How to Wear a Cosplay Wig

    2019-04-25 16:42:43

    Cosplay wigs are worn to make your intended character come to life. Most cosplay wigs are high-quality works of art intended for wear with the same costume for years at a time. Wearing a cosplay wig properly is as simple as remembering to put on a wig cap, putting the wig on properly, and pinning it in place.
    Make sure the wig is the right size for your head. Then choose a wig cap. Arrange your hair for the wig cap. If it's long enough, twist your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Then, flip that ponytail so that it lies up against your head, and the tail points toward or across your forehead. If your hair is short, pin it down with hair pins so that it fits easily into the wig cap. If your hair is very thick or curly, it will make it easier to pull your hair back if you wet it a little bit.
    Pull the wig cap on. The wig cap usually won't have a specified front or back. Start pulling on the cap from the back of your head if you have a lot of hair in a ponytail. Stuff as much of your hair as possible down toward the back of your neck, making sure it's still contained by the wig cap. If you have short hair or are bald, simply pull the wig cap on. Check to make sure all or most of your hair has been hidden by the cap. Secure the wig cap with snap clips.

    Slide the wig over your head. Hold the wig with both hands. The backs of your hands should be facing each other, and the fingers should be inside the wig with thumbs outside of the wig. Slowly begin to slide the wig over the cap. Place the wig's scalp line against your forehead. It should be placed just above your eyebrows. Tilt your head forward as you slowly stretch the back and sides of the wig down over your wig cap, sliding your fingers out from underneath the edges as you pull them down. Pull the wig down until it covers the back of your wig cap. The wig will stretch to accommodate any extra hair that you've stuffed into the back of your wig cap. Tug the back of the wig down until the front of it sits just below your natural hairline. If the wig you're wearing has bangs, you can let it sit a little higher—right at your natural hairline.
    Use bobby pins to secure your wig. Start piercing the bobby pins through the wig, the wig cap, and into your hair below. Work your bobby pins into the wig all along its edges at every angle possible. Your wig will be more and more stable with every pin you use.
    Style the wig. Once the wig is securely in place, you can style it to your liking. You may not need to style it, but you will probably want to at least brush it down from testing how secure it is. Hairspray is damaging to synthetic wigs, so you should only hold the style of the wig with hairspray if it is made of human hair.