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Unread 06-21-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
Lucky Joestar
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Cosplay Without Wigs?

I managed to pull it off for Haruhi Suzumiya, using my own hair instead of a wig. I have shoulder-length brown hair with bangs, albeit my hair is fine due to my partly Scandinavian heritage. These are the Touhou characters I could manage wigfree:
  • Hakurei Reimu
  • Syameimaru Aya
  • Chen
  • Lyrica Prismriver
  • Murasa Minamitu

Has anyone else used their own natural hair for cosplay?
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Unread 06-21-2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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I'm always happy when I don't need a wig for a character I want to cosplay. Before I grew out my hair I could get away with cosplaying Sango from Inuyasha. As well as Kuroneko from Oreimo. Just because I had the dark, long hair with the same bangs and side cuts in the front.
I may go back to that style eventually..
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Unread 06-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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I'm only using clip in bangs for Tepig and Jessica and Victoria is completely my own hair. I'm planning to do Donna Noble with my own hair but I'm going to get it cut so I have bangs. I've been thinking of getting bangs for awhile now but the plan for a Donna cosplay has given me an extra push.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 04:41 PM   #4
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Yep. I did for Sweeney. I had my hair dyed like his and it was cut in a way so that when I curled it up, it looked like Sweeney's hair. Now I use wigs though because I decided to change my hairstyle xD
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Unread 06-21-2013, 04:54 PM   #5
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Yep. I did for Sweeney. I had my hair dyed like his and it was cut in a way so that when I curled it up, it looked like Sweeney's hair. Now I use wigs though because I decided to change my hairstyle xD
To be fair, it's a sweet new hairstyle! xD

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Unread 06-21-2013, 05:04 PM   #6
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I use my real hair for Loki, even though I have a wig. I couldn't figure out how to style the wig right, so I said WHY NOT.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 05:15 PM   #7
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To be fair, it's a sweet new hairstyle! xD

Thank you! It's nice to be able to change my hair to whatever I want now xD Not that I couldn't before, but I was so determined to not use a wig for Sweeney because there weren't any decent ones available, so I kept my Sweeney hair for a long time
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Unread 06-21-2013, 06:08 PM   #8
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My own hair would work for a TON of characters if I cut it shorter and shaggier and dyed it a lighter blonde, there are a lot of characters I want to do that have short blonde hair. I just don't have the patience nor commitment for that. :P
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Unread 06-21-2013, 06:48 PM   #9
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I love being able to use my own hair when I can, which so far the only cosplay I've done that I could use my hair for is Alice from RE XD Wigs/wig caps give me mad headaches yo.
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I prefer to use my own hair, it's just easier to use. But more often than not, I'm using a wig.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 07:42 PM   #11
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I used my real hair for Shinjiro and Gilbert for a while before switching to wigs. Mainly because I have a more girly hair cut? It's still short but its more like a bob then anything.

I've got a few plans coming up where I plan to use my real hair, like Nobunaga from Pokemon conquest.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 08:12 PM   #12
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Most of the time I think wigs just look better as they're thicker and whatnot. But before I dyed my hair I did use my real hair for Haruhi Fujioka once.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 10:15 PM   #13
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For live action, sure. I've never had am animated character that my hair would work for.

Now that my hair is curly again I'll probably switch my list for the next year or so. But they're all live action characters that are supposed to have naturally curly hair so it's not much of a stretch.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 01:03 AM   #14
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Yeah sure I use my real hair for just about all my costumes. But then again most of the time I'm wearing a helmet or a hat so it doesn't really matter....lol sorry I have a poor sense of humor. *cough* Well anyways I did once. I actually dyed by my hair blonde, natural is black, for a character. It was really interesting...seeing blonde in the mirror. Other than that I normally pick characters that wear hats, helmets or something to cover their head so I don't have to worry about finding a wig or styling my hair right. I'm just not good at it and I don't know anyone that could help me out in that department.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 06:25 AM   #15
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My hair isn't too great for cosplay because a lot of the characters I cosplay as have fringes, I do not. Yuki Cross almost works with my hair but all others are wigs...
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