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Homemade Albert Einstein Costume

Updated February 21, 2017

Albert Einstein is one of the most famous scientists of the modern age. His theories have revolutionised the way that space, time and physics are perceived. He also had a very recognisable appearance because of his wild hair and thick moustache. An Albert Einstein costume is an easy one to make, mostly out of clothes you can find at home or at a thrift store.

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  1. Put on a rumpled pair of slacks and a sweater. If you want, you can also add a white lab coat over the sweater.

  2. Put on a wild white-grey wig. There are many specific Einstein wigs available for purchase, but as long as the hair is the right colour and slightly shaggy, any wig will work.

  3. Apply a coat of spirit gum adhesive to your upper lip. Follow the directions on the product for application.

  4. Tap the spirit gum with your finger until it gets tacky.

  5. Press a fake moustache into the spirit gum to adhere it. The moustache should be bushy and white-grey in colour.

  6. Tip

    Speak with a German accent to finish your character. Keep the bottle of spirit gum in your pocket. The moustache will occasionally come loose and need to be reattached. Remove the spirit gum with rubbing alcohol.

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Things You'll Need

  • Slacks and sweater
  • Lab coat (optional)
  • Wig
  • Spirit gum adhesive
  • Fake moustache

About the Author

Alex Smith began writing in 2006 and brings a combination of education and humor to various websites. He holds a Master of Arts in theater and works as a professional makeup and special-effects artist.

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