Cosplay Wig Tutorial: Teasing And Styling

After putting it off for a solid 2 months, here is my cosplay wig styling tutorial you all have been asking for! This Tutorial will show you the basics on creating voluminous and spiky wigs! If you have any questions about how I did something, comment below!

NOTICE:im dumb and the wig is actually an arda





Hello, my name is Maddie or umbran, which cosplay on Instagram and I'm going to be, showing you a tutorial on how to tease spike and style a wig. The wig I'm using is an epic cosplay wig, but you can use almost any type of way to do. This, and also this tutorial can help you with just adding volume to bangs or spiking a wig. It'S a pretty universal technique that everybody should know. As you see, I am taking a section by section very small sections and backcombing them when you want to back home. You are not going to give it a lot of slack and the more you come backwards, you're going to lose more and more hair, and that's good after you're done doing that, you're going to spritz it with hairspray and then blow-dry it and you're. Going to repeat this, wherever you need volume or to spike the wig right now, you're, probably wondering wow. This looks really ugly right now and ready. It'S not gon na stay like that. Every wig that I work on it usually is pretty ugly. It gets. It gets worse before it gets better if that's any way to describe it after you're done teasing, awake you're going to comb it out and usually the wig defies gravity. At this point, and that's what you see here in the video and sometimes you have to repeat the teasing process until the whole wig is standing up and, like I said before, this tutorial is universal to an extent like if you want to just you, have a One spike on your wig you're, not gon na, do this all over the wig you're going to do this on set area all right, so I have sectioned off the area that I now want to turn into a spike. You probably were thinking oh cool. The teasing process is over now uh-huh. No, it's not it's going to haunt you until the end of time. You cannot escape teasing you. Can I spike a wig without teasing it so right now, I'm still like destroying the fibers, so they can stand up on their own and it won't fall flat, and I need to make this very clear when you're styling a wig, you need to spritz it with Hairspray from like far away do not lay into it where it gets, wet and sloppy and always always always always always blow-dry it after you spray any any amount of hairspray. I, as you can see, that's what I do every single time. It is a very tedious and repetitive process, but that's okay and when you are doing a spike you're going to have to comb it out and repeat these processes. As as you see, and sometimes you will have to cut off lengths to make it more weightless and also form the spike better, I'm going to try and explain like little techniques that do help me along the way and will also make the wig look better. When you are styling, a wig you're gon na use a lot of hairspray when you do like when you're starting to spike the wig and actually try and shape it into how you want it to be be very gentle with your hair spring jobs and sometimes hairspray Bubbles and then, when you blow-dry it, it just looks really gross. Sometimes just gently take your finger and smooth it over and then blow-dry it. Sometimes you don't have to do that. I do not - and I repeat, do not do that when you're in the first stage of teasing a wig, don't do it just let the hairspray do its thing, you're gon na comb, it out later it doesn't matter. I mostly recommend smoothing it out when you're in the like final stages of like your spike and it's finally starting to come together. Another tip I must mention, is you really do need to be patient when you're doing this? It'S not gon na be easy. You'Re not gon na get it done in the first. Try always comb out and rearrange the hair, so it looks smooth and not like crunchy or hair looks out of place like, as you can see, I'm constantly combing things over and just gently putting them where they look like they need to go just be very just Be just be patient with her here is a another pro tip when you're spiking a wig, even I tend to forget to do this - always look at it from different angles, because sometimes the spike can look gorgeous from the front, but can look hideous from the back. So always be aware of that and do what you can to fix what you see. So we have moved on to the second spike, and this this spike is no different from the first one you're going to be doing these same exact techniques, even though it's a different shape, you're still gon na be doing the same things. You'Re gon na be teasing. It combing it out hair spring blow-drying, it fixing the fibers. Sometimes certain spikes that are in like very extreme styles need more teasing and like heat, because you do need to like destroy the fiber. Essentially, that's what I consider it if you've seen my android 21 wig, the reason some hair defies gravity. The way it does is because the hair is like burnt and then it becomes very light and fluffy, and then you can spike it. And, however, you want - and that's kind of what I'm doing here, this way didn't take that much destroying, if I must say, but a lot of it is just combing out and smoothing over and hair spraying and blow-drying it's it's very. It'S nothing special and I'm gon na be a real with you guys. I did not feel compelled to record the whole styling of this week, just like the main spikes. So this is all the stuff I have. I hope it helped you with learning how to spike a wig, if not sorry,

bubblegumm1e: I should've watched this video before i styled my wig

Jay Monet: “Oh, they’re done styling the spike” “No they aren’t”

Luna Tick: I'm trying to style a Chihiro Fujisaki wig and it's so hard lol, this helped me though so thank you

Junko Enoshima: I’m about to style my first wig, this has definitely really helped! Thank you!!

Emily Mac: Geez this is a life saver! I just got my kirishima wig (literally just got it tonight) and went to style it, thinking I knew what I was doing. I didn’t. I was so lost. I just found this video and now I actually feel confident and that I’ll be able to make it look decent, thanks sm bro!!

pocketmarrow: I'm starting from ground zero with styling wigs and this definitely helped. Also you have a nice voice!

Leo Akira: I just got a Deku wig from bnha and it looks like an absolute mess. I don't know how to actually begin styling it. I need help lol

Evie Nova: I need this for Nagito, thank you very much!

yamiivix: "It's going to haunt you until the end of time, you cannot escape teasing-" this is honestly the biggest wig styling mood in existence, I feel that so much it's alarming

erqserheqd: Thank you so much, this helped me style my Gundham Tanaka wig! <3

AlienNerdBae: This will definitely help me. Im new at styling. And my first actual wig i styled was for my Karin cosplay and it was a b****. But i actually managed to do it. I also used got2be and hair wax to do her decent spikes. I didn't use blow dryer cus i couldn't find it ugh. But came out nice. This video gave me few tips tho. i hope to see more tutorial videos.

Madison Leavitt: Definitely needed this for my tennis peach cosplay lmao her bangs are gonna kill me

GigiTeeVee: I have a chihiro wig- I messed up badly since hhh (used to much hairspray and it looks messy and hard) So I'm gonna have to brush it out then tease it again- (for another 3 hours yayyy) But thank you since I have so many things to learn lol I'm planning to do Nagito for a con!

Gay ass Mono: Thank you so much I’m cosplaying Nagito Komaeda from Danganronpa and I needed some help

neptunefizz: oh my gosh, thank you so much for this! i came across your account and fell absolutely in love with how clean and beautiful your styled wigs are. i attempted to style spikes onto one of my wigs, and it ended up looking so gross, crispy and crunchy. i never knew that you had to tease a wig for speaks, or that you had to spray the hairspray from a distance and then blow dry it. thank you so much for this!! i hope after practice i’ll be able to style wigs as well as you someday (:

🥀Valkyrie🥀: This is helpful! Thank you! I want to cosplay as Nagito Komaeda from Danganronpa for Halloween next year and I wanted to find a cheaper and alternative way to style a wig, especially since his hair requires a bit of spiking in different areas but is it safe to use hairspray on a wig? I tried looking it up and it usually says it’s not but it’s okay to wash it after at least?

Veronica Rodriguez: im styling my rosalina wig and this REALLY helps with her bangs. tysm! also i used this vid to make my kokichi wig and it tured out great!

90swifi: Thx this helped a lot for when I style my Kokichi wig but knowing me I’ll find a way to mess it up

Inklingmobs: I’m styling a kokichi wig and this REALLY helped-

Enchanting- Eyes: Bro this is awsome I just got my Toshinori wig I mean when it came in the mail it looked scary i had no idea what to do but it's coming out pretty good thanks to you

strawberrydippydots: I’m styling a makoto naegi wig so this was incredibly helpful

SuteRoozu: i love the ending XDDDDD "i hope this helped, if not sorry"

Vanilla Studios: This is so helpful, I b a d l y styled my new kirishima wig, I’m going to be redoing it and this will help a lot ❤️

αrl ɢrмeѕ: this is helpful! i’m cosplaying mercy from overwatch and this is my first time ‘spiking’ a wig and doing real styles to it. the only spiking i did was for mikasa’s bang in attack on titan lol

A L: Doing a princess peach from mario odyssey! (Sun hat and pink midi skirt outfit ) this helped so much ty!!

alex harte: Hopefully I can do this good enough for my junko wig lmao.

garrett t: out of all the tutorials i've seen, this was by far one of the most helpful video! thank you so much!

chaos: I’m so happy I watched this before styling my Kokichi wig

Mochitown: Wow, I'm really late but this really helps me with my wigs for cosplay! Will definitely use it for future cosplay, thank you so much! :,0

John Mystery: You've really helped me a lot with styling wigs. Im currently working on dirk, and Im always coming back here to rewatch this video for help. Thanks!

Cirruss: Oh my gosh, you have no idea how much this helped me! I recently got a Kazuha wig for a convention and kept on messing up with the sides but the instructions on how to tease the wig made it look SO much better (I also had no idea about the spraying hairspray far away from the wig, and it looks so natural now)

octo yat: This helped me so much for my Champion Leon wig, thank you so much!

Baby Jeebies: I remember styling my first wig this would've been so helpful. Right now I'm doing honey senpai and felt the need for a refresher even though I've been doing this for years. The back part makes me nervous

Cam Reyes: I saw your karkat wig and I had to see how you do this!! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

Fennkawa: This was so incredibly helpful, Thank you for sharing !

CodyThe SpaceDude: Very helpful tutorial! I love this video! Question, I know sometimes you have to wash certain parts of cosplays or costumes. Is there any circumstance in which you’d have to do that with a wig like this? And if so, how would you go about it? I’ve never sculpted a wig like this before, so I’m unsure.

dadispo 142: This a really useful tips and techniques. I hope that I’ll be able to do my wig right for my cosplay

Tyler Mosier: How long does a wig like this usually take?

Sabrina Rose: Wow! Thank you for making this video! I always wondered how to do it. Question: Do the spikes stay permanently? If not, how do I make it stay permanently? Thank you! <3

veemoxd: Thinking of making a kokichi wig so this helps a lot! For my first wig I’m just doing wig if I can find it lol

Jordan Jeffery: I have watched multiple wig styling tutorials and this was definitely the most detailed

Sam Gregory: This is super helpful!! I definitely was spraying the hairspray too close to my wigs, thank you for the tips!

「•°·Lotus·°•」: I'm going to school in cosplay with a friend. They recently bought a Tomura Shigaraki wig, and is cosplaying at the end of the week (It's monday 1/4/2021 right now) and they wanted me to join in too. I don't have many wigs, and the only one I can use is a short black one to which they brought up Dabi. I have NEVER spiked a wig before, and this really helps. Thank you so much

Lili Rhodes: This is so helpful! Thank you. I just got all my mha cosplay stuff, so this helps!

artisticclem: I am about to style my first wig I just ordered the supplies and the wig I want! This is a total life saver that you so much!

mavis: This is very helpful for my Tord cosplay! Thank you so much for this video!

Angela Fink: I really want to do a couple Kingdom Hearts cosplays and I’m so excited to style my Sora wig... but man styling Axel is going to be a PAIN!

LocalOccultist: O!!! I follow your instagram and was looking through how you styled your wigs. This video will DEFINITELY help me with making a blaze the cat wig!! Thank you for the spiking tutorial!!!

Geo: Gamer, Artist, Vlogger: I'm gonna end up watching this so many times I'll end up memorizing it. I'm doing this because I'm planning on cosplaying Shinsou AND Present Mic!

myra: lol I'm styling my Kaminari wig tmrw so IM GETTIN MYSELF READY UWU

MorriganZo: This is so helpful I’m styling a bakugou wig and it needs to be pretty spiky so this was great

Allie: Two things: 1- why do you have to use a hairdryer after the hairspray? 2- can you do this tutorial for longer wigs??? I don’t know how to do mine ._. This video was really helpful though :))

Not Jamin: I need to style a wig for my Glimmer cosplay and the only styling I've done before is curling so to say I'm unquailfied is an understatement

invader Nny: This is awesome thank you very much, it will definitely help me improve on my wig styling

Beaxrjce: this helped me so much, thank you a lot! but I have a question: after I'm done with my cosplay and I have to take off the wig, shall I put it on the head stand like this without doing anything?

Gorillaz Ape: I love your video, it is so helpfull ♥ I'm trying to style my first wig so a tutorial like this is a life saver

Pats Cosplay: this is a really amazing video! really helpful and i hope to see more content from you in the future :D

tobi: i’m trying to style an akane owari wig rn and i started getting frustrated cuz it wouldn’t work but this tutorial really REALLY helped

Jesus (Hatsune Miku): Several months later I haven’t finished my kokichi wig because I’m struggling to tease it properly loving life

Mary Ann Mabaet: Thank you for this, UmbranWitch! May you add the products you use in your details? Including the lengths of combs you used, the types of alligator clips you used, scissors, X" curling iron etc. Do these objects matter too much or as long as we have something like them? Also, what is the platform that you have the styrofoam head on? I was like "oh, cool it revolves!" But I don't know the key terms to be able to find and buy it. Lol

muppy626: Thank-you for such a helpful tutorial! It really explained a lot .

AlwaysTired101: As someone who wants to cosplay Tord (A character with two spikes in his hair), this really helps! Thank you

kamisxto_: Ty for the tutorial I am very new to cosplay and especially styling wigs so this is very helpful! Probably gonna use this when styling my Hajime/ Joe tazuna wig ^^

Holy Macaroni: So I'm going to be doing a Blair "witch"(the cat) cosplay and I was thinking the easiest and best way to make her curls was with this technique. And tips for longer lengths?


Veronica B: I'm really bad with wigs and I'm about to style one for Vi from Arcane, which is really similar to the hairstyle you did in this video, so this was super super helpful!! Thank you!

Angelica, Eliza,: Me and my friends are gonna be going as different mha characters for Halloween, and I’m going as bakugo— this really helped, thanks so much!

Kirsten Swinhoe: tysm!! this really helped me with my kuroo wig which I was super nervous about but now i’m really happy with the outcome!!

Holly: I’m about to style my kokichi wig (this is the first wig I’ve ever styled) and I’m scared I’m gonna mess it up but I’ll try to follow these steps as much as possible Edit: I’m following the steps but I still have no clue what I’m doing T^T

Kelly-Anne: Beautiful, thank you so much

Free HD McGee: Ay, here in 2022. Thanks for this! I've been putting together a Spamton Neo costume, and after some thought, I decided styling a wig would be far better than trying to style my own hair into his spiked monstrosity.

biolotea: Great tutorial! Will this work for adding volume to braids? The wig fibers are already kind of crimped (have that burned/fried appearance) but it still needs some help :) Thanks!!

TanzaniteFox: Great tutorial, super helpful! Do you suggest doing all the cutting before, or after you start backcombing/brushing? I've seen a split between Bakugo wig tutorials. xD

Apoc Cooking: I have two questions - one, does the spray work on real hair (either wigs or the stuff from your head)? And two, does it work with slimmer pieces of hair like if you're cosplaying a character who has a cowlick? I know teasing does, but that did not look like a regular hairspray. I'm massively lazy so I have the same haircut as a few of the characters I like cosplaying, but I know eventually I'll have to buy a wig for some because I'm not bleaching my hair to white. I'm just not. My brother did and a ton of his hair fell out.

タコスramen: Thanks for the tutorial! This will work great for my Prompto wig

Av Grace: tysm!! im gonna use this method when i get my crona cosplay. I made mistakes while styling my nagito but im gonna actually try this time. i have some time tho cause im not gonna order it until i finish my ragnarok sword so im just watching a bunch of wig tutorials

Karah Patton: Bro I just got a Killua wig and tried to style, and had NO idea what I was supposed to do. Gonna restyle it later. This helped so much!!

Journey Leigh Falco: Absolutely amazing tutorial so freaking helpful!!!!

sharty farty: i got a nishinoya wig coming in a bit, and the con im going to is in 4 days. hopefully i can fully style it in time— i will be intensely watching this videos bc the comments say its good and i needa go QUICK edit- since my natural hair is a mohawk, i will be using this tutorial for my natural hair as well. edit 2- dude literally- i thought you had to crimp it to get it so fluffy-

synderbyte: Wig styling rlly is the very definition of ✨ trust the process✨

kazutora chic: i have a kokichi wig that im still trying to make look good but whenever i brush out the side spikes they flaten? and when i dont brish it out its like crusty ish? im using got 2 be glued also.

a dreamcore sl0t loser weeb: getting my miku wig in the mail today and im needed this tutorial for the bangs, thank you

Marshmellow3387: I’m gonna cosplay Huggy Wuggy (a character from a horror game) and I need to style the wig with to big spikes so when I do get the cosplay and wig I’ll use this to help style the wig! I don’t really have the money for this cosplay so I’ll save this to watch later Also is their a certain hairspray you have to use?

Ari M: This will definitely help with my Suna Rintarō wig, thank you

Witchy_Rainy_Skies: thank you so much, I needed this for my owl house hunter cosplay!

ChiAndChaiTea: I’m about to cosplay Nagito Komaeda and he has fluffy spikey so thank you for this!!

Juicy Fruits: I'm planing to become a cosplayer, so this video helped a lot thank you

nezuko-chan~: as a cosplayer with literally only hairspray and an ibuki wig that was severely knotted, this weirdly helped just by listening to it. not even paying attention just listening-

capybaralvr: Thanks for the tutorial! I needed this for a Kokichi cosplay I got!

Hayden: I literally just fineshed ‘styling’ my dabi wig, all I used was hairspray and some clips it looks horrible I really should have watched this first-

Caleb Stan: THANK YOU im styling my 2D ( from gorillaz) wig and this really helped

Debbie Stacho: im doing a Shorter Wong cosplay and i need two wigs for it so i have to attach one wig to another and i also really suck at styling and this helped so much thank you!

isabelle Ford: i’m restyling my gundham wig and need to style a wig for peach! this certainly helped!!

Castiel: This is like 1 year late, but I'm gonna try to use this tutorial to make a funtime foxy wig. If you see this, do you have any tips? I've heard people leave the wig upside down for 24 hours and such.

owl-moon: I have a wig for Tamaki and Shinsou from MHA and I’m about to get an Emma wig from the promised neverland so this helped a lot

Miaaa: Thank you so much I’m about to style my crona wig :3

Kayla Navas: When you wash your wig is there a way to preserve those spikes? Or atleast a way to mark where they were so you can restyle?

thegreatcait: This video is a life saver! It helped me style my Dabi and Deku wigs.

ShiSha Rainbow: Wow, thanks for sharing it because I'm doing videos myself for wigs and may you and your followers could want to take a look as well

Arius: I needed this for my make Junko wig, thanks so much TwT

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