17th May 2013: Wig The new wig arrived! I'm a lot happier with this one, the colour is really nice.
I'm not sure if I'll have any chance to test this before the day I wear it, though, since I'm getting my friend to help me with cutting the wig in the hotel (I'm too afraid to screw it up u__u) which makes me nervous but at least I can stop worrying about the wig now!!
15th May 2013: Stress Ordering a wig this late for the cosplay was an awful idea... I'm so stressed and worried waiting for it to arrive ; _______;
I promised I wouldn't leave this cosplay until last minute and ugh, looks like it still managed to end up last minute.
4th May 2013: Wig woes part 3 I decided today that I was going to cut the wig that I have and just use that one but when I tried it on, I changed my mind. I don't want to be stuck with a wig that I don't like, I'll only regret it. I'd rather buy a new one and so I did.
Here's a photo of the new wig I ordered... if it doesn't arrive like the one in the photo and ends up just as the same wig I already own or something, I will actually cry.
Fingers crossed it arrives for May Expo.
30th April 2013: Wig woes part 2 Okay so I'm reconsidering keeping this wig... because looking around I can't really find anything better except one that's out of my price range and this wig only looks bad under certain lights, really. I guess because it's a wig.
It looks pretty fine in natural light and indoors without artificial light, it's just artificial light that makes it look really shiny, I guess. I've tried using a bit of dry shampoo on it to take the shine away which worked a little, I might try cutting it and applying that to it some more to take away some of the shine.
A thing I like about this wig is that depending on the lighting conditions, it changes colour quite a bit, just like Asukas hair changes in practically every reference image... sometimes it's a darker ginger colour but sometimes it can be orange-y and sometimes somewhere inbetween.
Opinions, anyone? Any tips on taking shine out of wigs?
25th April 2013: Wig woes Considering getting a new wig in a different colour since I'm not really feeling the one that I have...
25th April 2013: Wig/outfit Okay so uh, so far this has been a minor disaster...
I don't know how to feel about the wig, it needs cutting which is pretty fine but it's also much more shiny than I like in a wig. It's not party shop shiny or anything, it's just bothering me. I'm going to attempt to deshine/cut it and if it looks bad, I'll just have to buy another one.
The outfit... well, I ordered the small because it was much closer to my waist size (still a bit big though) but unfortunately small also apparently meant it was meant for very short people. The waist of the skirt ends at my lower ribs which gives me a really odd looking shape... I'm not sure how exactly I can fix this but I'm sure going to give it a try.
16th April 2013: Purchases Okay so I considered making the skirt type part for this cosplay for a little practice and since it looks simple enough for me to tackle... but this is a last minute plan change and I reaaally don't want to deal with the stress/wasted money of being unhappy with my result (I'm too perfectionist, sadly) and rushing to buy one as a replacement. Plus Bodyline had a nice looking one for not much more than I reckoned it would cost me to try and make it myself...
So yeah, I just bought the outfit. I'm going to trim the wig when it arrives. I also bought the headpiece clips.
I'm not sure about the socks, I'm having trouble finding any simular ones (they all have three stripes... can't seem to find any with just one) but I'll just modify a pair of socks if I can't find any, simple enough. I'm going to look around some stores to try and find the shoes.
Siouxsie James - 19th April 2013
Awesome, can't wait to see pictures of this!!! :D And it looks like a decent costume too ;) sometimes it's just easier to buy!!
Mr. Sat-Ash - 19th April 2013
Yep. Sometimes you just gotta go store-bought, if you wanna pull off the look right. (Otherwise you got costumes like mine, which are unrecognisable.) ^^ Nevertheless, you'll make an adorable Asuka.
Siouxsie James - 25th April 2013
This looks great, why not post a picture of the wig before buying a new one?
ToroSonyCat - 25th April 2013
@ Afireinsidegirl - I'll try to take photos of the wig tomorrow! I can't take full photos of it worn though since the fringe is really long and needs cutting but I haven't cut it yet since I'm not sure if I want to use it or not u_u;
Siouxsie James - 26th April 2013
I see!! :/ well yeh if you post a photo maybe everyone else can give you advice on whether to keep it or not!! It's such a shame, I hate stuff like this, I've had problems with wigs a few times :( hope you get it sorted out!!!
Siouxsie James - 30th April 2013
Heya, looking at that wig it really looks fine (imo), I can see the colour change in the photos which as you've said is quite cool because Asuka's hair does that a lot :P I don't think it looks shiny at all in the photos 2bh but I understand it could look different in different lights, so how about taking pictures of yourself wearing it in different lights and looking at them to see what you think? I always find it different to see something in a photo over looking at it normally!! I don't know anything that will take shine away but dry shampoo/talc sounds like a good thing to try?? It doesn't look like a cheap party wig if that's any help, it looks like a wig that I'd like to wear (from those pictures) hope that helps!!
Frederica la Noir - 30th April 2013
Progress looks really good! And don't worry too much about the wig, different lighting will effect all wigs in different ways, with shinier than the norm wigs get photos in natural light without a flash so you don't get any reflection from the fibers :) ... we've all had to do it at one point or another XD.
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