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20 Mar 2012 - 21:0881149
This really worries me, because I try and make my cosplays as accurate as possible, but I have trouble with wigs.

Currently, the two cosplays I have completed and my Supergirl costume, which will hopefully be the next completed, the characters all have medium-length/long blonde curly/wavy hair. And that's how I'd describe my hair. I'm not that blonde, but I get my highlights done when I can afford it and I think I can pull off being "blonde" pretty well. At the moment it's a choice between buying a wig or getting my hair dyed every few weeks. So I chose dying my hair as that does the job, and I want it that colour irregardless of cosplay, but I know that not having a wig often makes a good cosplay a bad cosplay. I hope mine aren't bad cosplays because I choose not to buy a wig and style my hair as accurately as I can.

It's a tricky question.


20 Mar 2012 - 21:3281153
Hmm, I don't think a good cosplay always needs a wig. I think it is just the easier version for most people, as dying their hair for different characters can probably be quite damaging (especially true if they change the colour quite frequently!)

And sometimes for cons, if you've got three cosplays, and three different hair colours, then wigs are probably the only reasonable answer! The same goes if the character has crazy hair- real hair normally can't even get anywhere near as close to the amount of hair some characters have! (Miku Hatsune....)

But then, cosplay is for fun - there is normally always something not quite right about any cosplay. If you enjoy it, don't let some silly perfectionist spoil it for you.


22 Mar 2012 - 06:3681250
Hi
its great that people put so much thought and effort into thier costumes. I do wonder woman and supergirl at the con for fun but also for charity, My son suffers. My wife makes sure I look my best, things plucked and waxed,fake this and that, costume as best as possible. One thing i can't do is wear proper shoes of either sex, 6 toes on each foot and both feet are curved in hence special shoes and work boots, I wear trainers 4 sizes to big for comfort.
At a show recently I saw a woman gently crying in the corner and asked her if she was okay. No she says my feet hurt. As a first aider I had a look they were bleeding and blistered. She had worn the wrong size shoes for the first time in a heel size she wasn't used to. She stated she wanted to look accurate as possible,
Please bear this in mind with you costumes


22 Mar 2012 - 11:5781258
Quote superwondergirl:
Hi
its great that people put so much thought and effort into thier costumes. I do wonder woman and supergirl at the con for fun but also for charity, My son suffers. My wife makes sure I look my best, things plucked and waxed,fake this and that, costume as best as possible. One thing i can't do is wear proper shoes of either sex, 6 toes on each foot and both feet are curved in hence special shoes and work boots, I wear trainers 4 sizes to big for comfort.
At a show recently I saw a woman gently crying in the corner and asked her if she was okay. No she says my feet hurt. As a first aider I had a look they were bleeding and blistered. She had worn the wrong size shoes for the first time in a heel size she wasn't used to. She stated she wanted to look accurate as possible,
Please bear this in mind with you costumes


I agree!

I'd rather see someone lose a little accuracy as a safety measure than to risk injury. To me the correct/comfortable size of footwear is far more important than accuracy. Im not much of a heel wearer myself but when I order shoes for a cosplay that requires heels I always spend at least a few days wearing then to get used to them and change when I feel discomfort.

I do take accuracy into consideration alot but Id rather walk around in flats for most of the day and change footwear for photos than spend half a con with blisters.


22 Mar 2012 - 17:0381271
That depends with me - I mean if you don't feel comfortable in a costume then I think it's perfectly alright to change it up a bit to make yourself feel more comfortable

But yes, aside from that, accuracy is quite important to me


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