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Cloud Strife Wig by Malindachan Cloud Strife Wig by Malindachan
Edit: Ok, some fAQs to answer~
Q: Is it made of plastic?
A: Well, if you mean the wig fibers, then yes. I used a synthetic wig, which is technically plastic fibers instead of human hair. It is a styled wig of hair-like fibers though, not something sculpted or made from a mold (though I do feel styling crazy wigs is a lot like creating a sculpture of sorts)

Q: What products did you use?
A: Got2be hairspray and fabric glue.

Q: How did you get it so smooth?
A: I don't load intense amounts of hairspray into wigs. Doing that will clump the fibers together and make everything look really stringy and gross. I put just a tiny bit of fabric glue in the tips of the spikes to help hold them together, and I lightly spray the rest of the spikes with got2be hairspray (and use a blowdryer to help speed the process along). It also helps that I've gotten lots of practice styling wigs over the years. It's one of my favorite parts of costuming and one of my specialties :3
Also, this wig took me a week to style. I was being very particular of how it all looked as I styled it >___<

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This wig has caused me so much trouble. XD It also doesn't help that almost every reference was so different!

I intended on having Cadet Cloud (FFVII Crisis Core) done by this weekend, but the wig took me so long that I didn't have time to finish everything else I had left to do. So instead I'm going as causal!Cloud this Friday at Louisianime. It's gunna be awesome; I feel like a backstreet boy.

I would have used a Punky or Jareth base normally, but neither style had the color I was looking for. I got a platinum blonde Magnum from Arda wigs [link] (color 81), but it wasn't quite thick enough for the style, so I combined a second one into it. This wig took me about a week to style since I was hand-sewing wefts for a few days.
I used my Cloud Play Arts figure as my main reference, though my styling job is not as spot-on as it could be (but that's just me being my own worst critic XD).

Thanks to everyone watching on my cosplay facebook page for the support and feedback during this whole process! Hope you guys enjoyed the progress shots XD
Can't wait to get the whole thing done. Cloud is one of my fav video game characters of all time :3 I guarantee to have the whole cosplay done in time for A-kon.

Final Fantasy VII is (c) Squaresoft/Squeenix
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:iconferalglance:
feralglance Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Rockin'.  (:
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krazycrystalstar Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg! So purf, I miserably failled when I tried to do Blackstar's hair style XD
Soul Eater - Blackstar Running 
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NoeruMultiWeaboo360 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Professional General Artist
dat hair doe
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BoxBoy474 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
r u a girl or a boy, if u r a girl can you play roblox with me?
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:icondreamdemon01:
dreamdemon01 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Very clean and neat looking! :D
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:icontigergomeow:
Tigergomeow Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Damn this wig's lit ok sign f2u 
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:iconravenfromfinland:
Ravenfromfinland Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
this is so beautifu, I love how flawless it looks! 
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:iconbenjamintdickens:
BenjaminTDickens Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
This is stunning. Just stunning.
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:iconsayianianian:
SayIanIanIan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's how I always imagined his hair looking, good job!
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paulc1425 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013

hi do you sell the wigs I need one for my cosplay

 

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:iconb33creative:
B33Creative Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Do you sell these? I need on Advent Children style for my channel on Twitch.tv :)
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:iconbarakashi:
BaraKashi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow cool!
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kiyotea Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I dunno why I hadn't favorited this before, but the wrongs have been righted. :)
Great wig! I'm hoping to get into wig making...

Eventually. :p
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James-Courtney Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! very interesting, nice job.
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xXxNightShadowXxX Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
holy crap that's a cooool wig.... how did you spike it like that? same questions like the person on the bottom...:iconcloudcameplz:
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:iconkokutanlufi:
KoKuTanLuFi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Photographer
When you style your wigs, where do you start first? Top or bottom? Do you separate each layer first?
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Shinobis-Destiny Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh cool i guess i saw you in a video on youtube together with a zack cosplayer^^ could it be?
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SeikotoKazuko Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
It looks like Roxas's hair (Kingdom hearts) but its very good!! I like it :D
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peterandwendy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool
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BlytheWolf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Do u take commissions??? I would love a wig similar to this but the advent children hair style
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:iconninja-jenny-chan:
ninja-jenny-chan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
THAT'S THE PERFECT WIG. *loves it*
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:iconwolfenalchemist:
WolfenAlchemist Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
You could SO cut something with those spikes!
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:iconnicole22strife:
nicole22strife Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish i had a wig that well made...you did a great job.....
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:iconwirr-kopf:
Wirr-Kopf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
turned out totalle awesome ^^
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:icony0shiip0shii:
y0shiip0shii Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wig is so perfect O-O PERFECTION! howd you get it that way? it looks great!
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:iconcloudochan:
Cloudochan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
that is a good looking wig......well done
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:iconyumix17:
Yumix17 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
its.......AMAZING *sparkel sparkel*
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Joey--Kun Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen a lot of your work and fff this is amazing. I love the color and the boldness of the spikes
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T-lover Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist
I'm lost for words, you've got to be the best wig styler ever!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconangelichu:
Angelichu Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Artist
this looks amazing!
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:iconberumi:
Berumi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
awesome work, Im actually trying to style a wig for chrisis core cloud right now and youre tips were very useful!
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ToysAndChocolate Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
OhmyGOD. I never ever found a wig that was quite like his hair - and well, his hair IS so damn difficult - but you did it O_O :heart: It looks amazing!! for sure one of my favourite Cloud wigs EVER.
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :3
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ToysAndChocolate Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
You're welcome! :heart:
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kaoristrife Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist
...yeah...
okay, ordering a cloud wig from you, when
I cosplay him.
....from you...for sure.
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KuraiDraws Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
that has got to be THE best cloud wig I have ever seen, hands down!
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:iconakatetrisii:
akatetrisii Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD, THIS IS AMAZING. I like your technique, I do believe I shall try that... :)
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Maxieyi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
HOLY SHIT this is amazing! *applaudes* i was thinking of using your technique for my alucard wig and grell my only concern is can the fabric glue was out ? or do i need to get a new wig when i fuck up ? i look forward to your advice.
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roxas519 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
GOLD SAUCER RACING T-SHIRT FTW!!!!
...and nice wig, btw...*ahem* sorry
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ArtsyShan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
That wig is Beautiful ^^
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xShadow-Lightx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That wig looks really amazing. Where do you buy your wigs?
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I style all my wigs myself, though where I get the bases varies. I usually like to go to Amphigory, Arda, Cosworx, or ebay, though I do still look around on places like Epic Cosplay and Cosplayfu since they've got some good quality wig bases too :3
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xShadow-Lightx Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for the places. Your skills in wig styling are really awesome. =]
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soraxriku13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student
OMG!!! I have the same..err...jacket thingy!! O.o...XD

Awesome wig! your tips helped me with my Sora wig! ;D
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome, and thanks! :D
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TumultOfTheCat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Sooo awesome!!!!!!!!
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kuma-has-a-kettcar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist
You're definitely a nice female Cloud ;)
One thing I have to ask before I can go to sleep: Where did you get this shirt???? *___*
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I designed and painted the design on it myself! :3
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:iconphoenixbrahne:
PhoenixBrahne Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
It's so perfect T___T All other Cloud wigs are so fail.
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meryllyn Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
wow, this is very nice! I'm in awe!
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