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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #100 on: April 30, 2009, 10:04:58 pm »
You also gotta ask for them since they put it in the back.~
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #101 on: April 30, 2009, 10:54:31 pm »
not at the Sally's I go to. They have them on a shelf, actually....all the ones I have been to have had them out >_>;;

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #102 on: April 30, 2009, 11:05:24 pm »
Lol, my Sally's had them in the back so I had to ask.~
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #103 on: May 01, 2009, 02:12:29 am »
They're sometimes lurking on the bottom shelves.
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« Reply #104 on: May 01, 2009, 08:19:00 am »
I actually need to get a new one now >_>;;;;;

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« Reply #105 on: May 01, 2009, 11:02:15 am »
I might be! It all depends on if I have the money for it.
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« Reply #106 on: May 01, 2009, 11:29:29 am »
I would love to go but I don't think I will have enough money this year. Maybe next year though.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #107 on: May 01, 2009, 04:03:28 pm »
I don't have enough money either so tell me how the Morning Musume concert goes ;D
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #108 on: May 01, 2009, 10:04:40 pm »
I've been debating this for a while and now have decided I need help...
I'm working on a cosplay for my friend and they have the hair that the character has and wants to use it but they don't have the bangs. How would I do bang extensions? I've had a few ideas and have not pursued any but I would love some input.


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #109 on: May 01, 2009, 11:20:27 pm »
I'd just say clip the extensions higher on the head, and cut them to the length you want them.
It might help if you have a pic of your friend and a pic of the char.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #110 on: May 01, 2009, 11:39:14 pm »
I'm trying to grow my hair out, but just in case my hair is stupid.....
does anyone know where I can get hair extensions (preferably real hair ) or a wig that looks like this?


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #111 on: May 02, 2009, 01:31:49 pm »
I want to make my Mikuo wig look like thishttp://cgi.ebay.com/Vocaloid-2-Mikuo-Blue-Short-Cosplay-Wig-Layer-Miku-Male_W0QQitemZ260402840269QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090501?IMSfp=TL090501124003r1520 But i can't find a tutorial. I've been looking for a few hours now. How do you get small flippy spikes in the back?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #112 on: May 02, 2009, 01:47:33 pm »
I want to make my Mikuo wig look like thishttp://cgi.ebay.com/Vocaloid-2-Mikuo-Blue-Short-Cosplay-Wig-Layer-Miku-Male_W0QQitemZ260402840269QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090501?IMSfp=TL090501124003r1520 But i can't find a tutorial. I've been looking for a few hours now. How do you get small flippy spikes in the back?

....All you really do to make "flips" is hold the wig hair up and hairspray it.
For me, I twist the wig fiber back and forth until it stays up, and hairspray it like that.

EDIT: OR, you could hairspray it first, and then use your fingers to pinch them up.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #113 on: May 02, 2009, 01:55:37 pm »
okie dokies ;D Thank you!
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #114 on: May 02, 2009, 05:28:30 pm »
My Ranka wig finally arrived after almost a month >_<; I'm so happy.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #115 on: May 02, 2009, 07:24:20 pm »
Lookie! All done with Sailor Pluto wig!





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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #116 on: May 02, 2009, 09:28:52 pm »
@anime_gurl: if you want real hair extensions be prepared to pay out the nose for them. They're excessively expensive. Instead, I would suggest a wig. Not too sure which one, but it would most certainly be better.

And as;kdjfhaklsjdfhkh I got my pigtail wig today and I love it so hard right now OMG.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #117 on: May 02, 2009, 10:00:17 pm »
Well, I fully styled my Sven wig, but because it was my very first time actually styling a wig, I made some mistakes and need to redo it.....
So, what's the best (and cheapest) way of washing a wig? BTW, I used spray and spiking glue on it.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #118 on: May 02, 2009, 10:10:18 pm »
Water and a small dash of regular shampoo.
You don't need special stuff to wash a wig. :P
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #119 on: May 02, 2009, 10:42:27 pm »
@anime_gurl: if you want real hair extensions be prepared to pay out the nose for them. They're excessively expensive. Instead, I would suggest a wig. Not too sure which one, but it would most certainly be better.

And as;kdjfhaklsjdfhkh I got my pigtail wig today and I love it so hard right now OMG.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #120 on: May 02, 2009, 10:59:13 pm »
nekovamp13 - Yes, yes. Just like danayoki said. A small bit of shampoo and hot water should do the trick.  It's amazing what hot water can get out of wigs.


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #121 on: May 02, 2009, 11:18:54 pm »
nekovamp13 - Yes, yes. Just like danayoki said. A small bit of shampoo and hot water should do the trick.  It's amazing what hot water can get out of wigs.

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« Reply #122 on: May 02, 2009, 11:34:45 pm »
^ alrighty, sounds good Dana. ^^


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« Reply #123 on: May 03, 2009, 01:35:51 am »
Okay, thanks!
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #124 on: May 04, 2009, 12:25:44 pm »
So my friend gave me a wig that I plan on using for cosplay, however after we both looked at it we relized, "WOW IT"S REALLY POOFY!"
Anyone know any easy simple ways to depoof a wig? I know I'm already gonna try some of the advice about getting curls undone in earlier posts since I need it to be a lot straighter.
Basically the wig is gonna be used for a combination of Kairi and Namine's hair.
I would very much appreciate the help and advice.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #125 on: May 04, 2009, 12:35:22 pm »
Something that might work but could damage the wig is using a flat iron. Some wigs are a good enough quality that you can use a flat iron on them at A VERY VERY LOW TEMPERATURE! If you have one I would suggest trying it out on a small section of hair to see if it will destroy the strands or not. Maybe try it on the hair that will rest against the back of your neck and is not shown.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #126 on: May 04, 2009, 12:37:18 pm »
Something that might work but could damage the wig is using a flat iron. Some wigs are a good enough quality that you can use a flat iron on them at A VERY VERY LOW TEMPERATURE! If you have one I would suggest trying it out on a small section of hair to see if it will destroy the strands or not. Maybe try it on the hair that will rest against the back of your neck and is not shown.

That might just work. Looks like I'm gonna be really busy as soon as i get home :D
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #127 on: May 04, 2009, 04:20:02 pm »
I mean give it a shot. I have a few wigs that can be straightened and some that can not >_> Actually all the ones that can I ordered from the same place XD

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #128 on: May 04, 2009, 05:39:13 pm »
What also might work is to steam it a bit. Put a damp rag over the wig then use the flat iron ontop of the rag. Try that if other things don't work.


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #129 on: May 04, 2009, 05:58:46 pm »
Wouldn't the hot water technique work on Miyuyuuhi's wig? I think that's the safest way to do things. I've used to straighten and detangle wigs before.
http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigtutorial_straightening.html
You can also put SOME conditioner in the wig so see if that weighs down the poof too I suppose. Plus it makes wigs smell all nice and pretty~
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #130 on: May 04, 2009, 06:17:09 pm »
the hot water technique would work but I just don't think it would get as straight as a flat iron could get it.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #131 on: May 05, 2009, 07:22:22 am »
Alrighty everyone, So, I started out working with the hot water technique, It's already looking better last time I saw it last night. I will probably check it out again when I get home from school.
I was adviced to do this a few more times so yeah thats what I will do. The ends of the wig were already previously damaged slightly from a straightening iron, good thing its at the ends where I will probably be trimming it at.
So overall, I'm here to say thank you to everyone for their advice. I shall keep everyone updated on the progress. :D
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #132 on: May 05, 2009, 08:05:35 pm »
So I'm pretty happy with my Ranka wig, but the only thing I'm not happy with is that the ends don't "curve in" like Ranka's do~
Does anyone know how to make the ends curve in? I'd rather not risk an iron.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #133 on: May 05, 2009, 08:10:35 pm »
I think if you barely touch the ends with hairglue or spray with hairspray and blow dry it on low heat and low strength, it might curve in. Thats how I got some of my flippies in my Mikuo wig to stay curved up.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #134 on: May 05, 2009, 08:13:40 pm »
Hair Gum. At first it's sticky/gummy and you might see it a little but it fades to clear and holds ALL DAY! Even if the hair is thin or just little tiny pieces of it.


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #135 on: May 05, 2009, 08:15:33 pm »
Naw, I kinda want to make it curve in without adding any hairspray, hair gum, or anything like that.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #136 on: May 05, 2009, 08:18:30 pm »
Maybe just blow drying it would work...if you have a "cool" button, you could do medium heat for 5 sec, then push the cool button for 8. and keep alternating it until it looks like its holding. I'm not sure though. I've never tried it.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #137 on: May 06, 2009, 12:42:37 pm »
from the looks of the pic in your sig it curves in because of some trimming

i would try to layer it a bit on the outer pieces so it looks like it curves in.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #138 on: May 06, 2009, 12:47:53 pm »
I'm trying to grow my hair out, but just in case my hair is stupid.....
does anyone know where I can get hair extensions (preferably real hair ) or a wig that looks like this?


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I can't find a wig like this except this one DX


And it does not look good at all, and...that : [ It doesn't look good. At least I think so

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #139 on: May 06, 2009, 02:06:11 pm »
Ugh, that wig is really friggin' ugly. I couldn't find a brown wig like that either but if you don't wanna make the ponytails yourself I'm sure you could just dye one of the nice pigtail wigs from cosplaywig on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/2-clip-on-BLONDE-PONYTAILS-wig-cosplay-skin-top-new_W0QQitemZ180352730656QQihZ008QQcategoryZ60188QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem
Just make sure you get a light wig though.
And if you wanna be real ghetto like me and not buy expensive wig dyes you can use sharpies :D
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=82947
That's what I would do because I'm lazy as hell. But I'm sure some of the other people on here may have a better idea.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #140 on: May 06, 2009, 02:11:22 pm »
Ugh, that wig is really friggin' ugly. I couldn't find a brown wig like that either but if you don't wanna make the ponytails yourself I'm sure you could just dye one of the nice pigtail wigs from cosplaywig on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/2-clip-on-BLONDE-PONYTAILS-wig-cosplay-skin-top-new_W0QQitemZ180352730656QQihZ008QQcategoryZ60188QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem
Just make sure you get a light wig though.
And if you wanna be real ghetto like me and not buy expensive wig dyes you can use sharpies :D
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=82947
That's what I would do because I'm lazy as hell. But I'm sure some of the other people on here may have a better idea.

hmmmm the sharpie idea sounds good but sounds like it would take a while DX did you do it to one of your wigs? : O
I would be so nervous to do it~

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 The only thing I would be worried about is the hair being loose and falling out revealing my true pigtails XDDD And looks like really thin hair DX
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #141 on: May 06, 2009, 02:16:44 pm »
@Anime_Gurl-
I'm sure those could work on one condition...

When you get them, dye your hair to match the colors of the pigtails, or visa verca. It looks terrible if your hair is a different color from clip on's and it makes me cringe inside. And as long as your pigtails aren't OMGSOHUGE those clipon's will fall over them and no one will see it. It wouldn't really matter if anyways of your hair pokes out anyways if you dye it the same color.

Also more clip-ons: http://www.amphigory.com/hair_addons_clipon.html

And the sharpie dye does work, though I was just playing around with some colors to see what I could do with my orange wig.  So I haven't done a whole wig yet, but from what I was working with it was pretty easy. You can try out what colors it would change the wig/clip on' just by cutting a tiny piece of hair off and testing it.
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« Reply #142 on: May 06, 2009, 02:18:58 pm »
That is very true, boogie, I hate it when people think its ok if it's almost, but not quite. you can get decent temporary hair dye if you don't want your hair to stay dyed until it grows out.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #143 on: May 06, 2009, 02:21:52 pm »
I know I HATE it when the person doesn't dye the hair oh god [dies a little] it makes me ill inside DX
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #144 on: May 06, 2009, 02:25:53 pm »
Haha, well having the wig base can assure that nothing will fall out and look dumb and silly, and if nothing else you can use it for another cosplay. Since the blond is so light you can practically dye it any color. There are a couple other ways to dye wigs with things other then sharpies that you can find on cosplay.com.

But my opinion, go for the wig. I highly doubt your hair is going to be the exact shade of brown of any clip on. You don't know what dye will do to your hair and if you screw up...you're kind of stuck with it.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #145 on: May 06, 2009, 02:31:15 pm »
Haha, well having the wig base can assure that nothing will fall out and look dumb and silly, and if nothing else you can use it for another cosplay. Since the blond is so light you can practically dye it any color. There are a couple other ways to dye wigs with things other then sharpies that you can find on cosplay.com.

But my opinion, go for the wig. I highly doubt your hair is going to be the exact shade of brown of any clip on. You don't know what dye will do to your hair and if you screw up...you're kind of stuck with it.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #146 on: May 06, 2009, 02:38:45 pm »
It's all good, I know how it is to be new at stuff. Hell, I know a lot but I'm still pretty bad at wigs.
I edited one of my posts above and put a link in there for you for more clip on's. I haven't dyed a whole wig before but I've dyed strands. It worked out pretty well.
You can color it strand by strand or you can make a solution to dye the wig, which seems a little less tedious. The instructions to make it are on the link that I gave you for the sharpie dying.

Never use real hair dye on a wig. Your wig is not real hair so it won't work. There are special dyes you can use on wigs that you can buy from Katie Bair http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigsupplies_dye.html or you can make your own dye apprently http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=57484.

Those threads should have all the information you need though. Good luck!
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #147 on: May 06, 2009, 02:43:38 pm »
It's all good, I know how it is to be new at stuff. Hell, I know a lot but I'm still pretty bad at wigs.
I edited one of my posts above and put a link in there for you for more clip on's. I haven't dyed a whole wig before but I've dyed strands. It worked out pretty well.
You can color it strand by strand or you can make a solution to dye the wig, which seems a little less tedious. The instructions to make it are on the link that I gave you for the sharpie dying.

Never use real hair dye on a wig. Your wig is not real hair so it won't work. There are special dyes you can use on wigs that you can buy from Katie Bair http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigsupplies_dye.html or you can make your own dye apprently http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=57484.

Those threads should have all the information you need though. Good luck!


Thank you so much~~!!!  :D I appreciate your help so much ♥ ♥
Ah alright, no real hair dye [check] : 3 thank you so much~ I shall look at those links!

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #148 on: May 08, 2009, 07:39:33 am »
dont forget to alwaysw test the color on a few strands first to make sure its ok before dying the whole wig! : o
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #149 on: May 08, 2009, 12:06:39 pm »
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. ~ ~

Also Natalie, I'm pretty sure they sell extensions of all kinds at Sallys Beauty Supply. Even if it's not real hair, it still LOOKS like real hair. I've used extensions on my hair plenty of times and other then my friends who know me, no one could tell they were fake.
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