I am simultaneously loving and stressing over this show! I design costumes as well as set and we are getting down to two weeks to show time and I have A LOT to do!
But I had to share the wigs!
I am so proud of Ursula's wig!
I did a duct tape and saran wrap mold of the actresses head that I then put on my wig form and stuffed so I would have the right head size. I made the hairline and some cross strips out of fun foam and then I glued a wig cap to it. I put a couple of coats of white spray paint to make everything white and then I started cutting foam from chair cushion foam squares. I pinned them on so I could get the look I was going for and still play around a bit longer. Then I took them off by row to remember roughly where they went and then hot glued them onto the base. It came out so good! When she talks and walks the hair moves.....very cool! I decided not to paint it because in the light the foam glistens.
Ariel's hair is awesome too!
The first little picture is the wig I ordered from Amazon. I ordered two at about $13 each. I detached the weaves from one wig and attached them to the other by sewing them to the wig base. I then back combed, teased and hairsprayed to get the swoopy bangs. All-in-all it doesn't look like a crappy $13 wig
OK...enough of a break! Back to costume making!