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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #200 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 #201 on: June 28, 2009, 12:48:12 am »
What color?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #202 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 #203 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 #204 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 #205 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 #206 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 #207 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 #208 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 #209 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 #210 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 #212 on: July 16, 2009, 01:50:45 pm »
I like the first one better

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #213 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 #214 on: July 16, 2009, 04:34:53 pm »
thank you guys! I just got beads for it, and I'll order it on Monday. ;D
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #215 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 #216 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 #217 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 #218 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 #219 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 #220 on: July 30, 2009, 01:55:46 pm »
thats what i thought *nod nod*
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #221 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 #222 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 #223 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 #224 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 #225 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 #226 on: July 30, 2009, 04:47:04 pm »
i vote red
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #227 on: July 30, 2009, 07:28:00 pm »
i saw her hair as more of hot pink.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #228 on: July 30, 2009, 09:15:05 pm »
I vote red
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #229 on: July 31, 2009, 07:26:06 am »
Red here too.
Katie Bair did a Jesse wig a while back, and she used a whole can of hairspray on it. That's just a warning, because the wig seems like a whole lot of work.

My Dad was professor Oak last year, but he has gray hair, so he just took his hair and spiked it.
I'd go with a short gray wig and cut it so one side was longer than the other.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #231 on: July 31, 2009, 01:49:54 pm »
Okay I bought a wig that was advertised as a light brown and it came to me as a redder color. Any wig dye advise? ^^' I need it for my Chibi Kaiba cosplay xD
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #232 on: July 31, 2009, 02:53:39 pm »
Ask me in a few weeks.
We're taking my mom's pink curly wig and dying greyish for genkai, so then I'll know.
Right now:
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #233 on: August 06, 2009, 04:45:19 am »
Chichi: I would go for the first one
Sahara: Red is my vote
Boogie: That wig looks good for him.
naygo: if your looking for a lighter color and you have a hard color wig there's no way to make it lighter.
I'm not sure how wig dying would work but you can't make it lighter with the sharpie dye method.
There's no way to make a wig ligher, unless you know what wig dye works.
I would email the sender about the color and see what they can do about it

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #234 on: August 06, 2009, 08:12:04 am »
I know I already asked, but I'm still confused on what I'm supposed to do.
How do I put my long blue wig in to a high ponytail?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #235 on: August 06, 2009, 09:29:51 am »
Cool, it's super thick so that should be ok.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #236 on: August 12, 2009, 11:06:52 pm »
My hair is SIMILAR to that of the character I'm roleplaying as.
Can I skip the wig and find a way to style it without being called a noob?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #237 on: August 12, 2009, 11:35:40 pm »
Do you have any ref pics of your hair and the character? Sometimes one's own hair can work but most often a wig looks best.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #238 on: August 13, 2009, 08:46:25 pm »
Sure.


Here's mine. I apologize for the crap picture quality.



I'll straighten part for the longer strands in the front.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #239 on: August 13, 2009, 09:07:30 pm »
From a personal standpoint I'd definately reccomend getting a wig. Since Sakura's hair is semi-complex.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #240 on: August 13, 2009, 09:09:15 pm »
That's what I thought. I'll see haw expensive they are.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #241 on: August 15, 2009, 01:29:24 am »
i am going as sasori, and i was thinking i might as well just style my hair. it's doesn't seem to hard. i  have looked at other cosplays of him and it seems easy. i also already got the right hair dye.

sadly this is my only picture with my hair normal...


and here is a wig, (my hair will be darker) the style is right, so i think it should work.




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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #242 on: August 15, 2009, 09:05:07 am »
I think the wig is too pink. Sasori has red hair, pretty dark red hair and I don't think that is the right color for him.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #243 on: August 16, 2009, 12:13:37 am »
i know it's the wrong color. i was just showing the style. wondering if i could pull it off with my hair.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #244 on: August 16, 2009, 06:48:18 pm »
How would I go about brushing a long wig with sprayed in curls? x3
My Euphie wig is tangly.(:

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #245 on: August 17, 2009, 12:47:20 pm »
I'm buying a new wig for Botan.
Effing wig is too short.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #246 on: August 17, 2009, 02:24:44 pm »
Mine has adjusty things inside of it, but I don't really get how they work.  I'm also kind of afraid that I'll break them.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #247 on: August 17, 2009, 02:27:34 pm »
@Starry-- I would say that you pin up the top layers and comb it carefully curl by curl, then do the middle layers, then the top.
Or get it all wet with hot water, brush it out, and re-set the curls... if you like torture.


I want to use my own hair for Rikku, but I don't think it'll be enough, should I get extensions for the braids and ponytail, or should I just get a wig for the whole?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #248 on: August 17, 2009, 02:31:15 pm »
Won't the water ruin it? D :
And how do I brush it without pulling out all the hair? xD

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #249 on: August 17, 2009, 06:57:16 pm »
Mine has adjusty things inside of it, but I don't really get how they work.  I'm also kind of afraid that I'll break them.

Wait, don't those control how big the actual head is, not the wig length?
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