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16 Aug 2007 - 23:38172
Wigs
Hello i want to make a wig for my costume...since its dante from the devil may cry series....it will have to be grey or silver...the only problem is that i dont know how to make a wig from scratch...can someone please help me out thanks


p.s if you dont know how dante is then go to my bebo profile and you will find out who he is and what he looks like


17 Aug 2007 - 02:37179
wigs
The best idea in my opinion is to get the wigs off of the many online shops or ebay.

you can either get one already made to your style, request one or gets a longish one and cut it to your liking. I doubt whether it will be cheaper to make your own.

I mean the ones from Hong Kong are not bad and are damn cheap.


17 Aug 2007 - 02:46180
lol i see...so what should i do...just type wigs on ebay and hope for a grey one...pay for it...then cut it to my liking


17 Aug 2007 - 04:35186
If you just search "wig" you'll be scrolling through thousands trying to find the right one. Searching for "grey wig" or "Silver wig" might get you further. The thing with ebay is to watch out for the quality. Basically you want to avoid all sorts of joke shop wigs and the easiest way to tell is if it's a picture of a real person wearing the wig. Look out for pictures of them on a wig head (like this) and it's more likely to be nice quality.

I looked up an image of the guy you're wanting to cosplay and I think you might be best with something like this and you can cut and style it as you want.

But if you want more info on it this site tells you what you need to know if you take a look around. Or ask Angelphie who knows all.


24 Oct 2007 - 18:17560
WOW ASHE thats a great Match XD

Im wondering if you'll be able to fine this one for me

Ive tried your suggested searches on ebay.co.uk and .com and cant find anything remotly right


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24 Oct 2007 - 19:02566
This is expensive, and you will need to find a decent Japanese speaker to help BUT.

Maple are a Japanese wig company and they make the *best* Cosplay Wigs I have ever seen. I own two of them and they were a pleasure to work with and wear.

I think they may even have a US site now, but I am not sure. I ordered from their Japanese site, and then saw then in Paris at Japan Expo.

But yes, their wigs are gorgeous. Do a bit of research into them. Highly recommended!

EDIT: I should point out that the wigs themselves are gorgeously cheap. My brown one for Snake/Li cost me 20 euros at Japan Expo, which is an amazing price.

Shipping however, may cost you a bomb.


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26 Oct 2007 - 18:06613
Quote MangaChild:
WOW ASHE thats a great Match XD

Im wondering if you'll be able to fine this one for me

Ive tried your suggested searches on ebay.co.uk and .com and cant find anything remotly right


I know I won't be helping much here, but I just have to get this out of my system...

OMG CLIVE YESSS! <3

...I'm done! :3


26 Oct 2007 - 21:17614
Quote MangaChild:
WOW ASHE thats a great Match XD

Im wondering if you'll be able to fine this one for me

Ive tried your suggested searches on ebay.co.uk and .com and cant find anything remotly right


Green wigs aren't quite as easy to find, especially if you're wanting them in a particular style, so if you want a wig that doesn't require a lot of styling maybe try and find it in white or a very light blonde and you can dye it (which Angelphie wrote about in this thread). Or you can go to American wig/cosplay websites (I mostly use http://www.cosworx.com ) where there are a lot of great styles in loads of different colours! Maybe start off with something like this? And make the spikes more...spikey (^^; ) with the magic of hairspray. If that makes sense...



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19 Nov 2007 - 04:381087
Yeah Mark I spoke Maple at JE and they recommended getting it shipped to a friend in Japan and then getting the friend to send it to you in UK. I think that way total shipping is only around £5. Plus when I tried ordering from them I couldn't read the kanji on the order form so it's better to get a friend to order it anyway..


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19 Nov 2007 - 06:531088
Hi I did not know if i should have made a new thread for this or not, sorry if i sould have and im not trying to steal this thread just need some help with wigs =)

ok im coslaying this smexy chap.....

haseo from .hack//roots G.U, and his hair is kind of like cloud advent children version from the back but he has a masive fringed at the front =s

ive look on ebay and come up with 2 choces of wigs for my costume and i was wondering witch one do you guys think is the best wig to use.
I know im going to have to cut and stiyle parts of the wig witch is not a problem just need to basic starting wig?

ok here the wigs..........
wig 1:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Naruto-silvery-white-Cosplay-Wig-skin-bangs-costume_W0QQitemZ170169879076QQihZ007QQcategoryZ60188QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


or wig 2:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-silvery-white-Cosplay-Wig-with-skin-top-bangs_W0QQitemZ170169194066QQihZ007QQcategoryZ60188QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

if you know of any wig that would be even better suited for my cosplay plase let me know thank you for any help you can give

grayskull8


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19 Nov 2007 - 10:271091
*shakes fist* GREEEEYYSKKUUULLL!

*ahem*

I would say go with the first one dude, it has a centre partying and seems to have the curtain fringe already. I think that one would be the easiest to work with.

Saying that though, considering the exchange rate at the moment I would suggest buying both. Just because they look like great wigs and as they are from the same place you may be able to get them both in one order.

Never hurts to have cool wigs laying around ^^

But yeah, first one gets my vote.


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19 Nov 2007 - 11:181092
Hey, definately looking forward to seeing you do this, I love Haseo's design!

Personally, I prefer the 1st one, I think its a better cut for him. However, I've got a wig in that exact style but a different colour, and although it is lovely it is not as thick as some wigs. You might have trouble creating the spiked style at the back without a lot of the wig cap showing.

Personally, for any slightly spikey wig style I buy a punky wig, but I love them so I'm biased I've found that the XL Punky style (sold on ebay/cosworx/etc) also has more hair at the front. That really is your dilemma, a punky wig would do the back styling really easily, but less easy to get the front as you want. The ones you linked would probably look better from the front, but you may have trouble getting the spikes right. Unfortunately it really is hard to tell until you buy them.

The only pic I have up so far of a hacked-up punky wig used is Calintz, on my costume page. That might give you an idea of how far down the front comes. Sorry if I've made the choice harder XD


19 Nov 2007 - 14:271097
yeh i was think the first one to =p but what your saying about the back be thin witch will make it hard to stilye in to spikes ive not desided yet what i need is a white cloud styled wig that be purfect ^_^

keep the sugestion coming in thanks

grayskull8


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23 Jan 2008 - 22:551442
Sorry just need some help!
Ok well I'm cosplaying L. Yes it's very easy but I'm a noob lol, plus L is just so cool!



Well anyway I was just wodering whether getting this wig would be okay for it?
Here is the wig
Or does anyone else know somewere else and ebay I would find a just as good wig. I don't mind styling but since it's my first wig having one styled would hel ALOT. Sory to waste you time.


27 Jan 2008 - 13:491449
Quote Littlegeeky:
Ok well I'm cosplaying L. Yes it's very easy but I'm a noob lol, plus L is just so cool!

Well anyway I was just wodering whether getting this wig would be okay for it?
Here is the wig
Or does anyone else know somewere else and ebay I would find a just as good wig. I don't mind styling but since it's my first wig having one styled would hel ALOT. Sory to waste you time.


Hey, it looks pretty suited to the character to me. To be honest its much easier if you can get a wig already styled, or that needs the least amount of styling possible, especially if its your first experiments with a wig!

I've actually ordered the white version of that exact wig, it looks pretty good (and the seller is pretty reliable) however on mine at the very front you could see some of the netting and lines where the wefts are shown. Yours might be okay though because its dark, which should hide any thin parts of the wig easily.

If you dont go for this particular wig, I'd suggest searching for 'punky wig' and having a go at styling one. (they are fairly similar to his hairstyle anyway) but I think the one you linked would be fine, really!


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