This Movember, why not use your charity fundraising moustache to mimic some of the greatest cultural figures from history?
If it sounds like a tall order it isn't - authors and artists down the years have relished growing outlandish, overwhelming or just plain out-of-order facial fuzzes, from Salvador Dali's bull horns to George Orwell's half-pencil, to at least one female with a moustache of her own...
To provide you with some inspiration for the long road ahead (or for some like yours truly, the impossible road ahead), we've compiled the greatest moustaches from the history of art and literature - all of which can be twirled thoughtfully as you pay homage to these geniuses of the past and present.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Sleuths and mustaches go together like sailors and beards: a convention that may well date back to Arthur Conan Doyle's fantastic 'coat hanger'-shaped facial fuzz. And the fact he invented Sherlock Holmes, of course.
His paintings were surreal, of course, but they had nothing on his mustache - principally because it made him look like he was eating a bull.
The French Impressionist didn't mess about when it came to facial hair, combining a bristly 'tache with an equally epic beard. And try and tell us it only took a month to grow, either.
Flaubert's saucy masterpiece Madame Bovary got pulses racing 1856 - sadly, we're not sure the same could be said for his 'strands on a poodle's backside' mustache.
In his later years Papa became famous for his full white beard, but as a younger man, he was fond of what would later be considered a 'Burt Reynolds' mustache. Reyonlds of course probably copied Hemingway's style - like most male novelists between 1926 and 1975.
Early in his career, before Matisse became one of the most significant painters of the 20th Century, he was labelled a Fauve - which referred to a short-lived art movement but translated in French as 'wild beast'. In later years, the same term would make for an apt description of his facial hair.
His novels have sometimes been labelled 'incomprehensible' by frustrated, intellectually-inferior readers... James Joyce's mustache and beard combo, on the other hand, were labelled incomprehensible by anyone with eyes.
Vonnegut wrote some of the most insightful, prescient science-fiction in the history of literature - and for that reason we refuse point blank to make fun of the 70's mustache he kept well into the 2000s.
Twain has one of those faces that you simply can't imagine without it's coffee slurper - take it away and you fancy he'd just melt out of history, taking Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn with him.
Did he REALLY write all those plays? Yes, of course. But did he REALLY have a mustache creepier than a rat's nightmare? That's just one the scholars will never be able to agree on...
Vincent Van Gogh
It could be that Van Gogh exaggerated his 'tache to lend his self-portraits a unkempt, frantic edge in fitting with his somewhat scorched psyche. Alternatively, he may have misplaced his trimming set.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Nobel Prize-winning Magic Realist wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude - which coincidentally is the sentence given out in some cultures to anyone caught sporting this mustache.
We can't imagine for a moment that The Party from 1984 would tolerate Orwell's highly individualistic 'half depth' pencil 'tache. Well, would you?
A surprise female entry to round off our Culture Movember gallery - although, of course, Kahlo didn't <em>actually</em> have a mustache, just a penchant for painting herself with one. See also: monobrow.
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