20 Fancy Dress Up Wigs You Have To See


Do you have a costume party approaching fast? Me neither, I just want to wear dress up wigs and run around. You don’t judge me and I won’t judge you. Now without further ado, let’s find the dream wig you’ve been looking for:

1. Rubie’s Costume Characters Caveman Beard And Set Wig

Dress Up Caveman Beard and Wig

We’re jumping at the deep end with this crazy beard and wig combo that will transport you back to the days of the caveman as soon as you pull it out the box. There’s so much hair going on in this wig that we advise you style it before fitting on your head, as it can be quite a lot of hair to tackle once it’s on!

This wig not only comes in brown but is also available in black, and comes in ‘one-size-fits-most’. This would be a great costume for Halloween as it can be easily paired with a cheap cloth or bed sheet and still create a really unique and amusing costume.

Although this wig and beard is technically for a caveMAN we think it would be even more hilarious to see a bearded cavewoman strolling around at a party – why not give it a try!

2. Afro Disco Hippie Wig

Disco Afro Dress Up Wig

Get your groove on with this funtastic disco afro wig from United States of Oh My Gosh. It’s the perfect wig to cause a stir at a 70s themed fancy dress party, but would go down just as well at Halloween or for an 80s or disco themed party. Warning: this hair is BIG.

Luckily though, the elasticated head binding means that it fits both men and women and can even fit teens and kids too – so why not get the whole family kitted out in their own enormous afro wig? It also comes in two colours, ‘black’ (more of a dark chocolate brown) and ‘brown’ (a lighter, mousier brown) so you can mix and match with friends or family.

Dress it up with your favourite funky clothes for an instant blast from the past!

3. Simplicity Full Length Long Wavy Party Wigs

Long Curly Hair Dress Up Wig

Simplicity offer a large range of wigs in different styles and lengths but our favourite is this dark brown full length wig because it offers a stylish haircut that you can whip on and off in an instant. Forget about hours of washing, blowdrying, curling and straightening, this wig has it all in one handy package.

The smooth and shiny locks will turn heads at any party, be it a fancy dress do or a sophisticated dinner party. All the work is done for you, with a cute side fringe flowing into gentle waves and ending in bouncy curls which will stay in all night long – guaranteed!

Included in the box is a free wig cap which helps to make this Simplicity wig so comfortable that you can wear it all day long without getting an itchy scalp or damaging your hair.

It’s also incredibly easy to wash and maintain, simply brush out tangles like you would your natural hair and it can be washed by submerging in cold water and shampoo. Simple!

4. SNL Garth Algar Wig

Funny Garth Wig And Glasses Dress Up

Recreate your favourite Wayne’s World scenes with this fluffy Garth Algar wig which is 90’s all over. If you’ve not seen Wayne’s World then don’t worry, all you need to do is throw on a pair of thick black rimmed glasses, play some air guitar and say ‘dude’ a lot.

This wig is official licensed as a Saturday Night Live accessory, and it even comes with those classic Garth glasses, so you’re one step closer to the perfect costume. Dig out an old plaid shirt and you’ll be ready to rock and roll Wayne’s World style.

Even if you’re not a fan of the sketches or the film, this wig is pretty versatile, you could even pass as a woman with these luscious locks! With a spare pair of nerdy glasses this package is the costume that can be reinvented and reused for many different costumes.

5. Rainbow and Pink Mohawk Wig

Stylish Rainbow Mohawk Dress Up Wig


You bring the party to any social gathering when you wear this vibrant and crazy rainbow mohawk wig by Rhode Island Novelty. While it’s not made for a specific character or costume, it’s easy to dress up this wig for any occasion. It would be perfect for a punk-themed party as the bright colors and mohawk are typical of the punk era hairstyles.

It would also be great for an LGBT+ event, where any color of the rainbow is welcomed to show your support of the LGBT+ community. This wig wouldn’t look out of place at the sports stadium either – why not jazz up your usual outfit with this outrageous wig while you cheer on your favorite team?

You get a lot of bang for your buck with this low-priced wig that can be used again and again. And with a one-size-fits-most cap, this wig can even be shared among friends and family!

6. eNilecor Long Heat Resistant Rainbow Wigs

Rainbow Dress Up Wig

Another great rainbow wig, this time for the ladies (or men who fancy trying out long multicolored curls!). Doesn’t every girl go through a phase of wanting to have crazy colored hair? If you want to avoid destroying your natural hair with bleaches and dyes, if you want to have vibrant, shiny and multicolored hair just for the day then look no further than this fabulous wig by eNilecor.

It can give you bouncy curls and outstanding colors that just wouldn’t be possible to recreate on natural hair, at least not without a lot of time and money! With this wig you can style it up or down, and the inner net is both breathable and adjustable, so you’ll stay cool and be able to adjust the wig to the perfect fit.

That means you can wear it all day long and not have to worry about it sliding around or becoming uncomfortable, so you can concentrate on looking fabulous!

7. EDENKISS Cosplay Two Ponytails Wig

Cosplay Two Pony Tails Dress Up Wig

This elaborate wig is exactly what springs to mind when you hear the word ‘cosplay’. Unsurprisingly it is made by a Japanese company with 100% Japanese Kanekalon synthetic fiber, which can be easily washed with a mild shampoo in cold water, so this wig is incredibly easy to keep clean and maintain those big curls.

The wig comes with a breathable and adjustable wig cap, which improves stability of the wig for those long nights partying.

This wig is not only a great choice for cosplay or fancy dress, but could also be worn in more formal contexts such as on a date or at a wedding. The exaggerated curls and extreme colours of this wig means that you’ll turn heads wherever you go, but you’ll always leave people wondering if it is your natural hair or not, thanks to the high quality materials used by Edenkiss.

8. EPYA Men’s Jesus Wig

Jesus Dress Up Wig and Beard

Get biblical with this wig and beard set modelled on the Western world’s favourite messiah Mr Jesus Christ. Natural looking shiny locks will have people believing judgement day has come and the Christian saviour has risen from the dead. Pair this wig with a crown of thorns and a simple toga or bedsheet for an original fancy dress idea that will keep the crowds entertained.

Or use it as part of a costume for a religious event or production, where it can be used for more or less any male biblical figure – long hair and beards were all the rage 2000 years ago! The beard and wig are separate pieces and so can be mixed and matched with any other costumes that require bushy facial hair or sleek and shiny curls.

9. Forum Novelties Moses Wig and Beard

Moses Dress Up Wig And Beard

Keeping with the religious theme we think this Moses wig and beard would go down a storm at a fancy dress party. Part the ocean and lead your people to the party of their lives in style with extra long silver locks. This wig and beard is no one trick pony though – it can be reused for a variety of different costumes.

Bust this out of the cupboard at Christmas and you’re halfway to a top-class Santa Claus costume. Or you can dress this up as any of your favourite wizards – why not Gandalf or Dumbledore. This wig would be perfect for either. Or if you’re thinking a little bit more outside the box this wig is a great base for a mountain hermit or a shipwrecked castaway.

If you’ve got the ideas, then we’ve got the wig for it!

10. Disguise Women’s Cinderella Wig

Women's Cinderella Blonde Wig Dress Up

What would a princess be without her long flowing locks of golden hair? Bring your fairy tale dreams to life with this beautifully detailed wig by Disguise. There’s no need to be skilled at braiding and curling hair when you purchase this wig – all the work is done for you! A thick wrap-around plait in fixed over the brow which blends seamlessly into the big bouncy curls of the wig.

This item would work just as well for any Disney princess, but when paired with a classic blue dress and white gloves, it says Cinderella all over. It would also work great for a man’s drag wig, as its feminine cut and braiding would create a hilarious juxtaposition when worn by a man!

However you choose to wear it, and whatever your gender, this is a high quality wig at a very affordable price, and it’s bound to elevate any costume to the next level!

11. Geisha Asian Lady Costume Wig

Asian Lady Dress Up Wig

Transport yourself to the Far East with this funky little Geisha bob wig, which comes complete with the pictured accessories. You’re getting more bang for your buck with this purchase as it’s the beaded hair picks which make this wig a real head-turner. The quiff and bangs are already sewn into the wig, so all you need to do is simply slip the picks into the back.

When paired with a kimono and some quick make up, this wig will make the perfect geisha costume. Don’t have a kimono? No worries, a silky dressing gown will do the trick! For the make up we suggest a pale foundation with bright red lipstick, and long curved eyeliner to accentuate the eyes.

Pink or red eye shadow right up to the eyebrows is also a good addition, and pencilled in eyebrows will add to the almost doll-like look of a Geisha.

12. Blonde Princess Rapunzel Wig

Blonde Princess Rapunzel Dress Up Wig

Have you ever dreamt of your knight in shining armour rushing into your life, sweeping you off your feet and becoming your Prince Charming? You can get one step closer to acting out your fairy tale fantasies with this Rapunzel wig. Who doesn’t love the story of a fair maiden locked in a tower by an evil witch, waiting for a prince to come and rescue her?

While we don’t recommend trying to use this wig as a rope to scale any mythical towers, it is certainly a show-stopper of a wig. It’s definitely the longest wig on our list, it would almost reach the ankles of a short woman! The long golden braid means that no matter what clothes you choose to pair it with you will be instantly recognisable as the infamous Rapunzel!

13. Men’s George Washington Historical Wig

George Washington Dress Up Wig

This wig is made for all you American history fans out there! Whether you’re dressing up for a party, for an historical reenactment or just for fun, this is the perfect wig to complete any George Washington costume. But don’t feel that you need to limit your costume to ‘the father of the country’!

Many of the founding fathers sported this dashing hair-do, which combines tight side-curls with a fetching mini pony tail. And of course no colonial nation-builder would be complete without a little fancy detailing, and so this wig comes with a cute black bow to tie the whole thing together. Show your American pride at any social or sporting event by donning this iconic hair-do.

14. Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat – Thing 1 and Thing 2 Wig

Cat In The Hat Blue Afro Dress Up Wig

Cause mischief and mayhem just like Thing 1 and Thing 2 from the children’s modern classic The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. This crazy fluffy wig is a great option if your looking for a last-minute costume which won’t cost too much. It’s even better if you have a friend in the same situation, because you can double up and save together!

The beauty of a Thing 1 and Thing 2 double dress-up is once you have the wig, all you need is a red t-shirt and a marker pen. Simply write ‘1’ and ‘2’ on the t-shirts, put on the wig, and you’ll be instantly recognisable as Dr. Seuss’ mischievous double act. If you want to really look the part you can upgrade the red t-shirt to a full onesie, paint your faces white and wear white gloves.

15. Rubie’s Costume Indian Maiden Wig

Adult Indian Fancy Dress Up Wig

Another classic by Rubie’s Costume, this Indian Maiden wig covers all bases when it comes to Native American hair. Not only does it have long and shiny braids, but also comes with faux-leather hair gathers and feathers. The gathers fit around the braids and feature typical Native American weave designs, as well as tassels and beads which add colour and movement to the wig.

The feathers attached to the back of the wig add a wild edge to this costume, so grab yourself a partner to dress up as an Indian chief, rope yourself a mustang, build yourself a tipi and get in to the full Native American spirit. For even more laughs, find some friends that want to dress as cowboys and you can have a full Cowboys vs. Indians showdown.

16. California Costumes Women’s Seduction Wig

Women's Dress Up Wig

Is your hair flat and lifeless? No matter how much you curl, backcomb, hairspray and pin your hair, does it drop flat after twenty minutes? Forget all the product and youtube hair tutorials, all you need in your life is this Seduction Wig by California Costumes.

It comes in a range of natural-looking colours so you can match it to your hair colour, or if you feel like mixing things up a bit why not go for a completely new look? This wig isn’t confined to one particular character or costume and would be great simply to add an extra wow-factor to your outfit for any event.

If you are looking for costume ideas, we think it would be great with an 80’s glam costume or even for a man dressing in drag!

17. Rubie’s Costume Old Lady Wig

Old Lady Dress Up Wig

If you are planning on dressing up as any archetypal old lady then you need this wig! It’s just what you need for costumes such as Mother Goose, Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandma or Old Mother Hubbard. That’s why we think this wig is a worthwhile addition to any amateur drama costume box, it can be used again and again for all your old-lady roles.

But it’s not only the ‘goodies’ in the fairy tales that would benefit from this wig – this would work well for the baddies in the story. What about the witch in Hansel and Gretel in her gingerbread house, or Cinderella’s two evil stepsisters? This wig would be the wicked icing on their evil cake.

It’s easy to care for and store with no loose strands that can get tangled and messy, so it’s the perfect wig to keep in the dressing up cupboard and whip out at a moment’s notice.

18. Women’s 50’s Housewife Wig

50's Housewife Dress Up Wig

This classy little number comes in a gorgeous auburn red-brown and a bright blonde, so you can choose a wig that is closer to your natural color or make a complete change.

What’s great about this wig is you get all the wow-factor of a classic 50’s up-do without any of the hassle. It can take hours to style the perfect victory rolls, as well as millions (okay maybe that’s an exaggeration) of bobby pins to secure your hair in the perfect position.

And that’s not counting the liters or hairspray you’ll need to keep it in all night! With this wig all you need to do is whip it out of the packaging, fluff it up, and put it on. It’s easy to create a 50’s look even with clothes you might own already.

A man’s shirt tied at the navel with the sleeves rolled up is a cheap way to dress up 50’s style, just throw on some red lippy and you’re ready to rock and roll.

19. Wizard Of Oz Dorothy Wig

Wizard of Oz Dress Up Wig

It’s hard not to feel nostalgic when thinking of The Wizard of Oz. Few films have stood the test of time as well as this classic featuring Judy Garland as the main character Dorothy. This is a costume that will surely endear you to many people and make them think back to their childhood, as there aren’t many people in the world that haven’t at least heard of The Wizard of Oz.

This wig alone may not be instantly recognizable as Dorothy but when paired with her blue and white dress and famous red sparkly shoes, you won’t leave anyone guessing who you’re meant to be. Another great addition to this costume would be a little wicker basket and a Cairn Terrier dog.

If you’re struggling to find a Cairn Terrier to borrow then we’re sure a stuffed toy dog will work just as well!

20. Kangaroo Rock ‘n Roll Black Wig

Elvis Dress Up Wig

No costume box would be complete without this iconic wig which bears an uncanny resemblance to a certain king of rock ‘n’ roll. While not specifically an ‘Elvis’ wig, it’s clear the look that Kangaroo Costumes are going for – and it’s a rocking one!

This is an easy go-to costume for any last-minute fancy dress parties as it’s hard not to recognise who this hair-do belongs to. A pair of big shades and a southern drawl is all that’s needed to confirm this costume, but if you want to really look the part we suggest a white suit (preferably with gold studs and tassels), cowboy boots and a guitar.

Better still, learn a few tunes on the guitar and you’ll be rocking the party all night long!

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One thought on “20 Fancy Dress Up Wigs You Have To See

  • February 23, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Which dress up wig will you be rocking at your next fancy dress party?


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