Many years ago, a young girl who believed in Fairies, watched out her window as rainbow lights twirled and flickered out in the fields near her home. She ran outside to get a closer look. As she reached the field the lights flickered out before her eyes. Upon the field where she found herself standing alone in the night, there was a ring of mushrooms. Within that ring was a skin with markings on it and a beautiful silken bag. In that bag were twelve carved stones, each with its own rune and shape.As the girl marveled at these items a voice like twinkling bells came from the air around her. "These runestones are for you and the others who still believe in us. They will help guide you on your journey through life. Use them wisely. Now child, this is who the runes represent, what they mean and how you may use them...
Perfect for Logical Alien Types and their not so nice cousins.
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.
Size: 2 " from the inner-curve to tip. (adds approx. 1 " 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.
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.
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.