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Unread 09-01-2008, 05:12 PM   #46
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I have a question ^.^; Do you have to mix the sharpie ink with alcohol? or can you just pop the cap off and color..I'm looking to just do some multicolored streaks on my blue wig.
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Unread 09-04-2008, 05:28 PM   #47
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Does the dye completely cover the fibers with it's color, or does it blend with the color of the fibers? (For example, using blue dye on a yellow wig turning it green.)

I'm using a green wig and am wanting to dye it to this color. I was thinking of using a Turqoise color sharpie. Depending on the answer to the above question, I don't know if it'll work.
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Unread 09-04-2008, 06:30 PM   #48
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Dyes are transluscent (though the darker colors of dye are slightly less, and the blending will cut down a bit if you keep layering it on through multiple applications.) So yeah, you're going to get some blending.
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Unread 09-04-2008, 08:53 PM   #49
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Dyes are transluscent (though the darker colors of dye are slightly less, and the blending will cut down a bit if you keep layering it on through multiple applications.) So yeah, you're going to get some blending.
Thank you, Lothlin. I'll try turquoise then. If it doesn't work I'll just wash it out.
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Unread 09-04-2008, 09:00 PM   #50
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*nods* yup, washing it out is pretty simple, and sharpies are cheap, so it's not much harm done if you don't get it right the first time ^^. Good luck!
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Unread 09-09-2008, 10:53 PM   #51
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So say I have a golden blonde wig, but it mainly has to be brown with two large blonde streaks. Does golden blonde take well with brown sharpies and will the brown sharpie colored parts bleed into the blonde parts of the wig if I use a hair spray product on them afterwards? (Or just ever the brown bleed into the blonde at any point after it's dry?)
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Unread 09-10-2008, 05:35 PM   #52
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Wow! I just did a sharpie test sample on a peice of blonde wig that I had trimmed off and I was really impressed with how well the ink took!!! When I ran the cold water over it there was hardly even any color lost!

So I'm thinking that I will most definently be using this for me Neliel wig (using that wonderful seafoam sharpie on a blonde wig seems a lot less hassle then trying to find that right color of greeny-aqua)

My only question is, are there wig spikers and such that DO NOT make all that wonderful sharpie ink bleed out? Because if I color my own Washu wig I'll need to do HEAVY styling afterwards...
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Unread 09-13-2008, 10:45 PM   #53
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This thread is love <3 There were a couple of things I was a little unsure of and they seemed too trivial to create threads about, but I found the answers I was looking for here. Thank you!
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Unread 09-15-2008, 05:37 PM   #54
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I have a question. This is who I'm cosplaying http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...untitled-2.jpg
This was the recommended wig http://www.amphigory.com/wig_color_excitable.html

I can't buy the wig so I was gonna try a dye one to match using Sharpies since it worked so well for my other wigs.
I don't really know what color sharpies to buy...What do you guys recommend?
Should I buy a white/blonde wig and buy and combine colors to match? What colors would I buy to get the right color?
You think I can buy a light pink wig or a light purple wig and use either pink or purple sharpies to get the right color?
Thanks for any help.
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Is the Angela 750 one of those eleora wigs with the special coating to make the wave permanent? Has anyone tried dying one? The wig isn't taking my dye at all, and it just makes my wig wet. Am I supposed to let the dye sit more than 4 hours or can I use it right away? I used 12oz alcohol and 4 sharpies already, maybe I should use one more?

I'm at a loss.
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Unread 09-24-2008, 09:43 PM   #56
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Is the Angela 750 one of those eleora wigs with the special coating to make the wave permanent? Has anyone tried dying one? The wig isn't taking my dye at all, and it just makes my wig wet. Am I supposed to let the dye sit more than 4 hours or can I use it right away? I used 12oz alcohol and 4 sharpies already, maybe I should use one more?

I'm at a loss.
The Angela 750 is made of eleora, but has no coating for a permanent style and is compeletely dyable. What do you mean by "use it right away"? Are you trying to rinse it before the dye has dried? I always let the wig completely dry after spraying on/dunking it in the dye before rinsing it.
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^ I mean let the bottle of dye sit and settle before using. I dunk dyed it, let it soak for a bit and let it dry completely before I rinsed it, but the color didn't stay in at all.
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Unread 09-25-2008, 01:57 AM   #58
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I really love the color of this wig, but I'm not willing to shell out for the shipping not to mention I'm a little dubious about the amount of wig fiber on it:
http://www.cyperous.com/wig/wig.cgi?...p=english.html

So, I'd like to reproduce something very very close to that depth by dying my own wig.

Would it be best to start with a close-to-black wig and then put some green dye on it? I don't think an "off-black" wig would really show enough of the green in normal lighting conditions, so I'm not sure what color I would order. A brown would neutralize the intensity of the green. A dark grey? That sounds like a pain in the ass to find!

Second option, start with an emerald green wig. What color dye would I use? A diluted black?

I guess a third option would be mixing a dye that was a really dark green to begin with. Would I use a green and black? Green and grey(silver)? And then, what color wig would I put it on?

I'm so confused!
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Unread 09-25-2008, 02:03 AM   #59
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I really love the color of this wig, but I'm not willing to shell out for the shipping not to mention I'm a little dubious about the amount of wig fiber on it:
http://www.cyperous.com/wig/wig.cgi?...p=english.html

So, I'd like to reproduce something very very close to that depth by dying my own wig.

Would it be best to start with a close-to-black wig and then put some green dye on it? I don't think an "off-black" wig would really show enough of the green in normal lighting conditions, so I'm not sure what color I would order. A brown would neutralize the intensity of the green. A dark grey? That sounds like a pain in the ass to find!

Second option, start with an emerald green wig. What color dye would I use? A diluted black?

I guess a third option would be mixing a dye that was a really dark green to begin with. Would I use a green and black? Green and grey(silver)? And then, what color wig would I put it on?

I'm so confused!
first of all, you can't change the colors of the wig fibers, you can just put a coat over it, so the black and emerald should be out of the question. make a dye thats more green and a few drops of black and test that on a blonde or white wig
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Unread 09-25-2008, 02:03 AM   #60
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Is the Angela 750 one of those eleora wigs with the special coating to make the wave permanent? Has anyone tried dying one? The wig isn't taking my dye at all, and it just makes my wig wet. Am I supposed to let the dye sit more than 4 hours or can I use it right away? I used 12oz alcohol and 4 sharpies already, maybe I should use one more?

I'm at a loss.
it's probably one of those where you have to hand dye it, i know my scruffy wouldn't let me spray it on
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