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Giant Mustache Halloween Costume

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Comment by Jen on November 2, 2011 at 12:29am
HA! - what a beaut! How did you make it?
Comment by Nora Ziel on November 2, 2011 at 3:15am

Nothing brightens up a morning like a giant mustache :-D

Great costume, now you need to meet Adey in her monster lip dress...

Comment by Cathe on November 2, 2011 at 6:41am
Fabulous!
Comment by Judy Roberson on November 2, 2011 at 3:21pm
Wow.. I know this took a lot of thought.. What a great idea.
Comment by Marcelline on November 4, 2011 at 8:17am

Thank you ladies! 

 

Jen, I took a large piece of cardboard and drew what looked to be a mustache on it and went from there. I used it as a template/pattern for the faux fur as well as to keep the 'stache rigid and together. I made the costume much like a skirt, there is a zipper in the back and you  can just step into it. I also cut out two triangles of felt  and attached to the top and then stuffed it with newspaper to make the mustache a little more three dimensional. Of course, the suspenders were necessary, I don't think anyone would be able to keep that huge thing up on it's own. It was definitely a hit and I'm glad that I chose this for my Halloween costume this year. :)

Comment by Tia Carlson on October 3, 2012 at 8:10pm
Hi, I don't know if you'll see this post because its such an old photo, but I was looking for a Halloween costume and saw this and was wondering if u could go into more detail about how you made it, for example, did u keep the cardboard with the costume and put the fur on top of it by sewing or did u just get rid of the cardboard after the design was cut out?!? I really need to get started on my Halloween costume and thought this was an AMAZING IDEA!!! Please help me whenever you can!! Thanks :)
Comment by Marcelline on October 10, 2012 at 10:58pm

Hi Tia! Thanks for the message. I haven't had the time that I used to have to sew anymore, so I haven't been on here in a very long while. So I apologize for the delayed response. I will be happy to answer your questions. I did use the cardboard as part of the costume. I just put it in the front of the mustache and stuffed newspapers in behind it to keep it secured. It was a really easy costume to make and I actually made one for my friend as well. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

Comment by Tia Carlson on October 15, 2012 at 4:36pm
Okay, I'm kind of confused, so I'm going to type this step by step and see if I'm doing it right. Step 1: cut out mustache out of giant piece of cardboard. (by the way where did you get a piece of cardboard big enough?!?) step 2: sew fabric to cardboard. Step 3: sew both mustaches together leaving space for newspaper, then stuff with newspaper... I wasn't sure how you did the zipper, and how long was ur mustache? Thanks, Tia
Comment by Marcelline on October 17, 2012 at 8:14pm

Hi Tia!

I did not sew the cardboard into the costume. I inserted it in against the front fabric to give the whole mustache rigidity. I wouldn't put any cardboard in the back of the mustache as it will make it even more difficult for you to move around. I think my dad just had the cardboard laying around from a new appliance that he had just bought. If you know someone that has bought a new wide screen TV, I'm sure you could take the box of off their hands!

I actually did not sew the two pieces directly together. There are wedges of brown felt that I used to make the mustache fit around my not so two-dimensional waist.

Lastly, the zipper was inserted in the back as if the costume were a skirt. 

I will try to pull it out and take some pictures for you. This costume shouldn't take you more than 2 hours to make if you know how to sew, it was super easy!

Thank you!

Marcy

Comment by Tia Carlson on October 18, 2012 at 1:49pm
Okay, thanks!! So I just put the front piece of cardboard In it? And do I sew the bottom together, or what do I do with that?

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