shiny wigs

Shiny wigs no more!

Ok listen up everybody! here’s a little trick for your shiny cheap ebay wigs, yes super cheap can be super perfect! the only thing you have to do to reduce the shiny look of your wig is to spray dry shampoo everywhere!
Example speak louder than words:

Buy - wash - cut and style - dry shampoo.

the lighting is different i know but believe me, it look really great in real life. It almost take all the shine away!
Here’s another: it is a 4$ ebay bob style wig I bought:

That is all, it as been a PSA, for any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me!

Peace out Cosplayer around the world!

anonymous asked:

hey since that anon talked about suicide baiting let's remember the time that a guy (who's profile picture was him cosplaying with his face painted white and a shiny wig) threatened to kill himself bc I wouldn't send him feet pictures. I'm 15 and I look even younger. HE SENT ME A PICTURE OF HIM HOLDING A KNIFE AND IT LOOKED LIKE THOSE ONES YOU GET FROM THE DOLLAR STORE PUMPKIN CARVING KITS. HE SAID THE FEET PICTURES WERE FOR A CLASS AND HIS PARENTS WOULD KICK HIM OUT. GOSH I LOVE FACEBOOK

There’s a “lemme smash” joke just waiting to be made.

Also yes, Zuzu in her newest outfit (read: the custom made one for my Serenade she decided looked better on her) and her super shiny eclipse21 wig that got its first proper pic. All of this to appease the evil queen cause I did not drag her on vacation with me (oops)

The ‘what is what’
Iplehouse JID Violet with DollLegend Jointed hands, face-up by Pearls of Danube, eyes from DollBakery, wig from eclipse21, outfit by silje, hotpants and fishnets by Iplehouse, bracers by nezumitoo, necklace by BlanchingQueen
Hammer by Leeke (blushing by Ara)

anonymous asked:

So I had a question, if you don't mind. A facebook friend of mine who is pretty into cosplay said while looking for a wig that she didn't want recommendations for Arda because their wigs suck. I had always thought Arda had really nice wigs. So as someone who has a lot of wig experience I was hoping I could see what you think of that statement? Thanks in advance!

Arda wigs are some of the best you can get depending on what you need it for.  Personally I think there’s nothing better for short, super thick styles, for blended colors, or for base wigs that you will then spike or fluff.  This is because of the type of fiber they use - I really like matte fibers, and part of the quality of this is that they are thicker and more “toothy” so the hairs grip to each other more when teasing.  This also means that they get super tangly when you’re wearing a long wig, so a super long Arda may not be the best idea unless you’re really looking for volume (and even then, I have had mixed luck with wefting hair into long wigs because it’s just so dense and tangle-prone).  They have an updated version of their Silky line out which has been made for less tangle-prone, long wigs - I have not tried it myself but I quite liked the silky my friend bought recently.

Also remember that opinions are subjective!!  If you like shiny fibers or long wigs that don’t  tangle, you are probably not going to like Arda.  Instead, consider what it is that you like about wigs, and then decide what brand is right for you.

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u ask, i answer…::::::: MORE BATHROOM SELFIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

not being able to put text before pics is fucking stupid what the fuck i mean yeah there’s text posts but those dont allow you to format pics properly (at least 4 me i’m dumb lol)

How to make a wig less shiny

So as some of you may know, i bought a wig at a party store and it turned out to be incredibly shiny. like so shiny you had to wear sunglasses. So i looked up some ways to get rid of the shine and i saw that you can use fabric softener and baby powder! though none of the tutorials were specific and a lot of people said it didn’t work for them so i decided to try it out myself and it worked for me! So here is a little tutorial on what I did below the cut!

Keep reading

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NECKCAPE.

Zodiac Signs as Irritating Cosplay Shit
  • Aries: Snagged thread
  • Taurus: Dried up body paint
  • Gemini: mismatched elf ear molds
  • Cancer: old contacts
  • Leo: shiny wigs
  • Virgo: doorway-impaired hoopskirts
  • Libra: inappropriate dye stains
  • Scorpio: tight wig caps
  • Sagittarius: fragile props
  • Capricorn: flaky iron-on transfers
  • Aquarius: miscolored plastic fangs
  • Pisces: flat-ass wigs

I’m posting this on here too so if more people ask they will know ;u;

First of all. this tutorial is meant for straight and wavy wigs only. Curly wigs need to be untangled a different way and if you need help I can send you to a video on youtube that really helps with it.

My wig has went through a lot the past few times I’ve worn it, so it finally needed some good restoration. The wig I have is a black Luthien wig from Arda wigs. While Arda wigs are heat resistant and less shiny than cheaper wigs, they do have a bad habit of getting tangly easier since the fibers are less soft than the cheaper wigs you can get on ebay. heres a pic of the ratchet mess

First of all, I decided my wig needed a good bath to get rid of the snazaroo makeup that had embedded itself in the wig around the neck area (which is one of the spots wigs absolutely love to tangle). I soaked my wig in fabric softener for 5 days. This isn’t really necessary but it helps make the detangling easier and can also help make wigs look nicer. If you don’t have time, you can also just wash a wig in the bathtub with some wig shampoo, regular shampoo and conditioner, or fabric softener. Make sure to use cold or lukewarm water so you don’t damage or alter the wig fibers! sorry i dont have a picture of his part ;u;

After that, I took the wig out of the fabric softener/water solution and let it dry for a while on a bath towel. Once it was damp, I started to untangle it from the bottom and worked my way up so that I don’t cause too much stress on the fibers. Don’t be surprised if your wig sheds a little or a lot. It happens and there is nothing you can do about it except be careful with how much stress you are putting on the fibers while brushing. Remember, take your time and don’t get frustrated. Also, it’s recommended to use a steel tooth comb rather than plastic because plastic brushes tend to cause frizziness. Work with whatever you can though. I usually use a plastic brush because that’s all I’ve got.

Once I was done with that, I took a straightening iron to the ends of the wig to combat some of the deformed looking fibers at the bottom. A lot of brushing can cause that but a straightening iron can help make them normal again. Be careful not to go over the temperature that your wig can handle, otherwise it can cause deformity and melting of the fibers, and you don’t want that. 

I hope this helped!

heres the final product

A Word about Wigs: Where to Purchase Wigs

I got a request recently asking where I like to get my wigs from. Over the years I’ve tried four different types of wig suppliers: Party City/ Halloween Store, Arda, local wig shops, and ebay This is my personal account of the different wig suppliers and comparison pictures of their products. Here are 9 of my wigs; can you guess which one came from what supplier?

Note: A few key phrases to look for when buying a wig: densely packed fibers/wefts, heat resistant and a skin top. Those are all things you want in a good wig. 

Party City and the Halloween Store

Do not buy a Party City or Halloween Store wig! Don’t do it! You will spend any where form $15-$25 on a wig that looks terrible. The fibers are too shiny, will tangle easily and I've had the color leach from one wig and stain the inside of my hat and collar of my shirt. Keep reading and I’ll tell you how for the same price you can get a wig that is much better.

Wigs A and G are from Party City and the Halloween Store:

Arda and Epic

The two most highly recommended suppliers of cosplay wigs are Arda and Epic Cosplay. There are a few other reputable cosplay specific supplier such as Cosworks Wigs (they are the supplier found on cosplay.com) but to keep things simple I’m just going to talk about Arda and Epic. I’ve bought several wigs from Arda and they are wonderful quality wise. They specialize in wigs for larger western heads and have specialty wigs that are super long, pony-tailed, and pig tailed. Their color choice is large and they have plenty of links to tutorials as well as a forum for commissions and buying/selling used wigs. Also, their wigs are heat resistant. The only issue I have had is  their wigs are too big for me. Since I have a small forehead they sit back too far and my hairline shows through the bangs. Their prices range from $30 for a short wig to $70 for one of their specialty lace front wigs. They do have an awesome sale 2 or 3 times a year where you can get a nice discount.

I have not personal purchased any wigs from Epic but I do hear good things about them. They do have a lower hairline which should accommodate people with small foreheads like me. They are a bit pricier then Arda and their color and style selection is somewhat limited but they do have amazing sales and will run some of their wigs up to 50% off from time to time.

 B and F are Arda wigs:

Local Wig Suppliers

Local wig stores cater to woman who ware wigs on a daily bases and want a more natural look. You will rarely find crazy shades at these places but if you are looking for a good black, brown, red or white wig in short to medium length then you might try asking around and seeing if there is one around your town.  You will find that they are often less shiny then normal cosplay wigs and have coarser fibers that are good for styling. Normally the prices  at these places are comparable to online cosplay suppliers like Arda. I usually spend $30-$40 on one of these wigs.

H and D are from two different local wig suppliers near my town:

Ebay

My absolute favorite place to buy wigs is ebay. No joke. I’ve gotten so many good wigs from online sellers out of China. The prices are supper cheap and many times they will have free shipping. I’ve gotten some decent wigs for about $10 (less then Party City) and some even better ones for around $20. Occasionally you’ll get a dud, for example the black and red striped wig was not the same one the seller advertised and was not as good of quality. But it was still way nicer than a Party City wig and I thought it photographed nicely.  Because I have a smaller head shape I can fit into Asian wigs without much of a problem, but keep in mind if the circumference of your head is on the larger side this option may not work for you. Also, the shipping may take up to a month so be sure to plan accordingly.

C, E and I are all from ebay suppliers:

If you have any other quesions feel free to send them my way:  http://cosplaying-on-a-budget.tumblr.com/ask

Photo credits go to: Fanboy Photos, DJ Zippy, Ken AD, Affliction Photography, Euphoria Cosplay Photography and Angela B.

anonymous asked:

Hello, Cim! I would like to ask you something, there is any way to make wigs less shiny and stuff without fabric softener? btw ilu

Hi there friend !

-You could try washing your wig a few times (with coldish water) and also use baby shampoo (or real wig shampoo if you have any). This could make it a bit less shiny but not all that noticeable.

- Some people use baby powder ( Like my friend Azu !) on the wig to make it less shiny, I however use dry shampoo and everyone in vändetta does as well. Here’s an example from Micki, the left wig has been sprayed with dry shampoo and the right has not, but they were the same shade in the beginning, So dry shampoo does a lot !


- I know that you can alter your wigs colour by using certain ink and/or markers . However I have not tried these so I’m not sure of how well they work (Also, it’s impossible to get rubbing alcohol i sweden !!!)

These are the ways I know of, but remember to do your own research before you try anything !

Good luck and be careful with your wigs ! 

ultrajchapmanstuff  asked:

(Request/prompt) Aradia ( disco babe in HUGE striped bell-bottoms,crop top, and funky round shades) complains that her pants are too big(they actually cover her feetXD)while Feferi ( Elvis, complete with sequinned,wide collar jumpsuit with equally big bell-bottoms, fancy gold belt) vainly styles her slick, shiny pompadour wig.

disco babes!

(im sorry if I didn’t did 100% accurate :c)