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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby Quicksilver95 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:59 pm

Leighton Darko wrote:
Quicksilver95 wrote:I'm looking for Link and Lexeus too, also like I said Leighton. Stiple Sponge. Using a Stiple Sponge is not Painting its more like Make-up, but if you wanna do the wig idea go on ahead.

Derp, I overlooked the stiple sponge part and thought it was just painting. Hmm... that does seem like it would work pretty well, but I'd still be a bit afraid that once someone got closer, they could see that it wasn't hair and was just paint. Unless there's some way to put 'projecting areas' onto a bald cap short of gluing hair onto it. XD;;

XD I Believe that just applying the Stiple sponge a little more heavily should make it Project the way you need it. And it looks very Real Close Up.
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby MissCookie » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:45 am

Here's a useful tutorial I found for coloring your eyebrows~!

http://hylian-dragoness.deviantart.com/ ... -179884429
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby oglop_master » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:08 pm

MinaUchiha2 wrote:If they don't, you can always buy the extensions and make them into wefts, it's not that hard, youtube and DA have several good tutorials on how to. I know some people who just get an extra long wig and cut off what they don't need and use the extra length they cut and turn them into wefts, for some it's cheaper and you don't have to worry about color difference.


Yeah, that's what I was thinking about doing with that Gundam wig. But it will probably be cheaper to just get one without a pony, and do as you said.

wolf wrote:I can provide a photo tutorial if needed. x3


Could you? That'd be very much appreciated. ^^
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby wolf » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:18 am

oglop_master wrote:Could you? That'd be very much appreciated. ^^


Here ya go~

If this doesn't help jut lemme know and I'll try to show you myself. xD
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby oglop_master » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:01 pm

That does help. Thank you! ^^
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby Leighton Darko » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:14 am

Welp, cutting a wig short for Cole was an utter failure. :< I got a cheapo one today to see if it would even be possible. I guess it could be possible if the wig were thick enough to get cut so short and not have the lace show through, but I don't want to go that route. So... I guess I'll be trying to find a bald cap somewhere at some point this week and try that route. :3

If it comes down to it, I like having short hair anyway, so I'll just cut my hair a bit shorter than normal. Not shave, but just.. short. It's going to bother me to have hair way longer than Cole's D: But at least my colour more or less matches his. /rambling
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby Quicksilver95 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:37 pm

Uhmmm I jus have a quick question. Does anyone know where I can get a wig for Link or where I can get a styling Tutorial?
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby oglop_master » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:30 pm

Quicksilver95 wrote:Uhmmm I jus have a quick question. Does anyone know where I can get a wig for Link or where I can get a styling Tutorial?


What version are you trying to do?
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby Quicksilver95 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:46 pm

oglop_master wrote:
Quicksilver95 wrote:Uhmmm I jus have a quick question. Does anyone know where I can get a wig for Link or where I can get a styling Tutorial?


What version are you trying to do?

The N64 version. The OoT so the color neeeds to be a more Golden Blonde.
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby oglop_master » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:03 am

The ginger blonde on Arda would probably work as a colour, here: http://kingdom-arts.org/027.html I would suggest Blue Steele, Magnum, or Lulu for the style, depending on what you want the length/straightness to be.
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby Quicksilver95 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:15 pm

oglop_master wrote:The ginger blonde on Arda would probably work as a colour, here: http://kingdom-arts.org/027.html I would suggest Blue Steele, Magnum, or Lulu for the style, depending on what you want the length/straightness to be.

Thank you Oglop this is appreciated
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby oglop_master » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:25 pm

Glad I could help. ^^
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby wolf » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:37 am

You might wanna consider the Magnum Long as well; it's not as lengthy as it looks.
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby Quicksilver95 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:54 pm

wolf wrote:You might wanna consider the Magnum Long as well; it's not as lengthy as it looks.

Thanks for that Wolf ^_^. I'll take this all into consideration.
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby oglop_master » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:43 pm

Well, I bought my Draco wig from Arda, and it came just in time. However, I was a bit disappointed by the wig that I received. My first impression was that it wasn't packaged well, and had been folded so that it stuck up on the top of my head. It didn't fit me very well, and I did adjust the straps, but it was still a bit too big and wouldn't flatten.

The colour was good, pretty close to what was in the picture, but the quality of the fiber was nowhere near what I have gotten in the FM wigs I've ordered. It's a lot rougher, and tangles more easily. Also, the front isn't totally straight, and is somewhat matted and hard to part.

The quality was good enough that I would order from them again if I needed a wig in a rush and had no other choice, but honestly, I don't think it's worth the $5-10 you might save on shipping. I'll stick to FM for my future wigs.
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby Leighton Darko » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:54 am

I have a couple quick questions about a wig.

1. I'm heading up to Otakon, and I need to transport my wig for Konoe. What's the best way to do this? Since it's currently unstyled, I just took it in a bag to AZ, but since I need to style it before Otakon, I'm not sure what the best way to transport it would be. The styling is only going to be parting the hair, so it's nothing like outrageous spikes of anything. I figure just throw it on a wig head and take it in a box or something?

2. Styling! As aforementioned, I need to style it just a bit -- just part it and maybe give a bit of 'flip' in the back. What's the best way to go about doing this? I recently bought some goopy stuff and some spray. Do you handle a wig's hair just like your own? Since it's just parting it a bit, should I wash the holding stuff out once it's all over?

For reference, here is the character who I'm cosplaying: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/585/kwb.png/

I'm just planning on styling it into one major 'bang', I guess, and then slicking the rest out of my eyes. I had a hell of a time with it at AZ since it was unstyled, so I just had hair in my eyes the entire time. v_v; I wanted to keep it as natural-looking as possible and not totally gelled up, but after that experience, I just want to avoid that now.

3. Since it's such a "natural" hair style (relative to others, anyway), should I wear the wig while I style it so that I know where the hair will be falling? Or just wing it with it on a wig head and adjust it later?

Sorry for the multitude of questions -- I'm totally new to wig styling. e_e;;
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby Shenanagan » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:59 pm

Thank you Puppet Queen for posting the list of where to buy/not by wigs! I'm relatively new to wigs in my cosplay experience, I've mostly tried to style my own hair in the various cosplays I've done, but good to know the places that have reliable wigs in case I need them :)
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby Deko16 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:49 pm

So I am going as Ciel from black butler and I will have to get a wig. My worry is that it won't fit because of my hair. I am a girl with medium length hair but they are dreads. I am afraid they wont fit into the wig or that my dreads will make my head bump. I wanted to know of there was any tricks to avoid a bumP head or if there is a special cap I need to get that holds alot of hair?
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby MinaUchiha2 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:01 pm

Just bringing your hair near the top of your head and putting on 1-2 wig cap should help, its what I and all my friends do.
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby kh_lover » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:57 pm

MissCookie wrote:Here's a useful tutorial I found for coloring your eyebrows~!

http://hylian-dragoness.deviantart.com/ ... -179884429


That one's really helpful thanks!
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