Dating back to 300 BC, the mustache has long been a force to be reckoned with. In honor of Movember, we are highlighting some of the more memorable and downright fabulous examples of the 'stache from history and popular culture. Which cookie duster is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below, and have an outrageous Movember!
Happy Movember! November is known as "mustache season," as men grow out their 'staches to raise awareness about men's health issues and support prostate cancer research. So in honor of the month of scruff, we're checking out some of our favorite facially hairy celebrity eye candy. But while we love a good mustache, they aren't for everyone. So weigh in: are these famous fellas your mustache crush or just mustache meh?
Jessica of Quilted Polka Dot, a mom of two and awesome Etsy shop owner, created this adorable mustache-themed baby shower for a client who wanted a mix of the fun mustache trend with a dash of vintage. By mixing in some hard edges (corrugated cardboard as a table runner, wooden crates) with the softness of ruffles, lace, fabric, and poms, Jessica created a truly unique event that could work equally well as a birthday party. You can pick up a lot of the whimsical mustache details at her shop, but first check out all the adorable party details.
Source: Quilted Polka Dot
Some days nothing says I love you — or I like you a lot — like a hot cup of coffee or tea. Particularly when that sweet caffeine fix is served in a custom doodled mug. As we prepare for the season of dads and kindergarten grads consider brewing up a simple arts and crafts project aimed at making a favorite teacher — or father's every morning. Younger children may need you to play art director, but if your child is old enough to wield a Sharpie without tattooing himself, he can do this project on his own. Here's a guide to making a goofy personalized mug gift for less than $3!
While most of you said you don't love a man in a mustache, maybe you'll change your mind when you hear the whole Movember movement is for a good cause. The Movember Foundation is a nonprofit that helps raise funds and raise awareness of men's health issues, specifically cancer. Last year, over 255,000 people raised $40 million across the world. Impressed? Check out these photos of guys from Movember's past rocking some pretty impressive 'staches:
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From hats to headbands to rings, retailers can't seem to get enough of offering up mustache-themed accessories. A visit to Fred Flare or Etsy — where you can find the mustache necklace ($10), dangling earrings ($14), and colorful headband ($10) — proves my point. While Magnum, P.I. sure would be proud of this hairy fad, are you ready for the mustache madness to end? Or does this quirky trend provide you with just the perfect amount of kitsch?
In the annals of wacky inventions, few are as simple, or as brilliant, as the humble PhotoPaddle. It's just a hand-mirror-shaped piece of clear plastic with glasses or a mustache drawn on it, but the possibilities for using it are limitless. Putting a mustache on someone or something that doesn't have one is always inexplicably hilarious, and the PhotoPaddle lets you go around doing it discreetly 24/7.
Want your best friend to look like Snively Whiplash from Rocky & Bullwinkle? PhotoPaddle! Think that picture of Marilyn Monroe needs some Lady Gaga sunglasses? PhotoPaddle! I obviously think this thing is funny, but what about you? Is it a cute idea, or am I just being juvenile?
These little delights from Etsy's somethingshidinghere shop have become a cult classic for children and playful adults.
Get crafty and make your own with a chopstick, glue and black pipe cleaners or fake mustache from the dollar store.