One of the things I got the most compliments on wearing the new 1825s outfit was the crazy as hair I sported.
Since I don’t have a lot of hair on my own – modern everyday style beats once in a while historical hair-possibility’s, I needed to do something drastic to disguise the modern me for the upcoming historical ball.
My first thought was to use my “go to” solution – A turban.
It’s easy, cute, comfortable and perfectly accurate for the time period.
But then I would need some fake curls for the bangs…
..and those 1820-30s hair are pretty fun and crazy…
..Maybe… I could…what if I…Hm, this flower wreath looks cute…and this braid is almost a perfect match for my hair…
And then I was caught.
After reading through “The laced Angels” blogpost about her 1830s hairdo I felt confident enough to give it a try.
Then I separated a few of the curled pieces of fake hairand twisted them around the doughnut/crescent, adding glue where needed.To make it sit more secure on my short hair I added two wig clasps to the ends of the piece.
and put the two braids on to cover the edge of the cresent.
Finally I added a wreath of purple plastic flowers
As you can see, I definitely needed to do something about the back of my head. Something I fixed by re-arranging the hanging braid and adding a white flower over loops of pearls stitched to the back of my the thick braid.