Friday, February 18, 2011

Handmade Colonial Powdered Wig

My youngest son will be Thomas Jefferson in March.  He's required to dress like him (recite a speech, etc.)... but they've asked us to not spend much money.  So, after surfing the web a bit, I came across some instructions on making a wig from cotton balls.  

I cannot remember where I got the idea originally, but they called for a painter's cap.  I wasn't sure what that was, but when I stumbled across a $1.00 white baseball cap at AC Moore, I figured we'd give it a shot.  Two bags of cotton balls, a piece of black felt, and some hot glue later.... here's the wig.  I just glued cotton balls all over and turned it backwards... and wah-lah... 

It may not be perfect, but it cost about $3.... can't beat that.


  1. Thanks! It may not be perfect, but it may save me $15+!!!

  2. thanks for the idea! My son needs a colonial wig and I did not want to purchase one. We decided to make one with a shower cap until I saw your backwards baseball cap idea!!!!


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