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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1150 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?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1151 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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1152 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1153 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?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1154 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!


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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1155 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?


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1156 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?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1157 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!


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/
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1158 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....





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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1159 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:


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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;

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1160 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


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






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I wouldnt put your hair in a bun you should do two pigtails and then clip them up with hairclips


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1161 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1162 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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1163 on: April 03, 2013, 11:24:15 am »
Thank you so much

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1164 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?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1165 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?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1166 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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1167 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?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1168 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1169 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!

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1170 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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1171 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.
 
 
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1172 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 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1173 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.


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1174 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1175 on: August 15, 2013, 12:37:40 pm »
Really? Wow. That's news to me. Thanks for the help!


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1176 on: August 15, 2013, 12:42:12 pm »
Really? Wow. That's news to me. Thanks for the help!


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1177 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1178 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!!)
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1179 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


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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1180 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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1181 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1182 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
My question is, how would I go about making it super fluffy?
Like, if possible, this fluffy?



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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1183 on: August 19, 2013, 06:03:34 pm »
You'd probably want to look into a heat resistant wig and curls and waves.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
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« Reply #1185 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!)
 
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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/
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.
 
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-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. ^^;
 
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Offline Z_Skie

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1186 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1187 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1188 on: February 20, 2014, 10:18:18 pm »
Can anyone give me some advice on a wig for Gajeel Redox from Fairy Tail?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1189 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


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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1190 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.
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Halloween 2010 Prussia (In progress- prop and cosplay started)
Halloween 2011 slave Prussia (In progress- cosplay finished and props started)
Cardverse Prussia (Well.. I have the pattern. -shrugs-)

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1191 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1192 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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1193 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1194 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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1195 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1196 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!!!

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1197 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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1198 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!

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #1199 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: