Introduction: Giant Moustache Stick-em's

Moustaches are pretty funny already but giant moustaches are even better, especially places they don't belong. I took some discount fabric and discarded cardboard to make giant moustache stick-em's, moustaches that can be attached anywhere, instantly transforming anything into instant moustache awesomeness!

I made a few really big moustaches to go on large billboards and advertisements around town, then made smaller ones from the scraps to go on smaller signs found at bus stops and malls.

Enough talk, let's moustache!

Step 1: Tools + Materials

Materials for this project are easily obtained and inexpensive:
  • brown or black fabric
  • cardboard
  • rubber cement
  • duct tape
  • marker
  • scissors
I found this fabric in the clearance section of my local fabric retailer,  I got 1m for $5.00. All the cardboard I found in dumpsters near where I planned to do my moustache-bombing. I spent about an hour over breakfast making a whole pile of moustaches, large and small.

Step 2: Make Moustaches

To make these stick-em's I cut the cardboard into rough rectangular shapes, then drew on moustache shapes.

Smear paste on opposite side of cardboard with moustache outline, then drape fabric over paste and let dry. If you apply a thin coat of cement it should take less than 3 minutes to dry, then cut out moustache shape along the outline drawn earlier.

Repeat for as many moustaches as you like (hint: more is always better).

Step 3: Indiscriminately 'stache

With a bag full of assorted moustaches styles and shapes I was ready to hit the town and use up all my moustache stick-em's. I used rubber cement and tape to stick these mondo moustaches on any face I could find.

My travels took me all over the city, no one was safe from a random moustaching.
  • Starbizzle - 'stache'd!
  • Chinatown gateway lion - 'stache'd!
  • Mall signage - 'stache'd!
  • Real Estate Agent - 'stache'd!
  • Metro advertizements - 'stache'd!
  • Military pilot gear display figure - 'stache'd!
  • High end menswear mannequin - 'stache'd!

Step 4: Continue Moustaching

  • Oh yeah, I also moustache'd a giant Simon Cowell. Take that!
  • I found a beautiful spray paint mural outside a Japanese restaurant, so I obviously 'stache'd it.
  • Even a billboard model for a fashion store was powerless to stop a moustaching.

The moustache wants what the moustache wants; and the moustache wants to be all up in your face.

Step 5: In Closing

Whether large or small, bushy or sculpted, real or faux, applying moustaches to things is pretty fun.
I left behind me a wake of newly sprouted moustaches and a trail of confused onlookers. I even had few compliments about my own rakish moustache which I grew just to undertake this silly project; always a plus.

Did you apply moustache stick-em's somewhere funny? Share your version in the comments below and win a digital patch and a 3-month Pro Membership to!

Remember: With great moustache comes great responsibility!
Happy 'staching!


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Mythbuster Kid made it! (author)2012-12-18

It is cool and all, but isn't this illegal?

mettaurlover made it! (author)mettaurlover2012-12-19

It's not vandalism if it doesn't damage property... And this is non-damaging unless you use epoxy to apply them.

Mythbuster Kid made it! (author)Mythbuster Kid2012-12-20

Okay. Sweet. Now to just find a bill board my mom will let me climb on to.....

jawasan made it! (author)2012-11-21

The Banksy of "staches! lol That billboard stache' set's it off!!

kewpiedoll99 made it! (author)2011-09-11

Did you skip the step where you say what you stick them on with? I assume the duct tape, though it would be helpful to spell it out.

mikeasaurus made it! (author)mikeasaurus2011-09-11

yup, Step 3: "Rubber cement and tape was used to stick these mondo moustaches."
I've edited it to make it clearer, thanks!

TN777 made it! (author)TN7772012-02-26

Neat! Hope you can get them off =)

paperboy_825 made it! (author)2011-09-29

wait? how do u make them stick?

Pfarmkid made it! (author)Pfarmkid2011-10-07

or duct tape

flyingfox567 made it! (author)flyingfox5672011-10-05

he used rubber cement and tape to stick them to stuff. personally i like rubber cement for paper stuff(such as billboards) and tape fer just about anything else.

SHIFT! made it! (author)2011-09-12

Holy frridgin crabs, this awesome project just became more awesome!

ataylor5 made it! (author)2011-09-11

Gee officer, I was just trying ti make him look cool.

beth3773 made it! (author)2011-09-11

Hysterical! Thanks for the belly laughs!

mauriciomunuera made it! (author)2011-09-11

LOVE IT! It's like an "instant Tom Selleck".
You, sir, deserve the Golden-Moustache-Comb award.

Farrelbark made it! (author)2011-09-11


bond20087 made it! (author)2011-09-11


pcgirl made it! (author)2011-09-11

LOL Love it. :)

splazem made it! (author)2011-09-11

This is hilarious!

esker12 made it! (author)2011-09-09

so which one is the mannequin? Seriously this is moustachificul! (okay I know that is not a real word). Good work though.

monsterlego made it! (author)2011-09-08

I once was boring... than i got a mustache. :3

ilpug made it! (author)2011-09-08

I MUST DO THIS!! I will!

sunshiine made it! (author)2011-09-07

Your character is shining through! This is funny! Thanks for sharing!

ChrysN made it! (author)2011-09-07


instruct39 made it! (author)2011-09-07

cool! the simon moustache could've been more detailed, but it still lokks awesome otherwise

PenfoldPlant made it! (author)2011-09-07

Who is that moustached man?? We'll never know. All we can say for certain is that he's rather awesome.

Jayefuu made it! (author)2011-09-07

Good effort! extra points for getting Cowell and bonus points for taking the effort to make gifs!

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