If you have long hair and would like to be a dwarf from Lord of the Rings for Halloween, you don’t need to invest in an awkard fake beard. You can just braid your own hair. Teacher Marcella Clinard dressed up as Gimli for Teen Read Week and used her hair (it falls to the middle of her back) to create his epic beard. It’s exceedingly clever and the end result looks pretty spot on. She gives the details on how to transform your locks in a tutorial filled with pictures. I think Gimli would approve.