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Furry ears are the most common type of non-cosmetic animal parts. They are worn by both furries (people with interest in anthropomorphic animals) and therians (people who believe they have a spiritual connection to one or more animal species).

Furry ears come in all different styles, colors, and materials but are most commonly seen with fur on the outside. In this article, we will talk about the steps to make furry ears for cosplay, some useful tips for wearing, styling, and accessorizing them.

How to Make Furry Ears

Furry ears can be made out of many different materials, but faux fur is the most common sort. This tutorial is for making a pair of faux fur furry ears.

  • First, draw an ear shape on a piece of paper or fabric to get the right size and angle for your desired look.
  • Cut out two pieces of faux fur slightly larger than your pattern with 1/4-inch extra space around the edge. Make sure they are the same shape.
  • Sew or hot glue the two pieces of faux fur together with the right sides facing each other, leaving about an inch open at the bottom. Make sure you leave enough space for your ear wire to go in and out of easily.
  • Turn the fabric right side out and put it on a headband. If your furry ears are too big or you want them more rounded, use the heat from an iron to shape the fur around the headband.
  • Put an ear wire through the hole you left in the bottom of your ear and curl it around to secure it.

There you go! Great job. Now that you know how a pair of furry ears are made, let’s move on to styling them.

How to Style Furry Ears

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Furry ears can be styled in many different ways. Here are some of the most common styles:

  • Straight out: This is done by simply wearing your furry ears as they are with no other accessories or styling.
  • Bunny-eared: This involves not only wearing your furry ears but also putting some bunny ears on over them.
  • Pig-tailed: This is done by braiding the furry part of the ear to give it a pigtail look. This can be done with either one or two pigtails.
  • Hair clips: This involves making the furry part of the ear into a hair clip to be worn in your real or faux hair.
  • Headband: This style is similar to the pigtail look, but you attach the faux fur part of your ears to a headband to make them stick straight up from your head like rabbit ears.
  • Earrings: An easy way to wear furry ears as accessories is with earrings. They are simple to make and can be attached or removed easily.
  • Hair ties: This is done by braiding the faux fur part of your furry ears, then tying them in a loop with an elastic hair tie.
  • Ponytail holder arch: This style is very similar to the bunny-eared and pig-tailed styles, but the loops made with the hair tie headband go behind your ear instead of in front like a ponytail holder.
  • Bow clips: This style uses the same idea as the bunny-eared or pig-tailed styles, but with a bow clip instead of hair ties.

Some Tips to Keep in Mind When Styling Furry Ears

Whether you’re dressing up as a fox, rabbit or any other furry creature, there are a few things you should keep in mind when styling your ears. Make sure they’re comfortable and stay in place all night long by following these simple tips!

Putting them on

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The easiest way to put it on your ears is with the help of a friend. Put the base of them against your head and have someone else carefully slide them up. You can also use this time to adjust their placement, so they’re even across your head.

If you’re doing it by yourself, you’ll need to hold them in place with one hand and carefully push them up with the other. If you’re having trouble, try leaning forward, so your head is lower than your ears.

Making sure they stay up

The hardest part of wearing any type of ear or mask is making sure it doesn’t fall off or slide down throughout the night. This usually requires some sort of adhesive, but if you’re looking for a more cost-friendly option, there are other ways to keep them in place.

You can secure the backs with two small hair ties, bobby pins or even some double-sided tape (though this will make them slightly less comfortable). If your ears are too big for any adhesive, try using a glue gun to seal the edges together so they’ll be sturdy.

Keeping them clean

Since a lot of these ears are made from real fur, it’s important to keep them clean and away from dirty surfaces. When you’re not wearing them, store them in a plastic bag to avoid dust and dirt from settling inside of them. If you use any excess adhesive, make sure you clean that off every time you put them on.

Styling ideas

If you can’t find a ready-made pair of ears that perfectly match your character, there are alternatives. Fake fur or fuzzy fabric can make great substitutes for the real thing, and you can even use ribbons, bows or other accessories to give them some added flair.

If you’re crafty enough, try making your own ears and tail out of various materials. You can use foam, plastic or fabric to make a furry tail – the only limit is your imagination.

In Conclusion

And that’s it – everything you need to know about furry ears!

Whether you’re dressing up as a character for a cosplay event or just want to add a bit of fun to your everyday look, there are many ways to style furry ears. You can go cute and sweet, glam and sexy, or punk rock and edgy-the possibilities are endless.

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Side Note: For hiring cosplayers for events or photoshoots, you can get in touch with SnowDragon via his Instagram account.