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Big Hair : A Journey into the Transformation of Self | align="center" valign="top" | [[liaisons_build/3/Mvc-002f| ]] The bits of hair are sorted by color, and thread selected that matches to sew on the rows.[[classes_uafcostumeshop/images/makeup2002/corrective/Mvc-007f|]] [[classes_uafcostumeshop/images/makeup2002/corrective/Mvc-008f| ]] I (Tara) have sewn slightly stretchy nylon/lycra net into a wig cap for Azolan, binding the edges with bias tape. I later found that I needed to trim a space for ear holes and rebind in those spots. Strips of the hair from the wiglet above are sewn to the cap to make a wig.
[[liaisons_build/1/Mvc-012f| ]] [[liaisons_build/1/Mvc-013f| ]] Azolan wig made on the cap above. Slight alterations need to be made to this wig because the back is not low enough, and the area at the temples needs a slight extension and stiffening.
Wig cap made for Danceny, incorporating things learned while making the Azolan wig.
[[liaisons_build/7/MVC-020F| ]] [[liaisons_build/7/MVC-021F| ]] the internal construction of the wig, with Ridgline boning on all the points and an elastic drawstring casing running around the inside.
The curled wig gets a first fitting:
I decide the front needs to show the curved 18th Century "male" hairline better and slightly alter the style to make it less girly-looking.
[[liaisons_build/7/MVC-016F| ]] [[liaisons_build/7/MVC-017F| ]] [[liaisons_build/7/MVC-018F| ]] Once the style has been seen to work at first dress, the wig is sprayed firmly, and covered with hairnets that are sewn to the inside edges to keep the wig perfectly smooth.
[[liaisons_build/2/cap1| ]] [[liaisons_build/2/cap2| ]] The cap is trimmed to size. (we later find that the wig "shrinks" slightly while being worked on, so it is better to cut it slightly oversize, rather than having to extend the back as we did later).
After figuring out how often Valmont needs to take his wig on and off on stage, (about five times each, plus he gets smacked about in the face 4-5 times in one scene with Merteuil till it comes off in the fight) I add a stretchy-comb to the front edge inside so that it won't slip back (except during that scene), and an elastic band inside to quickly and easily grip when it is stuck on: [[liaisons_build/7/MVC-022F| ]] A hair clip is sewn to the wig bag so it is easy to take off for re-dressing. [[liaisons_build/7/MVC-024F| ]] The top is covered with sewn on hair nets like Danceny's to keep it from needing total re-grooming every day. [[liaisons_build/7/MVC-025F| ]]
To learn more about building this kind of wig go to Making your Own 18th Century Men's Wigs Project
You can learn more about real 18th Century men's wigs at my 18th Century Hair Page
[[liaisons_build/7/MVC-001F| ]] [[liaisons_build/7/MVC-002F| ]] Cecile has full, fluffy, but very slippery, hair. We make this object to hold up her hair extensions (which can't clip in), and to put stable side pads on her temples that she can use to wrap her real hair around so it won't flop. The ribbon at front is meant to show.
The Presidente Tourvel has very thick curly hair, that you can easily put clip in extensions into (they even survived Valmont pulling her by the hair).
[[liaisons_build/7/MVC-004F| ]] We make her a simple hair roll with a forehead band, which is meant to show, and two "potatoes" of nylon stocking stuffed with net to give her something nearly invisible to roll her hair around easily, plus extensions (below) that have been blended out of 3 colors of cheap fake hair and curled to match the color and texture of her own:
[[liaisons_build/7/MVC-010F|]] [[liaisons_build/7/MVC-011F| ]] [[liaisons_build/7/MVC-012F| ]] Extension clips are sewn to the ends. The actress carefully pins the clips to the head form each night so that the pieces don't get tangled.
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