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It's not too much, is it?

Design an 18th century wig. Pile on the flowers, plumes and ships to recreate -- or surpass -- the opulent, impractical hairstyles of the French court, thanks to the Victoria and Albert Museum. [more inside]
posted by shirobara on Dec 9, 2015 - 11 comments

Touch my updo, I'll skype you

12. Wearable computing device as claimed in claim 1, further comprising a laser pointer that is arranged in or on the wig.

Sony has filed a patent application for the world's first (?) Smart Wig. [more inside]
posted by emmtee on Nov 27, 2013 - 41 comments

Hair today...

Le Figaro has a great article with photographs of the journey of human hair obtained as offerings to the gods by pilgrims in Tirupati to the beauty salons of New York and the heads of such as Lady Gaga and Beyonce. Since its in French, here's Mother Jones covering the same in English. A Spaniard in London does a photo essay while exporters show you a flowchart of the entire process. Highly valued and in short supply, remy hair, as it is known, is very different from the stuff you find being used in pesticides, pizza base and deer repellent (warning: Fox News link).
posted by infini on Jul 16, 2011 - 7 comments


Need a wig for your baby boy? Too bad, they're just for girls.
posted by bystander on Mar 31, 2009 - 59 comments

Headbang Hero aka Headache Hero

"For the first time in history a wireless motion-sensing wig is used as game controller." SLYT via Kotaku
posted by Rinku on Feb 8, 2009 - 20 comments

Dogs in Wigs

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This is a little weird.
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posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Jun 17, 2008 - 21 comments

Cat Coiffure

"If you have any creature in the house with a head bigger than a walnut (including boyfriends), you need a Kitty Wig™."
posted by hermitosis on Dec 10, 2007 - 34 comments

The Fate of JOHN 3:16

Those of you old enough to remember watching sporting events in the late 70's and early 80's may remeber a gentleman with a rainbow colored wig who enjoyed holding up a sign reading JOHN 3:16. That gentleman was named Rollen Stewart and while he was ubiquitous for a time, he came to sad and bizarre end. His rise and fall detailed in this article and a short movie is an interesting cautionary tale about the nature of celebrity in a media saturated world.
posted by jonmc on Oct 14, 2002 - 12 comments

Looks like Boeing finally decided to exploit the wing-in-ground effect. Did they get inspired by the most famous ekranoplan ever, the Caspian Sea Monster?
posted by titboy on Sep 16, 2002 - 22 comments

WIG (Wing In Ground) boats are something like a cross between a hovercraft and an airplane. Taking advantage of a phenomenon that creates a cushion of air between a wing and the ground, they fly a few feet above the surface of the water, able to reach higher speeds with greater efficiency than traditional boats. The best known WIG boats are the Russian ekranoplans, and the largest and most famous of these was the KM, better known in the west as the "Caspian Sea Monster".
posted by Aaaugh! on Jul 24, 2002 - 4 comments

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