The Basics - How to find the Perfect Wig

Ah, decisions, decisions, decisions! Do you often find yourself having trouble finding that perfect wig for a specific character? We can help! When choosing your wig, there are many factors to consider. By following these simple tips below, you’ll be able to pick the best one for your needs. 


 The first step to achieving your desired look (be it cosplay, fashion, or just for fun) is picking the color that works best with your vision. Start with your character’s hue or basic color on a color wheel, such as red or green. Next, think about the tone, brightness and saturation levels. To understand this, visualize for a moment a character like Pearl from Steven Universe.

Peach Blonde (bottom) would typically be the better choice compared to Princess Pink Mix (top), which doesn’t have the orange hue that Pearl has. 


Another factor to consider while choosing the right color is knowing which hues work best with your skin tone. If you are a warm skin tone, you’ll want to choose warmer versions of the same color.

For example, someone with a warm skin tone should choose Dark Plum Purple (right), a red based purple, over Royal Purple (left), a blue based purple. In the same vein, Royal Purple would complement a cool toned person nicely.

WIG SHINE

If you’re planning a photoshoot, take into consideration the environment you will be in. Will you have natural light, studio light or florescent? EpicCosplay Wig's silky soft futara fibers look the best under natural and soft lighting.Direct or harsh lighting doesn’t allow for a cleaner finish like soft lighting does. Being able to visualize how certain colors look in different lighting will make that much of a difference in your look.

CAP SIZES

Like snowflakes, no two heads are alike. They come in all different shapes and sizes. It is important you know your measurements when wig shopping. Measure circumference around the head, touching the hair and behind the ears.

EpicCosplay Wigs are adjustable and can fit a wide variety of head sizes up to 23 inches. Measure your head and see how it sizes up!