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Unread 05-05-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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Luke Fon Fabre/N Wig Help?

Hey guys. (Dang, haven't been on this website for a while. @_@)

I'm currently looking for a Luke Fon Fabre (Tales of the Abyss)
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...onia/HELLO.jpg

I cannot find a wig of this color/length that can be styled. Hopefully someone can be of some help? I was going to go with some form of red on Arda, but lately I'm hearing their wigs are quite thin. So considering I need to spike the top, I don't know if that would go down well...
(Real reference) http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/20...ny-d45xddu.jpg
I asked the cosplayer, and they said they used FantasySheep. However, FS does not have any red wigs that are even partially similar to what I need in length or color. So if you guys are familiar with a shade of red/orange like that in the photo, that'd be awesome too.

I'm also in need of a wig for N (Pokemon)
http://thepocketplayers.com/wp-conte...318031917N.png
I've seen a few around, and this is second priority to my Luke wig, but if someone has experience with it, it might be more useful than grabbing one blindly.

Help is appreciated greatly.
Also, if possible since both wigs are long, if you're aware of any wigs that fit the looks but don't tangle, that would be 10x more beneficial. @_@
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Unread 05-05-2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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Hey guys. (Dang, haven't been on this website for a while. @_@)

I'm currently looking for a Luke Fon Fabre (Tales of the Abyss)
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...onia/HELLO.jpg

I cannot find a wig of this color/length that can be styled. Hopefully someone can be of some help? I was going to go with some form of red on Arda, but lately I'm hearing their wigs are quite thin. So considering I need to spike the top, I don't know if that would go down well...
(Real reference) http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/20...ny-d45xddu.jpg
I asked the cosplayer, and they said they used FantasySheep. However, FS does not have any red wigs that are even partially similar to what I need in length or color. So if you guys are familiar with a shade of red/orange like that in the photo, that'd be awesome too.

I'm also in need of a wig for N (Pokemon)
http://thepocketplayers.com/wp-conte...318031917N.png
I've seen a few around, and this is second priority to my Luke wig, but if someone has experience with it, it might be more useful than grabbing one blindly.

Help is appreciated greatly.
Also, if possible since both wigs are long, if you're aware of any wigs that fit the looks but don't tangle, that would be 10x more beneficial. @_@

There's an N one
http://thefivewits.net/2011/06/diabo...kuma-princess/

As far as Luke....maybe something from www.epiccosplay.com
That one could possibly be dyed?
http://www.epiccosplay.com/26-white-...splay-wig.html

Sorry I'm not too much help ^^;
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Unread 05-06-2013, 06:14 AM   #3
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There's an N one
http://thefivewits.net/2011/06/diabo...kuma-princess/

As far as Luke....maybe something from www.epiccosplay.com
That one could possibly be dyed?
http://www.epiccosplay.com/26-white-...splay-wig.html

Sorry I'm not too much help ^^;
The one you sent me for N is the one I was considering. But from a friends experience a lot of those wigs tangle a lot more than normal wigs of any kind should. So I'm skeptical from buying there. ._.;;
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Unread 05-06-2013, 07:55 AM   #4
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The wig I order for a commissionee was this wig tho its dark red because she wanted the luke version where he comes back at the end of the games.

http://matchwigs.com/home/150-cariss...tml#/color-red

it has plenty hair except for the top part. I have to grab bits of hair to make his spikes but overall its not such a bad wig. If you want them more thicker, you'll have to either get wefts or a second wig to add to the base wig.

as for fivewitswigs, I haven't had any trouble with their wigs being tangle. Perhaps its the long wigs since I haven't the chance to buy one, but Im sure with a quick brushing it be fine.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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Long wig you should all way pretreat.
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=185958

For Luke moat coaplayers buy a long wig and sew in wefts of a lighter shade. The cosplayer you kin did that as well.
http://www.cosplay.com/costume/387513/

I use one of these as a base wig,
http://www.epiccosplay.com/40-dark-r...splay-wig.html
http://www.epiccosplay.com/athena-40...splay-wig.html

And one of these as your wefts on gold or yellow.
http://www.epiccosplay.com/45-autumn...extension.html
http://www.epiccosplay.com/50-rich-b...splay-wig.html



N's hair is strange, like he has a short haircut with a thick ponytail/rats tail.

I was think use this wig and attached a this ponytail.
http://www.epiccosplay.com/12-ecto-g...splay-wig.html
http://www.epiccosplay.com/15-dark-p...pon-clone.html
^ just take out the hair clip, sew thew elastic into a tube and attache it to your wig.

Also the one that TeaForThought linked should be ok a you will be tying the hair into a ponytail.
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Regarding that Luke cosplayer, it's looks like both the base wig and extensions were the same color, then dyed red; the extensions were gradient dyed. Then she sewed the extensions to the base wig, styled everything, then added the paint job to the top spikes. It's a fair amount of work, but the end result looks great.
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I know the cosplayer and it just layering the hair carefully layer juts enough hair to do the tips bassically. The colour gradient is done with layer out the red. No paint involved, just that the tips are style in tacky glue to hold the pointy shape.

Here a close up of thew wig. It was a lot of work put into it for the layering.
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3015898/
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I must be seeing hairspray that looks yellow for some reason...Impresive work either way!
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Yeah the glue make it look crusty. lol

That is an option though, to airbrush yellow acrylic paint on the tips of the wig.
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I know the cosplayer and it just layering the hair carefully layer juts enough hair to do the tips bassically. The colour gradient is done with layer out the red. No paint involved, just that the tips are style in tacky glue to hold the pointy shape.

Here a close up of thew wig. It was a lot of work put into it for the layering.
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3015898/
Which wig that you sent me for Luke, do you think would match better with Chibi_Mony's wig?
It's so good so I want to mimic the color as much as possible. (Simply because I've never seen anything so perfect that resembles a real-life version (Yes, real life. Lol) of Luke's hair.)
The two you sent me, in my eyes, is pretty red. :X Perhaps I'm just viewing it wrong?
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Unread 05-06-2013, 05:28 PM   #11
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When I did my Luke wig I bought a blonde punky wig, a 60+ inch blonde wig and I had a 40-ish inch blonde wig. I dyed the red in and merged all the wigs together, putting the longer wefts in the back and such.

Good luck with Luke's wig! It's a pain, but its so worth it!
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If Epic had more wigs in their Tea Green color, I'd recommend that, but the only one they carry is out of stock. Maybe you could try asking them to put up a few more in that shade, plus extensions? I feel like making N's wig too fluorescent is a really common mistake a lot of people make.
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If Epic had more wigs in their Tea Green color, I'd recommend that, but the only one they carry is out of stock. Maybe you could try asking them to put up a few more in that shade, plus extensions? I feel like making N's wig too fluorescent is a really common mistake a lot of people make.
Considering I need both wigs by the end of May to even style them, I don't think that's in my range of possibility.
From talking it over with a friend, I think the best course of action is to gamble with Apple Red off Arda. (Jareth wig) due to it having layers.

My only issue if the potential of it not being full enough, so I'll buy a few wefts I suppose.
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From Epic i day Dark Red but from Arda I would go with Dark Copper red. Their is a brassy tone to the wig colour she used but it much more natural looking then his shade.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ardawig...7626359341552/

For wefts I would go with Light Blonde.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ardawig...7626359331896/

When sewing in extension make sure to strategically place them in the middle of any hair grouping for his spike and the back of the wig.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 07:26 PM   #15
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From Epic i day Dark Red but from Arda I would go with Dark Copper red. Their is a brassy tone to the wig colour she used but it much more natural looking then his shade.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ardawig...7626359341552/

For wefts I would go with Light Blonde.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ardawig...7626359331896/

When sewing in extension make sure to strategically place them in the middle of any hair grouping for his spike and the back of the wig.
I would have loved to get Copper Red, sadly they don't have a long Jareth for it.
I decided that I would stick with Apple Red (Ordered it last night) and I can just dye it a bit darker and then since it's still light enough, I could spray paint the tips/try to dye them orangey.
As for the N wig, I went with what the first person who suggested it sent over. It was my first choice so I guess I can take a gamble on that one too.
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