Movember Charity T-Shirt Ideas:
You may have noticed that it’s fast approaching that time of the year when we need to add an additional 5 minutes onto our car journeys in the morning because we need to de-ice the car first. It’s also dark when we leave for work in the morning and it’s dark when we arrive home from work, and, for some reason, there’s an increase in the number of men walking around the streets sporting questionable moustaches.
In case you wasn’t sure why they’re doing this it’s because it’s almost officially MOVEMBER SEASON!
That’s right, November is the one time of the year where it’s socially acceptable for men to now only grow moustaches but also feel proud to have one – which is great for those of us who not only have the ability to grow a moustache but also for those of us who secretly like having a caterpillar growing just below our nose.
Don’t fit into either of these categories? Not a problem as you can still show you support for Movember by wearing an epic moustache-tic (see what I did there?) charity T-Shirt.
So, where did Movember begin?
We’ve all had the moments where we’re sharing a pint with our mate(s) and then suddenly, someone comes up with a business venture that can change the world and has the potential to make you the next Alan Sugar, the next Bill Gates or the next Steve Jobs. Sadly, no matter who good the idea might seem at the time, the reality is the only thing you’ll be achieving is recovering from the hangover.
For two friends in Melbourne though, this wasn’t the case. Over a quiet pint in Melbourne, Australia back in 2003 Movember was born. The idea was simple, getting your friends, family and co-workers to sponsor you to grow a moustache for the entire month of November.
In year first year, only 30 people took part in the event but since then, Movember has grown into an internationally recognised event which has raised over £402million and has funded more than 1000 projects which are related to men’s health issues ranging from prostate and testicular cancer through to mental health problems. These figures make Movember one of the most successful charity events in existence.
How can you get involved?
Even though this is an awesome event for an awesome cause, some people can’t imagine growing a handlebar, a Charlie Chaplin or a horseshoe. This might be because you’re a) a woman b) can’t grow a decent enough moustache or c) you’re afraid of having a hairy upper lip but this shouldn’t put you off getting involved in the event.
To ensure that everyone has a chance to get involved, the charity has launched a more inclusive month focused campaign; the Move for Movember challenge. Whether you want to take up a new physical activity, you want to run a marathon, or you simply want to agree to take part in exercise for 30-days – there are plenty of ways that you can get involved and help to raise money for this excellent cause.
Another fantastic way of showing your support for this is by combining your fund-raising efforts with a moustache. Unfortunately, while fake moustaches are fun for the first minute, they do become irritating and annoying and then the novelty wears off. Another way to show your support is to combine your efforts with wearing a moustache-themed T-Shirt and what better moustaches than those that are famous throughout history.
Much like politics, Marmite or your peri-o-meter preference in Nando’s, everyone has their own preference when it comes to deciding what actually is the best moustache style. Throughout history, there has been many-a-celebrity moustache and each of us has our own favourite. While a Salvador Dali is the perfect to show your inner surrealist, sporting a Che Guevara can let everyone know your inner rebellious side.
If you’re struggling for an inspirational T-Shirt to wear this Movember then look no further as the team at Garment Printing have decided to create their own designs which you can use to get inspiration from.
So, without further adieu here’s our 8 designs:
I challenge you to read these five words “I want to break free” without breaking out into song and imagining yourself doing the vacuuming in a skirt. Freddy Mercury and his famous chevron moustache go hand-in-hand and have created an easily recognisable style that has symbolised the late Queen frontman.
The prove it’s immortal status as a legend, in 2009 the ‘Freddy Mercury’ moustache won first place in Britain’s favourite moustache competition.
If you’re a physics fan and you want to feel cool, or if you’re just someone who wants to give the impression that you’re smart, the chances are that somewhere you’ve got an Einstein poster. That poster wouldn’t look the same without Einstein’s legendary moustache.
Many people have said that Einstein made the moustache cool even before it was cool, turning wild and busy facial hair into a symbol of the absent-minded professor. The Einstein moustache has continued to live on and you might remember the cat who became a viral sensation earlier this year for having its own version of the Einstein moustache.
What can we say about Dali’s moustache? eccentric? yes! elegant? definitely. The Dali moustache has become a trademark of only Dali himself but also of the surrealist art movement itself.
There’s no way you can look at his moustache and think about just how impressive it is and I’m sure that many men have questioned how (no really, how?!) did he manage to keep it so perfect?
The Dali moustache is, in fact, so legendary that the annual World Beard and Moustache Championships (yes, it’s a real event) in Austria have an award that has been named after it.
“Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you brother?!”
Of course, no list of famous moustaches would be complete without including the legendary horseshoe moustache of Hulk Hogan. The WWE wrestler shot to fame and become a household name to many of us in the 80’s and 90’s but it’s hard to imagine Hulk Hogan without his moustache.
Since becoming a household name, Hogan has also become a popular figure for fancy dress costumes worldwide – with the moustache being the most recognisable part.
The image of Che Guevara has been used for everything from pin badges to bags and right up to motivational posters. His image is a great way to show your revolutionary, rebellious spirit.
Let’s face it, a neatly styled, pretty boy moustache would never conjure up images of revolution quite like this scraggly beard and moustache combination. It was obvious that this beard would one day because the facial hair of rebellion.
Ah, yes. Mario. Everyone’s favourite Italian, princess-saving plumber. Cue the Super Mario theme tune that will no doubt get stuck in our heads. But Mario just wouldn’t be the same without that bushy moustache.
For avid Super Mario fans, his moustache has been quite the talking point, with Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator, having been asked various moustache related questions in various different interviews.
Despite looking epic, Mario’s moustache actually serves a hidden purpose: Did you know that the moustache was originally included as it was easier to see than a mouth in 8-bit graphics? Epic and useful!
Frida’s slight moustache has been dubbed the moustache of emancipation. It’s also been reported that Frida used special beauty tools in the attempt to make her moustache darker.
Going against all of the beauty norms, the female moustache lives on as both a fashion statement and also as a rejection of female oppression. During an interview back in 2013, Madonna revealed that Frida was one of the most important figures for her. She also described how the image of a moustache clad Frida Kahlo gave her the inspiration to continue.
In Madonna’s words, Frida was “a strong woman who didn’t care what people thought.”
Can you imagine Charlie Chaplin without his toothbrush moustache? Its more difficult than it sounds isn’t it?
Chaplin explained in an interview way back in 1933 the reason behind this particular style of moustache, explaining that it was good for comical value whilst also being small enough to show facial expression.