Why cosplay wigs are expensive?

You might be thinking, "well, it's just for cosplayers". Actually, if you ask anybody at a convention how much time it will take them to get their wig from the box or the costume shop for a cosplay wig at a convention, chances are they'd say "a lot of money and time".

The main reason why these wigs are expensive is that they are made for being used more than one time. On top of that, the hair is synthetic but also has real, cheap human hair and they are also heat resistant. They are also made for a better fit. The worst part of it is that you can actually see they are not real human hairs but have some significant details. Actually, they look good even when people will know they are not your real wigs. They actually look good than your generic wigs.

Why is the cost of buying a wig online so high?

attractive cosplay wigs

You can get a wig from a costume store in five minutes or less for your events or the convention. You can spend anywhere from $50-$100 dollars to get your wig. With a custom wig that you are truly making your own and with all of the details you want to include, it can quickly add up $75 in cost. For example, for the best wig, in my opinion, you'd want a wig with other accessories like a full beard, or thick eyebrows and dark eyeshadow.

Another reason is that most people have no information about the price as it is not available online and they only hear about the prices when they got interested. For this reason, you may find a lot of message board posts where most of them complain about them being expensive.

The good thing is that they are not worn every time and hence they can be used multiple times but one thing you should know is that they are not intended for daily usage. The other thing you should note is that they are usually synthetic but may contain some aspects of natural hair. As a matter of fact, they are almost always silky kanekalon but it’s not a surprise to see some that are ‘’future’’ which means that they are heat resistance.

The other price determinant is the materials and the process used to make them. As a matter of fact, wigs are made of different materials that make a difference in terms of quality and price. With that in mind, you can be sure that the materials used to make cosplay wigs and the process of making this makes the difference in terms of price. This may as well be determined by the base of the wig and the hair itself.


These wigs are meant to be heavy which specifically the case with longer wigs is. The other thing is that they can actually hold heat very well. The good thing is that they are available in elaborate designs and colors that may not hold up during long usage. They may as well have crazy bangs that will need to be trimmed or otherwise altered. If you want to know about its wearability and longevity, then this depends on how often you wear them and how good you take care of them. They have daily wearability of 3-6 months.

How to choose a cosplay wig?

Before you make up your mind, start by checking what is going underneath the hair. In most of the cases, cosplay wigs are made fully of synthetic but they attract more money because their demand is very high occasionally.

The main reason how most cosplayers choose a cosplay wig is to pick one based on appearance only. When it comes to the extent of choosing a cosplay wig, there are several factors to consider including cost, accuracy and the effort. The good thing is that there are basically many wig styles that are available in the market.

If you are in the market looking for the best cosplay wigs, then you need to be very careful to make sure you have the best value for money. You should be in the market looking for a good cosplay wig that will perfectly match your occasion and blend well with your natural hair. In this regard, just choose the same wig style compared to the character.

We recommend which includes a short wig, curly wig, and straight wig as they are more flexible and can be used on many occasions.

short wigs

Cosplay wig terminologies

Now there’s another thing you should be versed with to make sure you have the best wig in the market. You have to learn the terminologies that you will meet in the market before you make your move. Learning the terminologies may make your decision wiser and help you purchase exactly what you want.

Wefts of fiber - the starting points to know what the wig is made of. A wig is made of wefts of fiber sewn together. In this regard, a weft is a long strand of wig fiber that is sewn into a strip. When you are doing this, you may have to add more wefts to make the wig thicker. When you are in the market looking for the best cosplay wigs, this should be the starting point. It is up to you to see whether you need more wefts to make it thicker or if you just need a light wig.

In some other extents, a skin top is used in some wigs to create a more natural feel. As a matter of fact, a cosplay wig may have a skin top at the crown of the head or off to one side or the other.

Lastly, learn the point that some wigs are heat resistant. This means that you can use heat tools to style the wig and even to take care of it.

Although most people would think that cosplay wigs are expensive, this may be a reason for several factors including the demand and the way they are made. With that in mind, you also need to know that cosplay wigs can be tricky to buy and hence you should know all the terminologies and the information needed to make it easy. Cosplay wigs are not to be worn every day and that’s why they can last longer than other types of wigs.

What is the most popular style cosplay wig?

It is highly subjective and you could have as many or as little style wigs to choose from, but I'll say this for sure, it is the style with the least amount of controversy.

Cosplay is very popular in the fashion world and is a lucrative career choice for many young men and women. A study conducted by the UK's National Centre for Social Research on cosplay shows cosplayers often earn more than those who dress up as superheroes or fantasy heroes. The study also suggests cosplayers are paid 10 times what other workers in the fashion industry receive. The majority of cosplayers are in the United Kingdom and South Korea (approximately 20%), China (13%) and Japan (11%).

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Sky Hoon
Hair Lover, Idea Starter. He started HairQueenie, which is ranked #27 in the FeedSpot Top 40 Hair Care Blogs and mentions in ManeAddicts and Tempest. Hair is not everything but something. He started Hairqueenie to share great hair products. Over time, he found there are more value to share answers to hair problems that cannot be found easily.
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