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Unread 04-20-2013, 12:07 AM   #1
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Help! Skin top wigs?

I Ordered a wig and it is on it's way to my house. But in reading the information i see it has a skin top and I'm freaking out XD because I think that means it will Look like it's growing out of my scalp and you can see the wigs 'scalp'. but I don't really know...

SO, someone please tell me.
Does Skin top mean you can sew the wigs scalp and it looks human?
or
Only that it's special in the way it can be parted any way you need?
Because I've started looking for a replacement wig worrying that it'll have a light skinned skin top , because I'm not light skinned >_<;;

thank you :3
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Unread 04-20-2013, 12:33 AM   #2
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It depends how big the skin top is- large skintops can be a bit of an issue for matching skintone, and they tend to look like, as said, natural scalp and a natural hair part on a wig. MOST wigs come with a "button" skintop, which is just a little circle at the very top and centre about an inch across. It's almost invisible, it just make the wig look slightly more realistic at the very top. It won't part nearly as well as a large one would, however, and generally doesn't show.
As an example, my Zexion wig here has a large skintop and thus looks like real parted hair on my head (I've fooled a lot of people with that wig) - http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2325671/
My elf ranger wig here, has a "Button" skintop- http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3239780/
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Unread 04-20-2013, 05:37 AM   #3
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So I might get lucky depending what style it is. I won't be able to fool anyone XXD
Since I don't really need it to part. The wig has Hime style bangs and that's what I needed.

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Unread 04-20-2013, 08:34 AM   #4
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What colour is the wig and what style ?

Most of the time you can't even see it, and you might be able to darken it.

I don't know how much of a contrast it would be on your skin tone, but it's pretty common for people's scalps to look a little lighter - so it might not even draw attention even if it could be seen.
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Unread 04-20-2013, 01:25 PM   #5
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Idk about anywhere else, but all of the skintop arda wigs I have, you can't see the skintop..They specifically make them so you can't..No idea about anywhere else though. I'd assume they should make them the same, but you never know..
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I've got quite a few Arda wigs with extremely obvious skin tops, the Eowyn for one...
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it is a long black wavy wig, the contrast would be noticeable because I have dark skin, if it can be seen. I guess I'll have to see when it comes.

I wish people would take proper pictures of wigs to show the skin to p if it has one and the cap style T_T I'm asking too much aren't I?
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Depends on where you buy it. Some places show very clear pictures of the skintop -- I can think of a couple of Japanese shops that do. Typically, a skintop is considered a plus, so sellers often want to show them off.

If it ends up being way too light -- and I don't know if this will work since I've never used Sharpies with wigs, so maybe someone with more experience can confirm whether or not this would work -- maybe you could get a marker and tint the skintop a darker color?
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Depends on where you buy it. Some places show very clear pictures of the skintop -- I can think of a couple of Japanese shops that do. Typically, a skintop is considered a plus, so sellers often want to show them off.

If it ends up being way too light -- and I don't know if this will work since I've never used Sharpies with wigs, so maybe someone with more experience can confirm whether or not this would work -- maybe you could get a marker and tint the skintop a darker color?
Yes it will! Katie Bair used sharpies to darken the color of the skin top on a Anthy Himemiya (Utena) wig
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Unread 04-28-2013, 10:58 AM   #10
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Thanks thats good to know. I'll have to keep my eye out for a sharpie just in case.

I've been looking around ebay for my wigs (since my go-to online shops prices went up) and am finding a few the show the cap but none the skintop XD theres a .01 % itd match me anyway. 'Classic cap' didn't mean anything to me up to 5 days ago. It's supposed to be here in a few days .... so I'll see
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