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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #50 on: March 29, 2009, 12:16:58 pm »
@Monica
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #51 on: March 29, 2009, 12:20:08 pm »
That looks like it would work well ;D

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #52 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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #53 on: March 29, 2009, 08:56:40 pm »
Bowser wears a wig?! o-O

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #54 on: March 29, 2009, 09:17:47 pm »
Lolita!Bowser does ;)
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #55 on: April 02, 2009, 03:36:36 pm »
xD our bowser is a feme bowser, so shes got a wig.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #56 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 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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #57 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #58 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!
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #60 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?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #61 on: April 05, 2009, 02:18:24 pm »
Not sure but it's on sale that's all i know

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #62 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #63 on: April 05, 2009, 06:40:04 pm »
tofu: glue works well to but its much less mistake friendly.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #64 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2009, 10:53:09 am »
first things first, get refrence of the back of her head
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #66 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:


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #67 on: April 11, 2009, 04:39:52 pm »
What's your price range for a base wig? :0
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #68 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #69 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.  ;)
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #70 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #71 on: April 11, 2009, 08:22:53 pm »
I see. Okie dokie then! ^3^

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #72 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #73 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #75 on: April 18, 2009, 01:40:15 pm »
I like the first option you came up with
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #76 on: April 18, 2009, 01:41:58 pm »
@Kameko
I really like the first one, but maybe this would be better?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #77 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....

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #78 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....

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It's just the color in the first one that gets to me.~
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #79 on: April 18, 2009, 02:57:40 pm »
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.

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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #80 on: April 18, 2009, 03:39:04 pm »
I liked the first one, too! 8D Cool, cool. Thx!

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #81 on: April 18, 2009, 08:53:48 pm »
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.

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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #82 on: April 19, 2009, 12:04:10 pm »
I want this wig really bad, srsly.

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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #83 on: April 26, 2009, 09:17:01 am »
I want this wig really bad, srsly.

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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #84 on: April 26, 2009, 09:29:33 am »
Okay, I figured as much. The wig's coming some time this week anyway.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #85 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
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #86 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #87 on: April 27, 2009, 08:08:43 pm »
woah wtf?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #88 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. ~_~
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« Reply #89 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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #90 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?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #91 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;
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« Reply #92 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #93 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.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #94 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.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #95 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

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« Reply #96 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?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #97 on: April 30, 2009, 04:40:04 pm »
Sally's beauty supplies has them, I also found one at Value Village once.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #98 on: April 30, 2009, 09:59:43 pm »
Right...Aren't they 5$ or so...?
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« Reply #99 on: April 30, 2009, 10:02:24 pm »
less...they shouldn't be more than $3