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Unread 11-11-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Turning this into a Karkat Vantas wig

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170937610909...84.m1439.l2649
I'm going to cut this into a Karkat wig *was short on cash and this was the best I could for the amount I had >.>*
But anyway any tips? I'm still very new to cutting wigs.
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Unread 11-11-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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I would say layer it and have it look choppy on the ends.
Also use some Got2B hair glue for the spikes
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Unread 11-12-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, that doesn't look like a spikable wig, without lots of teasing and hairspray.
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Unread 11-12-2012, 11:29 PM   #4
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Layer it and get some gel to spike it, and tease it a bit. With time and styling, it should turn out good enough.
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Unread 11-24-2012, 02:55 AM   #5
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okay, I'm trying to save up to get got2b hair glue spray to style it right and I defintly planned to layer...though I'm technically stylle learning how to do that.
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Unread 11-24-2012, 05:40 PM   #6
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I'm gonna say do not get that wig if you are looking to spike it. It will not spike well at all. I would say go arda or epiccosplay if you want good spikable wigs..Also, if you really wanna go ebay, there are better spikable wigs to buy..
I had a wig that was similar in shine and probably around the same silkyness, and it would not spike at all. even with got2be glue and got2be spray
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Unread 11-30-2012, 05:20 PM   #7
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already bought it..but I kind of noticed that when I was trying to style wig I already own that was simalar to that wig...as for Arda wigs...I don't have that kind of money..so I ushally stick with ebay >.> I would only spend that much on a long wig...I'm cheap
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Unread 11-30-2012, 08:19 PM   #8
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already bought it..but I kind of noticed that when I was trying to style wig I already own that was simalar to that wig...as for Arda wigs...I don't have that kind of money..so I ushally stick with ebay >.> I would only spend that much on a long wig...I'm cheap
So you're saying that kind of wig won't style easy right? Just like I said?
That's what being cheap gets you..Cheap stuff..If you want to really have a good cosplay you have to learn to dish cash or it will be terrible. I mean, you can do whatever you want, but if you are gonna ask then not take the advice, why ask?
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Unread 11-30-2012, 08:32 PM   #9
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Well I found a american based like site that has good wigs..so I'm gonna buy from them..it's gonna cost me 30...but I guess it's worth it
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Unread 12-02-2012, 05:01 PM   #10
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arda costs 30 for its short wigs too ^^ also in america
and i can say personally their wig are super thick!
so if the one you found isnt well known i say go with arda~?
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Unread 12-02-2012, 09:32 PM   #11
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So you're saying that kind of wig won't style easy right? Just like I said?
That's what being cheap gets you..Cheap stuff..If you want to really have a good cosplay you have to learn to dish cash or it will be terrible. I mean, you can do whatever you want, but if you are gonna ask then not take the advice, why ask?
Look, they obviously didn't know better. That really came off as quite rude. And besides, they didn't ask for advice on which wig to buy, they asked for advice on how to style the one they had.

Anyway, OP, it's good you decided to put money out for a good wig. ^^ You'll find that, typically in this hobby, the cheaper something is, the worse it will turn out, unfortunately. Cheaper wigs are cheaper for a reason -- the materials aren't as well-made (and subsequently look cheap, shiny, and tacky) and so don't cost much. Plus, a wig has to be really thick to be able to spike without additional wefting, which I'll go ahead and say right now is a big pain in the butt. XD The best place to buy wigs (if you're in the US, at least) is Arda and Epic Cosplay, who both have very thick wigs, some of which are even specially designed to be spiked.

Also, just a word of caution -- be careful when buying wigs (and cosplay, as well) from eBay. A lot of sellers steal photos from sites like Taobao, so you won't get at all what's pictured. (Trust me, I went through this quite a lot.) These sellers will also often make multiple accounts on a grand scale, which makes it even harder to find the good ones. When buying on eBay, first look through the seller's feedback (though this, unfortunately, isn't always entirely accurate), do research to make sure the photos aren't stolen, stuff like that. ^^"

Good luck with your styling!

EDIT: Just noticed this thread is kind of old. I saw it on the first page and thought it was new. >.> Sorry!
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Unread 12-03-2012, 12:54 AM   #12
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lol it's good. Your suggestions are very helpful. I'm actually getting a wig from Epic Cosplay hopfully.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 01:13 AM   #13
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Epiccosplay is actually my second favorite seller. Their wigs are so thick. I don't use them on spiking wigs so I dont know how well they spike, but good luck
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