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I have a grand total of two wigs that I have purchased from online wig companies. One from Wig Is Fashion and one from Pish Posh Wigs. And because I don’t really enjoy spending $60 on a wig, but I still need to satisfy my unhealthy craving of owning every color wig, I buy most of my wigs from Amazon.
Thirteen wigs have found their way into my wig collection thanks to Amazon. And while it’s not a huge collection, I went through a few purchasing fails before I found some truely great and affordable Amazon wigs. While a few of those 13 are terrible wigs that I wish I had never bought, there are a handful that turned out to be incredible, lasting products to use for my cosplays.
So with that, here are some of my Amazon Favorites: Wig Edition.
I bought this wig initially for my Sexy Pennywise cosplay, but it turns out, it also makes a great MJ Watson or Poision Ivy wig! I am all about versatile wigs!
Pros: Lace-front, looks very realistic, great color, minimal shedding, heat resistant, and can be styled.
Cons: It’s hard to brush out, mostly because it’s curly. A little pricier than most Amazon wigs, but still $20-$30 cheaper than wigs from traditional wig sites.
This product was purchased to use as a ponytail extension for my Lady Deadpool cosplay. I wanted to use it for some ponytail length, but I realized once I bought this specific product that it was meant to be used when you wear you hair down. However, it still kind of worked for that day, and I found use for these later for my Debbie Thornberry cosplay.
Pros: These wig extensions match my hair PERFECTLY. It’s always a gamble when you’re purchasing extensions offline because you don’t know if it will match your exact hair tone. This one matches mine to a T, though I did buy two just in case. This is also very affordable and easy to return. It’s thick, realistic-looking, with no shine, and clips to help keep the extensions in place.
Cons: Since this is about $10, the quality isn’t the best. This mostly means that this product sheds a lot. I have been able to get a handful of wears out of it so far, and can see me using it plenty more times. The process to put this extensions in can get frustrating as well, and I don’t recommend it if you’re just looking for a ponytail extension.
It seems that I may have a slight obsession with orange/red wigs. I bought this one for my Chuckie cosplay, but it’s actually a Merida wig. Again with those versatile cosplay wigs!
Pros: It was about $11 at the time I purchased this wig, which is $5-$10 cheaper than some other Merida wigs. I had actually previously purchased this wig from another company and it was absolutely terrible. This one is thick, super soft and silky, with no harsh lines!
Cons: The wig cap shows through in some areas. It says lace full wig, but that’s just because it has lace on the inside, so it’s not a lace front wig.
I bought these specifically for my No Flutter Harley Quinn cosplay, and my God, are they perfect.
Pros: Again, matches my hair perfectly. These come in various different colors and styles, they look realistic, and most importantly, they made me feel amazing in my cosplay. Easy to apply and remove, and the extra wrap around hair piece covers the extension nicely.
Cons: So far, none. These are on the cheaper side so they might not last long, but I have high hopes for this product.
I have yet to purchase this wig, but I’m curious to see if this company’s (who made the first wig in this article) products contain consistent quality. If you guys want me to review this product, I have a couple of cosplay ideas in mind for it, and it’s on my Amazon Wish List!