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What Are the Pros and Cons of Growing a Funny Mustache?

Lori Kilchermann
Lori Kilchermann

There are several pros and cons to growing a funny mustache. Being the focus of attention as well as the object of people's attention can often be viewed as a pro as well as a con. A pro in many instances is the fact that a funny mustache can be a great ice breaker when among strangers. Cons can range from getting laughed at to getting the funny mustache full of food as it is being eaten. Other cons focus on the maintenance of an unusual mustache: trimming, combing and washing are all required processes of mustache upkeep.

Some people attempt to grow a funny mustache in order to win a contest or to complete a certain look for a part in a play. Others grow the facial hair to win a bet or to imitate a historical figure; however, most people that grow a funny mustache do so to add a sense of individuality to their persona, which is always a plus. Typically, people who choose to sport an amusing mustache are individuals who have a fantastic sense of self and are not inhibited in the least. Having the courage to stand out in a crowd is a pro to having the mustache; the owner of a fun-styled mustache will seldom shirk the opportunity to become the focus of any event.

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Certain professions prevent the wearing of a funny mustache. Professions where growing a fun mustache could be a con include medicine, law and law enforcement. Conversely, a children's teacher, a mechanic or a detective may look right in place with the fun facial hair, adding to the persona of their profession. Some professionals choose to grow a large mustache with the feeling that the growth will make them appear more wise and intellectual. A pro in this is that some people may listen more intently to a person they perceive as more knowledgeable than others.

Growing a funny mustache could be a pro for someone who shows animals. Giving a lasting impression may aid the handler in keeping him and his animal in the minds of the judges. Cons to growing a funny mustache are accidentally cutting part of it off while shaving, having to pay more for a haircut and mustache trim and creating the wrong first impression when meeting a prospective employer for the first time.

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@Ana1234 - People grow mustaches for all kinds of reasons. I know my dad did it because he had a scar on his upper lip that he preferred to hide. And some people do it for those really extravagant mustache competitions they hold in Europe.

If you ever want to cheer yourself up then look up pictures of some of those entrants. They are supposed to be as creative as possible with their facial hair and they really go all out.


@MrsPramm - Well, I mean, you could just want to grow a mustache anyway and then trim it into a funny shape. There's a guy I see all the time in my town who has a very interesting mustache that has been waxed so that it curls at the ends.

And I've seen other people with mustaches that have been trimmed into specific shapes, like the Batman symbol.

I don't think it has to be about self esteem if the guy is really just doing it because it would amuse him. If he's hoping to make himself unique and that's his only way of doing it, it's a little bit sad, but some of my guy friends have definitely experimented with facial hair because they thought it was hilarious to live up to the stereotype of scruffy students.


I think if you just want to get an occasional laugh, you can just go with a fake mustache instead of growing one. Fake mustaches have become somewhat iconic these days, so there are plenty of choices including a mustache on a stick or ones that you can glue onto your face.

You can even get one that looks like a real one, but which you can take off at the end of the day. I guess I feel like nobody should change their appearance just to get laughs. It seems like the kind of thing that might spring from low self esteem, since you're choosing to focus so strongly on a part of your body like that. And it's not really funny once you actually grow it. You just become the guy with the creepy mustache.

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