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Unread 11-15-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Looking for a Cheshire (Pandora Hearts) wig!

Hi! So, I'm just starting a Cheshire cosplay and the thing I'm most stuck on at the moment is the wig. Here's some refs:

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...Cheshire11.png
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/.../Cheshire2.png
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...Cheshire25.png

The only one I could find on ebay was this:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pandora-H...em3a7ac9 823b

To me, that looks more brown than the red-black Cheshire has. And I'd also like to have the wig and ears separate - I can make ears easily and I've dyed stuff before, so I don't have any problems with dying material to match the wig. If I can't find anything else I'll use the ebay wig, but I don't particularly like it. Any ideas?

Also, I've heard of being able to dye wigs. Would it be possible for me to just get a very dark grey/brown wig and dye it to have the red tinge I want?

Thanks!
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Unread 11-16-2012, 10:51 PM   #2
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Arda has a color called Mahogany 104, which is a dark, reddish brown.
If you want to dye a wig, start with a red one, and dye it darker brown/black. Or start with a lighter brown wig, and dye it dark red/black. You wont be able to add a lighter color to a dark wig.
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Unread 11-16-2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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Arda has a color called Mahogany 104, which is a dark, reddish brown.
If you want to dye a wig, start with a red one, and dye it darker brown/black. Or start with a lighter brown wig, and dye it dark red/black. You wont be able to add a lighter color to a dark wig.
I agree on that color. It looks amazingly correct..

I'll expand on that and say if you go that way, use the Magnum. It's thick enough and if you want to make the "ears" out of the hair like the ebay listing, you have more then enough wig hair to work with there.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 12:39 AM   #4
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Thanks so much, both of you! I haven't bought a wig off Arda before, though I've heard of it, so I didn't think to check there.

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I'll expand on that and say if you go that way, use the Magnum. It's thick enough and if you want to make the "ears" out of the hair like the ebay listing, you have more then enough wig hair to work with there.
Any idea if the Magnum Long has the same kind of thickness? The Magnum looks a bit short for what I want but being able to rough up/spike the wig in general is going to be necessary.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 12:52 AM   #5
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Yes that wig is just as thick. It's just longer is all..
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