Sealing makeup on prosthetic ears?

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Sealing makeup on prosthetic ears?

Post by Selestyl » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:38 pm

Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone knows an easy way to seal makeup on the prosthetic ears I got for Piccolo. I've heard that hairspray might work, but I'm not sure. I'm worried about breakdown, but I was hoping not to spend more money on sealant because money is pretty tight this con, and I really was only able to finish his cosplay because of a generous Christmas gift.

Thanks in advance!
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[Potential] Ochako Uraraka - My Hero Academia
[Potential] Heine Wittgenstein - The Royal Tutor
[Fallback] Ema Skye - Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice
[Fallback] Piccolo - DragonBall Z

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Re: Sealing makeup on prosthetic ears?

Post by DemonGirl-Setsuna » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:01 pm

I had cosplayed as Rin Okumura from "Blue Exorcist" for the past two years/cons, and had used flesh-colored acrylic-paint on my prosthetic ears. (Image of ear w/out paint on the store's site)

The results turned out pretty well, and the paint-job is still holding up after 5-6 days of wearing them at con.
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Re: Sealing makeup on prosthetic ears?

Post by Selestyl » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:58 pm

Hahahaha I am 90% sure those are actually the same ears I ordered! Did you seal them with anything, or just wear them with the paint?
2018 Lineup:
Fem!Ignis, post-Altissa - Final Fantasy XV
[Potential] Ochako Uraraka - My Hero Academia
[Potential] Heine Wittgenstein - The Royal Tutor
[Fallback] Ema Skye - Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice
[Fallback] Piccolo - DragonBall Z

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Re: Sealing makeup on prosthetic ears?

Post by DemonGirl-Setsuna » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:04 pm

Selestyl wrote:Hahahaha I am 90% sure those are actually the same ears I ordered!
Did you order them from "CosplayFX" on Etsy/E-Bay? (I bought mine from Etsy!)
Selestyl wrote:Did you seal them with anything, or just wear them with the paint?
I just wore them with the paint.
(WIP pic of the ears mid-painting. The small-ear on the left & long-ear on the right are painted)
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Re: Sealing makeup on prosthetic ears?

Post by Selestyl » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:49 pm

Yes, it might have been Cosplay FX - i got mine from etsy! And those look great - thanks for the advice! I'll have to see what I can do with mine.
2018 Lineup:
Fem!Ignis, post-Altissa - Final Fantasy XV
[Potential] Ochako Uraraka - My Hero Academia
[Potential] Heine Wittgenstein - The Royal Tutor
[Fallback] Ema Skye - Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice
[Fallback] Piccolo - DragonBall Z

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