View Full Version : Elf ears Tutorial needed
08-18-2006, 08:01 PM
Am interested in making a pair of elf ears. Does anyone here have a clue to making them or have a online tutorial that teaches on how to make a pair of elf ears.
I'm using them for Alfina from Grandia III. Hope you guys can help me out~ Here is a reference picture of Alfina.
Much thanks is appreciated~~
08-19-2006, 01:02 PM
I know a way to make them, knowing I've made my own pair before =3 However... it's kind of bootleg, they don't go over your ears, but it's extreemely affordable ^-^
What I did was I bought model magic, shaped them into an elf ear form, and then shape the base of the ear to the curve of a plastic wide headband and let it air-dry for 24 hours. Then depending on what color you used (I've used both white and a peach colored), paint it to match your skin color... and let it dry again :P Then glue the ears onto the headband and bada-bing... bootleg ears! The only thing that stinks with this, though, is that the headband has to go in front of your actual ears... and it really hurts after a while. Sometimes if you use a headband where they have a plastic cover over the tips of the bottom of the headband, it won't hurt as bad.
If you want an example of a finished result, here's my Saria costume with the homeade ears - http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=700788
I hope this works for you ^_^!
08-19-2006, 01:28 PM
I found a site that has a tutorial with how to make ears
All About Ears (http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/makingem/Makeup/AllEars.htm)
Just scroll to the section that says creating your own ears. It looks really complicated though so if you get turned off to making your own from scratch then I know a few sites that sell latex ears.
Aradani Studios (http://www.aradani.com/costuming/)
The ears can be found under Prosthetics and Masks and come painted and unpainted. They are actually pretty cheap so rather than going through a long process to make some customes this is another option.
Also Amphigory (http://amphigory.com/latex_ear_tips.html) sells some too that are unpainted.
08-27-2006, 12:17 PM
Thanks momoko and cuddles116~~~~~
08-27-2006, 02:57 PM
Cosworx also sells ears. ^^
08-28-2006, 10:50 AM
But would like to try making a pair myself.