First off, I'm sorry that my first post here is begging you guys for help. I've been a nameless lurker for a while now, always harboring a strong desire to cosplay but never having the money or time, and I'm now finally in a position where I can cosplay for the first time. I'm a huge fan of the Ace Attorney series, Phoenix Wright being one of my favorite characters of all time, and I feel that his costume is a nice and easy pick for my first ever cosplay, besides his crazy, spiky hair, of course!
Here is a picture of Phoenix.
Something I find myself wondering is if I should go with his exact spike style, which is 12-15 somewhat large spikes, or if I should go with a more realistic style (since I am real and not a game character) and have the spikes in the back look more like actual spiky hair looks, when you run gel through it. I honestly don't know what would look better, but I found that Happykyon's Phoenix wig
resembles the latter description quite well!
I'm also not entirely sure how I would make his interesting, almost jagged hairline. Once again, I will refer to Happykyon's Phoenix wig
, as it is the only Phoenix Wright wig I've seen that replicates his hairline. It looks fantastic and I would love to know how I might be able to do that with my own wig.
Lastly, I've never styled a wig before, and I'm worried I might be in a little over my head here. Money isn't exactly an obstacle right now, so if anyone has seen a good Phoenix Wright wig on sale, it would probably be easiest for me to just buy one or have one commissioned. Please let me know if you have seen anything or have any ideas that might help me.
Thank you so much for your time.