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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #200 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #201 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #202 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.

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@ nikki, You should take progress pics of your wig!
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #203 on: June 27, 2009, 06:56:42 pm »
Shiz...I do this ALL the freaking time...-_-...thanks for catching that for me. >3<

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #204 on: June 27, 2009, 07:00:09 pm »
lol thats okay

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #205 on: June 27, 2009, 07:08:06 pm »
well am cosplaying as vega

how long of a wig should I get, and how should I do the bangs?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #206 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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #207 on: June 27, 2009, 07:15:05 pm »
well am cosplaying as vega

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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #208 on: June 27, 2009, 07:18:27 pm »
well am cosplaying as vega

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?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #209 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #210 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #211 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #212 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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #213 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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #214 on: June 27, 2009, 07:41:00 pm »
no problem! post pictures when you finish! :D
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #215 on: June 27, 2009, 07:47:28 pm »
YES I WILL. ~desu~
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #216 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


Hair twisted and drying


After it is dried and the twists pulled apart


Reference to the back of his hair


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #217 on: June 27, 2009, 11:02:19 pm »
Is....there a difference? o-o

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #218 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #219 on: June 27, 2009, 11:16:40 pm »
Ah I see it now 8D

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #220 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


Dry
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #221 on: June 28, 2009, 12:35:21 am »
It does look better 8D

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #222 on: June 28, 2009, 12:36:26 am »
Now I have to do it one more time when I dye it XD

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #223 on: June 28, 2009, 12:48:12 am »
What color?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #224 on: June 28, 2009, 12:49:56 am »
It will have a slight purple tint like in the reference picture a few post back.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #225 on: June 28, 2009, 01:03:56 am »
Cool cool
Are you going to use the sharpie dye method?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #226 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #227 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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #228 on: June 28, 2009, 10:40:06 am »
I've used the sharpie method and it's been succesful for me~
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #229 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?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #230 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) ~
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #231 on: June 28, 2009, 10:53:00 am »
ffffft
I followed the actual sharpie dying thing XD

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #232 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 >_>


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #234 on: July 16, 2009, 01:50:45 pm »
I like the first one better

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #235 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #236 on: July 16, 2009, 04:34:53 pm »
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #237 on: July 17, 2009, 12:41:56 pm »
I'm not sure what to do with my Botan wig.




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?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #238 on: July 17, 2009, 12:52:22 pm »
This place has a tutorial for two ponytails...
http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigtutorial_parting.html

you could try doing that and then combinine it all into one...
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #239 on: July 17, 2009, 01:51:03 pm »
That is such a pretty wig...<3

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #240 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


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...

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #241 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #242 on: July 30, 2009, 01:55:46 pm »
thats what i thought *nod nod*
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #243 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.

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 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #244 on: July 30, 2009, 02:51:24 pm »
it could work : o did you browse ebay yet? they ussualy have a good selection
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #245 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #246 on: July 30, 2009, 03:06:13 pm »
: o ah well its the place I recomend the most sorry to say ) :
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #247 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?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #248 on: July 30, 2009, 04:47:04 pm »
i vote red
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #249 on: July 30, 2009, 07:28:00 pm »
i saw her hair as more of hot pink.