Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay by Series/Genre > Anime/Manga > Hetalia: Axis Powers

Reply
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average.
Unread 12-23-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
Berenice
-NaruSakuHina-
 
Berenice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 299
Russia's wig color DILEMMA

So a while ago, I did what was believed to be "impulse buying"

I saw a grayish wig that looks like this http://holawigs.com/image/colorchat/CIMG0042-2.JPG
EXCEPT that the "white/gray" strands are BLONDE

kinda like this; http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/m/masx..._hxLRA/140.jpg

So I looked at it and I instantly said "RUSSIA!" and decided to try it on before buying
It "agreed" with my skin color/tone and fit my overall color
So then I decided to buy it for my Russia cosplay

I tried the other blonder wig on of this color http://www.buycheaphairwigs.com/imag...ebay-price.jpg
And NOPE, it made my skin look way darker XD

So then...
when I got home, I've been having this weird doubtful feeling that;

"I should have bought the lighter one and dyed it a bit darker"

instead of buying the grayish one

My goal was to go for the more-of-gray Russia hair rather than the bright blonde/yellow one
[because we know that Hetalia characters change hair colors from every image XD]

So... what's your opinion on this?

Is it totally inaccurate to have a grayish hair for Russia? ;_;

I was thinking of running back to the store to have it switched with the blonde one--- and just dye it a bit darker instead

Do you prefer the blonde-russia cosplays better looking?

dilemmaaaaaaa

P.S. I am "fair-skinned" and a little of the asian-fair skin

Last edited by Berenice : 12-23-2010 at 03:00 PM.
Berenice is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Unread 12-23-2010, 03:15 PM   #2
Codename Otacon
Force a Nature
 
Codename Otacon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,304
*See the first link* NO!! *Smack you* Russia does NOT have Sliver/Gray Hair!! The second one is way too blonde for him. Try going on ebay and type 'Blonde/Brown' wig. There was a perfect wig for Russia in that color but is gone...D: Try looking for wigs in that color. Hope it helps. :3
__________________
...Oh, for crying out loud! (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

*Conventions for 2015*
Wonder Con
Anime Expo

*Cosplay list for 2015*
Red Medic(Fem!)-Team Fortress 2
Red Scout(Fem!)-Team Fortress 2
Codename Otacon is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-23-2010, 03:22 PM   #3
Berenice
-NaruSakuHina-
 
Berenice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 299
*is smack'd*
;_;
*thinks twice and depper into the wig*

I dunno if I should

1) Change the wig for the too blonde one and dye it duller

or

2) Simply tint the current silver-gray wig a bit brown
Berenice is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-23-2010, 08:12 PM   #4
Ineedaname9
I Am Not Sephiroth
 
Ineedaname9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,559
I'm having this problem as well.

....all the blond wigs that for Russia are way to expensive. The blond wig you link to seems more like Polands color. You could darken it I guess.

As for the grayish wig it seems a little...to dark. Russia doesn't have dark roots... I've seen quite a few of Russia's running around with grayish wigs so its not that bad. I think its just easier to get your hands on.

Also, maybe you should get something like this-->http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_5249wt_1141
(This is the one I'm considering getting for my own Russia Cosplay)
__________________
Currently making:
Kagetane - Black Bullet, Camus!Shinning All Star - Utapri, Hades - Kamigami no Asobi, Klaiver - Ace Attorney, Murasaki - Hamatora

Events: ALA 15, Kawaii Kon 15, and AX 15
Photography Page Cosplay Page
Ineedaname9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-23-2010, 10:07 PM   #5
Axelai
I'm Awesome
 
Axelai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 6,405
*glares at Chibi Baka Zaru and resists rude comments*

Don't worry. Russia's hair is a platinum blonde, but occasionally grey (anime) or an ash blonde (manga artwork). Its really up to you on what color you want his hair to be. So if you like the grey wig, then wear the grey wig. The majority of people won't call you on it, and if they do, just whip out an anime reference picture.

And apologies on Chibi's smacking. They have a tendency to do that. Honestly, i'd go with the grey wig since his blonde hair is hard to find a match for, and grey looks more natural with his costume rather than an off blonde.
__________________
Upcoming Conventions:
SacAnime, Anime LA, Anime Conji

~Cure deviantART Tumblr Fan Page~

Vote for me at the Otaku House costume contest!!
Axelai is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-24-2010, 05:39 AM   #6
Berenice
-NaruSakuHina-
 
Berenice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 299
I'm thinking of getting the blonde one and dyeing it with gray/ a bit of black sharpies? :/
Berenice is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-24-2010, 12:28 PM   #7
meepstio
jini;♥
 
meepstio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,595
After going through so many Russia wigs I've come to the conclusion that this is Russia's ACCURATE hair color XD
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=5868413350
__________________
Buy Affordable Cosplay Wigs!/Taobao thread {{selling my wigs+cos ; u ;}}
☆*゚ ゜゚*☆*゚ ゜゚*☆*゚ ゜゚*☆*゚ ゜゚*
Vunderbra Productions <--- My group's Cosplay Videos Subscribe~! (skits/MVs/&more)
Upcoming cons: Otakon
Ashe (LOL), Sailor Mercury, Bulma/Chun-li

Last edited by meepstio : 12-24-2010 at 04:52 PM.
meepstio is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-24-2010, 01:25 PM   #8
Axelai
I'm Awesome
 
Axelai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 6,405
Quote:
Originally Posted by Berenice View Post
I'm thinking of getting the blonde one and dyeing it with gray/ a bit of black sharpies? :/
Hmm, i think that might make it TOO grey... I more of think you should just use the grey wig, you know? Since dying a blonde one with grey might make it end up a little... scary.

Quote:
Originally Posted by meepstio View Post
After going through so many Russia wigs I've come to the conclusion that this is Russia's ACCURATE hair color XD
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=5451606858
Except thats Austria :P

I think if you're going for manga-canon, his hair is this color: http://cgi.ebay.com/Ash-Blonde-Hi-Te...ht_2735wt_1139

Anime canon, his hair is this color: http://cgi.ebay.com/PP100-Grey-Spike... em27b782910e
__________________
Upcoming Conventions:
SacAnime, Anime LA, Anime Conji

~Cure deviantART Tumblr Fan Page~

Vote for me at the Otaku House costume contest!!
Axelai is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-24-2010, 04:09 PM   #9
Berenice
-NaruSakuHina-
 
Berenice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 299
I wanted to go for the anime canon

Hm... is there anything bad with gray over blonde wig? O.O
Cuz I have this blonde wig............ XD
Berenice is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-24-2010, 04:52 PM   #10
meepstio
jini;♥
 
meepstio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,595
whoops. i meant this link XD for russia's accurate hair color lol.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=5868413350
__________________
Buy Affordable Cosplay Wigs!/Taobao thread {{selling my wigs+cos ; u ;}}
☆*゚ ゜゚*☆*゚ ゜゚*☆*゚ ゜゚*☆*゚ ゜゚*
Vunderbra Productions <--- My group's Cosplay Videos Subscribe~! (skits/MVs/&more)
Upcoming cons: Otakon
Ashe (LOL), Sailor Mercury, Bulma/Chun-li
meepstio is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-24-2010, 05:32 PM   #11
Axelai
I'm Awesome
 
Axelai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 6,405
Quote:
Originally Posted by Berenice View Post
I wanted to go for the anime canon

Hm... is there anything bad with gray over blonde wig? O.O
Cuz I have this blonde wig............ XD
Well, for anime canon, then you'd probably want a grey wig.

And i don't know about that, since the only dying i've done has been way more than just tinting a wig... i'd say go for it. Just make sure the sharpie is rather diluted when you dye it so it doesn't end up too dark.

Quote:
Originally Posted by meepstio View Post
whoops. i meant this link XD for russia's accurate hair color lol.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=5868413350
Yeah, thats about perfect ^^ God, even though i don't cosplay Russia, i want that wig now... *o*
__________________
Upcoming Conventions:
SacAnime, Anime LA, Anime Conji

~Cure deviantART Tumblr Fan Page~

Vote for me at the Otaku House costume contest!!
Axelai is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:02 AM.


Copyright 2002-2013 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.