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    Default Wig or actual hair

    Do you use a wig for cosplay? I do and am assuming most do. But I am wondering if anyone gets their actual hair done like their character. I think that would be fun to do.

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    1) you will very likely damage every fibre of your hair
    2) normal hair dye lasts for months and dont think many people like to stay with bright orange or purple hair for so long haha. of course, you could always dye it back to your original colour, but a wig would be more affordable imo

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    I've never bought a wig for cosplaying. I tend to cosplay characters that have the same hair color as me so I don't have to die or buy something extra.
    As Hibiku said, if you are cosplaying a large variety of characters and they have weird styles or lots of different colored hair, you will likely damage your hair... a lot.


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    There are temporary dyes you can use in your hair alongside of a ton of hairgel to make anime hair, but whether or not you'd want to do that depends on what you're planning on doing while cosplaying. The temporary hairdye doesn't look realistic (then again, neither do wigs), but one problem it has is that it tends to rub off on things...so if you're planning on sitting in chairs and whatnot a lot which have headrests, temp dye is not the way to go.
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    I don't really like using real hair to cosplay since it tends to come out looking too thin, dry, or not bright enough in colour. Characters are usually drawn with smooth-looking and thick hair so I'd prefer using a wig, even if the character has the same hair colour/style as mine :x

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    I don't use a wig when I have the hair of the person I am cosplaying. Otherwise wig all the way. They are such a great accessory.


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    better use wig
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    i'd rather use wigs than damage mi natural hair >_<
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    hair looks natural.
    but if you don't want to damage ur hair. wigs are the only option
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    I wouldn't mind coloring my hair a certain color just to Cosplay a character and I don't Cosplay very often either, but the problem with natural hair for me is getting the right haircut which is difficult and sometimes close to impossible, I feel even with a good wig it would still look lifeless and thin compared to the character.
    Well to answer your question: I would say a wig, because you can get long hair and short hair anytime, plus the style and it would remain like that all day long. I don't mind coloring my hair but I would hesitate to cut it.


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