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fright wig

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

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


n.
a wig with hair standing out in all directions, as if from fear or excitement.
[1925–30]
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And then I remember, a few years later, cuddling up to my Uncle Bernard, as we watched Bill Bixby's eyes turn white before he transformed into a giant green Lou Ferrigno in a fright wig and trousers which ripped at the hem, but somehow never at the waist or bottom.
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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.
Eventually a huge bell dropped on him and he reappeared as a snake demon in a red fright wig. It was hypnotic, fascinating and made opera look like a night out at the bingo.
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." A clip from the sitcom The Facts of Life repeats until a character crowing "Terrific!" starts to sound as if she were crying "Horrific!" A bread-machine infomercial examines misshapen mistakes and causes thereof ("not enough liquid").
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. He was carrying a goose.
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.