You may recall that yesterday I mused about the idea of putting make-up and hair on cats. I had no idea that cat wigs are already on the market! Check out the link provided by a couple of astute blog readers! Note that the brown tabby cat looks a lot like Tinsel. I'm wondering if she has picked up a modeling job on the side.
As nice as those wigs are, suffice it to say that $50 is a bit beyond what I'd hoped to spend, so I decided to bop on over to Hobby Lobby and see if I could purchase a doll wig and adapt it for a cat.
In the doll-making aisle, I found doll heads with attached hair and dolls with no hair, but no ready-made wigs. I did find bags of loose hair which could be stitched or glued to a doll's head. (I'm sure ya'll would agree that would not be such a good idea with a cat.) I was almost ready to give up when I spotted bags of chenille "hair" -- basically curls on thick pipe cleaners. Colors were limited, so I opted for black, which would complement both Lily's and Tinsel's coloring. And at $2.99, the price was right. Gosh, at that price, a cat could have several.
At home in my scrapbooking area, which now doubles as a cat wig boutique, I set out to fashion some type of stylish do with the chenille hair. Of course, I didn't happen to have any Styrofoam balls the size of the feline heads in question, so I had to use a Nerf ball instead. I tell you...it sucks to not have the proper tools for this kind of work.
My first attempt was a long style with bangs. That one quickly became unmanageable, so I whipped up an alternative, more casual "everyday" look.
And now, I present Tinsel and Lily, demurely modeling "The Mary Ann" for the Gilligan's Island fans in the crowd.
Now I ask you, isn't this worth $2.99?