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Iron Wig Live Fan Expo Canada 2019

Posted on 29 July 2019

Iron Wig Live is returning to FAN EXPO CANADA 2019!

We're bringing your favourite wig styling competition back to the stage at Fan Expo Canada! Located at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, August 22-25th, 2019.




How it Works: 

Eight (8) contestants will have two (2) hours to construct a styled wig using the products provided, following a pre-determined theme. The competition will then be judged by a panel of experienced wig stylists/cosplayers (TBA) and will be hosted by Master cosplayer and Arda Wigmancer, Ali Mahou!  

*In the event that a contestant does not arrive on time, a volunteer wild card will be chosen from the audience to compete!


Theme: "SWEET TREATS!" Get inspired by your favourite tasty pastries or even the world of Candy Land. The judges want to see mouthwatering desserts like cakes, cupcakes, pie, and donuts, even ice cream or milkshakes!
Is this Iron Wig Live, or the Great Arda Bake Off? Either way, these wigs will look good enough to eat!

Contestants will have a selection of styling supplies to use including heat styling tools, Got2B Glued Blasting Freeze Spray, a foam head, a table clamp wig stand, wefting supplies, scissors, bobby pins, and alligator clips. Each contestant will receive the same wig and section of weft to construct their style.

*Contestants are welcome to bring extra hair clips for the sole purpose of holding hair which cannot be used in the final style. 

There will also be a ~MYSTERY GRAB TABLE~ where contestants will have 30 seconds to grab up to three (3) miscellaneous items to use in their final style!  



Just for competing, all contestants get to take home their newly styled wig and the foam head. New this year: Audience Choice!

First Place: $200 CAD CASH PRIZE! and $100 Arda Wigs Canada Gift Voucher!
Second Place: $75 CAD CASH PRIZE! And a $100 Arda Wigs Canada Gift Voucher!
Third Place: $100 Arda Wigs Canada Gift Voucher!
Arda's Choice: 15% off your next order with Arda Wigs Canada
Audience Choice: 15% off your next order with Arda Wigs Canada


 Use the form below to enter. Online entries close:  August 19th @ 11:59pm EST

Competition Rules

Impress us with a portfolio of work showing off your range of abilities. Your entries can consist of wigs from any brand, not just Arda. Please try to keep your entries concise; the minimum is 3, but no more than 5 examples please! If you have multiple photos of a single wig example, we recommend combining them into a collage.

All entrants must be attending FAN EXPO CANADA in Toronto at the Toronto Congress Centre on the day of the competition - Friday, August 23rd - and have purchased their own badges/passes to the convention. Contestants from Iron Wig (Arda Wigs USA) 2013-2018 (excluding 1st place winners) are welcome to submit a portfolio and apply if they’d like to compete in this specific Iron Wig Live (Canadian) competition. Entrants do NOT need to be Canadian citizens.

Deadline for entries is August 19th, 2019 11:59pm EST. A total of 8 stylists will be selected by the Arda Canada team and announced by August 19th.  (Not sure you can make it until the day of? Show up in our audience and you could get a spot!)

Show us what you got, Fan Expo Canada!

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