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14 May 2014 - 21:17113418
Beard help
So, I'm trying to source a fake beard for my next cosplay.

http://eugor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/castlevania-lords-of-shadow-2-dracula.jpg

The closest match would be a goatee.
Unfortunately, none of the prosthetic beards I've scoured have been a match and I'm not sure where I could get my hands on some real-ish hair that would suit.
If anyone has any ideas, I'd be most grateful.


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14 May 2014 - 21:28113419
Ive had a similar problem to this except I need to make a fake and it needs to be seafoam green...
In a search for tutorials I came across one that uses wig cuttings or weft cuttings and a sandwich bag of all things!
Split the bag in half and cut what you need to shape wise. Then using PVA glue attach loose wefts over the glued areas and arrange the way facial hair grows.
Next from from trim! Use a razor after trimming with scissors to get the length and consistency. Then you can attach the bag to your face with prosaid and line the bag edges with a little liquid latex and blend using foundation and make up.
Failing that you can use a particular kind of wool that can be separated and used with just a few applications of prosaid. I forget what its called but search beard wool and you can go from there.
Hope this helps!


14 May 2014 - 23:01113423
Quote neomogrox:
Failing that you can use a particular kind of wool that can be separated and used with just a few applications of prosaid. I forget what its called but search beard wool and you can go from there.
Hope this helps!


The wool you're thinking of is crepe wool, and it was what I was going to recommend using. It comes in a twisted roll, like a tight braid that you work loose and then cut to length then glue on, its the proper stuff that special effects people use I believe. There's loads of tutorials on how to use it on YouTube.


14 May 2014 - 23:45113426
Quote Kata-san:
Quote neomogrox:
Failing that you can use a particular kind of wool that can be separated and used with just a few applications of prosaid. I forget what its called but search beard wool and you can go from there.
Hope this helps!


The wool you're thinking of is crepe wool, and it was what I was going to recommend using. It comes in a twisted roll, like a tight braid that you work loose and then cut to length then glue on, its the proper stuff that special effects people use I believe. There's loads of tutorials on how to use it on YouTube.


That's the badger! A few friends of mine have used it and I've had a play with the stuff. Well worth it!


14 May 2014 - 23:58113429
http://www.maskworld.com/english/products/beards/--/real-hair-moustaches-chin-full-beards--400


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15 May 2014 - 08:49113438
Alright, so I need to order some crepe hair, sandwich bags and glue. Shouldn't be too much trouble.
Can spirit gum be used to apply/remove? I'd need to use it for about 25 hours altogether over a weekend.


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15 May 2014 - 10:09113439
Spirit gum or prosaid. You can order the latter I think still from Coscraft and it holds for ages!


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