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Unread 08-06-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
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Kool-Aid dye work on wigs?

Hi I want to cosplay Nia Teppelin but all I have is a blonde wig and I was wondering if the whole kool-aid dyeing thing would work and does it wash out the same as you do for washing regular hair? I'm not sure because I don't normally dye things so this would help. Thanks.
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Unread 08-06-2011, 03:02 PM   #2
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IIRC from what I've read that last time this was asked, no. At least I'm pretty sure- it'll probably slide right off the fibers since it can't be absorbed into them. Water based colors in general, unless they're set with heat like fabric dyes, generally don't work on synthetic wigs.

I have heard of acrylic paint working though.
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Unread 08-06-2011, 03:49 PM   #3
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There is a thread right below yours in the forum - dyeing with RIT. It's a couple of bucks a packet. Good luck!
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Unread 08-07-2011, 07:32 PM   #4
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Dying with Kool-Aid often leaves the hair smelling of sugar, which can attract unwanted attention from bugs. There's also a possibility that it would be left sticky if not done right. I wouldn't recommend it at all.
Since you're cosplaying as Nia, I wouldn't suggest doing a dye method since that would take to the whole wig and not the small parts that you actually need blue. Perhaps use the sharpie method?
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Unread 08-07-2011, 08:10 PM   #5
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You can't color a wig with Kool-Aid. You'll just end up with a gross, sticky wig.
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