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Wig Styling 101: Spiking
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Published: November 6, 2012
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I know I sorta covered this info in my Cloud wig tutorial and Yusei tutorial, but I've been wanting to make a simpler tutorial that was more about the basics rather than tackling crazy styles that needed extra extensions or foam/felt forms (The Cloud tutorial is more like an intermediate spiking tutorial, and the Yugioh wig tutorials are more advanced techniques).

To see my other wig tutorials, check out my folder here: [link]

Wig used in this tutorial was a Jaguar in Ginger Blonde 027 from [link]
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Bedeviled-Stallion50's avatar
Bedeviled-Stallion50Hobbyist General Artist
This could really help with my cosplay of Sora from No Game No Life. Thank you so much! :D
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OkamiTakahashiStudent Digital Artist
Gonna try this for my Skyward Link!
EmperorZheng's avatar
EmperorZhengProfessional Traditional Artist
your guild really help me alot :D as i am beginner at cosplay :XD: 
WizardKidd's avatar
WizardKiddHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm trying this out for my Ash Ketchum cosplay. It's good so far!
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elirandom82Hobbyist General Artist
This was so freakin helpful, I could use this for my Tibarn cosplay.
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cicikigiProfessional General Artist
thanks ^^
Tachii-Ichuwa's avatar
Tachii-IchuwaHobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot for this tutorial ! it helped me a lot :D
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kairi-lenaleeHobbyist Traditional Artist
omg sooo good!!!!
AlieshaJS's avatar
AlieshaJSHobbyist Traditional Artist
Soooo good, just need one on how to make Sheik's fringe. 
NekoNamiCosplay's avatar
NekoNamiCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for the tutorial!  Question, for this method of spiking, do you need to pad the wig head to match your head size?  It doesn't seem like you need to, but better safe than sorry! xD  Thanks so much~!
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JadenYukiKingOfGames Interface Designer
COOL! Thanks for helping i'm cosplaying as black star from soul eater on friday June 6 and the very tip of his hair is keep falling down and I was looking for a way to keep it up. Thanks so much  
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KaoWilliamsHobbyist General Artist
Hey, I have a question. I live in Chile and here they don't sell got2b or tacky glue... What thing can i use? 
Ailisea's avatar
I'm italian and I've ordered it online on ebay. :)
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Soarin-WindsongHobbyist General Artist
Maybe there's some online you can buy?
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JaydencosplayHobbyist Artist
Very helpful I'm cosplaying Shingetsu REI from yugioh zexal and this was a tremendous help!
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blackenedkronoProfessional Digital Artist
This will be so much helpful for my cosplays :hug:
Marvelous tutorial!
JaydenNippers's avatar
This is so very helpful, as are all your tutorials. Keep up the amazing work.

Love, Jayden.
HayashiNoUta's avatar
You're amazing, I've been looking at your videos and pictures for a long time (stalker much?)
but you're one of the cosplayers that made me get into cosplaying in the first place.
Keep up the good work, you and your hubby ^^
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GilkoStudent Digital Artist
Hi. I want to cosplay as link and really want to try this out. I'm a beginner and never do wig styling before and scared of buying the £30 and ruining it @__@ any advice?
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ga-chanHobbyist General Artist
Trimming and cutting are the only major things you need to concern yourself with. Try on the wig to know how short you need to cut it, and basically just never cut straight across. As for the tacky glue that is used in this tutorial. I was hesitant myself, but then I found out that it is actually rather simple and easy to wash out, just like Got2B. Just shampoo and rinse gently.
babbless's avatar
wow, thanks so much for the tutorial! I'm going to cosplay Link so this was very helpful! :3
citizenkaneV's avatar
Is there any chance you would do one of Link from Ocarina of time?
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MonstewrHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'll try this with a Lightning wig!:D
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