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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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Winston-Salem Journal

Winston-Salem Journal
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 21:18:45 -0700

Given that the play has its frightening moments — and that it's getting close to Halloween — Spirit Gum decided to experiment with adding some late-night shows to the run. “We thought why not give it a shot and see what happens,” Stafford said. “And ...

Salt Lake City Weekly

Salt Lake City Weekly
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:11:15 -0700

"A lot of people still use spirit gum. Most spirit gum is just tree sap with an alcohol base. The best remover for spirit gum is isopropyl alcohol (+80 proof). If you are using a prosthetic-type adhesive like Pros-Aide (available at costume stores ...

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 11:51:42 -0700

Coble tucks her long, dark hair into a bald cap then dabs her skull with a combination of gelatin, mortician's wax, latex, airbrush, spirit gum, makeup and "Bruce Willis." "In prior years, I was a scary nurse," she said, "and I froze to death." Now, it ...


Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:08:28 -0700

After we saw a mock up of how Cristina Ricci would look as Morticia Addams, we've collectively gone seriously kooky for the iconic Addams family, so it only seemed fitting for us to bathe in the blackness once more and do some revision on the rotten ...


Fri, 11 Sep 2015 09:52:30 -0700

Unfortunately, though, Amy's heavy hand with the spirit gum left her with pirate mouth for the rest of the evening. NAGL. But what would it look like if the entire Hester High crew participated in a Jack Sparrow-inspired Movember? In honor of the ...

Press of Atlantic City

Press of Atlantic City
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 16:37:11 -0700

On Saturday afternoon, traffic on the road outside The Village Green at Smithville was temporarily halted by a flock of indecisive swans. It was an idyllic image that belied the nature of the heated competition set to begin nearby.
Nanaimo News Bulletin
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:00:00 -0700

Spirit Gum is about performance and the performance of identity through the practices of contemporary artists,” said Jesse Birch, Nanaimo Art Gallery artistic director and exhibit co-curator. “In the show there are a range of approaches to the way ...

Entertainment Weekly (blog)

Entertainment Weekly (blog)
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 04:48:57 -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 ...

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