A few weeks ago I saw a felt mustache/beard on Craftzine Blog and showed it to my office-mate, Wen Shu. We thought they looked fun and decided to make some to wear at work for Halloween. I ended up making mustaches only but the idea was definitely inspired by the ones on Craft.
(Why, Hello double chin, nice to see you)
We felt silly of course but had a great time wearing them, pretending to be terribly stuffy important businessmen
(how cute is Wen Shu? Seriously)
or trying to twirl the ends like a villain.
One of the guys came in and once he had stopped laughing called me Lanny McDonald which was so fitting we couldn't think of anything else...
If you too would like a really quick disguise or have always wanted to look like Lanny (or an old timey villain) here's how I made them:
1 piece of craft felt 9" x 12"
20" ribbon or yarn for ear loops
thread to match felt
(click on the pic and then download the large 1024x873 size to print)
Choose a mustache and cut 2 from your felt. Cut your ribbon or yarn in half so you have two 10" lengths. Fold each in half and place on the bottom piece of your mustache. Cover with the top mustache piece and pin together. Hand sew or machine sew the 2 pieces together being careful to secure the ear loops but not to get them caught. Wear with pride.
Please don't make these to sell, but feel free to make them for yourself or your friends, random strangers on the bus or coworkers. Or anyone else who needs one. Just don't sell them or the template.