11th December 2011: Madness So yeah, I thought I was mad when I was looking at the amount of sparkles this was going to need, but this costume is truly testing my sanity, along with the bounderies of how much I am willing to give to cosplay.
I am really struggling with the idea of the wig, for a few reasons. The first reason is that my hair is naturally dark blonde/light brown, which is not so bad, but it does mean that any stray hair (which I find seriously hard to control even with gel, clips, braiding and wig caps), will show up really badly against the kind of light blonde I'll need for this, so I'm super worried that it's going to look terrible.
Secondly, finding a wig that's right is proving next to impossible. The usual places I buy wigs do not sell any without bangs or with a decent center parting, unless I want one is white or black, which it obviously isn't. I'll probably have to get one which is way longer than it needs to be to account for the waves I need to create, since not many wig sellers sell anything between short and long, but that's fine as long as it's thick enough and has no bangs.
So I'm faced with a problem. I will probably have to lighten my own natural hair to make sure it doesn't show up through the wig, which is already annoying as I've spent the last 2 years getting my hair away from dye and it's only just grown out.
The question now is whether to go completely mad and just go blonde so I can use my own hair for Blue Fairy. Any thoughts anyone?