For some time now I’ve been working on getting a few wigs, to go with all the various styles of costumes that I do. And since I cant afford real and goodness I just got the cheapest ones there is, in order to style them into perfectly historical headwear I will be proud to wear upon my head.
Lets take a look at what I got, and what I plan to do about them.
I bought this wig for the color, curls and consistent (no, not really).
But I wanted a curly redhead wig to make a awesome “pouf” or “hedgehog” for my 18th century costumes.
Unfortunately the curls are to heavy, and don’t stay put at all.
At the moment it is better suited for a “Greek” styled Regency do then nothing else. But hey I may need one of those to.Quick Regency up-do
“Renaissance”The go to wig for all redhead maid Marions out there ( oh I hope not)
“This wig will be perfect for almost any era and hairdo” was what I was thinking buying it.
“This wig have both a sharp part and an awful bang. There is No Way you are going to turn that into something beautiful – let it be!” Is what I should have thought.
I may just use it for hairpieces and rats…
Color scheme: (left to right) “Saloon girl”, “Mermaid” and “Renaissance”
My first attempt at taming this wig was about two year ago (result).
I also modified it a few times since then, and it do look better, but I think I will never be totally happy with it.
My second try will be now, and this time in white (oh so white).
After re-reading “The American Duchess” tutorial on how she transformed this style to a beautiful 18th century “pouf”, I decided I needed to give it another go.
I really hope I can do what she did, because this plastic monster definitely need some work to look presentable.
And what were they thinking when they used a whole glue gun to the locks? “The glue really makes my hair shine…”
I bought this wig thinking it could fit both Regency and 1880s hair.
The wig is heavy, and the curls seems to be holding up well. Lets just hope I can do something about the curve at the hairline and the small tendrils they call a bang.
This wig is so cool.
Ok, the styling is awful, and don’t even get me started on the blond piece in the bangs.
But it is shaped like a “bee-hive”, and have lots of long lose hair in the back…
lets say it together – Perfect for “Pouf”!
I’ve had another event in mind…
(If you’r from Sweden, and like 18th century, but are just a tad annoyed about all the bullshit “historical” costumes out there, I think you know to what I’m referring to. And if you don’t – check it out here: Plastiq fantastiq pique nique)
Do you have any favorite cheap wigs or good tutorial to help me style these monsters?