How to Make a Judge's Wig

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Just because the road to law school and a seat on the judge's bench is a long uphill battle doesn't mean aspiring lawyers can't dress the part before getting their degree. A homemade judge's wig makes a great addition to a child's Halloween costume. Using household items, parents of budding legal aficionados can create a fantastic-looking judge's wig for any costume, school play or project.

Things You'll Need

  • Hole punch
  • 30 toilet-paper rolls
  • Yarn
  • White paint (or glow-in-the-dark paint)
  • Knit cap
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Large cotton balls
  • Punch two holes in each toilet-paper roll, using the hole punch. Space the first hole about 1 inch from the end of the roll. Turn the roll over and make another hole in the same spot, directly parallel to the first hole. Repeat for all the toilet-paper rolls.

  • Line up nine rolls and thread a piece of yarn about 18 inches long through the holes in the rolls. Tie a knot at one end to secure the line of toilet-paper rolls. Repeat the process to create two more lines of nine toilet-paper rolls each. You will end up with three lines of toilet-paper rolls of equal length strung together.

  • String together two more rolls for the top of your judge's wig and knot the end of the yarn to secure them. This will leave you with three longer strings of toilet-paper rolls for the sides and back of the wig, and one shorter one for the top.

  • Paint all four strings of rolls with white paint. If you desire, add some glow-in-the-dark paint as a second coat. Allow the paint to completely dry.

  • Tie all four strings of rolls together. Tie one nine-roll string to one side of the wig's top section and another nine-roll string to the other side. Affix the last nine-roll string to the back of the top section.

  • Use the hot glue gun to secure the bottom of the strung-together wig to the knit cap. Allow the glue to dry.

  • Daub glue on the ends of large cotton balls. Place one in both the front and back end of each toilet-paper roll for added effect.

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