Through a link on that page, I found this wonderful tutorial of how to make a 1770s pouf wig.
It's fairly similar to how you do the hairstyle when you're trying to do it on yourself. It has more volume though, and it looks amazing! If you are into historical fashions, you should check it out!
Also while I was watching Rage (Australian version of MTV :P) last night, I happened to see this video by the Smashing Pumpkins. Made back in 2006, (a year before the publication of the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and long before the movie), this music video is a tribute to the films of Georges Méliès. Well worth watching!
I'm also reading Cloud Atlas at the moment, which is really amazing. I will post a review when I am finished, although I'm not sure how much I can say without giving it away, as the mystery of it is part of what makes it so wonderful!