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03 Dec 2008 - 16:258107
Buying wigs
Ok, I normally order wigs from Cosworx. I was expecting my new one for Raz to be delivered today, but when I got back from college, I instead found a letter from Parcelforce telling me that I owed HM Revenue & Customs another £20 in tax duties.

Now, I don't actually HAVE this extra £20, so god knows what I'm going to do about this.

Anyway, can anyone recommend a decent online wig-shop, with good quality wigs, that is either UK-based, or marks its wigs as "gift" on the packaging (gift items don't pay tax).

03 Dec 2008 - 16:568109
Proffessional only and cog_mark on ebay.

I always use them, the wigs are good quality (but not so suitable for intense styling, so it's best to get one as similar as possible to your character), and most of them have skin tops.

Also, they look like the pictures in the listing, take under a month to arrive, and I've never had any issues with customs.


03 Dec 2008 - 17:228111
i second on the proffesional only

or cosplay_wig on ebay a lil pricey but awesome quality

03 Dec 2008 - 20:278122
Third for Proffessional Only. They're really good.

But you need to get that £20 or they'll send it back I believe :-\ And as far as I know, CosWorx should be able to effectively keep the money and the wig...because we're expected to pay the Customs tax.

I got hit with a tax of £30 on an item that only cost me £17 before It's really bad!

CosplayIsland Staff Member

03 Dec 2008 - 21:198126
I think I've used professional only and cog mark as well.

Although, true to my sources, the last four I've brought were from here: http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/jewelry_oil_art_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZ. They ship quickly (although I make quite a big order/mention future big order), and the wigs themselves are beautiful.

Just be careful of styled wigs. I don't know what they used to style them, but whatever it is still won't come out of my brown wig after two washes.

-an Angel that didn't so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards-

Last edited by Purplefluffychainsaw (03 Dec 2008 - 21:20)
03 Dec 2008 - 21:538128
Quote angel aiko:

or cosplay_wig on ebay a lil pricey but awesome quality

I agree. My Kairi wig came from them and it's gorgeous and feels amazing. Some people mistake it for my real hair!

03 Dec 2008 - 22:588136
Cog_marc cog_marc cog_marc!!!!! Amazing stuff!

Also Zephyr wigs, but I do not know the website or if they ship internationally. I will ask my friend who sent me from them and reply when I know! XD

04 Dec 2008 - 00:358138
I just found a website for the next wig I need, at least. It was a very specific one from Cosworx, which they also sell on Amphigory. I know that Amphigory does not ship outside of America, but there is a woman with her own wig business, and she provides a service for importing Amphigory wigs. And It works out for exactly the same price, if not less, and with no customs charges =]


08 Dec 2008 - 22:208384
Thanks for the links! Though I have a question (wig n00b here) - what's the difference between scalp and no scalp?

08 Dec 2008 - 22:368387
It's almost exactly what it sounds like. If they've got a scalp, it looks like they have skin under the hair. Without scalp, it's just kind of a net thing.

CosplayIsland Staff Member

08 Dec 2008 - 22:528391

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