Box of 3 play wigs for kids


"Safe and soft plastic wigs. Fits all head sizes." Wearing one is mandatory here at Boing Boing headquarters. Link


  1. I was going to write “Well, that’s quaint”, until I realized that I was slightly terrified.

  2. heh heh! Too bad it was just a stocking error. I’ll bet any adults that used it ended up suing for broken legs.

  3. Holy crap! There were a few of these in the play area of my Kindergarten class. Extremely strange objects.

  4. Wearing one is mandatory here at Boing Boing headquarters.

    Pictures, please! (Or I will Photoshop some myself!)

  5. Wearing one is mandatory here at Boing Boing headquarters.

    Only one? Feh! Are you too gripped by fear to unleash the dreaded Tri-Color Wig Tower upon an unsuspecting world?

  6. “fake”? Like I said above, this was leaked.. from like, a super-secret server buried deep in the Canadian heartlands..

    Jeez, what kinda evidence do u gotta have these days..

  7. Admittedly, the mods aren’t in that picture.. but they were dancing around in their cherub outfits, behind the camera, out of frame.. i swear.

  8. I remember my little sis and her friends having these when I was a kid in the 60s. Even back then, when me and my pals were in the dirt-crawling, bug-eating stages, these things creeped me out.

  9. When I first saw this post, my immediate thought was: “How long until someone actually Photoshops Cory Doctorow in one of these wigs?”

    46 minutes. Pretty impressive.

  10. Oh yeah. I remember 2 of my 3 sisters having those and playing dress-up (Jen was a baby). They were thin soft plastic and had a dizzying chemical odor. The most completely artificial thing you could put on your head.
    That was the summer a lawn dart poked a permanent hole in my leg. It used to be so easy to please us. A plastic machine gun. A Science Kit full of toxic chemicals. Molded artificial hair.
    It’s all so different now.

  11. Bruce, sorry about the delay. It actually took me about half an hour to hike from my truck, through the dense Canadian forest, avoiding the carefully laid out laser-traps and nano-swarms, to the SuperSecretBoingBoingBunker. Then it took about 7 more minutes to seduce the lock on the bunker door to open, before I could get into the server battery.
    From then it only took another 5 minutes to hack the mainframe, and another 3 or 4 minutes to locate the SuperSecretMeetingsMinutes folder in the NotForFlickr directory.

    With the photos located, I immediately uplinked to my follow-sat, and spread the prize to both BoingBoing and WikiLeaks.

    Hopefully the public nature of my disclosure will fend off any repercussions, but we all know how dangerous the Boingers are.

    If you don’t hear from me in the next … uh! ugh. arar argha rarhga rgh ahhhhh..!

    *strained in whisper* h-e-l-p m-e..

  12. How did Cory end up w/ a purply wig?
    Reminds me of the alien babes from that old British sci-fi show ‘UFO’ – ALL of those babes had purple hair, thigh-high leather boots, and mini-skirts ….

    Ark, you don’t have any of THOSE pix stashed away, do ya?

    OMG, someone’s banging on my doo…. no, no NOOO!!!!

  13. @6 – Stefan

    Unless you, too, are an alumnus of Becky’s Kiddie College, these things must’ve been more common than I thought.

    They went well with the Devo-esque matching JFK hair-helmets for the guys, though.

  14. I remember playing with one of these when I was little with a cousin of mine. Fun times. We also had those plastic dolls with the large plastic bell shaped skirts. Then we’d go to the Ben Franklin and get an orange push-up and listen to Zager and Evans’ “In the Year 2525”. Good times.

  15. Unless the child has their hair dyed an exotic color, one of the fake wigs is always going to be redundant.

    I guess they could like the hair style, but WHO could like those?

  16. We totally had these wigs when I was a kid and we thought they were weird, but effective.

  17. This scan is actually the picture on the box. My mom had this when she was a girl, and my brothers and I would actually, break them out of storage and put them on. God I wish I had a photo of that.

  18. My cousin had these. Hot and stinky. But we thought we were soo cool wearin’ ’em.

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