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MisToxic
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Authentic wigs

Post by MisToxic » Mon 22. May 2017, 00:53

Authentic wigs are made from Yak hair, ventilated onto a wigbase, similar to the usual theatre style wigs. The ventilated front edges help blending the hairline between lace and wig.
Fanmade wigs don't really need wiglace unless the fronts are ventilated.

The look of the authentic Wigs has changed quite a lot before it became the familiar design we all know and see everywhere nowadays.

We usually differ between 3 different wigstyles:

Tied ears

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European Tour Admetus


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London Mungojerrie


Rolled ears
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London Tantomile


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European Tour Cassandra


Fan ears
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London Mistoffelees

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Re: Authentic wigs

Post by Mischa » Mon 5. Jun 2017, 12:31

Wigs of older productions like Hamburg/Stuttgart and original Broadway differ from the common designs we see in almost every production today in many ways.
For example: HH and BW wigs don't have tied ears, but they have an equivalent type of ears we decided to call "pointed ears". Also the old fan ears have little in common with the fan ears we see onstage today..

The biggest differences are:
  • HH/BW ears are much bigger and bulkier than UK ears
  • The hair of the sideburns is shorter
  • The sideburns aren't separeted from the back of the wig. There's kind of a bridge connecting the back with the sideburns and fully covers the ears of the actor. Therefore the wigs are much wider

Pointed ears

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Broadway Munkustrap

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Hamburg Rumpleteazer


Fan ears

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Hamburg Mistoffelees (song version with pearlescent glimmer)

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