Costume Wigs: Trying on My Latest Purchase [Video]

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Costume Wigs: Trying on My Latest Purchase [Video]

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I’m always on the lookout for fun new costume wigs and I recently picked up a new one from Amazon. It came in the mail yesterday, so I decided to record myself taking it out of the package and trying it on for the first time!

Please pardon the terrible lighting. I figured I couldn’t very well go back and do it over again since then I wouldn’t have been taking it out of the package and trying it on for the first time. 🙂

It’s important to note that costume wigs have a tendency to not quite look like the photos until they “get settled.”

I’m planning a much more thorough guide to shopping for costume wigs online, but thought this would make a good introduction.

Transcript:

Hello! I’m Rachael. And this is a wig that I just got in the mail. So I thought I’d make a quick video just to show the basics, like how to take it out of the plastic bag.

So hopefully this isn’t too squished.

It’s in the mesh. You wanna keep the mesh, because you wanna store it in the mesh. Take it out. Take out the paper inside.

And we’ll just shake it out, give it a little run through with the fingers and try to make it look hopefuly not terrible.

This’ll be fun. This one didn’t come with a wig cap but I had one from another time. Enjoy this.

I have short hair so arguably I could maybe get away without wearing a wig cap but my bangs more often than not end up showing underneath.

So I haven’t trimmed this at all, so this is probably going to be horrible.

Cap front.
Adjustment straps at the back.

But I’m just gonna take it so you can see inside. This is the front of the cap where the bangs are and you have these straps.

You can do that [adjust them] before you put it on, or after, it doesn’t really matter. I always have difficulty doing it after so I kinda do it before and then I’ll adjust it after.

Then we just line it up with the hairline and pull it on and shake it back and oh yes! I think it looks darling. I can’t see myself but I know this is hideous.

Oh my god! Okay yeah, so let’s pull it back a little bit. Some wigs are hit or miss, but I might be able to use this for something. Here we are.

This one isn’t actually that bad for straight out of the package. It’ll take some time to collect itself after being en route from China for several weeks.

[I said China, but this one actually just came from Amazon. Oops! It’s still a valid point, though, as costume wigs tend to need a bit of time to come back to life after being in the packaging.]

Thanks for watching!

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Have feedback, questions, or a wig you want me to try? The comment box below is at your disposal and welcomes your input. Thank you for being here.

4 Responses

  1. Matts Mom says:

    I loved the video. Doesn’t appear to be the best “hair do” for a wig, so hopefully you did not spend to much LOL. Personally I liked your hair before the wig 🙂 Interesting video. Thanks for sharing!

    • Rachael says:

      Hi! Well, when I tried it on it had literally just come from the mail. So of course it hadn’t even been styled or anything. More of a “test run / introduction” to the idea. But thank you! (It was $11 on Amazon, so not too worried there.) Thanks for watching!

  2. Sarah says:

    I’ve always been curious about trying wigs myself. Is it difficult to find good quality ones? I thought about buying one for Halloween before, but then decided to save the money instead. I’d like to try a red one before I dye my hair to see if it actually suits me. I just like the idea of being able to change my hair easily with less commitment than going to the hairdressers or dying it.

    • Rachael says:

      It’s not difficult, you just have to know what to look for! I actually wrote another post that goes into more detail about a few of my costume wigs (one of which is available in red!!). And yess, I love the convenience of changing my hair without having to commit. Wigs are a lot of fun. 🙂

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