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New Yusei Wig by Malindachan New Yusei Wig by Malindachan
Edit: Now with a tutorial! Progress photos and detailed information all here:

It's been over 3 years since I styled my first Yusei wig, and I'm happy to say it's gotten lots of love and use. I've had to fix it up numerous of times between conventions to retain its shape, but after so long the frizz builds up and the spikes get harder to fix. I figured that it was about time to style a new one, and I admit I was a bit intimidated by it even though I've already done it before. I wanted this new wig to reflect how much I've grown as a cosplayer in these past few years.

I was using a different base than the first one (Jareth from Arda-wigs instead of a Punky XL), and I was having such a hard time getting the spikes to stay up to the point that I almost gave up. I stepped away from it for a couple months, and I came back to it after an idea came to me. I knew what I needed to do.

I'm really happy with how this wig turned out. The shape in the spikes is more accurate to how Yusei's hair is supposed to be, and it's a lot more dramatic than my first wig. I'm so excited to be premiering this wig at Afest this weekend :3

I took some progress photos, but a few of them I need to get from other people (since I didn't always have a camera on me and had to borrow one). If I can gather them all together I'll post the process on how I did it.

Yugioh 5D's is (c) Kazuki Takahashi
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YukiSacra Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I WANT!!!!!!
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SethImmortal Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Malindachan, you have the most amazing wigs.
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AmieLouiseThomas Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Well Done Malinda! :D
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KawaiiAnimeplusheart Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Artist
BEST WIG MAKER OUT THERE! (drumroll).................MALINDACHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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aanglove Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS FREAKING AMAZING YOU ARE A GOD
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Fall-Out-Girl-201 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Artist
NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED IT!
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alucard2323 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
thats pretty boss i want one
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Luvlitchi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You would make tons of money with these on Ebay...
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butters111 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Artist
wish i had one of this
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Dragonlady97 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Artist
<3 His hair is beautiful.
Hope I can learn to style wigs like you. x0x
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natsuki9surei Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
THIS IS SO BADDASS!!!!!!!!!!!!! 0w0 If i ever saw u wearing this i would run up and get a picture with you. Just fair warning!
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lazybug659 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student General Artist
very well done. I have to say that this is one of the complex wigs that I have seen that actually appears to be like that in the anime. Job well done.
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theoriginalflyingl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Great job!
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lawlietlk Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I know you've probably answered this somewhere before, but I gotta ask...

How in the world do you put it on without ruining it!?!? o.O
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darkkfaery Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student
That is so unreal. You continue to dumbfound me with your talent ALL THE TIME
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angel-heart13 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow, you really did an amazing job! You've defiantly improved!
It's a lot smoother and shapely, and the spikes are sharper and more definite. I can tell you're much more confident and comfortable, and can especially see this in the back view, (which is my favorite part btw). :D
Very cool to see how you're growing as a stylist. You should be proud of how much you've accomplished! C:
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AXYIC Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
You are very good : D I wish I could make wigs just like you, but it is hard to get wigs around here, so... even getting the base is hard. I hope I can fullfill this dream one day, soon ^_^ Wish me a good time. I hope you did good at the Afest.
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PsychicInkwell Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Gahhh! You're honestly my favorite cosplayer, and you're the reason I'm getting into cosplay. You've motivated me so much. <3
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zero--kiryu-kun Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
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Kai0080 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Whenever you're open to commissions next I would LOVE to have a Yusei wig!!!! its a Cosplay I've been dying to do! but I fail at doing wigs XD
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AkatsukiMirage Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
lol, his lobster highness hair. XD XD XD
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vk-tsuki Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
My god, so perfect o_o
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Busterblader02 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
do you think you could do another tutorial for this yusei wig or do we just follow the original one you made only we order the Jareth wig instead of the Punky-XL?
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elefluff Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I have a question: do you have a tutorial on how you put on wigs? I've made a couple of spikey wigs before, but when I try to put them on, I always get scared the spikes are going to rip apart. Any tips?
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DarthRey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
woooooooooooow!!! ^_^
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RoyalNerddotcom Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
*awesome* job!! We love it like whoa <3

Can't wait for the progress pics! :eager:
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scars-of-orichalcum Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
wow! that looks awesome.how did you spike the wig?
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Shunhades Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Awww I wanna buy one. =<
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Nami06 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist
WOW the new wig is awesome _!
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ManaDarkMagicianGirl Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
The nbew wig is so Shiny and awesome! I can see how you describe it as "Dramatic" XD but I adore this ^w^ old wig was cutes too tho ^^!
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zabuza890 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
omg
that looks amazing
epic work is epic
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CrimsonPureBlooded Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Photographer
How did you do the yellow parts? *^* Where they seperate to the black? I always admire your wigs, you're truely brilliant!!
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mistress0fyaoi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
oh wow that is sooo cool!
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StardustRoseDragon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   General Artist
Sleek! Looks awesome! :D
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Koiwai-chan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Amazing job as usual~!!
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XeroNecross Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow that looks wonderful! I'm so jealous o.o
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gracie-is-a-pie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student General Artist
It looks amazing! :D
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HikariHellion Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice. I can't wait for progress pics! I'm hoping to style a Yusei wig as well for cosplay sometime in the future....and I'm a little intimidated by his hairdo....
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ZippyC Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011   Photographer
Looks awesome! :o I'm interested to see how you managed it, because I tried a Jareth wig as a base some time ago and gave up on it xDD
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
herp derp, late reply but here ya go if you haven't seen it yet! :D [link]
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xTwisteD-LollipoPx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow!! This is just incredible!! Great job!! ^.^
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Owl-bound Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Impressive as always.~ :D
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IrkinExperiment995 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Holy crap that is amazing :O



CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLES!
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fuyuhana-san Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
i definitely like this version of the yusei wig than your old one. nice job.
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nokki Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh you and your awesome wig styling skills cosplaying skills.
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yubeljesse14 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
IT...... LOOKS....... AWESOME... TOTALLY LOVE IT
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BoogermeisterNeema Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got a question. When I was watching a special about behind the scene at the VMAs, I've heard that one of the stylists nuked a bright orange wig with red dye for Rihanna. Is that true that one can do that with hair dye and microwave? Just curious....
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Uzumaki-1987 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Amazing!! It definately shows how much you have achieved since the last wig, your way of styling has improved, and it seems your getting more and more used to wigs than ever. Good on you. Wish i could be as good XD cant wait to see new yusei pics with this one too :D
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Sharly-Puh Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow, I'm really amazed.
This Yuei-wig is perfect.
You are the queen of wigs.

May I ask you a question? Did you add some black hair-extensions? Or did your base-wig had enough hair. Because when I added extensions to my wig, I had the feeling, I had too much hair. >.<'''

Greetings Sharly
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residentexorcist Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks great my dear! So nice and clean. You can definitely see how you have improved as a cosplayers. Its spot on. <3
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