I've heard "don't use your own hair! it always looks horrible!" over and over again. However that's always for just your own hair. I'm planning on using a combination of my hair and hair extensions for my cosplay. I'm going as Katara from Avatar the Last Airbender. I have really dark brown hair just like hers, and with hair extensions for beefing up the pony tail a bit, and creating the hair-loopies and bun do you think it would look that bad?
I did a preliminary run so see(roughly) what it would look like. It's my first time putting extensions in, and I know I'll want to go get a few things to make sure they stay in tight and secure, and that I'll need to make the braid tighter(and add the bun). But is it really all that bad?
The braid looks much shorter in the picture here because it's pulled around to the front, it's quite a bit longer when strait on my back.
If you've got your character's hairstyle and color why shouldn't you use your own hair?
Picture of me