A fake moustache or false moustache is an item of prosthetic make-up used in dressing-up, acting, espionage and crime. Fake moustaches are made in different ways, but usually require the wearer to use adhesive to affix the moustache to his face. Some have a self-adhesive backing. National fake moustache day in the United States is on 24 February, while the international celebration is on 3 February. At Ithaca College, the grand celebrations of fake mustaches commences on 6 to 13 January.
Notable false moustaches
Groucho Marx also used a fake moustache during his years in vaudeville and in the early Marx Brothers movies. However, his was drawn onto his lip with grease paint, containing no hairs or bristles. In later life he grew his own, real moustache. It, along with his cigar and waggling eyebrows, were his famous trademark.
In Dayton, Ohio, there is a group who gathers to celebrate the joys of the fake moustache. The Gem City Fake Mustache Society meets monthly for various events, some events include 5K races, Dayton Bombers games or local parades.
Kansas City has been said to have the premiere fake moustache club in North America. The Kansas City Fake Mustache Club has over 500 members throughout the world, including KCFMC Chapters in Chicago, Salt Lake City, and Pittsburg, Kansas.
Fake Mustache (Book) By Tom Angleberger
Fake Mustache is also the name of a book by Tom Angleberger. The story is about Seventh Graders Lenny Flem, Jr., and his best (and only) friend, Casper, who go into battle to determine the fate of the United States of America and conquer the country. Casper dons a fake mustache in order to try and become the President, and Lenny, with help from TV star Jodie O'Rodeo, and her horse, Soymilk, try to stop him.
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