The Fake Mustache Trend

 

About five years ago, a female roommate of mine got a mustache tattooed on her pointer finger.

I thought her decision was the height of ridiculousness yet couldn’t help giggling every time she held her finger under her nose horizontally, with the tattoo parallel to her upper lip.

Around the same time, a local organization was founded for lovers of faux facial hair. On a regular basis, members of the Kansas City Fake Mustache Club would gather at a designated bar or restaurant and stick felt or fur ‘staches on their faces. There was an even an official hotline.

The mustache love wasn’t isolated to Kansas City. Hipsters in New York and other cities shared the excitement with mustache clubs, parties and all styles of homemade and store-bought ‘staches.

Over time, mustache love has evolved and gone mainstream. People put ‘staches on everything – t-shirts, coffee mugs, buses, even babies and dogs.

When will it all stop? Who knows.

Since this is Movember, the month when people are encouraged to sport (real or fake) mustaches to help raise awareness about prostate and testicular cancers, why not embrace the trend?

Businesses can get in on the mustache fun by throwing a fake mustache party. For employees, this could be a fun teambuilding activity. A fake mustache event for customers could provide a memorable and enjoyable brand experience.

Great party favors for an event like this include: mustache temporary tattoos, beardhats, fake mustache straws and drink accessories and anything else mustachioed you can think of (bags, bandanas, pens, etc.).

Hold a competition for the best mustache and stick a fake ‘stache on a few high value prizes like tech accessories or luggage.

Don’t have time this month for a mustache promotion? Start planning now for the next mustache holiday.

February 3 is Fake Mustache Day. 

Want to win supplies for your own fake mustache party?
You can!

Follow the directions in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a grab bag of fun mustache products to share with friends and colleagues.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Crystal Wiebe's picture
Crystal Wiebe

Crystal Wiebe composes internal, advertising, marketing and social copy for Staples Promotional Products. Her favorite promotional products are plant growing kits and anything her dog can wear. She also blogs at WaywardDogs.com.

 


Comments

Comments: 
I have indeed attended a moustache party!
Comments: 
They are so much fun!!!!
Comments: 

My wife is currently obsessed with (fake) mustaches.

The rise in awareness level is wonderful; the cause is supported wonderfully and people really get into it.

Comments: 

I have not been to a mustache party before, but I would love to throw one or attend one!

Comments: 

this is fun

Comments: 

Hey,,,, it sounds interesting..

Comments: 

would love to win throwing a party soon these would be a rare hoot 

Comments: 

I've never been

Comments: 

I haven't but would love to! What a great idea!

Comments: 

no i havent attend one

 

Comments: 

Just to clarify, Movember is about real men growing real moustache, to spark real conversations about men's health.  Fake Mo's are No No's for men this month.  

Comments: 

Good point, Andy. We definitely don't want to take away from the real reason behind Movember. However, the fake mustaches could be used by women to spark conversations about men's health.

Comments: 

No, I didn't even know about the mustaches until recent..and for the longest time my hubs had what I like to call a 'chin puke' haha and I made him shave it off...but I love how men are growing mustaches for such an important cause..prostate cancer..cancer of any kind is no joke..but involving people this way its all around a win/win

Comments: 

No, I never have, but my granddaughters would love to go to one.They love the moustache craze.

Comments: 

Nope, but I wanna...

Comments: 

No, but it sounds fun!

Comments: 

Thanks for the opportunity!

 

Comments: 

No, but it sounds interesting!

Comments: 

i have not, but it seems like it would be fun

Comments: 

I haven't :((( but I would love to go to one!

Comments: 

no i have not

Comments: 

No, but it looks like a lot of fun!

Comments: 

No I haven't, but it sounds like a lot of fun!  I LOVE me a goo stache' :)

Comments: 

I have never attended a fake mustache party. I do believe I would look absolutely dashing with a stache.

Comments: 

all smiles and laughs at a mustache party!!

Comments: 

Not Yet!

Comments: 

No never even heard of one before

Comments: 

No, but I would love to attend a moustache party! Sounds fun! :)

Comments: 

I have never attended a Mustache party!

Comments: 

not yet, but I'd like to!

Comments: 

No, but it sounds like a fund idea

Comments: 

never have!

Comments: 

NO, but it sounds interesting.

Comments: 

Yes it was a blast!

Comments: 

Not yet, but this is awesome! My hubby just bought me a mustache mug for my birthday....I love it!

Comments: 

No, but I would LOVE to do!!

 

Thanks!

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Comments: 

ok these are crazy but I know the kids would love em! heck...so would I

Comments: 

No I have not...ty

Comments: 

I have been to a bunch of fake moustache parties! They are so much fun! I love this trend and this would be great to win!

Comments: 

Nope

Comments: 

Yes, I have.  Fake and real moustaches.  A group of guys at the office are really into the "stache" thing!  i would give the price to them!

Comments: 

Too cute not to have!!

Comments: 

I have not been to one but I think it would be fun to go 

Comments: 

No but id like to have a mustache party!

Comments: 

No I have not.

Comments: 

I have never attended one

Comments: 

in the early 80's!

Comments: 

cant say I ever did!

Comments: 

love love love

Add new comment