Written by: Joi T.
The queen of the Royal Family deserves better. Today, the ABC/Marvel partnership released the new Inhumans trailer. Originally planned to be a part of the MCU, the studio switched gears making it a series and releasing the first chapter in IMAX theaters. For fans of the Royal Family in the comics, seeing a live adaptation on their TV’s must be an exciting feeling. However, one aspect of the costumes has stood out to people, and not in a positive way: Medusa’s wig.
We have gotten a glimpse of Medusa’s full look in two posters prior to this trailer and the wig has major room for improvement. In the most recent poster, her middle parting needs serious plucking and the wig itself does not look secure. It has the appearance of floating just above her scalp. Now, this could be the result of the CGI kinks being worked through, since (to quote Pusha-T), Medusa’s power is in her hair. CGI cannot fix wig placement and the appearance of the wig looking straight from the pack, however.
Let me be clear: I am not a wig expert of any sort. I just bought my first wig a few months ago and have yet to wear it. My wig knowledge comes from the fact that I am a loyal member of the Church of “Black Women on Social Media.” Frequently, I scour Instagram and YouTube and 100% of the time I receive a word from these Black women. They have uplifted me, amazed me with their DIY skills and encouraged me to join the wig coalition. To pay homage to them, here are 5 Black women who could turn Medusa’s wig from zero to hero.
Beige’s YouTube Channel gives us insider access of her obsession with makeup and hair. What drew me to her was her wonderful skill of dying wigs. In the video below, she takes a straight black wig and dyes it a beautiful copper/ginger color. While in the comics, Medusa’s hair is more fire engine red this color could still pop on screen.
Peakmill can do it all. No, seriously she can really do it all and does so on her YouTube Channel constantly. From coloring, bleaching and customizing wigs using bundles and making the wigs from scratch, Peakmill could definitely customize a wig for Serinda Swan to wear as Medusa. In the video below, she DIYs a wig, and the long length is very Medusa.
Brittanie’s platform of choice is Instagram, but it doesn’t diminish how capable her wig skills are. What’s unique about Brittanie is she has cosplayed comic characters like The Joker, Harley Quinn and my personal favorite, Poison Ivy. The dramatics of the Ivy wig and the overall look is more than proof that Brittanie could upgrade Medusa’s wig.
Daquana is a plus-sized vlogger who loves fashion and changes her hair to fit her mood. Her skill is taking a cheap wig and elevating it: boiling, plucking, concealing, you name it. In this video, she goes through the process of transforming a $10 green wig. Imagine what she can do if she got a hold on the current Medusa wig.
Who says black girls can’t rock colored hair? Miss Chrissy Jaye dispels that notion, rocking colors that make anime characters jealous. What’s amazing is she looks look in every color. In this video, Chrissy takes a bright blue wig and makes it work. If you want Medusa’s wig color to be straight from the comics and not look odd, Chrissy can make it happen.
Joi is a Marketer, sarcasm enthusiast and podcaster/contributor for Black Girls Nerds. You can also find her on Twitter (@jumpedforjoi) tweeting about the intersection of marketing, nerd and tech.