Colonial Lady Wigs and Period Costume Wigs

An array of colonial lady wigs that represent the styles of the period. 18th century hairstyles with upswept curls were the colonial lady wigs of the day. Stage production and economy colonial lady wigs fit any budget. Colonial lady wigs for costuming fun.     The creation of an American identity began in the early 1600s, when the first English settlers landed in Virginia. The evolution of a separate American identity took place in towns like Williamsburg under British rule during the colonial era, and it spread as a unifying national force with the onset of the Revolution.
    America's first permanent English settlement was established in Virginia in 1607 on an island in the James River the settlers called Jamestown. The settlement, which is about five miles from present-day Williamsburg, provided a shaky home at best. Conditions there were crude and unstable, and the inhabitants - predominantly young white men working as indentured servants to pay off their passage to the New World - endured hunger, malaria-carrying mosquitoes, Indian hostility, heat, and humidity. The settlement's population had to be continually replenished with "fresh" arrivals from England. Despite the harsh circumstances, the pioneering colonists stumbled upon success when they discovered the profitability of planting tobacco in the rich soil of the Virginia Tidewater. It was clear to both the colonists and the settlement's private investors back in England that Virginia's future lay in the export of the lucrative crop to Europe.
    By the late 17th century, colonists had moved out of marshy Jamestown to land throughout the Tidewater. Several successful planters settled in an area known as Middle Plantation. The spot, located five miles from Jamestown on higher ground between the York and James rivers, had been settled in 1633 as a defense outpost against the Indians. The colonists began to look toward Middle Plantation as a more inviting environment for their capital. In 1699, the royal governor, Francis Nicholson, declared Middle Plantation the site of the colony's new capital, to be called Williamsburg in honor of King William III.*


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Deluxe 1776

Upswept top with a curly back tail. Deluxe quality
and fiber for early American characters.

White (52142) $70


Aristocrate

An aristocratic upsweep with fancy side
curls and spun tail. More official colonial
lady wigs in a more demanding look than
some the other styles.

(52141) $50

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Colonial Lady Wigs

Quality fiber and upswept high wavy
top with curly tail. Great colors for
the early colonial lady wigs.

White (52149) $52

Black (52149BK) $52

Brown (52149BR) $52

Lt. Brown (52149LR) $52

Auburn (52149AU) $52

Blonde (52149BL) $52


Bargain Colonial Lady Wig

Special bargain colonial womans style costume wig
for those on a budget. Nice fiber and colors.

White (52314WH) $22

Blonde (52314BL) $22

Brown (52314BR) $22

Black (52314BK) $22

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Economy Colonial Lady Wig

An economy fiber colonial lady wig for that 1776
look on a tight budget. Why pay those high British
taxes without governmental representation.

(52146) $14


Towering Colonial Lady Wig

Fanciful and imaginative for the American woman trying to spread her wings before she had voting rights. The European courts would say these colors are both rebellious and scandalous.

White (52147W) $42

Brown (52147BR) $42

Blonde (52147BD) $42

Pink (52147P) $42

Lt. Purple (52147LP) $42

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Martha Washington Wig

The very first of the first ladies, Georges
personal favorite.

(52148) $22

*Historical text excerpts from
The American Park Network

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