Chapter 3 Wigs
ADDING A NATURAL HAIRLINE TO AN EXISTING WIG
When I designed costumes for the Grapes of Wrath, two full wigs were required: a gray-blonde wig with a low bun for Ma and a thin-haired half-bald brown wig for Jimmy Casey. Both actors were relatively younger than the characters in the play and had modern short hair styles without any gray hair. I used wigs to make both actors appear closer to the characters’ ages. Purchasing a natural hairline wig was not practical because of the limited budget. The solution was to add a natural hairline to an existing wig for Ma and a half-bald wig for Jimmy Casey made from a bald cap.
PROCEDURE FOR ADDING A NATURAL HAIRLINE
• Ventilating lace
• Ventilating needle
• Wig block ...