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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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NPR

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

But after everything, all the joy, all the freedom, all the swagger — you still have to get home and take your costume off. And that's how I learned this very important lesson: If you forget the spirit gum for sticking down your bald cap, don't try to ...

The Patriot-News - PennLive.com

The Patriot-News - PennLive.com
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:09:32 -0700

She'll also be helping create realistic injury effects for a local Operation Prom event. Operation Prom stages a mock car crash and rescue scene to educate students on the dangers of drinking and driving. When she's not playing with spirit gum and ...
 
The Banner-Graphic (blog)
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:14:15 -0700

Posted by ILOVEVOTTO on Thu, Oct 16, 2014, at 5:25 PM. Terrific write-up and thank you for your column. It brightens my little corner of the world. I played the role of "Rabbi" in my high school musical.The Spirit Gum caused my face to have a violent ...

The Denver Post (blog)

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

Makeup remover – $2.50. Spirit gum remover – $2.50. APPLICATORS: Foundation wedge or sponge, to apply your creme base layers with – $3. Blush brush, for the white powder, to set the creme layers – $4. Fluffy eye-shadow brush, to apply eye-shadow on ...

Boulder Weekly

Boulder Weekly
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:15:13 -0700

The only people really likely to leave Boulder's Dinner Theater grousing about the uncanny valley and visibility of the spirit gum are estheticians and the sort of curmudgeons that think a good solid harrumphing amongst friends is a thrilling way to ...
 
Chapel Hill News
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:56:15 -0700

He dabs his eyebrows with spirit gum. It gets sticky as it dries and lets him apply eyebrow plastic, which he can then layer with foundation to conceal his natural brows. Behind him, the lace appliqué mermaid dress he had custom made hangs from the top ...

Access Hollywood

Access Hollywood
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:54:59 -0700

Step 3: Peel latex teeth from the paper plate and start to glue them to the skin along the lips and cheek inside of the wound area using Spirit Gum Adhesive. (available at Halloween, party stores or drug stores). Step 4: Mix up another small batch of ...

CBS Local

CBS Local
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:08:07 -0700

You might know Dan Campbell from The Wonder Years. That's The Wonder Years the band, not The Wonder Years the show that made adolescence painfully awkward on celluloid. But you might also know him from Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties.
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