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#1 User is offline   GITS SAC Motoko 

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:57 PM

Hi, sorry if this has been asked, but I'm cosplaying as Motoko Kusanagi and I don't know too much about wigs. I went to ebay and found a Motoko wig and it says its made of kanekalon fiber. Is this good, bad, and does the wig seem okay? I've never bought one before.
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Posted 29 December 2009 - 10:54 PM

Bleh, they're lying, that's totally not kanekalon. D: I say keep looking, you can definitely do better than that, even if you have to buy a similar wig and trim it a bit.


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Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:36 AM

Yeah, that fiber is questionable, otherwise, it's a great style and color, but not for $48.

Also, most wigs from international sellers tend to run small.
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 11:19 AM

View PostSweet Sunshine, on Dec 29 2009, 10:54 PM, said:

Bleh, they're lying, that's totally not kanekalon. D: I say keep looking, you can definitely do better than that, even if you have to buy a similar wig and trim it a bit.



View PostR1KKu, on Dec 30 2009, 09:36 AM, said:

Yeah, that fiber is questionable, otherwise, it's a great style and color, but not for $48.

Also, most wigs from international sellers tend to run small.


Okay thank you both of you! Thanks for the help, if I didn't ask I maybe would have bought it. Does cosworx have quality wigs?
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 01:52 PM

Yes, Cosworx does have quality wigs. I order from them all the time. They're shipping is relatively quick and they have great prices. They also have a wide range of colors and styles.

The only downside is that they tend to run out of certain wigs fairly quickly, so make sure you order well in advance.

Amphigory.com also has quality wigs.
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:06 PM

You could possibly use this wig and just style it a bit.

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I'm not sure if it would be too short in the back and/or the color might be too bright, but it could work as an alternative. I buy most of my wigs from this seller and I highly recommend her. Her wigs are great quality and the prices are very pleasant. The store is based in China so it will take longer than cosworx and amphigory, but I usually get my wigs in 10-14 days. Though the wig I bought on the 21st [shipped on the 22nd] came in on Tuesday. I was shocked, but very happy. =)

I bought one wig from cosworx, the Linda XXL, and I hate it so much. Totally not worth the 51 bucks [that's with shipping]. So thick and hard to take care of because it gets frizzy a lot. It's also super thick and when I wear it, it goes everywhere. The one I just got Tuesday is a replacement wig for that one and it is perfect. Very soft and great quality and not super thick and is easy to take care of and cost me $29.99 with free shipping.

With Amphigory, I don't want to pay 7 bucks for shipping when I'm one state over. :\

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Ladies ladies ladies, if you find a man whose only concern about a woman is her breast size, he just may be dumb enough to believe you if you say you have Ds when you have Bs. :thumbup:

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 09:04 PM

Still, I've ordered from amphigory as well, and the staff are really nice.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:00 PM

Hey thanks guys! That helped a lot. I appreciate it. is it primarily difficult to style a wig?
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 02:01 PM

That depends on how much styling you want done. A part or two can be difficult on pre-parted or long wigs but is fairly simple on most wigs just by using a brush and a blow dryer on LOW

However to do something that might involve unmoving parts you'd need some product (bed head is what I think everyone uses) and patience.

All in all..i think its pretty simple unless you're trying to turn THIS into THIS (I'd leave a more experience hand at this because bangs from no bangs are HARD
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:16 PM

View PostGITS SAC Motoko, on Jan 1 2010, 12:00 PM, said:

Hey thanks guys! That helped a lot. I appreciate it. is it primarily difficult to style a wig?



It depends on the style you're going for.

When I styled a Motoko wig, I did an angled cut. Started out with a long wig with bangs. I separated the hair in the front and sides from the back, and started trimming up the sides first. I layered the back too.

As a tip, dont use scissors to trim up a wig, but for cutting off some of the length. I use a razor comb to trim because it gives a more natural cut; using scissors leaves a blunt edge if you run it perpendicular to the fibers (unless that's what you want), which tends to look bad on wigs. You can snip the fibers vertically, but I find that it takes forever.
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