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wiccan_b_itch
« on: March 19, 2006 07:47:31 PM »

So there's a rave coming up and it's based on well.. bunny luv.
And I have been asked to make some custom bunny ears for people.


I need help.


The ear part is easy. But making the headband... ergh. Dunno about that. I'm flat out of ideas for that.
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wiccan_b_itch
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2006 08:10:56 PM »

PS.   Also ideas for ear designs would be cool too.

thanks!
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onnawufei
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2006 06:40:30 AM »

The way I make my kitty ears is I just attach them to a thin metal headband.  You can get them at Walmart and the ones I buy are sparkly and really thin so I can either hide them in my hair or show off the sparkles.  ^^  I just sew the ears onto the headband, the whole process takes me maybe half an hour.  They don't look professional when they're not on but I've gotten loads fo compliments when I'm wearing them.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2006 10:06:09 AM »

I'd say using wire and wrapping that around the headband would be ideal, then sew/glue (padded?) fabric tubes around the wire and headbands.

Use the thick headbands if the ears are heavy, the cheap and thin ones if they aren't. Dollar stores are great for these super-cheap things.
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wiccan_b_itch
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2006 07:29:35 PM »

Excellent ideas!

But okay on a thin piece of metal like onnawufei was saying, weren't your kitty ears falling over at all.

Cause I can sure imagine they would.
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onnawufei
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2006 10:16:54 AM »

Nope I never had them fall over once.  Actually I don't think I could get them to do that if I tried.

I have very little sewing skills but when I made my cat ears I used the pieces of fake fur you can get at Walmart.  So the ear itself is just made of two of those pieces, then I sewed that to the headband.  I've never had a problem.  With the bunny ears that might be a bigger issue though since they're taller, I'm not sure.
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wiccan_b_itch
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2006 07:57:09 PM »

what I've done so far is made the ears. But wire in them and sewed the wire into the edges and wrapped the wire good, a few times around the headbands. Now I need to somehow sew it on there.
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2007 01:53:39 PM »

If you have a Target near you they have nice thick plastic headbands in thier dollar bin near the entrance (other wise you can usually find them at a dollar store)

Wire is always good to help bunny ears to stand up but don't rule out long floppy ears, especially for a rave, you can get some neat colors in furry fabric, then you can use a satin for the inner ear linning and you can dance all night without poking people's eyes out...unless that's the type of thing you're into of course.
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2007 05:05:08 PM »

Try this(I googled it)
http://sewing.about.com/library/weekly/aa092100c.htm
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2007 06:58:38 PM »

I had to make Kangaroo ears for my son once, I just used felt to make the ears, covered a plastic headband with felt and stitched the ears to it.  It was one of those "Mum I need a kangaroo costume for tommorrow" moments, lucky I had enough brown felt to make a tail and ears. 
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