I have finally migrated over to the dark (insane) side of wigs wigs wigs!
Since I recently chopped off what locks I had;
it was then time to delve into the world of wigs if I wanted to correctly keep costuming. After looking at Lauren's [http://americanduchess.blogspot.com/] wig of great enormity I thought to myself well hey wigs aren't so bad!
...HAHAHAHAHAHAH I am obviously off my rocker. Maybe it was just the cheap ass [read: 28 dollars] wig that I purchased and received in an ENVELOPE. Maybe it is the fact I have no idea how to style hair, not even my own unless it involves the mass being shoved into a metric shit-ton of bobby pins.
Maybe it is just the fact that I need my partner in crime to help me wrangle.
Here is the scoop:
When I got it the wig was shoved into an envelope and pretty much flat. That was fun. Had to do some fluffling. Then I put the mass of shoulder length sausage ringlets on and went OH JESUS CHRIST I LOOK LIKE PREDATOR. No, really. I did.
Side note: This was tuesday night, before I had my wigblock.
I grabbed the mass of bobby pins I could find and made an attempt to wrestle the thing into some semblance of victorian grace and beauty.
This is what I came out with on Tuesday night.
The 'bangs' that the wig had were some half hearted little scrap curls, so I just pulled them back into a little twist. The curls are really...fake looking. About that later.
For some reason, this side always looked better, more natural. Im not really sure WHY.
I look like Little bo peep.
So that was all Tuesday night. Yesterday I braved the bus and almost getting hit by a car a couple of times to go to the costume shop to get mself a wig block. [worth it.] After I got home i plopped my butt down and was determined to crank something out! So I started to experiment with up dos, half up dos, and whatever else I could think of. Sadly I didn't get enough pictures because during this I was recharging my camera batteries, little buggers.
The wig was made in such a way that made it nigh to impossible to pull the mass back from the forhead like a proper late 1800s updo. I tried to pull the bangs back to see what that would do.
Not so great, in practice. Theory, yes, reality, no.
So I took all that down and shook it out some more.
Then I noticed something; some of the curls were getting looser because of being twisted the other way.
IT. LOOKED. GREAT!!! So then i grabbed the head o-hair and proceeded in turning all the curls the wrong way to loosen them up and make them look less like dreds, because that was just terrible.
It looks much more natural and less sausage like. I also attempted to get some volume at the top because it was pretty much flat.
All in all I understand now that this is going to be quite a projet and a half. There will be many more attempts and now that I have my camera cable, more pictures of every step of the way.