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by Hemuloki-sama
Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Peppita's big bangles
Replies: 53
Views: 15274

Are you idiots besides the poster and mindtailor insane? You don't need to mix any paints to get the metallic gold or silver or whatever else color. Go to Michaels or even freakin' Meijers and go pick up some -I don't know, metallic colored paints, which are produced by the millions. Even the gold c...
by Hemuloki-sama
Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Wig Trouble
Replies: 2
Views: 914

White wigs are just fine for deep colors depending on what shade you start out in for the color.

But you should never use RIT dye for wigs anyway. RIT is used for dying cotton and fabrics mostly, not wigs. The color wipes off on your costume and soaks into your skin when you sweat. Bad idea!
by Hemuloki-sama
Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

Why would you need a straightening iron if you find one that's straight? But anyway, I use a straightening iron....however, I only use it on the setting 1.

Try the hot water method to straightening it out first though. More less dangerous for beginners. Also, just look around for straight wigs.
by Hemuloki-sama
Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

Are you decently skilled or is this your first attempt?

Start with Amphigory's Enchantment and cut in bangs. Add some extensions from Dr.Locks and add some ears in. That's the simple explanation.
by Hemuloki-sama
Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

Ritsuka from Loveless, yes? You can order something similiar here at Amphigory.com http://www.amphigory.com You just choose the one that fits mostly what you're gonna do. The Lulu or China Doll would be alright to work with for Ritsuka. The bangs are already in and the Lulu has that nice short back....
by Hemuloki-sama
Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Peppita's big bangles
Replies: 53
Views: 15274

I ruined my Mom's driveway with spray paint....>.> So yea, there's my personal issue with it. Unfortunately, that was not yellow.
by Hemuloki-sama
Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Peppita's big bangles
Replies: 53
Views: 15274

If sculpey, cardboard or anything else besides foam or pink insulation, use just regular paint like Acrylic. It's much easier and you can paint in your room without worrying about the circulation of air. Spray paint is pretty dangerous and if the acrylic stuff gets anywhere, you can easily scrap it ...
by Hemuloki-sama
Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:10 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Cosplay! Need Help!
Replies: 21
Views: 5224

Do you have a hair straightener or anyone you know that owns one? A hair straightener will take out all the curls for the day or until it gets wet and will provide the Sasuke look a lot better.
by Hemuloki-sama
Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Cosplay! Need Help!
Replies: 21
Views: 5224

Any black wig that is shoulder length and not with bangs can be used for Sasuke.
by Hemuloki-sama
Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Peppita's big bangles
Replies: 53
Views: 15274

If worked with right, the bangles would be nice with sculpey. However, there's also the weightless double for scupley.....>.> Foamcore.
by Hemuloki-sama
Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Help with Chrono's coat from Chrono Crusade.
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Hmmmm, I don't know. I've never even heard of that being done. I would try it out just to see.
by Hemuloki-sama
Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Help with Chrono's coat from Chrono Crusade.
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Honestly, my friend did the wire thing in the coat and it really didn't look natural or good in most photos. >.> It still looked nice, mind you, but sometimes the anime gravity thing should just stay in the anime.
by Hemuloki-sama
Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: any idea's.........
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

Isn't this in the wrong section at any rate? However, what your looks are should have nothing to do with cosplay unless you don't want to work too much.

Just pick a favorite character and go with that.
by Hemuloki-sama
Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Cosplay! Need Help!
Replies: 21
Views: 5224

Your hair is perfect for Gilgamesh cosplay...seriously. That is some damn nice hair. Anyway, you don't need to cut your hair for it to fit under a wig. http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=273193 That's my girlfriend and her hair is obviously quite long. She just has to work a bit harder to...
by Hemuloki-sama
Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Peppita's big bangles
Replies: 53
Views: 15274

Empty tape rolls wouldn't get the exact look she's looking for. Try Sculpey and mold them out like that. It's surprisingly strong...>.>
by Hemuloki-sama
Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Is it possible to style a Halloween wig?
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Well, what makes a wig easy to style with heat is its fiber. All wigs are made from plastic, it's just the quality of plastic that makes a difference. Halloween wigs are made from very crappy plastic because they're only meant for Halloween and not everyday wear, however, the higher the quality, the...
by Hemuloki-sama
Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Is it possible to style a Halloween wig?
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

You can style a halloween wig but it'll look pretty bad and don't worry about the hair. All wigs lose hair when you comb them, even the high quality ones. Just be extra careful with your wig.
by Hemuloki-sama
Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: kunaiz
Replies: 3
Views: 1392

by Hemuloki-sama
Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Gaara wig question!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Anime character wigs just aren't for sale in shops. You need to make the effort to style them or get someone else to do it for you.
by Hemuloki-sama
Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Need a wig for Ryoko-tenchi muyo!
Replies: 6
Views: 1716

See, a good amount of money and a good amount of time.
by Hemuloki-sama
Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Gaara wig question!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Try this one:
http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_z.html
In Streaky Red. You'll have quite a time restyling it because Gaara's is so spastic already but you'll be able to do it. I mostly just that one for the price.
by Hemuloki-sama
Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Need a wig for Ryoko-tenchi muyo!
Replies: 6
Views: 1716

>.> A commissioner willing to risk their very sanities for you. A Ryoko wig certainly won't fall from the sky and right now, wig commissioners are pretty much booked until the end of the year. Even if one had time on their hands, it would be difficult to try and convince to take such a wig right now...
by Hemuloki-sama
Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Ah! My Goddess-->Skuld!
Replies: 1
Views: 745

http://www.amphigory.com

Excellent quality, lowest price for said quality.
by Hemuloki-sama
Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: PLEASE HELP ME *crys*
Replies: 9
Views: 2110

Let's see....I assume these are knee high white boots? Well, you could alter them by cutting and then sewing them back together. Other than that, just have a friend struggle with the zipper and squeeze in.

Submit to the pain like I did while I was wearing Dita!
by Hemuloki-sama
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Fabric for Dominique Coat
Replies: 5
Views: 1536

Ha, if you had money to blow, you could do what Julie did from Limebarb. She ended up using pleather with vinyl pockets and black quilting for lining.
by Hemuloki-sama
Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Wig help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1455

O.o, nice searching for a wig at that price that's of excellent quality.

I know that you can buy an excellent wig for $40 at Amphigory and then add in extensions.
by Hemuloki-sama
Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Blue Hair
Replies: 6
Views: 1421

The spray is an option but I don't readily go to it for anything because it's a dull impression of the color on your hair. Let's just say that if you wanted white, depending on your hair color, it would only turn out gray and even then, it would begin to flake off and become crusty.
by Hemuloki-sama
Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Sailor Moon Wig Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

A wig like Sailor Moon's really just doesn't pop up and even then, for a very cheap price.

Sterling, the principle sounds easy but it's nothing at all the same.
by Hemuloki-sama
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Help with FFX Rikku Hair
Replies: 7
Views: 1673

Hm, you have to tease your hair a bit for it to stick out like hers does. Most girls end up just doing that with clips in order to get that exact puff.
by Hemuloki-sama
Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Help with FFX Rikku Hair
Replies: 7
Views: 1673

Like, with a wig or something? With real hair, it's just plain easy because it's a high ponytail. With a wig, you have to slowly work it up into that high ponytail but either putting it on an angle or putting it nearly upside down.
by Hemuloki-sama
Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:51 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Sailor Tiara suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

You could also use $2-3 Spirit gum but you would need the remover as well.
by Hemuloki-sama
Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

A brown and red sharpie....>.> Just get ready to go dark with the brown by putting on a lot of shades.
by Hemuloki-sama
Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

Hm, I would suggest looking around a bit more first for the exact color. You can do it with a brown wig and a red sharpie, easily, but it's horribly time consuming. However, doing it with a sharpie will give you the exact effect you want because you'll be slowly controlling where you want it to go a...
by Hemuloki-sama
Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

Juci, I don't mind telling or showing people how I do the things I do. It's not rocket science and all I did was cut, shape and curl.
by Hemuloki-sama
Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

Scary thing is, I sent out a Yuna wig and it went around the country before coming back to me.
by Hemuloki-sama
Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

Thanks, I definitely know how you feel with the small living quarters...>.> *stares at her own house*
by Hemuloki-sama
Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

*just finished another Temari wig so she's very tired* ....thank you. Believe me, no other would give step by step tutorials. But yes, your pictures shall be up tomorrow. I want you to know how much fun I had doing the back of your wig though...it was ooogles of fun. Did I mention that my birthday i...
by Hemuloki-sama
Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

Wigs like from Amphigory are able to be worn everyday because they look nice, feel nice and can duplicate the texture of hair quite nicely. Costume wigs look like costume wigs. But Amphigory wigs are meant to take heat so in the sun, they can only stand so much, ya know? You can go outside but don't...
by Hemuloki-sama
Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: PLease Help me with my Krad costume!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 921

I did a Krad wig. PM me for the details on it.

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=279513
by Hemuloki-sama
Mon May 30, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

Juci, the bangs are accurate to Dejiko's style >.> The short ones really aren't the bangs either as much as it's just the front part of the wig. @.o But I'm not angry or anything, I'm just going to say this though...with a wig commissioner, all you have are personal comments flying about. The wigs a...
by Hemuloki-sama
Sun May 29, 2005 12:23 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

Yes, especially because I never use just one and in the case of one wig, I used Six.

You should get some Reno pictures since according to you, it turned out so well.

........I'm sorry you don't approve of my styling of the Dejiko wig? *walks off*
by Hemuloki-sama
Sat May 28, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

Bob wigs, depending on where you get them, are the same or even less than the longer wigs. That's really what you pay for with: thickness and length. But keep in mind that I use Amphigory stuff and all my extensions come from Dr.Locks, which is nice but its shipping prices just recently went up. Not...
by Hemuloki-sama
Fri May 27, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

I'm guessing you've already seen this pic but here, http://c-uncut.com/media/ff8-squall.jpg There really isn't any picture online that shows the back of his head. You would really have to go to the game itself and either pause it or screencap it. I had to pause it when I was styling my Hatori wig. B...
by Hemuloki-sama
Fri May 20, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: All Purpose Discussion, Chit-Chat, General Babbling, Etc
Topic: do asians generally look better in cosplay? what do youthink
Replies: 12
Views: 6126

It's funny that Fialchar mentions that cosplay could be bigger in Japan because it's been there longer. But actually, cosplay is a shameful act pretty much over in Japan. Most Japanese that actually do it never give out their real names and when linked to their sites, most take the pages down becaus...
by Hemuloki-sama
Mon May 16, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

Ah, I see. Yea, I really don't see why you can't use others if they basically will work out the same way.
by Hemuloki-sama
Mon May 16, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

Well, I think you can use other substitutes but just stay away from anything hot, ya know?
by Hemuloki-sama
Mon May 16, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

No problem.

*hugs back*
by Hemuloki-sama
Mon May 16, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 206
Views: 164481

*sighs*

http://www.katiebair.com Has a step by step tutorial on how to make extensions while my Lj has a step by step tutorial in it that explains how to sew them in.

Is that better?
by Hemuloki-sama
Mon May 16, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: HELP MEEEEEE!!! I'm stuck on how to work with Lulu's costume
Replies: 12
Views: 2597

You can handsew the fur on.
by Hemuloki-sama
Mon May 16, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: GOD DO SO HELP ME WITH THE YUNA COSTUME BEFOR I DIE
Replies: 16
Views: 5029

Huh? If she got the skirt thingy done, which is essentially the hardest part of the costume, what's really holding her back from the rest?