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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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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not that I am aware of, but you can try...?
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Noiz-Bleu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I have a question, do you know if this will also work with highlighters? 
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not that I'm aware of.  Highlighter ink is very light and may not make much difference.
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NekoNamiCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey, I was wondering if it is possible to dye half of a wig using this method.  I've got a wig that I want to dye half bright pink, half bright blue, and I was wondering if this would work for that case.  Thanks!
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes - just separate the wig fibers for the different colors.  It's easier to spray dye them.
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NekoNamiCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome, thank you!  :)
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NekoNamiCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
For specific colors, I'm looking for the electric blue in the picture where you're wearing glasses and a more bright, neon-y pink in the picture with the yellow glove.  
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CATZMONEY Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Could this possibly work to dye parts of a Black wig blue?
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No.  You have to use a lighter color wig and dye to dark.  You cannot dye a dark wig a lighter color.  That's common sense :)
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Spookura Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
I have a question. I coloured my wig with shades of black, but after washing the wig two times it still gives off colour when I run my hands through it. How many times should I wash the wig to get rid of this? I washed them both till the water was clear. I did wash them both times with shampoo, could this be the reason why it doesn't stick to the wig that well?
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