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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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The Escapist

The Escapist
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:03:45 -0800

Preserving your skin is equally important with adhesives, and for this reason, I despise spirit gum. Spirit gum contains alcohol, which can burn both your eyes and skin. It's also flammable. For only a few dollars more you can get a proper prosthetic ...

Channel Guide Magazine

Channel Guide Magazine
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:00:00 -0800

Melissa pokes in individual eyebrow hairs into her facial prosthetic while Njoroge just uses a bit of spirit gum to apply a beard & mustache. Robert uses a technique with tape. A few artists are screwing up skin tones. Our special guest judge is a ...

Indie Wire

Indie Wire
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:53:47 -0800

David Bowie's character was the only real magician in "The Prestige." Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman's top hatted rivals were conjurers of cheap tricks, masters of picking locks and applying spirit gum, but Bowie's Nikola Tesla built machines that ...

Camel City Dispatch

Camel City Dispatch
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:07:30 -0700

For the spooky first show of their third season, Spirit Gum Theatre Company will present “The Drowning Girls” by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson and Daniela Vlaskalic, October 9th-11th and 16th-18th. “The Drowning Girls” is based on the true story of ...


Sun, 31 Jan 2016 09:03:45 -0800

“A dash of spirit gum or eyelash adhesive,” said owner Mary-Jo Clayton, “and the most clean-cut youth comes on like Fidel Castro.” A wig and various false facial hair accessories at the Clare Fuller Wig Show, September 17, 1968. York University ...
Winston-Salem Journal
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 18:34:35 -0700

My bathtub has always been a refuge — a place to relax and pamper myself after a hard day. But I suspect it's going to be a while before I can get into the tub without remembering the fates of the characters in “The Drowning Girls.” Spirit Gum Theatre ...

Vail Daily News

Vail Daily News
Sun, 18 Oct 2015 13:26:15 -0700

Apply spirit gum to the area where you want your wound to live. Start with small amounts. It's easier to add more than it is to remove. 4. On top of the gum, apply your wax. This will help you to mold and “pull” the wound. 5. On top of the wax, begin ...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 05:37:41 -0700

And most importantly, if you're going to be wearing a prosthetic like a bald cap, fake nose, mole or ears that are most commonly applied with Spirit Gum adhesive, don't forget the adhesive remover. "It's a slow process because it will take a few passes ...

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