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23 Nov 2008 - 15:077776
An irrational fear of wigs
Hey I was wondering if people can give me advice on wigs as I seem to have developed a strong hatred of them which I can see hindering future cosplays.

I know a wig can make or break a costume, and when I tried DMC4 Trish last May I'm afraid it killed my outfit, but I'm sure there were loads of things I did wrong.

This year I'm planning on buying two pre-styled wigs for DMC1 Trish and Yuna so hopefully styling won't be an issue, but my problem is getting my hair under the wig and feeling comfortable - and also making the wig look as realistic as possible. Could anyone help me out and tell me how they cope with wigs, especially if you have long hair like I do? Heh I feel like I'm missing out on a few secrets seeing as people get wigs to look absolutely stunning.


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23 Nov 2008 - 15:187777
Sorry I don't really have much adivse on this, I have to same fear of wigs though >.< I have difficulty to on fitting my hair under a wig (since it's long and curly)

I french plait my hair so it's flat on my head and clip the ends on my head then put a wig cap on (maybe you should try this way, although I don't know if it's right or not but my hair feels secure on my head)

But my problem is getting the wig on my head, every wig I've tryed it doesn't fit my head
(This is also true in trying to buy hats, none ever fit me) I have an unusally large head DX So I can't wait to hear peoples advise (since I'm planning on buying about 3 wigs soon)

23 Nov 2008 - 16:517780
I've got quite long, thick hair and I find that wetting it first really helps (stick your head under the shower, squeeze the excess water out as much as possible and then towel dry it). I then put my hair up in a ponytail, twist it and wrap it over the top of my head before shoving a wig cap over it and pinning the hell out of it. Then once I've got the wig on and in the right position, I put a few pins into that as well to keep it secure.

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23 Nov 2008 - 18:497784
I’ve summarised some advice here:
Best thing is to experiment with various suggestions and find what works well for you.

I have quite long hair myself, and I like to braid it and wrap the braids around my head, then put my wig cap on. It’s important if you have a lot of hair to get it evenly distributed, otherwise the wig will look lumpy.

If it’s an awkwardly styled wig that doesn’t like to stay on my head, having my hair secured with pins helps, because if your hair is shifting around at all under the wig, it can make the wig start to slide off. That’s also why I love having combs sewn into the front hairline of some wigs; I clip the combs into my own hair, and that holds the wig on nice and secure.

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