David Bowie Exhibit…Are You Ready?

Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art recently opened new exhibition, “David Bowie Is…” which features more than 300 objects spanning the entirety of the musician’s career—from handwritten lyric sheets to set designs, instruments to costumes.

Ah…costumes!

David Bowie, as we look over the course of your career we are pretty sure one of your ancestors was a chameleon.  Which is great for us since it provides such rich fodder in the Halloween department!  If you are not afraid to wear clothes you have to spoon yourself into, a David Bowie costume is probably right down your alley.  His Ziggy Stardust days in the 70′s gave the world unitards missing one shoulder and one leg, glittery shirts and pants, and baby blue tuxedos.  Because unitards with vertical stripes that are missing limbs are hard to come by we’ve put together an easier look for all your David Bowie needs.  Start with the David Bowie wig in Cyclamen and pair it with a tight glitter shirt and a pair of glitter pants (don’t know how to come by a glitter shirt, check out this link to diy: HOW TO: Glitter a Shirt.

Don’t own a pair of glitter pants? Make your own with sequins: DIY SEQUIN EMBELLISHED DENIM SHORTS).

Remember to leave the buttons open on the front of your shirt almost down to your belly button.

 

If you can find some awesome red vinyl boots, USE THEM!  If not, you can make your own with some red duct tape (http://mycrazyblessedlife.com/2012/10/28/diy-super-hero-boots/).

Finish the look with a Ziggy Stardust lightning bolt, courtesy of Nasty Girl (http://blog.nastygal.com/style-o-rama/lessons-from-the-pros/2013/10/ziggy-stardust/) and as David Bowie once said, “You’re an instant star.  Just add water and stir!”

The Man in the Red Suit Wig Giveaway!

My Costume Wigs just announced their newest sweepstakes: Free Friday Giveaway! We are adding a little jingle to your Holidays by giving away our most loved Santa Wig in honor of Mr. Morris Parker of Ohio.

What ever could I do with it? Oh, need you ask??! It doesn’t take much to brighten someone’s day. In fact, I found this blog that give more than 4 pages of ideas of things we can do – Random Acts of Kindness, if you will. Even better that we do them this time of year! Each idea can be tailored to your area, whether you live in the bustling city or the calming countryside! I got to thinking…why not do these RAOK (you know, Random Acts of Kindness) in a SANTA WIG! Even better, gather your family and friends and wear matching wigs. Who wouldn’t gather some Holiday Cheer with a flock of friendly Santa’s heading your way? (Of course, this could turn tragic if they are heading with too much jolly zest!)

I’ve come up with 10 RAOK to do with a Santa costume on:

(in Christmas colors because I am feeling rather festive today!!)

Ahem…

1. Find a family in your area whose family member is serving overseas and thank them in a fun way.

2. Hand out a balloon with fun note—anywhere!

3. Stop in a favorite restaurant and offer to help clean the
tables or take something off their list that day.

4. Set up a free hot cocoa stand for an area or group
that could really use it.

5. Take a toy (or a bag full) to donate.

6. Go to your favorite grocery story and give a candy cane & note to every person that serves you each week.

7. Tuck money into the toy section of any store with a little note for one happy boy or girl.

8. Leave an encouraging message using sidewalk chalk in neighbor’s driveway—anonymously.

9. Pass out donuts to your neighbors as they
leave for work in the morning.

10. Pay someone’s toll or parking meter.

The possibilities are endless! Think of how much good you could do in just a few short minutes!

I also came across this touching video of a Christmas Flash Mob. I’ll admit, this may or may not be one of my secret dreams. (Click below or enter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFU_8tBIibk&feature=youtu.be into your web browser.)

Christmas Flash Mob

So, while you are thinking about ideas and wishing you were singing in a mall, go ahead and enter our Free Friday Giveaway and treat yourself to a little extra Holiday cheer!

 

 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Sights and sounds of Christmas are popping up everywhere! It seems the second the turkey is put away, we all start planning our Christmas Holiday! Not that I’m complaining! It’s my favorite time of year.

I received a letter last week from a Mr. Morris Parker from Ohio. Mr. Parker has adopted his childhood elementary school and spends countless hours volunteering throughout the year. For the past 27 years, Mr. Parker has single handedly collected books, educational materials and requested corporate donations to benefit the students of Youngstown City School District. And he does all this using public transportation, not to mention his own money! Not only does he provide the school with needed educational materials and funds, he dresses up for activities throughout the year including the Easter Bunny for Easter. Of course, none of this was mentioned in his letter. I only found out the extent of his service and dedication to the community from the Principal of the school who said this to Mr. Parker in a letter that she shared with me:

“Just saying thank you doesn’t seem like enough for all the hours, money and energy you put into the Adopt-a-School Program. There are so many things that I could not accomplish without your help. Who would give more than 27 years of service anywhere without pay, especially having only public transportation?”

The purpose of Mr. Parker’s letter was to request a Santa Wig donation for his beautiful Santa Claus costume. Every year, he visits the schools as Santa Claus and gives the children candy canes. The children look forward to this exciting visit throughout the year.

When I read this letter, I was reminded of all the good people in the world. People like Mr. Parker who dedicate countless hours helping, uplifting and serving their community.

At My Costume Wigs, we are all about having a good time, dressing up and playing a special role at special events. But Mr. Parker’s letter reminded me dressing up can really, truly benefit the lives of other people in not only by the way we look, but in the way we act.

Soo…. we introduce

In honor or Mr. Parker, My Costume Wigs is kicking off our FREE FRIDAY GIVEAWAY by giving away a Santa Wig! Throughout the month of December, we will be giving one free, but different wig away each Friday!! WAHOO! Bring on the holiday cheer!

Enter to win on our Facebook Page or on our website.

1. You must first “like” us (that’s easy to do, right?)

2. Enter your email.

3. Then you must share the Facebook tab on your page.

Those that complete all three requirements will be entered into the contest. We will choose the first winner randomly on Friday, December 7th – just in time for Christmas parties! Check back often! Each Friday is a new wig and a new chance to win!!

What good will YOU do with your new Santa Wig?

Enter Now!

2012 Halloween Photo Contest

My Costume Wigs is gearing up for the Holiday season. But before we proceed, We’ve got some money to give away!

My Costume Wigs is hosting our annual 2012 Halloween Photo Contest! Simply like us on Facebook, enter your Halloween picture (featuring our wigs, of course!) and you could win $50 to Amazon! Better hurry though! Contest ends November 14, 2012.

My Costume Wigs Halloween Photo Vontest

Click here or use the following link to enter YOUR photo! Then get your friends to vote.
https://www.facebook.com/mycostumewigs/app_217182794970471