Sunday, May 28, 2017

UNIQSO's Lolita Wig 097A and Sayo Samonji wig review

Posting two reviews in one post because it's easier for me to organize stuff this way~!

I got two wigs from Uniqso. I intend to modify them a lot for characters I need them for, so I didn't style them much asides from a little hairspray. 

They are both labeled as heat resistant wigs, meaning they can stand heat up to 180ºC.

So, here's the review:

The wigs got shipped to me by FedEx and were delivered to me within 5 days and I didn't have to pay any customs fees!
Where I live, FedEx is the best service for the quick shipment.

Inside the FedEx bag, there was a black package with the wigs inside it.
The size of it is quite big, so if it had arrived by regular mail, I'm sure it'd get stuck at customs for at least 2 months.

Inside the black package, there were the wigs. They were in separate plastic bags and were packed carefully. 
The cardboard around them prevents the wigs from getting damaged. I usually use this cardboard for the wigs that are styled and the wigs I don't want to lose their shape. It's very handy!

Starting with the Lolita wig: this wig is made of 2 colors. There's green on the lower parts of the wig and brown on the top. It's not an usual wig, so I find this combination really interesting.

The fibers on top are a mix of various shades of brown, making the color look very natural.
If styled properly, this wig could be used for your daily looks!

The only flaw I could see here is that the green fibers don't show much on the back, but that could be fixed with some trimming on the brown fibers.

The wig is heat resistant and the top is very easy to style.


Moving to the Samonji wig: 

This wig comes with a regular base and two clip on ponytails.
It's a very interesting wig since it can be used for another characters as well!

The color of this wig is a mix of various shades of blue, making the color quite unique. 
I acually prefer wigs with mixed fibers since they tend to change color under different lights and that can give you some very interesting photos!

The base wig is quite long, so you have a lot of hair to work with!
If this wig were to be used for the actual character it was designed for, then the wig would need a lot of styling and some cutting. 

As you can see, the base is quite long, so for it to work for the character it's designed for, there will be a need for some serious styling! 
However, if you like styling your own wigs, then this is not an issue to worry about.

The top of this wig limits you with the hairstyles you can do, but, since the ponytails are easy to remove, you're not limited to a single character!

If you're going to buy from Uniqso, make sure to use my coupon code "Mashetato" for 10% off your purchase!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Miccostume's Kuroo Tetsurou cosplay review

I took ages to post this review, but my camera took broken photos and I had to calibrate the colors of each photo individually... 
It was a tough job, but next time I will use a different camera and hope for the best.

So, here's a review on the costume I got from Miccostumes! You can check the product here. It currently has free shipping and it costs only $19.99!

So, firstly, the costumes from Miccostumes tend to have a really nice quality and always correspond to the size chart. I've gotten quite some costumes from them over the years and I'm glad to bring you this review.

Kuroo's cosplay is made out of synthetic sports fabric. It's very light and fresh to wear. It has an accurate print of the stripes of his jersey and the number printing is real nice.

I got the biggest size, since I wanted it to be comfy, but it's actually a perfect size!
The shorts are real nice and short, so there's no need to worry about me needing to cut them.
When I cosplayed Hinata, I had to fold my shorts so they would look accurate... It was a pain.

Here's a closeup for you to see how clean the print is. 
I'd like you to know that this fabric is also possible to iron and it doesn't melt nor does it get stiff, but be careful to use low heat with it. This is synthetic fabric after all...

As you can see, the shorts are quite short. 
I think the costume is quite accurate, except for a tiny flaw: the shoulders don't have the two black stripes they need. I don't think this is a problem, considering the whole costume is well made and well printed. I can always add the stripes on the shoulders later on!

Above all, the costume is really comfortable and nice to wear in hot weather. I'm looking forward to wearing it soon and having a photoshoot in it. 

The costume was shipped to me real fast via EMS shipping. It didn't go to customs, which is a blessing considering my country is terrible with importing stuff outside of EU.

Overall, I'm satisfied with the costume I got and I highly recommend you to check Miccostumes in case you're looking for a cosplay costume or a character wig. They have a big variety of cosplays and are quick to reply to assist you!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ruler Cosplay's Judy wig review

I struggle with short white/silver wigs. I'm never able to find a good one to use for my cosplays without the need of styling it so much...
I found this wig at Ruler Cosplay's store and I got it, thinking it would be good.

Material: Heat Resistant Fiber
Color: Grey
Length: 32 cm

The wig looks like this:

I was surprised with how pretty it actually looked up close. The color is very pretty and it doesn't have the plastic shine many synthetic wigs have. 
I feel like I could use this wig on daily basis.

The back is trimmed nicely and it is thick enough so your hair doesn't show under it, but you might want to find a way to cover your neck nair since the wig might not cover it very well... 

As described, the wig is heat resistant and it has a really nice quality to it.

The top of the wig makes it easy to style for many characters with similar hair length!

After going through so many white wigs, I am gonna set for this one. It's one of the best wigs I own and I'm really in love with it!

The customer service of this store is very nice. They are quick to reply and to ship the items, so I really do recommend it in case you're looking for a good wig.

The product photos correspond to what you really get, so make sure to check it out!

Monday, April 24, 2017

UNIQSO's Yoshino Chiaki Wig Review

It's review time!
I got Uniqso's Yoshino Chiaki wig that for some reason doesn't look like that character's wig and it has Fuji's image there too.
Don't let their titles fool you! Trust the product images.

Processing Time: 3 - 4 working days
Material: 100% heat resistant fibre
Wig Color: Brown
Wig Length: 32cm

So, as a big Prince of Tennis nerd, I've been looking for a wig I could use for Fuji. I was really worried this wig would look orangeish so I never actually got it until I found another character I could use it for and would have no regrets over getting this wig.

The wig came unstyled, of course. It needs trimming and styling, but the color is beautiful. The wig is thick and really soft. It feels really natural.

With a little styling, I think this wig would work really well for Uraraka from Boku no Hero Academia.
I love her to bits and would definitely get a same wig as this if I were to cosplay her.

The wig is heat resistant up to 180ºC, so there's no need to worry when it comes to styling of it. It's seems quite easy to style, but thanks to the way the top of the wig is made, your styling will be limited.

The color is brown, so don't think that you will get an orangeish wig or reddish brown. It's solid brown that might look slightly warmer under certain camera settings and light.

Make sure to use my coupon code "Mashetato" for 10% off your purchase if you are to buy from UNIQSO! 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

UNIQSO's Mikasa Ackerman wig review

Here's another review on UNIQSO's wig! 
I love their wigs so I enjoy doing these reviews. I'm a wig hoarder...!

This time I ordered their Mikasa's wig, which will take some styling to fit the character it will be used for.

Processing Time: 3 - 4 working days
Material: 100% heat resistant fibre
Wig Color: Black
Wig Length: 35cm

The wig came in with a wig cap, which is always useful. I tend to lose my wig caps all the time...
The quality of the fibers is very nice, but I'm not sure the wig is very their long wigs are. It has a lot of volume thanks to the styling, but the thickness on the back is very little. 

Despite not being very thick, the wig has enough fibers, so you don't have to worry about your hair showin underneath. 
The wig is not shiny, which is great. Darker wigs tend to be slightly shiny, so you can tell it's not real hair. This one seems to have a natural shine to it.

The wig is heat resistant, which makes it easy to straighten or to curl.

The top of the wig makes the parting quite difficult, but it works well for straight bangs!

Overall, I'm quite satisfied with this wig! I'd love if they had it in different colors so I could use one for Shinji from Prince of Tennis!

If you buy from UNIQSO, make sure you use my coupon code "Mashetato" for 10% off!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

UNIQSO's Rin Okumura wig review

I was really excited to post this review!
I picked a perfect wig for Akaya Kirihara and I was so excited to show you how it looks when styled!
Here's the wig I got: 

Processing Time: 3 - 4 working days
Material: 100% heat resistant fibre
Wig Color: Black
Wig Length: 32cm

The wig looks exactly as on the photo, so I figured that I could do a review on this wig when it's styled. There are already a few review photos on the product's link.

I know that Uniqso has a wig that is meant to be for Akaya, but I still preferred to pick a shorter and less "wild" looking wig.

So, the wig is really nice and thick. There's no frizzy hair on the roots and the fibers are soft. 
I've had bad luck with frizzy roots lately, so this wig was a nice change!

Since the wig is heat resistant, it was very easy to do this hairstyle. I didn't even have to cut it.
Although it looks messy and with a life of it's own (Akaya has a perm), the fibers are not damaged at all.
I used hair iron on 160ºC for this style and it really didn't mess up with the fibers (no melting, no frizzing). If I were to straigthen the wig, it would look as good as new!

I'd also like to point out that I did not use any product for this hairstyle. There wasn't even any need for the hairspray! 
I'm actually really happy with how easy this wig as to style.

The wig is layered, which makes it much easier to trim if needed. I might give a little trim on the bangs and on the sides before I do an actual photoshoot.

The lenses I used here are the I-Codi Colors of The Wind Forest Green and you can read the review on them here.

I have also made a video tutorial on how I did my makeup here and in this video you can also see how the wig and lenses look.

Make sure to use the coupon code "Mashetato" when buying at UNIQSO so you can get 10% off your purchase!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Ruler Cosplay's Prussia wig review

I was hoping I'd get to post this review in the actual cosplay, but it seems that my costume won't arrive anytime soon thanks to the customs... 

I decided to do the review anyway and kept the wig unstyled for the purpose of showing how it looks like out of the package.

The wig I got is Ruler Cosplay's Prussia wig, which is made out of mix of grey fibers. It looked really pretty and I thought it'd suit my Lev cosplay! You can get it here.

Material: Heat Resistant Fiber
Color: Silver
Length: 32 cm
Lead Time: 1-3 Days
Weight(kg): 0.2 kg

The store shipped the wig to me real quick and it got to my arms in no time! I was amazed with the speed. They were really kind and quick to reply to me. They even bothered to ask me if the wig arrived! 
The package took less than a month to get to me and it didn't get into customs. The wig arrived in great condition.

Here's a closeup to the wig color. The color is a mix of dark grey and light grey fibers. It looks really pretty. I feel like the darker fibers make the wig color look more natural. 

The top of the wig looks like this and I don't think you can use it for a lot of crazy hairstyles, however it's prefect in case you're looking for a straight hairstyle!

I have a feeling that the wig color will look much brighter on the photos than it actually is, so I might have to dye it for Lev, however, it's a Prussia's wig and I think it works well him in terms of color! The style might be a bit tricky, but if you know how to cut wigs, you have nothing to worry about.

The wig is heat resistant and it's pretty thick. Some fibers come out when I brush it and when I shake it, however that is normal with the new wigs. Unless it's shreading a lot, there's no problem! 

This is how the back of the wig looks like. It's quite poofy. There are no "bald spots" since the wig is thick and it covers my hair really well. It does look a bit unnatural thanks to the too much thickness, but it's nothing I cannot work with! 
It's better to have more hair than less~ 

Overall, I'm super satisfied with this wig! I cannot wait to style it and wear it for a photoshoot.