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A 3 oz. Bottle of Spirit Gum

Spirit gum is an adhesive, made mostly of SD Alcohol 35-A (the solvent, or "spirit") and resin (the adhesive, or "gum"), used primarily for affixing costume prosthetics such as wigs, merkins, or false facial hair. It has been manufactured since the 1890s, and has long been a standard tool in theatrical performances where prosthetic makeup or affixed costuming is used. It has also often been used in burlesque, in affixing pasties.

Ingredients: Isopropyl Alcohol, Rosin, Copal, & Silica

Spirit Gum is also commonly used to paste eyebrows and other pasties by female impersonators also known as drag queens. The use of spirit gum helps conceal the thickness and shape of a queen's eyebrows and allows her to give a better shaped brow.

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Nanaimo Daily News
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 03:41:15 -0700

The Nanaimo Art Gallery is hosting the Spirit Gum exhibit, the first show since the gallery's two locations merged into one, from May 30 to Aug. 8. Spirit Gum is a kind of glue used to adhere costume to skin. This compound of alcohol (spirit) and resin ...

Entertainment Weekly (blog)

Entertainment Weekly (blog)
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 04:03:45 -0700

Often, special effects technicians affix a tube to the off-camera side of an actor's face using spirit gum (an adhesive used on sets and stages for gluing things to human skin). Then, “[We] take a horse-feeding syringe, a great big tubular syringe ...
Nanaimo News Bulletin
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:00:00 -0700

That product is an alcoholic adhesive liquid called Spirit Gum, which is used by actors and actresses to apply fake hair, mustaches and other facial features. It is this unification that has become the basis for the Nanaimo Art Gallery's newest exhibit ...


Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:30:00 -0700

That wasn't the end of it: Kent retrieved the purse and re-entered with a big grin, a "thankee milord" and a thumbs-up. I'd barely recovered from that when, in the reunion scene with Cordelia, Lear's beard fell off. That's the spirit (if not the spirit ...


Mon, 01 Jun 2015 22:13:55 -0700

They also found other distinctive accessories in Burton's home, as well as a receipt from a costume shop dated Dec. 23, 2014 for the purchase of spirit gum, a wig, prosthetic nose and fake beard. Burton is due back in federal court on June 11. If ...


Sat, 02 May 2015 10:43:07 -0700

“My work is my muse; I find immense inspiration in the beauty looks people turn [up in] when they come to my events,” said queen of New York City nightlife, Susanne Bartsch. Funny, seeing as the iconic host—known just as much for her club couture as ...

Wilson Post

Wilson Post
Thu, 07 May 2015 12:53:56 -0700

On closer examination, the various festival-goers aren't trying to emulate Leonard Nimoy's character from "Star Trek," after all. Instead, they have ear-ily joined the elven race with pointy latex ears that are seamlessly attached to their real ears ...
Washington Post
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:59:37 -0700

He's a convincing, mysterious and manly Christ, which is a miracle given that he's working with a spirit-gum beard and one of “The Good Wife's” missing Alicia Florrick wigs. He dies (spoiler alert!), but does he rise again? Any movie about Jesus that ...

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