Nose Putty Ears
== by Maarit
There's a thing called nose putty, which is normally used to make clown noses. It's quite good for ears too, and inexpensive. I bought a big piece for £4. To make ears you need just putty and make-up remover. For finishing you can use powder, if you want to. It's better to tie or braid the hair away (in Legolas style, for example) because putty is a bit sticky, and you might mess your hair with it otherwise.
First you have to fill a part of your ear so that there is something for the rest of the putty to grip.
Then make a new edge with small pointy tip. Also put some putty behind the ear, to make the tip stand more firmly.
Putty isn't very good material to make long tips, but for small ones, like the ones in LoTR, it's good. To make the ears look good, you should cover the whole visible part of upper ear with a small layer of putty and fade the edges to your skin. This is easy to understand once you have some putty in your hands.
Make-up remover is for finishing. You have to put a layer of it everywhere, where putty is. It makes putty less sticky and gives a nice finishing touch for the ears. If you're going to wear the ears for a longer time, you'd better to take a bottle of remover with you and add it when possible.
In hot weather ears are more sticky and in cold they're quite like real skin.
I've slept couple of times with them and they've needed just a bit repairing in the morning, but generally I advise to clear them off with the remover in the evening. You can use the putty again later, if it's not full of hair;) From my piece of putty you could make at least 40 pairs of ears, so you can as well throw it away and it won't be a waste of money.
Here's low rez picture of me with my ears. The inside looks shapeless, but it's because of the quality in picture, you can shape the insides of your ears as much as you want to.
This page was last updated 04/22/08