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Unread 09-27-2009, 01:47 AM   #1
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Any ideas for a good Pokemon Trainer Misty wig?

I'm trying to get a Misty costume together, but the hardest part is her orange, messy hair with a side pony. Does anyone know a good place to get a wig like this? Coloring and styling actual hair isn't an option.
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Unread 09-27-2009, 08:46 AM   #2
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I think you ought to buy Leslie from Cosworx in platinum blonde, sharpie dye it, and then section off a ponytail. You can't buy already styled Misty wigs, unless you want to find someone to commission it, but if would be a lot cheaper to just do it this way.
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Unread 09-27-2009, 09:23 AM   #3
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Another good one is the Party Page wig, which does come in orange BTW.
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Unread 09-27-2009, 11:34 AM   #4
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Actually, I think Leslie would be better because A) it's shorter and B) it's got the flippy thing going on, just like Misty's hair. Leslie comes in Fire Red and Henna Red, but I just assumed that Zach wanted it orange.
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Unread 09-27-2009, 01:31 PM   #5
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What does "Sharpie Dying" consist of? Is it as simple as just coloring each hair with a sharpie of the desired color?

Are there disadvantages to buying a longer wig in the proper color and cutting it?

This is my first foray into the world of wigs, so I'm quite the novice.
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Unread 09-27-2009, 03:24 PM   #6
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What does "Sharpie Dying" consist of? Is it as simple as just coloring each hair with a sharpie of the desired color?

Are there disadvantages to buying a longer wig in the proper color and cutting it?

This is my first foray into the world of wigs, so I'm quite the novice.
You could do that, but most people make a mixture of rubbing alcohol and sharpies and either put it in a spray bottle and spray the wig, or put it in a bucket and dunk the wig. This thread will explain it all a lot better than I can.

Since you've never dealt with wigs before, I wouldn't recommend cutting a longer wig. Unless you're a hairstylist. It you're a hairstylist, then why are you even talking to me? Go grab the scissors! But really, if you don't know your way around wigs or hair, cutting a wig is a really easy way to screw it up. With dye, you can test it on a place that won't show, or get a color ring and test the dye on that; if you cut something too short, your screwed.
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Unread 09-28-2009, 09:52 AM   #7
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This is a fantastic resource. Thank you so much. I'll let you know how it turns out!
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Unread 09-29-2009, 05:12 PM   #8
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Please let me know how yours turns out using these techniques (if you decide to use them). I'm planning on cosplaying as her in the near future and was having the same problem o.o
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Unread 09-30-2009, 01:15 PM   #9
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It's all been purchased and shipped. I decided to go with the Leslie that Fabulosity suggested. I believe I can emulate her hairstyle. A lot of cosplayers I see as her just leave their hair straight down, but I think I can style the wig to have the "three pronged" bangs like she does. If not, I may have to alter it slightly. I think the flip will help with the fullness of her hair. And, the side pony shouldn't be a problem at all.

I'll be sure to post pictures of the final costume once it's finished!
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Unread 09-30-2009, 02:23 PM   #10
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And let me know how the dyeing went! I'd love to see some pictures of your wig before your costume is finished!
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