Cosplay looks wouldn’t be complete without the fantasy hair style that goes along with them. When you are creating these styles yourself at home that can pose challenges in itself because you may not quite fully understand what you’re doing, what you need, or even how to get the look. There are some tools that you can use to make your life a whole lot easier – and a lot of these tools are things you probably already have lying around. Lionesse brings you the basics of tools for creating your favorite fantasy hair for the perfect cosplay look.
Hair ties are pretty essential when it comes to cosplay and fantasy hair looks. Many cosplay characters do have hair styles that utilize hair ties in their look to achieve pony tails and braids as well as other styles. Keep a stash of these on hand to create your perfect look – plus, they are essential pieces in any girl’s hair care arsenal, anyways!
Hair Glitter or Hair Color Spray
These spray on hair glitters and spray on hair color (washable) are so much fun to incorporate into a fantasy hair style. Add some glitter to give your hair a shimmery glow, or add some color to various strands around your head – or both. The fun thing about spray in hair color is that you can wash it out afterward, and won’t have to deal with permanent color. Wicked!
Flat irons are perfect for creating the perfect straightened style, whether you need to create a long, straight ponytail, a long, straight style, or just do touch ups here and there. Flat irons are a great tool to have nearby for these types of styles.
If you want the ultimate in fantasy hair, why not opt for a wig? Rather than add just a few wafts of hair with extensions, you could go all out and really get the look with a wig that will really set off your style. There are human hair wigs and synthetic wigs – prices will vary as well as quality will vary based upon where you buy the wig, what type it is, and the style.
Curling irons are perfect for getting a waved or curly look for whatever fantasy style you intend on creating. They aren’t typically used all that much in fantasy costume looks, but they are sometimes utilized – so be prepared by having one close by the next time you dress in your favorite cosplay gear.
Bobby pins are probably the number one hair tool you should have on hand when it comes to fantasy hair. You can use them to clip hair into place, keep hair out of your face, and use them to clip other hair accessories on such as hats, wigs, styles, and more. Keep a big stash of these nearby for use any time you need to reach for one.
Hair spray is so important to hold your hair look together for the duration you will be dressed up in character. You don’t want to spend an incredibly lengthy amount of time styling your hair, only to have it fall flat because you didn’t spray it. Be sure to choose a strong, firm hold spray to keep the look as long as you need or want to.
When your hair is too short to work in a longer style for a fantasy look, clip in hair extensions are a great tool to have on hand. Choose extensions that work with your natural hair color, or opt for fun and interesting color schemes.