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11 Dec 2008 - 21:488595
Problems with Wig
Okay. This is a typical problem that i'm sure most people come up with.

In the event of wearing a really light coloured wig (Like Vexen for example (see my pics)) I have the problem of my hair being darkish red.

The problem isnt that it shows through the wig per say, its that the excess hair near the (for lack of better word) sideburns shows out of the wig, i can find a way of hiding these parts and they REALLY stick out like a saw thumb.

Any advice?

(ps. I've tried pinning them back or putting bits of the wig on top but with the style of the wig it doesnt work)

12 Dec 2008 - 11:478633
Try trimming your side burns- I undershave all the back of my neck and side burns so that I can wear wigs more easily.

What you can then also do is get some spirt gum and glue the side burn bits of the wig down to your face. It will help keep the wig in place and prevent any side burn bits you have from showing.


14 Dec 2008 - 15:158709
Hmm, thanks for the advice, i'll try the second option at the moment, i am keeping the wig brom being tucked behind my ears at the moment though.

I do like your ideas, although i probably dont have the courage to go and shave them >.<

14 Dec 2008 - 18:508713
I was nervous shaving them too- mainly because I was worried that my hair would look stupid or something. It doesn't thogh- you're just making a small trim around the areas where the little baby hairs are. Baby hairs are the worst because they're hardest to pin back. I have trouble at the moment because all my hair is short, so I can't pin it into place properly.

So yeah- don't view it as an epic hair cut thing, just like trimming up your side burns and the nape of your neck a bit.


14 Dec 2008 - 20:308714
You can try gelling and hairspraying your hairline, and if necessary, using make-up or spray-on hair colour to match your own hair to the wig.

I like to try arranging the wig hair to hide the problem areas as much as possible, even if that means being slightly less accurate with the hairstyle. I leave more loose strands round the hairline of an updo wig, or sometimes cut a little strand of the wig in front my ears, then tuck it in so it hides my real hair. Just a matter of experimenting with the particular wig and its style.

18 Dec 2008 - 15:068825
Had a similar problem disguising my brown hair under a bleach-blonde wig ^__^;;

I'd go with what's already been said, using eyelash glue/something similar to stick down your hair, but if your costume permits take the tube/bottle to the con with you, since you may need to reglue it during the day, especially if you're moving around a lot.

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