When it comes to wig choices for cosplayers, Arda Wigs has a wide selection. I’ve used a few of their products and been pleased with the quality and price. However, the wigs have heat resistant fibers which can make them tricky to dye – and sometimes dyeing is a necessity to get the proper shade. Sharpie markers or ink based dyes will rub off. DeviantArt user Malindachan, a.k.a., Malinda Mathis works with Arda Wigs and shows how you can use fabric dye to alter the color of Arda Wigs.
You can use iDye Poly or RIT in liquid and powder varieties. The basics: boil water in a large pot (preferably one you’re not using for food), add the dye, and add the wig. Different amounts of time alter the depth and richness of the new color. You should always dye a sample first before throwing the entire wig in.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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