The wig and headress are done. - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
The wig and headress are done.|
|Date:||March 28th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)|| |
A point. Maybe I will play with it more later.
|Date:||March 28th, 2007 03:20 am (UTC)|| |
For Costume Con it's likely getting a seat to itself in my car.
But for, say, DragonCon.... I just don't know.
usually relied on something like large mesh covered rollers to attain their heights
Yup. Even my grandmother, who had amazing hair (where I got mine, lucky me) used rats to get those side rolls in the 40s. Yes, they called them rats. I have no idea why. They were little sausage-type things. She made her own out of hair from her hairbrush, stuffed into a nylon mesh.
I've never been able to find out why they are called that either. But I did just find an article about hair receivers,
apparently a needed item on a lady's dressing table. I do know there are lots of superstitions about not letting one's hair go astray for fear of someone having it and doing spells, or birds making it into their nests and giving the owner headaches!
Maybe they came from that idea of keeping the hair?
|Date:||March 28th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)|| |
I think it's the shape and hairiness, myself. With the right color, I recall they look rather like rats.... without the tails.
You're right, it could just be that simple. After all, we use rattail combs and backcombing is also called ratting the hair in England.
... and that headdress is amazing. I was wondering how you were going to pull that off.
|Date:||March 28th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)|| |
Thank you. :) Although I am not convinced I really pulled it off. This may just be exhaustion talking. I am very tired of this project and I will be very glad when it's done.
You're just exhausted, I'd say. I'm sure that once you start putting it all on, the adrenaline will lend us to some really "squeee!" entries.
.. and I look forward to them. Someone needs to scrapbook this whole process for you. I would, but er... I don't scrapbook.