December 4th, 2012

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WIGS: Questions on display / storage, wig caps, etc.

Long time lolita here, coming out of the woodwork with my first post to the community...

I just bought my first wigs for several Christmas events I have and will attend this month.
Here's a small pic of one of my outfits I took the morning after a friend's LA event, Victorian Gothic Christmas.
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Anyway... I am quite pleased with this particular wig (it's the Rhapsody from GLW if you are curious) and believe I am developing a slight obsession.  So I have a few questions to wig owners:

1)  If you have naturally long hair, how do you secure it all under the wig cap?  Do you tie it first?  I'm trying to combat the lumpy scalp issue.
2)  The wig pictured above pressed on the back of my ears (where my glasses secure).  I kept having to adjust it.  What am I doing wrong that makes the wig fit that way?
3)  I have foam wig heads.  I would like to display my wigs, but they are quite long.  I've seen some examples of displayed wigs in last month's Lolita Rooms theme, but I'm wondering how wig owners display or store their long wigs.  Also, since I am keeping the wigs out, how do you prevent dust?

And anything else you'd like to contribute as advice or suggestions to a fledging wig owner.  Many thanks in advance.

What to buy for a Lolita?

As the general theme for December is already Gifts I can only hope my question is appropriate. My serious girlfriend is a Lolita. Do you have any gift ideas that a boyfriend could get for a Lolita, without giving her any kind of hint at all? I'd like it to be a complete surprise. So is there anything clever enough that almost any Lolita would like, and they probably don't already have? Money is not really an object, but I wouldn't want to make her feel the need to reciprocate by spending too much.

I know a little about her likes and interests, but obviously enough I can't share them here, as she could read this. But if you have any suggestions and suggestions on what sort of Lolita might like it, I would adore your help! <3
Rilakkuma

Clair Beauty Wigs?

Does anyone here own a wig from Clair Beauty?

I'm not finding the styles I want at Gabalnara, so I thought I'd try some of the shorter/medium-length wigs Clair Beauty offers. I only found one old post about their wigs, and there wasn't a ton of information. I'd be curious to see photos of the wigs using flash or in different lighting, to see how realistic they are.

And if anyone has other wig brand suggestions, throw 'em at me!