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23 January 2006 @ 12:49 pm
Does it make a difference?  
Ok, the character has red hair, while I have lightish brown. The hair style isn't difficult for real hair, but for a wig it would require interweaving and (possibly) a permanent setting. In the interest of time, ease, and money, is it better to forgo accuracy for a better overall look?
Seiya: Seiya - Cosplay 3ssfseiyakou on January 23rd, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
Everyone has their own take on this. Here's mine.

It's the little things that separates average cosplay from great cosplay. If you are doing it for fun, then don't worry about it. If you want to go for accuracy, then yes.

I'm the type of person who notices things. Wrong wig. Wrong shoes. Things like that. I mean, I do not go up to people and go OMG YOU FORGOT THE HAIRTIE!!!!!! Nor will I go behind peoples backs and whisper mean things. But, I will note to myself that, hmm.. those should have been boots instead of sneakers.

I'm also a wig fanatic. I realize not everyone likes them, or can afford them, or even gives a crap about them. I do. *points to the 30 wigs on shelves around the cosplay room*

Then again, I'm anal retentive. ^_~
Morgan Skyemorganskye on January 23rd, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
Then perhaps you're the woman I need to get help from. ^_^

While I do cosplay for fun, and usually don't really care if someone isn't doing it 'just right', I can nit-pick a bit on my own stuff. Like the shoes on my Pepper aren't exactly right, they're close enough that the average person won't notice. Also, my hair is close enough that I don't need a wig. However, for this one hair is another story...

I'm wanting to do Jessica from Dragonquest. She's simple and current, plus I don't think there will be many girls doing her.

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I'm thinking I'll need to weave in exentions to cover up whatever inner wig parts showing. I also have the strong impression that I really won't be able to use the wig for much else, since her hair will be in pony tails forever. Yes? No?
Seiya: Seiya - Oopsssfseiyakou on January 23rd, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
Yes. Once you put them up in ponytails and do all the hard work you are planning on it - you won't want to take it down.

If you want the back part like that, you'll need to sew in a part. I'll see if I can find the one tutorial a friend wrote, and send it to you. I thought I bookmarked it, but I guess not. Dur hur hur.
Morgan Skye: der kommisarmorganskye on January 23rd, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
*grin* Thanks a lot. Now I just have to find a place with 1) good wigs that don't cost a fortune and 2) they have add-ons in the same color.
Crissy: Crissy - Sailor Marssunseenli on January 23rd, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
Personally, I think lightish brown is close enough to red to let it go. I do Sailor Mars cosplay with my natural brown hair, and I've never heard any public complaints.
Morgan Skye: candymorganskye on January 23rd, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC)
If the wig proves too difficult, or if I can find a good temp dye, I'll go that route. I'll also be putting a *ton* of work into the costume, so I want that to show through from head to toe. Although I get the feeling I'm in over my head with this. @_@

I do have one costume I keep my real hair for. It's not even close to the right length, but it's the right color so most people don't say anything. ^_^