101 uses for a wig

Forgot to take a wig-stand to Somerset so had to improvise.

Talking of wigs, when we took a stroll round Watchet Harbour I noticed I wasn’t the only one wearing one. There were drag-artists out collecting for Carnival. This got me thinking about the many and varied potential functions for a wig. Here’s a few to be going along with:

– Alysa (formerly Alister) wears them to enhance her new gender identity
– Brian two-doors-down used to collect maniquin heads from skips, put them in his upstairs window and dress them up in wigs and hats. When he took the display down passers-by complained they missed the show.
– Some people wear curly ones while getting very drunk and pretending to be scousers
– Sonja (not her real name) has several wigs from when she worked for a private detective agency.
– Becky’s step-mum’s dog performed unspeakable acts with hers
– The court of Louis XIV wouldn’t be seen out without them
– When Joy worked as a nanny for Orthodox Jewish families in London, the women would don wigs to cover their already luxuriant hair before leaving the house. Think it’s a religious thing.
– Andre Agassi wore one to play tennis.
– We saw a lot of silly red and white ones during the World Cup.
– Judges wear full-bottomed wigs on ceremonial occasions.

Any more for any more?

Meanwhile I cycled seven miles today – not bad for a chemo-head!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Peter
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 18:37:32

    I remember a (blessedly brief) spell in the 60s when 'wig hats' or disco wigs were fashionable – and hideous!


  2. Anonymous
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 18:44:27

    Lots of fringe benefits to wigs lol Lucy


  3. medicalmutiny
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 19:57:44

    I bet you looked very fetching in yours Peter


  4. Anonymous
    Jul 22, 2010 @ 16:24:09

    Don't forget the acting profession darling! Andrewx


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