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Bandless Fox Ear Tutorial
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Published: March 10, 2009
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I hate these. |D

They're such a pain, usually one ear will turn out perfect, and the other will fall off at the slightest provocation. They can't be sold either because people have such different ear shapes.

Also, they hurt to wear for a long time.

Still, I got a request to make a tutorial, and I do get quite a few favorites on them, so why not..? =w= (Although it would have been nice if Model Magic was cheaper. Damn craft stores send out 40% off coupons then put everything in the store 30% off so you can't use the stupid things. Assholes. )



I tried adding extra pipecleaner to make it more secure, but it didn't work and I cut the excess off.
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houndlord's avatar
Hey I was wondering do you think you can make a YouTube video of folding the aluminum
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DK-girlHobbyist Digital Artist
I know this is an old post, but I want to ask. Is it possible to put this kind of ears onto a headband for higher positioning? Or are they simply to heavy?
Thanks for a great tutorial! I really like the ears, although they look a bit more like coyote ears. 
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There In the same family no different
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tolove-anotherHobbyist Writer
Aw snap!! X3 if my method for wolf ears doesn't work, I am so trying this!!! I just need to get some actually fur fabric instead of trying to make myown...
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GypsyOfHadesHobbyist General Artist
I think I know of a way to help you out on how to make them more secure... Ever heard of "Wire Elf Ear Jewelry"? If you use the same method to hold them in place as it is to hold the ear jewelry, then in theory it should stay put. I've made a pair of the ear jewelry and they stay in place like no body's business since I've ran and jumped around wearing them with my friends out in public!

I hope this suggestion helps you make these stay better since these ears of yours are amazing and if you did mass produce and sell these, you'd make a great income with all the cosplayers out there in the world. :3
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RebelMythHobbyist General Artist
Any tips on how to sew actual fox fur?
There's a fur store in my area that let me have a bunch of scrap, and fox is among them. 
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BasiliskZeroProfessional General Artist
Hmm. Anything more specific you need to know?
You can buy leather needles at Joannes, they have sharpened tips to slice through the leather. You shouldn't need them for fox fur since the leather is so thin, but they're good to have on hand.
Other than that, always make your cuts on the leather side with a razor, never use scissors or you'll trim the fur.
If you got a fox face and want to keep the ears, try the keywords 'rehydrating fox face', that out to give some useful results with pictures and descriptions.
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RebelMythHobbyist General Artist
Ah, shaving fur - like, making it shorter. I have parts of the main pelt, and want to shear it and sew it together with a small plastic form inside to hold the shape. 
Any tips there?
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BasiliskZeroProfessional General Artist
Hmm. I'd suggest not doing that, it'll expose the woolly undercoat and lose a lot of color. If nothing else, try it on a small piece first.
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RebelMythHobbyist General Artist
Mokay dokay!
Thank you!
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mitoki-himeHobbyist General Artist
omg thankyou i was going to make animals ears for cosplay with my guyfriend by attaching them with earrings ( studs and ear clips) but this works a lot better and sounds a lot let painful and is cheaper.
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TalesOfAnAutumnFoxHobbyist Artist
im sure you can also put them on a head band, how did u attach the pipe cleaner to the clay?
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UltimateSketchQueenHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :3
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Naria-himeStudent General Artist
I don't quite understand why you use the pipe-cleaner. Could you please explain?
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BasiliskZeroProfessional General Artist
It's a wire to hold it in place better, with the benefit of being fuzzy so you don't have a piece of metal rubbing against your skin.
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ValpinHobbyist Traditional Artist

This is so genius, and helpful at the same time.
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XyymeHobbyist General Artist
maybe instead of using pipecleaner you could use opened paperclips?
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ToRmEnTtHeFaLlEnHobbyist General Artist
this is epic :D
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you look like a dork in the "I can has ur soul?" pic :P
an adorable dork
xD im just teasing dont get mad
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BasiliskZeroProfessional General Artist
I look like a dork in that pic cuz I am a dork. |D;;
I've made my peace with it. p:
rikkuuzumaki13's avatar
xD As long as you get their soul, don't worry xD
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I think, perhaps, If you put a pipe cleaner along the top ridge of the ear, under the clay and fur, with a bit sticking out at the end that you shove your ear into, you could weave the pipe cleaner into one of those flat hair clips and clip said hair clip above your ear. Maybe hiding it under your hair. Might help it stay on better, with less weight just on your ear. dunno if that made any sense. XD
TameYetWild14's avatar
awsome!! ^^
watz model magic? ^^;

iz it some sort of clay?
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wahh!.. this is it!..the one that ive been searching in internet!.......
this stuff is definitely needed if u r about to cosplay "gumiho"...
waaaah!..kapsahamnida for this^^
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