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Unread 07-09-2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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Tracks! Help!

I want to get a long wig for my psychic rikku cosplay and I need help deciding on how to keep the wig from being loose and falling off. I've never worn a long wig for an extended period of time. I know most suggestions will be pins but they don't work for me because my hair has really tight curls and is thick if I put pins in my hair it has to be straight so the pins can hold it other wise they will stick up and not lay flat. I was thinking of braiding my hair and sewing the wig onto the braids like tracks so I don't have to keep taking the wig on and off especially with the headband I know I can sew the headband into the wig but I'm not sure about the tracks and if it will wreck the probably 60 dollar wig I'm gonna buy for this since it has to be a long wig. I generally wear a cosplay all weekend at cons and this is why I want to have a way to wear my wig for 4-3 days straight then take it out after the con. Any help will be appreciated. Please help!
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Unread 07-09-2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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Honestly, I wouldn't do that if I were ou. Wearing the wig to bed would be a terrible idea ande more then likely ruin it. A huge number of bad things could happen to it in your sleep. And if yo mean you're stayingup all con i wouldn't suggest that health-wise. I would sew in some clips. You can get them from beauty suppy stores, or I know Arda sels them.
http://www.especiallyyours.com/produ...hxQgodM QEANA
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Also, the pins SHOULD work, so I don't know why you say they would't There's tutorials on putting up really thick, long hair to wear a wig and all the ones I've seen use wig pins.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 12:00 PM   #3
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^ this is th way to go. Haveing thick curl/wavy hair and a large head i wash my hair first yo get it slicked down to my head. I creata bun or braids at the nape of neck or just below my crown ridge to hide my hair.


If you hair is also super long most people braid and pin the hair around their head so that the wig can be pined to it.


Sew is not a good method. >_<


Also if you have a lot of hair and/or a larger head I highly recommend Arda and EpicCosplay wigs.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 04:52 PM   #4
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Wet hair so it lays flatter and follow a tutorial like this one
http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tu...curls-45164922

and toupe clips if you want extra super hold, though I've worn a back heavy wig before with just pins and pincurls no problem.
http://gingabishounen.deviantart.com...lips-216887817

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Unread 07-21-2013, 02:54 PM   #5
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Ok thanks for all the help i was just super worried about keeping it on because my hair is a little frustrating with wigs.
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