Cosplay Mini-Tutorial: Twitchy Kitty Cat Ears by ThinkGeek
I am working on a Sakizou costume (the White Rabbit), which has rabbit ears. I was trying to think of ways to make them move, when I found out that ThinkGeek had already done the hard work for me! Their robotic cat ears are fun, and very customizable. They come with a fur cover, which I forgot to take a picture of. The fur cover can easily be taken on and off.
On to the customizing! Almost every bit of the ears can be unscrewed and taken apart. There are two screws that hold the ears to the headband, and three screws that remove the plastic casing around the ears themselves. You could even unscrew bits of the smaller casing holding the mechanical bits together, but I didn’t try that.
Once I took the ear casing off, I centered the headband, figured out where the ears would poke out, and then cut a small notch in my wig (not through a weft) in order to fit the casing through. After getting the hair settled, I reattached the ears to the headband, and then reattached the ear casing.
I saw few times that people tend to draw ears on anthro/furry characters a bit wrong. The problem is they look like “floating” over the head, not “growing” straight from it. The simple step to change it is that you should cover bottom part of the ear with strands of hair. Just one or two curved lines can make it better in my opinion.
Okay, now that my friend has her ears, I can show these off. I was watching some DIY Mickey ear tutorials on youtube and one thing led to another and now we have matching McHanzo ears. And I still have leftover supplies and fabric, so I was wondering if anyone would be interesting in commissioning a pair or two? I just want to gauge interest for now.
Undyne ear find tutorial + my lovely ig story comments
(Click the pictures for explanation what to each level!) (This also works for Homestuck seadwellers fins, just use differnet colors! for my Cronus ones i painted them silver-grey-ish instead of blue and violet instead of red!)