18th century hair accessory for my husband

bagwig style bourse hair accessory

Click the link at the bottom of this entry for the costume page to see more information and photos.

I still need to finish making my husband’s 18th century garments.

One thing that’s been sitting around halfway finished was a hair accessory.

He won’t be wearing a wig (that is, unless he has to cut his hair), but I wanted him to have enough items to make him feel dressed up from head to toe. I decided to make him the bourse that would go with a bagwig.

Instead of just tying a ribbon around his ponytail, I added the pouch part as well.

His hair is very curly, and although it’s been getting longer, the length takes forever to look long, and the ends can poof out a bit. With the bourse, or hair pouch part, it will help smooth out and lengthen his hair and make him feel like he’s dressed up enough.

I’m hoping it will help him dress his look up enough without having to worry about styling too much, as well as protect the fabrics of his costumes from some of the products he uses to fix his hair.

Now let’s just hope he doesn’t have to cut his hair any time soon! At least this part is finished, if I do have to eventually get a wig for him.

Click the image below to go to the costume page for photos of the accessory:

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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2 Responses to 18th century hair accessory for my husband

  1. Yes, now that my hair is longer, I hope I can keep it a bit long. I like it about where it is and look forward to this finished costume!

  2. Mary says:

    You seem to work at the perfect place for long hair, so I’d say you’re good. šŸ™‚ I really like the bourse. Maybe if someone tells him to cut his hair, he can just wear that.

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