There are many elements that contribute to the overall impact of a film; from the locations used to the actors who are cast in a movie. One factor that can make a significant difference is the costume design. The costumes worn in films can add to the authenticity and can play an important role in portraying the genre and period of a movie to the audience. Costumes are also important with creating a character as the clothes they wear can represent their personalities and allow moviegoers to connect to different characters in a film. In many films, costumes are also used as a form of disguise and an actor is completely transformed by what they are wearing.
In some instances, a wig is an essential element of the overall costume worn by an actor to portray a particular character. In some instances, a wig is barely noticeable and is simply a way of changing an actor’s hairstyle without them having to make dramatic changes to their own hair. In other circumstances, a wig is deliberately unrealistic so that the actor is transformed into a type of character, such as a barrister or a clown, or the wig is used for comedy effect. The costume design department is usually responsible for sourcing or creating the perfect wigs for a movie and there are many examples of when they have got things just right. However, there are also many examples of wigs that are noticeable and memorable for all the wrong reasons. Here are 20 of the worst wigs from the movies.