A fake moustache or false moustache is an item of prosthetic make-up used in dressing-up, acting, espionage and crime. Fake moustaches are made in different ways, but usually require the wearer to use spirit gum to affix the moustache to his face. Some have a self-adhesive backing. National fake moustache day is on the 3rd of February.
Notable false moustaches
The most notable fake moustache of all-time was probably worn by Charlie Chaplin for his role as The Tramp. He initially wore it as a means of disguising his youth for the role. Groucho Marx also used a fake moustache during his years in vaudeville and in the early Marx Brothers movies. However, his was drawn onto his lip with grease paint, containing no hairs or bristles. In later life he grew his own, real moustache. It, along with his cigar and waggling eyebrows, were his famous trademark. In Dayton, Ohio, there is a group who gathers to celebrate the joys of the fake moustache. The Gem City Fake Mustache Society meets monthly for various events, some events include 5K races, Dayton Bombers games or local parades. Kansas City has been said to have the premiere fake moustache club in North America. The Kansas City Fake Mustache Club has over 500 members throughout the world, including KCFMC Chapters in Chicago, Salt Lake City, and Pittsburgh, Kansas.
If you can't keep a stiff upper lip, try adding a false cluster of hair under your nose with a stylish fake moustache. Don't let your 'stanches be trash! If you can't grow a great one, a fake one will suit you just fine! One of the all-time classic disguises, fake moustaches have been employed by everyone character actors on stage to swindlers and grifters in everyday life to evade the law.
Dressing up with a Fake Moustache
A good fake moustache can make or break your outfit. Some costumes call for the transformative power of fake facial hair and there's no way around it! Some fake beards and moustaches come with pre-applied adhesiver, others hook around your ears, and others require a dab of spirit gum to hold them in place for an extended period of time. For an Asian or warlord costume, you may want to choose a Fu Manchu beard and mustache. A good cowboy costume can be made even better with a handlebar mustache which also can do double-duty for a Village People biker costume, too! A smaller handlebar mustache can add an extra bit of punch to a barbershop quartet costume or a saloon bar keep. Or, add a pencil thin mustache for a European or British Lord costume. The possibilities are endless!!!
Putting a fake mustache on is the fun part. Taking it off is what's known as the headache. The adhesive can be very strong, and you need to take a few precautions to get out of that sticky situation. Just follow these steps to learn how to remove a fake mustache without losing your hair.
Step 1: Wash hands thoroughly before you remove the fake mustache.
Step 2: Decide what type of adhesive remover you want to use. You can use mineral oil, alcohol or buy a special solution to remove the mustache. If you have really sensitive skin, you can buy a special adhesive remover made especially for sensitive skin.
Step 3: Place a liberal amount of adhesive remover on a cotton swab and begin at the edge of the mustache. Apply the remover and gently pull the mustache away from the skin.
Step 4: Take your time. You don't want to hurt yourself as you're peeling the mustache off. Work slowly and lift the mustache as you continue to apply more adhesive remover.
Step 5: Apply the adhesive remover to your face after the mustache is removed. This will get rid of any spirit gum or other adhesive residue that may still be attached to your face.
Step 6: Cleanse your face after the adhesive is removed and apply some moisturizer so you want dry out your skin.
Change your mustache like you change your socks! This collection of stylish mustaches allows you to have a dashing new look each day of the week. Monday you're the Hero, Thursday you're the Weasel. Made of life-like synthetic hair and backed with adhesive tape, these little lip-rugs can dramatically change your appearance, giving you a debonair and unpredictable appeal. Our fake mustaches are perfect for people who would like to see what they would look like with different styles of facial hair.