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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #150 on: May 08, 2009, 05:34:13 pm »
How do I keep a wig nice and brushed, I cant get it to stay nice.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #151 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #152 on: May 08, 2009, 08:15:01 pm »
thank you but, I do ckeep it in a nice place.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #153 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)
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #154 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.

The only thing I hate about it is the back of the wig.Oh my god I hate it.

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 : [
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #155 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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #156 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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #157 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #158 on: May 09, 2009, 09:04:51 pm »
Wouldn't the Wisp work better? :X
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #159 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 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 babies would I need to achieve this 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  :)

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #160 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]
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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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #161 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #162 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)

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #163 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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #164 on: May 25, 2009, 12:07:35 am »
Can anyone give me suggestions for a good base wig for Mimi Tachikawa from Digimon?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #165 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.


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #166 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~
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #167 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #168 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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #169 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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #170 on: June 15, 2009, 02:21:44 pm »
Got2b glued freezing spray and spiking gel

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #171 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...
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #172 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.

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« Reply #173 on: June 16, 2009, 05:28:00 pm »
Yeah...The one thing I don't have...But I'll do it.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #174 on: June 16, 2009, 06:08:25 pm »
you could use normal conditioner....and just wipe it away when you are done.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #175 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #176 on: June 17, 2009, 09:33:46 am »
It just takes time. Be patient and go slowly from the bottom up.

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« Reply #177 on: June 17, 2009, 06:26:22 pm »
Yeah....
Stupid thing.......
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #178 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #179 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


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #180 on: June 21, 2009, 11:12:42 am »
Both of them look good.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #181 on: June 21, 2009, 12:19:34 pm »
Does anyone know where I can get a good wig that looks like this?

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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #183 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.
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« Reply #184 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?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #185 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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #186 on: June 24, 2009, 09:32:03 pm »
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« Reply #187 on: June 24, 2009, 09:33:51 pm »
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« Reply #188 on: June 24, 2009, 10:51:18 pm »
Looking good!
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #190 on: June 25, 2009, 12:16:32 am »
@vampire: lol y thank you

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #191 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?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #192 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.
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« Reply #193 on: June 25, 2009, 11:30:59 am »
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« Reply #195 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #196 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?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #197 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.

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« Reply #198 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #199 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