Vanellope von Schweetz Cosplay FAQ
Ever since debuting my cosplay of Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck-It Ralph, I’ve received a staggering amount of questions regarding the construction of my outfit. Since the same questions continue to come up time and time again, I’ve decided to write up a detailed FAQ post in order to address these questions as best I can.
While obtaining the exact same wig that I have isn’t necessarily possible, I can still recommend my favourite wig seller for black wigs. Second Mankaa Cosplay Wig offers a good selection of wigs, and I can say that their black wigs in particular are highly suitable for Vanellope. These black wigs have a pleasant shine to them, which is not terribly unnatural, as well as blue undertones rather than brown, causing the fibers to shine blue in direct lighting. This ends up looking more like fictional characters’ hair and in the specific case of Vanellope, will be a nice complement to her design’s predominantly cold colour palette. (For a reference of what their wigs’ fibers look like in action, please refer to my Maya Fey and Mio Akiyama photos – all of their black wigs are made of the same fiber; the wig I have in those photos just happens to be a long wig style).
Second Mankaa sells a black base wig and ponytail extension set. The hairs are long in the front, allowing for you to cut them to the appropriate length to fit your face, getting Vanellope’s longer face-framing hairs. The wig has short bangs in the front, suitable for parting, and the extension has a slight wave to it, just like Vanellope’s ponytail. This wig can be found below:
For a detailed construction explanation, please refer to my Hair Candy Tutorial.
Thank you for reading! If there is anything that I may clarify, or if you have any additional questions that were not included here, please feel free to contact me by either leaving a comment on this blog, noting me through my deviantART account, or by private messaging me on my YouTube account. If you’d like to see more of my Vanellope cosplay, please feel free to check out my full Vanellope gallery, and if you’d like more information regarding my Vanellope cosplay, please check out my official Vanellope cosplay page.