Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Types of Wigs

Unless you're doing a rather normal looking character, I'm sure you'll be purchasing a wig from somewhere. Now, there are several types of wigs, and there are various things you can do with those wigs. You can buy some pre-styled, ponytail/pigtail extensions, and so much more. It can be a little daunting.

I'm under the impression that I own kanekalon wigs (but ebay hasn't specificed. It says "100% heat resistant fibers" on the page, which doesn't ensure kanekalon, but I haven't had problems with the wigs I've bought before). Again, one day when I have enough  money to wander away from the ebay sellers and get an official kanekalon wig from cosworx or somewhere, I'll update this tutorial. 

I should've asked. ;^;

Before you buy for sure, make sure to ask the sellers what kind of wig it is for sure.

Toyokalon Wigs
  • Soft
  • Tangles less than kanekalon
  • Cosplayers prefer kanekalon
  • May have sheen of satin in pictures
Kanekalon Wigs
  • Soft
  • Silky texture
  • Great shine
  • Can take heat
  • Seems to be cosplayer favorite

A few pictures of my wigs.
They're getting a little frizzy now. (There aren't many tutorials for wavy or curly wigs. ;^;) But I've used them about 5 or 6 times already.

I look so Asian in this one. hahaha.

Here are some more links for reading up on wigs. I know I've just barely touched the surface of wigs, but I have a lot to learn as well. I'll update more as I can. :) Cosplay forums are also a great place to look for what kind of wigs you should buy.

Tristen Citrine Wig Tutorial

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