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MentalFunhouse
03-10-2011, 09:07 PM
I've recently agreed to cosplay as Lily Evans in a group of friends doing a Marauder's-era cosplay.

One of my friends in the group has a wig that she would like me to try out, but I'm not sure if it would work or not, since I haven't seen it or have a chance to put it on. I'd like links to at least one or two wigs just incase this one doesn't work out.

I need a long wavy dark-red wig, or whatever you guys think would look good. Younger Lily (the one I'll be cosplaying as) isn't even in the movie yet, so I don't have any reference pictures of her hair, but that's how it was described in the book, if I remember correctly.

I'm really excited about getting this cosplay together, so I'd like to get the wig out of the way as soon as possible. Thanks for any help you guys could give me. C:

LoonyMoony
04-27-2011, 04:13 PM
I have a couple options for you~!
Here's one, it's a bit expensive. But it's a nice dark red: http://cgi.ebay.com/fs-wig-80cm-Long-COSPLAY-Wig-NEW-dark-red-/320689753935?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aaa994f4f#ht_3112wt_952


This is also a really lovely one, for a lot cheaper: http://cgi.ebay.com/929-New-Long-Red-Brown-Cosplay-Party-Wigs-/290499253833?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item43a31ad649#ht_1411wt_952
(Also, the seller is nice I've heard~.)

moonflower.
04-29-2011, 01:58 AM
when i cosplay lily i use two different colors, depending on my mood. Sometimes i use the fire red (seen in my icon, though on a different character) and other times I use henna red. both are fabulous and lily-esque. ^^

JadeKat
06-27-2011, 04:09 PM
Moonflower: I love you for that answer. XD I was thinking about asking you this question (I consider you an authority on gingers. ^_^) and that is such an awesome answer. And makes me feel better about my own fire-red wig. XD

Rei Yuriko
12-16-2011, 06:33 PM
I think that going with a deep but coppery red for Lily Evens is best. That's how I read it at least. Some gingers have a very pale coppery tone while others are more intense. Since she is a natural ginger I think it is weird to go for a true red or henna red look. I save those wigs for Anime characters with crazy coloured hair.

I would use a wig like this (see avatar)
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z283/Rei-Yuriko/IMG_1123_2.jpg
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z283/Rei-Yuriko/IMG_1130_2.jpg

I really like this wig, it has really nice thin fibers and a skin top for a realistic and style-able look.

http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_jenny.html

patriciarakel
01-23-2012, 10:57 PM
This is the wig I got for Ginny, but I think that it would actually be PERFECT for Lily. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Copper-Red-0-7m-Thick-Heat-Resistant-Curly-Long-Cosplay-Wigs-78-350-/170708591800?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item27bf0664b8#ht_1920wt_1050 It's really nice and looks really natural. I brushed mine out some and that got rid of some of the tighter curls. It's heat resistant and very soft. It behaves a lot like real hair. And the price really can't be beat. :) If you want to see some of my picture of the wig, here they are.
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3109131/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3109121/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3109124/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3109122/