I love wearing costumes and themed outfits...these will be for a Christmas elf outfit, but they are a great addition to my makeup arsenal. They have been modified in the photo. I cut the "hooks" off and plan on gluing them to my ear...but do not have any adhesive on them in the pic. I also tried using stick foundation to color them BUT the best way to alter their color is powder makeup. I used pressed powder, eyeshadows and highlighter on the elf ears and the tops of my ears to make sure they blend enough, because I don't have hair to hide the seams. I even "pierced" one with a big sewing needle to make it look more natural. These are great. With a little love they are better than I could have imagined.