbow wig (http://thefivewits.net/2011/09/super-bolt-spectrum-flash/), and they're located in the US. c:
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tanuki19 on October 05, 2011, 07:41:26 pm
Tie-dyed wig! :DDD
XD that would look so crazy. I'm seriously considering dyeing my own wig after watching some tutorials

Can anyone give me some links to some good rainbow wigs? All i've found were trashy Halloween ones and rainbow afro wigs. DX
In addition to what you've already been linked to, TheFiveWits have a rainbow wig (http://thefivewits.net/2011/09/super-bolt-spectrum-flash/), and they're located in the US. c:


I like the colors of that one but the bangs are kinda weird.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Fachion-pari on October 05, 2011, 07:47:16 pm
For the rainbow wig, have you even looked at Arda-wigs? As far as I know they have two rainbow wigs, one a bob length cut, and another at about 25 inches called the Ziggy.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tanuki19 on October 05, 2011, 08:11:00 pm
Hmm, the Ziggy one won't work cause the colors go in the opposite direction but the other one might. I do kinda want to try my hand at dyeing a wig though. :/
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Coconutty93 on October 07, 2011, 11:04:59 am
Which wig should I get for this dress?
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm7.static.flickr.com%2F6090%2F6086358323_14557a39b7.jpg)

This one?
http://cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/blended-strawberries-and-cream-2g-lolita-pre-order/

This one?
http://cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/blended-strawberries-cream-lolita-1g/

Or this one?
http://cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/blended-lolita-wigs/psychedelic-sunrise-deep-pink-yellow-blend/

Or a completely different one?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tanuki19 on October 07, 2011, 11:57:55 am
I like the first one! :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: TalaRedWolf33 on October 07, 2011, 12:58:04 pm
I agree!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Romo on October 07, 2011, 09:17:26 pm
I like the second one with that dress.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Soramunesanzun on October 07, 2011, 09:44:28 pm
the second.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: TalaRedWolf33 on October 12, 2011, 02:45:20 pm
Help!

So, For my Hello Kitty gijinka, I need a white wig. And I was going to use a short white wig, but after thinking about it, I may use one of these wigs.

Wig One : http://cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/wavy-white-lolita/

Wig Two : http://cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/wavy-silver-light-grey-lolita/

Wig Three : http://cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/princess-collection-diana/
(With this one, Im thinking about spraying it with white hair color stuff thats just temporary)


Sooo which one does you guys think?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tanuki19 on October 12, 2011, 03:51:18 pm
I like the first one.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: SpaceCubaLikesConan on October 12, 2011, 03:57:16 pm
I have a few questions x3

First off, I really wanna go as Rainbow Dash. Does anyone know where I can find a cheap rainbow wig?

Second, I wanna go as my OC next year, but I don't know where to find a wig like her hair. Her hair looks like Hayley Williams'(http://hayleyfashion.info/hair-colors/red-yellow/). Would it e easier to buy a resist wig and get extensions for the yellow? If so, how would I dye the bangs?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Shi_no_Akuma on October 13, 2011, 10:42:02 am
I have a few questions x3

First off, I really wanna go as Rainbow Dash. Does anyone know where I can find a cheap rainbow wig?

Second, I wanna go as my OC next year, but I don't know where to find a wig like her hair. Her hair looks like Hayley Williams'(http://hayleyfashion.info/hair-colors/red-yellow/). Would it e easier to buy a resist wig and get extensions for the yellow? If so, how would I dye the bangs?
Pretty much all the options for rainbow wigs have been posted on the last two pages.

For your OC, if you were to go the dye route, you'd have to get a yellow wig and dye all but the bangs orange, as you can't dye a wig darker lighter.
Exentions, however, can be found numerous places. Arda has clip in bangs that you can harvest the wefts from, DoctoredLocks (http://www.doctoredlocks.com/catalog/Hair-Extensions/) pretty much only sells extentions, and, of course, many eBay shops sell them.

As for a base, Arda's Jareth (http://kingdom-arts.org/Jareth.html) looks like it'd fit pretty well, and it comes in either a dyeable yellow, or in red, either Cherry or Apple. c:

Help!

So, For my Hello Kitty gijinka, I need a white wig. And I was going to use a short white wig, but after thinking about it, I may use one of these wigs.

Wig One : http://cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/wavy-white-lolita/

Wig Two : http://cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/wavy-silver-light-grey-lolita/

Wig Three : http://cosplaywigsusa.com/gothic-lolita-wigs/princess-collection-diana/
(With this one, Im thinking about spraying it with white hair color stuff thats just temporary)


Sooo which one does you guys think?
First, the spray temp color likely wouldn't work very well.
Secondly, as previously touched on in the Lolita thread, GLWigs isn't the most reliable seller as of late.

If you like the third's styling, you can get it in white here (http://www.ebay.com/itm/HIME-LOLITA-CURLY-SILVER-WHITE-80cm-long-cosplay-WIG-/400249232514?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d30b69c82#ht_4778wt_1028).

Or if you still want to go the short route, here's one in white (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Short-BOB-SILVER-WHITE-layer-cosplay-wig-/310336473297?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item48417ec8d1#ht_3155wt_1028), and here's a platinum blonde one (http://www.ebay.com/itm/AO-NO-EXORCIST-SHIEMI-short-PLATINUM-BLONDE-cosplay-wig-/400235277724?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item5d2fe1ad9c#ht_2857wt_1028).

EDIT: ;A; Accidentally wrote darker instead of lighter.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: SpaceCubaLikesConan on October 13, 2011, 08:06:39 pm
Thank you so much! :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on October 18, 2011, 08:03:33 pm
Hey people!
So I need help finding a wig for Ritsu Tainaka, from K-On.
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi411.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fpp200%2FFerM93%2FedRitsu.jpg)

any ideas?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tranny on November 01, 2011, 11:10:52 pm
Is she a blonde Teddy? I've never seen the show. And I've found a few on ebay and their like a blondish brown.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-on-Tainaka-Ritsu-Cosplay-Short-Blonde-Straight-Layered-Wig-/140610730573?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20bd0d7a4d

http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-On-Tainaka-Ritsu-Cosplay-Wig-/120759999313?pt=AU_Costumes&hash=item1c1ddb5b51

http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-on-Ritsu-Tainaka-Golden-Brown-Cosplay-wig-short-wigs-/260756829237?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb6517435

http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-on-Ritsu-Tainaka-Golden-Brown-Cosplay-wig-short-wigs-/120774644172?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1ebad1cc

and then I'm looking to do sailor Neptune eventually and I'm trying to figure out which wig is better. any help?

Reference: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/de/Sailorneptune.jpg/220px-Sailorneptune.jpg

Wig 1: http://www.ebay.com/itm/XY6113-Curly-wig-Neptune-full-Dark-green-cosplay-wig-/280750604501?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item415e0a40d5

Wig 2: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anime-Sailor-Neptune-role-plays-Wavy-Curly-Blue-Green-party-Cosplay-Full-Wigs-/220861427779?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item336c5df043

or

wig 3: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sailor-Moon-Sailor-Neptune-Cosplay-Long-Dark-Green-Wig-wig-cap-/110749860977?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item19c934c471



Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on November 07, 2011, 01:10:31 am
Hey people!
So I need help finding a wig for Ritsu Tainaka, from K-On.
any ideas?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-On-Tainaka-Ritsu-Cosplay-Wig-/120759999313?pt=AU_Costumes&hash=item1c1ddb5b51
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Becos-K-on-Ritsu-Tainaka-Golden-Brown-Cosplay-Wig-/260558069560?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3caa789f38
http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-on-Tainaka-Ritsu-Cosplay-wig-costume-kow03-/320632541213?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa730501d
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on November 07, 2011, 09:10:24 am
http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-on-Ritsu-Tainaka-Golden-Brown-Cosplay-wig-short-wigs-/260756829237?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb6517435

http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-on-Ritsu-Tainaka-Golden-Brown-Cosplay-wig-short-wigs-/120774644172?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1ebad1cc

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Becos-K-on-Ritsu-Tainaka-Golden-Brown-Cosplay-Wig-/260558069560?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3caa789f38

Im tossed between these three~ I'll have to look into my budget again.
Thank you both~


Reference: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/de/Sailorneptune.jpg/220px-Sailorneptune.jpg

Wig 1: http://www.ebay.com/itm/XY6113-Curly-wig-Neptune-full-Dark-green-cosplay-wig-/280750604501?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item415e0a40d5

Tranny, I would go with wig one. To me, it looks like its a better color but not like one of the bright horrible ones either.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ShadiStar on November 19, 2011, 01:48:45 pm
I'm getting a long wig for my cosplay, but I have to cut it. How can I cut my wig without making it look like it was cut?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on November 19, 2011, 03:23:37 pm
I'm getting a long wig for my cosplay, but I have to cut it. How can I cut my wig without making it look like it was cut?

You can take it to a wig place i know clackmas town cender has one and they can cut it for you... Or you can have someone do it as well cutting a wig is like cutting normal hair. I ve cut all my wigs. or had them cut by the lady at the great cuts place
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Romo on November 24, 2011, 03:01:25 am
Hey! I've gotten a few reccomendations but I wanted to see if I could get a few more about this. While I have a few good ideas for base wigs I've never tackled a wig like this before so yeah, hel would be good.

I'm working on a Tai Kamiya (http://www.absoluteanime.com/digimon/tai.jpg) cosplay and that hair is just....crazy! So yeah, any thoughts on how I could go about styling this monster? xD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on December 05, 2011, 01:36:18 pm
I'm planning on doing a Vriksa cosplay with my friends being Karkat and Terezi. Could anyone help find out what kind of wig I would want to get?

Straight or curly?
Straight bang or emo bang?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: veraca on December 25, 2011, 02:13:26 am
Hey! I've gotten a few reccomendations but I wanted to see if I could get a few more about this. While I have a few good ideas for base wigs I've never tackled a wig like this before so yeah, hel would be good.

I'm working on a Tai Kamiya (http://www.absoluteanime.com/digimon/tai.jpg) cosplay and that hair is just....crazy! So yeah, any thoughts on how I could go about styling this monster? xD
Personally, I'd suggest looking into a "Punky" wig from the website Amphigory and working from there. A Punky XL that's trimmed might work too. I used a Punky XL when I did Axel.
Pyramid structure for the spikes and glue spray, and leaning the wig on it's sides and upside-down helps.
I'd also suggest a wig head & wig clamp. They'll be very helpful with styling a wig you'll be needing to move your hands through a lot (if you don't have them already)^^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Romo on December 25, 2011, 02:49:37 pm
Personally, I'd suggest looking into a "Punky" wig from the website Amphigory and working from there. A Punky XL that's trimmed might work too. I used a Punky XL when I did Axel.
Pyramid structure for the spikes and glue spray, and leaning the wig on it's sides and upside-down helps.
I'd also suggest a wig head & wig clamp. They'll be very helpful with styling a wig you'll be needing to move your hands through a lot (if you don't have them already)^^

Actually, since it's been awhile since I made that last post, I was thinking about doing just that. :3 I was leaning towards a Punky XL since someone I talked to, who did the same cosplay and did a great job, reccomended using one; I'm just worried that I won't have the know-how to pull it off without making it look really weird. Also, what do you mean by "Pyramid Structure"? I have a wig head (a few) but I'm not quite sure about the wig clamps....are they completely necessary or just helpful? c:
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on December 25, 2011, 04:31:18 pm
need help looking for a Ciel wig need to be the girl verson of him. it needs to be cheep
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: 7bijou7 on January 01, 2012, 01:27:26 am
So I have a wig that looks like: (https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.cosplay.com%2Fphotos%2F31%2F3112393.jpg)
 which I'm using for my Fi cosplay, which the character looks like : (https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffiles.g4tv.com%2Frimg_606x0%2FImageDb3%2F283968_l%2Fthe-legend-of-zelda-skyward-sword-screenshots.jpg)
And I was wondering if anyone had a way to get that point in the hair at the top of her head? Or no? If not, I'm fine with it as is, just accuracy, and seeing if it would be better with it or not.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tanuki19 on January 02, 2012, 08:19:19 am
I know this question has probably been asked a million times but what kind of brush or comb should i get for my wigs? I was looking at combs at walmart and I was going to get one but I just wanted to make sure I didn't get one that would ruin my wigs. Also, a picture of an example would be really helpful. Thank you!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on January 02, 2012, 03:09:23 pm
I know this question has probably been asked a million times but what kind of brush or comb should i get for my wigs? I was looking at combs at walmart and I was going to get one but I just wanted to make sure I didn't get one that would ruin my wigs. Also, a picture of an example would be really helpful. Thank you!

Good idea I find gettign the dubble sided dog brush work even the lady who cuts my wigs for me say a dog brush is better then a normal brush. what i mean by dubble sided the ones that have the solf side and the other side have the hair brush look for it. they work so well
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tranny on January 14, 2012, 07:33:25 pm
So I'm looking at a new sailor neptune wig and was wondering Is k Resin a good wig material? and do you think this wig would work?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130603328497?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tanuki19 on February 09, 2012, 05:07:17 am
I need help finding a good Roxy Lalonde wig. I want a short-ish, light-ish blonde, flippy at the ends wig.
ref pic:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi1123.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl541%2Flisztomini%2Froolonde.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: RandomCosplay on February 09, 2012, 12:35:38 pm
I have the wigs from FYE and I need some advise on cutting them for Ichigo and Sasuke hair styles?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Lady In Red on February 09, 2012, 07:10:19 pm
@Tanuki19
http://www.wigisfashion.com/products/or102 (http://www.wigisfashion.com/products/or102)
This may or may not be what you are looking for, but  if it isn't, this site has a lot of short blonde wigs that would be easy to style for the character : )
Awesome site, too!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Lady In Red on February 09, 2012, 07:23:52 pm
Sorry for the double post, but Tanuki19, you may want to see this wig also : )
http://www.wigisfashion.com/products/tbz413 (http://www.wigisfashion.com/products/tbz413)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: OokamiYami on February 09, 2012, 07:41:45 pm
I have the wigs from FYE and I need some advise on cutting them for Ichigo and Sasuke hair styles?

Depends how long of a wig it is so far. Do you have a wig head to place your wig on top of it?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Maiku on February 09, 2012, 07:42:25 pm
I need help finding a short brown wig for Parn.  Or baring finding one that works perfect, finding a good one that can be styled and/or someone who takes styling commissions.

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi1200.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fbb330%2Flockeoctavian%2FParn1.jpg)
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi1200.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fbb330%2Flockeoctavian%2Fparn-looking.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Lady In Red on February 09, 2012, 07:49:04 pm
@ Maiku:
Here are two wigs : )
http://www.wigisfashion.com/products/fh08-v (http://www.wigisfashion.com/products/fh08-v)
http://www.wigisfashion.com/products/fh08-v (http://www.wigisfashion.com/products/fh08-v)

They would both need very very mild styling, but they are both very good base wigs : )
I hope you find what you are looking for!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Maiku on February 09, 2012, 07:55:06 pm
@ Maiku:
Here are two wigs : )
http://www.wigisfashion.com/products/fh08-v (http://www.wigisfashion.com/products/fh08-v)
http://www.wigisfashion.com/products/fh08-v (http://www.wigisfashion.com/products/fh08-v)

They would both need very very mild styling, but they are both very good base wigs : )
I hope you find what you are looking for!

Thank you very much!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tanuki19 on February 10, 2012, 04:52:28 am
Sorry for the double post, but Tanuki19, you may want to see this wig also : )
http://www.wigisfashion.com/products/tbz413 (http://www.wigisfashion.com/products/tbz413)

I really like this one! Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Rofflz on February 18, 2012, 04:40:42 pm
SO, I have a Len wig that looks like this: http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh300/Andistia/wig.png
How would I cut it to look more like: http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w451/vocaloiduploader/Kagamine/Len%20Kagamine/15535714.jpg *sorry that's the best picture I could find right now*
But I want the hair to be kinda layered like that around the neck... kinda like a more natural ponytail. DX I don't know how really to explain it. But my own hair is layered and when I put it in a ponytail there are always strands falling out of place and I think that's how Len's hair usually looks >.<'
So I guess I'm asking how would you cut the wig to make it look more like the second Picture?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: EmAino on February 18, 2012, 07:01:21 pm
I seem to be having trouble finding a Sailor Uranus wig that I actually like.  Anybody out there have any ideas?  By the way, I'd post a reference pic, but I don't know how. :(
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tranny on February 18, 2012, 07:18:49 pm
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sailor-Moon-Sailor-Uranus-blonde-short-cosplay-wig-/280689810046?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item415a6a9a7e

How about this one?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Rofflz on February 18, 2012, 07:24:28 pm
Maybe this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/22cm-Mens-Short-Light-Blonde-Layered-Wig-SL03M-/160616610488?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item25657efab8
I don't know what colour or length you're looking for so... are you looking for something darker?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: EmAino on February 20, 2012, 06:48:45 pm
Thanks for the input.  Finally decided to go with a Dark Ash Magnum wig from Arda wigs.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tanuki19 on February 28, 2012, 12:00:23 am
I'm really having a hard time finding a good and cheap wig for Pinkie Pie. Any help? [and by cheap, I mean under 30 bucks if possible]
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on February 28, 2012, 12:04:28 am
What kind of style are you looking for?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Shi_no_Akuma on February 28, 2012, 05:17:00 am
I'm really having a hard time finding a good and cheap wig for Pinkie Pie. Any help? [and by cheap, I mean under 30 bucks if possible]

Here's one (http://www.ebay.com/itm/33-inch-Hi-Temp-Series-Hot-Rose-Pink-Curly-wavy-Long-Cosplay-DNA-Wigs-967HRP-/150711788163?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item23171f6283#ht_1920wt_1262) from a reputable seller. You'd need to do some styling, but it fits your budget and the color's perfectly Pinkie. c:

I have links for a handful of others, but they break your budget~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tanuki19 on February 28, 2012, 12:32:34 pm
What kind of style are you looking for?
Probably a long, curly, pink wig. I wish I could get one of those ones with the curly pigtails but those are way too expensive

I'm really having a hard time finding a good and cheap wig for Pinkie Pie. Any help? [and by cheap, I mean under 30 bucks if possible]

Here's one (http://www.ebay.com/itm/33-inch-Hi-Temp-Series-Hot-Rose-Pink-Curly-wavy-Long-Cosplay-DNA-Wigs-967HRP-/150711788163?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item23171f6283#ht_1920wt_1262) from a reputable seller. You'd need to do some styling, but it fits your budget and the color's perfectly Pinkie. c:

I have links for a handful of others, but they break your budget~
I've seen that same wig all over ebay and someone has it for like 18 bucks but the thing is, i don't know if i trust the seller all that wig will turn out to be "party" quality.

EDIT: The wig search is over! My best friend is going to help me buy this one in hot pink!
http://www.arda-wigs.com/Claudia.html
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on March 01, 2012, 01:54:11 pm
I need help finding a replacement wig for my old Hinata one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/COS-WIGS-New-Long-Cosplay-Blue-Black-Straight-Wig-80CM-wig-cap-/280783306876?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item415ffd407c

http://www.ebay.com/itm/new-8-color-long-straight-Cosplay-WIG-blue-black-purple-pink-red-green-pink-/180826754293?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&vti=Length%09Long%0AColor%09Blue&hash=item6fc65d0700 (the purple black color)

these are the two closest I can find.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nekovamp13 on March 01, 2012, 11:45:46 pm
I say the first one. It's so pretty and on sale!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on March 05, 2012, 01:37:55 pm
EDIT
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on March 18, 2012, 09:38:20 am
-Wrong thread :x- Ignore.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LuthienEriol on April 02, 2012, 07:30:30 pm
Anyone have any tips for a Skyloft Zelda wig? I have the base, but I don't really know how to style it and everything. :\
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on April 02, 2012, 08:19:43 pm
if you need help styleing I can easly do that for you if you live in the hillsboro portland area ^^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on April 09, 2012, 02:12:21 pm
So... which wig would be better for Sakura from Naruto: Shippuden in your guyses opinion?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-Short-Purplish-Pink-Cosplay-Party-Hair-Wig-/290677040221?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item43adb3a45d

http://www.ebay.com/itm/518-New-Short-Light-Pink-Cosplay-Party-Wig-/260831545561?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3cbac588d9

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Milkshake-Pink-Short-Stylish-Cosplay-Party-Hair-Wig-/150747774323?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2319447d73

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-pink-short-hair-Cosplay-Party-Wig-wig-cap-/280779627945?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item415fc51da9
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: TalaRedWolf33 on April 09, 2012, 02:26:48 pm
The firs and third ones are my favorite. I really want that first one now lol even though I don't do wigs. They make my head hurt, and with high blood pressure and tension headaches all the time, that's not a good thing.

But id get the first or third one if I were you.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on April 09, 2012, 02:27:34 pm
The third one, it's cheaper xD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tranny on April 09, 2012, 03:33:19 pm
So I guess I'm being forced by my Kyoya to be Renge this year from Ouran. So I need help picking the wig. I have two that i like but I'm not sure which one looks better.

Reference Picture:
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi144.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fr167%2FChildishchikorita%2FOuran%2520Host%2520Club%2FEpisode%252011%2520Big%2520Brother%2520is%2520a%2520Prince%2FRenge.jpg)

Wig one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/320716054948?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Wig two:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200732079993?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Kumi4eva on April 09, 2012, 03:40:38 pm
Second matches her hair color better, but if you want the bangs, the first, unless you're willing to take the wig in to get a small trim.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: 4evaRyuk on April 09, 2012, 09:47:28 pm
I need a wig like what is in the picture but I can't buy it on Amazon or ebay because I need by Thursday, so if anyone knows any stores in the Portland-Hillsboro area that sells wigs (without having to make any appointments) that'd be so helpful.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: BlackjackGabbiani on April 09, 2012, 09:54:23 pm
There's one over on Allen in Beaverton, but I can't remember the name. They should be able to hook you up with a nice short blonde wig like that though. Should be in the phone book.

I'm looking for a shoulderlength green wig with a larger head area. My Ghetsis wig doesn't fit over my hair and keeps shifting because of it. I got mine online and would prefer for its replacement to be in the area so I can try it on before buying it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tranny on April 10, 2012, 08:18:52 am
Second matches her hair color better, but if you want the bangs, the first, unless you're willing to take the wig in to get a small trim.

Well Luckily the one thing i can cut&style is bangs. ^^ And yeah I think I'll go with the second one.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Vysh on April 10, 2012, 12:13:30 pm
Has anyone used the ebay shop WigFever?
http://myworld.ebay.com/wigfever/?_trksid=p4340.l2559
I've been searching for the right burgendy long wig for a while and I was wondering if anyone could tell me about their quality
Thanks.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: LittleBaileyKO on April 23, 2012, 02:09:01 pm
Does anyone know anything about cosplay1st.com? They have a code geass C.C. wig I am interested in but I have yet to find information on them. If not any suggestions on where I can find a quality pre-cut C.C. wig?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on April 23, 2012, 03:00:46 pm
Has anyone used the ebay shop WigFever?
http://myworld.ebay.com/wigfever/?_trksid=p4340.l2559
I've been searching for the right burgendy long wig for a while and I was wondering if anyone could tell me about their quality
Thanks.

I purchased from them once, and I loved it. It was my Hinata wig from last year, the only thing is how tangled they CAN get. Just brush it every so often:)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: EmAino on April 23, 2012, 04:19:51 pm
There's one over on Allen in Beaverton, but I can't remember the name. They should be able to hook you up with a nice short blonde wig like that though. Should be in the phone book.

I'm looking for a shoulderlength green wig with a larger head area. My Ghetsis wig doesn't fit over my hair and keeps shifting because of it. I got mine online and would prefer for its replacement to be in the area so I can try it on before buying it.

I'd suggest looking at Arda wigs if you haven't already.  Their wigs tend to be a little bigger for those of us with larger heads.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Vysh on April 23, 2012, 06:14:29 pm


I purchased from them once, and I loved it. It was my Hinata wig from last year, the only thing is how tangled they CAN get. Just brush it every so often:)
Awesome thank you~
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Kumi4eva on May 01, 2012, 07:19:55 pm
Thanks to EmAino, I am now buying my wigs from Arda.
But now to find the perfect wig.
www.arda-wigs.com (http://www.arda-wigs.com)
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll147/kumi4eva/Ember2.jpg (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll147/kumi4eva/Ember2.jpg)
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll147/kumi4eva/Ember.jpg (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll147/kumi4eva/Ember.jpg)
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll147/kumi4eva/Ember3.jpg (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll147/kumi4eva/Ember3.jpg)
http://elfquest.com/pubs/bios/Wolfriders/images/Ember.gif (http://elfquest.com/pubs/bios/Wolfriders/images/Ember.gif)

And this one too but it doesn't need to be Arda. My friend has a much smaller head.
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll147/kumi4eva/Tyleet.jpg (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll147/kumi4eva/Tyleet.jpg)
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll147/kumi4eva/Tyleet2.jpg (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll147/kumi4eva/Tyleet2.jpg)
For tyleet, wig atleast needs to be thick and layered and able to style.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Soramunesanzun on May 02, 2012, 06:30:18 pm
dear everyone: Arda makes **** wigs that tangle when you look at them and are bad. Don't buy them.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Kumi4eva on May 02, 2012, 08:05:37 pm
dear everyone: Arda makes **** wigs that tangle when you look at them and are bad. Don't buy them.
Was it one wig that you were having trouble with or was it multiple times that it happened to you or other people?
If it was one bad experience, I wouldn't let it spoil the whole shop. If other people have had problems with the same wig or the other wigs, then I would take that claim seriously.
They have instructions on if the wig tangles and how to keep it from doing so.


Other people say that the wigs tangle too, I think I'm still going to order one and see how it fairs.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Len-chan on May 22, 2012, 08:51:08 pm
So I have been trying to decide on whether I should buy a wig or not ... seeing as how i have absolutely no talent in styling hair ... or i was just going to dye my hair i am cosplaying as len kagamine i have the length of hair needed if i dye it but what do you think would be the better option
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: princess_of_zeal on May 28, 2012, 05:50:26 pm
I'm trying to find a wig for an Astrid Peth cosplay. She is from Doctor Who. This video provides a lot of different views of her hair but does contain SPOILERS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyPjtf1tG2s

Can anyone help me find a wig to buy online?

(I don't mind using rit to change the color and minor styling)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on May 28, 2012, 05:59:47 pm
I'm trying to find a wig for an Astrid Peth cosplay. She is from Doctor Who. This video provides a lot of different views of her hair but does contain SPOILERS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyPjtf1tG2s

Can anyone help me find a wig to buy online?

(I don't mind using rit to change the color and minor styling)

all you have to do is get this one cut to the right length, go to a Hair Masters, or Great Look :)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Short-Light-Blond-Wig-w-Soft-Curls-and-Bangs-Misty-/290444697453?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&var=&hash=item439fda5f6d
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: princess_of_zeal on May 29, 2012, 10:08:24 pm
I don't think I would be able to pull the hair up in the back for that style.  She has her hair pulled up in the back.  Only the the front of her hair is close as wavy as that wig.  Someone suggested this one on another site:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Short-25-30CM-Kagamine-len-Gloden-cosplay-Wig-ML08-/270934349310?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item3f14f215fe

I could make it frizz out a bit, style it to give it waves and trim it a bit.  (Not necessarily in that order)  What do you think?  Here's a good view in the video of what I'm talking about her hair in the back:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=GyPjtf1tG2s#t=147s
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on May 30, 2012, 07:19:10 am
Both links are of the wig
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: princess_of_zeal on May 30, 2012, 02:32:23 pm
Ooopps...you're right.  Fixed.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: princess_of_zeal on May 30, 2012, 02:55:19 pm
Or maybe even this wig:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blonde-50s-Housewife-Wig-/370617712086?pt=US_Costume_Accessories&hash=item564a897dd6#ht_2505wt_1270
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Teddy_Bearxx on May 30, 2012, 03:50:05 pm
Oils the second one better, but looks to fake for me.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: princess_of_zeal on May 31, 2012, 04:10:42 am
Agreed but it's closer to the style.  Now if I could find the style and quality in one.  This has been the problem I've been running into.  I've found higher quality wigs but ones that can't be changed to look enough like the hair style or ones that are accurate but cheap/fake looking.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Soramunesanzun on May 31, 2012, 09:47:24 pm
Try looking at 'historical' wig sellers.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: princess_of_zeal on June 01, 2012, 05:21:19 am
This one with adjustment:  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220976152307

Cut and curl the bangs in a wig friendly way (asking the seller for details on if it's heat resistant or not) and other minor adjustments.  What do you guys think?  Am I getting closer?  Lol.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Niques93 on July 12, 2012, 09:18:44 am
hello, I am planning on doing a sumomo cosplay this next year from chobits. I am having a hard time on figuring out what to do about her hair. for those who don't know who I am talking about http://cosplayisland.com/files/costumes/2217/16426/i_sumomo01-l.jpg I figured I would get a short wig for the base then extensions to attach to the inside of the hat. the only problem after that is the color, I have been looking but can't find any wigs the right color do you guys have any ideas?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Kdskc on July 15, 2012, 12:34:18 am
OK, so this is actually for my sister's wig.  My little sister is going to be cosplaying as Len, and she already bought the wig.  But the ponytail is so heavy that the wig keeps sliding back on her head!  Does anyone know some way to make it stay in place?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Soramunesanzun on July 15, 2012, 07:36:15 pm
If the wig has adjustable straps, tighten it. Make it fit snugly on her head. Also, more bobby pins.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: bunny_jean on July 15, 2012, 08:05:31 pm
Definitely bobby pin the hell out of it.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Kdskc on July 15, 2012, 10:58:09 pm
Definitely bobby pin the hell out of it.
If the wig has adjustable straps, tighten it. Make it fit snugly on her head. Also, more bobby pins.
Thank you! :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: kappa roll on July 21, 2012, 02:43:06 pm
uhm. hey guys.

i'm gonna be cosplaying fionna the human this year, and i made my hat fit tight. like, there is not a millimeter of room between my head and the hat.

so i need a wig that's short, but still has the bang thing. would my best bet be to buy a wig based on the front bangs and cut the back, or just try to shove the entirety of a long wig under the hat?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Shi_no_Akuma on July 21, 2012, 11:29:52 pm
uhm. hey guys.

i'm gonna be cosplaying fionna the human this year, and i made my hat fit tight. like, there is not a millimeter of room between my head and the hat.

so i need a wig that's short, but still has the bang thing. would my best bet be to buy a wig based on the front bangs and cut the back, or just try to shove the entirety of a long wig under the hat?
If you're just going to wear it under your hat, I'd get a Blue Steele (http://arda-wigs.com/collections/blue-steel) from Arda in whatever shade of blonde you prefer, as it has the really short back but the long bangs Fionna does. c:
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: kappa roll on July 22, 2012, 03:57:38 pm
uhm. hey guys.

i'm gonna be cosplaying fionna the human this year, and i made my hat fit tight. like, there is not a millimeter of room between my head and the hat.

so i need a wig that's short, but still has the bang thing. would my best bet be to buy a wig based on the front bangs and cut the back, or just try to shove the entirety of a long wig under the hat?
If you're just going to wear it under your hat, I'd get a Blue Steele (http://arda-wigs.com/collections/blue-steel) from Arda in whatever shade of blonde you prefer, as it has the really short back but the long bangs Fionna does. c:
word! this is really helpful. thanks a bunch.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Jotaku on July 26, 2012, 05:50:10 pm
Hiya I had a question, and I couldn't seem to find an answer to it through google.
See I found this perfect wig for someone I cosplay--right cut and everything (and I am completely unskilled and un-confident about cutting and styling my own wig at this time; I want to maybe go to some panels and learn a few tricks first) but the problem?  It's brown when it needs to be black--or at least a darker brown.  So I was wondering if it's possible to dye a brown wig to black at all?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Chibachi Nero on July 27, 2012, 09:29:35 pm
kappa roll, i dunno if you've already purchased your wig but arda also sells bang clips (listed under accessories on their site) which you could just attach to your natural hair under the edge of the hat.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: jam112383 on July 28, 2012, 07:22:01 am
Can anyone help me by styling my code geass wig. I tried but it is to long for me to handle it without messing it up too much.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: kappa roll on July 28, 2012, 08:44:45 am
Hiya I had a question, and I couldn't seem to find an answer to it through google.
See I found this perfect wig for someone I cosplay--right cut and everything (and I am completely unskilled and un-confident about cutting and styling my own wig at this time; I want to maybe go to some panels and learn a few tricks first) but the problem?  It's brown when it needs to be black--or at least a darker brown.  So I was wondering if it's possible to dye a brown wig to black at all?

it's actually possible, and fairly simple to dye wigs with sharpies.

tutorial here (http://firelilycosplay.deviantart.com/art/Sharpie-Wig-Dyeing-Tutorial-156134465).
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: rukavampireknight on August 05, 2012, 09:40:44 pm
Anyone know a good wig site to buy cheap wig. I am looking to buy a white bob or shoulder length wig to complete my absol cosplay. I really wanna find a wig that i can buy under $30 including tax and shipping costs. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on August 07, 2012, 06:33:10 pm
look for Jcpunky on ebay she cheep and nice quality
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: venicekind on August 28, 2012, 09:58:20 pm
So does anyone know of a way to get tangles out of a wig? I went to the goodwill and bought a really cheap wig. I was able to flatten most of the frizz down but there is still a ton of tangles! I've tried to brush it but I'm afraid I'll end up brushing all of the hair out of the wig.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Dark Moon on August 29, 2012, 12:13:25 am
Ok so I got to page 30 and stopped to ask a question. Cuz I can't read any more....
How would you attach not clip on pigtails?
That's my question.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: baka-imouto on August 29, 2012, 01:11:17 am
Ok so I got to page 30 and stopped to ask a question. Cuz I can't read any more....
How would you attach not clip on pigtails?
That's my question.
Here's one way: https://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=ponytail+wig#/d2u7v8v
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Kdskc on August 29, 2012, 11:27:35 am
So does anyone know of a way to get tangles out of a wig? I went to the goodwill and bought a really cheap wig. I was able to flatten most of the frizz down but there is still a ton of tangles! I've tried to brush it but I'm afraid I'll end up brushing all of the hair out of the wig.

I had to untangle my Miku wig, which was a mess (super tangled ponytails down to my knees! D: ) What I did was make a mix of one part fabric softener with 4 parts water and put it in a spray bottle.  I started from the bottom of the wig and, using a wide toothed comb, started combing out the tangles. Make sure to hold tightly onto the hair above where you are combing so that you don't put too much stress on the wefts and pull all the hair out. If a tangle was too much to just comb out, I spritzed it once or twice with the water/fabric softener solution I made earlier and combed it again. When I was completely done and all the tangles were gone, the wig was a little frizzy, so I straightened it on a very LOW heat.  Don't straighten it on a high heat, because you could melt your wig if it is made of synthetic hair. And that would suck. D:  Idk how long or unruly your wig is, but this method worked really well for me and I had all the stuff I needed at home!

Oh! And don't worry about hair coming out of the wig.  That just happens. :/

Good luck! :D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on August 29, 2012, 12:52:21 pm
i found that washing and then combing then useing a strightner if its heat resistiant helps
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Dark Moon on August 29, 2012, 03:24:56 pm
Ok so I got to page 30 and stopped to ask a question. Cuz I can't read any more....
How would you attach not clip on pigtails?
That's my question.
Here's one way: https://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=ponytail+wig#/d2u7v8v
THANKS SOOO MUCH!!!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: baka-imouto on August 29, 2012, 04:19:59 pm
Ok so I got to page 30 and stopped to ask a question. Cuz I can't read any more....
How would you attach not clip on pigtails?
That's my question.
Here's one way: https://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=ponytail+wig#/d2u7v8v
THANKS SOOO MUCH!!!
You're welcome! I hope it works for you!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ~LindsaySutcliff~ on September 27, 2012, 04:45:24 pm
I have to ask you guys to please check out my DA I do commissions and I need to raise 58$ to buy 2 Crona wigs for me and my sister. I'm really trying to work hard for it but all I have is a dollar! http://shishriandkidforever.deviantart.com/
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tanuki19 on October 01, 2012, 05:24:14 pm
I'm gonna be cosplaying as a Little Sister from Bioshock for Sakuracon and I could really use some help finding a good wig.
Most people just use their own hair buuut my hair is way too short to do that so I must use a wig.
Here's a good reference picture of what their hair looks like.
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosplayisland.co.uk%2Ffiles%2Fcostumes%2F1350%2F47214%2Fbioshock2_little_sisters_001.jpg)

I have some ideas of what I might get but more help never hurt.

Option 1 is to get this wig from Arda wigs in Dark Brown (056) and also their long clip on ponytail and then cut it. The bad thing about this option is that its gonna end up costing me a pretty penny and I don't know the first thing about cutting a wig.
http://arda-wigs.com/collections/lulu
http://arda-wigs.com/collections/long-pony-clip

Option 2 is to get this wig from Amphigory [whom I've never bought from before] and their clip on pony in #33 Dark Auburn. This is probably the cheaper route and their pony clip is already the perfect length, I'm just worried about the colors of the wig and the ponytail not matching up.
http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_b_cher.html
http://www.amphigory.com/clipon_fy_satine.html

So, have any ideas of better wigs to get or opinions on these ones?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: princess_of_zeal on October 17, 2012, 09:41:55 am
I'm looking for a wig that will work for this character:

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimages3.wikia.nocookie.net%2F__cb20090205011559%2Fchrono%2Fimages%2F0%2F06%2FFlea.jpg)

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myfconline.com%2F%3Fdo%3Dview%26amp%3Btype%3Dcharacter%26amp%3Bcharacter_id%3D215287)

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rpgamer.com%2Fgames%2Fchrono%2Fct%2Ffanart%2Fctflea_sandara3.jpg)

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.elfwood.com%2Ffanq%2Fh%2Fi%2Fhirschmann2%2Fsandra05.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: baka-imouto on October 17, 2012, 02:34:36 pm
I'm looking for a wig that will work for this character:

I'd suggest Arda's Jasmine wig: http://arda-wigs.com/products/jasmine It's an upweft wig that you wouldn't need to take apart to make it lay right, nor would you need a ponytail clip. The downside is that their color selection is limited and their wigs usually run a bit large.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: princess_of_zeal on October 17, 2012, 03:31:14 pm
I'm looking for a wig that will work for this character:

I'd suggest Arda's Jasmine wig: http://arda-wigs.com/products/jasmine It's an upweft wig that you wouldn't need to take apart to make it lay right, nor would you need a ponytail clip. The downside is that their color selection is limited and their wigs usually run a bit large.

Thank you for the link.  I believe I will end up using that one.  ^_^
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Alli-san on November 07, 2012, 05:09:22 pm
Ok, I kind of need help with a wig. This year at Kumoricon (which was fabulous, by the way!), I was cosplaying as Sayaka Miki from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and I thought instead of wearing a wig, I would dye my hair blue. It didn't work. What happened was that my hair was dyed a strange yellow and green combo that was very undesirable. So after Kumoricon, I thought to buy a wig that would go with Sayaka, but when I got the wig, the sides were very uneven and I am very put out with the seller and the seller isn't really helping to resolve the issue. I would like to know if there's anyone on here who knows a wig seller that is a reliable that they have been happy with and won't disappoint. The name of the seller on Ebay is 2010lan19781212.

Anyway, I would deeply appreciate it if anyone had feedback for me. :)
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tanuki19 on November 08, 2012, 06:43:21 pm
Ok, I kind of need help with a wig. This year at Kumoricon (which was fabulous, by the way!), I was cosplaying as Sayaka Miki from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and I thought instead of wearing a wig, I would dye my hair blue. It didn't work. What happened was that my hair was dyed a strange yellow and green combo that was very undesirable. So after Kumoricon, I thought to buy a wig that would go with Sayaka, but when I got the wig, the sides were very uneven and I am very put out with the seller and the seller isn't really helping to resolve the issue. I would like to know if there's anyone on here who knows a wig seller that is a reliable that they have been happy with and won't disappoint. The name of the seller on Ebay is 2010lan19781212.

Anyway, I would deeply appreciate it if anyone had feedback for me. :)

The only places I've ever ordered wigs from are WigFashion on eBay and Arda Wigs. Arda Wigs has high quality wigs but they're kind of expensive and WigFashion has pretty good wigs for fairly cheap and no shipping costs.
http://stores.ebay.com/Wig-Fashion
http://arda-wigs.com/
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on November 09, 2012, 08:08:19 am
I've also used wigfeaver and arda. I have had good results from both. What kind of wig are you looking for? Do you have a refrence picture? If you live in the Portland area there are a few wig shops here. There is one in Tigard off Hall and 99W by Joanns and there is one in down town portland by Lloyd. Both of them have more normal color wigs but they do have some colored ones. The one by Lloyd also gives a discound if you mention Kumoricon and they are kinda cheap (Like 25+ )
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Alli-san on November 16, 2012, 01:50:18 am
Thank you both for your advice!

I like the idea of going local, and buying a wig there. As for a reference picture, here is one: http://images.puella-magi.net/a/a1/BLT_Sayaka_Illustration.jpg?20110706032125

But I may also do another cosplay, because of the bad luck I've had with this one.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on November 16, 2012, 08:13:06 am
You might be able to get a wig like that at wigland in Portland. They are limited in their colors but they would have that cut I'm sure.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: mesaverde on November 16, 2012, 05:23:46 pm
So for Kumoricon 2013 I'm going to need a dark pinkish color long wig for Revy, as well as a purple wig for Blair. The Blair one I can just get a purple wig and style it, but the Revy one might be kind of difficult, because that color does not seem to exist. So I'll either have to buy a custom one that's really expensive (which is out of the question cause I'm poor), dye one (which I'm not sure would work or how I'd do that), or use a dark brown one (which would be inaccurate. So if anyone would have any suggestions as to where I could find a decently priced wig for Revy, how I could dye a wig, or other options for what I could do aside from using my own hair, which would not work because it wouldn't grow out in time, that'd be great!

Edit: I'm just going to switch my cosplay plans.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PaigeLoe on November 18, 2012, 12:44:45 pm
ALRIGHTY! I am having wig trouble... I recently got my Crona wig in the mail. I purchased it off ebay for $16, thinking that I could save on money and time with a pre-styled wig. I knew that it wouldn't be like the Arda wigs I have purchased in the past, but I wanted indulge my curiosity.

Here are my problems with the wig:
1.) It's more purply than his pink/lavender shade,
2.) I can see some of the skin top's white lacing.

Here are my ideas to fix these problems:
1.) Do a little sharpie dye treatment to get some pinky color in it
2.) Hopefully the dye will fix some of the white lacing showing through.
But if that is not enough, I could color straight onto the lacing with a matching color sharpie.

I wanted to get some more experienced wig-workers' opinions on this. I need to know if I should just return this one and buy the nicer wig from Arda, and cut/style it myself, which I am willing to do. If I can salvage this one that I have it would put my coin purse at ease though. Your thoughtful suggestions are much appreciated! Thank you ;D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sailor-Jeimi on November 22, 2012, 12:08:03 pm
ALRIGHTY! I am having wig trouble... I recently got my Crona wig in the mail. I purchased it off ebay for $16, thinking that I could save on money and time with a pre-styled wig. I knew that it wouldn't be like the Arda wigs I have purchased in the past, but I wanted indulge my curiosity.

Here are my problems with the wig:
1.) It's more purply than his pink/lavender shade,
2.) I can see some of the skin top's white lacing.

Here are my ideas to fix these problems:
1.) Do a little sharpie dye treatment to get some pinky color in it
2.) Hopefully the dye will fix some of the white lacing showing through.
But if that is not enough, I could color straight onto the lacing with a matching color sharpie.

I wanted to get some more experienced wig-workers' opinions on this. I need to know if I should just return this one and buy the nicer wig from Arda, and cut/style it myself, which I am willing to do. If I can salvage this one that I have it would put my coin purse at ease though. Your thoughtful suggestions are much appreciated! Thank you ;D

Welp, seeing as you can't make a darker wig lighter, I would say get a new one..I would need to see the exact colors (both what you have AND what you need) but it sounds like you want a lighter color which is impossible
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Rika-chan on December 27, 2012, 04:17:37 pm
I need help finding a good Misa Amane wig. Does anyone know where I can find one?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Niques93 on December 29, 2012, 11:16:14 am
Hey so I am still looking for help on this http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/files/costumes/2217/16426/i_sumomo01-l.jpg I have a white wig I need to dye and style, do you guys have any tips on either XD
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: PaigeLoe on January 10, 2013, 03:20:51 pm
ALRIGHTY! I am having wig trouble... I recently got my Crona wig in the mail. I purchased it off ebay for $16, thinking that I could save on money and time with a pre-styled wig. I knew that it wouldn't be like the Arda wigs I have purchased in the past, but I wanted indulge my curiosity.

Here are my problems with the wig:
1.) It's more purply than his pink/lavender shade,
2.) I can see some of the skin top's white lacing.

Here are my ideas to fix these problems:
1.) Do a little sharpie dye treatment to get some pinky color in it
2.) Hopefully the dye will fix some of the white lacing showing through.
But if that is not enough, I could color straight onto the lacing with a matching color sharpie.

I wanted to get some more experienced wig-workers' opinions on this. I need to know if I should just return this one and buy the nicer wig from Arda, and cut/style it myself, which I am willing to do. If I can salvage this one that I have it would put my coin purse at ease though. Your thoughtful suggestions are much appreciated! Thank you ;D

Welp, seeing as you can't make a darker wig lighter, I would say get a new one..I would need to see the exact colors (both what you have AND what you need) but it sounds like you want a lighter color which is impossible

Thank you, pretty much right after I posted this I ordered a better wig. I learned my lesson: Cheap is CHEAP.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: TalaRedWolf33 on February 01, 2013, 10:08:14 pm
Okies, so i know this is the wig help thread, but i really just need the help lol i need a wig head stand thing. Does anyone have one they arent using?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: prussia on February 03, 2013, 03:22:03 pm
Hey guys! I was wondering if you have any tips for curling or something that will get my wig too look a bit more like jane!
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-snc7%2F307420_541977825836488_527294004_n.jpg)(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ash4%2F419740_541977819169822_2041545518_n.jpg)(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ash3%2F563003_541977832503154_1049420813_n.jpg)
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbf1-attach.ymail.com%2Fus.f1610.mail.yahoo.com%2Fya%2Fsecuredownload%3Fmid%3D2_0_0_1_1423329_AOHci2IAANyoUQ7s9Q2xxyM7Tuk%26amp%3Bpid%3D1%26amp%3Bfid%3DInbox%26amp%3Binline%3D1%26amp%3Bcred%3DShdTZVjdWG8wT_NPgIYLuwSLyigdakgcvaRqxeifvOzilNvbb9yMCs3j%26amp%3Bts%3D1359933419%26amp%3Bpartner%3Dymail%26amp%3Bsig%3DAObY9Zuim2XdfGfPR3IFOw--)(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbf1-attach.ymail.com%2Fus.f1610.mail.yahoo.com%2Fya%2Fsecuredownload%3Fmid%3D2_0_0_1_1424067_ALDci2IAAFMHUQ7uWwYuLSfrukY%26amp%3Bpid%3D1%26amp%3Bfid%3DInbox%26amp%3Binline%3D1%26amp%3Bcred%3DNhmE3afGWG_PbCSPUD57IgEhvdYhe0H4FcAO1MvouoAexiLKXZyOaQId%26amp%3Bts%3D1359933424%26amp%3Bpartner%3Dymail%26amp%3Bsig%3DPb3lgdTJSXWF4u1vlpMAtg--)(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbf1-attach.ymail.com%2Fus.f1610.mail.yahoo.com%2Fya%2Fsecuredownload%3Fmid%3D2_0_0_1_1424804_AD7ci2IAAQ2IUQ7urgPHiQqkij4%26amp%3Bpid%3D1%26amp%3Bfid%3DInbox%26amp%3Binline%3D1%26amp%3Bcred%3DsbctBHPDWG80sH75PGYNGZlkFCMV3Ke7D7hooMRaCpxpjPs0V9dfXtcE%26amp%3Bts%3D1359933429%26amp%3Bpartner%3Dymail%26amp%3Bsig%3DM1u5bizcQv4hb6jO.RyEgA--)
Heres the wig from 3 different angles.  And i need to get her to look more like this

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi1304.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs536%2Fneonrocket52%2Ftrickster-jane-ani_zps179bf2fa.gif)
And see I'm having a bit of a problem coming up with ideas for all the curves and floops. I'd really love some tips and help on this

(sorry i had to repost, my pics of the wig didn't come up for some reason
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: HoshiMegamiNoMiko on February 10, 2013, 04:08:09 am
I'm still wondering if I can use regular hair shampoo and conditioner to wash my wigs, but I heard there's a chance that the wig might go bad if you use regular shampoo. Does the same go for using regular conditioner?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Notclose2perfect on February 16, 2013, 02:02:22 pm
I have my pink wig and its great but the back of it I never seem to put it on right. Can I get help?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on March 11, 2013, 12:16:12 am
I'm still wondering if I can use regular hair shampoo and conditioner to wash my wigs, but I heard there's a chance that the wig might go bad if you use regular shampoo. Does the same go for using regular conditioner?


Yes It is okay I've been styling and treating wigs for years, I would not recooment useing  a cheep shampoo like Swave or VO8, It is best when washing your wigs you use warmish cold water and was the inside of the cap and the fibers well and then rense and add conshioner and wash it out rat the wig with a towel that way it not dripping and place it on a wig head and let it dry make sure your brush and comb the wig, and i would say wash your wigs ever couple months if you display them that way you can wash away dust and sweat off them really wash your wigs after cons becuse you sweat it can cause you wig to smell if you dont




I have my pink wig and its great but the back of it I never seem to put it on right. Can I get help?


How do you put on your wig and are the ajustable thing in the back to tight?




Hey guys! I was wondering if you have any tips for curling or something that will get my wig too look a bit more like jane!

(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbf1-attach.ymail.com%2Fus.f1610.mail.yahoo.com%2Fya%2Fsecuredownload%3Fmid%3D2_0_0_1_1423329_AOHci2IAANyoUQ7s9Q2xxyM7Tuk%26amp%3Bpid%3D1%26amp%3Bfid%3DInbox%26amp%3Binline%3D1%26amp%3Bcred%3DShdTZVjdWG8wT_NPgIYLuwSLyigdakgcvaRqxeifvOzilNvbb9yMCs3j%26amp%3Bts%3D1359933419%26amp%3Bpartner%3Dymail%26amp%3Bsig%3DAObY9Zuim2XdfGfPR3IFOw--)(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbf1-attach.ymail.com%2Fus.f1610.mail.yahoo.com%2Fya%2Fsecuredownload%3Fmid%3D2_0_0_1_1424067_ALDci2IAAFMHUQ7uWwYuLSfrukY%26amp%3Bpid%3D1%26amp%3Bfid%3DInbox%26amp%3Binline%3D1%26amp%3Bcred%3DNhmE3afGWG_PbCSPUD57IgEhvdYhe0H4FcAO1MvouoAexiLKXZyOaQId%26amp%3Bts%3D1359933424%26amp%3Bpartner%3Dymail%26amp%3Bsig%3DPb3lgdTJSXWF4u1vlpMAtg--)(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbf1-attach.ymail.com%2Fus.f1610.mail.yahoo.com%2Fya%2Fsecuredownload%3Fmid%3D2_0_0_1_1424804_AD7ci2IAAQ2IUQ7urgPHiQqkij4%26amp%3Bpid%3D1%26amp%3Bfid%3DInbox%26amp%3Binline%3D1%26amp%3Bcred%3DsbctBHPDWG80sH75PGYNGZlkFCMV3Ke7D7hooMRaCpxpjPs0V9dfXtcE%26amp%3Bts%3D1359933429%26amp%3Bpartner%3Dymail%26amp%3Bsig%3DM1u5bizcQv4hb6jO.RyEgA--)
Heres the wig from 3 different angles.  And i need to get her to look more like this


And see I'm having a bit of a problem coming up with ideas for all the curves and floops. I'd really love some tips and help on this

(sorry i had to repost, my pics of the wig didn't come up for some reason


Best way i would say is get some hair wax not gel gel can make the wig hard and can ashally damage or brake the fibers, place the wax in desires ares then take a tooth comb and hold the hair in place and move the comb up and down to kinda frizz it alittle and then ajust and use alittle hairspray


and if you guys have any more questions that you want awncer feel free to hit me up on my facebook group I help with wigs and finding wigs for people all the time even talk about wig care for begginers
http://www.facebook.com/groups/285523044899064/
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Notclose2perfect on March 11, 2013, 11:54:46 pm
I put my wig on when my hair is up, which is not that long but I can't seem to not have a bump no matter what shape the buns in. I place my wig over my head I guess back first then I adjust the front.. It looks better when I cover my wig with a hat but I am going as Sakura so I want to only have a headband not a hat on....





Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Citael on March 13, 2013, 10:44:17 pm
Soo...


My Hatsune Miku Alluring Secret: Black Vow wig recently came in...And it's not completely styled. The difficult stuff is done. I just....Yeah. I'm pretty dumb with wigs and hair in general. I don't have a camera with me right now, but here is the product I've bought:


click (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqanPiA5m4A)


Now...The things that are styled. See that pretty little braid? Well, it's hanging down at the moment on my wig. I think it would be easy enough to make it stay up there, but how do I do that without a bobbypin or something being scene? Now, the second issue, which is more difficult. That bun at the bottom...That's not attached either. I'm not sure how to keep that up; I've tried with bobbypins but...I can't D: I'm scared to mess with it too much, cause I think I'll probably ruin it...


Do any of you have suggestions? Or is there somebody nearby that could do it for me, like a wig shop or something? I think a mall around here (can't remember which) has a wig store where it looked like they had some more...Anime-ish wigs? xD What should I do guys? ;A;
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on March 14, 2013, 03:52:31 pm
Soo...


My Hatsune Miku Alluring Secret: Black Vow wig recently came in...And it's not completely styled. The difficult stuff is done. I just....Yeah. I'm pretty dumb with wigs and hair in general. I don't have a camera with me right now, but here is the product I've bought:


click (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqanPiA5m4A)


Now...The things that are styled. See that pretty little braid? Well, it's hanging down at the moment on my wig. I think it would be easy enough to make it stay up there, but how do I do that without a bobbypin or something being scene? Now, the second issue, which is more difficult. That bun at the bottom...That's not attached either. I'm not sure how to keep that up; I've tried with bobbypins but...I can't D: I'm scared to mess with it too much, cause I think I'll probably ruin it...


Do any of you have suggestions? Or is there somebody nearby that could do it for me, like a wig shop or something? I think a mall around here (can't remember which) has a wig store where it looked like they had some more...Anime-ish wigs? xD What should I do guys? ;A;


if you like we can take a day and i can help you style it i had my wig that that for a long time but i would get some spray paint that matches and spray paint the bobbie pin so their simplar color and will hide better






@Notclose2perfect
I wouldnt put your hair in a bun you should do two pigtails and then clip them up with hairclips

Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Dark Moon on March 29, 2013, 11:46:30 pm
Does anyone know how are where i can find a place to buy her hair already styled or have any tips?

June from Avatar the last airbender.
thanks so much
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Titus_Love_Doll on April 03, 2013, 11:00:53 am
Ifnding styled wigs are kinda hard becuse they end up looking really bad/ her hair is very simple to do as well a youtube tatoural can help you
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Dark Moon on April 03, 2013, 11:24:15 am
Thank you so much
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Myflyingboat on April 30, 2013, 11:44:45 am
I am thinking of going as Neko Yoko for a few days, and I was wondering which of the many wigs would be the best to get? I don't have too much money to spend (like most of us) so which ones should conciser getting?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Dark Moon on May 02, 2013, 09:40:29 am
I am thinking of going as Neko Yoko for a few days, and I was wondering which of the many wigs would be the best to get? I don't have too much money to spend (like most of us) so which ones should conciser getting?

What anime is this from?
How much do you want to spend?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Dark Moon on May 02, 2013, 09:56:15 am
I am thinking of going as Neko Yoko for a few days, and I was wondering which of the many wigs would be the best to get? I don't have too much money to spend (like most of us) so which ones should conciser getting?

What anime is this from?
How much do you want to spend?

Sorry, if she has red hair, then I know her...

Here are some links

http://www.amazon.com/Ruler-100cm-Gurrenlagann-yoko-Cosplay-Ponytail/dp/B00BJGUX0G/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1367513573&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=Neko+Yoko+wig

http://www.amazon.com/L-email-Tengen-Ponytail-Cosplay-C39/dp/B008BGN2A0/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367513573&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Neko+Yoko+wig

Here are two from amazon

I hope that this works for you let me know if you have other ideas, I'd like to see them
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Spifferiffic on May 04, 2013, 11:22:50 pm
One of my cosplays this year is going to be Cheerilee from MLP. I have a pink wig to which I plan to add some stripes of lighter pink. I have looked at a tutorial for adding extension pieces to a base wig and am pretty sure I get how to do that, but the base wig has a circle of fake scalp at the crown.


My question is, will it look terrible if the secondary color starts at the first weft past the fake scalp? (If no one is looking directly at the top of my head it ought to be okay, right?)


Should I not even bother trying to add to the wig? Alternatively, is there a way to lighten only a portion of a wig?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: baka-imouto on May 05, 2013, 01:05:50 am
One of my cosplays this year is going to be Cheerilee from MLP. I have a pink wig to which I plan to add some stripes of lighter pink. I have looked at a tutorial for adding extension pieces to a base wig and am pretty sure I get how to do that, but the base wig has a circle of fake scalp at the crown.


My question is, will it look terrible if the secondary color starts at the first weft past the fake scalp? (If no one is looking directly at the top of my head it ought to be okay, right?)


Should I not even bother trying to add to the wig? Alternatively, is there a way to lighten only a portion of a wig?
One thing you could do to get the secondary color's placement right is to sew right through the scalp portion. You'll need to use a thicker needle to do it, but it can be done.


Onto the second problem, there is no way to lighten a wig because it's made of plastic.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Spifferiffic on May 05, 2013, 07:49:42 am
One of my cosplays this year is going to be Cheerilee from MLP. I have a pink wig to which I plan to add some stripes of lighter pink. I have looked at a tutorial for adding extension pieces to a base wig and am pretty sure I get how to do that, but the base wig has a circle of fake scalp at the crown.


My question is, will it look terrible if the secondary color starts at the first weft past the fake scalp? (If no one is looking directly at the top of my head it ought to be okay, right?)


Should I not even bother trying to add to the wig? Alternatively, is there a way to lighten only a portion of a wig?
One thing you could do to get the secondary color's placement right is to sew right through the scalp portion. You'll need to use a thicker needle to do it, but it can be done.


Onto the second problem, there is no way to lighten a wig because it's made of plastic.


It'll probably be more difficult to find the wefts under the fake scalp piece, but I could give it a shot, I suppose...


Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Shenanigans on June 28, 2013, 09:38:46 am
Took a hard look through all 24 "pages" of the topic. Definitely a lot of take aways in this. This is my first time cosplaying and going to attempt the wig route. Thank you all for your experiences both the successes and fails. I've  favorited and sorted many of the tutorials and tips listed. Know that you've helped the new guy such as my self greatly in the wig department. Here.... goes... nothing :D I'll be sure to hit this section again if I run into any troubles. ;D
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: ldkstar on July 09, 2013, 05:05:01 pm
Any good Raikage wigs. I am really mad that I cut my hair now, because when I went to sakuracon my hair was long enough to braid, and I just realized I could have braided and painted it for the costume. Anyway if you know of a good wig, or how to make one, let me know.
 
 
Thanks
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Niques93 on July 21, 2013, 12:29:17 pm
Hey so I am still looking for help on this http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/files/costumes/2217/16426/i_sumomo01-l.jpg (http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/files/costumes/2217/16426/i_sumomo01-l.jpg) I have a white wig I need to dye and style, do you guys have any tips on either XD


does anyone have any tips in styling? I figured out how to dye.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: EveofAbyss on August 15, 2013, 12:29:46 pm
So, my wife is having some wig trouble. The wig she bought looks fine for her character (Quistis from FFVIII), but the way it needs to be pulled back in a ponytail exposes the wig's netting. The wig just ends up looking thin with the netting showing through on the sides and top. Does anyone have any remedies for this? The wig is non-returnable, so she'd hate to have wasted her money on a potentially useless wig.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sailor-Jeimi on August 15, 2013, 12:34:01 pm
So, my wife is having some wig trouble. The wig she bought looks fine for her character (Quistis from FFVIII), but the way it needs to be pulled back in a ponytail exposes the wig's netting. The wig just ends up looking thin with the netting showing through on the sides and top. Does anyone have any remedies for this? The wig is non-returnable, so she'd hate to have wasted her money on a potentially useless wig.


Yep, weft it more..That's literally the ONLY option. You have to buy more wefts and weft them in upside down. You shoulda bought a ponytail wig. NO normal wig is meant to be put up.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: EveofAbyss on August 15, 2013, 12:37:40 pm
Really? Wow. That's news to me. Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sailor-Jeimi on August 15, 2013, 12:42:12 pm
Really? Wow. That's news to me. Thanks for the help!


Yea, sorry..I know it sucks, but if you can't do either, you're SOL
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Amezuki on August 18, 2013, 02:07:39 pm
I'm trying to find one or both of two wigs before con:


Tseng from FF7/Advent Children
Touma Kamijou from To Aru Majutsu no Index


I could probably do Tseng with my natural hair, but I'd have to dye it black and straighten it and I don't want to do that.


Been looking everywhere and none of my searches are turning up anything. Help from anyone with experience sourcing wigs would be welcome. I could try styling one with good instructions, but I've never done it before.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sailor-Jeimi on August 18, 2013, 11:04:02 pm
I'm trying to find one or both of two wigs before con:


Tseng from FF7/Advent Children
Touma Kamijou from To Aru Majutsu no Index


I could probably do Tseng with my natural hair, but I'd have to dye it black and straighten it and I don't want to do that.


Been looking everywhere and none of my searches are turning up anything. Help from anyone with experience sourcing wigs would be welcome. I could try styling one with good instructions, but I've never done it before.



For both you are gonna have to go arda or epic cosplay and buy ASAP (literally, they will both be a good week, and those are the FASTEST!!)
Tseng:
http://arda-wigs.com/products/the-dude (http://arda-wigs.com/products/the-dude)
In black. That's the BEST wig.


I don't know the other character..
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Amezuki on August 19, 2013, 08:57:39 am
https://www.google.com/search?q=touma+kamijou&tbm=isch&biw=1280&bih=612&sei=wD8SUq_cEqG9jALPj4GoCQ (https://www.google.com/search?q=touma+kamijou&tbm=isch&biw=1280&bih=612&sei=wD8SUq_cEqG9jALPj4GoCQ)


I'm at peace with the likelihood that I'm screwed, as that + shipping/tax is a bit more than I wanted to pay for a wig for a spur-of-the-moment idea, but I figured it was worth a shot. Worst case I can try to style my natural hair for Tseng.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sailor-Jeimi on August 19, 2013, 10:08:53 am
Yea the problem with him is that his hair slicks back, and you can't do that unless it's a lace front, or specifically made to so that, both of which will cost you
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: rukavampireknight on August 19, 2013, 12:00:08 pm
Hey so I just brought a shoulder length silver wig and I am looking for suggestions on how to style it like Maria Kurenai from Vampire Knight. I know I have to cut the bangs and the sides a bit but all suggestions are helpful. If you have any suggestions that would be great especially how to do her side bun.

http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/dogcrazy13/library/Wig
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: The_Geek on August 19, 2013, 05:18:02 pm
Hm. So, I have a wig that is similar, if not the same, to the following link: http://arda-wigs.com/products/ferrari (http://arda-wigs.com/products/ferrari)
My question is, how would I go about making it super fluffy?
Like, if possible, this fluffy?
(https://www.kumoricon.org/apps/image_proxy/image_proxy.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tubefilter.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F07%2Fbee-and-puppycat-600x369.jpg)


Any advice would be appreciated! Please and thank you!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: veraca on August 19, 2013, 06:03:34 pm
You'd probably want to look into a heat resistant wig and curls and waves.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Tranny on October 10, 2013, 08:53:36 pm
Been a long while since ive been in here. Anyways I'm looking into wigs for my Sheeta cosplay from Laputa and I'm down to 3 i would really appreciate some others opinions. :)

#1
http://www.ebay.com/itm/160878198190?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

#2
http://www.ebay.com/itm/150930254469?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

#3
http://www.ebay.com/itm/271268163509?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Valkyrie542 on October 26, 2013, 08:56:22 am
I have some experiance buying and wearing wigs, so maybe I can help someone out with a few of these tips.
(and I plan on styling a wig - tucking hair up into a bun - this year, so I might add tips for that later!)
 
-Wig Source-
 
However, I just found a wig website that sells gorgeous wigs - for any style, length and color - but they're a bit pricier.
http://wigsecret.com/ (http://wigsecret.com/)
I originally found them through a listing on Ebay and I paid them with a check (because Ebay isn't taking gift cards anymore, boo).
If you go onto Ebay or their website, be sure to e-mail them that you would like that wig; and when you want to pay for it, you should send them a printed picture/description of the wig so they can give you exactly what you're paying for.
 
-Tips-
 
-Buying: The easiest and cheapest way to find and buy a wig - the one that is perfect for your cosplay - is to go through Ebay.
However, I strongly recommend that you keep a list (on your favorites, or your wishlist if you have an Ebay account) and keep track of all the wigs that look like the one you need; then, you'll need to narrow down your search: the right style/color/length and price. I say this because it's better to exercise patience to find a good wig than to quickly buy a wig that looks cheap and awful. And if you want to be extra careful, you can check each seller's record for positive reviews before buying.
You'll have to use Paypal to pay for your wig, since Ebay no longer gives gift cards to your retailers in town. However, you can ask the seller if you can send them a check if, you're like me, don't want to use Paypal.
 
-Storage: A lot of the wigs I buy come wrapped in a hair net and a plastic bag or a box. And, I strongly recommend that when you're not using them you should store them in those nets so they keep their shape, and store them in their respective bags/boxes so they stay crisp and clean. I know that some of you like to display your wigs on mannequin heads, and it's probably fine, but please don't leave them out in the open where they can be knocked over, trampled on or get things spilled on them.
 
-Wearing: Most people wear hair nets before putting their wigs on but I personally hate nets with a passion because they're so easy to rip or get bunched up. I have long hair, so I prefer to tie it into a braid and then wind it up into a bun at the top of my head (and clip my bangs to the sides of my head with bobby pins) before putting the wig on. Gotta make sure the wig is settled and not sitting on top or it'll slide!
 
-Styling: Most wig enthusiasts say that you shouldn't get your wigs wet because it'll ruin the style, make it sloppy/saggy; in which case you'll need to go through lengths to carefully dry it out and style it over again (I'm sure there's videos on Youtube for drying!).
I agree with this point because I have one short wig that I use for only one cosplay, and I use a comb and hairspray to get it just the way I want every time I put it on. Because of using hairspray, the tips are most likely permanently stuck as sharp points (which is fine, that's how it's supposed to look). If you don't have the know-how to style wigs, you might want to buy a wig for each of your cosplays so you don't need to worry about ruining the styles.
 
These are a few that I can remember at the top of my head; if I remember or learn of anything else I'll be sure to post more. ^^;
 
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Z_Skie on November 04, 2013, 03:29:06 pm
I have long thick hair and I don't want to cut or dye it so I bought a wig and well I need help putting my wig on with my long thick hair with out making my head look like it has bumps. Also the wig is longer than my hair if that helps with anything.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sailor-Jeimi on November 04, 2013, 09:31:37 pm
Z, try youtube. There are many ways to put a wig on with long thick hair. Most of the tutorials are girs with hair similar to that so most tutorials wil help you, then just pick the one you like most and use that method.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Deadly Mustang on February 20, 2014, 10:18:18 pm
Can anyone give me some advice on a wig for Gajeel Redox from Fairy Tail?
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: nikkiolie on February 21, 2014, 08:36:20 am
Looks like you will need a lace front wig in order to get the slicked back look, and probably some more extensions to help fill it out.

If you live in the Portland area Wig Land has a few lace front wigs otherwise I would suggest Arda Wigs, and probably this one would be your best bet http://arda-wigs.com/products/suzi (http://arda-wigs.com/products/suzi)


Also keep in mind, lace front wigs tend to cost more than other wigs, there are ways to style a normal wig and make it look slicked back but it can be hard to do.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: baka-imouto on May 03, 2014, 04:16:24 pm
Has anyone on here gone about hand ventilating any part of a wig, be it the front for a hairline or the entire wig? I'm looking for tips and suggestions for a project.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: eishamrell on May 03, 2014, 10:13:59 pm
So I need help in choosing a wig for my Mew Mint cosplay. I don't know whether to buy a already styled wig or try and do it myself. Here is a picture of a wig I am looking at on Ebay. What has me nervous is that there is no size indicated with the information. Also its not really the best looking wig but it is cheap.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sailor-Jeimi on May 03, 2014, 11:13:28 pm
So I need help in choosing a wig for my Mew Mint cosplay. I don't know whether to buy a already styled wig or try and do it myself. Here is a picture of a wig I am looking at on Ebay. What has me nervous is that there is no size indicated with the information. Also its not really the best looking wig but it is cheap.

Styling this is simple actually i would go with arda and get the chibi wig (located in the unique wigs section) and 2 buns. Then chop most the pigtails into nubs ans clip the buns to those. Itll cost more but its more worth it
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: eishamrell on May 04, 2014, 12:31:47 am
So I need help in choosing a wig for my Mew Mint cosplay. I don't know whether to buy a already styled wig or try and do it myself. Here is a picture of a wig I am looking at on Ebay. What has me nervous is that there is no size indicated with the information. Also its not really the best looking wig but it is cheap.

Styling this is simple actually i would go with arda and get the chibi wig (located in the unique wigs section) and 2 buns. Then chop most the pigtails into nubs ans clip the buns to those. Itll cost more but its more worth it

I was considering this but Arda does not have the Chibi in the color that is closest to the character. If they did it would make my life so much easier. The only blue color the Chibi has is midnight blue and that color is too dark for the character. I will search around. I have considered buying a medium wig from Arda but they still do not have the color I need. If all else fails I will probably buy one of the short wigs and buy a couple wefts so make the buns.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sailor-Jeimi on May 04, 2014, 10:37:34 am
So I need help in choosing a wig for my Mew Mint cosplay. I don't know whether to buy a already styled wig or try and do it myself. Here is a picture of a wig I am looking at on Ebay. What has me nervous is that there is no size indicated with the information. Also its not really the best looking wig but it is cheap.

Styling this is simple actually i would go with arda and get the chibi wig (located in the unique wigs section) and 2 buns. Then chop most the pigtails into nubs ans clip the buns to those. Itll cost more but its more worth it

I was considering this but Arda does not have the Chibi in the color that is closest to the character. If they did it would make my life so much easier. The only blue color the Chibi has is midnight blue and that color is too dark for the character. I will search around. I have considered buying a medium wig from Arda but they still do not have the color I need. If all else fails I will probably buy one of the short wigs and buy a couple wefts so make the buns.


You could do that I guess, but you will also need wefts. You can't part for pigtails in a normal wig that isn't already styled into them. I don't know exactly where the tutorial is, but someone did it using an epiccosplay wig and you need to add wefts from the inside poking out in order to make the netting not show. So it can get pretty pricey
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: eishamrell on May 04, 2014, 02:08:12 pm
Thanks for the suggestion I ended up finding a wig that is very similar to the Chibi and has the part in the back and is the right color. So now I can stub it use the extra hair have Styrofoam balls to make the buns. There are many tutorials on that so I'm good now. Thank you to everyone for all the helpful suggestions.
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: BrokenPsyche on June 05, 2014, 06:54:13 pm
I'm having difficulty with my Dirk cosplay. I'm using my real hair but I don't exactly know how to style it, let alone, I'm terrible at it. So if you can help me that would be wonderful!!!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: moonbeam on July 14, 2014, 11:58:04 pm
Sailor moon bun help  I believe I can get a wig that can work . But it wouldn't have her buns I saw a video were you use like extra wig hair and super glue it to a Styrofoam ball but. ..... that was for a wig they edited a lot ... so any ideas tips ? Please help I'm  new at detailed wigs and I'm low on cash since kumori con prices went up
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: lancej95 on October 28, 2014, 03:45:05 pm
I have never bought a wig and I've never actually worn one. I mean, yeah, there has been one on my head but never with the preparation I see people do with the cap and whatnot. I know I'll need at least one next year but I have no idea what I'm doing...


Any help, advice, anything is greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: animefan209 on October 28, 2014, 07:21:41 pm
I've really been considering to cosplay Yusei Fudo next year and I don't know what to do for the wig. I have never styled a wig before. Any advice please? Here's what the wig should look like:
Title: Re: Official Wig Help Thread
Post by: Sailor-Jeimi on November 07, 2014, 03:52:18 pm
I've really been considering to cosplay Yusei Fudo next year and I don't know what to do for the wig. I have never styled a wig before. Any advice please? Here's what the wig should look like:


Look up any general "yu-gi-oh wig tutiral"..They will more than likely all be Yugi, but it's the same method..This will be 100% impossible to make it look good withoug doing it that way..You will need to know a LOT of things to do this..You will need to know how to correctly take wefts out of a wig, how to make the shapes of the spikes out of another material (usually foam) and you'll need to attach them to the wig and glue the hair to the structure and so on.
These wigs are by far the HARDEST to do..If this is your first wig, or your first cosplay, and you've never made a prop before, I say do not try this until you have done at least a little of that stuff..