In this Instructable you will learn how to make your own custom-fit set of pointed elf ear appliances from two-part silicone rubber, a non-porous material which can be glued, applied, removed, cleaned, and reused many, many times. I have been using the same pair for a few years now, so if you are attentive and careful, your ears could last indefinitely.
Edit: The silicone rubber I am using here is Douglas & Sturgess brand SR-1610. Smooth-on makes rubbers with comparable properties for their Dragon Skin line. Use the softest mixture available, with the least amount of color. One of the advantages of silicone is it's ability to scatter light and create a realistic flesh-like glow and be transparent enough to blend into real flesh.
I make my ears at TechShop.
Also works for: faeries, fairies, pixies, pillywiggins, goblins, hobgoblins, demons, leprechauns, gnomes, hobbits, nymphs, naiads, sylphs, satyrs, imps, demons, orks, vulcans, romulans, werewolves, na’vi
Step 1: Aquire:
-Plaster (I recommend Ultracal or another thin and extra-hard-setting mixture)
-Silicone rubber (soft and translucent)
-Clay (non-drying and sulfur-free)
-Silicone pigment or acrylic paint to match your human’s skin tone
-Spirit gum or medical adhesive
-A silicone-friendly release agent (here I am using Ease Release 200)
-Mixing cups and stir sticks
-2 large clamps