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TPM Obi Wan Wig suggestions

 
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Briankenobi (Brian Pauley)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: TPM Obi Wan Wig suggestions Reply with quote

Has anyone found a good wig for TPM Obi Wan?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey! It looks like this thread is a little old but recently I've been struggling with the same question. I've come to the conclusion that for me personally, I am content with using my real hair. I considered investing in a wig for a long time and did a lot of research, so here is the best one I found.

For costumes that require a natural hairline but don't break the bank, Arda Wigs is an excellent company with a wide range of styles and colors. You will need a lace front wig regardless of what style or color you choose, so if you're unfamiliar with the application and maintenance of a lace front they also provide plenty of tutorials on their website. I emailed their in-house stylist and she pointed me to the Marty style with extra clips for the braid and ponytail.
https://www.arda-wigs.com/collections/lacefront-classic-wigs/products/marty-classic?variant=37976088652
https://www.arda-wigs.com/collections/classic-accessories/products/clip-in-extensions-cl-051-to-cl-100

The Marty has a very defined hairline that you would have to alter it by carefully removing hair from the lace to give it a softer peak. It is also too long for Obi so it would require some trimming. Here is a link to ARDA's master tutorial list for tips on how to do that. https://www.arda-wigs.com/blogs/tutorials/tutorial-master-list I used a Marty for an unrelated costume several years ago and my experience with it was that it spikes very well and is easy to style with a small amount of product. If you're nervous about cutting it yourself, I'd give your salon a call and see if someone there is willing to cut it while you're wearing it.

You can find "men's lace front short wigs" all over the internet but they are extremely expensive with zero guarantee of quality or similarity to the picture posted. Lace fronted wigs are expensive because of the labor involved with hand-sewing the hair into the lace. Some use human hair or finer quality synthetic fibers than Arda, but I still think get more than what you pay for with their products.

Good Luck, and I hope this helps!
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