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« on: October 23, 2007 05:18:26 PM »

I need a beard for my Hallowe'en costume, and all I can find are beards with elastic from the dollar store. Plus they're grey and I'd really like to have a light one (I'm blonde). Is there some technique for making a realistic looking beard? Doll hair? Cut up a wig? I have some spirit gum and liquid latex lying around. (I need a full beard and mustache, not just stubble or five o'clock shadow.) I've searched Craftster and the internet and nothing has turned up.

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007 01:55:55 AM »

Look for stores that carry theatrical beards. Most permanant costume shops will carry them. Not your Halloween type stores. Both of these come in blond. You will need to attach them with spirit gum




http://www.makebelievecostume.com/section7/dept/Beards/Blond%20Beards.html

http://www.hauntyourhome.com/detail/RB-2022.html

These ones look really nice and all come in blond

http://www.fxsupply.com/kryolan_catalog/beards.html
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007 09:06:22 AM »

Yeah, I've seen those online. One of those would be perfect. Unfortunately there aren't any costume shops around here, only places that carry some Hallowe'en merchandise. I might still find a half decent one if I get the time to look hard enough. I only decided a couple of days ago that I wanted a beard, so I didn't have time to order one online.

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007 09:14:29 AM »

What about some faux fur from the fabric shop, i'm not sure it would look very realistic but that is all I can think of besides the doll hair and stuff, which may work.  Or you could cut up a cheap blonde wig and glue it on with your spirit gum. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007 04:18:18 PM »

What about some faux fur from the fabric shop, i'm not sure it would look very realistic but that is all I can think of besides the doll hair and stuff, which may work.  Or you could cut up a cheap blonde wig and glue it on with your spirit gum. 
Thanks for the suggestion. I was about to go buy a wig or something. Then, I was looking for some roving in my stash and stumbled on a bag of llama fiber and remembered how coarse the guard hair is. It works perfectly with some liquid latex! I think I should be able to use it at least a couple of times. I think it'll be pretty good when it's trimmed and styled. The llama was pretty light, so the colour's half decent too.
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