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10 Jan 2009 - 21:399539
Wig help for Tai (Digimon)
God I'm always posting threads up here asking for help DX I'm such a noob.

Anyway I need help picking out a wig for Tai. He's hair is uber big and I don't know what kind of wig would work :S

Reference picture= http://animefan25.tripod.com/images/Digi01/Tai4.jpg

I'm not too scared of having to do alittle styling on the wig if I have to (as long as you give me hints and tips, I need the pratice anyway)


10 Jan 2009 - 22:479550
Best bet would be to get two of these wigs and sew the wefts of one into the other to make it twice as thick.
http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=26228&cat=295&page=1
It's a fantastic wig for spiking just on it's own let alone combining two together! I've used it in the past for Sora.


10 Jan 2009 - 23:339552
Quote SephNoir:
Best bet would be to get two of these wigs and sew the wefts of one into the other to make it twice as thick.
http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=26228&cat=295&page=1
It's a fantastic wig for spiking just on it's own let alone combining two together! I've used it in the past for Sora.


Ooo thankyou very much, can I just buy from the site? (Since it's american and what not) "Sew the wefts of one into the other"... whats a weft? (sorry I'm totally useless and a noob at that!)


11 Jan 2009 - 01:509556
Yeah cosworx ship internationally. I use them a lot for my commissions because they're really good quality.
Wefts are these:
http://www.glamourhairextensions.co.uk/blonde-weft.jpg
Lines of hair that make up a wig, generally sewn into netting.
You'll need to carefully cut away each line from the netting of the wig. The fur ones are made a little differently in that the wefts are a lot thicker and sewn in more closely to each other so that gaps don't show. Taking apart a normal wig usually takes me 1-2 hours then around another 2 hours to add them into the other wig with just glue so you'd probably be looking at more than that for a fur fibre wig considering there's more and it's going to take longer to split each one. Ideally you'd want to take a whole day off to do this well.

You can buy lines of wefts on their own but I've never seen fur fibre ones and for the thickness you want it'd need another full wigs worth anyway.


11 Jan 2009 - 12:249570
Quote SephNoir:
Yeah cosworx ship internationally. I use them a lot for my commissions because they're really good quality.
Wefts are these:
http://www.glamourhairextensions.co.uk/blonde-weft.jpg
Lines of hair that make up a wig, generally sewn into netting.
You'll need to carefully cut away each line from the netting of the wig. The fur ones are made a little differently in that the wefts are a lot thicker and sewn in more closely to each other so that gaps don't show. Taking apart a normal wig usually takes me 1-2 hours then around another 2 hours to add them into the other wig with just glue so you'd probably be looking at more than that for a fur fibre wig considering there's more and it's going to take longer to split each one. Ideally you'd want to take a whole day off to do this well.

You can buy lines of wefts on their own but I've never seen fur fibre ones and for the thickness you want it'd need another full wigs worth anyway.


Ahhh right okay, so I basecially destroy one wig and get the wefts off that. Then sew them to the netting mesh bit on the other wig? So I'm adding more hair to the wig so it's alot bigger, thats quite clever (is there a certain way to sew them on so your can't see it on the wig or will the wig be so big you won't be able too... if that makes sence?) Thankyou so much for all the help, I've never done much work on wigs considering I've only ever had 1.


11 Jan 2009 - 15:329573
Quote Littlegeeky:
Quote SephNoir:
Yeah cosworx ship internationally. I use them a lot for my commissions because they're really good quality.
Wefts are these:
http://www.glamourhairextensions.co.uk/blonde-weft.jpg
Lines of hair that make up a wig, generally sewn into netting.
You'll need to carefully cut away each line from the netting of the wig. The fur ones are made a little differently in that the wefts are a lot thicker and sewn in more closely to each other so that gaps don't show. Taking apart a normal wig usually takes me 1-2 hours then around another 2 hours to add them into the other wig with just glue so you'd probably be looking at more than that for a fur fibre wig considering there's more and it's going to take longer to split each one. Ideally you'd want to take a whole day off to do this well.

You can buy lines of wefts on their own but I've never seen fur fibre ones and for the thickness you want it'd need another full wigs worth anyway.


Ahhh right okay, so I basecially destroy one wig and get the wefts off that. Then sew them to the netting mesh bit on the other wig? So I'm adding more hair to the wig so it's alot bigger, thats quite clever (is there a certain way to sew them on so your can't see it on the wig or will the wig be so big you won't be able too... if that makes sence?) Thankyou so much for all the help, I've never done much work on wigs considering I've only ever had 1.


If you're gonna take advice on wigs from anyone, she's the one LOL That's great advice and I can't add anything to it really :-\


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11 Jan 2009 - 16:529584
Ahh so I'm in very good hands Thankyou very much guys for all the help, now I've just gotta wait until they have some in stock!


11 Jan 2009 - 22:519597
Quote Littlegeeky:
Quote SephNoir:
Yeah cosworx ship internationally. I use them a lot for my commissions because they're really good quality.
Wefts are these:
http://www.glamourhairextensions.co.uk/blonde-weft.jpg
Lines of hair that make up a wig, generally sewn into netting.
You'll need to carefully cut away each line from the netting of the wig. The fur ones are made a little differently in that the wefts are a lot thicker and sewn in more closely to each other so that gaps don't show. Taking apart a normal wig usually takes me 1-2 hours then around another 2 hours to add them into the other wig with just glue so you'd probably be looking at more than that for a fur fibre wig considering there's more and it's going to take longer to split each one. Ideally you'd want to take a whole day off to do this well.

You can buy lines of wefts on their own but I've never seen fur fibre ones and for the thickness you want it'd need another full wigs worth anyway.


Ahhh right okay, so I basecially destroy one wig and get the wefts off that. Then sew them to the netting mesh bit on the other wig? So I'm adding more hair to the wig so it's alot bigger, thats quite clever (is there a certain way to sew them on so your can't see it on the wig or will the wig be so big you won't be able too... if that makes sence?) Thankyou so much for all the help, I've never done much work on wigs considering I've only ever had 1.


Yeah pretty much, it's great fun to completely dismantle a whole wig. Last one I did I ended up with the skin top and fringe left over and the rest was weft. (I feel sorry for the poor girl wearing it because it was so heavy!)
If you make sure they're the right way up then you shouldn't see them at all. Basically you'll have one side with all hair and one side with the stitching from the wig on. As long as you line it up so it's right one top the other line it shouldn't be a problem. If you can get a good kind you could even go with super glue to add in the extra wefts, just make sure it doesn't soak through to the wig head or get in the fibres.

*Huggles Sean* Thanks hun!


11 Jan 2009 - 23:279599
Thankyou so much for all the advice I'll have to credit you for helping me with the wig cos I had no idea. I'll keep you posted on how it goes (well once I have money to buy some then I'll let you know hehe) Thankyou so much again for everything


12 Jan 2009 - 02:229603
I'm happy to help. ^^ If you get stuck at all feel free to PM me or email me. :3


16 Feb 2009 - 19:3910824
There's not much I can add to that, good advice from Sephnoir! The only other thing I'd say is that if you're styling it for that fluffy thickness avoid putting gel on it. GEl tends to flatten. By far, I would say that your best choice for styling it would be cans of cheap hairspray and a lot of patience! Make sure you work right from the cap of the wig all the way to the ends of the hair, because you are going to need a strong base for the hair to stand up like that. IT's such a shame wigs can't really be backcombed properly for a strong base for the spikes >< Anyhow, yes, please update this thread when you've done this as I'm sure it would be great for the cosplay community to see mastery of a wig by someone without the experience-- I know a lot of people are afraid to attempt their wigs because they don't have experience but they'll never get any unless they start somewhere ^___^ Good luck!!


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16 Feb 2009 - 20:3310832
Quote Missytetra:
There's not much I can add to that, good advice from Sephnoir! The only other thing I'd say is that if you're styling it for that fluffy thickness avoid putting gel on it. GEl tends to flatten. By far, I would say that your best choice for styling it would be cans of cheap hairspray and a lot of patience! Make sure you work right from the cap of the wig all the way to the ends of the hair, because you are going to need a strong base for the hair to stand up like that. IT's such a shame wigs can't really be backcombed properly for a strong base for the spikes >< Anyhow, yes, please update this thread when you've done this as I'm sure it would be great for the cosplay community to see mastery of a wig by someone without the experience-- I know a lot of people are afraid to attempt their wigs because they don't have experience but they'll never get any unless they start somewhere ^___^ Good luck!!


Thanks. ^^
The new punk wigs don't handle too badly when backcombed surprisingly. I tried it out a while back and it's got some pretty good effects. It's such a thick and fairly coarse wig it backcombs a lot better than anything else.

Gotta recommend Manga Head putty too. Using just a little bit works really well and it's nice and light too.
(I've never been a fan of hairspray thanks to my dad.) XD



Last edited by SephNoir (16 Feb 2009 - 20:34)
16 Feb 2009 - 21:2010834
Ack I hate manga head XD I think it gives too much of a greasy feel, or else it just dries bitty but then again maybe I'm not using it right. To be fair, it gets mixed reactions, ask miiol or little_harpy_girl and they'll say noooo to manga head, but fishyfins and yourself seem to like it! Perhaps I should experiment with it more- the only thing I really like about it is the smell. Though it's good for keeping tips together I reckon or just doing flippy bits and definitions.

Yeah thinking about it I think they would be alright for backcombing if they're fluffy and chunky- generally wigs that already have height because the base fibres are crimped or something. It's hard to tell when a wig can and can't be backcombed unless you have it in your hands and try it, I think


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16 Feb 2009 - 22:0410836
Yeah I've heard some people don't get on too well with it, it seems to be really hit or miss. I've only had it dry bitty around the lid of the actual pot, but yeah the smell I love.

They're super chunky, if you ever need a fluffy wig it's definitely the one to go for! The crimping bugs me so much sometimes, cosplaywig do it with come of theirs which is a sod when you're trying to spike it.
I know what you mean some wigs are so decieving to look at compared to when you actually see them, most of all I hate that some stores are starting to photoshop(!) their wigs to look really thick and a brighter colour.


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