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Post By Rehtse. 27/10/09, 02:17 pm

I was wondering, what are the prices for a real-hair wig (maybe blond so it's easy to dye)? I kind of want my wig to look more realistic than a synthetic wig. Would that be too much to hope for, do you think?

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Post By Guest. 27/10/09, 02:18 pm

They are very expensive unfortunately

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Post By Rehtse. 27/10/09, 02:22 pm

D:
Hopefully less expensive in America?
I'll be paying Colorado a visit soon, so...
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Post By Guest. 27/10/09, 02:24 pm

I wouldn't have a clue xD, good luck

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Post By JVCA. 27/10/09, 02:27 pm

$100+ essentially - they're VERY expensive. You can get realistic looking synthetic wigs for about half that price usually - Kankalon fiber wigs are usually quite realistic looking, though colour plays a large part of what looks realistic and what doesn't. :)
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Post By Thornback. 27/10/09, 02:34 pm

Indeed they are expensive-a friend of mine whose hair fell out because of meds had a blonde human hair wig-pure italian hair, which cost upwards of $350.

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Post By Minato_mori. 27/10/09, 02:48 pm

yeah i was looking for hair straightenable ones
minifies is getting annoying with their party ones
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Post By Guest. 27/10/09, 02:50 pm

Cyren VK wrote:
yeah i was looking for hair straightenable ones
minifies is getting annoying with their party ones

you can get hair straighten-able wigs on ebay if your willing to go that far. But yeah, I just dyed my hair red for cosplay so it's no big deal 8D

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Post By neimhaille. 27/10/09, 03:09 pm

Hand knotted wigs for tv and shows cost arounf $3000 each. I have seen human hair falls for $300 before.

It really depends on your purpose as to whether the investment is wise.
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Post By JVCA. 28/10/09, 12:58 am

You can straighten most synthetic wigs (again, I really recommend Kankalon as a fiber) through a couple of different methods - and in the same way you can put curls into them as well.
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Post By Rehtse. 28/10/09, 01:26 pm

Okay then. xD
I'm new to cosplay so I'm just looking at all the options.
You see, I need a pink wig, so it's hard to get a realistic-looking one of those...
I'll look into getting a Kankalon fiber wig.

And while I'm at it, asking these sorts of questions, how much are hair extensions?
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Post By JVCA. 28/10/09, 01:37 pm

Depending on the character, if you're after a realistic pink try a dark pink http://www.cosworx.com/images/cosworx/dark-pink.jpg or a powder kind of pink http://www.ginnymcqueen.com/random/pinkngreen.jpg rather than say, a hot pink. :) A lot of the time how realistic it looks is not down to the fiber, but the shade you buy.

Hair extensions - as in clip ins, or ones from the hair dresser?
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Post By Rehtse. 29/10/09, 02:43 pm

I don't know D:
This may surprise you, but I've never been to the hair dresser's before. Ever. My mom's always cut my hair. Dx
What I do know, though, is that it's going to be hard to find a wig that fits me AND goes down to my butt.

Oh, but that powder-kind-of-pink is just what I'm looking for. Thanks. :)
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Post By JVCA. 29/10/09, 02:49 pm

Glad I could help. Very Happy

Oh wow - never been to a hairdressers before? :O Well, afaik the ones the hairdressers do are attached via a crimp (a small metal band which is basically 'squished' onto the hair), and I think they're quite long lasting but quite expensive? You can get clip in ones though that you can take in and out off trademe though - is this the sort of thing you mean? http://www.trademe.co.nz/Health-beauty/Hair-accessories/Hair-extensions/auction-249687211.htm You can also get full clip in ponytails and such as well from most wig stores. :)
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Post By Rehtse. 30/10/09, 09:46 am

-tears of joy-
God is with me. I have found a wig on TradeMe. It's the right length, it's cheap, it's made of "KaneKalon fiber" (is that the same thing as the Kankalon fiber you mentioned?) and it's a sort of hot pink colour. I'm looking for a more bubblegum pink, but that's okay. The colour can be fixed right? There's something I can do to sort that out, isn't there? -goes to check the other threads in the Wigs, Hair and Makeup forum-
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Post By masumaru. 30/10/09, 09:49 am

http://www.cosplay.com/forumdisplay.php?f=62

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And you cannot lighten the colour of a wig unfortunately, but you can darken them.
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Post By PIe. 30/10/09, 09:51 am

You can't lighten a wig so if you're looking for bubble-gum and it's hot pink I'd go to ebay or cosworx and order from them
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Post By JVCA. 30/10/09, 02:09 pm

Yeah, you can't lighten a wig, but you can theoretically (NOTE - I take no blame if this doesn't work, I haven't tried it!) dull the colour of a wig if you don't mind it going slightly darker by using a light grey ink to dye it - logically it should tint a bright pink to a duller pink (NOT a lighter one though), but again, I haven't tested this so I can't say for sure.
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Post By Olli. 30/10/09, 06:10 pm

I'd rather just dye my hair XD
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Post By Rehtse. 31/10/09, 12:37 pm

Bah. Oh well. Light pink, hot pink, who cares. It's not like she's real anyway. They can't draw their pinks too bright in mangas and animes 'cause it would dull out the rest of the drawing, so for all we know her hair is the colour of a ripe tomato. It's good enough, I say!
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Post By Rehtse. 31/10/09, 01:12 pm

Ack, now I'm confused. CosWorx is a darn good site and now I'm wondering if I should buy their Clover-L in pink instead. They do have a wonderful bubblegum/cotton candy pink... Hmm... I will have to think about this.
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Post By Thornback. 31/10/09, 02:36 pm

Double posting ain't cool. It is spam.

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Post By Rehtse. 01/11/09, 02:33 am

Ohh, I get it now! >.<
On the last site I was on, 'double posting' meant posting the same thing twice. That's why I didn't get it! Thank you for correcting me. Can I delete posts on here? If so, I'll go delete the last double post I did. Real-hair wig? 37781
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Post By damian. 01/11/09, 02:34 am

you can only delete your post if it was the last one made, i think. you can't delete a post that's been replied to/has a post after it :3
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Post By Rehtse. 01/11/09, 02:37 am

I see. So I can't delete the double post on this thread. However, there's another thread that I did this on where it IS the last reply, so I'll go delete that one.
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