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Postby RottenOnion » Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:33 pm

I have a tiny question...
When am i gonna get my wig, hun?
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Making a Lulu wig.

Postby Rika Nakamura » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:35 pm

I'm going to attempt to make a Lulu wig. I'm going to practice with a halloween wig I have.

But my questoin is: How can I can I get a good bun, Use that caulk stuff?. And is it good to even practice on a halloween wig, when the actual wig I'm going to buy for the final product will be of better quality? And also, would it damage a wig if I hot glued some things to it? Or are there other ways I should approach when adding accesories?
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Postby nekobiker » Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:32 pm

I can't seem to find wig caps anywhere

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Re: Making a Lulu wig.

Postby Livvylove » Sun Dec 25, 2005 4:45 pm

Rika Nakamura wrote:I'm going to attempt to make a Lulu wig. I'm going to practice with a halloween wig I have.

But my questoin is: How can I can I get a good bun, Use that caulk stuff?. And is it good to even practice on a halloween wig, when the actual wig I'm going to buy for the final product will be of better quality? And also, would it damage a wig if I hot glued some things to it? Or are there other ways I should approach when adding accesories?


I know the wig stores around here have fake buns already made. Maybe you could add one of those to your wig so you wouldn't have to go through the pain of making them. If you don't have any local wig stores try find online wig shops for older people.

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Postby Katasha » Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:47 pm

http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=74352
Tutorial: Making a wig cap and Putting on a wig. :D
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Re: Making a Lulu wig.

Postby Dalailiam » Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:22 pm

Rika Nakamura wrote:I'm going to attempt to make a Lulu wig. I'm going to practice with a halloween wig I have.

But my questoin is: How can I can I get a good bun, Use that caulk stuff?. And is it good to even practice on a halloween wig, when the actual wig I'm going to buy for the final product will be of better quality? And also, would it damage a wig if I hot glued some things to it? Or are there other ways I should approach when adding accesories?


Caulk is mostly just used for stubbing. Which if your going to build a bun seperate and wrap it around the stub, I say go for it. Depends on how you glue into it.
Hot glue, Yes... the plastic the hair's made from will warp into strange shapes.
Super gule, Yes... Leaves that darned white residue.
Elmers, No... Just doesn't get a super hold :)

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Postby Ayanami Kage » Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:22 pm

gah!! I'm going to Anime Detour in less than three weeks! I'm going as Rei from NGE and I need help. I don't want to wear a wig because my everyday hairstyle is just like Rei's (I didn't even notice it until I decided I wanted to cosplay as her.) I need advice on anywhere you know of that sells an icy blue, temporary hair color (I don't want to go to school on Monday with blue hair.) I'm going as Rei in her school uniform.
ANY help would be GREAT! I just get so excited when I talk about this!
Anyway.... I need to know before March 20 because the convention is March 24-26.

p.s. this is my first time cosplaying so if you have any other info I would love to hear it!

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Postby Hemuloki-sama » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:16 pm

Unfortunately, to get her light shade, a lightener is required and then a toner to get the bluish shade.

>.>

Buuut, if you don't mind that it'll look like crud, a spray on color works just fine too. Otherwise, you'll have to deal with a semi permanent that washes out in 4-6 ish shampoos.
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Marilyn Nebraska wig

Postby WilwarinAndamar » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:58 pm

I'm going to be cosplaying Marilyn Nebraska, but I don't know what to do for the wig. Since I'm going to be wearing this costume more than once, I want a good quality wig, but at a reasonable price.

http://www.animegalleries.net/albums/tr ... ka0037.jpg
http://www.animegalleries.net/albums/tr ... ka0049.jpg
http://www.animegalleries.net/albums/tr ... ka0044.jpg

I also need a lot of help with styling it. I've only used wigs twice, but I only styled one, and it was simple. With this, I don't even know where to start.

Can anyone give me some advice?
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Postby mindtailor » Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:02 pm

I assume you mean Marilyn Nebraska of Trigun. Your links didn't work, so here's one... but other than that I'm not a wig person so I can't help much :\
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Postby WilwarinAndamar » Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:37 am

Yes, and links are now fixed.

Thanks anyway.
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Shizuma

Postby AriaDragonfly » Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:22 am

So I am doing Shizuma from Strawberry Panic
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Any ideas on where to get the wig and how to style her ponytail like thing?

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Postby WilwarinAndamar » Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:35 pm

OK, I feel like such a total newbie, but I need to know:

Do you dye a wig first, then cut/style? Or cut/style, then dye?
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Postby mrs.tomoe » Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:07 am

It would seem that dying should come before styling. The hair needs to be moved around to get evenly covered with color, and sometimes it even needs rinsing with water so you probably don't want to risk messing up the work you put into styling by doing the dye afterwards.

Some exceptions might be light colored wigs that only get highlighted with another color such as Sailor Mercury from the live-action Sailor Moon show. She had white hair with pale blue highlights (or whatever it's called). Her wig didn't look like one solid color so in that case, a person could probably style the wig first, then lightly spray the color as needed before sealing everything with hairspray.

Out of curiousity, what character are you making a wig for?

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Postby WilwarinAndamar » Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:00 pm

mrs.tomoe wrote:Out of curiousity, what character are you making a wig for?


I'm still trying to make the Marilyn Nebraska wig.
http://carrotandstick.tripod.com/misc/marilyn.html

I did think dying was first, but I wanted to make sure.
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Postby mrs.tomoe » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:13 am

Oh, I only now noticed that you live in Nebraska and are cosplaying from the Nebraska family. Lol Fun! :D

Well, she has pretty big curls. Were you not able to find a blonde wig, or are you trying to push the color more towards yellow? Anyway, it should look pretty neat when you're done. I hope it turns out as you'd like. ^_^

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Postby rokku » Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:55 am

Hi, my question is: do wigs generally fit anyone or do I need to be worried about size? I'm 6ft tall, and a guy, I don't think I have a very big head or anything, but I see on party sites wigs are divided between mens and womens. Is this just because of style?

I'm a complete newbie to all things cosplay, but I am going to Halloween parties this year and don't want to have to resort to buying a Neo costume from the local party store, I'd much rather go as something more original and different.

Thanks for your help, this thread really makes me want to style wigs and get into that whole thing, I think I'm obsessed with doing things myself, wish I had the time though.

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Postby mrs.tomoe » Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:16 pm

Hi there. Wigs are generally "one size fits most." Unless a wig is labeled for children, it'll fit either a man or woman equally well. They usually get categorized according to style as you've noticed.

Your desire to do things yourself is understandable. That's why a lot of us are into cosplay to begin with. You get a certain satisfaction from making things. Good luck with your costume plans. :)

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Postby rokku » Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:30 pm

ahh thanks for the info mrs.tomoe.

Now, I am wondering, is it difficult to pull the hair back in a wig into a pony tail (no bangs) ?. Does that mess up the hairline? or does it actually look ok?

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Postby mrs.tomoe » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:14 am

You're welcome.

Pulling back the hair on a wig generally does mess up the hairline because of the way the sections of hair are sewn to the base to create various styles. If you want to do "slicked back" style, you should try to start with a wig that already has the hairline done unless you want to do some sewing.

For example, if you go to this link: http://www.cosplaysupplies.com/wigs/bud ... on=budget9
and scroll to the wig called "Renegade," you'll see a style that's already got the hairline for a pulled-back 'do. Granted, it's not an ultra high quality "ooh fancy" wig, but it can be a good starting point for adding extensions or something. Most other wigs, if you pull all the hair back, will reveal the underpinnings of the wig which don't look attractive at all.

If you're making a low ponytail (close to your neck), most wigs can be combed sort of down & back like the Old Lady wig on the above page. It's just when you want to pull the hair away from the face that problems can arise.

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Postby warmdarksky » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:01 pm

Anyone know how I could pull this off?

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I used to want to just dye my own hair, but I've had my normal hair color for months now >___<;; Don't want to ruin it..
How do you dye a wig??? Especially just a portion of it?


Edit: This is one of those forums where I'll have to wait a week for one answer, isn't it? ;__; Oh, those Gaia forums have spoiled me so!! To where the posts might as well be instant messages... Ah well. I'll come back in a week ;)
Second Edit: Aaannd, it's been a few months. Guess I killed the sticky D:

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Postby london2191 » Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:10 pm

Mmmmkay. =3 I'll help.

You could try sharpie dying the bottom part or top part whichever color. If you do want to dye, I suggest getting a white wig in that style, parting the hair in the color section and hand dying each. -nods-

Either that, or you can get a wig of either color, rip out some of the wefts/hairs and add extensions of whichever color you need. *which I suggest the blue*

I would suggest the sharpie dying more. =]

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Postby yashakid » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:08 pm

This is my question: Im doing a Dark Mercury from live action PGSM wig and Ive dyed it the correct color blue and everything is good except that I just realized that Dark Mercury has kind of a side part to her bangs. How can I create a part in the bangs without ruining the wig?
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Postby beautifuldreamer1289 » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:19 pm

a wig will take any sort of hairspray really. anything you do to your hair short of bleach, other strong chemicals, and heat, the wig can usually take.

so just pull one part over and clip it then spray spray spray and then take out the clip and it should be fine!
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Postby london2191 » Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:05 pm

Where did you get your wig? Amphigory? Some wigs' wig part don't move too voluntarily...I would suggest clipping over the wig part *pieces of hair over* or holding them over and pouring hot water over. About 180 degrees F. (watch your fingers. o.o) If you're wig is already styled, this will flatten it alot, and I'm not sure if it'll do anything to the wig dye...it is just water, I'm not sure. But it'll move over.

You can spray if you want, but it'd get all mucky and thick. x.o

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Postby MarauderFox79 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:59 am

*le sigh* I feel so awkward asking this, as everyone keeps asking about difficult things to do with wigs and such... I'm asking something so simple that these skilled wig-makers may not be able to answer it! haha

I am planning to cosplay of Riza Hawkeye from Fullmetal Alchemist for Anime Boston '08. (I am SO upset that I couldn't go to 07... all those awesome voice actors...) I am planning to just use my own hair, as I really hate wearing wigs... they feel really weird and creepy... but if one day I wanna play a character I really need a wig for I'll try those Amphigory wigs. They sound good.

Anyway, Riza has that bun in her hair that I have tried to replicate but have failed miserably every time. Has anyone ever cosplayed of her or seen someone who has who did her hair really well? If so, do you have pictures of the back of the hair? Or could you explain how to do it? thank you so much.



Edit: while I'm at it, my friend is going to be going as Rose from Full Metal Alchemist. (my friends and I are gonna all be a crazy FMA crew. Ed, Riza, Rose, Scar, Nina, yeah... yeah....) She'll probably use a wig, because her mother would kill her for dying her hair. Rose has brown hair with pink bangs, and I know that you can't dye wigs... so I was wondering what someone thought we should do... thanks again!

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Postby Envy-Chan » Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:20 pm

Okay, I'm not terribly good at descriptions, but I'll try my best.

For Riza, twist your hair once or twice at the nape of your neck, and fold up. Make sure it's tight and not loose. Then at the 1/5 to 1/4 mark, fold down, and hold in place with your hands, then fold up once more, and clip it, or have somebody else clip it. If that fails, thake the cheap way out, and just clip it up. xP

As for Rose, try using a temporary pink hairspray that you could get at a party store.
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Postby Dreamcatcher_Laura » Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:42 pm

Can you modify wigs like you can with real hair? (Ex.: curling, dying, etc.)
Sorry if this sounds stupid but I'm a 1st-time cosplayer. :lol:

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Postby mrs.tomoe » Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:26 pm

Yes, you can do some 'real hair' things to synthetic wigs. Heat styling can be done with hot water or steam. Straightening or curling irons and hair dryers can also work if used very carefully so as not to melt the fibers.

Styling products: in general, the better they are for your hair (with conditioners or oils), the worse they are for wigs and visa versa. So, cheap stuff like Aquanet hairspray, while really horrid to hair, is great for wigs.

Dyes: Synthetic wigs won't take hair dye. They need stuff made for their type of fiber. People have found that Sharpie markers color wigs well. There's also some dye made for synth fabric that can work on wigs.

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PLEASE HELP ME!!

Postby sakura_haruno22 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:17 pm

i really need help trying to figure out how to make this wig for sakura haruno from artwork that masashi did for her!

i mean i sorta know how to do hair...BUT! the thing is i have no clue as to how to get it to look like this and also i want more authentic hair kanzashi(hair pieces/sticks) than the one offer through a site selling the particular costume....

i don't want to spend a ton of money on it!!!

PLEASE HELP ME!!

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Postby Hemuloki-sama » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:00 pm

This wig is definitely going to be a fun one for you if you have some skills!

The good thing is that you can be just a little crazy about it since it really only has reference pics throughout fanart and the one official looking one. I suggest really having some fun with it.

Personally, my suggestion would be to start out using a medium length wig........

Hmmm, looking at this fanart though, the wig actually will require a lot of hard skill to be able to pull off something that thick in back. Do you really want it that thick?

I would suggest a medium length wig because that one is thicker anyway but in order for that style to go up, it will require you to twist or pull the hair up, which will show the mesh. If you use a longer wig, you still get the same problem and you lose the thickness of the wrap.

By looking at it, it seems like a job for Katie Bair's stubbing tutorial but it depends entirely on what you want the back to really look like.

As for the kanzashi, you'll need to figure out your official style for the back. Based on what you want, you'll most likely have to make your own set of those suckers (which can actually be better anyway) and cut those things down in half to be able to stick them in the wig.
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Postby Reika_Sasaki » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:36 am

Hello, I'm making a wig right now of Saber (fate stay night) But I have really no idea to pin up her hair.

I have several pictures, but it's so difficult.
Can someone make me a tutorial of how to bind up her hair into that pigtail??

Here's a picture;

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i need help with yuuko ichihara's hair

Postby bloodyjoker31 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:49 pm

this is how her hair looks like :

http://cftsubasa.tirkx.com/images/charyuuko.jpg

i already have a long wig
my problem is how do i put it up like that
help help onegaiii T_T

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Postby StrawberryKitty » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:42 am

I need help. Im using a pink wig in my neko cosplay and i want to add black streaks to the wig is there anyway i can do that? :?:

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Postby Hemuloki-sama » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:54 am

Black streaks are easy to add in.

You can go one of two ways:
One is to get a black sharpie and color in your streaks as you see fit. Rinse the wig until all the excess comes off and it should be okay.
The only known issue with that is that sometimes you won't get the black color you really want....sometime it comes out as brown or red or some other weird color.

Black in a sharpie really isn't black but a combo of things but it's worth a shot.

Another method is to get black extensions and sew them directly into the wig, placing them wherever you want.
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Postby StrawberryKitty » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:31 am

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!! *bow gratefully* THANK YOU!!!
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PLEASE!!!

Postby Jess » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:21 am

Hello everybody!
I need your help, please >_<

I need an extra long wig in pale pink - it must to be pale pink! I don't know if this is the correct name in English, so here are some pictures:

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In Brazil, I can't find this shade of pink, only baby pink, like this.
So this is why I need your help: does someone know any on-line store that ships to Brazil where I can buy this kind of wig? Please, I have only some months, and shipping usually takes a long time...

If you want to know, I'll cosplay as Fujimori-kun, from Sukisyo ( http://i36.tinypic.com/30lz4ht.jpg ).

And sorry for my horrible English.

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Postby StrawberryKitty » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:04 pm

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Postby Ukara07 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:54 am

Hey, I'm cosplaying as Unohana Retsu from Bleach and was wondering how long of a wig I need to get for her. The thing is, as much as i would like to, I can't afford to get the actual Unohana wig, nor the wig from the shop that looks long enough. So, if I went to a Party City or something (it's almost October, so they'll have costume stuff) what length should I look for? I found one from wallmart, but it was only 36", which was apparently too short to bring around and braid.

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Postby mrs.tomoe » Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:24 pm

Wow, that's an unusual braid. How long do you think the wig should be? You could possibly get a decent enough effect from a 36" one if you don't pull the braid tightly. I guess it should be a 4-strand braid to keep the sides even. The other thing that might help is taking off one weft from the back of the wig to repurpose as the "remainder" that hangs below the hair tie so that you can braid right to the end, then just add the loose bit and hide the join with the hair tie. I dunno; just a thought. ^_^;

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Re: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.

Postby Jess » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:27 pm

Hi everybody!
Here I go again. I gave up on my Sunao cosplay, 'cos I couldn't find the perfect wig.
But now I have a new project: Angelina Durless a.k.a Madam Red, from Kuroshitsuji.
Her outfit is awesome and it'll be a challenge :D
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Well, now I'm looking for a wig that would fit her hair better. Of course I'll have to style it, mainly because of her 'triangular' fringe... I just want your opinion about which one would be the "ideal" to make her hair!
I thought about these ones:
http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?prod ... 446&page=1
http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?prod ... 448&page=1

I'm waiting for suggestions, too.

Sorry for the bad English, again.

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Re: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.

Postby Lereala » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:19 pm

I was wondering if anyone had any idea how I can successfully get the back of a wig to conform to be that of my FFXI character's hair.

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The front part I know how to do - it's the back portion that I can't seem to get right. I know how I'll cut the wig so it fits (and I haven't cut the wig yet) but I have no idea how to make the hair stand at a point in the middle of the back of the head. Anyone have any idea?

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Re: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.

Postby StrawberryKitty » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:23 am

Okay Jess, the first defenitley bet the second wig, but they both may be a bit to long try using this wig.

http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?prod ... 447&page=1

They have it in a color thats almost the
same as her hair. Hope I helped! :D
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Re: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.

Postby StrawberryKitty » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:19 pm

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Re: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.

Postby Lereala » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:32 pm

I think the second one you have posted there fits the color of her hair best. That and its also a bit fuller then the one that is already styled with the tail. It being more full will allow you to have a fuller tail then the one does - which if you look at Amu that does make her hair look fuller. I hope I made sense in all that.

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Re: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.

Postby StrawberryKitty » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:17 pm

Thank you so much :D This helped me out alot! What would I do about the bangs for the second wig?
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Re: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.

Postby Warp2063 » Sat May 02, 2009 7:27 pm

I have a question that kind of fits here, but there's more to it.

I'm looking to cosplay as Drachma from Skies of Arcadia. I found a few pics, but most of them are tiny and blurry. >.<

http://www.rpgfan.com/pics/eternal-arca ... rachma.gif
http://soaworld.rpgplanet.gamespy.com/i ... achma2.gif
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/skies ... rachma.jpg
http://www.rpgfan.com/pics/eternal-arca ... face03.gif
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e188/ ... rachma.jpg

Sorry I can't find better pics, especially of the back. His hair is kind of pulled back into a cut-off ponytail, and the rest is kind of shaggy down on his neck. I might be able to take a screencap from the game itself if I needed to. Anyway, I need to come up with a wig that looks like that. I also need to find a way to do the eyebrows, beard, and mustache. My hair's been pretty short for most of my life, so there's no chance of me growing it out enough in time for the convention. Could I pull a wig back tightly enough without it showing the underside? Also, any ideas on how to do the rest of the facial hair?

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Re: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.

Postby makubex_limit » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:22 pm

I was wondering something is there a site that I could find a Takeshi Morinozuka from Ouran High School Host Club wig? I've looked on CosplayMagic, Solgoo, Lightinthebox, Lightning Hammer Wielding Exorcist Knight, and MoonCosplay and didn't find anything. Is there another site that you could tell me about? Anyone? I need to find it before Anime Banzai OCt. 16-18th. This is very important. My friend that is going to be Mori, won't cut his long hair and is willing to wear a wig. Can someone please help me out?
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Postby Lolita Minako » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:40 am

nekobiker wrote:I can't seem to find wig caps anywhere


Try a beauty supply store, or search for a wig specialty store. I recommend the net variety, as they pin on better!
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Haruko Wig Color

Postby Vicksy » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:12 pm

I'm trying to pick a wig for Haruko from FLCL based on color.
Reference images of Haruko: http://www.agefive.com/FLCL/html/haruko.html

These are the wigs I'm trying to choose between.
1.http://cgi.ebay.com/Silver Thorn Hypnotist Lydia?hash=item4839b94906
2.http://cgi.ebay.com/60cm-DARK-MILKSHAKE-PINK-long-straight-cosplay-wig_W0QQitemZ400107906267QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item5d284a24db

I''d greatly appreciate all of your opinions! Thank you so much~!


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