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Unread 04-22-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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Unhappy Leon Kuwata: wig & goatee struggle

I'm cosplaying as Leon Kuwata from Dangan Ronpa, and as much as I liked to jump right on it and start buying and putting things together, there is the issue with his hair and facial hair.

First is the wig, I had decided on this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/140922611319?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p 3984.m1436.l2649 considering is was the closest to his actual hair style (with cutting the pieces off in front of course). Now the issue with this is the color, how would I got about lightening it up? From the looks of it, it doesn't appear it would require a dramatic color transition. The other part is the peak; if the wig is going to show up like it appears and not like the picture (obviously), how would I go about the hairline?

The final and most pain in the ass part of this cosplay, the goatee. At the moment, I'm debating on going about this, as I generally have no idea where to acquire a goatee that doesn't look nasty of completely fake. I was thinking on this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/Imperial-Goatee-Black-size-Standard-/150926371721?pt=US_Costume_Accessories&hash=item23 23e9ab89 considering it doesn't seem like a difficult task to cutting and styling it. However, from you pro-sters, I'm going to assume there is no way to changing the color of this at all and it's a waste of money? If that is the case, can you please point me in the direction of a good store or tutorial that might fix my woes? An ASAP answer would be much appreciated.

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Unread 04-23-2013, 10:18 AM   #2
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#1 You can't lighten a colour only darken a wigs it's not animal hair. So forget the style you linked as the image of the wig has an altered hairline to have a widows peck they are not selling the with in that altered style as well.

His hair colour reminds of of Arda's pimpkin.

Here are some base styles in that shade.

You would have to alter the hairline on the second one fallowing this method.
You don't nee yo cut into the wig just ass to it. You can also make the goatee with felt fallowing the same methods.

Wefts to alter the hairline and make the facial hair.

Another way to fake the hairline.

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