There are two important factors that you should consider while playing a cosplay character. They are your clothes and hairstyles. You will be able to full justice to your character only when you match your dress with the appropriate hairstyle. When you try different hair styles with your natural hair, it takes a lot of time to get it right and an equal (if not longer) amount of time to de-style it and get it back to its original state. This is where a cosplay wig comes to your rescue. These wigs are available in different colours, patterns and lengths. They are quite affordable as well; so, you can purchase wigs as per your character and flaunt your style in your group. Here are a few points that you need to keep in mind when you buy these wigs:
Know your character
Wigs for cosplay characters are made from fibre strips and come in various designs. If you want to choose the right wig for your head, you should have a thorough understanding of the cosplay character that you are playing. Do an extensive research on the internet about this character to understand the various patterns of hairstyles that he/she follows. This will help you decide the length, type, material and accessories for the wig. Sometimes, you may not get the exact length of the wig that your character demands. In these cases, it is best to get a long wig and then style it according to your needs.
Whenever you buy a cosplay wig from any store (online or brick & motor), you should always check if the wig is resistant to heat. You should buy only those wigs that have heat resistance capacity because this would mean that you can use apply gels or sprays on your wig after blow drying it on low heat. You may have to subject your wig to curls, straightening or iron treatments that require a fair degree of heat. Therefore, always choose wigs that are clearly mentioned as heat-resistant.
Importance of colour
Cosplay wigs are far different from Halloween wigs. The former is more colourful and cheaper than the latter. Don't hesitate to shade bright shades of colour on your wigs, especially if the attire you wear is going to be vibrant. If the cosplay character that you plan to portray is quite a bright personality, you have to choose bright coloured wigs as well. When you buy wigs from stores, ensure that you cross check the colours under the sunlight and in the absence of light, so that you know the true shades. Sometimes, a slight variation of shade can cause a big difference in your overall looks.
Buy a lot of wig accessories like clip-in pigtails, clip-in buns, clip-in bangs, wig gels and sprays. Use professional cutters that people at the spa do to cut your wig and personalise it the way you want by adding high ponytails, side-parting and a lot more, by using these clips. This is a cheaper option than wasting time, effort and money in looking for the exact length and style of wig that your character sports.
When you choose a proper cosplay wig, you will be able to full justice to the character that you are playing. To sport the right style of wig, you should spend considerable time in knowing more about the looks and attitude of the character that you plan to play and watch how he/she carries off his/her hairstyle.