Making Realistic Vulcan or Elf Ear Prosthetics

Effects artist Frank Ippolito joins us once again for a make-up project tutorial and demonstration. For this year’s WonderCon, Norm wanted to go as a Vulcan with authentic ear prosthetics. Using techniques we’ve shown before like lifecasting, sculpting, mold-making, and casting, Frank builds up a lifelike appliance and shows us how to apply it. Watching this video would be most logical! (This video was brought to you by Premium memberships on Tested. Learn more about how you can support us by joining the Tested Premium community!)

Video shot and edited by Joey Fameli
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8 thoughts on “Making Realistic Vulcan or Elf Ear Prosthetics

  1. I’m the same… Right eyebrow is fine, its almost natural for me. But left? I look like im about to have a stroke or a fit.

    Both up? fine!

    Both down? no problem!

    Left or Right down? A-OK!

    Just not Left up by itself…

  2. At the end on the show floor you can clearly see the tip of the ears to be of a foreign material. Is this due to the light from above?

  3. that was neat. 🙂 don’t even try to get me to raise one eyebrow. i can only do the vulcan salute with the left hand, too. clearly, i’m not prime vulcan material.

    so what’s next? all this talk about lobes kinda suggests going full lobe with a ferengi headpiece. d’yalls think we can get will to dress up as a bajoran dabo girl to go with norm as a ferengi?

  4. At the end on the show floor you can clearly see the tip of the ears to be of a foreign material. Is this due to the light from above?

    Yeah, they almost appear translucent at that point. Perhaps it is the lighting of the room..

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