Birthday gifts for the under 10 crowd are a lot more fun than for adults. Thing 1 is having a pirate themed birthday party to celebrate being 8. I already had a pile of masks in the works when that announcement came so eye patches and facial hair were added. Funny glasses were just too good to pass up so those went to. Eight year-olds are much more appreciative of the wacky than other people.
While I had lots of fun making everything, and thinking about all the different characters that would need mustaches. I didn't consider the layering possibilities. You can never have too many accessories!