A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 297,478
Currently Running With Scissors:
526 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Party ears  (Read 2693 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« 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.
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2006 08:10:56 PM »

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

« 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.
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Glittery Macabre
Offline Offline

Posts: 3850
Joined: 13-Oct-2004

Nat 20! Woot!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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.

~*My Etsy Shop*~
I'm a level 9 rouge, b***h!
I do personal swaps!
« 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.
« 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.
« 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.
« 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.
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2007 05:05:08 PM »

Try this(I googled it)

.~*\ .............~**~...~*\../`*~. ~**~-,
.\.....\,.~*\/..../\.....\... ..V...../ ...(_)...\
..\.............\.....\/..../. \........ ./\......,.~*
....\,.~*..`.-.,,.-`..\, ,./..... ..,,`.\

« 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. 

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Extreme Website Makeover - Adding More Slices to the Web Page
Extreme Website Makeover - Exporting from Fireworks into Dreamweaver®
Extreme Website Makeover - Making Slices with the Selection Tool
Extreme Website Makeover - Using the Slice Tool in Adobe Fireworks
Extreme Website Makeover - Opening a Photoshop File in Fireworks
Latest Blog Articles
September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Winner of Craft Challenge #102 - Swap & Share 3
September 17, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.