Are into fake beard DIY projects? Or have you ever wondered how to make a fake beard from scratch? I have good news for you.
It’s easy, simple and doesn’t even take that long. In this post we will show you how to make a fake beard DIY.
We will furthermore show you all the materials needed, tools and methods used to make your own fake beard for that special occasion.
Table of Contents
- What is a Fake Beard DIY?
- Different Types of Fake Beards You Can Make
- Yarn Beard
- Fake Beard Using Real Hair
- Make-up Beard
What is a Fake Beard DIY?
A fake beard is a type of accessory used to hide the identity of individuals. They cover the chin and cheek areas of the face and reach till the chest.
Fake beards are made of various materials like cotton, acrylic, polyester and are of various types like staches, beards, mustaches and goatees.
They can be glued or sewn on or can be part of a costume worn for a performance or a play.
Fake beards are normally made for plays, performances or events like Halloween and are easy to apply and remove.
Different Types of Fake Beards You Can Make
Hats off to the beard trend, beards are amazing and here to stay. But if you can’t grow a beard fast and need it we got you covered.
Whether you need the beard for a costume party, a school project, a Halloween costume, Christmas or for easter, here is the deal.
You can make a fake beard at home with some simple materials and tools. The trick is to know the step by step process and follow through.
In this post we go through three ways you can make a beard temporarily. Here we go:
Using real hair or beard
If you’re in need of a fake beard for a costume or theatrical production, making your own can be a fun and cost-effective option.
The beard could be for used as viking, a dwarf or just any character really. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to create a realistic-looking yarn fake beard:
- Glue stick
- Brown or black yarn
- Needle and thread
- Brown or black makeup (optional)
Step by Step How to Make a Fake Beard With Yarn Beard
Step 1: Cut a piece of yarn that is long enough to wrap around your head and hang down to your desired beard length. For a shorter beard, you may only need a few feet of yarn, while a longer beard may require up to 10 feet or more.
Step 2: Tie one end of the yarn to a needle and begin sewing the yarn onto a headband or other flexible base that will fit comfortably around your head.
You can also use a piece of elastic or a headband specifically designed for beards if you prefer. Sew the yarn onto the base in a spiral pattern, starting at the center and working your way outward. This will help the beard lay flat and look more natural.
Step 3: Once you’ve covered the entire base with yarn, use the glue stick to secure any stray pieces of yarn in place. You can also use a small amount of glue to help the yarn adhere to the base if needed.
Step 4: If you want to add some additional realism to your fake beard, you can use makeup to darken the yarn and give it a more natural look.
Simply use a small amount of brown or black makeup (such as eye shadow or bronzer) to lightly dust the yarn. This step is optional, but it can help your fake beard look more believable.
Step 5: Once your fake beard is complete, you can style it as desired using a comb or brush. You can also use a small amount of hair gel or spray to help the beard hold its shape.
Fake Beard Using Real Hair
If you want to create a fake beard that looks as realistic as possible, using real hair or extension hair can be a great option.
While it may take a bit more time and effort to create a fake beard with real hair, the end result can be worth it if you want a beard that looks and feels completely authentic.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make a fake beard with real hair:
- Glue stick
- Brown or black hair extensions (preferably human hair)
- Needle and thread
Step by Step How to Make a Fake Beard with Real Hair
Step 1: Start by cutting the hair extensions into small strands that are about 2-3 inches long. You’ll need a large number of these strands to create a full, thick beard, so it’s a good idea to have plenty of hair extensions on hand.
Step 2: Tie one end of a strand of hair to a needle and begin sewing it onto a headband or other flexible base that will fit comfortably around your head.
You can also use a piece of elastic or a headband. Sew the strand onto the base in a spiral pattern, starting at the center and working your way outward. This will help the beard lay flat and look more natural.
Step 3: Continue sewing the hair strands onto the base until you’ve covered the entire area where you want your beard to be. Make sure to overlap the strands slightly as you go to create a full, thick beard.
Step 4: Once you’ve covered the entire base with hair strands, use the glue stick to secure any stray pieces in place. You can also use a small amount of glue to help the strands adhere to the base if needed.
Step 5: Once your fake beard is complete, you can style it as desired using a comb or brush. You can also use a small amount of beard oil or spray to help the beard hold its shape.
Beard for a costume or theatrical production, using makeup can be a quick and easy option.
While a makeup-based fake beard may not look as realistic as one made with real hair or synthetic materials, it can be a great option if you need a beard in a pinch.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create a fake beard using makeup:
- Brown or black makeup (such as eye shadow, bronzer, or face paint)
- Makeup brush or sponge
- Makeup setting spray (optional)
Step by Step How to Make a Fake Beard With Make-up
Step 1: Start by applying a thin layer of brown or black makeup to your face, starting at your jawline and working your way upward.
You can use a makeup brush or sponge to apply the on the type of makeup you’re using and the level of coverage you want.
Step 2: Use the brush or sponge to blend the makeup outward and upward, creating the appearance of a beard.
Step 3: Continue building up the makeup until you achieve the desired thickness and length of your beard. You may need to apply several layers of makeup to get a full, thick beard.
Step 4: Once you’ve achieved the desired beard shape and length. Then use a makeup brush or sponge to blend the edges of the beard into your skin to create a seamless transition.
You’re probably aware of how popular beard styles are at the moment and how much of a manly look it gives you.
However, if you’ve never grown a beard before and you want something temporary then this ultimate guide could come handy.
We hope that with this knowledge you are able to make yourself a high-quality fake beard.
One that will allow you to have a new look to try out at your next costume party or Halloween event.