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Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay
I know there are a few others out there, but here is my tutorial for Sharpie dyeing a wig! This works best with Kanekalon and other premium synthetic wigs. Eleora and cheaper synthetic wigs may not dye evenly. Make sure to check your wig fiber content before attempting to dye!

I've had a lot of practice with this method, and this is the formula that works best for me, so I hope it can help you dye your wig the custom color you are looking for!

Many thanks to my friend Envel who helped me with my first Sharpie dyeing experience. Tutorial and all images therein are Copyright Fire Lily and FireLilyCosplay.com.

EDIT: Since so many people ask this question, I'm addressing it here. "How do I dye a wig black?" Since Black Sharpies are concentrated purple, you will have to use FW Ink, India Ink, or another Artists Ink and follow the FW Ink Dyeing Method: [link]

Another method is to color/sharpie the wig by hand using a black Sharpie. This will give it a slightly purple sheen, but it will come out black.
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ChaoticallyAwkward Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um, I have a question. Is there any way I can dye parts of the wig? Like dyeing strips of the wig darker? I have a part cat character who has stripes, and I couldn't find a wig in the color I needed with them.
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, just separate the hair and spray dye it.
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ChaoticallyAwkward Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright. Thank you. ^^
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KellywoeshxD Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have a black wig, but i need the ends of the hairs to be dark green. Is this possible?

and what if i put the ends in bleach first?
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Sageoftwilight56 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In that instance, may I recommend perhaps buying a dark green wig and dying the top part black?
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KellywoeshxD Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well.. Thanks for the tip, but i want to cosplay a certain character with black hair and the top part green.. So i can not turn this around
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Sageoftwilight56 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I know, I'm just saying you could buy another wig, that might be the easier option.
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not likely to happen - you can't really bleach plastic. You could get some green wefts or a green wig and dye the tops black, but not the other way around.
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kuromiko68 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Can this work also for just "tinting" a wig? I have a reddish wig I need to get to a red-brown
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, it can tint a wig to a slightly different color.
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