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Unread 01-13-2013, 09:23 AM   #1
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Question Which !ONE! to choose?

Hey guys!

I've been wondering for almost a month about which wig to choose. I'm not exactly one wealthy child and I want to buy (and style) one of these wigs :

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NEW-light-pin...3l!~~60_12.JPG

or

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwNVg3MD...W,mw~~60_3.JPG

I am willing to cosplay both of these characters :
Lucy from the anime series of Elfen Lied
http://kawaii-mobile.com/wp-content/....640x960-1.jpg

and
S(h)ura from the MMORPG Ragnarok Online
http://arilenas-world.de/images/ShuraFemale.jpg

Personally I think, that the first one wig is much nicer and would fit the Shura por 100% but it's just too light for the Lucy cosplay... However from all the photoshoots I've seen, dark pink wigs just does not look good at all.....
So I just can't decide which one of those wigs to buy, to fit these two cosplays the best... Any suggestions? Anyone? Please?
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Unread 01-13-2013, 11:09 AM   #2
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I think what your problem is is that these 2 characters have different hair colors.
So one wig won't really work. But if you really only want to get one wig I would suggest getting the first wig, wearing Shura then dying it to match Lucy's hair. (:
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Unread 01-13-2013, 11:16 AM   #3
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Well that is surely one great suggestion, but coloring a wig overnight at czech animecon sounds crazy.... And running at a cosplay con for two days with only one cosplay is boring... Still dunno what to do thought... TT___TT
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Unread 01-13-2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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I agree with Ichigo-- those characters have two totally different colours, and unless you dye the wig, I don't think one is going to work for both.

Going to con with only one cosplay can actually be a lot of fun, though! If you're really not up for that, though, you could always pick a cosplay that would make use of your natural hair.
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I think what your problem is is that these 2 characters have different hair colors.
So one wig won't really work. But if you really only want to get one wig I would suggest getting the first wig, wearing Shura then dying it to match Lucy's hair. (:
Agreed. First wig matches Shura, and the second matches Lucy/Nyuu. Thing is, I think the second one might be a bit too long for Lucy too. Maybe by a hair..... pun semi-intended.

If you aren't going the dye/temp dye route, I would say the first wig regardless. Better a light wig you don't need to trim and have the option of recoloring IF you need, than having a wig you would need to trim or is too dark to recolor.

The thing is too, no matter what, with only one wig, one of your cosplay's won't match colorwise. The problem going that light pink with Lucy is, she is far more known than Shura IMO, so you would probably be called out on that.....maybe. But I am sure I have seen a few light Lucys too.

The choice is yours really.
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Unread 01-13-2013, 12:32 PM   #6
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Thank you... One more question, do you think, that the darker wig is accurate for Lucys' color of hair or not? It would need a trim, but I think, that it matches the color perfectly.....
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http://imgur.com/4oKOD

At work, on a laptop, so not really easy to make that pretty, but those are the two colors back to back. When you look at it, it really isn't the ideal "perfect" color, but without a walking picture of Lucy with you, who would really point at you? Heck, I got a picture of a Pascal at Otakon last year from Tales of Graces F with purple hair at the ends instead of red. Still loved her.

Anywho, in short, the wig is closer to lavender. Almost like a cheap lipstick. *Not making fun of the wig, just the color that it is, makes me think that. Nyuu's hair is more like a bubblegum hot pink.
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Well have you considered alternate characters? ones that match the wig/ hair color and style of one of the two you want to do. http://www.animecharactersdatabase.com/sresults.php?x=0&eye_color=0&hair_color=12&hair_le ngth=6&age=0&eye_color2=0&hair_color2=0&hair_lengt h2=0&age2=0&eye_color3=0&hair_color3=0&hair_length 3=0&age3=0&tag=&sex=2&mimikko=0&lightdark=0&mymax= 30&size=150&role=0&otherchar=0&order=0&official=of f
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Agreeing with what people have posted here.
The characters have different hair colours, so one just won't be accurate if you get only one wig. I also have seen people cosplaying Lucy with light hair, but I don't really like it.
My own Lucy wig was also too light, so I dyed it darker as well.
It's obviously still up to you and only you of course.

And alternate characters who do have the same hair colour like SanctusMagnum said, are also a good idea.^^
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