From my experience in not only modeling in the Chateau, but being a kitten, ears are a necessity when you are in kitten play, but more than that, is having a beautiful arrangement of different styles and colors to match the assemble you have planned for your evening. Whether you are going to a Work Party, a night out on the town, or even planning a photo shoot, ears are essential, and I really can’t stress the importance of having yourself a variety of ear choices. Now, that’s not to say every kitten has her own favorite types of ears, some girls like to stick to the same style. But this article is about branching out of that comfort zone, and allowing yourself to be able to get a bit more creative, because let’s be honest, wearing the same pair of ears over and over again, not only causes wear and tear on them, but it gets boring! So in this article I am covering the different styles of ears, where you can get these ears at affordable prices (if you’re not a DIY kitty) and color essentials of ears that will match almost anything.
~~** The Simple Headband **~~
This is the most common type of ears that even not kitten play people own, you can find them super cheap around Halloween at dollar stores and discount costume bins. They’re ears that com on a head band that have just your normal kitten ear shape about them. You can find these even out of Halloween season on a lot of whole sale sites, eBay, amazon, and of course your local costume shop, I’ve see plain regular ears like this run anywhere from $2-$8, give or take if it has a tail and bow included, which some do.
However, with a world of crafty people, you can take your plain average ears, and upgrade on Etsy to some very nicely made ones with ribbons, trimming, gems, different colored fur and different inner lining. There are several Etsy artists out there who make and take custom orders for lovely ears and are happy to accommodate almost anything you can think of. For my featured artist, I have chosen to show you the beautiful work of Vividoll, a Chateau kitten herself, she makes a beautiful basic set of fluffy ears that any kitten will love. Simple yet adorable, her ears are customizable and for a reasonable price. The nice thing about basic ears like her’s is that you can switch out bows and hair accessories to match any outfit or theme. Perfect for a go to set no matter what the occasion. Support a Chateau Kitten and buy a pair from her! https://www.etsy.com/shop/ViviDollShop
Images Featuring: Angel Kitten, Moonpie, Chairmyn Meow, Skylark
~~** The Silhouette Ears **~~
Now these are ears that came into style, because they were ears a kitten could where out in public on a daily basis, and be slightly less noticeable to people. They still said, “Hey I’m a kitten!” but didn’t scream it in crowds like other ears do, because sometimes you just want to go shopping and not have everyone pointing and harassing you for wearing big fluffy kitten ears. None-the-less, these ears are still beautiful, and I highly recommend that every kitten own a pair. They can be as simple as just the silhouette of cat ears, or can be spiced up a bit with little flowers, pearls, gems, and a nice ribbon pattern. These ears can be easily found on eBay in simple colors for 99 cents, or on Etsy with crafters who spice them up from $10-$30 (depending on what you are looking for. I’ve seen the pearl and gem stone ones sold at costume shops for around $15, sometimes places like, Claire’s or Icing carry them too. You can find yourself a cute pair of these ears at Hot Topic or at PaperCute on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/papercute or Miss CocoBoutique on Etsy:https://www.etsy.com/shop/MissCocoBoutique
Images Featuring: April Kitten, Salem, Mocha Haze and Kitty Lily
~~** The Lace Ears **~~
A pair of ears that became popular to even non-kittens , made famous and known to all from the Ariana Grande music video, “Love Me Harder” which featured the singer wearing a pair of black ones while rolling around in a luxurious sand setting, which made us Chateau kittens wonder if she secretly was kitten or at least was a fan of the Chateau. She’s been seen wearing kitten ears on several occasions, making the lace kitten ears a must have for teenage girls. I’ve seen these ears sold in stores like Claire’s, Icing, Hot Topic, and of course costume shops. They are a very nice touch to sexy lingerie, and hold their own unique quality about them. They are ears that several Chateau kittens own themselves and have featured photos on as well. To buy a pair online is easy, they’re on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, just do a search of “Lace Cat Ears” and you will find them from $5-$30. JenniferMinou on Etsy sells them in a variety of colors for a very reasonable price.https://www.etsy.com/shop/JenniferMinou
Images Featuring: Mika Masami and Sarai
~~** The Clip-in Ears **~~
The Clip-in cat ears aren’t always a favorite to some kitties, while they are preferred by others. The advantage of having clip-in cat ears is that they (most of the time) are sturdy and stay in your hair without easily falling out. They also have a different shape to them, which some kittens prefer over the headband kitten ears. Another bonus of clip-in ears, is that most can actually be converted into clipping onto a headband if needed. This is something that is becoming very popular with ear makers, the accessibility to turn your ears from headbands to clip-ins. There are other kitten ear makers on Etsy who can give you the option from headband to clip-in as well, so please be sure to check out the Featured Shops list below.
Images Featuring: Stella Kitty, Mittens, Claudia Rylie, and Fox Von Classique
~~** The Plastic Mold Ears **~~
I don’t actually know what the style of these ears are called, but I personally am in love with them. They’re small, usually come with an elastic band and are actually shaped with a plastic material. Some have painted insides, others have a little bit of fur. Online you can find them herehttp://yayahan.bigcartel.com/product/yayas-original-cat-ears-plain but I’ve seen them in sets at Halloween and Costume shops and at conventions. I own a pair myself that are from Yayahan. They’re great ears if you don’t want to stand out as much, plus the awesome bonus of being waterproof! If you can, definitely get yourself a pair.
~~** Airbrushed Ears **~~
Last but not least we have the airbrushed ears! A new favorite among the Chateau Kittens are these ears that with an airbrushed coloring, give a more realistic look. Hoshiikins makes these beauties and for a great price, just take note she does lots of custom orders so you’ll need to be a patient kitty if you want a pair of these one of a kind ears. You can find her shop on Etsyhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/Hoshiikins
Images Featuring: Starling, Moonpie, and April Kitten
~~** Featured Kitten Ear Shops **~~
A great cat ear maker is Alpha Arts, done by Ashivi, is making her beautiful ear headbands and tail sets. She she does the occasional collar. Alpha Arts produces very high quality work for very reasonable prices, and can completely custom make your ears to what you want, and with a few extra bucks you can get a matching tail, and even a matching collar set! I’ve been fortunate enough to own a pair of her ears and tails, one of the first she’s ever made and I still use them at my shoots and outings, I’ve worn them so much, I’ve actually worn into the fur and need to costume order a new pair, especially since she’s now grown her ear making abilities and creates super fancy, lovely ones. Her ears, are a pair of ears every kitten should own. So make sure you check out her Etsy, and shoot her a message about getting a pair of customs make fore yourself! You will not be disappointed. Her ears and tails are hand sewn to perfection, sturdy and will last years, even with over use like mine.https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlphaArtsGifts
Here is where I’m gonna put one last little plug for someone who makes amazing ears, strong sturdy, beautiful and completely customizable and reasonably priced, and that is Velvet Violet Vixen https://www.etsy.com/shop/VelvetVioletVixen don’t see what you want on her Etsy? No Problem! This girl take commissions and will make sure your ears are exactly what you want, even down to a specific color of fur (which you know can be hard to do sometimes). She makes her ears in a variety of different styles and colors, you name it, she’ll make it. Along with her ears she also makes some of the most beautiful collars. I own 2 myself, that I absolutely adore, and plan on commissioning her for even more collars in the future. She is even in the works of getting wrist-cuffs made so you can have a matching set. Another great feature from commissioning her, she can make entire kitten gear sets, that’s right. Ears, tail, collar, paw-gloves, and cuffs everything you need as a kitten and not at a ridiculous price and over charged. Even with her custom commissions, she gets them done and to you at a very reasonable amount of time so you aren’t sitting there and waiting months for your order! Her Etsy shop provides more than just pet play gear too, she also makes beautiful bustles, chokers, and takes commissions for cosplay. All her work is very well made, and she is definitely one to buy from if you are looking for a cheap, affordable set of ears, and maybe once you’ve had your ears, you’ll want to get an entire matching set to complete your customization ears. Be sure to check out Violet’s modeling page as well! https://www.facebook.com/violetvixxen/
Featured Models: Persia, Claudia Rylie, Mynx, ScreamKiwi, and Pastel Quartz
~~** Other Sites That Sell Ears **~~