I'm planning on cosplaying Tavrisprite from Homestuck, and I'm not sure how to go about her hair.
is the official reference, which I'm interpreting as this
is the wig I'm planning on getting, but that's subject to change if I find something better or if it won't work with the method I choose for whatever reason.
I've done research, but I've found a lot of conflicting information on what the best way to make a mohawk is. People have said you can cut out the sides and glue it onto a bald cap, but someone told me that could make it fall apart. She said I could pull the hairs out of the sides and just cover the netting with make-up or something? That doesn't seem like it would cover the texture though, maybe I misunderstood her? I've seen some people with really great mohawks who just cut down the sides really short, and that's actually the look I like the best. However, when I try to look up information about it, all I find is people warning that it looks really bad when done wrong, with no advice on how to do it right. The one method I for sure don't
want to use is chopping my own hair, because one, just no, and two, how would I attach the horns.
I haven't worked with wigs much at all, so all this stuff about wefts and skin caps and such is kind of new and abstract to me. I can sew and I'm patient and good at following tutorials, so I'm not too worried, but I might not know some things that seem obvious to long-time cosplayers. I really want to do this right, though! I'm willing to spend an extra thirty hours or an extra thirty dollars or whatever I need to on this wig, I just have no idea what. I would normally be fine with experimenting and figuring it out myself, but once you take scissors to a forty dollar wig it's impossible to undo and expensive to replace! I've thought about practicing on cheap party city wigs, but the quality and thickness would be so different..
Haha wow this is long. Sorry. So, has anyone tried any of these methods before, or know of one I haven't mentioned? What works, what doesn't? Any warnings or advice? Am I insane for attempting this?