Crossdressers going to Diva Las Vegas 2017 and taking a wig or wigs might find this interesting. It comes from the late Jo Ann Roberts about 20 years ago. Shoe boxes help keep crossdresser wigs from getting squashed while packed in your suitcase. All you need is a plastic shoe box from any Home Depot type store that sells closet organizing stuff.
Mine measure 14 x 8 x 4 but if you wanted to put two or more wigs into one box you could increase the size but, I would not recommend that.
Remove a crossdresser wig from the head stand holding it from the hairline in one hand. Place your other hand inside the wig to support it.
Place a kitchen trash bag over it so that one of the bottom corners of the bag is directly over the top of the wig.
Set the bag on a table pulling your arm out carefully then curl the excess bag around itself gently letting the air out.You must deflate it so it will fit in the shoe box.
If done correctly when removed the wig will look just like it did when it was on the head stand. The box has sufficient room it it that the wig does not get crushed while traveling.
When you arrive at your destination remove the wig from the box and bag. Place it on a collapsible stand as pictured or another option is just to buy 1 quart sodas.
Yet another option is use wine bottles but then you have to hold the wig in one hand while drinking with the other. We blondes have trouble doing that many things at once. Especially in front of a mirror!
It has been many years since I have been to any type of crossdressing event. Diva Las Vegas is different than those rubber chicken dinners and endless recognition awards conventions. I have pondered Diva Las Vegas for some time because they say it is not like the conventions but rather a vacation. I have decided to attend this year so I will know in about two weeks or April 1st.
It sounds like a lot of fun but will take some getting used to because it takes place all over town for a week. Diva management has a texting system set up to keep everybody posted on events and changes. I like the idea that you can opt in or out of events leaving you time to do what you like. You can find out more at their website http://divalas.vegas/
I attended the event and had fun although I did not participate in many events. My BFF Ashley and I chose to only participate in a few events and went out on the town on our own. We crossed paths with other attendees the whole week who seemed to be enjoying themselves. Opting for high end dinners, golf in DRAB and shopping in DRAG.
We chose to stay at the Palazzo hotel which is awesome as was the rate we got for suites. The hotel staff was awesome and the close proximity to the strip was very convenient. I could spend hours in the suites bathroom loving the mirrors especially.
With Diva Las Vegas just 3 1/2 weeks away I thought traveling T girls might appreciate my recent wig case discovery.
The pictures below are of my wig on a 13 inch head to give you an idea of how much space there is inside the wig case. Use 18 inch head for long wigs and 13 or 15 for smaller heads. I purchased this size because I hate my old boxes that are only are only 12 inches tall. The hair gets smashed down when traveling and I have to puff up the top of the wig every time. Using a 13 or 15 inch head with the 21 inch wig box gives me plenty of room so the top stays looking great.
I also appreciate when checking into a hotel on one of my T Girl road trips not having bright pink boxes. These boxes look like regular luggage and don’t attract much attention.
Sometimes I ship my luggage ahead to the hotel and pack my wigs differently to save space. I put them in plastic boxes you can read about on another post of mine. That keeps them clean and untangled . When I arrive and unpack there are no Styrofoam heads so I use the closet hangers you can read about here. They hang in the closet out of the way and neatly styled.
I ordered through Amazon but the boxes were shipped direct from Dini.
The only drawback that I found with these wig cases is you have to keep them upright to avoid flattening. In a car that is easy but if you check them as luggage they might lay them down. If that happens the foam head can shift and the wig falls over. You can end up with one side of your wig flattened.
Wig Travel Box – 21 Inch – Purple/Black – With 15 Inch Styrofoam Head