Combining Two Wigs Into One

Thursday, 7 July 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

All wigs have a netted or elastic foundation onto which wefts (or strips) of hair are sewn.  It is quite easy – though tedious – to remove these rows of hair and transfer them onto another wig, effectively doubling the thickness of your original wig.  Although this technique of wefting makes ponytails look horrendously patchy,  […]

Straightening Wigs

Thursday, 19 May 2011, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

The following method uses high-temperature water to melt your wig for the purpose of “unstyling”.  This is one of many ways to manipulate your wig using heat.  We would like to give credit to Katie Bair for developing this styling method. . YOU WILL NEED: mannequin head, wig stand, quilting pins, saucepan, meat thermometer, conditioner, […]

Wearing Wig Caps

Thursday, 6 January 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Wigs greatly compliment any costume, but their authenticity is ruined when you can see strands of your own hair poking out beneath the wig.  We always recommend that cosplayers wear wig caps underneath the actual wig as a way of holding it in place.  It is important, however, not to shove your hair underneath the wig cap, […]

Costumes on Haight

Thursday, 7 October 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Ever since I accepted the makeup artist position at California’s Great America, I’ve been running low on Ben Nye makeup.  Rather than ordering the makeup online, I decided to search for local retailers in San Francisco that might have a good selection.  When I visited Costumes on Haight, I noticed these felt wigs on one […]

Changing the Color of Your Wig

Thursday, 13 May 2010, 12:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

When it comes to dying your wig, there are several options from which you can choose.  In the past, we have experimented with colored sharpies, cheap hairspray, and acrylic paints.  Although each method has its own adverse side effects (such as staining your costume or making your wig impossible to comb), we have learned how […]

Purchasing Quality Wigs

Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Although wigs can be made from human hair, synthetic fiber wigs are the most common and the least expensive. You can expect to purchase a wig for about forty dollars; however, price is not always a good indicator of quality. Rather, we wish to teach you how to recognize a quality wig based upon a […]

Why Should You Wear a Wig?

Thursday, 22 April 2010, 11:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

There are many reasons for a cosplayer to use their natural hair instead of a wig.  Some cosplayers might enjoy styling and coloring their hair.  Others might worry about their budget and consider wigs too expensive. But even with these considerations, there is still a significant drawback to using natural human hair; it is rarely […]

Katie Bair

Thursday, 4 March 2010, 10:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Cosplay Excellence

This week reveals another professional cosplayer named Katie Bair.  Although I have never had the opportunity to see her cosplay outfits, she is revered within the cosplay community.  She has invested herself in a diverse range of businesses, including cosplay wigs, ball-jointed dolls, and manga books, effectively creating a niche for herself as a successful […]

Traveling with Wigs

Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 21:18 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Recently, I’ve been trying to answer the question, “How do I transport my wigs to and from the convention center?”  As you can see from the picture above, my most recent solution was to throw my wigs (and wig supplies) in a box and pack the car to make sure nothing would fall on top […]