Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Construction > Wigs and Hair

Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Unread 01-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
KatyCruel
Registered User
 
KatyCruel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 132
Merida Wig help

Part of this is just me thinking out loud and seeing what comes back, and part of this is me genuinely asking for advice.

So, I'm going to cosplay Merida for a con sometime this year. (Not for quite a while, so I have time to work on this) And after having decided for sure that I'm using an Arda wig (I absolutely love their stuff), I'm left with three options. One is my "practical" option, and two are my "OH GOD WANT" options.

The practical option is just getting the Merry wig in Pumpkin and teasing it, like this girl did: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ardawig...57631793465536

To this, I would probably add a couple of wefts of lighter colour just for effect, since Merida's hair is very dimensional.


The first "OH GOD WANT" option (and my absolute favourite) is this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ardawig...57629855627173

She got the Glinda wig and two curly clips and added them together. I absolutely love the affect of this, but I'm worried about if I'll actually be able to do it (skills-wise), and if I'll be able to afford it.


The second "OH GOD WANT" option is more just for the potential challenge of creating it, because I like to torture myself with my costumes for some reason: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ardawig...57629855627173

THIS lovely woman took the Glinda wig on top and the Claudia wig on the bottom. And crap, guys, it worked.


My favourite option really is the second, but I'm worried it's gonna get to pricey, and I'm not even sure how she got it to look like that, so I wouldn't know what I was doing. Would I need the long curly clip?
If I were to do that, I'd probably get the long curly clip and then just make the curls tighter myself, since the Glinda wig isn't long enough, and the regular one wouldn't really extend the length any.

GAH.

I'm sorry. I'm kind of having massive OCD moments about her hair because it really is Merida's defining physical aspect.

Any advice, personal experience, or opinions are welcome. ^_^
~KatyCruel
KatyCruel is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Unread 01-10-2013, 05:02 AM   #2
BlanxMisa
The Lich Queen
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3
I'm going to cosplay Merida too, but I can't afford Arda Wigs because I'm spanish and the shipping it's more expensive >___<
My option is bought this Merida wig in ebay, it looks really nice and have a lot of hair and a beautifull color. Two friends of mine have bought it before and they're very pleased.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/321022094669... 4.m1438.l2649
BlanxMisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-10-2013, 08:25 AM   #3
Ani_BEE
Black Magic Woman
 
Ani_BEE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 11,372
I personal find stack really easy which is what option 2 and 3 did. I so wanted Claudia in pumpkin for that reason but alas they didn't have it at the time.

Here is my tutorial on stacking. You don't need to buy the wigs i got but the effects are the same wig different wigs.
http://www.warpaintandunicorns.com/2...th-merida.html
__________________



FanEXPO
Wearing random Arda Wigs.
Madeline Hatter ~ Ever After High (Sat)

Unplugged Expo
Madeline Hatter ~ Ever After High (Sat)


Future cosplays/cons:
Anime North, (maybe) Otakuthon, FanEXPO '15
Nehelenia
Allen Crown Clown
Sakizo Anniversary
Steampunk - Bride


For Sale
cosplay items for sale.
Arda & Shop.cosplay wig fiber swatch comparisons & Cosplay props tutorials and Makeup reviews!
Ani_BEE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-10-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
KatyCruel
Registered User
 
KatyCruel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 132
I think I'm probably gonna do the second one, price be damned. I just love how it turned out, and better to get it exactly how I want it the first time then have to do it twice. (Plus, I have until Summer to do this.)
KatyCruel 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 06:02 AM.


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