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December beard-off! Answered

January 2012
 
Sculpted!
Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun and shared their real and faux beards in the comments below! It was fun to see all the different variations and everyone who posted will be sent out a pack of Sugru! Here's the results of our in-house beard-off:

frenzy went for the Deron Williams fade
kazmataz had the classic milk-moustache 
mikeasaurus and StumpChunkman did mirrored MonkeyTail's 
lamedust went all out with the technicolour rainbow

Way to go everyone!


December, 2011
November saw many men grow moustaches in support of prostate cancer awareness. For December a few of us at the lab are going to keep the facial fur tradition alive and attempt a beard-off!

For the next few weeks we're tossing out the razors and documenting the madness! After, we'll sculpt them into weird designs and then post the results and let you decide who you think has the best/worst beard. This beard-off isn't just for the gentlemen either, the ladies of Instructables have also volunteered to participate with faux beards, knitted beards, or anything else!

We're starting with how we look now, then updating later in the month with how our beards are progressing, then how they look sculpted in a ridiculous way.
Here are the Instructables staff participating:
Participant  |
Start (December-Beginning)
|   Beardy  (December-End)   |
   Sculpted (January 2012)    
frenzy
kazmataz
N/A
mikeasaurus
StumpChunkman
lamedust
X

Members can join in the fun by posting pictures of their crazy beards in the comments below. Every member who posts a picture of their beard (real or fake) will be sent out a single Sugru pack and an Instructables sticker! Hurry, these things are itchy and are going to be shaved by January 2012!

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BLUEBLOBS2

7 years ago

Where I'm from, we call it Decembeard. Weird name, right?
-BLUEBLOBS2

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demon_dog

7 years ago

I totally wish I would of known about this. I have been pretty proud of the first beard I am growing this year.... Well maybe I can join the festivities in 2012

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bmelton1

7 years ago

https://www.instructables.com/id/Straight-razor-shave-with-no-cuts/

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jessyratfink

7 years ago

some challengers appear:

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DeliciousMystic

7 years ago

almost ready for sculpting... fun fun!

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thanks! I make them from various woods, burn the designs, and finish them with all natural ingredients.. you can't see it in this pic, but these have a couple small copper bands around them as well, and they are tapers about 2" long..

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The RamblerDeliciousMystic

Reply 7 years ago

That's awesome! I've been thinking about doing this myself but haven't tried it yet. My plugs are only #2 gauge so the small size of the work intimidates me a little.

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DeliciousMysticThe Rambler

Reply 7 years ago

I've made them as small as 8's, but I don't recommend that.. too small.. the diameters are really tricky to get right at that size..

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I just realized.. how do I set up my address so the 'ibles people can send me my sticker and sugru?..

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The Rambler

7 years ago

Anything I do looks faint in my blonde beard, but I gave myself some stripes!

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shadowfeet

7 years ago

Here is my fake facial fuzz!! (and glasses)

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bbrown11

7 years ago

Did somebody say beard?

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sokamiwohali

8 years ago

Sweet...how do i get on board?

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sokamiwohalimikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

cool, heres my pic!! i dont have a before pic so this is me now. sorry for the poor quality of the picture. the wife n i couldnt find our good camera so i had to take a pic with the good ol webcam.

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sokamiwohalisokamiwohali

Reply 7 years ago

ok...here i am with an update...my beard was 1/2" in the picture above...now its 1"

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sokamiwohalisokamiwohali

Reply 7 years ago

Here is my final pic of my beard. its now 1.5" its the longest i have ever grown my beard out. Sorry for the crappy picture. it was the best i could get.

May i request some sugru plz?

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Yoshi cat

7 years ago

Here is my cotton beard...

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TheMadTinker

7 years ago

This guy! One wonders if stormtroopers are allowed to grow beards?

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MaryT8M

7 years ago

It's winter in Florida too, so time to grow the beard!

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Ez-Kabob

7 years ago

I have created a fabulously colourful and patterned beard.

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VHIT1717

7 years ago

Classic Whip Cream beard, since you know i couldn't grow my own...

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offtandiscord

7 years ago

this was my mo-vember re-gression that took place november 1st!

it's slightly more like the first panel again now, thank god!

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MomDuck

7 years ago

I tried to grow a beard for almost the whole month of December. Nothing. So, my son made this for me.

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ElvenChild

7 years ago

I went for a light blue (I could not find the dark blue) beard with a duct tape like texture...

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OakhillDesignCo

7 years ago

Nothing too crazy...just a low pro sculpt.

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fireworks4fun

7 years ago

I think I have a good base for sculpting, just not sure which direction to go

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jimmyjam63

7 years ago

I hope this works as a good before and after!

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PerfectPantaloons

7 years ago

Well, here we go, it took me all of 3 seconds to grown it

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PerfectPantaloons

7 years ago

So i just post a picture and i automatically win stuff?

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TheBaldFish

7 years ago

Weak. I just trimmed it back. I knew I should have taken photos before I did. It was a beauty...

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lemonie

7 years ago

It's short.

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sunshiine

7 years ago

May I enter my son? He sent me his pic. By the way I appreciated seeing you guys post some things about who you are! I enjoyed reading about all of you. I am wondering if you all are having as much fun as the pictures show?
Sunshiine

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mikeasaurussunshiine

Reply 7 years ago

Of course you can enter your son's picture (provided you have his permission). We all totally have as much fun as the pictures show, possibly more.

Stay tuned, we have updated beard pictures coming soon!

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sunshiinemikeasaurus

Reply 7 years ago

Awesome! Now if I can figure out how to upload my little darlings face. I asked him to sign up for Instructables but knowing him . .  he will pass . . . but at least he honored his mom by allowing me to post his pretty little picture. He even sent me the shot taken from his phone.Thanks for making this fun!  AND I am wiggling and squiggling for Sugru! Sunshiine 

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sunshiinemikeasaurus

Reply 7 years ago

Awesome! Now if I can figure out how to upload my little darlings face. I asked him to sign up for Instructables but knowing him . .  he will pass . . . but at least he honored his mom by allowing me to post his pretty little picture. He even sent me the shot taken from his phone.Thanks for making this fun!  AND I am wiggling and squiggling for Sugru! Sunshiine 

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Greasetattoo

7 years ago

Hey Guys...

Here is mine beard...
Happy Holidays!

Sugru, Sugru!

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MissouriVillian

7 years ago

With and without the beard. Forgive the white, they were crummily cropped.

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sherrycayheyhey

7 years ago

A little scary but this lovely beard is homemade butterscotch cotton candy.

Can I request some blue Sugru please? :)


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magno_23

7 years ago

i didn't knew about this, i just shaved today.

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nnygamer

8 years ago

I'm not shaving anything into my beard, it's cold here and I need the insulation!

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pfred2

7 years ago

December is a terrible time to shave off a beard. Enjoy the extra insulation!

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sunshiine

7 years ago

This is going to be fun to keep track of. May the best beard win!