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Wig Styling 101: Spiking by Malindachan Wig Styling 101: Spiking by Malindachan
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 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This could really help with my cosplay of Sora from No Game No Life. Thank you so much! :D
OkamiTakahashi Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Gonna try this for my Skyward Link!
EmperorZheng Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
your guild really help me alot :D as i am beginner at cosplay :XD: 
WizardKidd Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm trying this out for my Ash Ketchum cosplay. It's good so far!
elirandom82 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This was so freakin helpful, I could use this for my Tibarn cosplay.
cicikigi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
thanks ^^
Tachii-Ichuwa Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot for this tutorial ! it helped me a lot :D
kairi-lenalee Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg sooo good!!!!
AlieshaJS Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soooo good, just need one on how to make Sheik's fringe. 
NekoNamiCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist 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~!
JadenYukiKingOfGames Featured By Owner May 31, 2014   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  
KaoWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
I'm italian and I've ordered it online on ebay. :)
Soarin-Windsong Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe there's some online you can buy?
Pako-X Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Amazing!!! *.*
Jaydencosplay Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Very helpful I'm cosplaying Shingetsu REI from yugioh zexal and this was a tremendous help!
blackenedkrono Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This will be so much helpful for my cosplays :hug:
Marvelous tutorial!
JaydenNippers Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
This is so very helpful, as are all your tutorials. Keep up the amazing work.

Love, Jayden.
HayashiNoUta Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
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 ^^
Gilko Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student 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?
ga-chan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
wow, thanks so much for the tutorial! I'm going to cosplay Link so this was very helpful! :3
citizenkaneV Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Is there any chance you would do one of Link from Ocarina of time?
Monstewr Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'll try this with a Lightning wig!:D
SakuraNights Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful!! Thanks so much for making this!!
Yamitere Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
OMG! your ring :D!
fuegokid Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Filmographer
this is really nifty, thanks for sharing
RiGisArtcake Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
where did you get that tacky glue? o.o
Malindachan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can get it at walmart and craft stores
nicemattersfirst Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can get it at a craft store like hobby lobby, joanns, and michaels.
Elegant-Ruin Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I... you make it look so simple T_T It's never this easy for me bawww
PartyRockingPikachu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have the same LoZ shirt as me! 8D
PsionicPengin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww fantastic this shall help me when styling my friends Sasuke wig and my Naruto wig Excellent.
saphsoul Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Sweet! I'm absolutely horrible at styling it wigs or real...
Dragonlady97 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Artist
Do you have any tips for styling a wig into a fake mohawk...? Or any ideas?
Malindachan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Arda-wigs carries a mohawk style in some different colors. :)
Lunatarr Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hi there! I was wondering, have you ever tried to wash any of your wigs that has tacky glue on them? Using glue would really help when spiking wigs, but I like to wash them and style them again so I was wondering if that is possible then there is some tacky glue in them? But yeah, your wigs are really cool! Keep up the good work (:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually have to use my nails to pick out the glue. I wouldn't use glue if you plan to wash them. (I usually just wear a wig cap and keep them stored where they won't collect too much dust to keep them clean).
Negichan-P Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was helpful~ I'm styling an Axel wig soon, and I couldn't for the love of LP's figure out how to spike. xD
This might be helpful in a future Ventus wig as well. c:
1azyryan1 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This tutorial will be really helpful when I start to tackle cosplays on my list that require spikes.
Thanks for making it ^_^
LinkWinchester Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
l0ol we hav the same shirt:3 and i wearing it today when i saw this xD :iconlinklaplaz:
JiaJem Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
NEXT: Tutorial on how you transport these crazay wigs. o_O
Malindachan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a "wig rack" made out of a board with some dowel rods sticking out of it. I just pin my wigs to the styrofoam head and stick them onto the dowels. When flying to a con though, I usually can only take one or two styled wigs and either wear them or hold them as a carry on or personal item.
UltimateSaviorDragon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
in the last pic you look like link himself
o0Joke0o Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
DUR CRAP WOMAN!!! XDD Splendid!!!!
RoxieXAxel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thats helpful thx now i can use that when making me and my friends Link wigs
XYukariTx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That t-shirt your wearing..i have it :D This is a lot of help for me, thanks so much Malinda! :3
Penny6 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaah~ I allways love your wigs ><
AkiraSatsujinki Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
So informative, yet so simple...This might be useful for my next cosplay! Thanks for the awesome tips! :dummy:
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