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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #250 on: August 18, 2009, 12:01:05 pm »
If I get what you're saying, yes.  They are meant for adjusting to the size of the wearer's head.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #252 on: September 13, 2009, 04:57:38 pm »
ok on long wigs, i need help.

One of my cosplays its a dark pink hair that goes about to her thighs/waist.

and one of my other cosplays its like teal that goes to her feet.

with the pink one should i go for the length pictured or just shorten it a bit? cause I do want to be accurate.

same goes for the teal one. however where in hells name would i find a wig that long?!
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #253 on: September 13, 2009, 04:57:59 pm »
woooo! This thread is love <33

anywho' , peeeopple. Heeelp D8

I need a wig for Mao

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #254 on: September 13, 2009, 04:59:25 pm »
ok on long wigs, i need help.

One of my cosplays its a dark pink hair that goes about to her thighs/waist.

and one of my other cosplays its like teal that goes to her feet.

Try here: http://www.cosplayanimewigs.com/extralongwigs.html
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #255 on: September 13, 2009, 04:59:42 pm »
Right now I'm trying to get a wig for my Dan Kuso cosplay. I've found a few choices and wanted some input on which you thought would work out the best.

Here's the character: http://www.bakugandojo.com/wp-content/uploads/dan-kuso.jpg

Here are the three different wigs:

1) http://cgi.ebay.com/New-handsome-chestnut-brown-short-Mens-Hair-Wig-KN018_W0QQitemZ270451334777QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ef827de79&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

2) http://cgi.ebay.com/Brown-Short-Cosplay-Wig-Reborn-Tsunayoshi-Sawada-etc_W0QQitemZ150367912420QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2302a041e4&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

3) http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/showproduct.php/product/16639/cat/1

What do you think? I'm a bit stumped.

two. defiantly.

clap: what does the back look like? if not then are you going to go more for a white wash out or a silver?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #256 on: September 13, 2009, 05:02:02 pm »
ok on long wigs, i need help.

One of my cosplays its a dark pink hair that goes about to her thighs/waist.

and one of my other cosplays its like teal that goes to her feet.

Try here: http://www.cosplayanimewigs.com/extralongwigs.html

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #257 on: September 13, 2009, 05:03:40 pm »
ACTUALLY , what Romo linked is actually very good 8DD

But uh the Back is ..hm , Short? kinda long but its not?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #258 on: September 13, 2009, 05:04:48 pm »
then i recommend a medium length silver wig. you can pull it back to his style and bangs are a must.

ebays your best bet.

search:

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and see what comes up.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #259 on: September 13, 2009, 05:06:24 pm »
@Chi

Thanks for your suggestion, after looking I realized you were right. xD I just really want to get the wig part out of the way.

Also, glad I could help.~ Someone suggested that site to me at the con and it just happened to have really long wigs on it. c;
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« Reply #260 on: September 13, 2009, 05:09:33 pm »
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #261 on: September 13, 2009, 05:10:30 pm »
i would look for one with more bangs to it : o bangs ar enot fun to cut.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #263 on: September 13, 2009, 05:13:47 pm »
Are those for Mao? Doesn't he have a ponytail~?


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #265 on: September 13, 2009, 05:16:31 pm »
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #266 on: September 14, 2009, 01:40:53 am »
Okay...So I'm gonna be doing Envy from FMA...And I've seem many people cosplay her and just leave their wig straight and unstyled...And I've also seen some variations of styling...

So, my question is: what should I do? Or at least tips to make it look better.

If anything, I'm gonna at least style the bangs...
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #267 on: September 14, 2009, 01:53:32 am »
She is so scrawny, I hope youz skinny XD.  What about the idea of maybe her half transformed as another character?  :D

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #268 on: September 14, 2009, 02:19:02 am »
I'm getting there......I won't be too skinny......

Never thought of that. That would actually be an interesting concept for the future!

Mainly, I just want tips or idea on how to style her hair like a palm tree...
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #269 on: September 14, 2009, 03:22:46 am »
Palm tree as in how it has all those super long shoots of hair that come out of her head?  That does seem hard, lots of product and mini pins in your hair so we can't see what is separating the strands?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #270 on: September 14, 2009, 02:44:09 pm »
Alright I got some conditioner for my wig and it took out a lot of the color. I am going to wait to see what it looks like when it dries then decide if I need to buy more dye or not. There is still some color on the top layer but a lot of it is gone x.x

I'll also post pictures and see what people think.


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #272 on: September 14, 2009, 04:12:09 pm »
lol @ people who are calling Envy a girl.

I love that wig nikki, it's faboolus.

So I'm working on my Naoto wig right now and it pretty much looks like shite. If it doesn't turn out well I'm just going to buy a new black one.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #273 on: September 14, 2009, 04:16:03 pm »
I need to find a good wig for Jaccuzzi. ;w;
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #274 on: September 14, 2009, 04:16:48 pm »
That's because Envy was actually supposed to be a girl...But something happened and the confusion started.....

I agree. The wig looks wonderful! I think it looks more like his hair now, with the silver coming out more.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #275 on: September 14, 2009, 04:17:22 pm »
Woman I told you not to try dying a wig black. It just doesn't work. You'll give yourself an anger attack and start throwing fits, which might lend itself to health problems, if you keep trying.

Just get a new wig.

And no, Halloween stores do not sell nice wigs.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #276 on: September 14, 2009, 04:19:37 pm »
Hohoho, well I had to at least try it. Lesson learned :D

And yeah Shay, Halloween store wigs are a no-no.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #277 on: September 14, 2009, 04:21:43 pm »
ok, peach wig. the things getting a bit messy...

any advice on combing a wavy/curly wig with out ruining its shape? D:
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« Reply #278 on: September 14, 2009, 05:06:05 pm »
You can comb it all you want and the curls won't come out since the fibers are pressed to stay that shape. You'll only have a problem if you pour boiling water over the wig first.

And don't pull too hard or you'll pull fibers out.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #279 on: September 14, 2009, 05:08:20 pm »
So people think I should keep it more silvery instead of dying it more purple again?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #280 on: September 14, 2009, 05:18:09 pm »
From what I've seen, isn't Kuja's hair supposed to be silver anyway?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #281 on: September 14, 2009, 05:21:26 pm »
Well there is a purple tint, I think I got it too much when I first dyed it. I think I will keep it like this.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #282 on: September 14, 2009, 05:31:16 pm »
Cool!

Now, my fellow DOGS readers/watchers, I have a conundrum. My Bishop wig.

I know I'm getting an Ivy, because those are amazingly awesome wigs and I have yet to have a problem with one. My question is, Bleach Blond (613) or Butterscotch Blond (24B/25) for a color? I'm leaning towards Butterscotch Blond.

D: I'm too lazy to find references that include his hair because all my references are for his coat.

Edit: The color swatch page for the Ivy
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #283 on: September 14, 2009, 08:59:11 pm »
for reference, DO NOT BUY FROM ONLYWIG

they scam by using pics from professional only and instead give you crap rip offs that look like you got them at the Halloween store.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #284 on: September 14, 2009, 09:57:45 pm »
can I see a picture of the wig you ordered and the one you got?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #285 on: September 16, 2009, 12:47:10 am »
lol @ people who are calling Envy a girl.

Wait not a girl?  I only heard the dub'd shows so no sound reference but I thought he was just a flat chested, angry at everything girl XD 

And nikkiolie, the wig looks okay as is, any further and it wont have enough purple in it imo.

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« Reply #286 on: September 16, 2009, 11:18:26 am »
Yeah Envy is totally a male >_>

And good to know. I am going to leave it the way it is. Now I just want my red wig so I can put the feathers in that one and try it out :3

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #287 on: September 16, 2009, 11:25:50 am »
@ Richie, Both of those colors look pretty good for Bishop but I think I'm leaning towards Bleach Blonde. His hair is really light~

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #288 on: September 16, 2009, 02:51:32 pm »
Oh there is some spray that you can keep a wig straighten. This was something I found on cosplay.com Here is the spray.

http://www.hardwareworld.com/3-IN-1-Silicone-Spray-Lubricant-11-Oz-Spray-p9W79PM.aspx

And the instructions here http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=185958 It looks like the wig stays slick and might not be able to hold hair spray after that but if you have a long straight wig it should work great! I am going to try it out on both my Kuja wigs.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #289 on: September 16, 2009, 04:06:24 pm »
Yeah Envy is totally a male >_>
Course, that's what they said about Kuja too...

Anywho, still wanting some ideas for Styling Envy's hair...Please!
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #290 on: September 19, 2009, 06:16:26 pm »
Nikki: I 'll try to get some pics of the wig soon, my cameras being bitchy.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #291 on: September 19, 2009, 06:33:39 pm »
Any one know were I can get a wig like this?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #292 on: September 19, 2009, 06:38:02 pm »
that sa pretty easy wig, youll have to braid it yourself but thats not to hard. I suggest ebay. Get one thats longer than what you want it to be when you braid it though, since braiding takes a few inchs of the length.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #293 on: September 19, 2009, 07:05:34 pm »
How do you transport/store wigs without messing them up?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #294 on: September 19, 2009, 07:22:33 pm »
depends.

if their styled, then wig head, put a pin in the middle so it will stay there. put them on a shelf or something where their out of reach of little siblings/pets . for transport i would recomend taping the heads to a board or something flat and putting them on top of any other luggage so their not squished.

if their flat ish and dont really have much that you would  need to re style if it got hurt, then if you still have the net they come in put it back in there, or a baggy works to. when you take them out again just fluff em up and finger comb a bit.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #295 on: September 19, 2009, 08:08:20 pm »
I store my styled ones on a wig head on a shelf in my closet. The not so styled ones are folded up, and curently on my floor, but I try to keep them in my closet. Long haired ones, I think you are supposed to put them on a wig head, then wrap it around the neck or something like that.

As for transport, I had mine on the wigheads, inside of paper bags. Each one got their own, and I set them ontop of everything in the car so they don't get squished.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #296 on: September 19, 2009, 08:24:18 pm »
that sa pretty easy wig, youll have to braid it yourself but thats not to hard. I suggest ebay. Get one thats longer than what you want it to be when you braid it though, since braiding takes a few inchs of the length.
Thats what I thought, but its like liered in the front. Or something like that.


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #297 on: September 19, 2009, 08:31:42 pm »
Alright I already saw someone post about this but I'm wondering if anyone has any insight for
me as well on the topic of Sakura Kinomoto (Card Captor Sakura)

I'll be cosplaying this version:


So what I need to know is, what length of wig should I start with or are there
wigs that might have that kind of dual bang length I need for the ones that are
a tad longer... or should I just mold it from a short brown wig with bangs and
find some type of hair glue/sculptor to mold the sides up enough to work as that
depth of hair to frame the face.

Also, I have bellow the shoulder blade long THICK brown hair, which I do not wish
to cut... I may be getting a perm and dying my hair red in the comming months
and my question is: With the GREAT DEAL of hair I have, will a wig cap be enough to
keep it from causing bumps and wig sliding off my head? Are there any tricks for
gals with lots of hair besides lopping it off?

Also... my first year at K-con was this last year (2009) and on short notice I came
up with a Heather Mason costume including wig... the wig was HIDEOUS but it
did the job... I'm trying to figure out what kind of styling I'd have to do to a short
(think bob length) wig to give it that feathered, scraggly chop look that was popular
in the early 00's? Look to my avatar for a guide on how Heather's hair should look.
It is WAY multi layered and I'm just not sure how to pull that off without either making
the wig too thin or trial by error botching several wigs.... has anyone ever found a
wig that looked quite like that?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #298 on: September 19, 2009, 08:52:21 pm »
rozen: i see what you mean to a degree, but with that type of layering you could probably cut it yourself, it wouldnt be that hard, cut the front parts then part it so that the long part of the wig goes in the back.

allykat: oh yeah your gonna have to go with a longer wig then cut it.

with the way sakuras hair goes your not going to get it to look like in that pic where it kinda goes up really hi for the bangs xD but you can get pretty close : o i recommend a shoulder length light brown wig, and get some good wig scissors and cut it till you get about the right length you want. or what you might be able to do is get a short wig, and get some extensions to clip in.

and as to if your hair should get in the way it probably wont. i have a friend with really long hair and she gets it in a wig cap no problem. if you dont have a cap i recommend getting one. wig stores have them or you can cut your own out of panty hose. just remember that bobby pins are your friends <3

and finnaly as to your last wig question, just a generraly short blonde wig should do, their on ebay, your again not going to get that exact look but thats because anime/video game physics dont translate completley into real life.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #299 on: September 19, 2009, 09:04:19 pm »
allykat: oh yeah your gonna have to go with a longer wig then cut it.

with the way sakuras hair goes your not going to get it to look like in that pic where it kinda goes up really hi for the bangs xD but you can get pretty close : o i recommend a shoulder length light brown wig, and get some good wig scissors and cut it till you get about the right length you want. or what you might be able to do is get a short wig, and get some extensions to clip in.

and as to if your hair should get in the way it probably wont. i have a friend with really long hair and she gets it in a wig cap no problem. if you dont have a cap i recommend getting one. wig stores have them or you can cut your own out of panty hose. just remember that bobby pins are your friends <3

and finnaly as to your last wig question, just a generraly short blonde wig should do, their on ebay, your again not going to get that exact look but thats because anime/video game physics dont translate completley into real life.

Thank you thank you thank you soooo much! I really appreciate the insight! It really helps to have people who have
worked with wigs before guiding you through the proccess... honestly I would prolly end up looking wretched this
year if this thread weren't here! Thank you! I'll prolly check back in with progress reports on my wigs (I'll actually have
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basic cosplay costumes set up and ready so that I have a good starting wardrobe for many years to come!

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