Wigs are worn for basically three purposes: to depict a character from a movie or a period play; to hide a balding head and to a costume party. While the above mentioned first two reasons are compulsions, the last reason is mostly for fun. Adding a costume to your fancy dress will add a certain charm to the character that you wish to depict, be it from history, literature or fiction. A lot of time and effort is spent in the making of these wigs by the make – up teams in movies and theatre.
There is a plethora of wigs available these days, so depending braided wig upon your costume, you could pick up a wig to suit your style. Starting from the spiky stone – age wigs to American Indian, Chinese, colonial and the modern period, the choice is endless. An elegant Grecian outfit would not be complete without braids and curls, interspersed with pearls and other jewelry for women, while a Roman wig must have a crown of leaves for men.
Wigs for different movie celebrities and starlets are also available. There are elaborate headgears and veils with many medieval costumes, so if you wish to dress up as a lord or lady during the French period, you have many choices. The Victorian era head gear of a white wig is an all – time classic. The costume wig for ladies is heavy on the top with many braids and may be embellished with ribbons and other jewels. Wigs are available for different nationalities too. For example, there are African hair wigs with a shock of hair all over, unless you prefer a blonde or red hair wig.
Funky wigs in a wide range of colors are also available. If you are dressed up as a joker you may like to try the multi – colored wigs in vibrant shades to set you apart from the others at a costume party. There are wigs in dual tones for witches and vampires too. The bee hive wig will be great for a short stature person as it has an elongated top. There are short hair and medium hair costume wigs in different colors. It is equally important to choose the costume wig color wisely as all colors may not suit your skin tone. Apart from this there are wigs with pony tails, plaits etc.
Be careful to choose a wig that matches the shape of your face. You may buy a full wig or a hair extension depending upon your costume. In case you desire to wear a patch instead of a full wig, you can buy that too. Costume wigs are made of natural human hair as well as synthetic fiber. In case you are un-comfortable a wearing a human hair wig, you can always purchase a synthetic one as it is looks equally authentic. The biggest advantage of wearing a costume wig is that it gives your character an air of authenticity and panache. Of course, it acts as a great disguise too.