Anyone participating in this Sunday’s Guinness world record attempt for largest gathering of people wearing fake moustaches will need to conform to strict moustache guidelines or risk not making the pages of the record book
Any fake moustache in the record attempt needs to be at least one centimetre thick and four centimetres long, which calls into question most pencil thin moustaches and Charlie Chaplin style or Adolf Hitler moustaches.
The event, Get Your Mo On is being organised by Lead On Ballarat and will take place this Sunday during Springfest at Loreto College oval, Wendouree Parade. Pre-mustachioed people can still participate as long as they have a fake moustache affixed to their own moustache. All fake moustaches must be made of either synthetic material or human hair and not be drawn on.
Lead On Ballarat project officer Emily MacDonald said the record had been broken twice since they began planning in May this year, meaning at least 2268 people must participate in order to succeed. “It started off with about 1500 and we were like ‘yeah we can beat that’, but then it went up twice,” Ms McDonald said.
Ballarat City councillor Amy Johnson will be one of two required “community members of standing” to act as independent witnesses to the record attempt.