Show Stopper by Raquel Welch
Show Stopper by Raquel Welch

I’ve been looking for a new wig for a while. Of the two I currently have, one is by Ellen Wille and has a monofilament parting, and the other is by Raquel Welch and has a full monofilament crown. What is the difference? With a mono parting the style is pretty much fixed, but with a mono crown you can part the hair anywhere you want on that area which gives you more flexibility in styling it.

So I decided that my next wig must be a full monofilament crown with lace front, and should be longer than my current two.

After much searching, I think that the Show Stopper wig by Raquel Welch could be the one I want. It has the full monofilament crown with lace front that I want, has a memory cap base just like my existing Raquel Welch wig, and also has Tru2life fibre which means that it is heat resistant and can be heat styled. This is a step up from my current wigs which are extremely intolerant to heat – the care instructions say you should avoid opening an oven door whilst wearing them!

The only question now is which colour to go for and where to buy it. I really like the colour in the picture (which is RL32/31 Cinnabar) so that’s a contender.

To give myself an idea of how I might look in it, I fired up GIMP and pasted my face onto the above pic. Here’s what I came up with. It’s not perfect and I haven’t attempted to match the skin tones.

How it might look on me.

 

Finally, here’s a couple of videos of the wig.