SiW WebinarOn March 12, 2023, Kendra Van Cleave gave a talk entitled “Making and Styling Wigs for Costumers” as part of the Silicon Web Costumer’s Guild (SiW) webinar series, Kendra discussed how costumers can learn to make and style wigs for their costumes. She also talked about her book, 18th Century Hair & Wig Styling, which includes an entire section with step-by-step guides for working with natural and synthetic wigs and hairpieces, from simple designs to the most elaborate creations.

Van Cleave is a fashion historian, academic librarian, and award-winning costumer. She has served on the board of the Costume Society of America Western Region, and is a past president of the Greater Bay Area Costumers’ Guild. She reviews historical costumes in movies and television at Frock Flicks, blogs on her website Démodé, creates tutorials, and publishes articles.

A recording of Kendra’s talk, with automatically generated closed captioning, is available on the “Webinars and Workshops” page of the SiW website.

This talk was part of the SiW webinar series, with speakers on a variety of topics related to costumes and costuming. .It was made possible in part through a generous grant from  the International Costumers’ Guild Marty Gear Costuming Arts and Sciences Fund. The chapter also acknowledges the ICG for making its Zoom platform available to chapters and SIGs.

This was the final webinar in the Spring 2023 term. The chapter will announce speakers for the Fall term later this summer.

Philip Gust
Silicon Web Costumers’ Guild webinar coordinator