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Unread 07-19-2013, 02:21 PM   #21001
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I never wear a wig cap, but I DO understand how it's supposed to sit and seeing people who wear it down to their eyebrows drives me up a wall.
Isn't it itchy? I've tried to go without a few times, but between that and the wig sliding around, I couldn't do it.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 03:19 PM   #21002
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Not really. The only problem I ever have is it slipping back occasionally, but it's an easy fix. Well, that and the heat. Which is solved by wetting the wig. (Any costume I need a wig for generally can look better and actually MORE in-character if it's wet.)
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Unread 07-19-2013, 03:43 PM   #21003
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I never wear a wig cap, but I DO understand how it's supposed to sit and seeing people who wear it down to their eyebrows drives me up a wall.
I don't wear one either, and you can't tell on me. I just pin my hair up/back and use got2b to keep it that way. I always buy thick enough wigs for one's hair to never be visible through it (and my hair, unless dyed, isn't what I would call dark). People who wear a wig that clearly doesn't even fit their head (so, you can clearly see the back of their head,etc.) is what drives me nuts. Maybe you didn't have the money for a larger Arda wig if you have a bigger head,but there's other ways to enlarge a cap, or use pins and toupee clips to keep it from riding up as much.

And my head is only itchy along the forehead edge of the wig, which a cap can't fix unless I want it showing. I usually just stick a little moleskin on it or use extra moisturizer to mitigate it.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 11:27 PM   #21004
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I wore a wig just once without a cap (forgot it) and it wasn't itchy at all. I won't do it again, if I can help it, just because I have a lot of hair and the cap makes it so much easier to keep it out of the way. When I did cap-free, I pulled it into a high ponytail, pinned it down in a spiral and then put about as much hairspray on as I used to before a ballet performance. My hair was a solid helmet. Not much wig itch could get through it. ^_^
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Unread 07-20-2013, 08:27 PM   #21005
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I don't really mind if someone goes without a wig cap and it isn't really noticeable, in fact I think that's awesome, but sometimes when I see a lot of someone's real hair sticking out, it irks me a bit.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 12:46 PM   #21006
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Meh on the discussion of wig and wig caps I am someone who has a VERY hard time finding wigs. I have super thick and wiry hair naturally and of course its very long, my hairline comes down very low on both my forehead and my neck. Even with a wig cap and an arda wig my hairline/wig cap still shows. It's completely frustrating! I've ordered 2 wigs from epiccosplay which someone who has much more cosplay experience then I told me caters to people with low hairlines but I haven't tried them on yet. I really hope these work for me otherwise I'm doomed to only cosplay characters with long hair and bangs so my real hair won't show through.

EDIT: A good example is to look at my Chi wig. You can definitely tell where the wig cap is under the bangs but I swear up and down that is where my hairline stops. >< I really have no idea what else to do other then hope epiccosplay will be my wig saviors.

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Unread 07-22-2013, 01:17 PM   #21007
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Meh on the discussion of wig and wig caps I am someone who has a VERY hard time finding wigs. I have super thick and wiry hair naturally and of course its very long, my hairline comes down very low on both my forehead and my neck. Even with a wig cap and an arda wig my hairline/wig cap still shows. It's completely frustrating! I've ordered 2 wigs from epiccosplay which someone who has much more cosplay experience then I told me caters to people with low hairlines but I haven't tried them on yet. I really hope these work for me otherwise I'm doomed to only cosplay characters with long hair and bangs so my real hair won't show through.

EDIT: A good example is to look at my Chi wig. You can definitely tell where the wig cap is under the bangs but I swear up and down that is where my hairline stops. >< I really have no idea what else to do other then hope epiccosplay will be my wig saviors.
Go down to Sally's Beauty, and buy a pack of wig clips. They're in the bulk hair/ weave section. You can sew them into the front hariline and back hairline of your wigs (they're like $3 for about 10 if I remember correctly). They're essentially little combs that snap shut, and they work wonders. My friends Lizzie and Robyn both have the same problem, and I've fit Robyn's hair into a wig as short as this using wig clips:
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2438876/
(She's the blonde, in case you couldn't tell).
Her hair at the time was mid back length, incredibly thick, wiry and very, VERY poofy.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 03:03 PM   #21008
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This is more along the lines of a convention pet peeve...but the lame-ass, awkward questions and failed attempts at cleverness that happen in panels. Seriously, I watched a few videos of panels from Comic Con and just cringed. People like that are why geeks as a whole get a bad rap...
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Unread 07-22-2013, 03:09 PM   #21009
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Go down to Sally's Beauty, and buy a pack of wig clips. They're in the bulk hair/ weave section. You can sew them into the front hariline and back hairline of your wigs (they're like $3 for about 10 if I remember correctly). They're essentially little combs that snap shut, and they work wonders. My friends Lizzie and Robyn both have the same problem, and I've fit Robyn's hair into a wig as short as this using wig clips:
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2438876/
(She's the blonde, in case you couldn't tell).
Her hair at the time was mid back length, incredibly thick, wiry and very, VERY poofy.
Oh my goodness no one has ever told me about these! Thank you!! It sounds like she has my hair exactly x_X. By the way do these work with wig caps?
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Unread 07-22-2013, 03:29 PM   #21010
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Oh my goodness no one has ever told me about these! Thank you!! It sounds like she has my hair exactly x_X. By the way do these work with wig caps?
Yes, they do. They work best with the netted kind, but work perfectly well with both.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 04:17 PM   #21011
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This is more along the lines of a convention pet peeve...but the lame-ass, awkward questions and failed attempts at cleverness that happen in panels. Seriously, I watched a few videos of panels from Comic Con and just cringed. People like that are why geeks as a whole get a bad rap...
Thank you for putting this into words. I love attending Q&A type panels for voice actors I like at conventions, but sometimes the fangirls/boys requesting them to say their catchphrases and all of the awkward or totally inappropriate questions make me consider just going to autograph signings unless they're a very specific person I want to see. It makes me cringe when I hear it on video, it makes me ashamed when it's from a group at a panel I'm with..it just isn't good. It's all about delivery and timing when it comes to jokes, people, and if you're unsure about it, don't do it.

Cosplay pet peeve: wig sellers having horribly improper color for wigs, such as the shadows on a character's hair being a darker color on the wig itself. Looking at you, Lucaille. I don't like this.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 04:24 PM   #21012
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Cosplay pet peeve: wig sellers having horribly improper color for wigs, such as the shadows on a character's hair being a darker color on the wig itself. Looking at you, Lucaille. I don't like this.
I agree.
When I bought the first Canada wig from the site I bought the outfit from, when I got it, it was by all leaps and bounds better suited for say...Italy. The wig was supposed to be blonde, and I got a rather ridiculously dark brown. At least it was useable for something else and I was able to find another wig that turned out to be ungodly perfect(damn that wig is soooo soft!), so it all panned out in the end.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 07:21 PM   #21013
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This is more along the lines of a convention pet peeve...but the lame-ass, awkward questions and failed attempts at cleverness that happen in panels. Seriously, I watched a few videos of panels from Comic Con and just cringed. People like that are why geeks as a whole get a bad rap...
Amen. I rarely panel because of the potential of a ruined experience, unless it's something I really need to bite the bullet for.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 07:43 PM   #21014
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Likewise with my last peeve, people who don't know how to act around the celebrity guests. I recall a time just sitting around BSing with Aaron Douglas from BSG when another fan came up and nerded out all over the guy. The dude just wanted to hang out and have a few drinks. If you get the rare opportunity to sit down and just shoot the shit with one of the guests and actually enjoy eachother's company, don't ruin it up by fanboying/girling out.
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Likewise with my last peeve, people who don't know how to act around the celebrity guests. I recall a time just sitting around BSing with Aaron Douglas from BSG when another fan came up and nerded out all over the guy. The dude just wanted to hang out and have a few drinks. If you get the rare opportunity to sit down and just shoot the shit with one of the guests and actually enjoy eachother's company, don't ruin it up by fanboying/girling out.
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