Today in elf news, the ears have it: pointy ones, that is, cut surgically from the standard round human set. Mark posted about a pioneer
some time ago, but now the mainstream's caught on. The tabloids are Concerned. From the Daily Mail
Some fantasy film buffs in Arizona are taking their obsessions to new levels by actually having their ears cut open and sculpted to look like elves. The elf ears craze has many health risks but that isn't stopping sci-fi fans having the top of their cartilage sliced and sewed back together in a point. ... The elf ears craze is believed to have been brought on by films such as Lord of the Rings and Avatar, as well as HBO's comedy television series Bored to Death.
Dr. Arthur W. Perry, quoted by the Mail, warns that scultping cartilage is dangerous and risks a "major deformity of the ear," though that would seem to be rather the idea. ABC ran a news segment
about it, full of pointed criticism.
Fans undergo elf ear operations to look like fantasy film characters
Kingdrippa makes and sells these fabulously trenchant mouse pins. It’s $11. In fact, there’s so many cool things in this store I might have to blog the lot.
Vancouver makeup artist Mimi Choi creates amazing trompe l’oeil illusions on the faces and bodies of herself and others.
Over at Imgur, user Q1s2e3 posted a timeline of women’s high fashion from 1784 to 1970, focusing entirely on trends in Europe and North America. In fact, it’s interesting that the switch in representation to American-style looks happened in the early 20th century.
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