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Unread 09-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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Smile Is this a good wig?

I'm in the planning process of a Loki (Avengers) cosplay. The "formal" Loki not his armour.

http://www.film.com/wp-content/uploa...ngers-loki.jpg (reference for you guys )

And I was thinking for a wig to slick back that is NOT a lace front would be this one here: http://arda-wigs.com/collections/malinda in black. I browsed through the gallery for that wig and it looks like it would be good for slicking back.
However I am open to suggestions that are not lace front. One they are expensive, and two I'm afraid of messing up an expensive wig like that.
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Unread 09-23-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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yeah u just gotta get it wet tho and style it a little lolz (dies)
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Unread 09-23-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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I think I need to chime in here a little and give a fair warning about that wig..
It is HUGE..Like I have to ewear Arda's wigs because they fit be best..But that wig is too big on me. Like I have a 23.5in head and I can still fit my hand in the wig when it's on. If you want arda's quality and one you can push back like that, I would go with the Jeteth Lacefront. It's basically the same thing. The big difference though, is that the Melinda is made in the back to spike up straight. If you lay it down the wefts show, so that's another reason it wouldn't work. Other lace front wigs from other companies would also be good to look at. I don't buy them because I can't afford them, so I can't really tell you where they sell them..Ebay is a good start though..You can also try epiccosplay.com they have a lot of good wigs.
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Unread 09-23-2012, 07:27 PM   #4
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In reference to huge size arda wigs that don't fit people's heads because they are too big

http://envelcosplay.deviantart.com/g...87238#/d4y00qg
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Unread 09-23-2012, 08:04 PM   #5
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In reference to huge size arda wigs that don't fit people's heads because they are too big

http://envelcosplay.deviantart.com/g...87238#/d4y00qg
This is a good tutorial evaunit. I think I will use this for mine and use the wig for something else..
OP, if you want to do the work involved in this tutorial, then Yes the melinda could work.
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The big difference though, is that the Melinda is made in the back to spike up straight. If you lay it down the wefts show, so that's another reason it wouldn't work.
Actually no.. You can slick it back and the wefts won't show. As you can see in the picture. It actually shows more if you spike it up and you're looking down into the wig. Arda's wigs are thick, but not thick-thick so you won't see wefts looking down into it. But definitely thick enough to slick back.
Though it does seem standard that every Arda "specialty" wig will be way too large and you'll have to resize it if that bothers you.

I would say that that's a good pick though
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Unread 09-23-2012, 08:46 PM   #7
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Well I am going off the one I HAVE. It is styled like cloud strife, And the areas that are spiked are not showing wefts, but the back is slicked back and the wefts show. It's not a lot by any means, but they do still show.
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Thanks everyone...the reason I'm so gung hoe about Arda is because I have extremely curly hair that is VERY thick. I usually have to get a hair cut before wearing a costume out(cons....Halloween) and about....which I really don't want to have to do constantly. Even after compressing my hair in a wig cap mast wigs are EXTREMLY tight on me (all the wigs that I have purchased from Amphigory are tight on me) So all in all that wig is good for Loki?
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Unread 09-23-2012, 11:06 PM   #9
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I don't know if their lacefront wigs have a mesh cap like their ponytail/pigtail wigs do, but if they don't, that alteration method will not work. It's similar, but not quite the same. I've messed up a wig trying to do that.

You'll want to just cut the elastic at the sides. Use a seam ripper to remove a couple of the wefts temporarily, cut off however much elastic you need to, sew up the space between, then sew the wefts back on.
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