|Last minute change of plan for May Expo since I'm not sure I can finish God Tier Eridan in time and I recently watched Evangelion and it's now my favourite anime along with Madoka Magica. I love Asuka a LOT and I see myself in her so obviously I have to cosplay her. (Her plugsuit is like my dream cosplay)|
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Wig (Posted 17th May 2013)
The new wig arrived! I'm a lot happier with this one, the colour is really nice.
I'm not sure if I'll have any chance to test this before the day I wear it, though, since I'm getting my friend to help me with cutting the wig in the hotel (I'm too afraid to screw it up u__u) which makes me nervous but at least I can stop worrying about the wig now!!
Stress (Posted 14th May 2013)
Ordering a wig this late for the cosplay was an awful idea... I'm so stressed and worried waiting for it to arrive ; _______;
Wig woes part 3 (Posted 4th May 2013)
I decided today that I was going to cut the wig that I have and just use that one but when I tried it on, I changed my mind. I don't want to be stuck with a wig that I don't like, I'll only regret it. I'd rather buy a new one and so I did.
Here's a photo of the new wig I ordered... if it doesn't arrive like the one in the photo and ends up just as the same wig I already own or something, I will actually cry.
Wig woes part 2 (Posted 30th April 2013)
Okay so I'm reconsidering keeping this wig... because looking around I can't really find anything better except one that's out of my price range and this wig only looks bad under certain lights, really. I guess because it's a wig.
It looks pretty fine in natural light and indoors without artificial light, it's just artificial light that makes it look really shiny, I guess. I've tried using a bit of dry shampoo on it to take the shine away which worked a little, I might try cutting it and applying that to it some more to take away some of the shine.
A thing I like about this wig is that depending on the lighting conditions, it changes colour quite a bit, just like Asukas hair changes in practically every reference image... sometimes it's a darker ginger colour but sometimes it can be orange-y and sometimes somewhere inbetween.
Opinions, anyone? Any tips on taking shine out of wigs?
Wig woes (Posted 25th April 2013)
Considering getting a new wig in a different colour since I'm not really feeling the one that I have...
Wig/outfit (Posted 25th April 2013)
Okay so uh, so far this has been a minor disaster...
The outfit... well, I ordered the small because it was much closer to my waist size (still a bit big though) but unfortunately small also apparently meant it was meant for very short people. The waist of the skirt ends at my lower ribs which gives me a really odd looking shape... I'm not sure how exactly I can fix this but I'm sure going to give it a try.
Purchases (Posted 16th April 2013)
Okay so I considered making the skirt type part for this cosplay for a little practice and since it looks simple enough for me to tackle... but this is a last minute plan change and I reaaally don't want to deal with the stress/wasted money of being unhappy with my result (I'm too perfectionist, sadly) and rushing to buy one as a replacement. Plus Bodyline had a nice looking one for not much more than I reckoned it would cost me to try and make it myself...
So yeah, I just bought the outfit. I'm going to trim the wig when it arrives. I also bought the headpiece clips.
I'm not sure about the socks, I'm having trouble finding any simular ones (they all have three stripes... can't seem to find any with just one) but I'll just modify a pair of socks if I can't find any, simple enough. I'm going to look around some stores to try and find the shoes.