I’m playing Puck in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Southern Faire this year.
my short hair was deemed not okay
(in spite of the character that I am to play, and the wreath that I’ll be wearing)
by the Costume Oracle,
so I had to improvise.
I bought a Hank O’ Hair from Cinema Secrets
(which is one of my favorite places to find weird/halloween/stage makeup),
and I began braiding today.
Acrylic hair is far less expensive than human hair,
that shit gets TANGLED.
My evil plan is to weave braids across the top of my wreath,
so I can fake the long-hair-having-ness.
(no wigs because
b) faire gets up into the 100 degrees come May
c) i’m already wearing freakishly hot Elizabethan garb)
the process goes something like this:
1) Separate hair
2) Rubberband one end, place between toes to hold whilst braiding
3) Attach rubberband to prongs of headband, loop braid creatively
4) Twist horns into wreath as best you can. Curse creatively when said horns go flying across the room under the power of their magic elasticity.
5) Place on head. Thou speakest aright! I am that…merry…wanderer of the night!