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Invaluable Tips for slick-with-out-a-hitch costume changes
By The Original and Glamorous Miss Lou Lou!
The Feather Boa.
If you have dug deep into your costume trunk that has been hidden away in the attic for the past year and your fabulous feather boa and is flat and listless. Don’t fret, I have some tips for you!
Hang it in the shower room with you whilst you have a nice hot shower
and the steam will fluff out the feathers.
Wearing it in the shower tends to un-fluff and will leave you covered in dye the same colour as you boa!
Holding it over a steaming kettle does the same job. (Make sure it is an electric kettle!)
-Hanging it in the sun will also fluff it up.
Preparation of the wig.
For quick wig changes, thread hat elastic through the mesh inside the wig, around the rim making it fairly tight so that the wig doesn’t fall off. (A bit like a shower cap)
There is no need for bobby pins – well, maybe a few to be safe!
Double triple check you wig’s grip by head banging with your wig on to some AC/DC.
If your elastic it too tight, you may get a searing headache and once you have peeled the wig off, you will look as though you are recovering from a lobotomy.
Preparation of your hair.
For long hair, plait your hair into 4 or more plaits and lay them flat across your head pinning them firmly. If you use one pony tail at the back, you will end up with a huge lumpy bit at the back of your head and the wig wont be as secure.
A wig cap covering your hair will help your hair stay under control.
You can make a wig cap from an old pair of stockings. Cut off the legs and sew the holes shut!
The Wig cap is best if it matches the wig, or if flesh coloured.
Illusion of Glamour.
Wig caps are particularly unattractive, so if you were contemplating popping out into the audience to catch a bit of the show, I suggest keeping your wig on or covering the unsightly wig cap with a lovely scarf.
If you want to keep the impression of effortless glamour.
It is a wise idea to have a fresh and glamorous wig set aside for the “After party”.
There is nothing more un-glamorous than post wig hair, which usually is particularly sweaty and plastered in weird Alien partings to your scalp.
A fresh wig, a glamorous gown and you’re all set to flounce around sipping a refreshing and well deserved glass of Champagne.