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Kairi Wig. by cupcake-rufflebutt Kairi Wig. by cupcake-rufflebutt
For a change I thought I might upload some of my previous cosplay progress collages. These were originally uploaded to my cosplay.com gallery while I was working on each costume, but now that said costume is finished, I find that I am only posting stylized photoshoot images of it here on DA. Sometimes it's nice to see close-up candids of the various bits and pieces of a costume without all the crazy poses and photoshopping. ^__^ I do also receive a fair number of questions about my costumes and wigs, so hopefully this will provide a few answers:

This is a wig I styled for Kairi from Kingdom Hearts, many years ago. When I realized the costume was simply "not to be," I sold the wig to another Kairi cosplayer. The wig was styled from a shoulder-length "wine red" wig, purchased from an eBay seller who is sadly no longer in business. I've never found a red quite like the one I used for this wig; it was an absolutely perfect match. I set the part with a blow dryer and cut in the basic style, then layered it a bit for a more natural look. This was actually the first wig I styled with a tapered back. [I remembering being quite determined to get the back right, since a lot of cosplayers favoured wigs in a bobbed style for Kairi, and her hair is really not bob-like at all. ^__^;] A little pomade to add texture and hold the bangs in place, and voila, Kairi wig! I also ought to mention that I'm wearing blue contacts, because every time I upload photos of me wearing them, I get questions. XD

Please no critiques/criticism. I'd like to keep this gallery happy! <3
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GarJes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Wow I love it! Prolly the best Kairi hair wig i've seen, really!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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EmptyRose Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
I love the realistic color! Awesome job on the styling.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very lovely! Can't wait to see the whole costume!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you enjoyed it, but I urge you to read my photo descriptions! This is an old wig for a costume that fell through. ^__^;
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
too bad it didn't make it.
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SoraPilzi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009   Artisan Crafter
I really love that wig!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad! <3
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:iconducktapehatman:
ducktapehatman Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009   Writer
OMG AWESOME!!! i cant wait to see the rest of it! it looks amazing!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you enjoyed it, but I urge you to read my photo descriptions! This is an old wig for a costume that fell through. ^__^;
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ducktapehatman Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009   Writer
ah lol. man that sux i was al kinds of excited for it, oh well, great job on the wig though!!!
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Kanade-kun Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
aw too bad about the costume. beautiful wig though ^-^
-jealous jealous- <3
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It's okay, I wasn't terribly heartbroken. I only cosplayed Kairi because a friend talked me into it, LOL.
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ChrisRDI Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
you are really pretty and make aperfect kairi !
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Only in the face and when I was younger, I assure you. ^__^ But thank you!
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ChrisRDI Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
pish posh! lol not true :) and your welcome
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Rakuen42 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Wow, that's some pretty nice wig work!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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cafe-lalonde Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my GOD, how adorable! You have the perfect face for Kairi, especially in the bottom right one in the smaller pictures. It's a shame this wasn't for you! xD Awesome job finding that color, I'm rarely impressed by the color people find for Kairi, for some reason. This one is awesome.

(I'dsaygoforcosplayingit,iftheinspirationeverstrikesagain xD)
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm thrilled that you like it! I'm not big on Kairi, but a friend talked me into making it to wear with her Namine.
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