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Crash Bandicoot

Tawna's Ears

Created by
MorrisWorld Cosplay Creations
Build time
1 day
Budget
$26
Skill level
Advanced
Description

Learn how to make Tawna's ears! Check out the other Tawna tutorials for the full costume including: wig, makeup, and outfit.

Tools required
  • Heat Gun
  • Small round object
  • Craft Knife
  • Paint brush
  • Paint pallet
  • Paint water cup
skills required
  • Ability to handle a hot gun safely
  • Ability to handle a blade safely
  • Basic painting (and blending) skills
images for inspiration
No images available
Supply list
Part Description
Costume section
est. Cost
Part description
2x sheets of orange craft foam
costume section
Est. Cost
$2
Part description
1x tube of orange acrylic paint
costume section
Est. Cost
$2
Part description
1x tube of yellow acrylic paint
costume section
Est. Cost
$2
Part description
1x tube of brown acrylic paint
costume section
Est. Cost
$2
Part description
1x tube of red acrylic paint
costume section
Est. Cost
$2
Part description
Faux fur scraps
costume section
Est. Cost
$5
Part description
Spirit gum and remover
costume section
Est. Cost
$12
Guide
  1. Fold a sheet of paper in half and hold it up to your face in front of a mirror. 
  2. Hold the paper angled away from your face so the folded edge matches the top of Tawna’s ear.
  3. Mark a vertical line (parallel to your face) and cut off the point so the paper lies flat against your face.
  4. Holding the angled paper up to your face, sketch the shape of Tawna’s ears, including the “front fold” where the ear turns forward. 
  5. Cut out the traced shape to use as a pattern. 
  6. Unfold the paper and cut out the front portion of the ear, leaving a flap for the “front fold” of the ear.
  7. Use this pattern to cut out 2 ear shapes from orange craft foam.
  8. Heat both sides of one foam ear with a heat-gun until the foam softens. 
  9. Fold the ear along the pattern’s original “front fold” line.
  10. Heat the foam pieces again and stretch over a round object to make the ear cup shaped
  11. Repeat Steps 8-10 for the opposite ear, making sure to create the mirrored version. 
  12. Paint the foam ears with acrylic craft paint. Begin with a base of orange-brown on the outside, then add dark brown shading near the base and a lighter orange highlight at the tips. 
  13. Paint the insides light orange, adding a brown shadow along the bottom, a light yellow highlight along the top, and a red hue along the middle.
  14. Blend the colors while the paint is still wet, adding more highlights and lowlights as you blend. 
  15. Repeat for both ears. 
  16. Trace the folded ear pattern onto the orange faux fur, mirroring for a right and left ear.
  17. Cut the two shapes out with a craft knife so as not to damage the fur. 
  18. Test the fit of the fur pieces inside the ears and trim the fur as needed.
  19. Use a craft knife to cut a small triangular notch near the top of the right ear for Tawna’s scar.  
  20. Push the hoop earrings through the outer edge of the right ear and secure the clasps.
Guide
  1. Fold a sheet of paper in half and hold it up to your face in front of a mirror. 
  2. Hold the paper angled away from your face so the folded edge matches the top of Tawna’s ear.
  3. Mark a vertical line (parallel to your face) and cut off the point so the paper lies flat against your face.
  4. Holding the angled paper up to your face, sketch the shape of Tawna’s ears, including the “front fold” where the ear turns forward. 
  5. Cut out the traced shape to use as a pattern. 
  6. Unfold the paper and cut out the front portion of the ear, leaving a flap for the “front fold” of the ear.
  7. Use this pattern to cut out 2 ear shapes from orange craft foam.
  8. Heat both sides of one foam ear with a heat-gun until the foam softens. 
  9. Fold the ear along the pattern’s original “front fold” line.
  10. Heat the foam pieces again and stretch over a round object to make the ear cup shaped
  11. Repeat Steps 8-10 for the opposite ear, making sure to create the mirrored version. 
  12. Paint the foam ears with acrylic craft paint. Begin with a base of orange-brown on the outside, then add dark brown shading near the base and a lighter orange highlight at the tips. 
  13. Paint the insides light orange, adding a brown shadow along the bottom, a light yellow highlight along the top, and a red hue along the middle.
  14. Blend the colors while the paint is still wet, adding more highlights and lowlights as you blend. 
  15. Repeat for both ears. 
  16. Trace the folded ear pattern onto the orange faux fur, mirroring for a right and left ear.
  17. Cut the two shapes out with a craft knife so as not to damage the fur. 
  18. Test the fit of the fur pieces inside the ears and trim the fur as needed.
  19. Use a craft knife to cut a small triangular notch near the top of the right ear for Tawna’s scar.  
  20. Push the hoop earrings through the outer edge of the right ear and secure the clasps.
Description

Learn how to make Tawna's ears! Check out the other Tawna tutorials for the full costume including: wig, makeup, and outfit.

Tools required
  • Heat Gun
  • Small round object
  • Craft Knife
  • Paint brush
  • Paint pallet
  • Paint water cup
skills required
  • Ability to handle a hot gun safely
  • Ability to handle a blade safely
  • Basic painting (and blending) skills
images for inspiration
No images available
Supply list
Part Description
Costume section
est. Cost
Part description
2x sheets of orange craft foam
costume section
Est. Cost
$2
Part description
1x tube of orange acrylic paint
costume section
Est. Cost
$2
Part description
1x tube of yellow acrylic paint
costume section
Est. Cost
$2
Part description
1x tube of brown acrylic paint
costume section
Est. Cost
$2
Part description
1x tube of red acrylic paint
costume section
Est. Cost
$2
Part description
Faux fur scraps
costume section
Est. Cost
$5
Part description
Spirit gum and remover
costume section
Est. Cost
$12
Guide
  1. Fold a sheet of paper in half and hold it up to your face in front of a mirror. 
  2. Hold the paper angled away from your face so the folded edge matches the top of Tawna’s ear.
  3. Mark a vertical line (parallel to your face) and cut off the point so the paper lies flat against your face.
  4. Holding the angled paper up to your face, sketch the shape of Tawna’s ears, including the “front fold” where the ear turns forward. 
  5. Cut out the traced shape to use as a pattern. 
  6. Unfold the paper and cut out the front portion of the ear, leaving a flap for the “front fold” of the ear.
  7. Use this pattern to cut out 2 ear shapes from orange craft foam.
  8. Heat both sides of one foam ear with a heat-gun until the foam softens. 
  9. Fold the ear along the pattern’s original “front fold” line.
  10. Heat the foam pieces again and stretch over a round object to make the ear cup shaped
  11. Repeat Steps 8-10 for the opposite ear, making sure to create the mirrored version. 
  12. Paint the foam ears with acrylic craft paint. Begin with a base of orange-brown on the outside, then add dark brown shading near the base and a lighter orange highlight at the tips. 
  13. Paint the insides light orange, adding a brown shadow along the bottom, a light yellow highlight along the top, and a red hue along the middle.
  14. Blend the colors while the paint is still wet, adding more highlights and lowlights as you blend. 
  15. Repeat for both ears. 
  16. Trace the folded ear pattern onto the orange faux fur, mirroring for a right and left ear.
  17. Cut the two shapes out with a craft knife so as not to damage the fur. 
  18. Test the fit of the fur pieces inside the ears and trim the fur as needed.
  19. Use a craft knife to cut a small triangular notch near the top of the right ear for Tawna’s scar.  
  20. Push the hoop earrings through the outer edge of the right ear and secure the clasps.

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