We're officially halfway to Halloween 2022, and who says we have to wait until October to celebrate the fun? Not when your 'ol pal, Mr. Karswell, has a stack of late 60's / early 70's Pack-O-Fun craft mags loaded with great ideas to add a little bit o' Halloween trickery 'n witchery to this day! So let's take a look at a few things we can boo, errr, do: We can set up a spook house in our garage or basement! We can hang a witch! (later we can burn her in a bonfire too, just sayin'...), --and nothing on earth is more terrifying than-- PAPER BAG WIGS!!! I'll save a few more of these fun things to do when we enter a more fearful, Fall setting. So as always, stay tuned right here to AEET (and THOIA) for lots more...
Are the boys at the bottom of the second page laughing or screaming?? We'll never know ...
I'm not sure anyone actually took those paper bag wigs out for a spin. I honestly don't see them staying on with even a mild breeze. But they're pretty hilarious in the pic!
These are fun All Hallows decorations for the younger kids to make. Thanks for sharing.
Yes! We consulted these types of mags when crafting our papier mache astronaut helmets.
Well, finally, a solution for thinning hair -- paper bag wigs! Nobody will notice!
I love the front cover, the witch illustration is actually pretty creepy, and the lighting is very cool. Back when you really had to set up to shoot that, couldn't just photoshop it together!
Aw, I love paper bag wigs (and masks, and puppets). They actually work pretty well. We always made monsters, of course. Old grocery bags were surprisingly heavy, but if you were worried about some flimsy paper failing the play-test, it was possible to stiffen the wig in a number of ways. The quickest was to just use two bags, one nested inside the other, before cutting. It was also possible to brush glue on and let it dry (can do several coats) before painting. Of course, you have to be careful and keep your workspace pretty clean, or your drying wig might get any number of unwanted decorations and warps and creases.
Of course, if you're really worried you can do all the same stuff with a resized cardboard box instead. Just peel the paper up off the corrugation where you want your hair to curl, and then cut away the excess cardboard.
Everyone's laugh-screaming with joy-fright over the paper bag wigs! I knew it, lol
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