taintedloli asked: Hey I'm doing a raven cosplay for afest 2014 and I was wondering how you made her widows peak?? the wig I bought had regular side bangs and yours looks super cool!
I got a lace front wig so that i could hand tie each of the individual strands to a widows peak in the front. You could make one on your wig by getting some tulle from a fabric store and extra loose wefts in the color of your wig along with a ventilating needle.
Hey guys! I’m in a music video! Look for the Raven when it gets to the stage scenes at about 1:48. You can’t even tell how much pain I’m in from dislocating my knee 2 hours previous to the shots being taken. :D
Just a quick picture of my chest armor. I haven’t been able to work on it much lately because of work, going to fandemonium, and also because I dislocated my freaking knee.
I do about 99% of all my work on the floor and it’s hard to get down there, work, and move around when you don’t have use of one leg. Can’t even bend it right now.
Soo, Cosplay progress is going to be a bit slower than normal while my knee heals.
teastars asked: I am completely FASCINATED by how you dyed your Raven wig (it's beautiful)! Did you find that the iDye Poly had much of an influence on the color? I ask as a disperse dye needs to be at a constant boil to penetrate synthetic fibers and I can't imagine you boiled your wig for an hour, haha. Also, did you use the color intensifier or decide to leave that out? I'm sorry if this is a bother, I'm just completely excited by hearing this! Thank you and keep creating great things!!
i love answering cosplay questions, so you’re no bother at all!
It definitely had a huge influence on the color as I started with a silver(almost white) wig. I used an entire packet of purple and a 1/4th of a packet of blue with about half of the intensifier. I brought it all up to a boil and then turned my portable stove off and let it set for about 10-15 minutes to cool off. I was scared what actually boiling the wig would do it to however “heat resistant” it claimed to be. I only needed to swish the wig around for about 30- 50 seconds to get the color like it is. I tested it on a bunch of different extra wefts to determine exactly how long to keep it in there for and it didn’t really seem to matter if it was in there for 50 second or half an hour. the color remained basically the same. Any less than that though and the color would be much lighter. After I took it out of the dye bath I sprayed it with a hose and washed it with dish soap until it no longer ran purple, and let it dry.
Dyeing a wig like this kinks and tangles it like CRAZY. Getting it all de-tangled took 2 hours and it looked like a horrid frizzy mess. However going over it with a hair straightener turned it back to the texture of smooth silk. You’d never be able to guess how terrible it looked out of that bath. I almost think the wig feels better NOW then it did before i dyed it. this method has none of the crunchiness of marker dyeing, and it NEVER rubs off on anything. It’s perfection!
I recommend dyeing with iDYE poly 150% on a HEAT RESISTANT wig. I’ve heard that it does well with most other colors too!
The only thing I would have done differently would be to use a resist on the lace of the wig. The dye turned it all purple, the wig fibers, the elastic, mesh, and the lace for the lace front. I’ve heard that Vaseline works.
Imladris in Silver (063) and a pack of short wefts in Silver
Raven from Teen Titans
Ventilated in a widow’s peak, dyed with iDye Poly in purple and blue, and finally cut it into an A-line style.
Wild Tiger Cosplay
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