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.
“Saloon Girl”Ehm, yeah, right…
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”
“Marie Antoinette”If you say so…
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…”
“Greek Goddess”This actually look pretty decent.
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.
I mean look at this – plainly false marketing
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”!
And you can even carry stuff in it.
“Ghostly Saloon girl”Who comes up with these names?
It’s gray, it’s styled upwards and have some ringlets hanging down – Therefor it should be perfect for 18th century styles.
But sadly the polyester ribbon hides a terrible secret – a huge edge, where the top is attached to the bottom of the wig. I’m not sure how I can get round/past that.
“Clown pop wig” No, I’m not seriously thinking this will work for historical costuming.
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)
I have big planes on turning this baby into some awesome 18th century style, you just wait and see. wait and see…
Do you have any favorite cheap wigs or good tutorial to help me style these monsters?