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Needed wig and hat for late 17th century

Postby luresalive » Tue May 04, 2010 12:20 pm

I work in a museum and have just started re-enacting on a limited scale, I'm trying to get my costume of the late 17th century sorted and have most things I need bar a good wig and hat, can anybody point me in the right direction as to where I could pick these up?..thanks



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Re: Needed wig and hat for late 17th century

Postby Mark Griffin » Tue May 04, 2010 1:31 pm

well define 'good' first but to help you out

kitty hats for the hat. Tom Norbury does do them, but pretty basic.

Wigs, heaps of money. £75 will get you a halfway decent one but not human hair or made right. There are a few ok generic Charles II fancy dress items out there that do. Think many many hundreds for a 'Pepys' style or over £1k for the fuller versions. Theatrical stock sales often pay dividends.

But for goodness sake get a wig block and a carrying case for them, or you money will be wasted when it ends up in a squished ball under the car seat.


http://www.griffinhistorical.com. A delicious decadent historical trifle. Thick performance jelly topped with lashings of imaginative creamy custard. You may also get a soggy event management sponge finger but it won't cost you hundreds and thousands.

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Re: Needed wig and hat for late 17th century

Postby Shadowcat » Tue May 04, 2010 5:08 pm

If you go here http://www.suziclarke.co.uk/photogallery.php you will see on the first page two gentlemen in wigs provided by Derek Easton. www.derekeastonwigs.co.uk

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Re: Needed wig and hat for late 17th century

Postby Mark Griffin » Tue May 04, 2010 5:27 pm

of course makes a difference if you are male or female, you don't mention that.

I usually hire from BBC wigs, or from the company who bought them out, whose name escapes me.


http://www.griffinhistorical.com. A delicious decadent historical trifle. Thick performance jelly topped with lashings of imaginative creamy custard. You may also get a soggy event management sponge finger but it won't cost you hundreds and thousands.


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Re: Needed wig and hat for late 17th century

Postby John Waller » Wed May 05, 2010 9:38 am

You could try Fayre Hair http://www.q5wigs.co.uk/


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Re: Needed wig and hat for late 17th century

Postby luresalive » Thu May 06, 2010 8:44 am

Thanks for the replies everybody, I did neglect to mention I am male and the character I will be portraying is based on Viscount Conway of Ragley and killultagh..money will be an issue obviously and there is no way I could go to £1000..was hoping for something around the £300 mark, keep the ideas coming.



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Re: Needed wig and hat for late 17th century

Postby John Waller » Thu May 06, 2010 9:16 am

luresalive wrote:there is no way I could go to £1000..was hoping for something around the £300 mark, keep the ideas coming.


I believe common people used tow - available from your local plumbers merchant. |( Moving up the scale you get horsehair then human hair.


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Re: Needed wig and hat for late 17th century

Postby q5wigs@talktalk.net » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:55 pm

Hello
I can help you with a wig.
We are Fayre Hayre and we hand make wigs to order.
£550 or thereabouts will buy you a tailored wig in Yak hair to your design

Ring me for more info....

All the best, Sandria




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