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Unread 12-14-2010, 04:45 AM   #1865
kiratsukai
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Name of Merchant: Zephyr
Website: http://www.rakuten.ne.jp/gold/zephyr1/ *Japan and international (cosplay.com shopping handles zephyr wigs as well)
Items ordered: Non heat-resistant Short Waffle in dark brown, 2 Cosmode magazines, a pair of school shoes with yellow trim.
Links to picture(s) of your items recieved: wig

Timeline (how long your order took to process): The order was placed through Zephyr's Rakuten storefront. I requested a set shipping date and time a week after my order and there were no hitches. Shipping was within Japan.

All of my requested items arrived together, well-packed and undamaged. The Cosmode magazines were individually wrapped and unbent. The shoes came packed in their own box and the wig was secured in a plastic bag and wrapped with a hairnet. A black wig cap was also included at no extra charge.

Zephyr included a free gift of jewelled cellphone decals.

Pros: Unlike with lighter colors, the wig cap doesn't look sparse or bare. For this particular character, The Mad Hatter from "are you alice?", the color, cut and style are pretty much spot-on.

The flat 3,000 yen for all standard zephyr wigs is quite reasonable.

The shoes are a bit small, but I knew what I was getting into. They're meant for elementary schoolers and only go up to 24cm. I wear a 25.5. They still cram onto my feet and will work for photo shoots :P

Cons: This particular character called for a ratty, wavy style and this wig delivers... but I can't for the life of me imagine wanting this wig for a different character. It's kind of... rough-looking ^^;;; Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it exists!!! But at the same time, I have to wonder what Zephyr's thinking :P

The wig is fairly thinly wefted and won't hold up to heavy styling.

Final Comments: Zephyr is great for wigs that will be worn under hats, used for layered wigs, starter wigs, budget wigs and for a wide variety of wig parts in rarer colors. I think darker colors lend themselves better to hiding the sparse sections on the top of the wig cap, so I'll add that you can probably get away with darker-toned wigs even without hats or manipulation. Zephyr's wide selection of weirder wigs certainly saved me this time and I'll definately go to them in the future for things I suspect no one else would ever sell.

Final Grade: A
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