Yay, for posting in old threads that nobody probably reads anymore! ^ ^
I highly recommend the following for the painful task of transporting long, silky (or not so silky if you just finished massacr'ing it with dye and sprays and a very mean brush and are totally whacked out on how proud you are of it!) wigs. Separate it into sections (sometimes the number of sections depends entirely on the dye- or style-scheme of your wig) and make sure each individual section is completely brushed out and as snarl-free as you expect it to be. Then tie each section very gently together with something very soft, i.e. Ribbons, Scraps of fabric, basically anything but that awful brown twine. For VERY long wigs, tie it two or three times all the way down each section for super-stability! Then gently put the entire wig, pinned to the head if you want, in one of those nets that most wigs come in in the first place, wrapping the tied sections carefully and loosely around the neck of your wig head if they are like, Godiva long. If it's a delicate dye job you're keen on protecting, [like mine!] separate out any sections of lighter color and isolate them from the evil, heavily- or darkly-dyed areas, ESPECIALLY if there are any oil sheen sprays or hairsprays, or pretty much anything on the wig at all. I pull out the light sections, tie them together above (like a top layer) the darker parts and pin a piece of newspaper on top of the dark parts. The light parts can sit on the paper, safe and sound. Then I put the whole wrapped-up thing in a roomy cardboard box, safely away from one another if applicable, and head out the door.
Though for me, I'm pretty much willing to hold a wig or two safely in my lap in the passenger seat on the way there. I can refrain from using my hands for 25 minutes, I know i can! I think this year, I'll have too many wigs on my hands to do that with, but no mind. *.* Besides, the boxes will definitely be safer sitting in the car while we make the mad dash to the front desk to check in Friday. ^ ^
Now, someone, tell me something. Princess Daisy says, "Look at me! I'm SO pretty! Take my picture! I'm so happy that I'm going outside now!"
The road says,"I suck! And I HATE princesses! *RWR!!*" Princess Daisy says, "Sweet Merciful Crap! MY DRESS!" ("Brutal!") And is promptly upset by that totally non-, non-non-, non-heinous road, for the bottom edge of her dress has been soiled! And royalty won't stand for that. So. My point is: Ordinary broadcloth cotton fabric. Should I just hand-wash the dirty section, rinse it well and dry it carefully? I know that cotton is probably the most forgiving fabric i could have possibly soiled, which is rather good. Is there another method I should know about?
I'm very much hoping to organize my...everything better this year. I love that idea to put the accessories in baggies with each corresponding costume... I think I'm definitely going to be doing that. My S.O., my friend and I will be wearing two costumes each over the weekend, and one of them will likely end up in a third. I have never transported more than three big costumes total to a con, and have certainly never tried to move 6 BIG costumes, three styled wigs, plus two to three smaller outfits, all the fixings, bathing necessities ^_~ and what will surely end up being a garbage bag full of shoes. I'm a little excited! A little worried, also, to be sure... but I'm interested to see how it will turn out. Now, at some point in the future, when the three of us consist of a gigantic FFX Bahamut, a fully armored Nelo Angelo or a blind, scaled-and-tailed Medusa, and...well... hopefully someone who's willing to dress down and help us out of any tight spaces we might get into, lol ^ ^ that's the con when we resort to multiple trips/vehicles. This year, I think we'll be okay! Lol. Spokie-dokie!