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29 Apr 2010 - 09:2430868
Realistic facial hair?
I'm currently looking for a good lace moustache/beard but I'm having a lot of trouble tracking a good one down.

I normally apply hair to my face with prosaide, but I found out that with smaller moustaches this doesn't work as well as small hairs escape into my nose.

So far the only site I've found that does the style I'm after is this one here: Maskworld

That's the style I'm looking for, but it's real human hair which squicks me out, and it's £45 with shipping. I'm willing to pay that amount, but I don't want real human.

If anyone has any links I would appreciate it.

-Tab


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29 Apr 2010 - 10:0230869
Hmm... don't know how much help this is, but it seems there's a Japanese company called Propia that does natural-looking but synthetic facial hair kits. I haven't had much luck turning up any non-Japanese sellers that have any in stock unfortunately, but that is out there.


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29 Apr 2010 - 12:2030874
Hm. All the sites I usually recommend are real human hair, although they do come cheaper than the one you've found (Dauphines is my favourite). They can be trimmed down into different shapes so you don't always have to find one that's an exact match.

If you really can't bear the thought of using real hair, the only think I can think of to suggest is to possibly try making your own - the process is similar to making a lace front for a wig, and I'm sure there are tutorials out there. Or you could try what Sands did and make a prosthetic piece using liquid latex and attaching the crepe hair to that (she used human hair but there's no reason crepe wouldn't work). You'll need to use flesh-coloured liquid latex, ideally.


29 Apr 2010 - 15:4830878
Quote Odangochan:

Dauphines


i racked my brain for hours trying to remember that place when tab first asked me. i thought it was in my big handbook of cleverness but it wasn't, and PC failiure lost all my bookmarks.


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29 Apr 2010 - 16:0530880
Quote Odangochan:
Hm. All the sites I usually recommend are real human hair, although they do come cheaper than the one you've found (Dauphines is my favourite). They can be trimmed down into different shapes so you don't always have to find one that's an exact match.

If you really can't bear the thought of using real hair, the only think I can think of to suggest is to possibly try making your own - the process is similar to making a lace front for a wig, and I'm sure there are tutorials out there. Or you could try what Sands did and make a prosthetic piece using liquid latex and attaching the crepe hair to that (she used human hair but there's no reason crepe wouldn't work). You'll need to use flesh-coloured liquid latex, ideally.


That's what I normally do, but I found the hair goes all in my nose making me like "ARRRRRGGGG"

The website you linked looks good, I'll have a good nose about.

-Tab


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29 Apr 2010 - 17:1530887
Sadly all the places I've used have been for human hair pieces too - Dauphines is the best <3 whilst eBay.COM offers a few good bargains every so often with leftover theatre stock.

Maybe worth phoning Charles Fox theatrical makeup supplies to ask if they know of any companies that make synthetic pieces, or like Odango says, lace and darning needle time it is!


04 Feb 2013 - 22:0096890
Im going down this route of home made prosthetic for my Blackadder cosplay - Tab what do you mean the hair keeps going up your nose? are the fibres coming unstuck from the latex and coming loose??


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