View Full Version : Claws, clips, etc. / C. Viper wig help

05-27-2009, 11:52 AM
Hey guys, well I'm kinda in an emergency situation.. I need this help in the next 24 hrs... sorry! Ok, so does anyone know of a certain brand or certain kind of claw, clip, bobby pin, etc. that is really really strong??

I am cosplaying as C. Viper (http://www.hardcoreware.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/street-fighter-4-crimson-viper.jpg)from Street Fighter this weekend and I've tried a couple of times to get the wig/braid pompador thing secured to my head but nothing is really worked so far. I literally am taking her 5 ft. braid (approx) and attaching it directly over my hair (pinned up, its fairly short) and I have 2 or 3 small ponytails so there will be something for a clip to hold onto. The only thing that seems to be working are ALOT of bobby pins, but it still doesn't have that real "secure" feeling I'm looking for.

Any help/suggestions would be great! Thanks in advance!!

05-27-2009, 02:12 PM
i use a sally brand bobby pins they are stronger then other bobby pins i have used.
they are called:

"Metagrip premium bobby pins.
enhanced long lasting spring firm secure grip, durable tips"

i bought a 300 count for $5.99 at sally's beauty supply. dont know if this helps ya tho. (dont know if you have a sally's near by)

** i use them everyday, but i also use them for my wigs when i cosplay and my wig does not move all day :D

05-27-2009, 02:30 PM
I buy toupee clips in medium and large sizes to sew into my wig so that

A. it will stay put all day.
B. distributes the the weight more evenly over my head.

I order them from this seller since there no one near by that sells them but just ask Sally or local store that does hair extensions.

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Vixenwigs__W0QQ_nkwZbeigeQQLHQ5fSellerWithStoreZ1Q QLHQ5fTitleDescZ1QQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_sasiZ1

05-27-2009, 03:02 PM
Weave clips sewn into the wig, a lot of bobby pins or hairpins, and a tight-fitting wig cap that is pinned down really well is also important. The wig should be anchored mainly to the wig cap, not so much to your own hair (unless you're using long pins that are meant to be stabbed through all of the layers.)

To make a firm foundation for the wig cap may in turn require to french-braid your hair, or to make really firm coiled braids so that it does not shift.

Last but not least, though it may be too late now, the better the wig fits your head, the better it will stay on. Ponytail wigs may need to be adjusted to the wearer's head; if they're too big or too small, they will ride down more easily.

05-27-2009, 11:46 PM
Toupee clips! Thats what I was trying to remember thanks Ani Bee! Well there is a Sallys nearby, and I do have their bobypins, but I will see if they have these too! Its just difficult since its attaching directly onto my head... and I'm not used to that. If it was a normal wig I think I'd be OK but it was so hard to match up these fibers (from Doctored Locks) to any wig that I just decided to go with my own hair. Thanks everyone for your help!