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Amy the Yu
11-28-2006, 10:27 PM
Okay, I suck at tutorials, so this is more of a guide with pictures and crappy commentaries. Please don't comment with "that's not how *so and so* said to do it" cause this tutorial is written to how I style my wigs, and I wasn't exactly taught by anyone.

If this tutorial is well received and people actually find it useful, I may post tutorials for other wigs I'm making in the next short while. Which includes, but not limited to Axel (for Infini), KH2 Sora (for myself) and maybe Xemnas (gotta get permission from the sweetie who commissioned Xemnas before I post any of it). Other wigs from other series...we'll see if any actually pop up outside of commissions or if I'm just going to ride this Kingdom Hearts obsession forever.

And anyone who's seen the wigs I've done (http://images.cosplay.com/gallery.php?cat=15189&member=14281) before know that if it's not rock hard and/or full of spikes, I'm totally useless at styling it. Emo kid (Roxas) is a good balance of both, and I think my 2nd one is a great improvement from my 1st Roxas wig (http://images.cosplay.com/gallery.php?cat=53364&member=14281) though still not ideal or perfect, but I don't think I have enough patience to ever style a 3rd Roxas wig (inside and outside of commissions), so this will have to do.

Wig Stats:
Brand: Forever Young
Style: Eva (huge overkill considering how much shorter it got cut from it's original length (http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=923847))
Colour: 24

The colour really doesn't matter much. Choose what you think is a good colour and the style...if it wasn't that I got it on sale, I wouldn't have used such a long wig to cut down to chin length in no time flat. For spikes the important thing is to make sure the wig has enough hair on it. For that reason, I seriously recommend against buying from most China/Hong Kong sellers on eBay cause while most of them sell decent wigs, they're usually rather thin and don't have nearly enough hair on them to spike properly.

Styling products: Got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Spray
Assistants: Campbell's Chunky New England Clam Chowder (super yum) caringly donated by Infini.

This wig took me about 30 hours to finish. Mind you, about 2/3 of that time was just sitting around waiting for individual spikes to dry before I could move on. A hair dryer helping in the process would have made it go much faster, but I ain't got one, so gotta make do by letting it eat away 2 days of my life.

Do NOT post my words or my photos anywhere else without my permission and so far, the only one who has my permission is ZiggyB. If you try stealing my photos or my words, I'll come and harrass you so bad til you take it down (and trust me, I've done so before and won't hesitate to do it again). If you want to share, please share a LINK to the tutorial instead of copying and pasting my hard work.

Make sure to pin the wig to the wig head before you start!

The pictures I had here seemed to have add decided to turn into URLs, so instead of trying to fiddle with coding, I posted the tutorial elsewhere where that won't happen again:
http://amy-the-yu.livejournal.com/149136.html

Spike count: 0
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas2Progress1.jpg
Start off pinning back hair you're not using as of yet. Lots easier to keep hairspray off hair if it's not in it in the first place. Make sure whatever you've sectioned off to spike does not show any netting underneath. Also make sure you've left enough hair elsewhere to style the rest of the wig. Won't do to put all the fiber into a couple of spikes and realize too late that you've run out of hair to style the rest of the wig with.

Spike count: 2
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas2Progress2.jpg
Trim the unstyled hair down to the length you would like the finished spike to end at. For a nice tapered spike, don't do a straight cut across. I usualy just zigzag my scissors across the bottom inch of the spike as I cut across. Razors do the job too, but I cut myself too easily to risk it...(and even if I get my hands on a razor, Infini'll probably have a heart attack before letting me use it considering how badly I managed to stab myself with her exacto blade). *not emo, just accident prone and bleeds lots*

Spike count: 4
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas2Progress3.jpg
If one of the spikes *points to longest one* is too long, not a problem. Better to leave it too long than to cut it too short. Just give it a while to dry fully and then you can crack the hairspray right out of it and cut it shorter and restyle. Cutting it while it's wet will lead to uneven chunky spikes most of the time.

Spike count: 6
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas2Progress4.jpg
Most spikes can be held in place until they're dry enough to retain the shape themselves, bit if you don't feel like it, a strategically placed pin does the job just as well much of the time.

Spike count: 9
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas2Progress5.jpg
If one pin doesn't do the trick, several dozen will. >_>;;

Spike count: 10
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas2Progress6.jpg
Make sure to continue clipping hair away to the side before attacking new areas. Hairspray's not permanent, but it still sucks having to wait to fix areas that accidentally got hit before their time.

Spike count: 15
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas2Progress7.jpg
Larger and free standing spikes work best if you allow them to dry with someting holding them in place cause their own weight will pull them out of shape until they're relatively dry. Even if you hold the wig head so that gravity helps to pull the spikes in the right direction, you don't want your new spike pulled out of shape. I have weak girly muscles, so a soup can or something else to hold my arm at the right level makes a hell of a difference if I have to hold it up for 5-10 minutes without moving before it's dry enough to let go.

Spike count: 22
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas2Progress8.jpg
Work your way from the front to the back. I've come to realize that it's much easier to do it that way cause guess which side you usually show to the camera?

Spike count: 29
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas2Progress9-1.jpg
Take the side view into consideration too. If you have long side burns that are a stark contrast to the wig colour, might need to have enough hair on the side of the wig to cover that up (and guess what I forgot about on my first Roxas wig?)

Look at comment #8 (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=1637385#post1637385) for the rest. I fail hardcore for forgetting about post size limitations and didn't bother to snag the 2nd post to keep this continuous.

Hee-Hee
11-28-2006, 10:54 PM
This is an awesome tutorial so far~ Can't wait to see it finished! =D

Evil Kimba
11-28-2006, 11:29 PM
The tutorial is looking great so far. Seriously, tutorials like this are GREATLY appreciated. <3

kiwi_lady
11-29-2006, 12:26 AM
you are like.. awesome like WOAH.
seriously, you win LIFE.

Angathol
11-29-2006, 04:21 PM
This is an awesome tutorial. I will probably use it as reference for spikey wigs in the future. :) You're wonderful.

Yukari Kaiba
11-30-2006, 03:06 PM
this is an awesome tutorial! my sister and i are planning on a Axel and Roxas cosplay duo and this will be extremely helpful. i can't wait to see your other wig tutorials! ^^

caineyamiyasha
11-30-2006, 04:52 PM
looks really good!! Good tutorial too!

Amy the Yu
11-30-2006, 06:20 PM
I fail to remember the limits for how much I can stick in one post, so here's the rest...

Spike count: 39
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas2Progress10.jpg
At this point, for those who don't care about the back view, you're pretty much done. The wig's styled enough to wear. For those who are anal about being thorough (haha, that sounded sexually suggestive)...

Spike count: 54
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas2Progress11.jpg
Spike the remaining hair. Much less hairspray is needed. You don't want them rock hard, just enough spray to keep them in locks (ie. Mist from 10-15cm away and only do 1-2 layers). The length of each lock will depend on the amount of fiber you have left. Longer locks = more coverage per lock...good if you're running short on fiber or if the wig's going to need to stretch a lot when worn (for those with large heads, or lots of hair to shove under there).

Spike count: 60
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas2Progress12.jpg
Keep going. I like going top to bottom so you can see where the hair needs to be distributed as you go.

Spike count: 68
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas2Progress13.jpg
And going...

To compensate for the wig head being smaller than actual human heads, shift the wig forward with the base still pinned in the back. This'll stretch out the netting as your style, so that you won't pull the spikes out of shape when you put it on and stretch out the elastics. I try to over-stretch a bit just to make sure. Don't worry if you can see a bit of netting at this point. When the wig isn't stretched so much, the spikes'll be closer together and make better coverage.

Spike count: 74
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas2Progress14.jpg
And going...

You can call it quits whenever you run out of hair to spike, or until you reach a point that you don't want to keep going. I have a lot of random hair fluff at the base of my neck, so I like keeping a bit of hair non-spiked to camoflauge my neck fluff (though this won't apply if your hair is similar in colour to the wig).

Final spike count: 78
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas2-1.jpg
And you're done...for real.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas22-1.jpg
Take a look from all angles and see if there are any spikes that need fixing up or resetting.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas23.jpg
See, I told you the netting'll disappear once you stop over-stretching the wig.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas24.jpg
I usually find that the wig will look better from certain angles and try to remember to make an effort to pose for pictures in those directions (though it usualy gets forgotten, but at least I try to try).

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/fyrekraquer/Wig-Roxas25.jpg
Sadly, I think this particular wig's best angle is top down...so much for capturing my better side. XD


Thanks to anyone who read thru this tutorial. Hopefully someone can make some use of this. ^^;;

I was pretty pleased with the front of this wig, but I think I'm lacking from the back. I might go and rework that a bit later. Photos for the back of the wig will be updated if I do so. =3

* Ichigo *
11-30-2006, 06:50 PM
wonderful !

Katie
11-30-2006, 07:52 PM
What an awesome tutorial! You have so much patience when it comes to holding spikes. @_@ 5-10 minutes?? I can't even handle 60 seconds! XD So I usually rig some way to position the hair so it's defying gravity (usually involving clips, a bathroom cupboard, laundry basket, towel rack, etc.), spray it, and THEN cut it. I guess that explains why my spikes are always so unclean-looking. XD I don't have enough patience!

NetBelleAnie
12-01-2006, 12:34 AM
I think I'm going to cosplay Roxas now. Daddy said he thought I look god blond, but he didn't like Demyx's mullhawk.

But nice tutorial. I'm assumeing you razor-cut the bits for the spiking?

Amy the Yu
12-01-2006, 01:00 AM
I think I'm going to cosplay Roxas now. Daddy said he thought I look god blond, but he didn't like Demyx's mullhawk.

But nice tutorial. I'm assumeing you razor-cut the bits for the spiking?No razors for me. I'm terribly accident prone. I just cut everything with my dollar store scissors. Very low tech (and ghetto). =X

Cora
12-01-2006, 09:36 AM
DA-AMN. You style from straight-down wigs...not so sure I'm ready for that step yet...though I might have reconsidered my choice in wigs for restyling Axel after reading this, but oh snap, I've already ordered the wig @_@ (punky XL red...'cause I think I might want to add extra wefts in~)

If it comes out well I might sell it and try your method XD

chisainekocat
12-02-2006, 12:31 PM
WOW. Just absolutely amazing. You have incredible patience.

Iloveknives
12-02-2006, 01:04 PM
Cool wig I couldnt hold my arm up for that long!

Ma Moi
12-02-2006, 07:11 PM
Wow! That's really awesome! This is really going to help me out on my Cloud wig =) Thanks a bunch for the tutorial :)

phantomthief
12-02-2006, 09:12 PM
You are made of AWESOME and WIN :D

~Ari-chan

DDRGurlie
12-04-2006, 05:11 PM
Thats amazing. I'm definetly confedient you'll do an aswesome job on my wig :) :heart:

twentystitches
12-05-2006, 06:36 AM
This was great to see, and that Roxas wig is full of awesome. :D Thanks.

Nano-Chan
12-05-2006, 08:28 AM
wow AWESOMe tutorial =D!! thanks a lot ^^

:japan:

Eternamente926
12-06-2006, 02:55 PM
Amazing tutorial... I'm going to cosplay Roxas in the who-knows-when future (probably during Anime NEXT if I can go). While I could just dye my hair blonde and style it... over time normal hair loses it's "stay puttedness" lol... can't have schlumpy Roxas hair for the evening =p So, I'm going to make a wig... and I'm definitely using this very handy tutorial (thanks much for posting this XD)

I have a question, though. I'm looking around CosWorx... sponsor of this website, so I might as well look to them for business, eh? I can't decide which wig would be best as the base wig for making Roxas' hair. I've heard people use the Punky wig, but to be honest that won't work for this tutorial... I need a flat blonde wig. Any suggestions? I'm looking around and I'll update with "ok which one should I use" if I come across anything lol

Also, if anyone knows another place I can order wigs online as well with the exact one recommended, that'd be a help =p I'm clueless about this lol

.tsubasa-chan.
12-06-2006, 03:01 PM
oh my god, I love you. I literally was looking in this forum for a tpic that could teach me how to spike wigs! And not only that, a Roxas wig!!! o__o

your tutorial is amazing.. thank you so much! ^_^

Amy the Yu
12-06-2006, 09:26 PM
I have a question, though. I'm looking around CosWorx... sponsor of this website, so I might as well look to them for business, eh? I can't decide which wig would be best as the base wig for making Roxas' hair. I've heard people use the Punky wig, but to be honest that won't work for this tutorial... I need a flat blonde wig. Any suggestions? I'm looking around and I'll update with "ok which one should I use" if I come across anything lol

Also, if anyone knows another place I can order wigs online as well with the exact one recommended, that'd be a help =p I'm clueless about this lolIf you want the exact same base wig I used, you can do a google search to find them at a variety of online stores. It's probably one of the cheaper Forever Young wigs (http://store.wowwigs.com/eva.html) (probably because of the lack of styling that goes into it).

Eternamente926
12-06-2006, 10:00 PM
If you want the exact same base wig I used, you can do a google search to find them at a variety of online stores. It's probably one of the cheaper Forever Young wigs (http://store.wowwigs.com/eva.html) (probably because of the lack of styling that goes into it).

Awesome, thank you so much Amy... I used the link to the store you provided and bought that in #24. hehe Hope mine comes out just as good as your's did :)

Edit: Bah forgot to buy a styrofoam head rofl... ah, well, I think I can get one cheap around here anywho =p

Amy the Yu
12-06-2006, 10:30 PM
Awesome, thank you so much Amy... I used the link to the store you provided and bought that in #24. hehe Hope mine comes out just as good as your's did :)

Edit: Bah forgot to buy a styrofoam head rofl... ah, well, I think I can get one cheap around here anywho =pHaha. Slight oversights. XD

Get one with a larger head. Even if it's more expensive, it's soooo worth it cause it's a lot easier to style to the proper proportions of a human head instead of the retarded small scale that most wig heads are. X3

I usually slap the wig on my own head (wig cap and all) and mark off lengths (ie. longest point on the front bangs, length of sideburns needed) with some hair clips to make sure I don't cut off too much before I start styling. Aside from preventing too much length from being cut off, it's also a good way to check if you need to set spikes further apart than it might look like on a wig head (those things are usually extra narrow as well as too small). =3 *is terribly entertained by your avatar*

Eternamente926
12-06-2006, 11:11 PM
Haha. Slight oversights. XD

Get one with a larger head. Even if it's more expensive, it's soooo worth it cause it's a lot easier to style to the proper proportions of a human head instead of the retarded small scale that most wig heads are. X3

I usually slap the wig on my own head (wig cap and all) and mark off lengths (ie. longest point on the front bangs, length of sideburns needed) with some hair clips to make sure I don't cut off too much before I start styling. Aside from preventing too much length from being cut off, it's also a good way to check if you need to set spikes further apart than it might look like on a wig head (those things are usually extra narrow as well as too small). =3 *is terribly entertained by your avatar*

*flashes my avatar once again* I'm entertained by it as well =p Love it... forget where I found it, though, but I think it's adorable...

Anywho, I never would have thought of the idea of putting the wig on and using hair clips to mark off length in the front and stuff. Thanks for that tip! It'll come in handy :D

yamibakura03
12-06-2006, 11:53 PM
this will help me with some ideas of how to style spikes and much cleaner. great tutorial!

heichan11
12-07-2006, 10:37 AM
Thank you for tutorial.^^)b good job.

hobbit_marco
12-08-2006, 05:46 AM
Super tutorial! I haven't styled a single wig in my life. But I do want to learn. Your styling is one the best I have ever seen. When I am gonna try to make my Cloud wig. I'll come back here probably.

theleaningelm
12-08-2006, 11:41 AM
I'll have you know I have this tutorial in its own little shrine that I pay obeisance to every morning.

Kidding. But awesome, awesome tut! The photos are a GREAT help. :D

Eternamente926
12-08-2006, 07:23 PM
Awesome, thank you so much Amy... I used the link to the store you provided and bought that in #24. hehe Hope mine comes out just as good as your's did :)

I got an e-mail from them saying they were out of stock of the exact wig D: Any idea where I can get the same exact wig elsewhere?

They did give me a code for 20% off my next purchase as an apology, though lol... so, I'll just wait for next time they're in stock I suppose :)

Amy the Yu
12-08-2006, 08:38 PM
I got an e-mail from them saying they were out of stock of the exact wig D: Any idea where I can get the same exact wig elsewhere?

They did give me a code for 20% off my next purchase as an apology, though lol... so, I'll just wait for next time they're in stock I suppose :)http://www.google.com/search?q=forever+young+wig&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

Google search is your friend...although if you can wait til they're back in stock, a 20% discount is pretty sweet. ^^

Amy the Yu
01-03-2007, 04:51 AM
The pictures seemed to have decided they would rather just be links. Don't know how it happened, but my brain's too dead/lazy to try to figure it out, so instead of trying to think and type in code at a retarded hour at night, I just posted it elsewhere where this problem won't surface again (not to mention elsewhere = no more problems of the tutorial being split between multipule posts):

http://amy-the-yu.livejournal.com/149136.html

I'll be adding a couple of small updates for the wig as well. Haircut=no need for neck fluff anymore, so the spike count's getting upped a bit.

lilaznfreak
01-03-2007, 02:19 PM
wow after this tutorial i wanna cosplay roxas..would be my frist crossplay but the way the wig is done i would wanna do it!

caineyamiyasha
01-06-2007, 04:22 AM
Awesome job with the finished product! You did a great job on it!

CaptainRisu
01-06-2007, 04:56 PM
this tutorial is great, and just what i needed to feel inspired to style a wig for my cosplay. good job!!!

Koisnake
02-02-2007, 06:30 PM
Oh my! This was wonderful! This will really help me when I make Hikaru's wig from Ouran High School Host Club! Thank you very much!

yamibakura03
02-02-2007, 06:52 PM
it helping me style my wig, more of inspiring me and the product is great to use for spiking ^^

phantomthief
02-04-2007, 09:58 PM
You know a wig tutorial is good when it makes a Riku cosplayer wanna cosplay Roxas O____________o

I'll probably try this with a cosworx wig one of these days...

~Ari-chan

Saaski_Moql
03-04-2007, 10:22 AM
Thank you so much for the tutorial! VERY helpful.

I've never used pins or bobbypins when wig styling though (except to keep other hair back and out of the way). Do they release okay, once the wig is dry? I mean, all that glue...

Amy the Yu
03-20-2007, 06:41 AM
Thank you so much for the tutorial! VERY helpful.

I've never used pins or bobbypins when wig styling though (except to keep other hair back and out of the way). Do they release okay, once the wig is dry? I mean, all that glue...I usually use bobbypins only when the part being pinned is mostly dry already. It's not that they stick to the wig, but more that it leaves a pretty visible mark where the pin's been if you clip it while it's wet, so I often style the tips of each spike twice, once to get the entire spike into the right shape and a second time to get the tip of the spike even.

Never had trouble with straight pins. They're thin and usually no good for actually holding hair together, just for propping up an already styled spike while it dries fully.

I usually prefer to use small "claw" clips (like my butterfly clips) to hold spikes together. It clamps shut more so in a round shape, so spikes don't get flattened. Once again, this is usually for spikes that are almost dry anyway.

Team Rocket!
03-20-2007, 08:00 PM
This will help so much with my Yami Bakura wig. Thanks a lot!

kisu-koneko
03-21-2007, 11:28 AM
dang :O looks good, might need to check this out when i do my friends hair for roxas

Hydraskylar
05-11-2007, 07:09 AM
so you just use hair gel to style the wig, would the wig really stays like that? You said it took you hours using the hairdryer, waiting for the wig to dry. So does that mean it's safe to use hairdryer? Would that work on all wig or does that depend on the wig's quality?

Amy the Yu
05-30-2007, 12:47 AM
so you just use hair gel to style the wig, would the wig really stays like that? You said it took you hours using the hairdryer, waiting for the wig to dry. So does that mean it's safe to use hairdryer? Would that work on all wig or does that depend on the wig's quality?It's extreme hold hairspray. Hair gel will usually not work quite so well on wigs as it does on human hair, plus if it flakes, then the wig looks like it has dandruff. X3

Hairdryer would depend more on the hairdryer than the wig. If you have a really cool setting on it that's basically just blowing cold air across the wig, it's pretty much safe to use on any wig, but if it only blows warm/hot air, then I would only use it on good quality wigs and held at a fair distance (far enough that the wind from the dryer has a chance to cool before hitting the wig).

Sockai-chan
06-07-2007, 05:40 PM
Beautifully done! (If only I was going to make a Roxas wig T_T) *styling a Sora wig*

I need to find a tutorial or Sora's hair just like this one ^^

RiniKun
06-19-2007, 01:16 AM
You = A Goddess *Bows* That wig is amazing and the tutorial helped a lot~

fukutaichou
06-27-2007, 05:50 AM
Yes Yes! Such an excellent tutorial! I will definitely bookmark this for later use(like next year! lol) X)

Momoko Ichigo
06-27-2007, 07:02 AM
What a wondefull job you did! I could never hold my arm for that long! lol

VII Fangirl
06-30-2007, 07:13 PM
O.o Thank you soooooo much! I didn't follow your instructions *exactly* - we cut a Cloud wig before it became Roxas ^^; - but they definately pushed me in the right direction! I've gotten so many compliments on it, and I've told them that you told me how. Not even my hairdresser mother could help me with the styling. Thanks again!

EmoryTzigel
07-19-2007, 01:15 PM
This is an excellent tutorial! The pains of cutting a wig is... most dreadful. Haha. My Cloud wig literally took me a month, (with much procrastination, heh.) But thanks to X-ten Fusion glue, it helps out tremendously. Again, this is fet! I wish I had come across this earlier... =( Oh well, if I ever decided to Cosplay Roxas I'll know where to come for a wig tutorial.

Amy the Yu
08-20-2007, 01:59 AM
Okay, so I got asked this like 3 times in the last little while, so I'll write it down for anyone else wondering (not editing the first post cause it'll force me to cut down on picture # if I do).

Forever Young changed the naming system for their wig styles to really retarded sounding things. The Eva style's new name seems to be "Haute-ness" which sounds SUPER messed IMO. I think the new names are the world's f-ing dumbest names ever, but I still like their wigs. -_-;;

AnimeLore
08-20-2007, 05:33 PM
I just wanted to say thank you for this tutorial - i used it as an aid in making my Sora wig, and it REALLY helped. Here are some pics so you can see how it came out:
Sora 1 (http://riesebeck.com/otikon07/album/slides/otikon07%20009.html)
Sora 2 (http://riesebeck.com/otikon07/album/slides/otikon07%20004.html)
Sora 3 (http://riesebeck.com/otikon07/album/slides/otikon07%20059.html)

Thanks again!

andzon
09-09-2007, 12:30 AM
can i do this to my hair... but not wig?..... and do u think if i show this to a saloon.... they could help me to do this hair? -_-

Amy the Yu
09-10-2007, 06:40 PM
can i do this to my hair... but not wig?..... and do u think if i show this to a saloon.... they could help me to do this hair? -_-I don't think you SHOULD try this with your hair even if you could (you'd need a LOT of hair on your head to do it with your hair). You can try if you'd like, but I doubt any saloon would do it. Just make sure you have a good shampoo to get all the spray out at the end of the day. XD

inuashley
09-10-2007, 09:24 PM
I tried looking for the haute-ness wig, but wherever I look, it doesn't come in #24, and I can't find another suitable wig; do you have any recomendations as to what other wig I can use in what color, or where I can find the haute-ness in #24? Thanks. ^_^

Amy the Yu
09-10-2007, 09:36 PM
I tried looking for the haute-ness wig, but wherever I look, it doesn't come in #24, and I can't find another suitable wig; do you have any recomendations as to what other wig I can use in what color, or where I can find the haute-ness in #24? Thanks. ^_^Colour 16 is pretty similar as well, and probably a lot more common. To me, there isn't anything else that really has the quality I like at that sort of price.

inuashley
09-10-2007, 10:13 PM
Colour 16 is pretty similar as well, and probably a lot more common. To me, there isn't anything else that really has the quality I like at that sort of price.

16? Do you mean 613? There doesn't seem to be a color 16, and 613, the only other solid blonde color I can find for that wig appears to be too light. ^^;

Amy the Yu
09-10-2007, 10:58 PM
16? Do you mean 613? There doesn't seem to be a color 16, and 613, the only other solid blonde color I can find for that wig appears to be too light. ^^;No, I mean colour 16 when I said colour 16.

You don't need to use the EXACT same wig I used. I did say on my first post that it was quite a bit longer than what I actually needed and Forever Young has many other wigs aside from the EXACT wig I used that are good for styling.

KittyLee
09-12-2007, 10:33 PM
wow! I'm incredibly impressed :) the wig looks amazing! and it was a great tutorial to read. Thanks so much for the info!

Pretty Sammy
09-17-2007, 11:16 AM
Hey there! Great tutorial!

But can I ask you -- do you think a wig like the "Bob" on cosworx.com would be sufficient for this wig, since you said the Eva/Haute-ness is a huge overkill?

Amy the Yu
09-17-2007, 03:52 PM
Hey there! Great tutorial!

But can I ask you -- do you think a wig like the "Bob" on cosworx.com would be sufficient for this wig, since you said the Eva/Haute-ness is a huge overkill?It's an overkill in terms of length, but you need a wig with a LOT of fiber, and Forever Young wigs are the only ones I've come across that has enough fiber and won't cost a fortune.

Umika
10-08-2007, 05:41 PM
OMgee ^^
thank you SO MUCH for posting this :D
it shall help me so much with my roxas and sora wig

ITouchedYusuke
10-12-2007, 10:03 PM
This will GREATLY help my Hiei wig. xD

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I hope you make more!!!!

LizzBearx3
10-15-2007, 09:16 PM
zoom zoom do u take commisions?

Akibie
10-21-2007, 08:11 PM
Hey! thanks for this tutorial. Even though i didn't use it for a roxas wig... i used your idea of spraying it and holding it there for my hair! i used it for my Selphie hair
thank you!

Amy the Yu
11-12-2007, 11:33 PM
zoom zoom do u take commisions?Short answer is no. I lack motivation too much do take on more stuff. On occasion, I do sell some wigs I've styled though. Sometimes used ones from my old costumes, sometimes wigs I've styled just for fun and have no use for.

XiggyRox
11-14-2007, 06:24 PM
I tell my friend to make a wig like this, and he can cosplay s Ven from the secret trailer.

Axelai
11-14-2007, 06:41 PM
Wow thats awesome. I despise most wigmakers who make it too poofy. This makes them all cry. XD I can actually make the hair with my own hair, but my real hair is too dark. x.x

SheepChild
11-16-2007, 01:34 PM
Wow your really amazing with wigs. I would LOVE to see a Kurama tutorial I bet it would be the best kurama wig yet D:

Rath Illucer
11-25-2007, 03:11 AM
^^ Thanks - i've been procrastinating on my spiky wig projects >.> But i hope to start them eventually - i want to have the gist of what i'm going to be trying before starting so thanks for this ^^;

I eventually need to either commission, or make, a Sora, Cloud, and Rath wig... o.O and i'm pretty much broke, so i think i'll be making them myself, so thanks for these spiking tips ^o^

They should be most helpful ><;

*grateful* and superb job on your Roxas wig ^o^ Tons of patience i don't have ^.^;;; (sorely need though ^.^;)

Adlez-AxeL
12-02-2007, 04:09 PM
WHOA... this is AMAzing o_o
Thanks xD

RoxasRoxsMySoxs
01-02-2008, 11:21 PM
Yayness!! Thanks sooo much for making this tutorial! *is so gonna use it :P*

Justke
01-03-2008, 01:34 AM
Hehe, I used this tutorial to make my Roxas wig =) Thanks so much for putting such effort into this tutorial!!!!! It saved me from butchering a wig(and my fingers!) *-*

SillySirinda
02-09-2008, 03:19 PM
awesome wig! My goal in life is now to be able to wear something that amazing, and claim i made it ^___^

Can i ask how you post pictures so that is shows up as pics, and not urls?

Hieis_Angel
02-19-2008, 06:30 PM
I love this tutorial. I thank you millions!

Ryozu Miazaki
03-22-2008, 09:57 PM
Roxas! 8d

Pikonama
03-27-2008, 04:37 AM
What a wonderful tutorial! Was it difficult to get the wig on without damaging the spikes?

Amy the Yu
04-02-2008, 04:23 PM
What a wonderful tutorial! Was it difficult to get the wig on without damaging the spikes?If it's styled to the right size, it should be easy to just slip it on. With the sheer amount of hairspray in the wig, it goes on like a well fitting helmet (feels about as hard from the inside too). XD

I would recommend just stretching it a little larger than it would stretch when worn on your head when styling it, so when you're done, it won't need to stretch and distort to fit on. ^^

Takuya_Havok
04-02-2008, 07:31 PM
This is a fantastic tutorial @_@ But one question. With the wig I'm using, it's a bit difficult to get the curved spikes...any tips on that?

Amy the Yu
04-03-2008, 08:23 AM
This is a fantastic tutorial @_@ But one question. With the wig I'm using, it's a bit difficult to get the curved spikes...any tips on that?It should be do-able on any smooth wig (wavy's okay too, just not those crinkly cheap ones cause those fibers are usually stiff as hell). Soak the lock of hair (wig fiber) and mold it into the right shape. Hold it in that shape and continue to reshape it if it starts to deform until it's stiff enough to hold it's own shape. I usually stick in some pins to help hold it in the right shape at this point until it's fully dry cause it will probably take a couple of days to fully air dry and until then, the spikes can still deform themselves. If it's a long/large lock of fiber that you're trying to shape, start with the base and work your way to the tip. As long as the portion styled closer to the base holds it's shape, you can aways go back later and crack the hairspray out of the tip and reshape that portion after (or just wait til the base is stiff enough to hold it's shape well and spray the tip more to reshape it).

DEATHnote~
04-19-2008, 09:50 AM
Woo! I tried this on my real hair!

Amatsu
05-07-2008, 12:22 PM
Really awesome tutorial! I'm thinking about using this when I make my Roxas wig!

And uh, I'm really new to this with wigs and stuff... I admit that I suck when it comes to decided what wig to use. Probably becuase I haven't used wigs many times.
I'm ordering a wig from Cosworx for my friend who's gonna cosplay Axel, and I wonder if you could recommend a wig from Cosworx that I could use as a Roxas wig? It'd be really nice if you could, or suggest somewhere else I could get one, I've been looking all over the net but as soon as I am about to make a decision I chicken out cause I'm afraid to buy "wrong" kind of wig ^^;

QueenNerd111889
06-21-2008, 01:54 AM
This tutorial helped a ton.My Roxas wig was the first wig I'd ever tried styling.Considering I used a cheap,super thin Hannah Montana wig,I'm surprised it looked like this when I was done :
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/lighterbug/beforeitdied-1-1.jpg

of course..it somehow got knocked over during the night before the convention and covered in clothing(at my friends house)...and died..but it was nice enough while it lasted,lol

Great tutorial,I'm making a new Roxas,and I'm sure I'll be following this again ^-^

jLightning
06-26-2008, 09:14 PM
does this work for basically any straight long blonde hair i buy at a a wig/beauty shop?

Ka.GAMI
07-04-2008, 03:25 AM
Okay, I need a little bit of help. I realize this hasn't been posted in a couple days, but I'd rather post here than make my own thread for basically the same thing.

Roxas wig choosing time. So, I need a wig to style, and I was thinking Cosworx's Trisha (http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=16500&cat=2449&page=1) in 24B. Do you guys think this would work well?

PoutingCutie
07-05-2008, 11:55 AM
I have a silly, little question. It may have been asked before or stated somewhere //I tried to read through most of the thread to find an answer for myself, but couldn't find one//. But um, how long does it stay? Like...I know touch-ups to the styled wig will most likely need to be made, but does the overall work done to the wig stay in place for a long period of time? -wonders if I'm wording this right-

Why I ask is because I'm thinking of styling a wig for [young] Zack Fair from Final Fantasy VII, but I wouldn't use the wig until...most likely January 2009. But I wanted to start working on the wig this summer because I have all my free time now. Would it be too early to work on the wig...should I wait? Or would the wig be fine by January?

Cora
07-05-2008, 02:23 PM
I have a silly, little question. It may have been asked before or stated somewhere //I tried to read through most of the thread to find an answer for myself, but couldn't find one//. But um, how long does it stay? Like...I know touch-ups to the styled wig will most likely need to be made, but does the overall work done to the wig stay in place for a long period of time? -wonders if I'm wording this right-

Why I ask is because I'm thinking of styling a wig for [young] Zack Fair from Final Fantasy VII, but I wouldn't use the wig until...most likely January 2009. But I wanted to start working on the wig this summer because I have all my free time now. Would it be too early to work on the wig...should I wait? Or would the wig be fine by January?

In my wig-spiking experience, the spikes will hold up pretty well for a long period of time - I've been through several versions of Axel wigs, but the first couple both lasted a year or more before I washed them both free of all their product (soaked in hot water for a long time to get all the hair spray/glue out) and then restyled them again to get the wig I have now, and that one's been sitting on my shelf for about 7 months now. I wore each wig multiple times, so really it's the wearing and running around a con that's hardest on it.

The only thing you may run into with styling a wig like this so far in advance is that if you've got anything spiked really high "against gravity," that things will start to settle and look a little flat as it will eventually succumb to gravity itself.

If you don't need it until January, I would actually wait a few months before starting on it, even if you have a lot of time now. This is mostly because it won't look quite so..."fresh" (lol talking about wigs like food >.>;; ) by the time you need it for a con. Personally, I think taking your time with spiking produces better results. Just do a little at a time - a few spikes a day. That way things can firm up so you don't risk messing up what you've already done (it's pretty hard to fix something when the glue is half dry).

That's just my $0.02.

PoutingCutie
07-07-2008, 12:03 PM
In my wig-spiking experience, the spikes will hold up pretty well for a long period of time - I've been through several versions of Axel wigs, but the first couple both lasted a year or more before I washed them both free of all their product (soaked in hot water for a long time to get all the hair spray/glue out) and then restyled them again to get the wig I have now, and that one's been sitting on my shelf for about 7 months now. I wore each wig multiple times, so really it's the wearing and running around a con that's hardest on it.

The only thing you may run into with styling a wig like this so far in advance is that if you've got anything spiked really high "against gravity," that things will start to settle and look a little flat as it will eventually succumb to gravity itself.

If you don't need it until January, I would actually wait a few months before starting on it, even if you have a lot of time now. This is mostly because it won't look quite so..."fresh" (lol talking about wigs like food >.>;; ) by the time you need it for a con. Personally, I think taking your time with spiking produces better results. Just do a little at a time - a few spikes a day. That way things can firm up so you don't risk messing up what you've already done (it's pretty hard to fix something when the glue is half dry).

That's just my $0.02.

-giggles at the fresh statement- Well, I'm glad to hear that these wigs should last a few months and can be worn multiple times, xD. But I think I'll follow your advice //can't argue with experience! 8]// and not start my wig until it's closer to January. Maybe November...then I can spread it out to do a few spikes a day like you said. ^__^ Thank you so much for responding and answering my question, it really helped out a lot. -shoves a bunch of virtual cookies into your arms- :3

Cora
07-07-2008, 01:44 PM
-giggles at the fresh statement- Well, I'm glad to hear that these wigs should last a few months and can be worn multiple times, xD. But I think I'll follow your advice //can't argue with experience! 8]// and not start my wig until it's closer to January. Maybe November...then I can spread it out to do a few spikes a day like you said. ^__^ Thank you so much for responding and answering my question, it really helped out a lot. -shoves a bunch of virtual cookies into your arms- :3

No problem, good luck ^_^

usakosugar
07-12-2008, 03:10 PM
oh wow! amazing wig. it's absolutely PERFECT. like, spot on. you are definitely an expert at this. =) I hope to do a Roxas cosplay eventually and this tutorial will totally come in handy ;)

HanaKiraChan
07-14-2008, 12:45 AM
Thanks so much for the tutorial! It'll definately come in handy for styling my Roxas wig!

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

^^^Do you think a wig like that would have enough fiber etc. to style well?

SweetSasuke52
07-20-2008, 09:18 AM
Eeekkk. If I wasn't twelve I'd totally do that on my own. I'd probably mess it up though. o-o;
I'm hopefully going to cosplay as Roxas in the near future....that is, if we have any money for the costume. -.-'

FanGirl91193
07-21-2008, 08:14 AM
i love your wig.
I can't find one anywhere and i wont hvae the patcience to hold the spikes T_T
Don't you thik you could just make another one and sell it to me? :L
But if you could that would be cool coz you can get god Roxas wigs anywhere T_T

Roxas207
07-29-2008, 07:38 PM
awesome tutorial!!!!!!
i will use it before haloweener....

Dazzle chan
08-14-2008, 11:58 PM
B.E.A. utiful!!!!!!!!

OMG! I hope the second time I make a Roxas wig it looks that great!

RainbowRetard
10-30-2008, 08:20 PM
Hum. Well, I'm being Roxas tomorrow for teh Halloween, but I have blonde hair of the correct shade. How difficult do you think this would be to pull off if I have a few (Actually, 3 or 4) hours before school?
I own a lot of super-hairspray, and that stuff seems to make my hair defy gravity well enough. Any tips on how I can ge thr style the way I want it?

YukiArashi
01-05-2009, 01:33 AM
Oh wow. I was like a deer caught in teh headlights when I realized I'd have to style my own Sasuke wig. But this has relieved much of that fear with spiking the back. x] THanks for posting it.

~Larxene~
01-08-2009, 09:32 PM
Omg Yay

ChibiUkon
02-03-2009, 07:35 PM
The most epic roxas wig i've seen so far! now I won't have to BUY one! *huuug!* thanks SO much for the tutorial!

Hynoxolus
02-03-2009, 09:32 PM
This is such a great tutorial! :D Thanks so much for doing this!

captainRAWRZ
02-07-2009, 12:28 AM
awesome tutorial :toothy:

kalisaen
02-11-2009, 07:27 PM
Lovely!! :O

yayademdem
02-17-2009, 04:06 PM
like... woah. u win fourteen cool points! u totally rock. did u cut the hair into spikes and then spray it or do they naturally spray into points at the end?

Amy the Yu
02-18-2009, 09:15 AM
like... woah. u win fourteen cool points! u totally rock. did u cut the hair into spikes and then spray it or do they naturally spray into points at the end?Cut first, then spray. The tips require less hairspray than the rest of the lock since they're lighter and don't need as much to stand up straight, but if you want it super pointy, layer well and spray and shape the tip as well. The less you spray the tip, the more "natural" it looks...as much as multi-inch long spikes can look natural...

GothicLizzie
02-18-2009, 01:59 PM
this tutorial is Fantastic! i've already completed one Roxas wig (here) (http://gothiclizzie.deviantart.com/art/Roxas-wig-finished-94590175) & i'm in the process of styling my 2nd one.

thankyou for posting this tutorial it's been a major help

kanghead
02-19-2009, 08:52 PM
Did you put extensions in your wig?

sumoose
02-27-2009, 11:27 PM
Gorgeous job!! thank you so much - very helpful~

Amy the Yu
03-13-2009, 09:36 PM
Wow, I've been not checking c.com so much that I didn't even notice a question sitting here...
Did you put extensions in your wig?
There aren't any extensions in the wig. It could have used some, but I'm terrifyingly lazy with adding extensions unless I'm ripping out and rewefting it altogether. The wig was still okay without wefts though since it was really full to begin with (that's why I really like Forever Young wigs), but it would probably look better if at least a bit was added to the sides... >_>;;

jieyi
03-14-2009, 04:04 PM
this is great!
thank you for the tutorial.

Koneko_Kusakabe
03-29-2009, 03:10 PM
i have one question! where do ubuy that kind of wig at i seem to look but cant find it. can u plz tell me and also about how much tyme would it take to make it if i use the blow dryer? srry last question, d u have to use the razors? if so what kind do u mean? so sorry for all the Q&A.

ArranUzumaki
03-30-2009, 12:10 PM
Cheers for this, I can make a naruto one now.

MattyLovesGames
04-02-2009, 05:31 PM
Utter noobish question, but what hairspray did you use. There's so many to choose from! And you didn't you /any/ gel or hair-glue?

I'm so worried about doing Cloud. And I was wicked elated to find this tutorial, so thanks so much!! Really helpful!

Amy the Yu
04-02-2009, 07:44 PM
i have one question! where do ubuy that kind of wig at i seem to look but cant find it. can u plz tell me and also about how much tyme would it take to make it if i use the blow dryer? srry last question, d u have to use the razors? if so what kind do u mean? so sorry for all the Q&A.Check some of the previous comments. Most of your questions are already answered in them. And no where in the entire tutorial do I ever mention razors, so I don't know where you got that from. O.o;;

Utter noobish question, but what hairspray did you use. There's so many to choose from! And you didn't you /any/ gel or hair-glue?

I'm so worried about doing Cloud. And I was wicked elated to find this tutorial, so thanks so much!! Really helpful!The type of hairspray I used is mentioned in the first post. Hair gel doesn't work very well on wigs (and hair gel's gross when it flakes, so I wouldn't recommend using it anyway). You can use hair glue, but I usually stick w/ hairspray cause I'm most comfortable with that. You can do a search on the hair/wig subforums if you want to see what types of styling products other people recommend...I always use the same thing (cause it holds well and I have really sensitive allergies, so I can't stand the perfume in most other hair products...makes my nose run like nuts).

I answered all sorts of questions other people asked related to stuff that was used and alternatives that can be used if you're willing to read through the replies to the thread.

fuzzylogic
04-03-2009, 01:11 PM
whoa, this comment comes super late, but that was an AMAZING job styling that wif

MattyLovesGames
04-03-2009, 07:54 PM
OMG!! Sorry, I read through all of the comments so I must have forgotten somewhere along the way. ^^; Major thanks for answering anyway though!

I'm really excited to start on my own wig, now!

Chocokitten
04-11-2009, 03:26 AM
AMAZING! I love this so much!<3

I didnt really use the tutorial, or commentary...i just used the final images as reference, but all the angles you used were INCREDIBLY helpful! I SERIOUSLY couldnt have styled my wig without this! Thanks a ton for posting it!^_____^

If you want to see my finished wig, you can see it here: click meee (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=176694)!
It's not exactly the same, because i was running out of fibers and i dont know how to weft...so...yea..xD

But this was my first time ever styling a wig and thanks to you, im really happy with the outcome! Thanks again!<3

thiagoaas
04-13-2009, 08:42 PM
waaaaaaann... can you help me? >_<

Hey! I'm a cosplayer from brazil and I've got a little... ok, it's not little, it's a big problem... -

I Want to make Black Star's cosplay (From Soul Eater), and I bought a wig on e-bay... BUT, when i received it, i realized that it has not much hair to make the spikes I need... If you don't know soul eater, here's an image from black star:

http://static3.animepaper.net/upload/thumbs/scans/Soul-Eater/%5Blarge%5D%5BAnimePaper%5Dscans_Soul-Eater_Miriallia(0.68)__THISRES__195133.jpg

and this is the wig I bought:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sky-Blue-Mid-Part-Ex-Long-Bangs-Cosplay-Medium-Wigs-XR6_W0QQitemZ360133268347QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA _MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item360133268347&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A13 18|301%3A0|293%3A2|294%3A50

... the real problem is that each dolar cost almost 2,50 of my contry money, so, it cost almost 3x the price in dollar, and it's pretty much >_> (and I couldn't take it back, couse my friend bought ir for me and the devolution time expired)

looking for some light in the end of the tunel, I started looking for solutions... and found your tutorial in cosplay.com o

I wanna know if there's a chance of styling my wig the way I need, otherwise I won't touch it, try to sell and think another solution for the hair problem... -

please... can you tell me what you think? -

thiagoaas
04-13-2009, 08:46 PM
waaan.. can you help me? >_<

Hey! I'm a cosplayer from brazil and I've got a little... ok, it's not little, it's a big problem... -

I Want to make Black Star's cosplay (From Soul Eater), and I bought a wig on e-bay... BUT, when i received it, i realized that it has not much hair to make the spikes I need... If you don't know soul eater, here's an image from black star:

[/url]http://static3.animepaper.net/upload/thumbs/scans/Soul-Eater/%5Blarge%5D%5BAnimePaper%5Dscans_Soul-Eater_Miriallia(0.68)__THISRES__195133.jpg[/url]

and this is the wig I bought:

[/url]http://cgi.ebay.com/Sky-Blue-Mid-Part-Ex-Long-Bangs-Cosplay-Medium-Wigs-XR6_W0QQitemZ360133268347QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA _MWA_Wigs_Extensions?hash=item360133268347&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A13 18|301%3A0|293%3A2|294%3A50[/url]

... the real problem is that each dolar cost almost 2,50 of my contry money, so, it cost almost 3x the price in dollar, and it's pretty much >_> (and I couldn't take it back, couse my friend bought ir for me and the devolution time expired)

looking for some light in the end of the tunel, I started looking for solutions... and found your tutorial in cosplay.com o

I wanna know if there's a chance of styling my wig the way I need, otherwise I won't touch it, try to sell and think another solution for the hair problem... -

please... can you tell me what you think? -

Chocokitten
04-13-2009, 09:43 PM
thiagoaas, if the wig you got is too thin then the only solution to that is to add in some wefts.

Buy some extensions and sew them into the wig's existing wefts. Or purchase a completely new wig, rip it apart and use the ripped wefts from that to add to the other wig.

Thats really the only solution i think you have. Other than selling the wig to someone else and buying a new one.

Amy the Yu
04-13-2009, 11:20 PM
thiagoaas: You can always take some of the extra length off the back and try adding it back to the wig, but it's pretty short and re-wefting anything is usually more effort/ability than most people can manage unless they have at least some experience styling wigs. If you're comfortable re-wefting the wig you already have, you can unpick all the wefts in the current wig (including removing the skin top) and fully reweft it to have the majority of the longer fibers at the top and the short stuff in the back since it looks like your biggest problem is to have enough to do the one main giant spike.

If you don't want to risk ruining this wig, then I'd suggest buying a new base wig. Professional Only on eBay has a lot of shorter wigs that are very full (and have very sturdy fibers that don't tangle easily).

This wig (http://amy-the-yu.livejournal.com/173517.html) looks ugly as hell and is a bit more expensive than your original wig, but it should have enough fiber in it already that you can style it directly without having to worry about extra wefts. Just be careful not to cut too much off the sides and back if you go with this one and make sure that there's enough fiber to ensure full coverage of the wig net (nothing worse than cutting too much off a wig and not realizing until it's too late).

I've used one of their "fluffier" wigs to style an Axel wig (http://www.cosplay.com/photo/954088/) and it was full enough that with a bit of re-wefting in just the front, I managed all the spikes with mostly the fiber that came on it (over 90% of that wig is original fibers). It even had enough that what little I did re-weft was mostly just used to extend down to the widow's peak.

thiagoaas
04-14-2009, 04:01 PM
thnx for helping *-*~

I'll firts look the other wigs you mentioned.. if it's not that sapancive, I'll buy it =)

otherwise... I'll try my best following your tips =D !!! -/ wish me luck \o- (I'll need, for sure!!! xD)

holtaron
04-14-2009, 11:42 PM
i cant wait to try it on my own roxas cosplay

Beastbabe
04-28-2009, 04:21 PM
Awesome tutorial! I hope to make one myself soon!

Though the wig:

http://www.thewigs.com/view_detail.asp?indx=3248#

Is this it? and if so what colour do you suggest? 24?

Also, here the price is $44, is that normally the price you pay for a Roxas wig or have you found cheaper?

It's just I've never styled a wig before so I really only want to practise, would you suggest buying a cheaper wig or not? Is that how you started?

Thanks

Amy the Yu
04-29-2009, 10:14 PM
Awesome tutorial! I hope to make one myself soon!

Though the wig:

http://www.thewigs.com/view_detail.asp?indx=3248#

Is this it? and if so what colour do you suggest? 24?

Also, here the price is $44, is that normally the price you pay for a Roxas wig or have you found cheaper?

It's just I've never styled a wig before so I really only want to practise, would you suggest buying a cheaper wig or not? Is that how you started?

ThanksI'm pretty sure that's it. You can probably go with a slightly shorter wig and it'll be just as good. I cut a lot of length off the wig right off the bat, so it was overkill to start with such a long wig, but I already had it on hand, which was why I used it.

That price seems a bit high for Forever Young wigs. I think amphigory has it for cheaper.

You can use any shade you want. I used 24 cause it was a darker shade of blonde and my skin is tan/yellowish, so I didn't want to use a shade that would look too pale against my complexion. What exact shade you pick depends on your skintone though. I'd recommend in the medium blondes to most (colour 24 or colour 16) instead of the super pale platinum blondes (colour 613), but if you're really pale, a lighter shade would probably match your complexion better.

If you want to get some practice first, I think it's a good idea to buy a cheapo wig and just practice cutting and styling smooth spikes. eBay has some Hong Kong sellers that sell $13US wigs after shipping that are decent quality although too thin to style into spiky wigs for the most part.

It hurts less when you screw up on a cheap wig when you're just trying it for the first time than it does screwing up on a more expensive wig that you don't want to toss and have to buy all over again. Plus, it never hurts to have a cheap wig on hand to just practice random styling techniques on. This way you can try any crazy thing you're curious about without ruining an expensive wig. ^^

Ani_BEE
04-29-2009, 11:51 PM
I'm going to post this here since people are always looking for wigs for spiking styles.

I DO NOT recommend the Sepia New Punk for any form of styling. On it own its fine but it's sort of like a chia pet with huge gaping holes where you only see jersey netting once you star brushing it back. It only looks full because of the teasing they do to the fibers.

Amy looking forward to seeing you at AN although I might not recognize you without knowing what/who you're going as ^_^;

Amy the Yu
04-30-2009, 10:24 AM
I'm going to post this here since perplex are always looking for wigs for spiking styles.
I DO NOT recommend the Sepia New Punk for any form of styling. On it own its fine but it's sort of like a chia pet with huge gaping holes where you only see jersey netting once you star brushing it back. It only looks full because of the teasing they do to the fibers.

Amy looking forward to seeing you at AN although I might not recognize you without knowing what/who you're going as ^_^;Thanks. I prefer not to use fluffy wigs for detailed spikes because I don't feel like I can control the spikes nearly as well (especially when they low spikes or right up against the head (like Roxas' swirlly spikes near the front), so I have no experience with those. It's some very useful information. ^^

As for AN. I have 2 tables in the Dealers' Room (plus staff duties all Saturday afternoon/evening), so I won't be cosplaying on the weekend. The most I might do would be pull out a random yukata or lolita dress from my closet. Nothing that requires a lot of prep/time to put on. ^^;;

If you're planning to browse around the Dealers' Room, maybe I'll see you in there. ^^

ellehcore
05-03-2009, 08:50 AM
Hey I love this! It's the best tutorial I can find for a Roxas wig!!:bigtu:

Just wondering which one of these you reccomend :confused: (sorry i'm new to cosplay):

http://www.voguewigs.com/delectable-doll-forever-young-wig.html
http://www.voguewigs.com/always-sexy-forever-young-wig.html (apparently the second image is more true to the wig)

or at your reccomended show these two:

http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_fy_always_sexy.html
http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_fy_delectable_doll.html (same as the first wig at voguewigs)

I hope you can help! Thankyou! xoxo Shell

Ani_BEE
05-05-2009, 08:13 AM
I'll be browsing the Dealers' Room with probably a giant sword in hand. ^_^

Are your selling your own stuff or helping a friend?

Poki_Toshi
06-05-2009, 06:51 AM
Wow good thing I found this before cutting the wig I got for my Cloud cosplay. ^__^ awesome tutorial! Thank you for posting this.

Dragon
06-30-2009, 01:47 AM
Wow! Thanks for this tutorial!
I'm going to try it out to spike Ion's (tales of the abyss) hair in the back as soon as the wig arrives ^^

rayray_x
07-04-2009, 06:23 PM
This tutorial was such a big help and thank God you posted it! xD

I was just wondering if you knew any methods that I could use to wash the hairspray out? I'm planning on using the wig again for other cosplays and I was just wondering if it was possible to use some sort of wig shampoo thing (or other method) to make the wig reuseable (sp?).

Thanks again!

audrey12345
07-11-2009, 06:50 PM
Wow.

Renata Lee
08-18-2009, 07:03 PM
Awesome tutorial - very helpful and detailed.

I have a question. Will this wig hold for an all day event? I have been using my own hair and depending on the humidity it can sometimes really go limp :(

I wanted to cosplay L (Death Note) on day one and Ulquiorra (Bleach) on day two - both have the same hair - well, sort of... I have cosplayed both but not together. I have been using my own hair previously. This time, rather than kill my hair I am opting to use two wigs.

ARE WIGS BETTER???? I guess most importantly for L messy standing up spikes, will wigs hold up better than real hair?

Amy the Yu
08-19-2009, 10:28 AM
ARE WIGS BETTER???? I guess most importantly for L messy standing up spikes, will wigs hold up better than real hair?
For spikes, I will always side with wigs. Not because they hold any better than real hair, but because you can go nuts with the hairspray until it will DEFINITELY hold better. You only have to style the wig once, then just keep layering the hairspray until it's rock hard (not actually that hard, but you know what I mean). With your real hair, each time you style it, you put the hairspray in, but at the end of the day you have to wash it all out again. It's not only unreasonable to expect to put in half a can of hairspray to hold up all the spikes, it's inconvenient to have to spend the time doing it every time you wear the costume. If you have a wig, just style it once, douse it in hairspray and you just have to put it on and go each time. More time spent the first time around, but saves a lot of time in the long run. ^^

Just make sure to use a very strong hold hairspray and once the wig is styled, give it a few extra layers of hairspray (letting it dry between layers) and it'll hold for half of forever.

Kagetora
08-19-2009, 12:10 PM
This tutorial was such a big help and thank God you posted it! xD

I was just wondering if you knew any methods that I could use to wash the hairspray out? I'm planning on using the wig again for other cosplays and I was just wondering if it was possible to use some sort of wig shampoo thing (or other method) to make the wig reuseable (sp?).

Thanks again!

Try Johnson&Johnson Baby Shampoo. It will get rid of all the hairspray etc and it wont leave any sort of residue or ruin the fibers ^_^

kurami
09-11-2009, 06:35 PM
Hi, Very nice tutorial huh!
I really searched for something like this TwT *cries happy*
But well i was wondering, if you use it on your real hair, does it take too much to wash the spray away?
And im a bit clumsy when i wear wigs, can spikes go to nowhere when im trying to put it on?Because it seems delicate...

Amy the Yu
09-11-2009, 09:30 PM
But well i was wondering, if you use it on your real hair, does it take too much to wash the spray away?
And im a bit clumsy when i wear wigs, can spikes go to nowhere when im trying to put it on?Because it seems delicate...You can try it on your real hair, but I wouldn't recommend it for something that requires THIS many spikes (Roxas needs a lot of spikes to look like Roxas). I'd strongly recommend using a wig. Just overstretch on a wig head. Put it on unstyled first to see how much you have to stretch it to fit on your head and then stretch it about the same or just a bit more when you pin it to a wig head. This way, the wig should accommodate your head when you put it on. As for sturdiness, once you finished styling it, just give it several extra coats of hairspray (use the strongest hold you can find) and let it dry for at least a day (and repeat if you want it rock hard). After a few good coats to the styled wig, each spike should more or less feel like hard plastic and be about as hard. I've thrown mine (pinned to a wig head, which was taped to the bottom of a box) into the cargo hold of airplanes for conventions and it's come out completely unscathed after multiple cons.

AuraRinoa
09-17-2009, 04:40 AM
Hi there, this is a very nice tutorial.. Can I ask you some advice about making Shadow Lady's Wig?? For example.... how you'd start and which wig you would like to buy.
Thanks.

http://otakuniverse.com/images/06/12/ShadowLady.jpg

AuraRinoa
09-17-2009, 04:58 AM
Where I can buy Glued Blasting Freeze Spray? This one? (http://cgi.ebay.com/SCHWARZKOPF-got2b-GLUED-BLASTING-FREEZE-HAIR-SPRAY_W0QQitemZ370259902970QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_H ealth_Beauty_Hair_Care_Hair_Styling_Products_PP?ha sh=item563535c1fa&_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177)

Can you please give me some advice to make Shadow Lady's wig?
Such as which wig buy to start... the previous wig I bought was terrible :(

http://otakuniverse.com/images/06/12/ShadowLady.jpg

Amy the Yu
09-17-2009, 09:31 AM
Where I can buy Glued Blasting Freeze Spray? This one? (http://cgi.ebay.com/SCHWARZKOPF-got2b-GLUED-BLASTING-FREEZE-HAIR-SPRAY_W0QQitemZ370259902970QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_H ealth_Beauty_Hair_Care_Hair_Styling_Products_PP?ha sh=item563535c1fa&_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177)

Can you please give me some advice to make Shadow Lady's wig?
Such as which wig buy to start... the previous wig I bought was terrible :(
That's the right hairspray that I use, however, most places won't ship hairspray internationally. Check your local drug stores for it and if they don't have it, try going to a hair supply store and ask them what the strongest hold hairspray is. There are other hairsprays that work similarily. I usually just prefer the Got2B brand because I have allergies to a lot of fragrances, so the Got2B products are one of few very strong hold sprays that won't make me sneeze uncontrolably.

It might help asking other local cosplayers to see what hairsprays they like that are available and hold very well. ^^

As for the base wig, I think this wig (http://tinyurl.com/mq3qyy)would work well. It looks very full although you'll need to straighten it before styling, but that's easy with some warm water or a very low temperature straightening iron. I've bought from that seller several times before and the quality has been pretty nice each time. ^^

Ani_BEE
09-17-2009, 09:56 AM
Aquanet seems good as well but I've never seen it up here myself.

Another brand that works is Joico's Joifix Firm Finishing spray (formerly I.C.E. Mist)
It's not an aerosol can so you might be able to get it shipped.
http://www3.dealtime.com/xPO-Joico-Joico-Joifix-Firm-Finishing-Spray-10-1-Fl-Oz

AuraRinoa
09-18-2009, 08:08 AM
That's the right hairspray that I use, however, most places won't ship hairspray internationally. Check your local drug stores for it and if they don't have it, try going to a hair supply store and ask them what the strongest hold hairspray is. There are other hairsprays that work similarily. I usually just prefer the Got2B brand because I have allergies to a lot of fragrances, so the Got2B products are one of few very strong hold sprays that won't make me sneeze uncontrolably.

It might help asking other local cosplayers to see what hairsprays they like that are available and hold very well. ^^

As for the base wig, I think this wig (http://tinyurl.com/mq3qyy)would work well. It looks very full although you'll need to straighten it before styling, but that's easy with some warm water or a very low temperature straightening iron. I've bought from that seller several times before and the quality has been pretty nice each time. ^^

Thanks for your advice ^__^

DeadisAlive
11-22-2009, 09:02 PM
Oh Wow this is great! So helpful!

GreedTheSin
11-29-2009, 07:36 PM
-fan girl squee- kick ass XD im so doing this for mah cosplay XDDD you desevre a medal *_* for your creativety and time on this :D

Superfox
12-01-2009, 09:53 PM
Thank you so much for taking the time to post this. That was extremely nice of you. I probably wouldn't have done it. But that's why you're a better person than me!!!

heaven_firings
12-16-2009, 12:38 AM
Thanks for this tutorial, I hope I can make good use of it.

I do have a quick question though, maybe I missed it but, how would you go about styling longer spikes (like Dark from DNAngel). I need all the help I can get so it's a question for anyone who can answer.

natan
12-18-2009, 12:42 PM
yay, a tutorial that I may need ^^ I'm planning to buy a wig and style it in Yami Marik's hair.

Saphira112
12-21-2009, 12:42 PM
Amazingly well done! I'll definitely use this tutorial! Thanks so much!

ChibiTenshi
12-23-2009, 02:48 PM
Okay I got a question ^^; People say that using a Scruffy wig from Cosworx does the trick for a Roxas wig with minimum styling for people who have almost no experience with cutting wigs (like me...) Is it true? I want to use your tutorial (which is very helpful btw!) to style my own Roxas wig, but I'm not sure which wig I can use that doesn't involve me using scissors X3 at least not too frequently ^^;

RinoaShadow
12-30-2009, 01:32 AM
hahaha! I love the fact tht you kept count of the spikes! xD and damn, you have some patience to hold it up for 5-10 minutes!! i hope you had a good book to read while you waited.... and if you did- you probably finished it by the time you finished the wig.

DDReXIII
01-01-2010, 11:44 PM
Wow you make it look so easy, it came out great! It's too bad I've always been afraid of wigs for some reason xD but I think you've inspired me to try this out someday.

Syaoran-Avalon
01-02-2010, 01:24 AM
Where was this style of wig found? Does anyone know? I jsut cannot find the Eva style ANYWHERE! :/

ChibiTenshi
01-02-2010, 10:32 AM
@Syaoran-Avalon: They changed the name to all their styles. I think that what used to be the Eva wig, is now known as Haute ness... yeah here it is clicky! (http://www.wowwigs.com/hauteness.html) although you can probably use a shorter one n.n

Syaoran-Avalon
01-02-2010, 12:11 PM
thanks so much! ^^ but do they not carry the 24 color anymore?

SuperMoyashi365
03-13-2010, 03:38 PM
oh wow that wig looks wicked cool! =D i hope this will be useful for me when i style my very first spiked wig *crosses fingers* heh heh... wish me luck ^^;

Aryaluna
08-03-2010, 10:02 AM
awesome tutorial... sadly i'm going to cosplay as Axel... ___ Hope the same tecnique works :)

Spyro Cool
08-21-2010, 02:57 PM
Hi! Do know where I could find this in the UK? I've looked everywhere! Thanks!

Gingersweet
08-27-2010, 02:10 AM
In the hopes that you still check here, I just wanted to post a huge thank you, and ask a few questions.

I was wondering if this would be a good wig to work with, in your opinion: WIGLOL (http://www.lhboutique.com/Forever-Young-Synthetic-Incognito-p/fyyincognito.htm)
I'm not going for Roxas, exactly, more for the fact that I'd really like to be able to style my own wig when the time comes... so I want to practice. And I'd like to do it on a wig similar to whatever I'll end up with, but not too expensive, yadda-yadda, you get my drift.

Also, I'm currently just fooling around trying this on a different wig (it's crap, but I wanted to practice. This is what I do late at night), and I've been a bit... confused on how to shape the spikes. I know you cut them, but like, is it a diagonal cut up the sides, a bit of trimming here and there? I've gotten a couple of satisfactory spikes, but for the most part they're not looking very good. I feel rather silly asking about how to cut it, everyone else understands, but it's got me a little bit confused.

Thanks again! <3

Emyanne
12-22-2010, 01:01 AM
Do you commission wigs?

Jho81
01-10-2011, 01:12 PM
In italian? Do not speek engliesh!!!

Ruka86
06-12-2011, 01:08 PM
Thank you for this tutorial! I'm attempting to do a Taichi cosplay from Digimon and this seems like it will help. Likewise, my friend is doing Yamato, so... Yay for spiking hair!

YaoiLover13
06-13-2011, 02:16 PM
Hmm would it be better to buy a styled wig or style it yourself :/

veraca
01-22-2012, 08:40 AM
It's always better to style the wig yourself. Even styled wigs will come too long or too short for your particular taste or head-size.

I wanna thank this tutorial for helping me learn how to do Spiked Wigs :) It was a big help with Roxas, and flat out god-send with Axel.

Sammyzilla
02-03-2012, 02:46 PM
Very helpful! Thanks for posting this! :)

[lastwaltz]
02-10-2012, 08:54 PM
Thank you for the tutorial!

ROXASAURUS
04-20-2012, 02:42 PM
Great tutorial! However... Eva style is no longer in stock! And I REALLY wanted to crossplay Roxas. ; ; What do you suggest to this inexperienced cosplayer? :blubber: