Ninah and Phoebe Waters of Lismore show off the moustaches they created with Jesse Mackintosh at the ConArtists market at the Conservatorium of Music in Lismore.
Ninah and Phoebe Waters of Lismore show off the moustaches they created with Jesse Mackintosh at the ConArtists market at the Conservatorium of Music in Lismore. Marc Stapelberg

A mo makes a man

MARKET-goers channelled their inner Burt Reynolds and Salvador Dali on the weekend as part of the Lismore ConArtist market's moustache-making workshop.

The workshop was held to coincide with the national Movember campaign which raises funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men.

Participants shave their faces clean for the start of Movember, then are sponsored to grow moustaches this month.

However, for those either unwilling, or unable, to grow a mo, organisers of the ConArtists market stepped in.

ConArtists organiser, Jesse Mackintosh held a DIY mo-making workshop on Saturday, with a gold coin fee to raise money for Movember.

Using scissors, fabric and cardboard, people of all ages created their own moustache in every variation from handlebars to Colonel Sanders style to support Movember.

"I normally have a beard, but I shaved it off for the month," Mr Mackintosh said - sporting his own mo plus one of the cardboard versions made at the workshop.

"Mos are fun and there's endless variations," he said.

The workshop is not the first run at the ConArtist markets.

"We run a workshop at the markets each month. We've done workshops making 'zines and badges.

"It keeps people interacting with the market and fosters ideas and a love for craft."

The Movember website is http://au.movember.com

 

 



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