Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wig and Wig-Stand making

My friends and I went to a Swan Lake Masquerade Ball by Dances of Vice last weekend.
Amazingly fun

To get into the theme, I made a powdered wig for myself out of a long $20 white wig that I purchased on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn, and a lot of matte acrylic spray. It turned out so well that I ended up making, or helping to make, wigs for almost everyone in the group.

Here is my dear friend Jessie and myself posing in two of the wigs that I made.

and here is the entire group shot and a video of the evening.

Rock 'n Roll eh?

Anyway I love my wig so much that I want to look at it always, like a fake plant or bouquet of flowers, so I decided to make my own wig-stand to display it. I hate the Styrofoam wig-stands you buy at the wig shops, so I 'm making one out of Water Putty.

It's an amazingly versatile material. I highly recommend it to any 3-D artist...It's cheap and you can get it at the hardware store.

I haven't been super good at documenting my process of the display stand but here are a few photos.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3 (with little painted on lips)

I think I'm going to make her white and put a crackled paint finish on her.
She's almost perfect!
Stay tuned!


Anonymous said...

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Earl said...

Cool wig, J! That surely reflects your creativity and resourcefulness. You know, my sister has one of those Motown Tress wigs, and she also styles it based on the occasion. I don't think she's been to a masquerade ball before, but she said she has styled other women's wigs for all sorts of events, from costume parties to formal gatherings. It's not really a job, she just enjoys doing it. I hope to see more wigs from you, J!