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What are costume wigs made of?

Asked by Jeruba (48905points) November 9th, 2010

Not wigs of any real quality—just Halloween-type wigs like for a Morticia or Dumbledore costume. Long white or black “hair.” Does anyone have one handy to take a look at the label?

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YARNLADY's avatar

100% PET (poly(ethylene terephthalate))

Deja_vu's avatar

Clown wigs are sometimes made from yak hair.

megan5555's avatar

I thought it was made out of plastic??

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marinelife's avatar

Hmm, looking at the sites, it just says “synthetic material’. Perhaps if you called the toll-free number, they could tell you.

Jeruba's avatar

Something like this is more or less what I had in mind. I think “synthetic” will have to do as a descriptor.

Yak hair, though! How interesting. I hope I can remember that. Makes me really want to meet a yak.

pinkpawn's avatar

Someone told me it’s made of real hair which are collected from barbershop..>_<

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