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Unread 06-29-2011, 01:55 AM   #1
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Unhappy How to keep your wig from slipping?

I've tried pinning it, but I have a big head and a lot of hair and last time I wore a wig out it kept slipping back and showing the cap and I was so embarrassed I've been to nervous to wear one since.

Ive watched some Youtube videos but I feel like asking fellow cosplayers would be more effective.

So I guess my questions are:

1.) The best way to tie up thick long hair to have it be discreet
2.) How to keep the wig firmly attached to your head with NO slipping (ideally.. no movement risk of movement at all! Even when dancing)

Here is the wig I want to keep secure if it is of any consequence:
http://kingdom-arts.org/Luthien.html

Any help is much appreciated!

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Unread 06-29-2011, 08:22 AM   #2
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I sew in toupee clips into the front hair line of my wig to clip into my hair. I also use hair pins into the back to pin it into my tied up hair.

But there are tones of way to put up your hair recommended here.
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=74352
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Unread 06-29-2011, 09:43 AM   #3
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I've always glued the wig down. It's what the pros do, but it takes a shower or two in order to rid yourself of the glue on your face, even with nail polish remover.
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Unread 06-29-2011, 01:33 PM   #4
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Glue down? I'm curious as to how you do that
I have a wig that's probably going to be getting back-heavy, so this info is also helpful to me xD
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Unread 06-29-2011, 02:50 PM   #5
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Use toupee clips then, my wig tend to slid backwards if I don't pin them along the hair line.

By glue down GCNgamer128 means Spirit Gum which you would only need to use with a lifted bang wig bur it not needed other then for lace front wigs.
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Unread 06-29-2011, 03:59 PM   #6
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I usually do a few pincurls in my bangs and pin the wig to them. My Ed wig is heavy in the back, so this does the trick. But I like Ani Bees idea of toupee clips. Sounds much easier.
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Unread 06-29-2011, 05:53 PM   #7
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hmm but i wonder how if your wearing a wig cap?
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Unread 06-29-2011, 06:36 PM   #8
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Oh, yeah I forgot to mention that I'm going to be wearing a wig cap.
Would the toupee clips still work or..?
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Unread 06-29-2011, 06:42 PM   #9
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If you've got a netted/mesh wig cap, you could use some strategically placed bobbypins. I do that for my heavier wigs that tend to slip.
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Unread 06-29-2011, 09:27 PM   #10
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Hmmm I wonder if I should get one. I was just going to make one out of pantyhose xD
Does it matter how long my hair is? Because my hair is usually very short except on one side. (Like almost a buzz cut but not quite)
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I did see a video on pin curls, so I guess I'll just pin curl two rows in front, then braid the rest, and look into toupee pins and more bobby pins pushed in.
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I still wear a wig cap but pull it back an inch to clip on the toupee clips.
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If you've got a netted/mesh wig cap, you could use some strategically placed bobbypins. I do that for my heavier wigs that tend to slip.
I always get mesh wig caps for this reason; it's much easier to pin through them. I always use a few strong hairpins to secure my wig to my braided hair underneath.
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Unread 06-30-2011, 01:34 PM   #14
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Sarcasm-hime, do you do pincurls also? Would you ever do your whole head in them?
I saw your posts in the wig thread that Ani Bee posted

It's surprising that pincurls alone might be able to keep a wig from slipping
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