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Unread 03-24-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
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Wig Site Reviews: The Five Wits

OK did a search and couldn't even locate a "where to buy wigs" thread, so if there is one. I'm sorry...I tried. Also, Now, let me say, I did look here for a wig first and could not find a long black wig with long bangs that would work....atleast there wasn't one listed at the time.

But anyway, just wanted to give a Woot to The Five Wits
http://thefivewits.net/cosplay-wigs/

I recently purchased a wig from them for my Ling Yao cosplay. You'll likely pay about $20 more than if you bought from an Ebay seller, but it's so worth it. First, they're located in Pennsylvania...yes,that's IN the U.S. Second, I purchased my wig late Friday....by Monday I had a tracking number and my wig was on it's way. Here it is Thursday...of the same week, and , oh look, there's my wig. Too awesome! No waiting a month with hazy shipping from China.

OK, onto to quality. Overall I give the a solid B+ on quality.The materials they use are superb and For my purposes, this wig will work perfect, but it would need extra wefting in the top just above the bangs and in the back if you wanted to do an up-do. But those are really the only places where I found it thin. And mind you, it's ONLY thin if you pull the hair up, with it laying normal, you can't see the wefts at all. They even take the wefts all the way to the edge and even under the elastic, so it does a great job of hiding the elastic when you're wearing it. I can even pull it back into a low pony tail without showing anything. They also went through the trouble of making the "baby hair" along the back neckline. It tightens with the basic hook and loop adjuster found on most wigs. I can't wait to style and wear this wig with my cosplay!

Note: It appears that they do offer thicker wigs that are pre styled so this may just be normal for the style I chose.
OK pics:
This is the wig I bought called Dark and Stormy Night:
http://thefivewits.net/2010/06/a-dar...stormy-knight/

On the stand:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1301012529

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1301012529

Underneath:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1301012529

Here I'm pulling up the ear tab so you can see the hair wefted underneath it. Too cool:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1301012529

Here I have the wig pulled up into a "high" ponytail so you can see the baby hair along the bottom and the thinner wefting underneath:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1301012529]

And here I'm parting the hair just above the bangs to show the thinner wefting here:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1301012529

And without the hair parted,the wefts are completely hidden:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1301012551

Now for the fun part....wearing it (I still have to cut and style the bangs, so don't spaz):


http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1301012529

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1301012529

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1301012529
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Unread 03-24-2011, 08:25 PM   #2
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Glad you're happy with their products!

My friend also purchased from TheFiveWits! They're such an A+ group. She ordered the Sad Fluff Apocalypse aka Chrona from Soul Eater. It looked too good to be true. But OH MY GOD. It came out of the package already PERFECT. It looks just like the picture.
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Unread 03-25-2011, 08:32 AM   #3
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I ordered an Action Iced Demon Slayer from them but it didn't fit my head. T-T Great quality though.
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Unread 03-25-2011, 08:29 PM   #4
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Oh, they're located in PA? No wonder I saw them at Zenkaikon!

I bought a wig from them last week that is really nice quality. It's a high-ponytail wig with an extension in case you want the ponytail a bit longer. I think it was $35, and I don't consider that very expensive.

The one downfall is that it's a bit small for my head. I went back to them the day after I bought it, and all they could do was tell me to make sure my hair is kept as flat against my head as possible. Personally, I'm going to turn some of the extension that came with it into wefts to add to the back of it so that you can't see my hair or wig cap sticking out.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 01:46 PM   #5
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I am a huge fan of The Five Wits. They are my first stop for cosplays wigs, as they are such an amazing group.
I am the proud owner of three of their wigs: Audio Cherry Bubble Punch (for a Sakura Haruno cosplay), Ultra Pepperoni Shojo Blast (for a C.C. cosplay), and Yosh! Princely Hero Type (for an England cosplay), and all have been SUPERB.
Also, a friend of mine is on their website. If you go to the wig "Idealist Athlete Spin Kick", you can see one of my best friends. Oh! And the white shoulder is me xP. After you buy a wig at a con, they will usually ask if you'd like to be on their website. So nice!
The first two were purchased at cons, so I didn't have to deal with shipping. But I bought my England wig around Christmas time, and it came to me about two or three days after! And they even included these lovely hand-made charms as a thank you for Christmas!
I find the quality to be excellent, especially on long wigs. My C.C. wig did not become a ball of frizz and tangles after the con like my first wig did, and I detanlged it with ease, and it's ready for it's next con!
I highly reccomend them, they are a lovely group of sellers. Plus it's nice to support American sellers as well ^^

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Unread 03-27-2011, 03:08 PM   #6
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Plus it's nice to support American sellers as well ^^
A++++ to that!!

As for size, maybe it's different with each of their wigs. I found the size to be the same as my Edward wig and looks about the same as most other wigs I saw. Not sure, I have limited experience with wigs.
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Unread 03-28-2011, 09:58 AM   #7
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I had one great experience with those guys. I order an Ichigo wig Known as Strawberry Neko Bankai Crush wig for my brother and people at the last convention we went to, love it. So Im like eager to buy there Quincy Sparkle Glasses Flash wig next time I saved moneY. That way I don't have to cut my hair ever so often
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I had one great experience with those guys. I order an Ichigo wig Known as Strawberry Neko Bankai Crush wig for my brother and people at the last convention we went to, love it. So Im like eager to buy there Quincy Sparkle Glasses Flash wig next time I saved moneY. That way I don't have to cut my hair ever so often
I have also ordered the Ichigo wig from them, I am very happy with it. (Ichigo cosplay in my profile if anyone is interested, example pics also found on their site!)
Definiately going to order from them in the future too!
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Unread 04-04-2011, 11:24 AM   #9
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BTW: They just posted up a bunch of new wigs.
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I can't believe I never heard of this store ^.^
I think I may buy the Action Iced Demon Slayer wig when I get ready to do my Allen cosplay 8D
I like the shirts too ^.^
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I have also ordered the Ichigo wig from them, I am very happy with it. (Ichigo cosplay in my profile if anyone is interested, example pics also found on their site!)
Definiately going to order from them in the future too!
Yeah No kidding. I have bought other wigs in the past from other website and total fail. This one was good and not expensive either.
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Unread 04-09-2011, 11:12 PM   #12
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cool, such good reviews. I'm saving for their Ciel-Phantom wig if anyone wants to do a review
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I have 5 wigs from them and I've been very happy with them so far.
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Just bought the last Stocking wig from there since the one I got from Moemall turned out to be horrible quality.

Can't wait to get it, happy there are good reviews for this place.
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My experience with China based cosplay-wigs was positive, but it's nice to see a small American based wig seller. I've been looking to purchase the "Yosh! Princely Hero Type" for my Tamaki and Eiri Yuki cosplays.. but was wondering about the color. Im interested in more of a natural blonde, not gold.. so I hope that the color is what Im searching for when I place my order. I JUST received a blonde Twiggy from the awesome Kayla on here but was not impressed with the quality. Good thing I bought it a bit cheaper, I guess. LockedxxHeart, your Arthur wig looks great, btw!
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