The FW Homemade wig dye recipe

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#1 Honey Bunny on 14 years ago

#2 (SiN) on 14 years ago

does this recipe work to make a blonde wig or brown wig into a white wig?

#3 Honey Bunny on 14 years ago

Normally I'd say no, but to be honest I don't really know. I think mixing the white with the alcohol might just make it transparent. However I think I may test this. (But I don't have a dark wig to do it on, so give me some time)

I'm pretty sure it won't work though............

#4 Ringo on 14 years ago

Do you have any idea how the texture of the wig as compared to a sharpie dyed wig? It sounds like a nice little technique. ^_^

#5 (SiN) on 14 years ago

[QUOTE=Honey Bunny]Normally I'd say no, but to be honest I don't really know. I think mixing the white with the alcohol might just make it transparent. However I think I may test this. (But I don't have a dark wig to do it on, so give me some time)

I'm pretty sure it won't work though............[/QUOTE]

thank you for this. :bigtu:
its really been tough finding a white wig. there are quite a good number of characters with white hair out there. . .

#6 AlphaNinn on 14 years ago

Sounds promising....and affordable.

And I know I have a dick blick store not too far from me...I'd be willing to bet that I wouldn't have to order the ink online.

#7 Honey Bunny on 14 years ago

The texture of the wig is exactly as it was before it was dyed. It's even kept it's glosy sheen, which is what I think the sharpie wig I worked on (albeit not in the best way) lost. The color is a lot more even as well since the random amount of Sharpie ink I got out made some parts of the wig darker than others.

#8 Ringo on 14 years ago

[QUOTE=Honey Bunny]The texture of the wig is exactly as it was before it was dyed. It's even kept it's glosy sheen, which is what I think the sharpie wig I worked on (albeit not in the best way) lost. The color is a lot more even as well since the random amount of Sharpie ink I got out made some parts of the wig darker than others.[/QUOTE]

Awesome! I'm going to try this one for sure, thanks for posting your experiment. ^_^

#9 heki-chan on 14 years ago

Hi! :)

Thanks so much for posting this :) :)

I'm concerned about whether or not the wig (post-dying) may rub off on clothing..

THANKS! ^_________^

#10 Honey Bunny on 14 years ago

If you let it dry intially for enough time, wash it until it rinses clean, and let it dry once more it WILL not rub off on your costume. I put it through the exstinsive rub test, and was composed of skin white satin, and white cotton and nothing came off. The only test I haven't and probably can't put it through is the sweaty head experiment.

So if someone wants to color their wig and then go out and run around the block in their new wig a couple of times, please let us know what happens ^^

#11 Clueless Case on 14 years ago

Hey, rock on for this thread. I know my thread was really vague. I am glad someone figured out a good recipe to offer the cosplay community. I have a question tho. Have you tried a grey/black dye yet? I know most black inks are either red or blue based and the alcohol causes the colors to seperate.

#12 newmyu on 14 years ago

A comment on the sharpie thing, in case you want to/decide to revisit it... getting a pair of pliars and pulling the colored plastic piece off will grant you instant access to the ink tank. Taking an x-acto knife and slitting the plastic around the tank, then placing that into your alcohol (in a sealed bottle) and letting set for several hours will draw all the ink out of the tank, assuming you shake every 20 or so minutes. ^^

91% alcohol (injection site cleaning alcohol...) will yield quicker results as far as drawing out ink, however if the wig it is applied to has been dyed previously, it will strip off a good portion of the previous dye.

Water seems to keep sharpie dye from sticking very well (not sure why) and a sharpie dyed wig can be rinsed immediately after dying (or at least, I didn't have a problem with it)

I just learned this in the course of the last 24 hours.. ^^; In case you or anyone else reading this thread was interested. ^^

#13 Nancyboynoire on 14 years ago

Hmn... this is very intriguigin because I've been trying for EVER ( like four hours! ) to find a pale pink wig... but I find none. It saddens me greatly... but maybe with this new technique...*strokes chin*

Wahaha. I am off to test some of it this theory out. perhaps I'll die some wig extensions blue, then sit infront of the oven for a wee-while ( don't really do the whole running thing) and I'll get back to you guys XD

#14 HowlinMadMurphy on 14 years ago

Tattoo tastic? It actually will stain your skin more than a sharpie would? That doesn't sound too good to be on something so near your face eventually :/

#15 Honey Bunny on 14 years ago

*lol* I was just exaggerating with "tattoo tastic," it will come off especially if you rinse fast enough, just don't make a 2 hour phone call while it's on you.

Ok so a few things I learned today,

White will not change the color of a wig.

Tomorrow I'll learn if the black will turn into some completely different color.

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