I bought this wig as part of a "Grunge is Undead" zombie costume this year. In the picture, it looks pretty tame, like the hair is long but basically falls flat like a grunge star. In practice, it's big and huge all over the place, and no one would have recognized my intentions if I had just worn it around. I had an old knit cap to slip over the top, so that made it perfect. Just enough hair at just the right color to really evoke Kurt Cobain. It did eventually get itchy without a wig cap, but not for five hours or so, so I think you can survive a costume party comfortably. In summary, don't expect it to look like the model in the picture. Find a good knit cap and let everyone love the good parts of this wig without being confused by the truly bad size of the untamed hair.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend