How to get a Wig

Today I checked my comments on gaia and saw a question asking:  “how to get a wig of Marluxia and Vexen from Kingdom Hearts?” I responded with a somewhat lengthy PM about where to get wigs so I figured I would share it here:

Deciding on a wig:

Look for a wig that is as close as possible to the style you are looking for, marluxia and vexen shouldn’t be too hard to find something close but you should expect to do some styling. Marluxia may need some hairspray and cutting to get the jaggedy look, and vexen may need hair glue or just some good hairspray to hold it up in the front.

If you don’t want to do any styling yourself then you can look for one that is pre-styled or have one commissioned. This is usually more expensive for costs and shipping but it makes your life a lot easier since you won’t have to do it yourself, and it may save you a lot of time and money in experimenting.

Where to buy:

If you decide to do it yourself then there are tons of online wig stores. Ebay is actually pretty good but you’ll have to be careful of quality vs. price. I’ve bought from yankenshop and got a very nice wig from them and recommend them 🙂 Moving away from ebay, cosworx.com (also bought from them) has a great selection and are usually high quality since they target cosplayers. Amphigory has many good reviews as well. I’ve also bought from peri-wig.com but their selection is limited. If you look up the “commissioner review thread” on cosplay.com there should be some wig seller reviews.

If you are looking for a pre-styled wig then cosplay.com has a marketplace where people can sell their old stuff or their commissioning services. I think that would be the best place to check. Ebay also offers custom wigs but you may not find them for the characters you are making, you’ll have to check. I also believe some cosplay stores, such as cosplay magic, sell pre-styled wigs.

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