Actually I bought that wig very many years ago (like... 4?) so I don't remember anymore the shop. But I assure that's not human hair, and also is a quite cheap wig... something like 15$! Of course I add a lot of extensions in order to match Elinor's hair lenght, and I add also a soul of fabric to the wig to match the volume (I stitch all the extension to the fabric, that's how I obtained the big braids!) I hope that's all clear!
I think Brave was around that long ago and why don't you use human hair, there are a lot of cheap people out there and I spend £700 on my wig and it looks so good, I can iron it and it retains its condition and I suppose it'll be easier to curl it if I go as Merida and only trying to understand why people get in to this if they can't afford to do it professionally.
1. I had the wig before starting my cosplay (bought for another one, never done) 2. Cosplay is not about money, is about passion. If you want to use your money (and you have a lot) to buying expensive wig, good for you. But I'm not rich and I try to use wisely my money. My wig is cheap but is good as a lot of other cheap wigs are good for the purpose!
You tell me off for spending money when you bought a wig for something you didn't do, I have cheerleading for passion, I have just started in this cosplay world and I want to turf out those who can't afford to be in this elite club and cheap wigs aren't good, they won't accept heat, they don't look real and I want people to make an effort if they want to do this hobby.
Awesome, my son would fall in love these ladies. I might too if I'm not careful. Costumes are beautiful and vibrant. Believable, you did a wonderful translation from cartoon to reality. The characters feel real, lovely.
As Merida you look utterly astounding! You have ever bit of look for the character... I do like the attempt at Elinor that your friend did but I think youth is playing too much a role for her this time. She just doesn't look as good as you do. Her costume is great though!