Thursday, October 27, 2016

Miccostumes' Howl's Moving Castle Cosplay Costume review

I have just received a costume I was eyeing for a long time and I'm so happy with it! 
Howl's a really beautiful character and I was so happy when the costume arrived to me - although I had to wait about a month for it to be made and a month for it to be delivered, it was totally worth it! 

You can find the costume here and the wig here. Together they cost 85.99$! If you would like to buy this costume alone and Sophie's dress, the price is only 108.99$!

The costume came in with: pants, jacket, shirt, necklace, wig and wig cap.

The pants are made out of polyester and are high waisted. They fit me well, however they are a centemeter too short - but that's alright! Miccostumes left about 3cm of seam allowance so I can make them longer! The pants close with a zipper and a snap button - the front two buttons are fake. If you are afraid the pants will open, you can replace the snap button by real on easily! Also, there's some seam allowance on the inside of pants, so you can make them larger if needed,

The jacket is made out of thin suede or peach skin type of fabric. It's very soft, however it can be tricky to iron, so I recommend you to be careful with it. The color is perfect and it's fully lined with red lining fabric. The sleeves have beige cuffs that are made out of sythetic fabric. The costume is also covered with metalic pleather bias tape. I always loved metalic pleather, so I'm very happy they used it on the jacket. It works real well! The only downside I can point here is that they were not very caraful about cutting the pleather on the inside and it can look a little uneaven, but you can cut it yourself, so no worries! 
NOTE: The jacket color is accurate to the website's product photo.

The shirt is my favourite piece of this costume. It's made out of chiffon fabric and I love it! It's very light and it feels very comfortable to wear. The shirt is quite baggy, which is perfect for howl. It's long enough and it's carefully sewn, so the fabric doesn't fray. The ruffles look adorable and the top part is lined, so no one can see your binder or bra or whatever you want to wear under the shirt! The shirt also has adorable little buttons that look like peals.

The necklace's stone is made out of glass. I was so scared it would get broken if I dropped it, but it turns out it's pretty resistant - try not dropping it tho! The chain is a regular metal chain and the stone is attached to it by thread... I'm not so sure this is safe, so make sure you replace the string for something stronger like a metal ring!

The wig is what surprised me the most on this cosplay! It's absolutely AMAZING. I was expecting it to be a cheap halloween wig, as the photo on website didn't show the wig very well and was scared I'd have to buy a new wig for Howl, but it turns out that this wig is extremely thick and it did not come styled. It came longer and I had to style it myself - which is great! I don't like pre styled wig as they might not cover my forehead well or might be too short/too long for me, so getting a wig I could style myself was great! I'm extremely happy with it.
The wig is also heat resistant, but only up to 160ºC, otherwise it might melt. The color is blonde, mixed with yellow and in the photos above you can see how the wig looks under different sorts of light. I took the photos during the cloudy weather, so the wig looked blond and golden, but once the sun showed out, the wig looked much more vibrant. I don't mind it tho, as I like how the color compliments my skin!

Here are some of the photos I took wearing this costume.
The costume is a perfect fit on me and I feel really beautiful in it. The pants really define my legs and make them look longer and slimmer. The shirt looks very elegant while tucked inside the pants. Both of these pieces hide my belly, making me appear thinner!
The jacket is quite big on me, but Howl's jacket is meant to be big, so it's excellent. It stays properly on my shoulders and it's wearable in case I get cold! 

I cropped my feet out of the photo because I will need to make the pants just 1cm or 2cm longer so they cover my shoes a little.

Overall, I am very satisfied with this costume. I love howl and I am really happy with how I look as him!
I feel like my self esteem boosts over 9000 when I see myself in this cosplay!

Thanks for reading and make sure to check their store out!

Uniqso's Cosplay Wig - Fate/stay night - Shirou Emiya

I was so hyped to do this review, that I took the photos on the same day the wig arrived!

I got Shirou Emiya's wig for a cosplay I will photoshoot this winter with WindiCos and it's *drumrolls* DEFENDER OF JUSTICE SEVEN ZERO SEVEN

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

As usual, I will start by talking about Uniqso's fantastic service - that we all know of already, but I gotta add this to each review just to let you know that their service quality still stands and that they never disappoint me. 

The wig was shipped to me real quick and they were super kind while talking to me, The wig arrived safely packed with a cardboard to support it so it doesn't get crushed and with a WIG CAP! 

I always tend to lose my wig caps, so it made me happy that they sent me one! 

Now, about the wig...
This wig is a mix of orange and red fibers, which give the wig a really interesting color - making it quite good for Seven! 
I have been looking for a wig for him for quite some time and I'm glad this one works great!

The wig arrived quite spiked up, but it was really easy to straigthen it and to style it. I didn't have to cut anything for him. All I did to this wig was use hairdryer to remove the spikes and add hairspray.

The back still has some spikes, but they are really easy to remove! The wig is also quite thick, so you can cut it shorter if needed.

Despite being a heat resistant wig, I think that the wig itself cannot stand the heat over 180ºC, so be careful if you dont have a hair iron with which you can control the heat.
My hair iron overheats real quick and it melts the fibers down...

I really like how this wig works for Seven, although it's not completely styled. I will have to give it a little bit more poof before the photoshoot but so far, the wig works amazingly! 
The color looks different when the wig is exposed under different light temperatures, so don't be scared if the wig color looks different from expected - it might be your light. 

I tried capturing the wig color the best in these photos and I hope you find them useful.

In case you decide to buy from this store, make sure you use the coupon code "Mashetato" as it gives you 10% off your purchase!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wigaholics' Cream Green Long Wavy 65cm wig review

I was so excited to review this wig for you guys and I hope you find this review useful as this is one of the best wigs I have from this store! 

This wig is from Wigaholics and you can find it here.

Color: Green
Length: 66cm(Back), 14cm(Front)
Wig Weight: 0.31kg
Wig Caps Type: Basic Cap
Material: Hiperlon Fiber
Heat Resistant Up to: temperature of 248°F/120°C
What in the box: Wig, Comb & Hair Stand
Parcel Weight: 0.51 KGS

So, just as the description said, the wig comes in with the wig stand, hair brush, bobbypins and wig cap. 

I find it adorable how they put effort into providing you a wig with all the essential items you might need. 
Wig brush is very useful and the wig stand is great if you want to display your wigs and for travel.

The wig is a very pretty mint color.

The top of the wig has a skintop/lacetop to make it look more realistic. This is pretty cool if you're looking for a natural sort of wig to wear daily or with a certain type of fashion.

The wig is very thick! It's probably one of the thickest wigs I have as it's as thick as two regular wigs. 
There's enough fibers to make two thick braids.

The wig is 65cm long, so it goes down to middle of my back.

The wig is heat resistant and it's very easy to style, so if you need to curl it up or sraigthen it, don't worry about using a hair iron on it! 
Just make sure you don't have it on a very high temperature...

The wig was shipped real quick and the store was always so friendly to me. The wig came in in 3-4 days after the shipment and I couldn't be happier with their service. 
I really like Wigaholics' wigs as they look really beautiful and have a very different type of cap construction. 

This is the second time this store makes me feel like a real princess for wearing their wigs. 
I wish my real hair could look this pretty everyday!

Overall: I love this wig a lot and would really recommend this type of wigs for a cosplay or your fashion! It's thick and easy to comb. The wig is heat resistant too!

The store is having a halloween discount right now, so make sure to check that out!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Wig-Supplier's 70cm Mixed Purple and White Long Fashion Wig review

I've been looking at this wig for years now. It's very beautiful and I really wanted to try it, however I never had any idea what for to use it, so I never got it until now...
I needed a wig to cosplay Luchino Gregoretti with Windi once more!

Color: Mixed Purple and White
Material: Synthetic High Temp Fiber
Cap Construction: Capless
Cap Size: Average 

So this is the photo of how the wig actually looks like! 
It was shipped real quick and it arrived to me without passing at the customs - bless!
It arrived with a wig cap and it was protected with cardboard, so the curls don't get damaged.

The wig is pretty thick and lightweight! It's very comfortable to wear and it's easy to style!
The gradient is only on the tips of the fibers, so if you chop it off, you'll lose the gradient.
I have this same wig in blond and I really love it! I used the blond wig for Worrick and I will be using this one for Luchino! 

The wig is pretty long and has no plastic shine. It's a mix of purple and pink fibers, so the wig looks really pretty.
The wig is also very easy to brush and it has hooks inside it to adjust the size.

The customer service of this store is amazing. They are quick to reply and they are very kind to me! I love them! 
If you have any questions regarding any of the items from their store, just message them and I'm sure they will be of huge help!

Overall: I really love this wig. It's very thick and it can be cut short without the net showing. There are wigs like this in other colors too, so make sure to check it out!

If you buy anything in this store, make sure to use the coupon code "Lokeva" for 10% off!