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18th century mens wigs
Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:35 pm
Does anyone know where to get a very good 18th century mens wig ? I ve been looking for a while now and now am at a lost end. i got one from a re-enactment supplier just this week i payed £100 for it and I must say it was not worth £20 made of man made fibers and was not even shaped it looked looks a mess. am going to send it back. But i really need a good wig to complet my kit. PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP ME
Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:08 pm
They are indeed the Holy Grail of 18thcent Re-enactement http://madamejoan.homestead.com/
is highly recommended by those in the US ,but not cheap for the good stuff...I'm just SO pleased the British forces in the colonies cut their hair in 1758.......
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:40 am
check this earlier C18th wig thread if you've not seen it.
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:06 am
I have a friend who used to make wigs for the English National Opera and has done freelance work including some for high quality re-enactment groups.
Not sure if she is still working in this field but could ask if you are interested. Be warned real hair wigs not cheap.
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:08 pm
Theatrical suppliers may be the best bet - there is a firm advertised in "The Stage" last week who have been making wigs since the 18th C!! I'll try and remember to find it when I next take my offspring to dance classes.
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:48 pm
people thats a good help
Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:07 pm
Thanks for the link to Derek Easton wigs. My wig came this morning after only ordering it on tursday. The wig is fantastic a real pro. well worth the money,
Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:28 pm
Gert mincing jessie that ye are!
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:24 pm
may I ask what kind of wig you ordered and approx how much it cost you?