I recently purchased two new wigs, and I thought I'd share with you my opinions on them! (Caution! Image-heavy, some large!)
The first wig up is this
wig by Fantasy Sheep
I ordered it off of their Taobao shop when meruke
recently ran a Shopping Service. They do have an Ebay
Stock photo of the wig I ordered:
I can't speak for the shipping time or the price of Fantasy Sheep wig, since it was sent to the SS, then onto me(I was also waiting on other items for myself and the SS GO) but I can speak for the packaging of the wig itself. Here is how it came:
Main part of wig packaged nicely in a plastic bag
Clip-ins Separately in their own bag. This were both put into one larger bag, which I accidentally forgot to snap a photo of.
It came with the typical stuffing in the wig cap to hold it's shape, and a hair net around the fiber itself. Tags came attached to each part of the wig.
It also came with these hilarious instructions on taking care of the wig:
"Do not put the wig in chaos" XD
It also listed the fiber type, which is nice, and the fact that it is heat resistant-type (Though I have found from experience that that isn't always the case even if the company claims it is.)
S&H - N/A
Packaging-5/5 Overall a very nice Packaging job.
Next up the accuracy of the wig itself. Here are some picture of me wearing the wig (I have added a certain favorite robot of mine over my face to spare you all the horror of my non-made up-afterwork look)
From the side without the clip-ins
And with the clip-ins
Personally, I think the clip-ins may be a bit much, but it will go well with Sweet OTT looks, I think. I will most likely end up wearing this wig without the clip-in more, however.
Breakdown of how I feel about this wig
Accuracy of style 5/5 -Looks just like the stock photo!
Color 5/5 -Again, exactly as shown.
Fiber 5/5 Thickly wefted and very natural looking. Not too shiny, but not too dull-I think it's quite perfect. The clip-in seems a bit more ratty-looking to me, but that's the look it's going for-the super-puffball-type thing.
Ability to Heat-style N/A I haven't tried it and probably won't. I don't think it needs any additional styling, but if I do in the future I will try to update this review!
Price - 5/5 I got a very good deal going through Taobao + my SS for S&H but even at the price of $42.99USD PLUS $22.00 S&H it's a very good deal-I've gotten worse for more money on Ebay!
Overall Score-5/5 for the price, I would say buy it! It's a wonderful wig. I am actually considering buying it in other colors, as well as some of their cosplay wigs
The second wig I have to review for you today is from Arda Wigs
aka Kingdom Arts. The wig I ordered was their exclusive split wig, called Derelicte
(not the color I got-only one stock photo)
I had seen their booth at Anime Central this year, and decided I was going to eventually order from them when I got home. However, this posed sort of a problem due to their shipping schedule-which brings me to the first part of my review!
If you go Arda's website, you will see their shipping calender. Arda, it seems, does not have a warehouse, it's run out of it's entrepreneur's own home. Due to this situation, when they are on the road during con-season, they have very
limited shipping dates. This makes it rather hard to buy from them spur-of the moment or on a whim.
That being said, on the day that they shipped my order, it was shipped on the shipping day stated, and arrived faster than expected! They even sent me a tracking number to my email. The price for shipping & handing was typical USPS Priority mail-they didn't over charge for it either.
S&H 4/5 - The only reason I am giving a 4 is due to their wonky shipping schedule calender. If this was changed it would be perfect. I understand it's hard to have one or two people doing all the shipping, but as a business, it would be a good idea to have someone dedicated just o this job-if they were afraid of giving someone the keys to their house while on the road they could even rent a storage unit-heck, I have one just for my comic books!
Packaging is up next!
Shipped safely in a USPS priority mail envelope...
....packaged safely in a wig bag as seen here:
Came with the standard stuffing in the main wig to keep shape, and the hair net over the fiber.
The clip-ins are in their own bag as well-much like the Fantasy Sheep wig was.
An invoice was included as well (not-pictured)
Packaging 5/5 - Typical wig packing, which is a good thing :D
Accuracy of wig:
I forgot to take a photo of my just wearing the main part of the wig without the clip-ins, but here are two styles that can be worn with this wig, which I will use often, I think. (I had put on some make-up by this time, so no need for Wheatley-Just try to excuse my derp face, lol)
With just one Clip-in, which is very cute as well! I think depending on the dress/print you could use this to bring out whichever color you want to "pop" more!
The clip-ins on this wigs aren't as over-the-top, so I think I'll wear this one with the clip-ins more often than the other.
The wig fiber itself is supposed to be heat-resistant (again, I didn't check on this, but it does feel very much like it will be, unlike the Fantasy Sheep wig, which I felt was iffy from the feel of the fiber-I've been working with wigs for a long time)
The main wig is thickly-wefted, as shown here:
Breakdown of how I feel about this wig
Accuracy of Style - Perfect, just like the stock photo!
Color 5/5 - Again, it's just as pictured on the website-very true to the pictures (it's listed in the color options, even though the stock photo is a different color-I got the slate blue/light pink version)
Fiber 5/5 Again, thickly wefted and very natural looking (well, as natural as a pink/blue wig can be!). Not too shiny, but not too dull. Another perfect fiber type for this sort of wig
Ability to Heat-style N/A Like the Fantasy Sheep one, I haven't tried it and probably won't. I don't think it needs any additional styling, but if I do in the future I will try to update this review!
Price - 5/5 It was $55.00 plus standard USPS Priority mail (about 6 bucks), which makes it a perfect deal. They also ship worldwide, but that does get pricier. Even then, I think it's worth it for the wonderful quality of this wig.
Overall-5/5 A must-buy! Once again I am also planning on getting more from this company. I just wish that they could change their shipping situation-but it's a small price to pay for wonderful quality and service!
Thanks for reading my reviews! I hope that they will help someone in their decision making! Any questions, please ask! I apologize in advance for any spelling errors-it's 1am over here right now and I'm tired XD