Movember is now over and my face is soon to be freed from its furry inhabitant. For those unaware, Movember is an annual, month long celebration of the moustache aimed at highlighting men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer. All over the globe “Mos” are being grown to raise awareness and money so that one day a cure can hopefully be found.
Whilst the majority of writers here at 7outof10 are hairier than your average badger, I usually sport a cleanly shaven chin. For the past four or so weeks, however, I have been putting considerable effort into growing my Mo – a sort of handlebar-come-trucker lip warmer – raising a decent amount for charity in the process.
To celebrate my success I wish to share with you my favourite gaming moustaches. May the tea straining commence!
King of the Cosmos (Katamari – various)
Although attention may initially be drawn by the width of his head, the King does sport a finely styled moustache. His love of it shows with the handling of his son; he may never be pleased when his offspring rolls up with a Katamari full of junk, but that’s not because he doesn’t love him, It’s just that he’s interrupted his grooming routine.
Captain Price (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – various)
This man is from a bygone age – an age where facial hair was everything and a man was not ashamed to grow lamb chops at the drop of a hat. That alone would have seen him Commander in Chief during the Napoleonic era but quite how he managed to get permission to grow such fine facial fuzz when all around him sport regulation buzzcuts is beyond me.
Sully (Uncharted – PS3)
This is a man who seemingly always sports two facial accessories: a moustache and a cigar, and he only looks whole when both are present. The thing with Sully’s ‘tache, however, is that it is that it is a facial equivalent of having your eyes too close together. There’s just something about it I don’t trust.
Luigi (Super Mario Bros – various)
Whilst his brother may steal the limelight most of the time, the lankier of the Mario brothers has always had the finest moustache the Mushroom kingdom has to offer. Always immaculately presented he takes the traditional approach compared to his sibling’s wavy approach.
Dr Robotnik (Sonic the Hedgehog – various)
Don’t speak the name “Eggman” around me, this fine fellow and his shock of orange hair will always be Dr Robotnik in my book. When not turning innocent animals into cyborgs, this educated villain has apparently devised a machine that causes facial hair to grow perpendicular to that which gravity normally insists on. I wonder what Sonic would look like after having that invention applied to his blue locks?
BIGsheep (7outof10 – PC)
This blue tinged developer has spent the last month raising money for charity. If you’re feeling generous then do feel free to donate to the cause here. Many, many thanks.