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A cosplay wig is a perfect costume accessory, especially if you’re dressing as a favorite character from your favorite anime or TV show. It’s also the perfect way to change up your style between every day and Halloween! You’ll need some hairspray, bobby pins and styling gel for this tutorial, so grab those before we get started!

How to Put on a Cosplay Wig

Putting on a cosplay wig can be a daunting task, but with a little preparation, it can be easy. Here are a few steps to help you put on your wig for cosplay:

  • Start by parting your hair in the middle and clipping it out of the way.
  • Put the wig cap on your head and stretch it to fit.
  • Tie the wig straps around the back of your head, making sure that the wig is snug against your scalp.
  • Cut off any excess wig straps if necessary.
  • Take the top half of the wig and place it over your head, making sure that the front is facing forwards.
  • Secure the top of the wig in place with a few bobby pins.
  • Gradually work your way to the back of the wig, pinning it in place as you go. Take care to smooth out any hair that may peek through the wig cap.
  • Once you’ve finished securing the top and sides of your wig, you can use an elastic band to tie the hair into a ponytail.
  • Place the wig head over your hair and secure it in place with bobby pins, tucking any loose ends under the netting of the cap.
  • Smooth out any bumps or lumps underneath your wig using some setting lotion or styling gel.
  • Finish off by applying a bit of wig glue to the underside of your wig and spraying it lightly with some wig spray.

Tips for Wearing and Styling your Cosplay Wig

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There are a few things to keep in mind when putting on a wig for your cosplay:

  • Make sure your hair is completely dry before you put on the wig. If your hair is wet, the wig will slip and slide around.
  • Start by putting the wig on your forehead, then bring it down over your hair. If you have long hair, you may need to put a clip or two in the back of the wig to hold it in place.
  • Style the wig however you want it to look. You can use hairspray, gel, or whatever else you want to help keep it in place.
  • When you’re done wearing the wig, take it off from behind. Shake out your own hair and style as you normally would.
  • If your cosplay is long and you have short hair – if you want the wig to sit properly, consider buying a wig cap for extra security between your head and the wig.
  • If you’re going to be wearing a wig all day, don’t forget that the back of your head will perspire. This means you must have a wig cap on underneath to control the amount of sweat the wig absorbs onto it.
  • Lastly, if you are feeling especially extra with any part of the process, don’t be afraid to style or cut your wig after it is already wearing it.

After a few tries, putting on a cosplay wig should become second nature to you.

Different Ways to Wear a Wig

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There are a few different ways to wear a wig. You can put it on like a hat, pin it to your head, or use hair clips. Whichever way you choose, make sure the wig is comfortable and fits well. You don’t want it to slip off or feel too tight. Also, be sure to style the wig the way you want it before you wear it.

Let’s take a look at some of these styles:

Method 1

The first method is very simple. Simply place the wig over your head and pull it on like a hat. If you have thin, shoulder-length hair or shorter, this can work well. But for longer hair, you’ll probably want to do something else because the wig might look too fake.

Method 2

You can also pin the wig to your head with bobby pins. Start by placing the wig on your head upside-down. Pin the front and back sections of hair to your scalp. Then, pin any loose hair underneath so it’s out of sight.

Make sure not to put bobby pins directly into your scalp. They can hurt or cause damage if you leave them in too long. If your wig is very large, you’ll need a lot of bobby pins to hold it in place.

Method 3

If your hair is short, use both wig clips and bobby pins. First, divide your hair into two sections. Then, clip up the back section and pin it around your head to keep it in place.

Next, divide the front section of hair into several smaller pieces, making a fringe across your forehead. Use bobby pins to hold the wig clips in place along your hairline and behind your ears.

Method 4

The last method is the most comfortable. It works best if you have short hair or thin braids that tie your real hair back. Start by placing the wig on your head upside-down. Next, use a wig headband and attach it to the front of the wig with bobby pins just as you would with thin braids.

Then, take your real hair and braid it. Tie off the end with a clear elastic band. Take the bobby pins out of the wig headband and place them in your braided hair to hold it in place. You can even use small ponytail holders instead of bobby pins.

In Conclusion

Putting on a cosplay wig can be a daunting task, but with a few simple steps, you can have your wig on in no time. Make sure to practice a few times before your next cosplay event, and you’ll be looking like your favorite character in no time.

SnowDragon: Breath Of The Wind Link Cosplay
SnowDragon: Breath Of The Wind Link Cosplay

On a side note, if you’re looking for someone to collaborate with on cosplay shootings, look no further than SnowDragon. He’s a talented cosplayer who’s always up for a fun shoot. You can get in touch with him via Instagram.