Dwarven Beard

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Introduction: Dwarven Beard

Hi!

Today I'm gonna show you, how to make a real looking beard.
I made them for a biggest larp battle in Czech Republic called Battle of five armies which is inspired by Hobbit (the book, not the movie!) 

You will need:

- oakum
- fabrics
- rubber band
- thread and needle, scissors
- paper and pencil

optional:
- jewelry
- batik colors, hair colors

STEPS:

1) Make a template from a paper according to your face and chin. Then cut it and try to put it on your face, so you can adjust it. After that copy the pattern to the fabric and cut it out. Cut the mouth hole in half and then fold the fabric and glue it. It will reinforce the base. After that sew the pocket for the chin.

2) Then just sew stripes of oakum onto it. There isn't much to say, look at the photos and you'll get it. Sew the moustache part horizontaly, not verticaly as the rest of beard! After that just attach a rubber band.

3) Now you are almost done! You can also dye beard so they would match to your hair color or you can simply hide them under some hat (or, as in my case, under the helmet). In the end just make some pigtails and/or add some jewelry and proudly wear them! :D

I hope you like this instructable and I'll be glad for any comments!

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you have my sword

and you have my bow

and my beard!

And my hedgetrimmer :-)

so i ordered some oakum and i did not know it was trated with oil. do i just wash it out or do i need to find some untreated oakum?

I am dying the oakum in cooked elderberry water mixture - hopefully it will dry without getting to thick .I am trying with batik colors too - when ready i show the results.

Hey, I just bought some hemp. Is there anything you can do about the smell? Are there any ideas how to dye it (for brown hair color)?

Well...I'm not sure...Just wait until it airs out. (mine smelled really terrible, so I know what you are talking about :D )

And you can try to dye it with batik colors or hair colors ;)

You are talking in past tense. So I hope it will work out. Thanks for your help.

You could also try to wash it ;) but I haven't tried it yet, so I can't really tell if it will help or not :/

I love this. Thank you, wicked cool

Rima