I used to have some of the Aradani ears a few years ago, but just didn’t like the way they fit or looked. Some people love them, but they’re not for me. Same goes for the Woochie tips. I find the latex on both of these to be kind of thick, and since I’m not interested in wearing an ear cuff, the seam on the edge looks weird. I’ve also tried the Aradani silicone tips, but they were heavy, didn’t fit closely enough, and I could not for the life of me get them to stay on for more than a few minutes before they started to slide off and peel away under their own weight. They look great, but I found they weren’t practical.
For anybody wondering about the exact size of MadhouseFX’s elf ears: I measured my real ears and they about 2 1/4 inches, just under 6 cm, from the top of the curve to the bottom of the lobe, and this is just a tiny bit smaller than the female average. The Thranduil ears are a little big on me (by about 1/8 inch) but I’m able to play with the positioning and get them fit pretty well. I attach them first at the lobe, then find a good position on the top and fix them in place.
Now for Pros-Aide vs spirit gum, for me personally I find the Pros-Aide sticks on better, lasts longer, and doesn’t dry out, but that’s mostly preference and how it reacts with my natural skin oils. I also find it’s okay to use on my ears, but if I use it on my face (say for a beard) my skin does get mildly irritated and itchy so I probably have a minor allergy. Other people will have different experiences and might like spirit gum better. For something as small and light as ear tips, the adhesive will make very little difference since the shape mostly keeps them in place on their own and you just need a little something to make sure they stay stuck down. (Honestly you could use two-sided fashion tape if you wanted.) One thing you CAN do with Pros-Aide cream that you can’t do with spirit gum, however, is build it up in thin layers and use it to blend and disguise the edges where the latex meets your skin. So in that regard it serves a dual purpose as both adhesive and makeup. Finally, it has no scent, so if you don’t like that astringent evergreen smell spirit gum gives you, Pros-Aide is a scent-free alternative. Overall though, when it comes to ear tips, go by your personal preference.
There’s also a Telesis adhesive out there that was recommended to me, but it’s EXPENSIVE and I haven’t found a reason to try it yet. The elf ears and stubble beards I do don’t call for anything stronger than Pros-Aide or spirit gum. But for anybody trying out heavier prosthetics or lace beards this might be worthwhile.
I’ll also take a sec to HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Telesis adhesive removal gel I mentioned in my review. When I first bought Pros-Aide I bought the special orange removal oil that the woman at the makeup store recommended. It was okay, but took a lot of product, a lot of work, and a lot of time to remove all the adhesive. And I’d still wake up the next morning with my hair stuck to my ears and have to use it again, so I burned through over half a bottle of the stuff doing about five rounds of elf ears and two fake beards. With the Telesis, you use a lot less, it works a lot better and faster, and I’m not waking up with my hair glued to my ears and my ears glued to the sides of my head any more. It works immediately on both Pros-Aide and spirit gum. Downside (maybe?): it does have a smell, and that smell is very similar to cheap men’s deodorant.
Hope that helps!