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scooby-chan
03-28-2005, 11:30 AM
Hey I'm kind of a loss right now, where to buy a wig for my Baiken cosplay. If you don't know who she is..she is the long pink haired warrior from Guilty Gear X. Does anyone have any store suggestions where I can look?

TheWestWind
03-28-2005, 11:44 AM
I would like to know this as well because I need a shoulder length white-ish wig for Akira from Samurai Deeper Kyo.... I have no clue where to get one!

Sarcasm-hime
03-28-2005, 01:35 PM
There are lots of places to get wigs in Toronto - my favourite is R. Hiscott's at Yonge & College, but there's also Malabar, Theatrix, and lots of african hair salons carry wigs (especially along Bloor west of Dufferin).

Skulduggery
03-28-2005, 07:09 PM
I often buy wigs at a place called "Ganesh Enterprises". It's just north of Wellesley on the West side of Yonge. The prices aren't too bad and the quality for most of their stock are fairly decent.

archangeli
03-28-2005, 08:18 PM
There are lots of places to get wigs in Toronto - my favourite is R. Hiscott's at Yonge & College, but there's also Malabar, Theatrix, and lots of african hair salons carry wigs (especially along Bloor west of Dufferin).

I love poking around in Hiscott's. Always something new to find. Their wigs span from about $30 (ok quality) to over $170 (top of the line, daily wear).

I'm not particularly impressed with the Halloween wigs that Malabar carries, but TheWestWind, you will probably find your white wig there.

For a pink wig long pink wig you could also try some *cough* "fetish" places... assuming you are old enough to enter the store. :eeek:

And don't forget that Dani's cosplaysupplies.com is local - if he can order what you need it is often cheaper by a few dollars and you can pick it up from him.

Squall1882
03-29-2005, 12:01 AM
There was a store with okay wigs on Yonge street (South of Bloor) on the west side a few blocks down that sells halloween stuff and a bunch of good colored wigs, there is also dragon city trading.. where I have gotten a few wigs recently which is on Spadina (west side) between Dundas and College...

archangeli
03-29-2005, 08:56 AM
There was a store with okay wigs on Yonge street (South of Bloor) on the west side a few blocks down that sells halloween stuff

I know the place you are talking about... they only carry the Rubie's Costume halloween wigs. :sulk: Sure you can get a blonde Godiva-style wig for $18, but you will regret it...

There's a Beauty Supply Outlet (or something like that) that sells really nice Kanekalon and Toyokalon wigs and extensions on Yonge Street. It's on the east side, between Bloor and Wellesley. The front section of the store sells salon shampoo and hair dye, etc. Their wig section is in the back. They have some nice stuff.

Another store I know of is off Yonge Street, about half a block south of Bloor Street. There's an "alley" that opens up on the east side that leads into the south platform entrance of Bloor subway station. There's a store in there that sells Kanekalon wigs.

.. point is that there are lots of little nooks and crannys to look in ;)

scooby-chan
03-29-2005, 02:22 PM
wow, thanks everyone for the suggestions! I'll look into all of this, I was going to order online but i'm afraid the colour wont be the same as what I see on the screen. Im the type of person who like seeing things firsthand. lol

Lafiel
03-29-2005, 03:25 PM
If you are in the markham area.. there is a nice wig store at the markville mall.
Its wher I got my Tenjo wig. Pretty high quality.. a shoulder bob ran me about $50.

They deal in a lot of natural colors, and have a few nice funky colors, but the funky colors don't seem to be any longer then shoulder length. Its worth giving them a look.
The Place on Spadina.. Dragon something has a nice selection of Natural colors.. a kasumi wig was about $80.

Kaijugal
03-30-2005, 06:19 PM
Dani's cosplay supply, http://www.cosplaysupplies.com/index.html (Dani is local), Obviously if you're interested in ordering online, (points to cosplay.com banner at top), Hair Incredible, And I think someone already mentioned Hiscotts.

lainey
03-31-2005, 07:49 AM
i support dani too, really friendly ^_^ I ordered from him a couple of times and love supporting him.

scooby-chan
04-02-2005, 08:57 AM
i support dani too, really friendly ^_^ I ordered from him a couple of times and love supporting him.


I'd love to order from Danni, but I'd rather see if I can fine one first. I prefer seeing things firsthand. lol..yes I'm kind of picky

archangeli
04-02-2005, 09:18 PM
I'd love to order from Danni, but I'd rather see if I can fine one first. I prefer seeing things firsthand. lol..yes I'm kind of picky

If you want to see the quality of *some* of Dani's wigs, go to R. Hiscott's and try their HMS brand wigs. That's the maker of the wigs on THIS PAGE (http://www.cosplaysupplies.com/morewigs/morewigs.html). He also keeps a small selection on hand so that you can touch ;) I fell in love with one of his Kanekalon wigs (style Y375 on THIS PAGE (http://www.cosplaysupplies.com/washablewigs/washable.html) just by standing around petting it... hehe (and it takes VERY well to wig dye too)

scooby-chan
04-02-2005, 10:19 PM
If you want to see the quality of *some* of Dani's wigs, go to R. Hiscott's and try their HMS brand wigs. That's the maker of the wigs on THIS PAGE (http://www.cosplaysupplies.com/morewigs/morewigs.html). He also keeps a small selection on hand so that you can touch ;) I fell in love with one of his Kanekalon wigs (style Y375 on THIS PAGE (http://www.cosplaysupplies.com/washablewigs/washable.html) just by standing around petting it... hehe (and it takes VERY well to wig dye too)

I found my wig guys! I went down to Toronto to, with a mission in mind! lol, to get my wig and bokken. And I found both! Hurrah!

YukiPhnx
04-04-2005, 06:47 PM
ordering with dani would mean paying online rite? don't have the resources to do that. do u think he would do a swap meet? like, meet somewhere, i give him the money, and he gives me the wig?

hikarilight
04-04-2005, 08:15 PM
ordering with dani would mean paying online rite? don't have the resources to do that. do u think he would do a swap meet? like, meet somewhere, i give him the money, and he gives me the wig?

Yup, he has that option and I've been happy with doing it that way for some time now ^^ Though sitting on the bus for about 3 hours, back and forth, for like 10-15 minutes with Dani is tiring on the butt ==;;

archangeli
04-04-2005, 09:09 PM
Yup, he has that option and I've been happy with doing it that way for some time now ^^ Though sitting on the bus for about 3 hours, back and forth, for like 10-15 minutes with Dani is tiring on the butt ==;;

I've done it too, although I usually head over from school so at least I'm already downtown. :bigtu:

If you are ever just curious, he's happy to let people come to his house and flip through catelogs and check out the wigs he has in stock (he always keeps a few). What he has on his site is a FRACTION of what he could order. I spent over 3 HOURS looking at his catelogs... Mmmm... the madness :schitzo:

hikarilight
04-04-2005, 09:40 PM
I've done it too, although I usually head over from school so at least I'm already downtown. :bigtu:

If you are ever just curious, he's happy to let people come to his house and flip through catelogs and check out the wigs he has in stock (he always keeps a few). What he has on his site is a FRACTION of what he could order. I spent over 3 HOURS looking at his catelogs... Mmmm... the madness :schitzo:

Lucky you, I always come from home, so I have to travel far... at least using one ticket for that long is worth it, considering they raised the fare :T

He always offers catelogs for me to look at but I lack time most of the time because of the traveling time, so I don't really have time to stay and look through... *sighs*

YukiPhnx
04-04-2005, 11:21 PM
o, that sounds good! so he lives in downtown.so far.....>_<

hikarilight
04-04-2005, 11:32 PM
o, that sounds good! so he lives in downtown.so far.....>_<

You meet him at the Second Cup near Royal York Station, if that helps ^^;;

archangeli
04-05-2005, 02:02 AM
o, that sounds good! so he lives in downtown.so far.....>_<
it could be worse... at least it's on the TTC.

btw, did you get the PM I sent you?

YukiPhnx
04-05-2005, 11:29 PM
yups. i got it. thank u SO much! u and machiko r so helpful and too nice to me........

Kawaii Akina
04-30-2005, 05:45 PM
Would there be any stores that sells wigs in Richmond Hill area? 'cause one of my friends has been looking around places that sell White wigs that she needs for her costume as cosplaying as Dilandu Albaotu (sp?) and were ever she goes they would have other colors but hers.

lainey
05-01-2005, 07:40 AM
you can always get dani's wigs mailed to you...as shipping and ttc travelling costs are about the same ^_^

hellbelle
05-21-2005, 03:55 AM
I've heard that Dani's Cosplay supplies has great stuff at great prices--you can order online or pick up in Toronto. :)

Yami Rurouni
05-22-2005, 06:48 AM
does anybody know WHERE on yonge and college this "R.Hiscott's" place is? an address would be nice too if you know it

Lafiel
05-22-2005, 12:05 PM
Google is my friend :)

Telephone and fax
Tel: 416 977 5247
Fax: 416 977 0279

435 Yonge St
Toronto M5B 1T2

Yami Rurouni
05-22-2005, 01:08 PM
hey thanks alot! have a fruit basket *gives lafiel a fruit basket*!!! Google doesn't like me XS i tried to search for it and got stock exchanges....yes i am that bad at using google lol

Lafiel
05-22-2005, 01:47 PM
Its no problem :)
Sometimes I have no luck finding things too.
Years of slacking off and searching on the net has helped me be the best searcg engine users I can be :P

bleachbabi
05-04-2008, 02:36 PM
Does anyone know the hours R. Hiscotts is open?

haruharu
05-04-2008, 07:10 PM
Dani will mail you a swatch ring for the colors of the wig brand you are interested in so that you do not have to even leave your house to know what color to get.

bleachbabi
05-06-2008, 07:38 PM
again, Anyone know about the hours for R. Hiscotts?

Sarcasm-hime
05-06-2008, 09:12 PM
No, but you could try calling them. http://www.hiscott.ca/contact1.htm

wanabecosplayer
05-21-2008, 03:38 PM
anywhere i could get a light pink wig around oshawa whitby bomanville... that sort of area?

final
05-29-2008, 01:49 PM
You meet him at the Second Cup near Royal York Station, if that helps ^^;;

Really? That's so close to where I am! I always thought he was further away. I'll have to start buying from him more now. :D

hikarilight
05-29-2008, 01:54 PM
Really? That's so close to where I am! I always thought he was further away. I'll have to start buying from him more now. :D

I don't know if you can still meet him or not because the last time I ordered from him, he just shipped it to my house XD I still think it's an option in shipping though..

final
05-29-2008, 02:13 PM
I don't know if you can still meet him or not because the last time I ordered from him, he just shipped it to my house XD I still think it's an option in shipping though..

Yeah, his site still has it as an option with a discount. Seems like he does free shipping in Canada anyway, so I guess it doesn't really matter! (Except for the fact that Canada Post is a douche sometimes. :I)

yoru-no-chou
06-01-2008, 03:16 PM
ARRRRRR His wig is freaking me out =.= I think im on the wrong page......

box of doom
06-03-2008, 10:24 PM
anywhere i could get a light pink wig around oshawa whitby bomanville... that sort of area?

Look in party stores.

For more natural-coloured ones, there's a place in the whitby mall that sells wigs, and another place right across from the pickering town centre....

VickyBunnyAngel
06-04-2008, 10:27 PM
Yeah, his site still has it as an option with a discount. Seems like he does free shipping in Canada anyway, so I guess it doesn't really matter! (Except for the fact that Canada Post is a douche sometimes. :I)

I went to his house to pick up wonderflex the day before AN =)
He's so nice!

I like the way he prices things for shipping, I don't have to guess what it'll come to, since the shipping price is built into it

yoru-no-shou, what kind of wig are you looking for?

Koi
06-05-2008, 12:02 PM
IN downtown Toronto?

My secret is "Theatrics Plus" which is on Yonge near Wellesly station. They have a pretty wide selection of wigs in a small space. They also can order you any wigs from a large variety of wig suppliers (they've got this neat little ordering book you can leaf through).

On the more expensive side, there is another wig store at Yonge and College just past the "Tutti Frutti". They have a larger variety of high quality realistic looking wigs (by which I mean blonde and brown..realistic looking hair colours). They also have some wigs in a large spectrum of colours. They have some really good quality stuff, if that's what you're looking for.

yoru-no-chou
06-29-2008, 12:45 AM
im looking for a tieria from gundam 00 wig (purple shoulder length)

KazeChan
06-29-2008, 09:24 PM
Im not really quite sure exactly if you want toronto..or places around toronto.
In Markham, Pacific Mall's upper floor does have this one place where they have some wigs...they do cost quite a lot though, and there isnt too much of a stash. But thats the best I know of ><
Besides Party-Packagers in Whitby...that might be a good idea too (they're stacked up all year round from what i know)

Harry_Ord
07-24-2008, 08:40 PM
As long as we're talking materials in Toronto, I have a really stupid question to ask.... does anyone know where to get large sheets of felt? *for an upcoming cosplay I need an entire jacket made of it


My past costumes are all relatively simple things that I've modified from thrift store items so I don't have a good sense of these things yet <_<

I was thinking fabric land would have some, but their site isn't very helpful...

box of doom
07-26-2008, 02:00 PM
Fabricland and Walmart both usually have the squares of felt, and bolts of it.

Harry_Ord
07-27-2008, 01:15 AM
Fabricland and Walmart both usually have the squares of felt, and bolts of it.

THANK YOU
YOU ARE MY HERO!
Deep down I had a feeling it was that obvious XD

box of doom
07-29-2008, 10:04 AM
No prob. I just wish you luck at finding the colour you want. (I've had mixed luck on that front, depending on the colour. ^^; )

babyoriginell3
09-27-2008, 12:40 PM
does anyone know which one of those wig shops have Kallen from code geass's wig? its a short layered red wig with no bangs

Can not sew
10-06-2008, 06:18 PM
does anyone know which one of those wig shops have Kallen from code geass's wig? its a short layered red wig with no bangs

It's unlikely that someone will have a wig specifically for that purpose. You could buy a wig, and style it yourself...

But has anyone heard of Hollywood Costumes on Young? I think the major intersection is Young and John... It's within walking distance of my house (awesome bonus) but for 25$ they will style your wig for you! They also have the little toy guns and bits that you would normally have to go to toys R us to get

Melfice
10-10-2008, 11:04 AM
I hope this question does not seem stupid...

I am looking for a wig for a Yura costume (PLC)

It is pink and kind of like a 1950's bob cut. Does anyone know either where and can buy one or what is the best way to special order something like that?

Thank you!

browncoatnaruto
10-13-2008, 08:23 PM
I live in Brampton and I'm wondering if anyone knows of anywhere nearby Brampton that sells wigs. I'm looking for a long blonde wig for my Sexy No Jutsu cosplay.:)

Melfice
10-16-2008, 10:12 PM
I live in Brampton and I'm wondering if anyone knows of anywhere nearby Brampton that sells wigs. I'm looking for a long blonde wig for my Sexy No Jutsu cosplay.:)

They have a shop in the Chruch area that have wigs like that *cross dressing store. Not too sure about Brampton....sorry You should try the metro for it. I will see if I will see if I can get an exact address.*just found out about via kind PM from cosplay.comer


I am still looking for my Yura wig too....

browncoatnaruto
10-18-2008, 10:11 PM
They have a shop in the Chruch area that have wigs like that *cross dressing store. Not too sure about Brampton....sorry You should try the metro for it. I will see if I will see if I can get an exact address.*just found out about via kind PM from cosplay.comer


I am still looking for my Yura wig too....

ok thanks a lot. I'll check that out.:bigtu:

Melfice
10-20-2008, 02:31 AM
No problem! ^^