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10 Jun 2009 - 19:4015645
Arthur Kirkland
yes! Hetalia!, so me and a friend are wanting to cosplay Arthur (UK) and Alfred (US).

Were having trouble once again with the wigs, not so much Alfred's (US) but Arthur's (UK) if you know is quite short and spikey. I just wondered if anyone knew of any wigs we could possibly use.

Also any ideas of how we could make Arthur's jacket and Alfred's under jacket.

Thanks ;D

sorry about the bad refrences...



10 Jun 2009 - 23:5315673
Well I don't know about making one, but this is what a quick eBay search finds;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MILITARY-VINTAGE-JACKET-SHIRT-MOD-INDIE-PUNK-RETRO-L_W0QQitemZ120420416520QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMen_s_Clothes?hash=item1c099dbc08&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1685%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A2%7C294%3A50#ebayphotohosting

I think something like that would be suitable for Alfred perhaps? I've heard some cosplayers go to local armywear shops and have found some things like that great for the Hetalia crew so you could also try that.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FREE-SHIP-WA053-Short-Ash-Blond-and-Golden-Blond-Wigs_W0QQitemZ360161352697QQcmdZViewItemQQptZWomen_s_Accessories_UK?hash=item53db4a1bf9&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1683%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

Maybe not this one if it's unsuitable for the look you want but personally this is the type of thing I'd modify as the bangs are a great shape for Alfred if you're OK with cutting all that off the back of wigs!

((Please bare in mind please I have not bought from either seller before so please do not hold me responsible for their service if you buy any item, this was a very quick search to give example!))

Arthur is a little more difficult, I took some test shots of him once in a wig I'd bought from my local joke shop and I'm told they were pretty good for slipping on a shirt and wig so it's a case of trial and error for him (unfortunatly I took them down and off the camera they were on so I cannot show you )). However I've seen some great custom styled wigs, if you have difficulty perhaps you could commission it?

Some people have used wigs that are more like Alfred's hair for Arthur as well but in my opinion it doesn't look as good, Arthur's hair is a dirty blond and is quite unkempt if you ask me, again this depends on the look you want though.

I hope something in there is of use.



Last edited by HotshotShan (10 Jun 2009 - 23:55)
11 Jun 2009 - 00:2315674
Um, dunno if this helps but, here's my Arthur cosplay; http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/costume/view/7375

I agree, Arthurs' hair is a more dirty blonde and...well, maybe not 'unkempt' but more....ruffled? Wind-tousled? LOL! ^_< (it's totally unkempt by the way!)Um, anyway, I've been searching for the wig I used but it was quite a while ago I bought it (on eBay) and I cant seem to find it again. Sorry. T_T
*Useless post is useless*

EDIT; Forgot to say, that I agree. Army surpluss stores and eBay is your friend. I got my uniform from a charity auction, for a super-low price. ^_<V
My friend, who's America, found the perfect leather jacket in a shops' childrens section, in the sale no less! Leather jackets are everywhere right now. Check the bargain rails~
As for MAKING jackets, there are some pretty good patterns out there, seeing as they're pretty standard designs. ^^



Last edited by sarmander (11 Jun 2009 - 00:27)
11 Jun 2009 - 01:1115678
I'm also looking at that kinda stuff for my Arthur cosplay right now and...well I havent started on wigs really yet so I cant help there but with jackets...well..there are a few on ebay so you could have a search there, only problem that keeps cropping up for me is that i'm really worried they'll be too big. X.X I have short arms! Gah! X.X But it's worth a look.

If you're willing to pay out there are reproduction sites that will make his officer's uniform to your exact size (I'm considering that right now) but it does get pricey! X.X Also maybe any army surplus stores near you? Worth checking out just in case they have any hidden gems.

Might be easier to make it. XP I'm sure a pattern for a british officer's uniform must exist somewhere...

As for America's...that'll be far easier to find I imagine...actually there's a name for the uniform he wears isnt there? Someone help me out...it's 2:10am and my brain is totally fried..XD


11 Jun 2009 - 08:5515686
Quote sarmander:
Um, dunno if this helps but, here's my Arthur cosplay; http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/costume/view/7375

I agree, Arthurs' hair is a more dirty blonde and...well, maybe not 'unkempt' but more....ruffled? Wind-tousled? LOL! ^_< (it's totally unkempt by the way!)Um, anyway, I've been searching for the wig I used but it was quite a while ago I bought it (on eBay) and I cant seem to find it again. Sorry. T_T
*Useless post is useless*

EDIT; Forgot to say, that I agree. Army surpluss stores and eBay is your friend. I got my uniform from a charity auction, for a super-low price. ^_<V
My friend, who's America, found the perfect leather jacket in a shops' childrens section, in the sale no less! Leather jackets are everywhere right now. Check the bargain rails~
As for MAKING jackets, there are some pretty good patterns out there, seeing as they're pretty standard designs. ^^


Woah! your wig is amazing! :o

thanks for the help ;D


11 Jun 2009 - 08:5615687
Quote Xephios:
Well I don't know about making one, but this is what a quick eBay search finds;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MILITARY-VINTAGE-JACKET-SHIRT-MOD-INDIE-PUNK-RETRO-L_W0QQitemZ120420416520QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMen_s_Clothes?hash=item1c099dbc08&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1685%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A2%7C294%3A50#ebayphotohosting

I think something like that would be suitable for Alfred perhaps? I've heard some cosplayers go to local armywear shops and have found some things like that great for the Hetalia crew so you could also try that.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FREE-SHIP-WA053-Short-Ash-Blond-and-Golden-Blond-Wigs_W0QQitemZ360161352697QQcmdZViewItemQQptZWomen_s_Accessories_UK?hash=item53db4a1bf9&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1683%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

Maybe not this one if it's unsuitable for the look you want but personally this is the type of thing I'd modify as the bangs are a great shape for Alfred if you're OK with cutting all that off the back of wigs!

((Please bare in mind please I have not bought from either seller before so please do not hold me responsible for their service if you buy any item, this was a very quick search to give example!))

Arthur is a little more difficult, I took some test shots of him once in a wig I'd bought from my local joke shop and I'm told they were pretty good for slipping on a shirt and wig so it's a case of trial and error for him (unfortunatly I took them down and off the camera they were on so I cannot show you )). However I've seen some great custom styled wigs, if you have difficulty perhaps you could commission it?

Some people have used wigs that are more like Alfred's hair for Arthur as well but in my opinion it doesn't look as good, Arthur's hair is a dirty blond and is quite unkempt if you ask me, again this depends on the look you want though.

I hope something in there is of use.


Ah those are some good ideas! thank you!


17 Jun 2009 - 19:1815898
Alfred's is just a case of buying army BDU's if you're having a hard time working out how to make them! i got mine from http://www.bdu.com/ might be a bit pricey for some people though! :3


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