Because historical wigs encompasses a vast expanse of styles and personalities, it is impossible to categorize all here, but suffice to say that we haven’t yet met the historic hair that we aren’t excited to recreate.
This includes overt wigs from eras when no well-dressed gentleman or lady presented themselves without an elaborate – and often frankly fake – coiffure, as well as discreet wigs or facial hair used to help a modern citizen present a realistic and believable hair style from the past. Your historical costume is a labor of love and one of our wigs will give you the right hair to finish out the portrayal. Plus, no more struggling trying to create a historic hairstyle with a modern hair cut, nor trying to pile your hair into a complicated updo in your tent or hotel room – your wig will always be ready to go.
We’ve spent years researching and learning techniques and practices used by 18th century wig makers, in order to design and execute historical wigs that are as close to those worn by men of the era. We invite you to take a look at these special pieces on our 18th Century Wigs page. Each year, we debut one or two new styles.
Whether you need hair for living history, reenactment, stage or hobby, we can create a piece that meets all of your needs, using appropriate materials and techniques. Our wigs are carefully tailored to fit you, they’re light-weight, durable and effective, even up close. We like our wigs so much, we wear them ourselves – take a look at our own Historical wigs, including a great behind the scenes video showing how quickly and easily our wigs go on and transform you.
For a custom wig based on a specific individual, be sure to check out our Famous Figures page!
If your Custom Wig Co piece needs some love, check out our Cleaning and Maintenance Service.
Questions? Ready to have your very own wig made? Let us know!