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Berenice
12-23-2010, 03:56 PM
So a while ago, I did what was believed to be "impulse buying"

I saw a grayish wig that looks like this http://holawigs.com/image/colorchat/CIMG0042-2.JPG
EXCEPT that the "white/gray" strands are BLONDE

kinda like this; http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/m/masxEV3GGrm3Hrtrx_hxLRA/140.jpg

So I looked at it and I instantly said "RUSSIA!" and decided to try it on before buying
It "agreed" with my skin color/tone and fit my overall color
So then I decided to buy it for my Russia cosplay

I tried the other blonder wig on of this color http://www.buycheaphairwigs.com/images/short-sexy-blonde-wig-for-sale-at-discount-low-ebay-price.jpg
And NOPE, it made my skin look way darker XD

So then...
when I got home, I've been having this weird doubtful feeling that;

"I should have bought the lighter one and dyed it a bit darker"

instead of buying the grayish one

My goal was to go for the more-of-gray Russia hair rather than the bright blonde/yellow one
[because we know that Hetalia characters change hair colors from every image XD]

So... what's your opinion on this?

Is it totally inaccurate to have a grayish hair for Russia? ;_;

I was thinking of running back to the store to have it switched with the blonde one--- and just dye it a bit darker instead

Do you prefer the blonde-russia cosplays better looking?

dilemmaaaaaaa

P.S. I am "fair-skinned" and a little of the asian-fair skin

Codename Otacon
12-23-2010, 04:15 PM
*See the first link* NO!! *Smack you* Russia does NOT have Sliver/Gray Hair!! The second one is way too blonde for him. Try going on ebay and type 'Blonde/Brown' wig. There was a perfect wig for Russia in that color but is gone...D: Try looking for wigs in that color. Hope it helps. :3

Berenice
12-23-2010, 04:22 PM
*is smack'd*
;_;
*thinks twice and depper into the wig*

I dunno if I should

1) Change the wig for the too blonde one and dye it duller

or

2) Simply tint the current silver-gray wig a bit brown

Ineedaname9
12-23-2010, 09:12 PM
I'm having this problem as well.

....all the blond wigs that for Russia are way to expensive. The blond wig you link to seems more like Polands color. You could darken it I guess.

As for the grayish wig it seems a little...to dark. Russia doesn't have dark roots... I've seen quite a few of Russia's running around with grayish wigs so its not that bad. I think its just easier to get your hands on.

Also, maybe you should get something like this-->http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=260709612604&si=mj4DzUSXXyAAFNslfUwYTW9zijg%253D&viewitem=#ht_5249wt_1141
(This is the one I'm considering getting for my own Russia Cosplay)

Axelai
12-23-2010, 11:07 PM
*glares at Chibi Baka Zaru and resists rude comments*

Don't worry. Russia's hair is a platinum blonde, but occasionally grey (anime) or an ash blonde (manga artwork). Its really up to you on what color you want his hair to be. So if you like the grey wig, then wear the grey wig. The majority of people won't call you on it, and if they do, just whip out an anime reference picture.

And apologies on Chibi's smacking. They have a tendency to do that. Honestly, i'd go with the grey wig since his blonde hair is hard to find a match for, and grey looks more natural with his costume rather than an off blonde.

Berenice
12-24-2010, 06:39 AM
I'm thinking of getting the blonde one and dyeing it with gray/ a bit of black sharpies? :/

meepstio
12-24-2010, 01:28 PM
After going through so many Russia wigs I've come to the conclusion that this is Russia's ACCURATE hair color XD
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=5868413350

Axelai
12-24-2010, 02:25 PM
I'm thinking of getting the blonde one and dyeing it with gray/ a bit of black sharpies? :/

Hmm, i think that might make it TOO grey... I more of think you should just use the grey wig, you know? Since dying a blonde one with grey might make it end up a little... scary.

After going through so many Russia wigs I've come to the conclusion that this is Russia's ACCURATE hair color XD
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=5451606858

Except thats Austria :P

I think if you're going for manga-canon, his hair is this color: http://cgi.ebay.com/Ash-Blonde-Hi-Temp-Medium-Straight-Cosplay-Wig-/110536751982?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item19bc80fb6e#ht_2735wt_1139

Anime canon, his hair is this color: http://cgi.ebay.com/PP100-Grey-Spike-Short-Gothic-Cosplay-Party-Wig-/170582511886?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item27b782910e

Berenice
12-24-2010, 05:09 PM
I wanted to go for the anime canon

Hm... is there anything bad with gray over blonde wig? O.O
Cuz I have this blonde wig............ XD

meepstio
12-24-2010, 05:52 PM
whoops. i meant this link XD for russia's accurate hair color lol.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=5868413350

Axelai
12-24-2010, 06:32 PM
I wanted to go for the anime canon

Hm... is there anything bad with gray over blonde wig? O.O
Cuz I have this blonde wig............ XD

Well, for anime canon, then you'd probably want a grey wig.

And i don't know about that, since the only dying i've done has been way more than just tinting a wig... i'd say go for it. Just make sure the sharpie is rather diluted when you dye it so it doesn't end up too dark.

whoops. i meant this link XD for russia's accurate hair color lol.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=5868413350

Yeah, thats about perfect ^^ God, even though i don't cosplay Russia, i want that wig now... *o*