All About Ears - Tips and Techniques
Here's our collection of various ear tips and techniques for getting your
perfect elf or hobbit ear.
There is no one right or wrong way to do ears. It is going to
depend on your time, budget and the age of the person wearing the ear tips.
What we have chosen to present is very wide collection of ear options.
Ear info we have on this web
- Quick ear techniques
- These are best for make it tonight steps and for kids. These
can be made from items that you can just find around the house
(band-aids and mole -skin) or at a local party store (scar putty)
- Buying ears
- The best bet for most folks is to just go and buy the tips.
Around Halloween you can get them at any party store and a lot of drug
stores even. Our Buy It section lists tips
- Creating your own ears
- There is no one right or wrong way to do ears. It is going to
depend on your time, budget and the age of the person wearing the ear
tips. What we have chosen to present is very wide collection of
- Making Ear molds and Gelatin
- This is the full blown option for casting elf ears. It takes
you step by step.
- This option takes planning and a fair amount of supplies.
There are many steps where you have to wait, so the whole process can
take a few weeks.
- The same molding techniques discussed here can be used to mold
silicon or latex ears.
- Latex Dip Tips
- Got an evening??? This is a great, but slightly messy way to
make your own ear tips. Is fun for a party... and can be the
most inexpensive way to custom make your tips.
- Nose Putty Ear
- Don't want to wait for latex to dry? Want to do hands on
modeling? Try this technique.
- Makeup How-to's
- Tips and Techniques -
How to apply different kinds of ears, how to paint them, clean up
- Most of the "making" instructions have advice for putting on your
- Check our costume scrapbook for
more ear details and pictures from our folks.
Warnings on ear tip tricks
Please DO NOT use anything on your skin that is NOT intended for use on
the skin. IE - Super Glue, Glue sticks, and Nail polish remover. (Acetone,
for your information, is skin absorptive) Which means that it
will pass into your bloodstream without there being a cut or break in the
skin. This is NOT something you want to be using near your brain.
As for the putting tiny rubber bands on your ears to shape them.
This is a VERY BAD idea. Above and beyond the pain - someone with low
blood pressure or a compromised vascular system could permanently damage the
nerves in their ears or even worse - so damage the blood vessels that they
got an infection in their ears. That is NOT something that
you want even to risk.
Real ears from the London exhibit
Note: these are squished in since these shots came from the makeup
case... and they're used.
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