Part of this is just me thinking out loud and seeing what comes back, and part of this is me genuinely asking for advice.
So, I'm going to cosplay Merida
for a con sometime this year. (Not for quite a while, so I have time to work on this) And after having decided for sure that I'm using an Arda wig (I absolutely love their stuff), I'm left with three options. One is my "practical" option, and two are my "OH GOD WANT" options.
The practical option is just getting the Merry wig in Pumpkin and teasing it, like this girl did: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ardawig...57631793465536
To this, I would probably add a couple of wefts of lighter colour just for effect, since Merida's hair is very dimensional.
The first "OH GOD WANT" option (and my absolute favourite) is this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ardawig...57629855627173
She got the Glinda wig and two curly clips and added them together. I absolutely love the affect of this, but I'm worried about if I'll actually be able to do it (skills-wise), and if I'll be able to afford it.
The second "OH GOD WANT" option is more just for the potential challenge of creating it, because I like to torture myself with my costumes for some reason: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ardawig...57629855627173
THIS lovely woman took the Glinda wig on top and the Claudia wig on the bottom. And crap, guys, it worked.
My favourite option really is the second, but I'm worried it's gonna get to pricey, and I'm not even sure how she got it to look like that, so I wouldn't know what I was doing. Would I need the long curly clip?
If I were to do that, I'd probably get the long curly clip and then just make the curls tighter myself, since the Glinda wig isn't long enough, and the regular one wouldn't really extend the length any.
I'm sorry. I'm kind of having massive OCD moments about her hair because it really is Merida's defining physical aspect.
Any advice, personal experience, or opinions are welcome. ^_^