Monday, October 17, 2016
Alexia Maccon Cosplay Part 1: wig and goggles
For the hair I decided to purchase a black wig. I went back and forth many times about the length the wig I should purchase and the style of the bangs. The reason for this is that the hair length and the style seems to vary greatly in the manga, sometimes it appears to be only shoulder blade length and sometimes waist length! Alexia's hair is almost always curly and often has shorter tendrils near her face and usually bangs. After much squinting at this cover, I decided I wanted a curly wig, with bangs and shaped sides near the face to allow me to have some curly tendrils near my face. Problem number 2 is that I have a reasonably big head normally and waist length hair that makes for a really big head when I wear my hair in a bun to hide it under a wig! Most cosplay wigs simply do not fit my big head with my real hair up under them. After much wandering around on various cosplay sites for wig advice, I decided on the Hestia wig from Epic Cosplay. Their wigs fit larger heads better and was actually pretty comfortable! I was able to wear this wig all day and it did not slip or give me a massive headache.