Leroni & Lokrin
I used no prostethic glue, becauce the headband I wore had a chinstrap that kept them well in place.
The lekku fit my head well and are comfortable to wear.
I used no extra makeup on the lekku themselves, as they already well matched the colour of my bodypaint. I am pleased with how flexible they are and how they move.
I cannot remember the shipping time, but I think it was normal.
Albane P. Leia
Turquoise “Daesha” lekkus + earcones
make-up used : Fardel color cream – I mix some turquoise blue, light green and white. I always mix them with the earcone next to my hand to compare the colour and be as close as possible to the lekkus.
I put hydrating cream first, then the Fardel with a latex triangular sponge. When the face is done I put some basic powder (« poudre libre ») all over it so that it won’t get on the clothes etc. To finish, I use another color for the eyelids and the lips (and it looks better if I darken the eyebrows as well). Fardel color cream gets off very easily ; most of it with warm water, and when it’s more complicated I can use soap or a make-up remover. Then I put some hydrating cream again.
I tried once a Kryolan green with my Fardel blue and white, and I had the skin peeling a little for several days after. I don’t recommend the mix but I’m not sure about the origin of the skin reaction.
For the time being I don’t use any glue, I made different headbands that allow me to wear the lekkus without the glue. I prefer covering headbands, that spares me the difficulty of putting the make-up in the neck. With my headbands I can dress up and put the make-up by myself. Gloves are a brillant idea as well ; you don’t have to put make-up on your fingers and clolour everything you touch !
If I had to do a change, I think I would buy shorter lekkus to light up things a little. I’m always afraid of loosing the lekkus !!
At first I wanted to have a twilek Jedi in a sand-coloured costume. Then I found it funny to do a twilek pilot as well, mixing the blue of the lekkus and the orange of the overall, and that’s fun !
The order was quick, the shipping quite fast as well : ordered on June 19th, started on July 21st, sent on July 31st and arrived on August 8th !
The pilot 4&5 are from Ludovic Ramin, the other ones from Hypemedia
The jedi pics have been taken by fellows of the Rebel Legion French Base
I finally used my lekku with my Aayla Secura costume for the Star Wars premiere and they were a huge hit! Everybody loved them and wanted to know how they were made. Since you recently asked for feedback, here are my comments. They fit comfortably for the most part. The leather band that straps around the head and velcros in the back started to come apart by the end of the night. (Twi’lek Paradise note: We made 2 bandanas in 2014 with some goat leather, these bandanas have problems and no use these leather again, so this problem will not occur again)
I just safety pinned it together and it stayed put from then on. Very light weight and little to no discomfort from wearing all night. I wore them for a total of about seven hours. I’ve attached a picture of the costume. I used Mehron Paradise body paint in light blue to match the light blue lekku and they matched like they were made for each other. Thank you again for the wonderful costume piece! Will definitely be wearing it again for the next Star Wars event!
I have “Liary” style lekku with ear caps in skin color. I used them for my Hera Syndulla costume.
They were ordered at the beginning of March 2014 and they were made and shipped exceptionally quickly – withing month! I live in Czech Republic and the shipping itself took only 4 days (which is very quick – two days it travelled only through our country).
My head measurement is 56 cm and the only thing I needed was to trim the edge on my forehead a bit to shorten it. Lekkus hold perfectly by themselves. I don’t use any kind of glue or something (the fact is that I have a cap on them which helps to hold them, but when I try them as they are, they hold well).
To color the lekku I used the same bodypainting color I intended to use on my face – its water based liquid bodypainting color of brand Eulenspiegel. I wanted to be sure I will have the same color of lekkus and face, so that’s why I went for skin color (also Hera has specific lighter marks on the lekku which I needed there). To fix the color I used colourless hair spray and it holds since then (more than a year). It only rubs off at the end of lekkus, where they touch frequently with my pleather vest. I am really happy with this solution – the application was easy and color holds well on the lekkus. I also tried if it will be removable and if I will be able to re-paint them with different color and it was easilz removable by water and soup.
The quality is really good and durable. I love the flexibility and the lightness (which my friends, who have lekkus from some other makers, envy me 😉 ). I am wearing the lekkus frequently – at least once per month, since fall 2014 – and they are still in that great shape in which they came, not tearing anywhere (even at the forehead where I trimmed them), they are not worn off, not stretched, no damage at the tails where they often rub against the vest and where they are often pulled by curious children. Just perfect!
01 – Martin “Jekkyl”Řehánek
02 – Kristýna “KaeM” Matoušková
03 – Štěpán Látal
04 – Štěpán Látal
I used light blue Endura airbrush body paint mixed with white Endura airbrush body paint in almost equal parts, a little more white than blue and achieved an exact match which I have received many compliments on. I used Mehron spirit gum to the forehead and sides of face to get the lekku to lie flesh with my face. How I had the lekku resting, it was right at the edge of my hair line so that’s why I applied spirit gum there for extra assurance. My headband did cover most of the lekku connecting to my face so there wasn’t much of a problem getting it to look “clean”. I found that it was not necessary to glue the ear cones in any way, they stayed all day at Dragon Con resting on the lekku and underneath my headband with of course little ear cone holes 🙂 So with the spirit gum and headband they stayed on all day and I didn’t even need to “touch up”. It does however get very steamy and warm under there since it is a material that can not breathe but it wasn’t unbearable or anything; the most uncomfortable part about my Twi’lek outfit was my boots lol. People ask about my lekku and I tell them Twi’lek Paradise made it! I believe it took about 2 weeks for delivery, even though when the package came, the box was in pretty bad shape which I don’t blame Twi’lek Paradise for (just the post office 🙁 ) BUT! The lekku was intact and was unharmed 🙂 Once receiving it I was asked how the shipping was and given tutorials and help on how to fit my lekku. Excellent customer service!
I used (I hope that is the right english word..) grease paint from Kryolan and fixed it with colorless powder. I fixed the lekku with (I´m not sure about the english word) skin glue, i´ts called “mastix”. The lekku fit very well on my head, especially with the bandana, it become a good stability.
I am very happy with my lekku and would order it again from your shop!
It think the shipping to Germany was about 2-3 weeks.
With best greetings
I’m from the USA, and I received my custom order right on time without any problems! I love the Lekku. They fit perfectly, and I can wear them for a long time. I used StarBlend Cake Makeup for the color on my skin. It washes off easily in the shower, but you must be careful not to touch anything that you don’t want to get colored while in costume. I decided not to use prosthetic glue, and used a tight workout headband to hold the Lekku in place. This worked really well for me.
Daphne Reeder - Drache Media Films
I got my lekku yesterday: They’re perfect & I LOVE them! 🙂 As soon as we do the photoshoot for the promo poster, I will send you some.
I had commanded lekkus for darth Talon.
The qualitée is really magnificent!
The only negative point if I may say, it is that you do not supply everything for the make up (especially for tattoos it’s a pity because your make up video is top!)
For my part my prosthesis yours with “Mastix-Kryolan”
And the red paintingit is of the mark FARDEL (Belgian) and I use similar for the black:)
Lenses were commanded at CosplayMat for only 15€!
Send you are some of the pictures from our last shoot.
This time we just used grease paint (clown makeup) on her face to match the lekku headpiece. It was pretty easy to match the headpeice with the white color makeup but next time I will use make up primer for greater ease and baby powder to set. We used some simple makeup products after for her lips and eye makeup.
This was a simple test for a Hula Hoop video that we will release soon.
Next time we apply the make up we will use additional products to create more tones and texture in the skin and probably use fake eyelashes etc…
We love the head peice soo much and we are excited to produce some short action videos with it. We did not use spirit gum, eyelash glue or any product to hold it in place but we may do so in the future.
With Lekkus I am very satisfied .
As a color I’ve chosen KRYOLAN. Unfortunately, this comes from very hard. Since I have to think about another solution .
Adhesive I have no use, because since events took only 2 hours. The Lekkus have maintained wonderful.
If I have a portrait photo, I like to send it to you .
More photos from the event with me you can see on the Facebook page of the Star Wars Dinner Berlin.
What I ordered: Long Oola lekku with ear-cones
Body paint: For body paint, I used a water-based make-up recommended by my friend, Moe Hunt. Moe is quite experienced with body paint. She suggested: AQUACOLOR 55 ML 511 by Kryolan and it was an almost perfect match to the Oola green lekku. The make-up was applied with water and a sponge, made by the same company (Kryolan). It took a little over an hour to apply, with help. Most of the make-up comes off with soap and water. Otherwise, make-up remover helps with tough areas.
For the face make-up, I just used standard make-ups (eye-shadow, eyeliner, etc.) I own. I also decided to use dark-violet colored-contacts. I thought this would be a nice touch and because I didn’t want my eyes to completely match the body paint (my eyes are green).
Lekku fit: The lekku fit my head perfectly. I did not have to make any adjustments. All that I used was a hairnet to keep my hair in place. The lekku are rather comfortable, even after hours of walking around and dancing at Dragon*Con! I highly recommend lekku from Twi’lek Paradise. They are lightweight, yet durable. They are AWESOME!!! 🙂
Lekku by Twi’lek Paradise
Photo credit: Picture by SGH PhotoArt
Facebook for SGH PhotoArt: https://www.facebook.com/
Make-up (help from Jarrad Pond) and costume made by Joanie Mars
Facebook for Joanie: https://www.facebook.com/Ms.
Colored Contacts from PinkyParadise: https://www.facebook.com/
Makeup: Ben Nye liquid latex makeup. It stays on for a while but it’s difficult to wash off.
Prosthetic glue: Pros aid. It will stay on all day if you use pros aid.
the lekku fit well to your head? It fits snuggly. However, I would like the bottom to go further so that it fully covers my ears and hair line.
I think it’s awesome. After a year of wearing it, it’s still in good condition.
Excellent work! Great seller communication! Time frames for lekku making products were exactly as promised. I will be ordering a new lekku in the new year!
Photographer: HM Cosplay Photography
Ms Kelly Mari
I used Ben Nye body paint and sealer. It wasn’t difficult to find the right colour because I brought the ear cones to the makeup store with me and they were able to match the body paint to them.