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Yusei wig - WIP by Malindachan Yusei wig - WIP by Malindachan
9-20-2011:
This tutorial is really old! XD
Please check out my new one!

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a few of my buddies asked for me to take WIP pictures when I mentioned I was making a Yusei wig, so I did :3

I hope the tips I threw in there are helpful for cosplayers who need some wig styling ideas.

One thing I forgot to throw in there: use gravity to your advantage! I didn't really have to do it for Yusei, but for wigs where you have to get spikes that stick straight up in the air, pin the wig to the styrofoam head and hang it upside down while you style it (that's how I pulled off my Yami wig) XD

Yusei is (c) Kazuki Takahashi
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:icongreenbetty:
GreenBetty Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Hey may i have permission to feature your progress photos in my facebook page? i will give full credit. its meant to assist other cosplayers in completing their projects, and answering any questions they may have! check it out and get back to me THANKS!
www.facebook.com/amateurcospla…
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DeadChesh Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I know this isn't about your wig, but I was wondering what did you use for the orange spheres on your coat? They look so amazing in your pictures. c:
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Shade-SilverWing Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there!^^
I checked out both tutorials and I think they are really helpful (especially the second)!
I've noticed the orange things from Yusei's jacket lying in the background of some of your photos...I really wonder how to make them. Could you tell me please? I would be soooooo grateful if you could give me some tips!! I may be good in sewing, but I'm such a loser when it comes to crafting things...>_<

Thanx in advance!! =)
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hawk-silex Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
wow!! awesome work!!
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SilverPayn Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:worship:
This is AMAZING! You really did a fantastic job. That is a quality cosplay wig. :D
Question: How does Aqua Net stack up against Got2B Glued? I've been using Got2B and it's a little heavy so I'm wondering if I should make the switch.
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial is pretty old lol; I have a link in the comments box for the newer tutorial.

When I started using Got2B, I never went back to Aqua net; I always thought Got2B stuck better. If it's too heavy, then try using it more sparingly; it doesn't take a whole lot to do the job. The reason I use glue in the very tips of the spikes is because it helps hold them together well enough that I don't need as much hairspray.
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SilverPayn Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I see. And sorry about not seeing the newer tutorial. ^^;
Sounds good! Now that I think about it, I am using quite a bit of Got2B. I'll cut back. Thanks for answering my questions! ^_^
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okami-chan1023 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
how did you keep the spikes up???
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would recommend looking at my newer tutorial here: [link]
It's a much easier process with better results XD
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:iconbaings:
baings Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student General Artist
lol my aunt works for the company that makes those boxes *fail*
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:iconvalxonia:
valxonia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great tutorial !
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T-lover Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist
so amazing! you're so amazing Malindachan!!
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Pandas-and-Pocky Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Totally going to ignore the abuse of the Harry Potter book. xD No I'm joking. This tutorial really helped me with a wig I need to style!! <3
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, that wasn't abuse, that was pimping!
No HP books were harmed in the making of this tutorial XD

Though, I do have a newer tutorial that I posted in the artist comments box that might be more helpful :3
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x-KingdomHeartless-x Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
wow this is amazing! nice work <3
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Meza-Uchiha Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
PRAISE THE LORD thanks malindachan ill use this and lol sorry about my random comments earlier i really do think you and your buddies are THE BEST COSPLAYERS AND PEOPLE IN EXSISTANCE
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Meza-Uchiha Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
PRAISE THE LORD thanks malindachan ill use this and lol sorry about my random comments earlier i really do think you and your buddies are THE BEST COSPLAYERS AND PEOPLE IN EXSISTANCE
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Dotachan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Ah wow this is great, I can't wait to redo making my own now
This has really helped with some of the tricky parts though
So amazing!!
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sonikkufan17 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student General Artist
You are full of win XD
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MyEternalNight Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
:wow: i can't style hair to save my life TT.TT
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:iconmeza-uchiha:
Meza-Uchiha Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
amazing! i styled my first wig (shippuden Sasuke) a few weeks back, came out ok but some parts were cut too short :/. hopefully in the future i'll be able to style them as amazingly as you!
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KoryXIII Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
I didn't had this tutorial faved yet? lol xD
Greeeeeeeat work, you're amazing!
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Kettuhattu Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yu-Gi-Oh series probably has the most strange hairstyles of all but I have to say you nailed this one! It looks very good, best what I have seen - EVER! So you can be proud of our wig styling skills. And I'm very happy you share these WIP photos with us. It helps a lot other cosplayers.
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WispsofDarkness Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this makes me less nervous about styling wigs...then again, this makes it look so easy XP My friends and I are starting to get into cosplay and we need as much information as we can get to start us out so this really helps! ^^ Thanks so much for putting it up <3
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Seallux Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
OMG thanks sooo much =D !! ^^~
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Dairoku-Kazekage Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Life saver...i want to cosplay as Yusei and was like freaking out about the wig!! Thankx
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Dairoku-Kazekage Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Life saver...i want to cosplay as Yusei and was like freaking out about the wig!! Thankx
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Yuseichan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It look´s so easy but I can´t do this.
I want to style a Yusei Wig but it doesn´t work.
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Leyyamaguy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
OHHH YEAAHH!you sure know how to do it!
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AnzuVampire Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
*_* thanks!
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Forever-Forgotten22 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Sweet, I wish I could go to an anime convention. The wig looks awesome!
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liriana Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student General Artist
where can you get 'aqua net'???
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
In the US, you can get it almost anywhere you can buy hairspray
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shuika Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist
thanks for showing XD It's an really good wig XD great job D
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shadowfan01 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
This will come in handy big time! :3
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cherrynahme Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student General Artist
xD congrats it look same!
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SilverPheonix-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where did you get the extensions from? :3 (I am now aiming to do my own wig~)
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I had them leftover from when I styled my Yami wig. I think they were from Doctored Locks, but you can also get them on Amphigory or some local wig shops
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:iconnemozero:
NemoZero Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
thank you so much! I'm going as Yusei either the end of this month or in March :D
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heyimbatgirl Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Thank you so much for making this tutorial! My little brother is going to be Yusei for Halloween and we just bought a wig today. This tutorial is going to be suuuuuper helpful.
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rocknetto Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amzing simply amzing, i think iam going to use this technique
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:iconpaitucker:
paitucker Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
harry potter,,,, niceee. Good wig by the way, gives me lots of ideas.
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dark-driger Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
I was hoping you'd done one of these!!!

Ever since I first saw your cosplay I was curious about how you styled such an amazing wig.

This is a big help for some of my future cosplays. Thank you so much!!!!
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CitrusKnight Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Wow! Thanks SO much for making this tutorial here >ww< I'm making a Ash Ketchum wig and I'm trying to spike it to the best of my abilities instead of just having it flat like most Ash costumes have it, so this is a great tutorial for me to look at for spiking it ~
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Phantomgirl808 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I want that wig!!!!!! You want to know what is super scary? I can make my hair like Yusei's.
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stalydan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
On a scale of one to ten (one being really easy, ten being really hard), how much would you rate this wig in difficulty?

I'd go with 7 myself after I tried to style the spikes. They just wouldn't stay up D: Though this has been my first time styling a wig.
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd agree with a 7. It's hard styling it the first time
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UndergroundRacer57 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
This is so awesome! I really want to style this wig now just to try it. xD You did an awesome job with those highlights; I'd be so scared to try it by myself without help from others. :o
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ShadowFox-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student
you can choose your price ^ ^
hope I hear something from you x (
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KaylaNostrade Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
I LOVE IT!
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