The wig essential in cosplay because it completes the portrayal of the character. Without the wig (since most of the characters have out-of-this-world hair color and style) some fans may not recognize the character being cospalyed. A wig can make or break a cosplay too so choosing the right wig is important too.
Some characters can be cosplayed using your own hair. Take for example this trial I made a few months ago:
|Mari Makinami of Neon Genesis Evangelion 2.0|
Some of my wigs...
Some of my wigs are made of kanekalon fiber. These wigs are durable and heat resistant so it can be styled in anyway you want using correct methods. Most of the cosplay wigs are made of kanekalon especially those that are sold online. Some brands like the Lucaille, Grand Yound and Fantasy Sheep offers a lot of styles of wigs in different prices. Of course Kanekalon wigs cost more than those synthetic wigs because of the quality.
|My wig here is from Lucaille|
Synthetic wigs are those shiny wigs in lower prices. Some of these wigs are easily damaged and are not heat resistant. So styling it may result to breakage of the fibers.
|Low quality wig|
|Meilifang wig for Ichigo cosplay|
I need a wig for cosplay. Where should I buy one?
Online shopping is one of the ways in buying a wig since most branded wigs are only available online. Ebay is a good place to find kanekalon wigs that are already styled. Facebook online shopping is also a choice in buying wigs but be extra careful because we can never be sure of the legitimacy of the shops since they do not use Paypal in accepting payment for orders.
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