Yeah, there's really no one way to do a wig, there's just choosing the way that you feel comfortable using and finding the best product that will get you the results you want.
I think you will do great with an arda base wig and extensions. Their fiber texture is rougher than epics and is meant more for spiking. I have spiked epic wigs before, but they take more work since the fiber is softer/silkier and meant to prevent tangling. Ardas wigs were definitely for spiking and back combing, several of their styles are specifically meant for that and they only recently started carrying the longer styles for variety.
This is a site that has some colour ring info that might help you compare/choose your burgundy.