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