Tuesday, October 26, 2010

incognito

Need a quick costume? How 'bout going incognito?

I already have a little complex about my upper lip as Maribel likes to draw me with a stache and my eyebrow waxing ladies continue to ask me if I'm sure I only want to wax my brows and nothing else. I still don't see it but maybe people will start to notice now...

Here's what you need:
Note: If you do not want to use the fake fur or cannot find any, you can use double felt and follow the same instructions.
 To start fold the chipboard (you can also use a cereal box) in half and draw your moustache pattern and cut out. Then trace and cut out the moustache in the felt. This will be the backside of the stache.
Next you will need to repeat the above step with the fur. Make sure you have the fur laying downwards or your stache will look a little wonky. Using fine tipped scissors, cut out the moustache along the backside liner only. Otherwise you will end up trimming your moustache hairs and we don't want that. I just fed the scissors and snipped little pieces at a time. When it's all cut out, just stroke the loose hairs away. We're almost done...
Now we will need to glue the bamboo skewer to the backside of the felted moustache. Be generous and also make sure you glue the pointy end so you don't end up poking yourself or someone with the stick. Then continue with the glue and attach the furry stach to the felted stache.
Other option: You could just keep it as a felted moustache and cut out two felted moustache outlines and be done.

Grooming:
Now as you can see if it's left as is, your moustache will be a little on the fuzzy side. To tame the wild beast just add a few spritz of some hairspray to groom it to your liking and voila! You are all set a la debonair style.
  
Even Mr. Milo looks spiffy and dashing with his new fuzzy lip. Although, I guess when you think about it, he already has a fuzzy upper lip... hee hee 

I originally saw the moustache on a stick on MS a couple years ago and I'm linking this tutorial HERE. Check it out for some awesome inspiration!!
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10 comments:

V said...

LOL! I love Milo more than words can describe <3

AprilC said...

This is awesome..the "Now let's talk business" part totally made me LOL

Julie said...

LOL......Great mustache. You are so creative.They look better them some real ones I've seen.

Suzanne said...

You are SO funny!

PamelaM said...

Okay...that made me giggle...ha ha!

Now you can go to M's with 2 coupons and just raise the moustache on your second purchase and get the 40% off. They will never figure it out. HA!

JennC said...

LOL Pam, I never thought of trying that. I'll let you know if it works. haha

Mike and Erica said...

I like your 'stache - the crafty one and the real one....LOL! I haven't noticed you having a 'stache...and I would tell you...Promise. I do, however, sadly and completely understand what the Three Little Pigs meant when they talked about the hair on their chinny-chin-chins...sigh...

Mike and Erica said...

Plus, that 'stache brings out your eyes...

katie jean said...

so great! I wonder if I could make a beard the same way so my husband could look like Brian Wilson, the SF Giants pitcher :D

by night said...

this is such a good and funny idea!