A woman from Australia received a Guinness World Record for the world’s widest wig.
Artist Dani Reynolds is now the record holder with her 2.58 meter wide wig. The wig, which is made of fake hair, boasts two huge pink bows on it.
According to Guinness World Records, the Reynolds was inspired by Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore who with a wig of approximately 2.23 meters wide on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon appeared (see video at the bottom of the report). Barrymore received a record for this wig, but Reynolds wanted to surpass it.
Guinness shared a video of Reynolds on Instagram with a 2.58 meter wide wig.
A structure and design was made of the wig before Reynolds engaged a local artist, Meg Wilson, to make a layer of material, sew the false hair onto it and make the two large bows.
“I don’t have a background in structural engineering and I don’t know how to make large props either. It was quite difficult!” Reynolds told Guinness World Records. “Remember that Drew Barrymore had a group of New York prop and costume makers at her disposal to make the wig for her. All she really had to do is wear it. I’m really just trying to say, Meg and I made these ourselves.”
She says the biggest challenge was to make sure that the wig would have a perfect balance. The two spent about two months making the wig. All the material cost her around AUD4 000 (almost R50 000).
The wig was first exhibited at the Studios: 2022 exhibition at ACE Gallery. It is one of Adelaide’s largest galleries for contemporary art. The supporting structure is made of a helmet, PVC pipes, pool worms, cable ties and aluminum rods.
Social media users really enjoyed the video. “That’s one way to practice social distancing!” jokes one person. “This is where everyone’s cut hair goes,” writes another. “What a time to live!” is someone else’s comment.
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