Aradani Studios elf ears are considered by many as the best costume prosthetics in the world. These are hand-crafted in our home studio by the artists of Aradani with attention to detail and quality.
Not only do we hand make and inspect each set of ears, we try to use the highest quality materials we can find. Often on the road we are told our ears last for years of use, with some people coming back with the same ears after 6-7 years of wearing them! You can attach these ears with spirit gum or liquid latex (personally we recommend spirit gum). The seam lines can be blended with latex or hidden with the use of an ear cuff as shown in the picture.
Customer note: Painted stock are hand painted inhouse by Of Science & Swords staff. We can attempt to match your skin tone if you are able to provide a side shot of your head on the selection of the most appropriate skin tone from the drop down. Alternatively, if you want custom colouration, please leave a message whilst placing your order and we will be in touch.
Size: 1 1/2" from the inner-curve to tip. (adds approx. 1/2" to the length of your ears)
Recommended Age: 5 and up.
Made of Costume Grade Latex and powdered with Hypoallergenic Baby Powder
Different Make-up Colors Available. Please note there are additional wait times for coloured ears.
Design: Paul and Michael Bielaczyc
These are handcrafted in our home studio, by the artists of Aradani, with attention to detail and quality.
Aradani Studios was founded in 2002 by the Bielaczyc siblings, Michael, Paul and Sara. Their original intention was to work at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival as a part-time endeavor, a way for them to spend time together and have some fun selling artwork. So many people were interested in Paul's elven costume, particularly the pointed ears, that the they decided that they would add elf ears to the business. The following weekend, the Bielaczyc's began what Aradani Studios is best known for: hand-painting elf ears to blend in naturally with people's skin tone.
What began as a once a year activity for the brothers expanded in 2003 to include three Renaissance festivals and multiple conventions around the country. During this time, Aradani Studios carried a variety of other brands, but didn't manufacture any of their own products. However, with customers requesting custom prosthetics at every show, they decided it was time to expand.
Starting early in 2005, they began sculpting and producing their own line of prosthetics, by 2007, over 90% of the products they sold were created in house, made and manufactured in Nashville, Tennessee. Customers all over the world have enjoyed Aradani elf ears and masks.
Aside from latex prosthetics and jewelry, Michael and Paul Bielaczyc are acclaimed fantasy artists, winning awards all over the country and working for companies such as Dragonlance and Apex Digest. Their work can be seen in shows across the Southeast and various publications.
About Aradani's business practices:
We strive to bring the best quality costuming to our customers. We also try our best to have most things made in the United States (or if possible in fair trade commerce). 80% of our products are made in the U.S. , and 100% of the products we make are designed, built and manufactured here in the U.S.A. by workers who are paid a fair wage.
You walk with your young charge, giving advice on his apparel. “Few things in this world are as useful as a good cloak, young master,” you say from experience.
“They’re sturdy and warm, with a hood to keep off the rain and the sun. They swirl at the hem to give you that theatricality that people are so fond of. Use it as a blanket and bedroll when you’re out adventuring, or to ease a muddy crossing. Yes, young master, a good cloak is the most important thing you could have.”
Epic Armoury’s Epic Black Cape is one of the oldest garments known to humanity. Made from heavy cotton twill, this particular design is fitted around the shoulders, allowing it to hang naturally from the shoulders and neck while providing cover to the torso. Its round hood offers additional protection to the head. The length is short, reaching from the shoulders to the mid-calves, keeping it from dragging in the mud.
Secure this Cape by fastening it at the neck with cotton straps. The cape is a versatile and useful garment when rounding off a character's look, and offers protection from the elements. The Epic Armoury Cape is a neutral item with a simple cut that will go with almost any character regardless of setting or culture.
One of the oldest garments worn predating the Renaissance and medieval times
Common fashion in medieval Europe, especially when combined with a hood
As one of the small folk, you often go by unnoticed. Townspeople consider you to be nothing more than a child, and so you easily slip past guards and weave through crowds. Perhaps if someone were to take a more careful look at your appearance--catching your Halfling Ears and the proportions of your adult body--they might know better.
But the silly humans do not pay attention, and that can often be used to your benefit. Pickpocketing is so much easier when no one sees you doing it.
Epic Armoury’s Halfling Ears are prosthetic ears molded in a subtle pointed shape, a common sigil of a mythological creature like a halfling. These latex ears add 5 cm to the human ear at the helix, and are as smooth and detailed as a real ear would be. The ears are modelled to cover and form-fit over the outer ear, allowing for plenty of surface area in which to securely and safely glue the latex to the wearer’s skin.
The Halfling Ears prosthetics are made from thick 100% natural high-quality latex, making it strong and durable, ensuring long life and extended reuse. Application of this prosthetic is easy using Epic Effect Prosthetic Power Glue, Mastix Spirit Gum or other prosthetic adhesive.
The Package contains instructions in English and French.
These Halfling Ears are unpainted, but can easily be painted to match the style you desire using Epic Effects Make-Ups.