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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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Redlands Daily Facts
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:56:15 -0800

Even though she has to pick spirit gum out of her hair after every performance, she is good-natured about her experience and said she has learned some valuable lessons about time management and has enjoyed her first play. Tickets are $10 reserved, ...


Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:22:30 -0800

“I knew the makeup people shaved his eyebrows and put yak hair on with spirit gum to give him Spock's eyebrows,” Tritle recalled. “So I shaved my eyebrows, but I didn't have the yak hair or anything else to finish the job. It was very embarrassing for ...
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:18:45 -0800

The engineering required to keep all the young cut dudes within the law was inspired, and here's hoping the spirit gum came off with little ripping. But fat Tuesday has left us behind yet again, in a whiff of effluence, a twinkle of glitter, and ...

Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 03:03:45 -0800

To make the rhinestones stick with Spirit Gum, apply them to the area you want them to adhere to. Now keep tapping that area with your finger until it becomes harder and harder to pull your finger away. At this point, immediately adhere your rhinestone.


Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:41:16 -0800

De eerste en makkelijkste manier is met Spirit Gum en tissues. Breng eerst een laag Spirit Gum aan op de plek waar je de wond wilt hebben. De Spirit Gum is een sterke huidlijm die ook vaak wordt gebruikt voor het opplakken van Sinterklaas baarden.

New York Observer

New York Observer
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:01:05 -0800

... and the Jennings' kids; the steely, wiry physicality of Russell and Rhys that makes their characters so convincingly commanding even buried under pounds of big glasses, bad wigs, and spirit gum — got tighter and sharper in Season Two, to the point ...

Winter Is Coming

Winter Is Coming
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:42:22 -0800

I'm a little disappointed Varys' theatrical background didn't come in handy with some spirit gum facial hair and elaborate makeup. They seem lost, unsure what to do next, but Varys has an idea. Their dialogue is probably abridged, but the trailer gives ...
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?

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