This article is about the best quality Halloween wigs available in 2021.
Halloween is the one night of the year that anyone can let their inner theater girl out and create something fantastical, magical, creepy, or just down right terrifying!
Hello Halloween friends, I’m Bianca, and I’m a theater set designer, event planner and experiential designer from London. My weird little imagination has set in motion some of the most iconic experiences at events for a host of international brands.
So I know a thing or two about creating costumes.
Today I’m here to help you pick some good quality wigs, so you can make this Halloween one of the most memorable in recent times (as well, Halloween 2020 was a bit of a non-starter!).
From my tireless research, I found this gorgeous Mildiso Long Black and White Wig. It’s unique and interesting in its length, shape, and color blocking to form the basis of a host of great outfits.
But if Goth girl or mermaid fantasy is more your style, then keep reading! I have a few tricks up my spooky sleeve to delight you!
- Mildiso Long Black and White Wig (Best Overall)
- MapofBeauty Long Straight Wig (Best for Variety)
- eNilecor Purple Lace Front Wig (Best for a Fantasy Costume)
The Best Quality Halloween Wigs Reviewed
In this section, I will go over my top picks for the best Quality Halloween Wigs, together with a detailed review for each option.
- Key features: High heat-resistant synthetic fiber hair
- Color: Black and White
- Length: 26 inches
- Best for: Overall
This black and white quartered wig is very versatile and could carry you through a few Halloweens. The hair is made of synthetic fibers with a gorgeous ombré from either black to white or white to black.
The pattern is done in such a way that should you want to portray a steampunk princess, dystopian character, superhero, villain, or comic book character of your own making, this would be appropriate. Also, if you are handy with styling a wig, this could work well for a modern take on a Cruella costume too.
The wig’s length is 26 inches, so more than enough length to style down or up.
Once you have the wig, you will need to do a bit of styling to the top to get some height, and maybe thin the edges to get a baby hair natural look.
Also, I highly recommend a bit of dry shampoo to assist with the height, building volume, body and getting rid of that synthetic shine.
The only thing to be aware of is the hairline of this wig is definitely not natural looking. So you will need to style it as per my recommendations above to get the best use out of it and the most authentic look to your costume.
- Key features: Heat-resistant, synthetic fiber hair
- Color: 19 Block Colors
- Length: 40 inches
- Best for: Variety
So MapofBeauty have come up with a brilliant idea. Make a wig with ridiculously long, single length, single color hair in 19 different block colors. It is the ultimate common denominator to almost any costume.
With a little creativity and a bit of styling, you can buy one of these wigs and slot it into ANY costume. From cutting layers, curling, putting a subtle wave, chopping into a pop, adding ribbons, braids, up dos… the list is literally endless.
The hair is easy to manage, for synthetic hair. The wig cap is comfortable and adjustable. The colors are bright and true to what they look like on the screen.
As it is so long, this wig can tangle quite easily, so I suggest keeping a soft brush and a detangler for synthetic hair handy.
- Key features: Heat-resistant, synthetic fiber hair
- Color: Purple, Pink, Platinum Blonde & Ombré Brown
- Length: 24 inches
- Best for: Fantasy Costumes
Out of these, I think the purple and pink options are brilliant for fantasy costumes. Think fairies, mermaids, angels, ethereal space princesses and more.
The hairline is natural, the hair is thick and the wig itself is very comfortable.
The wig has already been styled with a soft wave, so needs very little in terms of styling. The wig also comes pre-plucked, which is a time saver! This is a great option if you aren’t very good at styling, or cutting wigs.
This wig has a natural hairline so just needs a trim to get a cohesive look, and it covers your natural hair well. Just remember that this type of wig works well with wig glue and hair pins.
This is a heavy, thick wig. This means it is brilliant for a Halloween event or a photoshoot, however this is not the type of wig you would wear every day for extended periods.
Guide to Buying Quality Halloween Wigs
Here are a few things to take into consideration when looking for the perfect good quality Halloween wig.
Synthetic Hair Care
Synthetic fibers need different care to natural hair. So when synthetic hair gets tangled, you may reach for your hair serum, but actually, you should be reaching for the fabric conditioner. Yes, that’s right, fabric conditioner diluted 1:2 with some water in a spray bottle will save you a lot of heartache when it comes to synthetic wigs.
And remember there are different types of synthetic hair. If you want a wig styled in a certain way, and you want the style to be fairly permanent, you need to look for high-heat resistant synthetic fibers. This means that it will hold the shape you want for longer.
You may also need to wash the wig (with detergent, yep, the one you use for your clothes), and start styling the waves or shapes from when it is part wet to help it stay in the shape you want.
Remember, these strands are basically plastic, so you need to reshape your way of handling and treating the hair. This is very helpful if you do this research before you buy the wig, so it can help you make the right decision before you spend your dollars.
Wig Cap Size
Most wig caps come in around 21-23 inches in size, and generally, that’s ok for most people.
However, even if you have a head within that range, if your head is on the smaller size, you will need to adjust the wig straps to make the wig smaller. Sometimes this will lead to bumps and lumps where bumps and umps ought not to be!
The easiest way to make sure you are getting a good fitting wig is to measure your head and look for a wig that’s middle measurement is as close to that as possible.
My ultimate favorite today is Mildiso Long Black and White Wig, it just lends itself to so many gorgeous Halloween costumes and the quality is good, so you will be able to restyle and use it a few years in a row
Which wig is your favorite?
Let me know in the comments below!