How to blend the edges of reusable silicone elf ears?

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Goldhawk

Well-Known Member
I'm just getting into using silicone prosthetics, so I need some advice. I have a set of reusable silicone elf ears from Geekling Creations. I love how realistic they look, but I have absolutely no clue how to blend the edges in to make them less noticeable. I'm fairly certain from what I've read that it's impossible to make them invisible unless they're one time use, which these are definitely not. But I'm looking for a way I can have a blended enough edge that I can put my hair up and it won't be immediately obvious.
I'm currently using skin-tite to attach the prosthetics, but can I blend with that too?
Any advice is appreciated!

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Picture is of ears attached but unblended. I'm also working on learning how to attach them well too.
 

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R2Origins

New Member
Silibond is a great prosthetic Adhesive exclusive to Silicone.
Silicone is a pretty tough prosthetic and there's many reasons why we only use them once due to the fact that after silicone has "cured" it may stick to everything but doesn't truly bond to anything else, like those sticky hands you get from the quarter machine.
Encapsulating the piece in a "spray on plastic process" let's us apply the piece in the first place. After it is removed this encapsulation is literally melted and can't really be put back together.
I would definitely try the Silibond in a tiny bottle. This stuff has helped me get FX Make-Ups to last all day. If it lifts, reactivate with a lil Alcohol and press together again being a contact adhesive and helps make the edges, thinner and more skin tight.
As for the blending of the edges, as stated above, it's tough to do things twice, especially with silicone.
Maybe find some Silicone Blenders or get creative with ear jewelry to make the edges fade.
Hope this kind of helps, good luck!
 
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