Enhance Your Halloween Costume With Prosthetics

Facial appliances, or prosthetics as they're more commonly known, are a fun and (relatively) easy way to add a fantastically realistic detail to your Halloween costume, and they range from a subtle addition to a visually striking overhaul of your entire face.

Etsy seller Cottage Emporium has a wide selection of fantasy inspired facial appliances, from a witch's nose to big dwarfen ears, devil horns and half face covers that make you look like a monkey or big cat.

With some spirit gum, a splash of color and a bit of practice you can take your Halloween costume from ordinary to most extraordinary with a little help from a special effects prosthetic!

Update- a reader named nihil pointed out that a product called Ben Nye Prosthetic Adhesive works much better than spirit gum, so you may want to look into this product instead. Thanks nihil!


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Thanks so much for the useful info nihil, it's much appreciated and I'm sure people will find it useful if they decide to incorporate prosthetics into their costume. I mentioned spirit gum mainly because it's by far the easiest prosthetic adhesive to find, but I do agree that it really isn't very good to work with and is rather old school in my opinion.
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Having worn prosthetic ear tips for a costume, I would HIGHLY recommend skipping the spirit gum and using something like Ben Nye Prosthetic Adhesive. It is MUCH, much easier to work with and has better staying power. It also did not bother my incredibly sensitive, allergy prone skin.
After the application I couldn't feel it and could even gently tug on my fake ears. I let a small child give one of them a tug to see if they were my "real" ears. She was quite wide-eyed when the ear tips behaved like real ears and stayed put. Her smiles and sense of astonishment really made my day.
They do make a remover for the adhesive as well, but as I recall I didn't have any issues getting the stuff off with just soap and water.
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