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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 formulas vary from brand to brand. While some Spirit Gum formulas may use raw materials of suspect origin and may be considered “toxic”, others, like the brand pictured in the article, use purified pharmaceutical grade raw materials that are frequently found in solutions that coat medicine tablets and capsules, and are not toxic.

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 queens eyebrows and allows her to give a better shaped brow.

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McCovey Chronicles
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:10 -0800

The Giants would be better served to gamble, building a rotation out of sticks and spirit gum this season. Except those sticks are already looking bendy and snappy. I've lost my nerve. Get me the Shields. Bring me Shields. Five years, do it. Did you hear?
The Saratogian
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 17:52:30 -0800

Liam McKenna as Calvin pushes away Alyssa D'Angelo as Bret while talking with Carolyn Shields as Rosanna during a rehearsal Dec. 19 for “Calvin Berger” by the Saratoga Springs High School Drama Club. J.S. CARRAS ...
The Weekender
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 12:03:45 -0800

... where a pile of spirit gum, fake beards and hairy rubber feet take an endless walking tour of a green-screened New Zealand for eight hours as a tympanic membrane shattering combination of a damned fife and a shitty musette drone on in the background.
Broadway World
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 07:11:15 -0800

"I have about 90 seconds in front of the mirror, I use a lot of hair spray and I rub off spirit gum from my upper lip. I concentrate on taking the Bible and standing tall." Before he makes his first entrance, "I read a little bit of Job." In the second ...


Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:03:58 -0800

So note for next time: get spirit gum. Bo staff is made from part of a fishing pole (so it's light but strong, but doesn't extend) wrapped in mirror self-adhesive tape. Those were all thing that were lying around the house. I want to thank you guys for ...

Slate Magazine

Slate Magazine
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 20:47:58 -0800

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photos by Getty Images, Library of Congress, Wikimedia Commons. Brian Petre has a bushy, auburn beard, and he's somewhat overweight. In other words, he's funny. “Everything I do makes people laugh,” he says.


Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:30:51 -0700

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The Denver Post (blog)

The Denver Post (blog)
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:58:59 -0700

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