How to Make a Dwarf Beard

Dwarfs in fiction usually have long beards. Make an inexpensive and easy costume bread from faux fur. Finish the costume with pants and a tunic in earth colors, for work or adventuring; or jewel-tone colors, for a formal occasion. A wide leather belt with a pick ax tucked in it is a good accessory for a working dwarf. Accessorize a formal costume with a jeweled belt and an amulet on a heavy golden chain.

Things You'll Need

  • Faux fur

  • Ruler

  • Pen

  • 1/2-inch elastic

  • Pins

  • Sewing machine or needle and thread

  • Hair gel

Step 1

Draw an 8-inch-by-24-inch rectangle on the back of a piece of faux fur. Round the corners of the rectangle to make an oval.

Step 2

Cut out the oval on the fabric. Cut only the fabric, be careful not to cut the fur.

Step 3

Lay the oval fur side down on a flat surface so that one of the short sides is closest to you. Draw a 1-inch-by-2-inch oval mouth hole 1 inch below the top of the oval.

Step 4

Cut out the mouth hole, again being careful not to cut the fur.

Step 5

Pin a 12-inch piece of 1/2-inch elastic to the beard to make a strap. The ends of the elastic should be even with the mouth hole.

Step 6

Try on the beard and tighten the elastic by moving the pin in the elastic until the beard feels secure. Sew the elastic in place.

Step 7

Part the hair above the mouth hole to make a mustache. Comb the hair of the mustache to the sides. Hold the mustache in place with a little hair gel. Brush the hair below the mouth hole down.