A false mustache can add the finishing touch to a party or Halloween costume or serve as a makeup accessory for a character in a school play. Making your own requires little time and effort. You can easily create a false mustache from items found at the local craft store or from your craft supplies at home.
Items you will need
- Flexible measuring tape
- Craft felt
- Fabric pen
- Fabric scissors
- Spirit gum
Measure the distance between the top edge of your upper lip and the bottom of your nose using a flexible measuring tape. Measure the distance from one corner of your mouth to the other. Record the measurements for reference.
Use a fabric pen to draw the style of mustache you want on a piece of felt. Use the recorded measurements to determine the size of the mustache.
Cut the mustache out using fabric scissors.
Wash the area above your lip with soap and water and dry it with a towel. Apply a thin layer of spirit gum to the area. Brush a layer of spirit gum on the back of the mustache. Wait a bit to allow the gum to become tacky.
Place the felt mustache over the spirit gum on your lip area. Press the mustache against your skin and hold it for a count of five. Dab your index finger lightly across the width of the mustache to ensure it adheres evenly.
Tips & Warnings
- To remove the mustache, use spirit gum remover, following the manufacturer's directions.
- Another option is to use a small cutout of fake fur to create a mustache.
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