Make a Fake Beard

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Make a Fake Beard

Make a Fake Beard
Barbie wants to help you make a fake beard. Rain Blanken

You and Barbie are going to make a beard together at home. That's right, Barbie's silken hair makes for great beard hair, and it saves you a trip to the costume store. I couldn't find any good instructions on how to make a mustache or beard, so I figured this one out on my own. I'll show you my recipe for a fake beard with this simple tutorial.

What You'll Need:

  • Free Printable Beard Template
  • A Barbie in need of a haircut
  • Scissors [recommended scissors]
  • A Sandwich Bag
  • Permanent marker
  • Rubber Cement
Once your have these few materials gathered, we can get started.

 

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Choose Your Beard

Make a Fake Beard
Cut out your template and trace. Rain Blanken

Print this free beard template and cut out the beard you want to use. Trace your beard onto the sandwich bag with a permanent marker.

Next, we will attack Barbie with scissors.

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Give Barbie a Haircut

Make a Fake Beard
Snip snip, who's prettier now?. Rain Blanken

Cut locks of hair that are at least an inch longer than your bead outline. A long beard should have locks of hair that are much longer than the outline, but at least an inch longer than you want the finished product to be.

In this case, I wanted to also do a Magnum P.I. from the mustache template, so I cut long pieces of hair to lay over both the mustache and the goatee. Snip the hair in small bunches so that it is easier to handle.

If you want to get out some childhood angst while chopping her hair, that's up to you. Next, we will coat the baggie in rubber cement.

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Add the First Layer of Glue and Hair

Make a Fake Beard
Apply adhesive to the area above your shape, too. Rain Blanken

Brush rubber cement over the beard outline. Be sure to stay in the lines along the bottom and sides, but brush adhesive as much as an inch above the top line. Wait a few seconds and coat the area again.

Lay a lock of hair in the middle of the beard. Overlap the top line of your stencil so that you cover the extra inch of adhesive above. Use your fingertip to gently spread the lock of hair out a bit. If you get rubber cement on your fingers, rub your fingers vigorously together to make the glue ball up so you can pick it off.

Continue to lay locks of hair into the glue and arrange them carefully so that the hair is spread relatively evenly. Don't worry too much about gaps at this point, as we will add another layer.

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Add the Second Layer

Make a Fake Beard
Drizzle on more adhesive, apply more hair, then wait. Rain Blanken

Lift your rubber cement brush straight out of the bottle. The idea here is to drizzle the adhesive over the hair you have already applied. Move in horizontal lines over your beard area, and drizzle yo mizzle.

Lay more locks of hair vertically over the drizzled area. You can spread these a bit, making sure that the strands are laying in the glue. If your beard isn't looking filled-out, repeat this step.

Wait a 1/2 hour or until all the glue is dry. Next, you can cut out your beard and try it on.

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Cut Out and Wear

Make a Fake Beard
Cut your beard along the top, and behind the hair along the bottom. Rain Blanken

Cut the front of your baggie away from the unused side. You can save that for more mustache and beardy fun. Flip the side over that you have glued hair to. You should be able to see your stencil now. Cut out your beard along the top. On the sides and bottom, cut only the baggie so that the extra hair is hanging. You can trim these hairs as you like.

Use 'spirit gum' to adhere the beard to your face. Spirit gum is sold with fake eyelashes, and can easily be found in a costume shop or department store during the Halloween season. Since we used a baggie, it will peel up easily when you're done with your disguise.

Make a mustache to accompany your chin patch, or try making a yarn wig for a complete disguise.

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