Custom Wigs by Sweet Hayseed

Macaroni Dandy wig by Sweet Hayseed

Planning is well underway for this year’s Mermaid Parade costume. Last year I ended up sewing incredibly too much incredibly too late. Each year I promise myself that I will not be constructing things at the last minute, and always end up pulling an all-nighter the night before. Last year I created five 17th-century dresses and Dinne and I stayed up all night working on our wigs. This year, I’m trading the sequins and seaweed for feathers and rhinestones, and I have put the wig making in the capable hands of Stacy at Sweet Hayseed.

Above is the wig by Stacy that I wish I could have been able to sport down the boardwalk last June. I’ve been stalking Stacy’s wigs on her Etsy for quite some time and was bummed that I didn’t find her in time to make my wig last year. Recently I sent her an email along with a photo of my inspiration for this year’s theme, and she agreed to custom make me a Flock of Seagulls inspired look. I have no clue what it looks like so far, but I’m very excited to see it soon. From the looks of her previous work, I already feel lucky to be able to march with her work on my head (I’m just hoping it won’t be too heavy.)

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Nicole Smith is an author, editor, designer, and instructor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Check out her latest book, Skirt-A-Day Sewing, out now at your local bookstore, or online.
  1. squee! Your hair will be AMAZING

  2. Super neeto. I want me some.

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