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Dealing with wigs?

Dealing with wigs?
« on: April 14, 2009, 09:05:35 AM »
OK, costume people, help! I've been using more wigs with my costumes recently, and at home they are in the costume closet on wig heads and covered in hairnets to keep from tangling...but...

But HOW do you pack them without them getting crushed or tangled??? I don't have unlimited space either to pack in or in the hotel room...I've tried rolling them in hair nets but they still come out kind of squished.

Any words of wisdom?

-Lara

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Re: Dealing with wigs?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 09:07:58 AM »
I've seen people using hat-boxes.... but I have never had to solve that problem directly myself...
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Re: Dealing with wigs?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009, 09:55:39 PM »


I used shoe boxes. 

I would suggest storing them on those styrofoam heads and packing them in a big plastic bin if you have a lot. 

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Re: Dealing with wigs?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 10:08:33 PM »
I so need to add this to my "How to Pack" thread. Randah can give good advice on this subject.
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Re: Dealing with wigs?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 10:28:30 PM »
OK, costume people, help! I've been using more wigs with my costumes recently, and at home they are in the costume closet on wig heads and covered in hairnets to keep from tangling...but...

But HOW do you pack them without them getting crushed or tangled??? I don't have unlimited space either to pack in or in the hotel room...I've tried rolling them in hair nets but they still come out kind of squished.

Any words of wisdom?

-Lara

Can you show me the type of wig you are talking about?  Let me go find a pix of the wig I wore at JordanCon, we transported it from Montgomery, AL to Alphraetta via car.  It was never crushed or ruined in anyway.  I'd taken it to my salon to have it fitted on me, and to have some minor adjustments made.  Today it still is in the same shape as it was the nite I wore it.  Okay, so a few peeps enjoyed touching it, but no damage was done.

The pic



This is not the first time I've worn a wig at a Con.


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Re: Dealing with wigs?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009, 02:25:22 PM »
Now *that* is a wig!  Very nice! 
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Re: Dealing with wigs?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2009, 09:46:42 PM »
Harriet liked it and so did almost everyone else.  It never fell off or moved.

Re: Dealing with wigs?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2009, 01:17:59 AM »
That is an AWESOME pic of you two!

So are you storing it (your wig) on one of the styrofoam heads, Muerandah? And, if so, do you happen to have a source for them?

I'm currently looking for someone that has the arm and hand models out of styrofoam that people put jewelry and gloves on, but that it is even harder to find than styrofoam heads, I think. No luck so far.
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Re: Dealing with wigs?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2009, 10:42:01 PM »
That is an AWESOME pic of you two!

So are you storing it (your wig) on one of the styrofoam heads, Muerandah? And, if so, do you happen to have a source for them?

I'm currently looking for someone that has the arm and hand models out of styrofoam that people put jewelry and gloves on, but that it is even harder to find than styrofoam heads, I think. No luck so far.

Yeah, its on a styrofoam head.   From a local cheap beauty shop.  It was like 5 bucks.... bought it and took it to my salon, one of my hair dressers, did his final touches and he put in on the head.   I know a few peeps that use arm and hand styrofoam models, let me ask them where they got them.

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Re: Dealing with wigs?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2009, 11:13:29 PM »
Depending on the wig, if it's pre-styled, "packing" it is not going to go over well.  It will definitely require a re-style in the hotel room in that case.

Always keep wigs on wig heads.  Most beauty stores sells them for cheap, and you can even find them on amazon.com.  For transport and easier storage, you can get a wig stand (looks like a pike you stick the wig head on with a base).  Your best bet is to drive your wigs and have a passenger hold them if nothing else.  Packing them in a box will require some careful arranging to ensure it's not knocked around and bent.  If you have a lot of other luggage or a lot of other wigs, that method will be cumbersome and space-consuming.  I purposefully drive to D*C because of the wigs I have--which have spikes--and passengers hold them on laps.  Makes for some interesting looks from passer-bys.
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Re: Dealing with wigs?
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2009, 12:40:15 AM »


Do a google search for wig stands styrofoam and go from there.  There are some that are just the head and then there are some that can be attached to the table to work on.  I need to get me a few of those as I'll be wearing more wigs this year.

Sigh.  Another thing to add to the list.