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Unread 01-08-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Bilbo Wig, Anyone?

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Okay, so I'm working on a Bilbo Baggins costume from the Hobbit movie, and I'm having the toughest time finding the right wig! I tried a wig from Arda, but it was too flat and not the right color. The hairstyle looks like this:


The wig I was looking at next was Arda's Benny:
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I'm still looking for as close to "perfect" as I can. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Unread 01-09-2013, 08:40 AM   #2
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I know the colour used by some is Sandy Brown and they style one of the wigs with curlers to get the messy hair look.

http://arda-wigs.com/collections/sandy-brown-124?page=2
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Unread 01-09-2013, 09:02 AM   #3
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Yeah, I pretty much got that same one, but I ended up melting it because curlers would work, and neither would the curling iron. I experimented with a bunch of stuff, but I think a prestyled wig will be my best bet.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 05:29 PM   #4
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How the hell did you manage to MELT an Arda wig???
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Unread 01-11-2013, 08:50 PM   #5
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I guess it wasn't melting, per se, but it definitely got fried. It was a combination of curling, not liking that curl, brushing it out, curling again, hair spraying, curling over hair spray, oh crap oh crap oh crap why is there smoke...Ya know. ^_^;
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Unread 01-12-2013, 11:12 AM   #6
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I guess it wasn't melting, per se, but it definitely got fried. It was a combination of curling, not liking that curl, brushing it out, curling again, hair spraying, curling over hair spray, oh crap oh crap oh crap why is there smoke...Ya know. ^_^;
Ohh gotcha. xD
I was really confused. Aha curling over hair spray I think isn't good for any hair fiber or real.
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Unread 01-13-2013, 01:11 AM   #7
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Ohh gotcha. xD
I was really confused. Aha curling over hair spray I think isn't good for any hair fiber or real.
I agree. After much trial and error. I was just having such a hard time getting the curls to spray, I thought "yeah, this will make 'em stick!" I was...kind of right? Heh.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 11:18 AM   #8
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Was it the Sandy Brown that you ordered that wasn't right, or another colour?

I've sometimes hairsprayed my own hair, curled, then sprayed again if I was trying to hold a style somewhere ridiculously humid, but yeah probably not the healthiest thing I've done
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Unread 01-18-2013, 04:53 PM   #9
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Yeah, I think I ordered dark blonde? I have no idea (and frankly I'm too lazy to check atm). My perception of his hair color was skewed, and I totally thought he was blonde, but I believe that was from watching too much Sherlock...
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Unread 01-26-2013, 04:25 PM   #10
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CRAP. The wig I planned to get from The Five Wits won't be here in time for my event. Does anyone know of other good wigs? The color is really throwing me off...
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Unread 01-26-2013, 05:21 PM   #11
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Check Arda's Facebook page. Hope styled a Pippin wig out of the Glinda style in Dark Copper Red. It might work for Bilbo also.
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Unread 01-27-2013, 01:32 AM   #12
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Check Arda's Facebook page. Hope styled a Pippin wig out of the Glinda style in Dark Copper Red. It might work for Bilbo also.
That's fantastic! Does she sell them like that? Like, could I pay a little more for her to style it?
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Unread 01-27-2013, 03:08 AM   #13
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Actually, Arda's Jaguar wig in the shade Sandy Brown would be easier to style. And the color looks a bit closer. Trim the long pieces and curl the wig with skinny foam curlers.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 02:17 AM   #14
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Any method you'd recommend to curl it? I used curlers and hairspray, and even a curling iron wouldn't work. :?
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