Adam Savage's One Day Build: Fake Beard Wiring!

Adam needs a fake beard for an upcoming cosplay, and picked up this beautiful yak hair beard from an Etsy shop. But instead of using spirit gum or traditional makeup adhesive to attach the beard to his face, he makes a rigid wiring harness to sew and hold on to the beard (and mustache) and make it easily removable and much more comfortable to wear. Can you guess what cosplay is going to make use of this beard?

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  1. Adam Savage’s Tested

    Adam Savage’s Tested

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    FakeBeardWig Etsy shop:



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      I figured it out it's a cosplay of R.J. McCready from The Thing.

    • neophytealpha


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      Only issue is that the mustache stays with the jaw instead of the upper lip.

    • Range Patriot

      Range Patriot

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      So the crimpers are probably for blasting caps or detcord.

    • neo 71665

      neo 71665

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      Real beard: home grown

    • Jacob_C_443


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      You should build the LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery.

  2. Kyle M. Andrews

    Kyle M. Andrews

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    What is the thing on his right arm? What does it do?

  3. Scott Kraft

    Scott Kraft

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    Etsy? I think not, we all know you stole the brown beard from Tested's Will Smith

  4. thexfile


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    ZZ Top beard.

  5. The Kelvin

    The Kelvin

    پیش 17 روز

    Jamie's facial hair PTSD

  6. Liam Neville Violist

    Liam Neville Violist

    پیش 18 روز

    4:27 - Homer and Mr Burns (if you remember that episode)

  7. Life Imitating Death

    Life Imitating Death

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    Etsy? Nah.. I'm growing one of those bad boys..

  8. Dana Lehouillier

    Dana Lehouillier

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    Term of the day: "Integrated mustache holder"

  9. daniel follman

    daniel follman

    پیش 19 روز

    This gives me braces retainer flashbacks.

  10. Laura Life

    Laura Life

    پیش 20 روز

    How much... less trivial we'll say.. do you think this would be for someone without a mold of their own specific head? haha

  11. Laura Life

    Laura Life

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    4:26 Adam if you did this with your customer they'd be very displeased with you.

  12. David Devaney, Jr.

    David Devaney, Jr.

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    I noticed that all of their listings have the beards on light skinned people or busts. Their listings only say "Swiss Lace" and when added to the Cart they do not give an option for the color of the lace. Do you have any darker skinned people there that you've tried this on and does the Lace part blend into darker skin ok or does it stand out. Obviously it works on you, with lighter skin. Seems like they should offer an option for a darker Lace for darker skinned people. Not that that's on you but curious if you have anyone there who has darker skin to see if there is a difference, or if the Lace just disappears. Thanks.

  13. jan simons

    jan simons

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    Hey Adam just curious why you made a wire frame for the beard? Obviously with your own beard you would not be able to apply it with traditional spirit glue, but just curious your thoughts on why this route?

  14. Swissington


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    Is the costume Forrest Gump on his cross country run?

  15. Brian Davern

    Brian Davern

    پیش 21 روز

    9:55 ...Smart devices don't constantly listen... Myth Busted

  16. Andrew TheSpaceNerd

    Andrew TheSpaceNerd

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    You look like Tony Beets from Gold Rush.

  17. Grumpy Cat

    Grumpy Cat

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    Big Clive approves.

  18. Will Frank

    Will Frank

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    Where else but on "Adam Savage's One Day Build" would you ever hear the expression "Integrated Mustache Holder?"

  19. Slop Hole

    Slop Hole

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    can't wait to see Adam's cosplay of The Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him

  20. skld3


    پیش 23 روز

    Sorry Adam, I don't care about the rest of the video, I'm trying to find some browser plugin to loop 4:26 to 4:29 for me

  21. hikkespett


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    "Tedious things are tedious. That's their thing" - A.Savage 2021 The more you know

  22. Luke James

    Luke James

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    Hell’s Bells Margaret

  23. Bryan Yurasits

    Bryan Yurasits

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    “Tedious things are tedious, that’s their thing” 😆 an aphorism for the ages

  24. Lurchie


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  25. Strookertje


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    20:51 my daily routine

  26. Michael Exman

    Michael Exman

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    look like doctor robotnick

  27. Ed Endsley

    Ed Endsley

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    I’m going to guess that the cosplay is going to be macready from the thing.

  28. Camryn Hamme

    Camryn Hamme

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    Judging by the hat your recently got, the shades, and the hoodie. It’s going to be a macReady cosplay when they go and visit the ship.

  29. Camryn Hamme

    Camryn Hamme

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    I think the chin part of the beard would benefit from being cut off and reattached by loops around the Remaining wire that connects up to the mustache so it’s not so rigid

  30. Stephen300o


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    I'm guessing Boba Fett

  31. KRIZ TOV


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    " I shouldnt have said that" ..........

  32. Jason Lamanna

    Jason Lamanna

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    I did it the hard way...three and a half years of not shaving...

  33. Rodante Deano

    Rodante Deano

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    I have a high suspicion that you are going to cosplay as peter dinklage on a scooter.

  34. Galhofa Da Silva

    Galhofa Da Silva

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    Adam's cosplaying the lover of the russian queen!

  35. Squee TheSane

    Squee TheSane

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    thats weird. something you said right before your alexa went off, set mine off too. I muted it's mic input until after you yelled at yours... which reminds me, I still have to finish putting that thing on a push to talk solution.

  36. Maxime L'Écuyer

    Maxime L'Écuyer

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    Don't like that yellow head , my brain getting the information : Adam's dead , and Adam working on Adam's dead head XD

  37. skezus


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    Forest Gump

  38. A-Myriad-Of-Stars


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    Just found out you’re gonna be at Megacon this year in Orlando! I’m so excited! I’m gonna have to get a picture with you for my dad. We used to watch mythbusters together when I was growing up, so he’d flip!

  39. Sharklops


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    Read the title and thought he was making some sort of animatronic beard or something that needed to be wired up

  40. Chaos Corner

    Chaos Corner

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    Gary from Nerdrotic's origin story.

  41. bernard miller

    bernard miller

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    When your making the bird calls don’t do that. If any ornithologists are listening can tell where in cally you are.

  42. bernard miller

    bernard miller

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    Not hiding the tattoo really well I saw it!

  43. bernard miller

    bernard miller

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    A lot less rambling.Your doing better now.

  44. Roel Veldhuyzen

    Roel Veldhuyzen

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    "I always go with a double, I loose my thread if I go with a single" WHAT?! Why have I never thought of threading it through the needle twice?!

  45. Eliot Brown

    Eliot Brown

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    One of the McGurk brotheres from Road to Utopia?

  46. wicked one

    wicked one

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    I knew the hint Adam gave at the end but no lie 2 seconds before he says “ and no not the Unabomber” I thought “ ha looks like the unabomber” 😂😂😭

  47. Monkey Man

    Monkey Man

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    Do I see a Boa dial on his tennis elbow strap?

  48. Sean Parker

    Sean Parker

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    I'm gonna guess it's McCready's beard

  49. Jacob Bothell

    Jacob Bothell

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    What would a system look like to give the moustache some movement when you talk?

  50. darkquail2003


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    thanks for being a wierdo on camera, it makes us feel better about being wierdos when we are alone making stuff

  51. PixlProps


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    I am a bit curious about this solution, seems to me like the chin beard will be very static in relation to the mouth if you open wide...

  52. dragade101


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    @22:30 it actually doesnt have to be "flesh colour" but it can be the wear's skin tone. The difference is where you assume skin tone like how you buy #bandaid and there is only one colour, ‘flesh’, which is to say in both instances; it is an assumption that everyone is European or from a specific region of Asia. I think we can do better and recognise our diversity rather than just assuming white=norm

  53. 5ch3nk


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    Anytime I see a fake beard all I can think about is Life of Brian.

  54. dragade101


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    Too motivated....

  55. Sprink Winkle

    Sprink Winkle

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    Adam is magic in the realest of terms.

  56. marvthebass


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    "She's motivated 🤷‍♂️" I snorted 🤣

  57. Craig Holden Runciman

    Craig Holden Runciman

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    i have a strong belief that its hagrid from Harry potter

  58. James Chippett

    James Chippett

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    Next up, 1 decade build as Adam grows his own woodsman beard. Really enjoyed this.

  59. Peter Jensen

    Peter Jensen

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    Strong "Man of Constant Sorrow" vibes... 🤣

  60. Scott Mantooth

    Scott Mantooth

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    *my mentat eyebrows and shoulder length sideburns acknowledge your exceptional cleverness in regards to this display of theatrical Bos grunniens whisker augmentation*

  61. Scott Mantooth

    Scott Mantooth

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    *when you cosplay ZZ Top, go big or go home*

  62. Dakota the Plush King

    Dakota the Plush King

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    is the cosplay An Aquaman cosplay of the newer one? thats what the beard and Hoodie remind me of.

  63. Kathleen Roberts

    Kathleen Roberts

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    Hey Adam Should do a build on re-doing your stool sits coverings

  64. dougcope66


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    ""I know I'm human. And if you were all these things, then you'd just attack me right now, so some of you are still human. This thing doesn't want to show itself, it wants to hide inside an imitation. It'll fight if it has to, but it's vulnerable out in the open. If it takes us over, then it has no more enemies, nobody left to kill it. And then it's won.""

  65. Trevor Moses

    Trevor Moses

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    When the clapper went down, I thought it was Jamie Hyneman behind it.

  66. portland 182

    portland 182

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    Macready from The Thing, or a Hellboy Rasputin with an outing for your Power glove?

  67. saheliquans2 H

    saheliquans2 H

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    he is cosplaying Gandalf the black!

  68. BV TheDude

    BV TheDude

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    Holy crap, I said Unibomber just a moment before you did.

  69. buzzsah


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    Remind you of anyone at 26:29 ? lol

  70. Kairu Hakubi

    Kairu Hakubi

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    that looks AMAZING. I've always said yak hair makes the best beards, eyebrows, all of that kinda stuff. the fact that it looks so great even without anything else is incredible. The only part that absolutely demands additional spirit gum is the cheeks, and theoretically you could have little stiff parts there that would look convincingly like a beard with deliberately shaved cheeks. also never noticed the flesh tone netting before, I guess if you were darker you'd need to have one made with darker thread

  71. kinetikx


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    8:22 wtf is a "ferry-ule"? It's a "fer-ule". Love you Adam, but come on. It's a simple and unambiguous word.

  72. TorQueMoD


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    Hagrid is my guess :P But I think maybe Adam is too small to play Hagrid... ZZ Top maybe?

  73. Joshua Anderson

    Joshua Anderson

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    I have no idea what clues he is talking about from other vids, but my first thought was an Alan Moore cosplay. That would be pretty cool I think.

  74. Wes Plybon

    Wes Plybon

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    To quote one Boober Fraggle, "Tedium and drudgery are good for the soul." When I first heard that I took it as a joke, but the older I get the more I realize its deep truths.

  75. Daphne Rio

    Daphne Rio

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    This would be sooo great for a theatrical production that requires an actor to quick change into multiple characters or looks!! I love it!

  76. Mat


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    Oh... So my guess is that the cosplay is Jamie Hyneman !

  77. D Pastor

    D Pastor

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    Hey, guys, type in on You Tube, "Rare Antique Fractal Vise", I think Adam would think this is so cool!

  78. Iggydee


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    I reckon you’re making a Kurt Russell from The Thing cosplay. Can’t wait to see it!

    • Dennis Bingham

      Dennis Bingham

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      Ok, that makes way more sense. I was thinking in the Jack Dorsey direction, but that didn't seem like Adam's style.

  79. Joe R

    Joe R

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    Adam, The beards make your crooked nose more apparent, did you break it or is it naturally like that? The major problem with wiring a beard like that the mustache doesn't move when you talk.

  80. Isabella Catherine

    Isabella Catherine

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    .. ... .... ..... "Its!"

  81. BetterThanAverageJoe


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    So...that's not a normal t-shirt. Who sews a t-shirt with a seam up the center of the back? And it looks like it's inside out?

  82. TheLawDawg


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    Adam you missed a huge opportunity..... you should have stood there in a skin suit and opened by saying "IT'S!..............." I know you get it.

  83. Snazzles


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    I love these beards...always reminds me how Brian Brown's character in the movie FX used them to astonishing effect.

  84. Scout W

    Scout W

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    I bet lots of trans and/or genderfluid folks would love to have something like this! Or drag kings-I’m sure that would make it a lot faster to get ready than using adhesives like spirit gum

  85. Scooby Bruce

    Scooby Bruce

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    Hey Adam, i have an idea for a one day build. Im not sure if you have seen the show Altered Carbon on Netflix or not but they have these things called stacks witch are basically a spinal column insert that contains the soul/memories of a person and can be transferred to different bodys if it hasn't been destroyed. I always thought that it would be a cool prop to have. You could even make a couple versons. In the show sometimes they've been freshly removed and still have a couple juicy bloody bits on them or some have been damaged or broken. They pulse and glow in this pleasing way too that would be awesome to see you replicate. Anyway the work you do is always so impressive and inspiring hopefully my idea might inspire a one day build for us all to enjoy and maybe even learn something from. Keep it up and keep those fingers out of that lathe ! I know its forever ago now but lets be honest we're all very thankful you didn't deconstruct your hand.. Be safe!

  86. Tim Vaillancourt

    Tim Vaillancourt

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    He stole Will's beard

  87. Nathan


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    I know it's not black beard. but great god damn, I wanna see Adam do a Black Beard cosplay now. I feel like he'd be the worst damn pirate I've ever seen.

  88. Catoboots


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    I’ll show you what I already know

  89. David Evens

    David Evens

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    OK, I've put this together with the Roman armor and got a character out at the end.

  90. David Evens

    David Evens

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    The only thing I've noticed recently that was odd was some Roman armor, but Romans disapproved of beards, so...

  91. David Evens

    David Evens

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    Fake beards held on with wire over the ears is such a well-known method that in the late Terry Pratchett's novel Moving Pictures, when some wizards want to make people think they're wearing fake beards, they twist some wire into their sideburns and hook it over their ears. (This becomes extremely awkward shortly afterwards when they discover that when you successfully pretend to not be a wizard, people don't treat you like a wizard.)

  92. zns72


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    I feel like you already have the glove. So are you making a Rasputin cosplay from Hellboy?

  93. Roxy Binks

    Roxy Binks

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    lol did you just frustratedly call out to alexa like she was a disobedient dog? :P

  94. Aaron Morris

    Aaron Morris

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    But MacReady has a brown beard? And it's much shorter.

  95. ProtoCorpse


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    I thought this was Nerdtrotic video

  96. Tim Miller

    Tim Miller

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    It was like you heard me say, "The UniBomber?"

  97. Chris Muramatsu

    Chris Muramatsu

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    Adam Savage, you are a wild man and I love you!!

  98. Valerie Brincheck

    Valerie Brincheck

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    Does anyone know what the cuff is for on his right arm?

  99. Boudvard1


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    Adam actually looks great with a long beard, even though its fake. Thx for the video Adam and Tested Crew. Cheers to you all.

  100. Aaron Robinson

    Aaron Robinson

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    Can't wait to see you as Hagrid