18th Century Hair & Wig Styling — The Book

6 Jan

Hello, everybody! There’s some exciting news! Kendra Van Cleave, author of the Historical Demode Blog, is writing a book on 18th Century Hair & Wig Styling!

She is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo in order to publish the book! Crowdfunding is where you ask your fans and general public to support something you are making. In this case it is a historical hair styling book.

Kendra Van Cleave’s blog posts about wigs have been instrumental to my own wig styling for my Mozart Project! I have used her blog for reference on many wigs, and I’d like to share some of the creations I’ve produced through her thorough step-by-step process (obviously there was a little creativity on my part as well, but her book will feature numerous different styles, so you won’t need to be too adventuresome!)

Another view of my finished hat from the front.

I used this wig in my Der Schauspieldirektor photos.

One of the most elaborate wigs I’ve made was based on Demode’s Pouf tutorial, but I twisted the strands when pinning them up, instead of leaving them straight!

Gina in Costume as Madame Silberklang.

Gina in Costume as Madame Silberklang.

I used the tutorial on my wig for Countess-as-Susanna as well!

The Final Wig for Countess/Susanna

Here is the finished wig with the hat in place. (I added some more ribbon flowers at the back after I took this.)

You can also see the model wearing Countess-as-Countess in the image below.

Laura as the Countess, and the Countess disguised as Susanna, talking on Ye Olde Celle Phone

Laura as the Countess, and the Countess disguised as Susanna, talking on Ye Olde Celle Phone

You can see my high pouf below. This wig was styled on top of a wig that was already shaped this way, but the process was mostly the same.

The Countess wig

This is the Countess wig.

I created these wonderful wigs with the help of Kendra Van Cleave, and so I strongly advocate supporting her book! Please check out her indiegogo campaign here!


2 Responses to “18th Century Hair & Wig Styling — The Book”

  1. Kendra January 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

    YAY! Thank you!!!

    • tysonvick January 6, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

      Good luck with the book! Feel free to share this post on your facebook or blog. It’s always nice for a potential backer to see these tutorials put to use — to show that the pouf is possible!

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