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Kira-Destiny
10-10-2010, 10:20 PM
I'm cosplaying a (male) gijinka version of Zekrom from Pokemon Black/White next year:

http://www.pokemonaus.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/zekrom_fullsugimori.png

I don't know what to do for the hair. I'm going for a "dark bishonen" sort of look and I'd like to convey Zekrom's appearance and "personality" in the cosplay.

Do you think I should go with short hair, medium-long hair or wear a helmet?

If I go with short hair, I can just dye my own hair back to black (you can see my hair in my Light cosplay pictures if you're interested), and maybe slick it back or something or straighten it (think Lelouch's haircut from Code Geass).

If I go with medium hair, I'd have to get a wig. I was thinking that a "Sephiroth-like" style could work (since Sephy is the "dark bishie" type I'm going for, y'know), except much shorter in the back and with more realistic bangs, with a braid or something to resemble Zekrom's crest (complete with blue tip). Something like this wig in black, parted down the middle: http://shop.cosplay.com/wigs/cosplay-com/m-02.html?p=2

Or, I could just make a helmet, which could end up pretty cool but would be quite a bit of work.

What do you think? Any help would be appreciated.

EDIT: My friend also suggested a high ponytail (which would, again, require a wig), how would that idea work in your opinion compared to the other options? One idea is that the ponytail can be made to look like Zekrom's crest, I think (though I wouldn't want it sticking out horizontally).

Oniigiri_Basket
10-10-2010, 10:32 PM
Personally, I don't really see a wig looking quite right with it. The helmet option seems best to me, but like you said, that can be a lot of work. Perhaps you could commission it?

If you really would prefer not to got he helmet route, I would go with short hair as opposed to long hair.

Kira-Destiny
10-11-2010, 11:01 AM
Personally, I don't really see a wig looking quite right with it. The helmet option seems best to me, but like you said, that can be a lot of work. Perhaps you could commission it?

If you really would prefer not to got he helmet route, I would go with short hair as opposed to long hair.

Thanks :) I'll see if I can try making a helmet.

Although in your opinion, do you think I should just go with my normal hair underneath the helmet?

Shadowminion
10-11-2010, 11:35 AM
Maybe go with headgear that's black / mask, with black hair and flame blue tips...

If it were up to me, i'd want to get a slightly spiky wig with a long thin ponytail down the nape of the neck.

Then again, i don't know much about this pokemon... You may want to consider those in as well.

Kira-Destiny
10-11-2010, 12:49 PM
Maybe go with headgear that's black / mask, with black hair and flame blue tips...

If it were up to me, i'd want to get a slightly spiky wig with a long thin ponytail down the nape of the neck.

Then again, i don't know much about this pokemon... You may want to consider those in as well.

Is there another character with a hairstyle like the one you're thinking of? I got an image of Reno from FF7:AC in my head but I might be wrong...

Oniigiri_Basket
10-11-2010, 12:56 PM
Thanks :) I'll see if I can try making a helmet.

Although in your opinion, do you think I should just go with my normal hair underneath the helmet?

Yeah, I'd go with your normal hair.

Shadowminion
10-11-2010, 01:00 PM
...Who's that? XD

I guess... the ponytail bit is okay, but his hair is too spiky...

Maybe get those type that is slight ruffled / spiky and has bangs...

-can't find image-

Kira-Destiny
10-11-2010, 01:13 PM
Yeah, I'd go with your normal hair.

Thanks :) I'll most likely go with that if I decide to do an "armored" design.

...Who's that? XD

I guess... the ponytail bit is okay, but his hair is too spiky...

Maybe get those type that is slight ruffled / spiky and has bangs...

-can't find image-

Do you mean an actual long wig, or a short ruffled wig with a rat-tail in the back?

EDIT: Also, I was thinking that I could try out a more fantasy-inspired design such as this one if an outfit with helmet/armor turns out to be too hard: http://f-wd.deviantart.com/art/PokePalace-Zaine-180520042?q=boost%3Apopular+zekrom+gijinka&qo=21

Obviously it would require a long wig if I do the design as shown, but in your opinion what different hairstyles (high ponytail, etc.) could work with the more "fantasy-ish" style of the design?

Shadowminion
10-11-2010, 01:51 PM
I was saying a short wig with a rat tail. XD

Hmm, anything goes, just use your imagination, and WOW, that looks really cool!!

Kira-Destiny
10-11-2010, 03:18 PM
I was saying a short wig with a rat tail. XD

Hmm, anything goes, just use your imagination, and WOW, that looks really cool!!

Thanks :) It's not mine, though. I'll change the link to the actual page so that people don't get confused.

Shadowminion
10-11-2010, 03:57 PM
That picture has actually inspired me to go do a pokemon gijinka after i've cleared off my list. XD

Good luck with your cosplay! Hope to see pictures of it.