Here’s goodly gear

OK, I know that quote from Romeo and Juliet doesn’t quite mean what I intend it to mean, but once I got the idea of sharing some recently discovered “gear” for photos here, I couldn’t get it out of my head. I used to teach the play to ninth graders, so quotes from it pop into my mind and try to apply to situations in my life that aren’t really appropriate all the time, so I just go with it. And now all sorts of internet searchers are going to come across this post about foam wigs from Target because they’re searching for that phrase and wonder what the hell is going on. Anyway.

Yes that’s right, I did say foam wigs from Target. The other day, an internet friend posted a link to these Halloween wigs by Chris March for Target and as soon as I saw them, I knew I had to have one, specifically this one:

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Shut up if you don’t think this has my name on it.

Most of these fabulous foam wigs are not for sale online,and none of the ones I was interested in were, so after work yesterday I rushed over to the nearby SuperTarget to see if I could snag one. Alas, here is what greeted me when I reached the Halloween area of the store:

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Too early seen unknown, and known too late!

So many bald mannequin heads, so few colorful foam wigs left! And notice – not one in pink. The salesperson scanned the sticker for that one, and it showed that there were none left anywhere in my area. Bummer. So, to compensate for not getting the one I really wanted, I bought two runners-up (yes, this is how my mind works when it comes to shopping):

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Yes it’s fabulous, but too literal. I can’t do anything other than Medusa with it, really.

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More my style, but flat; I like the roundness and dimensionality of the pink afro best. 

Anyway, I have everyone I know on a nation-wide search for that pink one, so if you see it in your area, pick it up! It’s only twenty bucks and I will gladly pay for shipping, although shipping this thing is gonna be a beast because it’s huge, it’s foam, and it doesn’t fold. My two were shoved into a HUGE bag that I was able to carry out of the store (someone in the checkout line thought they were pool toys, LOL).

Hoping to get some shots done with Medusa today, but we’ll see. Lots of errands to run first.

11 thoughts on “Here’s goodly gear

  1. Hilarious. One of these could be squashed into a USPS priority small flat-rate box. You could hang Christmas ornaments on the Medusa. You have given me ideas – I have a gaggle of nieces and nephews to buy for at Christmas – one of these just might be in their future, if our Target has them. I really do love that Marilyn one. Could be painted. You simply must have that afro – too ridiculous.

    • I’d be scared to squash it, but it might be OK to do! I must have that pink one, it’s so fabulous. And just think of all the other ways it could be used in photos. I’m thinking several of those pink ones could look like freaky mushrooms, too – the opportunities are just limitless. And now that I look at that, I dunno what it is, the black and red one? That would be perfect for school spirit where I teach as our colors are black, red, and gold.

      • You could test it yourself by buying one of the other ones and folding it into the box for 24 hours – $20 is pricey for an experiment, but still…That black and red one is mysterious from the photo. But all of them have such great possibilities, even if you were to snip and modify here and there. I think that stuff is also pretty easy to glue. We are at Target every weekend, now I am motivated!

      • I did buy the green and yellow one, but yeah, not sure I want to experiment with them. These truly have endless opportunities…which is why I hightailed it over there to get some. I mean, they go way beyond Halloween. I am glad other people in the area are seeing the value of these too! Gives me hope in humanity because these are just FAB!!

  2. Oh and I think Target does one of those transfer of items from store to store? When I was in NoCar last year, we did that. I had the Durham super store there transfer an item from that store to ours so I wouldn’t have to haul it myself.

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