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AlexislovesArmin
EarlGrey1889 and/or LeafyHorse
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Come check out my Tumblr blog! I love to make new friends! I mostly re-blog Attack on Titan and Hetalia! ^-^
www.tumblr.com/blog/alexislove…







HETALIA SQUAD

APH: I love Natalia Stamp by Chibikaede APH: I love Vash Stamp by Chibikaede APH: I love Tino Stamp by Chibikaede APH:I love Liechtenstein Stamp by Chibikaede APH: I love Ukraine Stamp by Chibikaede

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American English language level NATIVE by TheFlagandAnthemGuy Japanese language level RANDOM WORDS by TheFlagandAnthemGuy Swedish language level INTERMEDIATE by TheFlagandAnthemGuy Finnish language level BEGINNER by TheFlagandAnthemGuyDanish language level RANDOM WORDS by TheFlagandAnthemGuy Norwegian language level RANDOM WORDS by TheFlagandAnthemGuy French 3 by Faeth-design Spanish lang2 by Faeth-design Italian language level BEGINNER by TheFlagandAnthemGuy American Sign Language level BEGINNER by TheFlagandAnthemGuy

APH SHIPS

AmeBel is my Hetalia OTP by ChokorettoMilku APH: Natalia x Alfred Stamp by Chibikaede USUK Isn't My Thing by ChokorettoMilku Keep Calm and Ship SuFin by ChokorettoMilku Keep Calm and Ship GerIta by ChokorettoMilku Keep Calm and Ship SwissLiech by ChokorettoMilku APH CanUkr sprite stamp by Mion-waffuchii

APH CUTIE

America Dance Stamp by SilkyBunny PARTY HARD stamp by those-silly-demons APH - Excited America by BoundWithFoxBlood Made in U.S.A {Hetalia Stamp} by SilkyBunny Chibi United States III by SkaianAngel

FAN OF

HetaOni Fan Button by ButtonsMaker
HetaOni Stamp by Kokoya1223

And now, ATTACK ON TITAN Jean Kirschtein Stamp by DuskyDeer

104th Trainees Squad by lintankleen

Attack On Titan Stamp: Free! Anime ED Dance by wow1076 Attack On Titan Stamp: Levi by wow1076 Scouting Legion Stamp [Shingeki no Kyojin] by SuzukeAmaterasu SnK: Heichou cleaning stamp by themuffinshota Wir sind die Jaeger stamp by psyxi0 Attack On Titan Stamp: Erwin And Levi Dancing by wow1076 SnK: Salute stamp by themuffinshota Attack On Titan Stamp: Pantalon by wow1076 Fluegel Der Freiheit Stamp by sennketsu Attack On Titan Stamp: I'm Watching You by wow1076 What is it, Eren? Stamp by Wintry-Fire Jean Kirschtein Stamp by DuskyDeer Attack On Titan Stamp:Young Eren by wow1076 Eren Jaeger Stamp 1 by psyxi0

MY LITERAL PRINCE (TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD, TOO PURE) ((MUST BE PROTECTED))

Stamp Shingeki no Kyojin by AtsuKiro Armin Stamp by RevivalSnK Armin Arlert GIF Stamp by OjiKiyowo Armin Stamp by Rumay-Chian SnK: Don't have to be the strongest stamp by themuffinshota Attack On Titan Stamp: Armin 3 by wow1076 Attack On Titan Stamp: Amrin 2 by wow1076 Armin Arlelt Stamp OO2 by Fujoshi-Kuro Shingeki no Kyojin Stamp by hakutan

AOT SHIPS (hahaha I just ship one ship oops)
. + Eremin Stamp + . by 4DAMANT my babies armin + eren by Frangasm

OTHER FANDOMS

-Stamp / Diabolik Lovers. by PrettyHappySTAMPS :thumb484347341: KiritoxAsuna Stamp by Shiyui FREE! - Makoto Nagisa stamp by SonneDark ciel phantomhive tea time stamp by Xiahism Pegasister Stamp by SunnStamp Vocaloid MELT stamp by Jay-Han
Panty and Stocking Stamp by Veminya Pokemanz stamp oo1 by Kaze-yo DRAMAtical Murder Stamp by S-Laughtur Sherlock by Anawielle MAYU Stamp by VocaloidStamps IA - Stamp by YaYa-chin


OTHER INTERESTS


Dressage Stamp by Track123Star Writers Stamp by shadow-wolf-haunts Eurovision :stamp: by Amblygon I Love Horses Stamp by Black-Heart-Always
Stamp: History Geek by spiffingsailor Stamp: The Beatles by spiffingsailor Feminism Defined Stamp by Spikytastic Wizard101 stamp cause by Woods-Of-Lynn :thumb217689440: Red Dead Redemption stamp by 5-3-10-4 Cosplay Stamp by PigeonMaestro


Also, PLEASE don't badger me to read homestuck.
Nope Stamp by LolithaLolita

Enough with the hate. Now, moving on to- the best advice anyone can give you
Show Them Your Boobs! by dark-lily-flower

ALSO THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT
Japan is not a fashion label 2.0 by ditto9

Pink Spring Ribbon Divider by PhoebeRose Thank you, and have a beautiful day~! Pink Spring Ribbon Divider by PhoebeRose
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~Level Beginner-Intermediate Cosplayers~



  Hello lovelies! ^.^ I have been meaning to do this for SO long, and today :iconcrazdmetalhead009: was wondering about wig purchasing/shopping/care, so that was my inspiration for this! This is for beginner-intermediate cosplayers, meaning if you are going to dye your own wig/ style a wig in complicated ways, I cannot help you there since I'm not an expert cosplayer by ANY means! Alrighty, let's get started!



SHORT-MEDIUM LENGTH WIGS


Notes: Hallelujah you are cosplaying someone with short hair! Lucky for you this means less wig hairs to deal with, low cost, AND more comfortable! If you are tied between cosplaying someone with long hair vs short hair, IMMEDIATELY choose the short haired character. 

Buying: Again, lucky for you, you can get them ANYWHERE! I would recommend AliExpress (the prices are unbeatable, all the reviews are by real people AND they take pictures of what they received and usually include what they liked & didn't like about that product) or Ebay too, because you can view costumer feedback, how many people bought that item in the past, seller reputation, and they have a guarantee you will get the product that is in the picture! You can pay with PayPal too! You can also get them on Amazon. When selecting a wig for your character, avoid searching for the character name directly. For example, if I am going to cosplay Armin from Attack on Titan, searching 'Armin wig' will give you the results you are looking for BUT at a higher price. The sellers know that is a popular anime, so they raise the price on the wigs. INSTEAD of searching 'Armin wig' I would search 'blond bob-cut wig' and get way more results for cheaper. Although you may not find the exact result you are looking for, you can always take some scissors and make adjustments. Speaking of styling, always buy a wig that is too long, not too short. If it is too short then your wig cap will show AND you cant make adjustments, but if its too long you can always cut it and make changes. 

An example of the price difference between searching for the character's wig verses a general description:
-Armin wig: $10.00-15.00
-Blond Bob wig: $7.00-10.00

Styling:
Got2B Glued is the cosplayers must-have. I would recommend the travel size because it is very small and runs for only $4.00-7.00. When cutting your wig, NEVER cut your wig with the scissors horizontally. It will look like a 5th grader cut your wig. Cut your wig with the scissors vertically, cutting up into the fibers. It looks a lot cleaner and cuts ALL the layers of the fibers instead of just the top few layers. ALSO, when you decide to brush it, use a wide-tooth comb and NOT a human hair brush. It will pull out the fibers and make the wig thinner and see-through.

Maintaining: literally just throw it in your closet, it wont get messed up UNLESS you style it. If you style it and don't want your hours of styling to be ruined, put your wig on a styrofoam wig head. These can be found at Hobby Lobby or on the internet for around $7.00-8.00. When you decide to brush it, use a wide-tooth comb and NOT a human hair brush. It will pull out the fibers and make the wig thinner and see-through.


LONG LENGTH WIGS


Notes: 1) welcome to hell 2) IF YOU GET ANYTHING OUT OF THIS IT WOULD BE THAT MOTIONS OIL SHEEN SPRAY IS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR

Buying: As long as you have Motions Oil Sheen Spray you can buy any quality wig you want. The first long wig I ever bought was on Ebay, and it was pretty cheap. As soon as I took it out of the bag and placed it on my head it tangled and was a HUGE mess. At first I thought it was just the quality, but then I soon discovered (after buying a $40.00 wig off of Arda Wigs) its not the quality, its just wigs.

If you would like high-quality wigs (which I would recommend if getting a light colored wig), you can either get them for a wig store OR online at Arda Wigs  or Epic Cosplay. You want a high-quality wig for light colored wigs because there is more fibers. If you have a thin white-colored wig, the back of your costume will show through and it will look very cheap and like your character ripped out almost all their hair :/

Maintaining: To keep your wigs from tangling the second after they are taken out of the bag, tag the wig, place it on a wig head, and spray Motions Oil Sheen Spray on the wig. DO NOT touch the wig before you spray it. Running your fingers through the wig or 'trying it on really quick' will DESTROY the wig, and you'll have to spend HOURS (it takes me around 5 hours) detangling it. Spray the Motions Oil Sheen Spray (can I say that enough?) on your wig and let it dry for 48 hours. Yes, this is a long time to wait to touch your wig. Yes, your room now smells like Strawberry Pezz. Yes, I KNOW 48 HOURS IS A LONG TIME TO WAIT! Just be patient and you'll be able to use your wig for many years instead of 1 day before it turns into dreadlocks. Also, when you decide to brush it, use a wide-tooth comb and NOT a human hair brush. It will pull out the fibers and make the wig thinner and see-through.

Can I revive a wig in tangles?: Yes! I just did this today, actually! The $40.00 wig I mentioned earlier was ruined after it wore it for 7 hours one day. Just ONE con and it was it 3 large dreadlocks ;-; I washed the wig and detangled it and decided to find out what the craze was about Motions Oil Sheen Spray. I waited the torturous 48 hours and was SO shocked at how different the wig was! It looked just like human hair, as it was more fluffy and less stringy. Not only this, but after wearing this wig to 2 all-weekend cons all I had to do was brush it for about 5 minutes and it was tangle free! It pulled out virtually no wig fibers either! When you decide to brush it, use a wide-tooth comb and NOT a human hair brush. It will pull out the fibers and make the wig thinner and see-through.

Styling: same as short-medium wigs, but add in the fact you will need TONS and TONS of bobby pins and hairspray


And that's pretty much it! If any of you guys need help with wig shopping/care/etc. then feel free to message me at anytime! If you are stuck between purchasing two wigs, I can help you decide which one looks the best for your character!



IMPORTANT LINKS/INFO: 

-Motions Oil Sheen Spray can be found at Sally's Beauty Supply and POSSIBLY Walgreens or Walmart. IT IS NOT IN THE HAIR SPRAY ISLE! I found it near the African American hair-type products, near Relaxers (for hair).

-Washing a wig: tutorial can be found here: blog.epiccosplay.com/how-to-wa…

-Detangling/brushing a wig: [link] [link]

-Quality Wig sites: arda-wigs.com/www.epiccosplay.com/ www.rockstarwigs.com/ www.gothiclolitawigs.com/

-Cheap Wig sites: www.ebay.com/www.amazon.com/


UPDATE: WHERE DO I, PERSONALLY, BUY WIGS FROM?:

-Short-medium wigs: AliExpress (this site is FANTASTIC because not only are the items ridiculously cheap, but the reviews are from real people, and usually they'll take a picture of them in the wig or the wig once they get it. That way you know EXACTLY what you're buying and the pros and cons of that wig).
SIDENOTE: I also order all of my cosplays off of this site as well, as well as cosplay accessories.

-Long wigs: AliExpress OR Wigaholics www.wigaholics.com/ (they are having a 50% off sale for their Grand Opening and all of these quality wigs are in the $15.00-$20.00 range!), if not, I use EpicCosplay wigs, but those tend to be pricey. DEFINITELY purchase something that's on sale/clearance 



\ ^-^ / Happy Shopping! \ ^-^ /

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Diabloo-666 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday to you!!
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AlexislovesArmin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! / )u( \
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Diabloo-666 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^
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Hyo38 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
happy b-day
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AlexislovesArmin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! >///<
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GamerMagicFlame1264 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Heeeellloooo!

ARMIN FAN! :D *golmps* we must protect the king of cinnamon  buns! 
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AlexislovesArmin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
yES

ARMIN'S A PRECIOUS CINNAMON ROLL, TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD, TOO PURE
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GamerMagicFlame1264 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
Armin THE PRECIOUS CINNOMON PUMPKIN COOKIE SPICE MUST BECOME KING OF ANIME BLONDIE!!!!

do you roleplay? Would you like to roleplay? :3
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AlexislovesArmin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I wish I could roleplay ;-; but i'm SO SO busy with classes, and my horse hurt his leg so I have to look after him ._. 

Once i'm not busy than we can totally roleplay! Hopefully i can get these classes done soon!
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wondering-souls Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
Thank you so much for the watch! I Love You Emote I really appreciate it and I'm glad you like my artwork Huggle! 
If you'd like, feel free to check out my YouTubeTumblrTwitter, or Facebook.pink heart 
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