For thorough tips on sending us a photo for custom color matching, use the below instructions as well as this helpful tip page.

As anyone who has met us at a show, you know that we can match any skintone out there. What many online customers don’t know is that we can also match your skintone with purchases from our online store.

We have three basic tones (Light, Medium, and Dark) which come close to matching most people’s skin, but with a photo we can match it to your exact tone. To do this, just select “Custom Color (Email Photo)” and then send us a photo to . 



We will be doing a video soon showing the best way to take a photo of your ear for color matching. The main thing to remember when taking your photo is to do it in a well lit room or outside on a cloudy day. Do NOT use the flash. Afterwards, go to a mirror and compare the photo to your reflection. Our matching is only as good as your photo! 


**We can only do this for natural skin tones. When you are doing a costume and needing a color like green or purple, it is best to use the same make up on your skin and elf ears so that way it matches exactly. We can cast the elf ears in a custom color to make coloring easier, and that is at no extra cost.


Photo Checklist:

The best way to better match your skintone is to send us a photo of your ear. Here are a few tips for ordering and sending a photo.
  • Order whichever color you think is closest to your skintone.
  • On the shopping cart page in the box labelled Special instructions for seller, please type/paste, “I will be emailing a picture of my ear shortly for color matching.”
When taking the picture, please keep a few things in mind.
  • A close up of your ear from the side is best (shots from the front don’t help)
  • Snap the photo outdoors (natural light is universal in tone, unlike indoor lighting or flashes).
  • Partly sunny days are best (not too many clouds, not too much sun)
  • The sun should be behind the camera, not behind your head (back lit photos don’t help).
Please be aware that the ears still won’t be a perfect match, as colors do vary from cameras, monitors, and the fact that we are painting these by hand, but we will do our best. You may consider purchasing an RMG Pro-Kit so that you have the best make-up for touch-ups to get an even better match. Here are a few tutorials that might help, Painting the Aradani Way and Applying your Elf Ears.
Here are a few examples of some excellent photos from past customers.
And Here’s some helpful pointers when taking your photos.