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fashionable face flappers
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Think cool. Think wild. These exciting appendages could be poised snugly on the top half of your ears, swinging up and down with your every step. Made of strong but lightweight fibers, the earwings will lift your spirits while fluttering in the slightest breeze.

Many models are available from dragonfly to penguin to Airbus 330. And why not also purchase the flapping cap with battery-driven motor, to palpitate your wings on calm days or when feeling hot or just a little embarrassed?

FarmerJohn, Mar 23 2003

The new you! http://www.geocitie...hnnie/earwings.html
[FarmerJohn, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

To look really strange combine with... http://www.halfbake...m/idea/Hair_20Kites
[madradish, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

EarWings http://members.safe...is_art/EARWINGS.HTM
"butterfly wing and bird shapes" [hippo, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Asterix the Gaul http://users.ox.ac....gbuck/asterix I.jpg
Ok - so they are on his helmet. [Jinbish, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Baked? http://www.muzprosv...ics/cremaster-4.jpg
From Cremaster, saw this on a poster the other day. [dalek, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Deely Boppers http://web.knoxnews...art/deelybopper.jpg
[hippo, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Adolph Weinman: Winged Head Liberty http://www.oldcoins...ory/10c-1916-45.htm
The 1916-1945 poetic precursor featured the likeness of Elsie Kachel Stevens (wife of poet Wallace Stevens) and was a pre-Roosevelt symbol for the March of Dimes fight against polio...another sort of fight for flight. [jurist, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

9th Elsewhere http://www.9thelsewhere.com/
Look at the muses' ears... [Chrontius, Nov 01 2004]

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       Yes. Think dragon wings.   

       one could peek out bashfully / flirtatiously from behind large ones like a chinese type fan. these I like - not painful to wear I trust.
po, Mar 23 2003

       Trying to see the attraction of looking like a mutant Vulcan. And failing, I'm afraid.
DrCurry, Mar 23 2003

       Flavius: What do you call those?
Spock: I call them ears.
Flavius: Are you trying to be funny?
Spock: Never.
po, Mar 23 2003

"Thank you."
"You're welcome."
RayfordSteele, Mar 23 2003

       He looks batty.
thumbwax, Mar 23 2003

       I'm jealous
po, Mar 23 2003

       Human ears are just plain daft, they don't even swivel.
The Kat, Mar 23 2003

       jealous, jealous, jealous
thumbwax, Mar 23 2003

       Actually, Earwings are already around. I think it was some company like Lancome. When they had those freaky lace eyebrows. Also, those intense ear cuffs with spiky ends. But not flappy like yours. Hi, I've been lurking for a while.
hennesey[dc], Mar 24 2003

       . . . and I'll sing you a song and I'll try not to wing out of key. Oh, I can fly with a little help from my friends.
bristolz, Mar 24 2003

       ...on a wing and an ear
hippo, Mar 24 2003

       This is a brilliant example of halfbakery at it's best.   

       Totally daft, totally feasable, totally croissant worthy.
Seaneeboy, Mar 24 2003

       Apparently this is Baked in the Cremaster cycle, whatever that is. (See link.)
dalek, Mar 24 2003

       saggy is probably the complete antithesis of flappy [bliss]
po, Mar 24 2003

       everyone is picking on my grammar tonight. it will be my spelling and lack of caps next.   

       saggy is sort of floppy and impotent. flappy is alive and virile.
po, Mar 24 2003

       You talking about cats or neighbors?
DrCurry, Mar 24 2003

po, Mar 24 2003

       I can't find one anywhere in the inventory.
FarmerJohn, Mar 25 2003

       Kids in Britain in the 70s used to have bizzare bouncing headgear. Something boppers? Weally boopers? ...   

       I know I'd get some for my daughter... :-) ahhhh.
liamdelahunty, Mar 25 2003

       Deely Boppers (see link)
hippo, Mar 25 2003

       This isn't the first example of "Earwings", even prior to the "Flapper" era. (see link)
jurist, Mar 25 2003

       jurist: Ah, dimes from my childhood that may have had some role in the idea germination. "...Liberty wearing a winged cap symbolizing freedom of thought." Sort of like a halfbakery flapping cap.
FarmerJohn, Mar 25 2003

       At first glance I thought this was "earwigs", little hairpieces for your ears.
joeforker, Jul 26 2005


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