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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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:iconmakiselene:
Is it possible to dye wigs with sharpie highlighters? I was thinking of mixing in 2 highlighters with the markers because I dont really like the way some of the markers will come out :P
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FireLilyCosplay Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm...I doubt it?  But you can try.  It may lightly color the plastic fibers, but it wouldn't do much.  You can't mix the highlighter ink with permanent inks - it will just disappear.
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50R4keyseries Dec 9, 2013  Student Interface Designer
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sorry for asking, is this color of wig can apply for dying to lighter color? or this method only apply on dark color?> < (sorry for the some Chinese words on the picture..actually i decided to sell it, but seem like no one need this kind of color~ so i was thinking to dye to the color i want.> <''
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FireLilyCosplay Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Only to darker color.  You cannot "dye" something to a lighter color - sorry!
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50R4keyseries Dec 9, 2013  Student Interface Designer
n this kind of dying method, will it effect the wig's quality?just asking, because curiosity.> < thanks.'w'
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VaoK Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist
I have a kagamine Rin yellow wig, would it be possible to turn it to a dark navy blue?
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FireLilyCosplay Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Probably not - it would probably turn green or some other shade.  Best to start with white, light, or like colors.
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ClovelyLiz Nov 19, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Do you think dying a dark blue wig (A Yuki-Onna wig from Nurarihyon no Mago) to silver would work? :))) 
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FireLilyCosplay Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No. That is impossible. You would have to paint it to make it silver.
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ClovelyLiz Nov 21, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
oh, i see thanks! good thing i saw your reply before i bought them sharpies.xD whatkind of paint do you suggest i use?
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