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Wigs as the Height of Fashion. Fashion was just as important in the 18th century as today. In fact, maybe even more so if you wanted to be part of the “In crowd.” Routinely wearing a wig may seem strange to us, especially for men, but it communicated the wearer’s elegance, his station in society, and even his occupation to his fellow colonists.
Our men’s Thomas Jefferson colonial wig is the perfect complement to our Thomas Jefferson costume, and can also be used with many other colonial period clothing and costumes.
Powdered wigs (men) and powdered natural hair with supplemental hair pieces (women) became essential for full dress occasions and continued in use until almost the end of the 18th century.
Most synthetic Costume Wigs are one size. They have a built in stretch mesh netting that can fit both adults and children alike. We recommend wearing a nylon wig cap under our Costume Wigs as it helps maintain stability and placement of the wig. Depending on whether you have hair or not, this wig cap will keep the hair in place and allow for a more comfortable fit. If you don’t have hair, it will help maintain placement and enable a cooler fit.
Made of 100% synthetic hair.
Add a dash of mild shampoo and swish gently in cold water.
Rinse thoroughly in cold water.
Do not brush when wet and drip dry.
Brush into desired style after wig is completely dry.
Do not use curling irons or curling kits.