Anime Central Forums: Wig Help - Anime Central Forums

Jump to content

Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • This topic is locked

Wig Help

#1 User is offline   KaoruChan 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: Newbie
  • Member No.: 58928
  • Posts: 17
  • Joined: 24-October 10
  • Location:Canada

Posted 28 October 2010 - 07:03 AM

I just bought a wig for my Kaoru cosplay, and I bout it shoulder length so I had something to work with.

http://i556.photobuc...pg?t=1288270481
http://i556.photobuc...pg?t=1288270539

Does anyone know how I can style it? This is my first wig and I'm not sure if there's something I should know before going at it. And any tips on how to get the kaoru hairstlye on it would be nice too. Thanks.

This post has been edited by KaoruChan: 28 October 2010 - 07:04 AM

Two souls with a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
<3 Kaoru and Hikaru Hitachiin forever <3

#2 User is offline   ChihiroChibi 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: Newbie
  • Member No.: 58650
  • Posts: 14
  • Joined: 23-July 10
  • Location:Canada

Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:53 AM

I help I help Dx I just need your straightner.
You know they love you when they can't go a day without you. <3

#3 User is offline   R1KKu 

  • Addict
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Addict
  • Member No.: 601
  • Posts: 865
  • Joined: 24-May 03
  • Location:The City of Racoons

Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:35 PM

Please post reference images of character.

...also, unless the wig is heat resistant. you might want to avoid using any irons on it (low settings might be ok, but can still melt the wig)
I have zombies and I'm not afraid to use them!!

#4 User is offline   KaoruChan 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: Newbie
  • Member No.: 58928
  • Posts: 17
  • Joined: 24-October 10
  • Location:Canada

Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:50 AM

View PostR1KKu, on 28 October 2010 - 09:35 PM, said:

Please post reference images of character.

...also, unless the wig is heat resistant. you might want to avoid using any irons on it (low settings might be ok, but can still melt the wig)



Character: link linklink

The Wig can't handle heat, but maybe we can use the melting to help mold it.
Two souls with a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
<3 Kaoru and Hikaru Hitachiin forever <3

#5 User is offline   GITS SAC Motoko 

  • Sage
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Sage
  • Member No.: 19048
  • Posts: 1,954
  • Joined: 11-July 08
  • Location:The depths of the Net

Posted 05 November 2010 - 07:30 AM

The gel Got2b Glued will help especially if you want to get his bang pointing straight up like in the anime. That stuff does wonders!!!!!!

This post has been edited by GITS SAC Motoko: 05 November 2010 - 07:30 AM

Motoko Kusanagi is mah womanz. ;3 HEEEEYYYY SEXY MOTOKO OP OP OP OPPAN MOTOKO STYLE
Cosplay for ACen 2013: Major Motoko Kusanagi--Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. 2nd GIG, Lucy--Elfen Lied, episode 1 "outfit' ;3 and perhaps an additional. Maaaaaybe :3
Cosplay for ACen 2010, 2011, 2012: Major Motoko Kusanagi--Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG

#6 User is offline   KaoruChan 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: Newbie
  • Member No.: 58928
  • Posts: 17
  • Joined: 24-October 10
  • Location:Canada

Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:29 PM

View PostGITS SAC Motoko, on 05 November 2010 - 07:30 AM, said:

The gel Got2b Glued will help especially if you want to get his bang pointing straight up like in the anime. That stuff does wonders!!!!!!


Do you know hwere to get it and how much it costs normally?
Two souls with a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
<3 Kaoru and Hikaru Hitachiin forever <3

#7 User is offline   shinigamiJACULA 

  • Ace
  • PipPip
  • Group: Ace
  • Member No.: 19454
  • Posts: 235
  • Joined: 21-September 08
  • Location:Shibuya UG

Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:49 PM

yeah, i'd definitely use got2b glued ^^ i got mine at walmart, and it's around $5 maybe? (it's been two years so i don't remember the exact price)

when i cosplayed as roxas, i used this wig so if you need help with how to do spikes, i can give ya a few pointers ^^

but yeah, if you plan to gel each individual spike, use a blow dryer cuz it'll make the waiting time a lot shorter!
Hello from California!!! =D

Please visit my deviantART account!


...I look like Rukia, but I don't do that on purpose!!! I look like that every day...=___=U (check out my profile pic if you don't believe me!)

#8 User is offline   GITS SAC Motoko 

  • Sage
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Sage
  • Member No.: 19048
  • Posts: 1,954
  • Joined: 11-July 08
  • Location:The depths of the Net

Posted 05 November 2010 - 10:50 PM

Yes you can use the hair dry but put it on LOW! DONT HAVE IT HOT! Or it will melt the fiber and cause a terrible consequence because a melted wig is a bad wig. there's a product from Got2b glued which is their "ultra" and its the same price as the original and it's even more intense, and it WORKS. In addition with the gel for each spike get some cheap super hold hair spray and spray it. Then when you have the entire thing styled, make sure you lather the wig in hairspray, for super hold! :)

~But be careful with spikes...because if they hit you in the eye, they hurt! XD
Motoko Kusanagi is mah womanz. ;3 HEEEEYYYY SEXY MOTOKO OP OP OP OPPAN MOTOKO STYLE
Cosplay for ACen 2013: Major Motoko Kusanagi--Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. 2nd GIG, Lucy--Elfen Lied, episode 1 "outfit' ;3 and perhaps an additional. Maaaaaybe :3
Cosplay for ACen 2010, 2011, 2012: Major Motoko Kusanagi--Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG

#9 User is offline   R1KKu 

  • Addict
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Addict
  • Member No.: 601
  • Posts: 865
  • Joined: 24-May 03
  • Location:The City of Racoons

Posted 07 November 2010 - 09:50 PM

Id probably go with the Got2B Freeze Spray for that rather than the Glued. The spray is great for shorter wigs and would give you a more natural looking spike rather than a shiny glued one.
I have zombies and I'm not afraid to use them!!

#10 User is offline   shinigamiJACULA 

  • Ace
  • PipPip
  • Group: Ace
  • Member No.: 19454
  • Posts: 235
  • Joined: 21-September 08
  • Location:Shibuya UG

Posted 07 November 2010 - 10:47 PM

View PostR1KKu, on 07 November 2010 - 09:50 PM, said:

Id probably go with the Got2B Freeze Spray for that rather than the Glued. The spray is great for shorter wigs and would give you a more natural looking spike rather than a shiny glued one.


for me, i used the got2b glued AND the spray. i used the glued for styling and then put the spray as a finishing touch for make sure that the wig as a whole would hold up. the glued is good for placing the individual spikes, but in my opinion, the spray keeps all the spikes in their place.

also, if you want to go for "fluffier" spikes (ones that aren't as stiff), then i'd suggest using a little bit of glued to shape/hold the spikes together at the tips, and then use the spray to make sure it stays.
Hello from California!!! =D

Please visit my deviantART account!


...I look like Rukia, but I don't do that on purpose!!! I look like that every day...=___=U (check out my profile pic if you don't believe me!)

#11 User is offline   R1KKu 

  • Addict
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Addict
  • Member No.: 601
  • Posts: 865
  • Joined: 24-May 03
  • Location:The City of Racoons

Posted 08 November 2010 - 06:45 PM

I tend to use the Glued when styling a wig like Axel's(KH2)because his hair is long and the Glued seems to hold better. If Im doing something like Roxas or Sora, Ill go with the Freeze Spray because the hair is short and the spray can hold it, and it looks fluffy still. To finish off a wig, Ill use a small dab of craft glue (that dries clear) on the ends to hold them together.
I have zombies and I'm not afraid to use them!!

#12 User is offline   obakasan 

  • Exhibit Space ADH
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Assistant Department Head
  • Member No.: 2555
  • Posts: 812
  • Joined: 07-June 04
  • Location:Benny Kubelsky slept here

Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:33 PM

Our local WalMart even had a separate display set out with got2be stuff specifically for Halloween... So hopefully they should still have a bunch.
This space intentionally left blank.

Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • This topic is locked

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users