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Offline LtCommanderRichie

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #400 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #401 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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #402 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)?


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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #403 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.....


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #404 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #405 on: December 09, 2009, 04:13:18 pm »
OH yeah that color might work =D but I might get the Ivy instead...


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #406 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #407 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #408 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....


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #409 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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #410 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #411 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. 
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #412 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)
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #413 on: December 10, 2009, 06:46:31 am »
Sorry, my camera is kinda packed away because I'm going somewhere this weekend ^^;

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #414 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.

thats the wig.... it came out blonder in real life.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #415 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?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #416 on: December 28, 2009, 02:20:14 pm »
geneticly copy the wig at a cow farm. OR buy a new one.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #417 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #418 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. >>)
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #419 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~!
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #420 on: December 28, 2009, 03:11:32 pm »
SARCASTIC OK.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #421 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #422 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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #423 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?!

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #424 on: January 17, 2010, 11:19:03 pm »
how do i repair a spikey wig without washing the whole wig out???????????

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #425 on: January 18, 2010, 10:55:50 am »
repair it as in what? Fix some spike?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #426 on: January 18, 2010, 08:24:38 pm »
yea like some spikes are just falling apart

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #427 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #428 on: January 18, 2010, 08:37:26 pm »
okie dokie ^^ i'll give it a shot! thanks so much!

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #429 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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #430 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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #431 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.


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #432 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...
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like Pebbles Flintstone, and use hairgel from the roots to the rubberband.
When it dries, Undo the rubberband and part hair carefully.
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hairspray the rest into the right shape. Use folded notecards to hold it up while the hairspray dries.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #433 on: January 19, 2010, 06:12:03 pm »
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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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #435 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #436 on: February 03, 2010, 07:13:08 pm »
ONE, DAYUM.
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« Reply #437 on: February 03, 2010, 07:27:39 pm »
Why would I want to get a dong wig? That doesn't even make sense.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #438 on: February 03, 2010, 07:29:23 pm »
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« Reply #439 on: February 03, 2010, 07:41:53 pm »
The second one. I don't really like the colour of the first one.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #440 on: February 03, 2010, 08:09:18 pm »

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« Reply #441 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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #442 on: February 04, 2010, 06:42:05 pm »
GET THE SECOND ONE SAHARA.

I've ordered 2 wigs from there.

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« Reply #443 on: February 04, 2010, 06:44:51 pm »
OKAY I WILL THEN

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #444 on: February 05, 2010, 11:51:04 am »
If someone finds a good N. Italy wig with fast shipping, that would be great :D
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #445 on: February 05, 2010, 05:23:28 pm »
Find a red-brown wig in the right style and make the curl yourself?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #446 on: February 05, 2010, 08:33:15 pm »
cosplayfu.com has some nice wigs... i gotmine from there and i really like it.
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« Reply #447 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~

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #448 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #449 on: February 06, 2010, 03:19:45 pm »
i would use a kyouya wig... its basically the same style.
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