How realistic do fake beards look?
March 7, 2009 9:43 PM Subscribe
Is it worth buying a fake beard?
posted by emperor.seamus to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm biologically Female, and largely identify as such. However for as long as I can remember I've felt like there's a masculine, or male identity which I also identify with. I'm not transgendered, definitely not interested in getting a sex change, but I have casually cross-dressed on and off since I was a teenager and recently have started looking into drag kinging.
I've drawn on facial hair in the past, but I'm quite feminine faced, and (as I'm sure you can imagine) the results are less than convincing, and while I'm aware of other kings who trim hair and apply their own, I'm pretty clumsy with my hands and epically lazy. So I was looking into human hair artificial beards which are held on by spirit gum or tape, and while some of them look quite good and they aren't all too expensive, it's hard to find photographs of the ones I'm interested in being modeled, or testimonials of whether they're worth the money or just look silly when worn.
Does anyone have any experience with this area? Not neccesarily the drag kinging, but the fake beards.