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erana_37
04-29-2011, 10:01 PM
Hello All

I am wondering if anyone has found any good ears that are latex free. I bought some of the Woochie Small Space Tips, but I am allergic to latex and not sure if I will be able to wear them. I have not been able to find anything else that is acceptable and am in need of some advice.

Thanks!!!

Lucca
04-30-2011, 01:56 AM
Latex is undoubtedly the most common material when it comes to elf ears but fortunately it's not the only one. Gelatine is used by many professionals in the make-up effects industry (that's what was used in the Lord of the Rings) and it's possible to even make your own (http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/Article/Ears.htm) custom fit tips. That said they won't hold up for more than an application or two. Silicone is a great choice as it's both realistic-looking and reusable. Silicone ear tips do tend to be more costly than the average latex ears, however. Reelmagik (http://www.reelmagik.com/REELMAGIK/STORE.html) offers a choice of either material and Aradani (http://www.aradanicostumes.com/prosthetics_masks/silicone_prosthetics/small_elf_ear_tips) has silicone (I haven't tried any of them yet but both companies have a good reputation.)

erana_37
04-30-2011, 05:29 PM
Thank you so much Lucca. You have really helped me out with this.