fright wig


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fright wig

n.
A wig with hair, especially long or frizzy hair, standing up from the surface.

fright wig

n
(Hairdressing & Grooming)
a. a wig with frizzy hair standing straight up from the surface
b. a hairstyle resembling this

fright′ wig`


n.
a wig with hair standing out in all directions, as if from fear or excitement.
[1925–30]
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So much of this incredible show, which also contained a clever surrealist pianist in a red fright wig and a couple of instrumentalists, requires that you be there to experience it.
Self-portrait with Fright Wig was taken a year before he died - Warhol's skull-like head seems to float against a dark background while his hair has manic life of its own.
Skarstedt sold an Andy Warhol self-portrait from his Fright Wig series with a price tag of $35m, and several dealers reported sales at prices higher than current auction records.
Whatever else one may think of "August" in Violet, Letts (who adapted "August" for the screen) has created one of the great, showstopping female roles in recent American theater--his Mother Courage, Mama Rose and Mary Tyrone, all rolled into one--and Streep plays it to the hilt, in and out of a black fright wig (to hide the character's chemo-stricken hair) and oversized sunglasses, cursing like a longshoreman and whittling everyone down to size.
Bag, in a red fright wig and Nike sweatband, yaks on her landline to an air-freshener customer-service person; later, wearing a molded-plastic mask of a man's face, Beckwith phones up Vaseline to ask "an embarrassing question.
The comic potential of a guy pretending to type is limited, unless one goes the Professor Irwin Corey/ Christopher Lloyd route and dons fright wig or clown makeup.
I was wondering if I would be able to find it, as it's a pretty big parking lot, so I was driving around looking for it when I saw a man dressed in a red and orange suit, with size 27 shoes and an orange fright wig.
Stephen Fry rolled up to Jonathan Ross's party wearing a big Phil Spectorstyle fright wig and his normal clothes.
As dad and stepmum, seasoned troupers Libby Davison and Tony Neilson let their hair down - as well they might after recent appearances in plays about Deepcut and the First World War respectively - and Pat Dunn plays The Beast of Kielder Wood (aka the witch) with a big belly and a fright wig.
Gavin Turk questions celebrity at the exhibition at The New Art Gallery, Walsall, by wearing an Andy Warholesque fright wig and picturing himself in a Warhol-style print.
They included a rousing rock 'n' roll number featuring skating heartthrob John Zimmerman in a fright wig, Olympic gold medalist Ilia Kulik taking a turn playing keyboards and a special song for the home crowd: "Todd in White Satin.