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Arda wig review

Journal Entry: Tue May 1, 2012, 1:05 PM


I've recently wrote a review for Arda Wigs, and I hope you find it helpful! My review blog: ichigokitty-reviews.tumblr.com…

In recent years, Arda Wigs (www.arda-wigs.com/) has established themselves as one of the top go-to wig sellers for cosplayers in America.  They have decent prices, great color selection, and decent wig selection.  They strive to provide wigs with a larger wig cap, for those that have trouble finding wigs large enough to fit!
I would love to share my experience with Arda Wigs and their products!

My first arda wig was Magnum Long in their light blonde color 013.  I love the spacious wig cap in this style, and the fiber type is great for shorter, choppier styles.  It makes it really easy to style.  I didn't do much styling at all for this wig, and photos of me wearing it can be seen here:  ichigokitty.com/gallery-%E2%99…

I absolutely love Arda's color selection, which is one of the reasons that led me to buy my next wig from them: Le Tigre Long in 027.  This ginger blonde color is the hardest color to find, and Arda's was perfect for my costume of Kirino from Ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai.  The le tigre wig is a very straight wig, which I think can lead to being a little harder for me to personally style.  I find myself wishing there was at least a little bit of curl to the ends of this wig.  However, the length and lack of bangs makes it an ideal base wig for a lot of styles.  It also is decently thick, and heat resistant.  I would suggest taking advantage of the heat resistant fibers when styling this wig! Your bangs and everything else will end up looking nicer.  I like how the fibers don't have an unrealistic shine to them, like a lot of wigs do.  ichigokitty.com/gallery-%E2%99…

The most recent wig I've purchased from Arda is their Jeanne wig in black.  Since most updo wigs have extremely small wig caps, I appreciate Arda providing one that's larger.  I do think it is too large, however, it seems to be a bit larger than their other wig's caps.  Arda has suggesting using this tutorial for taking in the Jeanne wigs: prettykitty.deviantart.com/art… wig is very thick and the bangs are plentiful, you just might have to do a bit of adjusting in order to fully enjoy this wig.  www.acparadise.com/acp/display… For my particular Jeanne wig, I actually combined another black ponytail with Arda's black ponytail, so it's much larger.

There are a few suggestions I have for Arda: I'd love to see a long style with long bangs that has a slight bend at the bottom (similar in style to fantasy sheep's base wigs), and a style similar to le tigre long that has a skin top center part! I think you may benefit from having those styles <3 And I'd also love to see the updo wigs with slightly smaller wig caps!

In short, I find Arda to be a wonderful wig seller that's very cosplayer friendly.  They're always looking for new colors and new styles, which I love.  Their color selection is very unique and useful! I sometimes find that their style selection doesn't have what I need so I have to end up buying somewhere else.  I like the fiber type and the larger wig caps.  I also like how thick the wigs are! I would definitely suggest them as a place to get your Cosplay wigs from, so if you haven't tried them out, give them a shot!

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Yunie-chan Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey missy, can I use this as a guest post on Cosplay Blog with a Brain? :D
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IchigoKitty Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sure!
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Yunie-chan Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay! :D Thank you!
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JohnnyFive81 May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty good feature, with some nice insights and very informative. BTW, I featured you in my Artist of the Week journal. Well, you are among the best cosplayers out there (in my humble opinion). Hope you don't mind.
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IchigoKitty May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aw thank you so much!
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JohnnyFive81 May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!
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claudiasutton May 1, 2012  Professional
Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Pretty cool indeed.
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I'm very disappointed with my first purchase from Arda. The wig fibers were stiff not soft at all, and the color was much more faded than in the picture. The picture showed the maroon to be very vibrant but when the wig came in about half of the hairs were blonde and it looked like a bad dye job, the wig is more reddish pink than dark red. I'm going to have to hand dye it myself. Its disappointing because I've heard so many good things about arda.
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IchigoKitty May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
did you try emailing them and telling them the problem? If you possibly got a defective wig, I'm sure they'd help you out with it.
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I don't believe it's defective, it looks like everything was done on purpose, I'm just surprised because I've heard so many good things from them. I think it may just be the style of the wig/maybe the batch of dye they used was a bit too diluted etc.
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