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Wig Spiking Tutorial by Cattypatra Wig Spiking Tutorial by Cattypatra
This tutorial used a Roxas wig for it's example. However, the same principles can be applied to any spiky wig that isn't HUGE. This is the method I also used for my old Sora wig!

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I hope this is helpful for some people. I've had a lot of people asking me to post a tutorial on spiking. So here it finally is! This is the easiest, most simple way to spike. When using a wig that doesn't have a lot of natural lift like a Scruffy or a Punky, there is a different procedure that I use to create spikes. It's much harder, but I might do a tutorial of this in the future. It uses many of the same principles once again, but it is more labour intensive and frustrating.

Anyway, until my next tutorial.

LOVE YA. :heart:
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animelover140 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Thank you so much for this tutorial, you just made styling my Loke wig (Fairy Tail) so much easier.
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amakurareika Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial!
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RainbowDolphinNeo Featured By Owner May 5, 2014

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thanks a lot!!this'll help me with styling my dirk wig.
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GlitterB0mbed Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this! I've been looking for a not-too-confusing (cause i'm dumb when it comes to following instructions) tutorial on hair spikes for my Yachiru Kusajishi cosplay (for the back of her hair, the little hair flips) and this was very clear. 
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Stardust-skies Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks useful if I ever decide to try style a spiky wig. So into favourites it goes! :D (Big Grin) 
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apple-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
I tried spiking a wig I don't use anymore. Did one spike with hair gel and was chuffed it worked XD

This type of wig... I dare not try lol. But I find wig styling to be so expensive now.
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Air-Traffic-Streams Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks a lot! I'm considering styling a Roxas wig myself, and I feel this might be a great thing to help me!
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aliruth1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I bought that exact wig before I found this tutorial, and I'm so happy! I have to style my wig quite similarly to yours, and all the other tutorials I found required trimming (which I did -not- want to do), so I feel confident now!
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MrsVanguard Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the help ^^
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Foxslit Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome tutorial! I'm going to be styling my first wig, and this is definitely helpful. ^^ When it comes to storage, though, is there a certain way to put a styled wig away for a long-ish period of time that maintains the styling, or do you have to restyle it each time you wear it? Thanks!
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yjpai1229 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
wow, I am always looking for a good wig spiking technique for my Lavi wig from D-gray man.....now I think I found one of the best tutorial. Love it!!!!
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HimeHeishi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WHAT... Do we do if Cosworx doesn't sell Shaggy wigs in Butterscotch blonde or anything resembling it, and whenever you try to contact them they never pick up the phone or reply to your emails?
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Nealin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Sorry about the totally random question, but did they never answer or were they jsut super-slow? D= I'm sorry for you either way ('cause it's rude and, yeah) but it also makes me ambivalent about whether to order from them or not...

Again, sorry and thanks (to everyone in the group who might be all "wut" when reading this. ;))and I get it if you don't feel like answering.
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HimeHeishi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
We tried calling them like, twice a day for almost a month, and never got a call back even though we left our number.

But I got a wig from some people who used to work with them, at a con, so I'm all good for now, so long as I don't need a wig from there, that they don't have the color of on the color selection list, again. uvu
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Ishko Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I love it! Thanks a bunch ! But I was wondering, since I have hair wax, and for no hairpsray, can I use wax instead of spraay? I never used hair product on wigs before, but since it is made with 100% natural hair, will it be okay? Anyways, thanks a lot ! ~
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HimeHeishi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ohmyglub~~~ Thank you SO MUCH for making this tutorial!! I was gonna try taking just a regular old blonde wig and keep it up with bobby pins for my Roxas cosplay but THIS is a MUCH better idea~! :'DD
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FiggarowKai Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay I need to know a simple thing for right now. Does it matter in the end if it looks exactly like it? My wig is a lot more blonde then yours. Its like Naruto wig basically coloured right. D: Any tips? You're such a pro at this!
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pandagirl6662003 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
i need to do 4 spikes on a wig for nuku nuku and have to work around headphones in order to get the ears right
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cloudking09 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
THAT LOOKS NOTHING LIKE ROXAS! jkjk XD but seriously it looks PERFECT!!
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xcold-breathx Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thank you for making this tutorial! It was very informative and I learned some helpful tips from it!
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kookystah Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
cooool
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GloriousAssassin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, this'll help me add a slight spike to my America wig! :)
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FeathersAndMustaches Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I wanna do this to my hair, but its toooo loooong!!!! T.T
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zololuveru23 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Awesome tutorial for an Ikuto wig I'll be styling in a few minutes.
LOL.
Thank you! :D
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Kitty-Kat-Gone-Bad Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
this is such a good tutorial and gives me good tips for what i need to do with my wig
and coinciedence cause im trying to do sora XD
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Kaseii Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
This is probably the best spiking job I've ever seen o_o So many times it looks chunky and weird, but the way you did it makes it look really natural. I'll definitely be trying this out!!
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XxXSabiXxX Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow *o*
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Holly-Ashes Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let's say that I have a wig to style, but that thank god the character I want to cosplay doesn't look like a firecraker exploded on his head (xD). If I wanted only to... crap, English is failing me D: If I only wanted to shape the fringe and the bangs on the sides of my face (like the last two pictures on the left st the end of the tutoria), shall I use only hair spray or the gel? The hair of my wig is so thick I can't leave the grasp on the whisp of hair I want to separate: it immediatly comes back to the original bowl shape o.O
Thank you for your time ^^
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Cattypatra Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Just the spray should be fine.
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hannibals-child Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great tutorial~! I'll be using this from now on. Thank you! :D
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WorldInFlames06 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ahh this is amazing thank you :) my friend asked me to fix up her wig for her for her cosplay outfit but i've only done this kind of stuff on my own hair and never on a wig before so i wasn't sure if there was any difference but this gave me an idea of what to do thanks a ton :)
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shinychufish Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What type of wig is this? :3
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AneaSashiko Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the awesome tips!
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camposbb Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Thanks so much for the tutorial. Defenitely helped me with my Roxas wig. Hope mine turns out this well~! :)
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wallawallabingbong Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to have to style a Roxas wig in the furture; I'm sure this will be a big help! Thank you!
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VampireAkiri Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This really helps! Thanks for this great tutorial. I love the pictures!
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Yuna264 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING ROXAS WIG OMG <3 thank you for this *0*
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Claudi98 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaaawww thanks! *-*
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Michikodude Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
great tutorial! ^^ i tried to find the scruffy wig on cosworx but they dont sell it anymore... do you know where else i can find a scruffy wig??
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Samanthathecat4 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Really cool ;)
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Fomanji Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which gel did you use near the end? I've heard that got2b is really great for that first step of spiking, do they have a gel as well?
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MoonTheBlueNeko Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
XD i feel silly for asking but, can you tell me what products you used?
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NaruLuvzRamen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I never leave for a con without my got2be :heart:
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Irish-Clover Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
thanks! I'm doing a kakashi cosplay and I was confused on how to spike up my wig..thanks! -runs off to finish costume-
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clockwalk Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Thank you so much for uploading this! Hopefully my wig won't turn out horrific... xD
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nedoiko Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tottally useful! x33 thanks!
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dazzlenacht Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
This is sooo helpful- thanks a bunch! :la:
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Sanatio Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This tutorial is really great, but I have two questions:

Is it possible to stylise it while it's on you own head (I don't have a wig stand and no one at home wants to be the dummy or the hair stylist)

Also how long does the styling stay ( should I stylise it the day before the convention or is it okay to stylise it a week before the convention).

I'm very sorry if those questions sound stupid, but I'm really new to cosplay and the convention is in two weeks.
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Cattypatra Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
It's nearly impossible to style on your own head! Please avoid it!

Styling can stay for a long time. It depends on how much hair spray you use.
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Sanatio Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
OK thank you, I'll try to find something that can be a wighead.
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