Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Construction > Wigs and Hair

Reply
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 3 votes, 5.00 average.
Unread 04-19-2013, 11:07 PM   #1
solstis
Cat-dragon , Cosplayer
 
solstis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,499
Help! Skin top wigs?

I Ordered a wig and it is on it's way to my house. But in reading the information i see it has a skin top and I'm freaking out XD because I think that means it will Look like it's growing out of my scalp and you can see the wigs 'scalp'. but I don't really know...

SO, someone please tell me.
Does Skin top mean you can sew the wigs scalp and it looks human?
or
Only that it's special in the way it can be parted any way you need?
Because I've started looking for a replacement wig worrying that it'll have a light skinned skin top , because I'm not light skinned >_<;;

thank you :3
__________________
***
... And to answer that question "Yes I live here and have nothing better to do "
Next Convention: Otakon

Current WIP - Child Luna /manga (sailor Moon ) *** Kanaria Rosen maiden***

Somehow I really want to say darn it I kinda just want to be a Neko girl all weekend.........
Thursday ?
Friday AM :: Pm Eevee
Saturday am? Pm Sylveon
Sunday IDK

Backup : Rocker Pikachu


postponed WIP
Makoto - Street Fighter
Felicia again ...
solstis is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Unread 04-19-2013, 11:33 PM   #2
ShinobiXikyu
Embroidery Enthusiast
 
ShinobiXikyu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 14,144
It depends how big the skin top is- large skintops can be a bit of an issue for matching skintone, and they tend to look like, as said, natural scalp and a natural hair part on a wig. MOST wigs come with a "button" skintop, which is just a little circle at the very top and centre about an inch across. It's almost invisible, it just make the wig look slightly more realistic at the very top. It won't part nearly as well as a large one would, however, and generally doesn't show.
As an example, my Zexion wig here has a large skintop and thus looks like real parted hair on my head (I've fooled a lot of people with that wig) - http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2325671/
My elf ranger wig here, has a "Button" skintop- http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3239780/
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moofingham View Post
There is a vibe here that says "We're in this together! Through thick and thin fabric! Through cold water washes and burning hot irons! Though we might super glue ourselves to our projects, cut holes/gashes/oh-god-mom's-gonna-kill-me into the dining room table, we will stand strong together. Unless there is a 75% off sale at the Fabric store. Then you're on your own. And get the hell out of my way." <3
Artist alley, costumes, businessey things--> http://whimsicalsquidco.deviantart.com/
ShinobiXikyu is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-20-2013, 04:37 AM   #3
solstis
Cat-dragon , Cosplayer
 
solstis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,499
So I might get lucky depending what style it is. I won't be able to fool anyone XXD
Since I don't really need it to part. The wig has Hime style bangs and that's what I needed.

Thanks so much :3
__________________
***
... And to answer that question "Yes I live here and have nothing better to do "
Next Convention: Otakon

Current WIP - Child Luna /manga (sailor Moon ) *** Kanaria Rosen maiden***

Somehow I really want to say darn it I kinda just want to be a Neko girl all weekend.........
Thursday ?
Friday AM :: Pm Eevee
Saturday am? Pm Sylveon
Sunday IDK

Backup : Rocker Pikachu


postponed WIP
Makoto - Street Fighter
Felicia again ...
solstis is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-20-2013, 07:34 AM   #4
Kelley
Devil of Details
 
Kelley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5,449
What colour is the wig and what style ?

Most of the time you can't even see it, and you might be able to darken it.

I don't know how much of a contrast it would be on your skin tone, but it's pretty common for people's scalps to look a little lighter - so it might not even draw attention even if it could be seen.
__________________
Disclaimer : This post written by a Grumpy Old Man

Actually in the pipes:
- Remaking Ser Loras doublet.
- Luke Skywalker, A New Hope
- Wind Waker starter costume in swim material
Eventually: Paul from Dune, Faramir, Harry Sullivan
Kelley is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-20-2013, 12:25 PM   #5
Jei-Cos
Jei-Cos
 
Jei-Cos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 10,760
Idk about anywhere else, but all of the skintop arda wigs I have, you can't see the skintop..They specifically make them so you can't..No idea about anywhere else though. I'd assume they should make them the same, but you never know..
__________________
Cosplay DA Regular DA Cosplay Group DA Tumblr Commissions Here
Kumoricon 2015:
-Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
-Peach (Super Smash bros 3DS)
-Gohan (DBZ, Cell Saga, Either SSJ1 or SSJ2)
-Nepgear (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
Jei-Cos is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-20-2013, 10:35 PM   #6
Oniigiri_Basket
Fangirl Extraordinaire
 
Oniigiri_Basket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,376
I've got quite a few Arda wigs with extremely obvious skin tops, the Eowyn for one...
__________________
Anime Midwest cosplay: Armin + young Armin Arlert (Attack on Titan), Madoka Kaname (Madoka Magica), Mayoi Hachikuji (Bakemonogatari)
Oniigiri_Basket is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-21-2013, 08:24 AM   #7
solstis
Cat-dragon , Cosplayer
 
solstis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,499
it is a long black wavy wig, the contrast would be noticeable because I have dark skin, if it can be seen. I guess I'll have to see when it comes.

I wish people would take proper pictures of wigs to show the skin to p if it has one and the cap style T_T I'm asking too much aren't I?
__________________
***
... And to answer that question "Yes I live here and have nothing better to do "
Next Convention: Otakon

Current WIP - Child Luna /manga (sailor Moon ) *** Kanaria Rosen maiden***

Somehow I really want to say darn it I kinda just want to be a Neko girl all weekend.........
Thursday ?
Friday AM :: Pm Eevee
Saturday am? Pm Sylveon
Sunday IDK

Backup : Rocker Pikachu


postponed WIP
Makoto - Street Fighter
Felicia again ...
solstis is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-21-2013, 09:29 AM   #8
Oniigiri_Basket
Fangirl Extraordinaire
 
Oniigiri_Basket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,376
Depends on where you buy it. Some places show very clear pictures of the skintop -- I can think of a couple of Japanese shops that do. Typically, a skintop is considered a plus, so sellers often want to show them off.

If it ends up being way too light -- and I don't know if this will work since I've never used Sharpies with wigs, so maybe someone with more experience can confirm whether or not this would work -- maybe you could get a marker and tint the skintop a darker color?
__________________
Anime Midwest cosplay: Armin + young Armin Arlert (Attack on Titan), Madoka Kaname (Madoka Magica), Mayoi Hachikuji (Bakemonogatari)
Oniigiri_Basket is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-28-2013, 03:39 AM   #9
Miasan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 82
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oniigiri_Basket View Post
Depends on where you buy it. Some places show very clear pictures of the skintop -- I can think of a couple of Japanese shops that do. Typically, a skintop is considered a plus, so sellers often want to show them off.

If it ends up being way too light -- and I don't know if this will work since I've never used Sharpies with wigs, so maybe someone with more experience can confirm whether or not this would work -- maybe you could get a marker and tint the skintop a darker color?
Yes it will! Katie Bair used sharpies to darken the color of the skin top on a Anthy Himemiya (Utena) wig
Miasan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-28-2013, 09:58 AM   #10
solstis
Cat-dragon , Cosplayer
 
solstis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,499
Thanks thats good to know. I'll have to keep my eye out for a sharpie just in case.

I've been looking around ebay for my wigs (since my go-to online shops prices went up) and am finding a few the show the cap but none the skintop XD theres a .01 % itd match me anyway. 'Classic cap' didn't mean anything to me up to 5 days ago. It's supposed to be here in a few days .... so I'll see
__________________
***
... And to answer that question "Yes I live here and have nothing better to do "
Next Convention: Otakon

Current WIP - Child Luna /manga (sailor Moon ) *** Kanaria Rosen maiden***

Somehow I really want to say darn it I kinda just want to be a Neko girl all weekend.........
Thursday ?
Friday AM :: Pm Eevee
Saturday am? Pm Sylveon
Sunday IDK

Backup : Rocker Pikachu


postponed WIP
Makoto - Street Fighter
Felicia again ...
solstis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:57 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.