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Unread 09-16-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
Kurai Naragishi
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Akiza wig help

I can't afford to buy a pre-styled wig so could anyone help me? any tuts or "how i made it" posts/videos on how to style the wig because I don't normally need to style my wigs.


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Unread 09-17-2012, 01:42 AM   #2
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There's this Akiza cosplay wig from cosplayholic:
http://www.cosplayholic.com/detail.a...863&pri vate=
Im not sure if you're ok with buying this wig per say but heres one option.
Another is finding a base wig (in her color of course and finding one in the length it needs to be) and styling it like Akiza's hair.
Hope this helped somehow !
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Unread 09-17-2012, 01:45 AM   #3
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Are you trying to use your own hair? If so just say it and I will post help on THAT, but if you are trying to use a wig, I'm sorry to say that most prestyled ones are cheaper then styling one yourself..You will need that bang length and that can get costly because so far there are no wigs with only the bangs that long. You will need to buy a long wig and chop the back off. Which will put you out about $40.
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Unread 09-19-2012, 04:52 PM   #4
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Honestly, it would be cheaper to get a character-specific wig rather than styling it yourself - that cosplayholic one is one of the best predone Aki(za) wigs I've seen.

But, if you really want to style it yourself, here's how I did mine: I got a short, flippy wig and prewefted extensions, then followed a tutorial similar to Malindachan's hairline tutorial. The rest of the work was just a tag-team of heavy duty hairspray and a hairdryer on low heat (VERY LOW. The materials I used aren't heat resistant, and my newer hairdryer was on the cool setting and still melted the bangs a little when I tried to fix it up.)

I used a New Look Hannah L in burgundy and nearly two packages of burgundy Cosworx wefts (which don't exist anymore, unfortunately). Those plus the work would set you back quite a bit more than the wig linked a few posts above me - mine took about a week without doing anything else on the costume during that time frame. Even without counting the labor, glue, or hairspray, just the wig and extensions set me back about $60 excluding shipping.

Good luck! ♥ (If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!)
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