I had this great idea for a Halloween costume. Since I wasn't really planning on dressing up, I would do just a little something to show I had the Halloween spirit.
Enter the Hallowig.
Since I first saw the pattern on Knitty's site, I knew that the Hallowig was something I would eventually knit. Just weird enough to make people look, but I probably wouldn't have to stand there and answer "what are you supposed to be." Just some fun hair. Now, I of course couldn't just make the Hallowig the way it was shown on Knitty. Oh, no...that would be too easy. I had it in my head that I would add my own little touch to it to make it even MORE weird and fabulous.
Enter the butterflies.
See, I had it in my creative little mind that the butterflies would look really cool on top of the wig. Adding just a little extra "oomph". Shoot, I could probably get away without even having to wearing festive earrings to complete the look! This is where things went South. Very, very South. The wig didn't fit. Not only did it not fit, it looked absolutely RIDICULOUS on me. As you can see by the picture above, I also had a hard time convincing anyone else that it had possibilities on a head other than my own. I finally got a smile, but it was like pulling teeth...
The person it looked the best on was the person who was most likely NOT to wear it in public.
I don't see the Hallowig as a total loss. Who knows, the Bean might one day be in a play at school about mind-sucking butterflies who invade a planet of blue-hairs. If you can knit a wig for under $2, anything is possible.