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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #350 on: October 13, 2009, 08:49:46 pm »
Im having trouble finding a short shoulder length brown wig.

Does anybody know a good Wig site with good priced wigs :3
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #351 on: October 13, 2009, 08:50:36 pm »
i'ce always like cosworx and amphigory
 (thanks for help D:)
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #352 on: October 13, 2009, 09:03:10 pm »
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #353 on: October 13, 2009, 09:14:29 pm »
Okay, I've been looking around for awhile for this but I'm stumped. It's just really hard, for me, to find a wig of this length in the right color. Any suggestions guys? Plus I'd need a little help on how you'd think I should style it once I get it.

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Alright so, just bringing that back up so the picture is easier to find, I think I have a wig that'll work but I just wanted to check and see what others think. Anyway, this any good?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Heat-Resistant-Cobalt-Blue-Long-Cosplay-Party-Wig-7412B_W0QQitemZ160367386665QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item2556a42029

I think it's too blue for the character.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #354 on: October 13, 2009, 09:47:49 pm »
So next year, I wanted to pull Rikku from FFX out again. But my only problem is that my hair is too short to stick into her ponytail. Would it be possible to use clip on extentions on one of my stubby ponytails to make it longer? here is a pic of her hair...
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #355 on: October 21, 2009, 10:23:45 pm »
Hrrr. I mhght Do Spike from Cowboy Bebop D8...and I need a wig..
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #356 on: October 22, 2009, 05:02:26 pm »
Hrrr. I mhght Do Spike from Cowboy Bebop D8...and I need a wig..

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I have been convinced in to doing Terra from FFVI (Dissidia form)
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #357 on: November 01, 2009, 01:01:44 pm »
I got my wig for Larxene. I'm styling it now and am actually working on making a little tutorial. :D

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #358 on: November 01, 2009, 02:31:45 pm »
Hrrr. I mhght Do Spike from Cowboy Bebop D8...and I need a wig..
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #359 on: November 02, 2009, 06:59:08 pm »
Most people's spike hair is their natural hair.
A bunch of people who cosplay spike don't do so very well, or elaborately.
So, what I would do for the wig is get a black wig, and rough it up a bit. Get some spray, and fix it so it looks like his hair.
If you really REALLY feel the necessity to tint it green (I don't think it's green enough to have to do that, but whatever floats your boat) I'd use the crap-o-la spray junk. It'll tint it enough so it wont look REALLY green, but it'll work to make you happy.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #361 on: November 03, 2009, 01:08:02 am »
Most people's spike hair is their natural hair.
A bunch of people who cosplay spike don't do so very well, or elaborately.
So, what I would do for the wig is get a black wig, and rough it up a bit. Get some spray, and fix it so it looks like his hair.
If you really REALLY feel the necessity to tint it green (I don't think it's green enough to have to do that, but whatever floats your boat) I'd use the crap-o-la spray junk. It'll tint it enough so it wont look REALLY green, but it'll work to make you happy.

That's great Nikki <3
I'll look for it!

I agree with the green tint. not really my thing. I firmly believe the green tint was just to show how "roughed up" it was.


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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #362 on: November 03, 2009, 05:32:35 pm »
Hey all~

My long curly silver wig is starting to get rather tangled (stupid wind ;-;), and I want to get it to be right again.

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Do you think if I comb it out and then douse it in water it should go back to the original shape? I don't want to take out the curls... Aha. :'D
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #363 on: November 03, 2009, 08:03:33 pm »
Crapola...
Maybe you want to go with washing it with cold water and wig conditioner.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #364 on: November 03, 2009, 08:07:15 pm »
omg thanks.
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #365 on: November 03, 2009, 08:17:14 pm »
^ If you have to comb it make sure to be gentle so as to not pull out fibers and whatnot :O

I'm having frizz/tangle issues with a long wig too, I think I'll try the motions oil sheen spray- or whatever it's called.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #366 on: November 23, 2009, 03:22:46 pm »
Picture

Color finding help please :3
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #367 on: November 23, 2009, 04:11:08 pm »
Broken link is broken~!

My Euphie wig needs to be de-tangled. ;-;

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #368 on: November 28, 2009, 12:06:26 pm »
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #369 on: November 29, 2009, 05:34:04 pm »
Silicone spray ftw.

You spray the tangle and your wig brush/comb, and then you brush it out. ^^
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #370 on: November 29, 2009, 06:17:40 pm »
I use Mane 'n Tail, it's worked pretty dang well for me and it smells nice. Works best on straight wigs because it uncurls curly ones.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #371 on: December 08, 2009, 12:11:20 am »
alright. for once i am getting ready for K-con way before last minute. I have decided to be sabata this year (hooray for awesome vampires before twilight series!) and his hair might prove difficult. this year i have a far larger budget then last. last year i had 40 bucks plus extra odds and ends for sasori (apparently i like characters starting with "SA") unfortunatly, barely anyone cosplays as sabata since the game series he is from isn't that well known. i found one guy with a lot of pictures, but his cosplay wasn't as i imagined. i need some help getting a wig that would be able to hold it's shape and color. (if it could be purple that would be better, still can't find one yet) but i need something to hold its shape. it would stick out in the back a bit, and the two parted things  of hair in the front. (just look at my avatar)

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #372 on: December 08, 2009, 12:39:26 am »
Your avatar isn't very helpful. Maybe you should post a link for us?

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #373 on: December 08, 2009, 12:46:03 am »
sure. it's very hard to find a decent picture of him. can't even find the gun del hell (sabata's gun throughout the game)

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #374 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 #375 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 #376 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 #377 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 #378 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 #379 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 #380 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 #381 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 #382 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 #383 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 #384 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 #385 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 #386 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 #387 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 #388 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 #389 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 #390 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 #391 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?
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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #392 on: December 28, 2009, 03:11:32 pm »
SARCASTIC OK.

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #393 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 #394 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

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Re: Official Wig Help Thread
« Reply #395 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 #396 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 #397 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 #398 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 #399 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.