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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby SaraSadistic » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:27 pm

So this is random but I am trying to find a decent mask for my Catwoman cosplay. I have the standard one that comes with the Halloween version but I honestly don't like it very much. All the others I have found online are just icky. :( I'm doing the Gotham City Sirens version.
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby PuppetQueen » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:40 pm

Hey guys, I added Lockshop and Fanplusfriend to the list of Where to Buy. If anyone has had bad experiences with either of these, please tell me. :)
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby Kandikat21 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:38 pm

Any advice on making Vocaloid magnet headphones? Mine barely survived Ichibancon :p
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby Marzipan » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:05 pm

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

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


I wonder how hard it is to get the glue off. XD
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby MinaUchiha2 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:43 pm

That stuff did not work for me, the glue came off while I was putting the eyeshadow over it. XD I may not of waited long enough or to long.
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby PuppetQueen » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:55 pm

~.~ coloring eyebrows is one of the hardest things to do, in my opinion.

I've use Beyond the Zone hair dye for mine...I'm pretty sure Marzi taught me that lol. Of course that only works with non-natural colors. If I need to make mine lighter (mine are dark brown) then I used a combination of white eyeliner and a blond color stick used to cover grey roots. It isn't perfect but it works.
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby Marzipan » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:50 pm

Yup, you sure did! You learned from the master. ;] I have green, red, blue, and pink. It works SO good. But after checking online I noticed that they have blonde. :3

http://www.sallybeauty.com/color-glaze/ ... lt,pd.html

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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby PuppetQueen » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:44 am

Marzipan wrote:Yup, you sure did! You learned from the master. ;] I have green, red, blue, and pink. It works SO good. But after checking online I noticed that they have blonde. :3

http://www.sallybeauty.com/color-glaze/ ... lt,pd.html

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;lakdjf;lakdjf BLONDE?!

Also must have. Getting my eyebrows blonde is such a pain. I do have like a bright yellow for a cosplay I'm doing but I'm pretty sure it would look ridiculous with a natural blonde wig.
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby yoru_no_neko12 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:22 pm

I'm going as Claude Faustus from Kuroshitsuji season 2, I have the spikes that don't have to stick up, but how do I get the part of the wig to stick up and stay that way? I tried got2b freeze spray, but it doesn't keep it sticking up. Anyone know what I could use to keep it sticking up?
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby Pandakitten » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:29 pm

http://www.gothiclolitawigs.com/ add this to the places to buy wigs from. I hear amazing experiences and our own StillDoll has modeled for them!!!
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby PuppetQueen » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:01 pm

Pandakitten wrote:http://www.gothiclolitawigs.com/ add this to the places to buy wigs from. I hear amazing experiences and our own StillDoll has modeled for them!!!


added it to the list :>

Those wigs look gorgeous!
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby Shenanagan » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:11 pm

I would like to suggest MintyMix.com for wigs! They're a lesser known website, but I just got one from them a few months ago, and it is super high quality for a good price. And you get a cute free gift with every purchase! :)
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby oglop_master » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:40 pm

Can we add Epic Cosplay? The pictures on their website don't look all that great, but their wigs are actually really high quality, and look awesome. I've got a couple, and I've had experience with ones that friends have gotten, and they are absolutely worth the buy. They fit perfectly (and I mean perfectly), they're so soft, and just great overall. You will not be disappointed.
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby PuppetQueen » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:13 pm

added both! It feels good to know I won't have to take any more risks when it comes to wig shopping. :>
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby HeroOfTime » Mon May 14, 2012 9:47 am

I'm having a hugee problem, i have a long black curly wig, and its starting to get tangled! When i try to use a hair brush to untangle it, it makes it worse, how do I fix it?
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby Marzipan » Mon May 14, 2012 10:45 am

You need to be sure you are using a wig brush specifically for synthetic hair. If I were in your shoes I would:

Wash the wig using proper synthetic shampoo and conditioner.
After washing comb out tangles gently and carefully with a wig comb.
Let dry.
Spray with Motions Oil Sheen spray (found at walgreens)
Brush gently.

You may have to recurl it if the curls wash out, if you need help with that let me know.
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby Shenanagan » Mon May 14, 2012 9:24 pm

HeroOfTime wrote:I'm having a hugee problem, i have a long black curly wig, and its starting to get tangled! When i try to use a hair brush to untangle it, it makes it worse, how do I fix it?


You can do as Marzipan suggested, and if you like there is a tutorial on this very issue that you could take a look at here http://mooglegurl.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4r2ped I've found it to be helpful with my own wig. Best of luck!
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby Tenbyou » Mon May 28, 2012 9:22 am

does anyone know a tutorial for Ino's shirt from Naruto (original basic)? I've looked all over but haven't been able to find one.
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Re: Wig Tutorials & FAQs

Postby DudettRin101 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:33 pm

I haven't really had any problems with the wigs I've gotten from CosplayMagic...Then again, so far, I've only bought short wigs from them.


Anyways, I have a question. I have a really long wig that I got for my Konata cosplay that has been tangled since the first time I wore it. I've tried for hours at a time to untangle the dang thing but have been entirely unsuccessful. Any ideas?
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