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Wig Styling with Ishida Uryuu by behindinfinity Wig Styling with Ishida Uryuu by behindinfinity
Yeah, apparently sewing isn't the only talent of everyone's favorite Quincy. :lol:

Disclaimer: I am not a professional hairdresser, nor had I received any formal training so follow my advice at your own risk! This is just what I've learned over years of cosplaying, making mistakes and learning from them.

Okay, so over the time we've been sharing our cosplay photos online, we've gotten countless questions on how we style our wigs, so I thought of making this silly yet (hopefully) educational tutorial to guide fellow cosplayers with wig styling. :)

In this tutorial, Ishida Uryuu will teach you how to customize a wig for cosplaying Uchiha Sasuke! May also be applicable for other characters with similar hairstyles like like L from Death Note or Jin Kazama from the Tekken series. We had so much fun making this tutorial, and we can only hope that you guys somehow learn something from it. :D

The wig used was a monotop (no artificial scalp) wig with synthetic fibers. We got it from a local wig seller; they don't do international shipping I'm afraid.

More photos of the finished wig:
:bulletblue::bulletgreen: The Will of Fire [link]
:bulletblue::bulletgreen: After Time [link]

Second attempt:
:bulletblue::bulletgreen: Konoha Gakuen: Detention [link]

:iconbehindinfinity: myself as Ishida Uryuu
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel as Uchiha Sasuke

:camera: photography by
Erving Go ~Huzafan
Kat Carpio ~moonlightflight
China Capay *snowpeachdrop

special thanks: artwork on the computer wallpaper is by :iconprodigybombay:

Tuxedo Team loves you!
(Missing members that day were definitely missed!)
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Leafybella Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"and remember to let the subject rest every once in a while, especially when the fumes start making them hear voices." XD
Lalottered Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this great tutorial!
ErlkoeniginCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Awww! Thatīs a nice Tutorial (and itīs so cute!!!)
I was laughing when you explained wahts not that great for cuting your wig. A herring! OMG! :dignity-laugh: :dignity-laugh: :dignity-laugh: :dignity-laugh: 
abeo-noctis1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this tutorial is helpful! i'm so going to try this next year xD but i loved the reference to monty python! XD 
Lucy-Livija Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you go to some hair-dresser school?
akatsuka-D-suna Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
*w* awesomeness
ForestDaughter Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Fave'd for the herring.
sadmac356 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
That was part of why I +fav'ed it, too; the other reason was because this has a lot of good info.
ohmyvee Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most funny and creative tutorial that I saw!
GambitAndRika Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazeing cheers my freind on a great job
anime12violet Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
heh that was cool
now I'm going to make some weird shit lol
Krzysiek2222 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
1,625 coments : D
Lokianna Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, this is extremely helpful, thank you!

And... I couldn't stop laughing at the herring at the beginning. xD
despairforme Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Am I the only one to see that the refs are not of Ishida? o.o
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   General Artist
You are the only one not to notice that this tutorial is for Sasuke's hairstyle, not Ishida's. :XD:
despairforme Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But the title? xD
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013   General Artist
It says "with Ishida", not "for Ishida" ;)
despairforme Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhhh!! ahahaha. x.x
FinnyLovesBard Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Or if you're really lazy about lifting each of the spikes, put the wig on a wighead, hold the wig in front of a fan with the base closest to the fan. Put about a quarter size amount of some hairglue into your hand and work through the hair as the fan blows on high. I styled mine over a year ago and its still holding up no problem, and the it ended up looking about the same as here. I was just too lazy to follow this tutorial exactly xD
TheDeadlyUnicorn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I must ask, do you need a good wig to do this with? or would a cheap and bad one work?
yozegami Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice one! <3
prettyWaHine Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! Wala na akong masabi! You reall are an all-around artist!
ThisLittleBluebird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:o so much win
FrayedFire Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
This is the only even remotely useful tutorial I have found on my search on how to thin and style wigs, and it's funny to boot. Thank you!
PARISHAH Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student
hey,that was cool!love it
TronLives Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! This is probably the funniest tutorial I've seen so far. Very enjoyable/amusing and still tells you everything you need to know! :D Nice job!
ask-zeitoshion Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
LCextrordinaire Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where you said sword, you should change it to say zampakto... ;)
Saimon-San Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
VickyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tutorial that made me laugh = WIN.
decemberflower111 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Nice job, Ishida ^^.
Peacherine Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
XDXDXD This is so funny. Thank you for sharing and making it enjoyable too! You both look great~
Reibanu Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD This is awesome! And it really helped, thank you!
ForeverSpacetravel Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
this sure is supah dupah helpful :D
catiekay Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exactly what I needed! Thank you! :)
VioletYuki Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
HAHAH. this is so cute XD !
Chigami Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so funnily done (go Ishida! XD) and easy to understand because there's many photos and explanations. Thank you so much for this!
loveorlife721 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is ingenius! But I don't think I'd be able to do it...It's my first time cosplaying and I don't want to look like a noob.
Chaotiv Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like this one.
Check out my Britney Spears iconic wigs :)
simone2897 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
I was lauging a lot through this
juh-z Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I don't know what is better here: all the nice Ishida hairstylist production or the Monty Python reference.
In anyway, this is awesome!
N-Hyuman80 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
No wonder my wigs haven't been coming out... What if I get my herring professionally sharpened? Are you sure that wouldn't work?
KaZoMa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
RenaInnocenti Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The technical name foe that "safety razor" is "feather razor"
Used to create layers and texture


Tutorial was really cute
BrasiliaNefetiri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there. I feel somewhat silly (and sorta pitiful) for actually coming out to ask for help on this one, as I'm typically very independent and like figuring things out for myself, but I really think that maybe you could bring some insight to me (if you have the time and are willing, that is).

You see, I've been wanting to cosplay as Mandy from the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy for quite some time now, and I've already done several demos for the wig, so I have a good idea what to do, but I'm still sure that it's not as good as I want it to be.

What would you suggest doing to achieve that "Mandy" hairstyle? I have my Got 2 Be hair glue and spray, my combs, etc, all on standby.

If you could offer some suggestions (or ever, dare I say, visuals) then I would be very grateful.

Thank you!
Chiralou Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gawd!! thanks sooo much!! ~nyan
kirakimm Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Artist
oh my gosh this is amazing!! bad im not cosplaying sasuke
ApplebeeJuice Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow thank you!! This is a realy good hair styling tutorial :D the part where you cut parallel to the hair direction looks like the technique hairdressers use and it looks great ;]
Luna-Goodies Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Things you must not use: A Herring,
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