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Opening Chii Ears by Taliesiin Opening Chii Ears by Taliesiin
I was kind of irritated there were masses of foam Chii ear tutorials everywhere, but nothing for any better material. So when I decided to make mine, I documented it!

In the oven, I recommend putting a toothpick or something through the ears where you intend to screw them together. That way they're more likely to fit together more easily when they're all dry.

Here's a list of supplies:
A Rolling pin
A butterknife
Any kind of clear tape
Wax paper
Wire cutters
A drill
4 screws
4 matching nuts
A hot glue gun
Some wire. It should be easy to bend, but hold a shape well
Fibatape (Or really, any mesh you like, I just used Fibatape.)
Unless you can find the right shade of pink:
4 squares of white fimo
1 square of pink fimo
A headband
2 retractable USB chords

FIMO TIPS
Keep your hands and working surface CLEAN. Fimo loves to get filthy really easily.
Fimo also loves to stick to itself, even on wax paper. What I did was wiped the was paper clean every time I rolled the Fimo out.

Feel free to ask about anything I forgot to mention.
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TillieVaughan1990 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I might make bjd size ears using this idea. Thanks for sharing! Been looking for opening chii ears.
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Karinui Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING. Thank you for this !
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Djurtjejen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried something similar.. but when I opened the ears they pressed against my head and closed again (or they look like they were flying..) any suggestions? :I
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MrsVanguard Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like it. I might have to give this a try :D
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sakura4li Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
OOh...i wasn't a great fan of Chobits and was wandering the fuss for the 'opening'...then I realised at the end LOL

but hey! It's A VERY GOOD, FANTASTIC IDEA!! better try it out sometimes
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fenriseye Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Damn now I want to cosplay Chii xD
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Nina23DA-neko-fan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
awesome just what i need for my last minute props for freya XD
this helps a lot TNX^^ :iconbigheartplz:
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Taliesiin Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me know how it turns out for you c:
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Nina23DA-neko-fan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
it turned out great but...the mouse usb thingy... not so great TT3TT i broke it DX
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Taliesiin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw how? D:
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Nina23DA-neko-fan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
i dunt know how to remove the mouse correctly and when i cut it i cant get it to retract like it used to when it was attached to the mouse :iconsadplz:
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Taliesiin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You used a retractable mouse one? I just used one that had a USB on both ends. It must have been the one you used. :C I dunno
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Nina23DA-neko-fan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
i used the retractable mouse ;n;
needs to buy retractable usb @.@
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Taliesiin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I found the ones I got on Amazon for like $3 total. Good luck if you want to try again. :'3
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Runzi333 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME maybe I'll cosplay Chii!!!
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Jamesy-Pie Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
This is so cool! I never would've thought of it. I didn't think I'd ever cosplay Chii, but I'm tempted to now just to try making the ears.
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Taliesiin Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You could just wear the ears as an accessory c:
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MykeyFinn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These came out quite well, I especially like the working cord bit, though personally Id be loathe to sacrifice a precious cheap cable to a project, ok scratch that :p Ive done it before. One thing you could do would be to use a single long screw and a cap end then add a spring with the long straight ends run along the screw with the straight bits in small recieving pockets on the inside edge to keep them closed unless you open them, and a small flip down bit that would keep them open till you pushed it back, with the cord maybe.. And they could use a bit of sanding and general smoothing out and a coat of shiny spray, but as a prototype they are really nice.
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