Not satisfied with just dressing up as an elf, a 23-year-old woman decided to get an operation to change her ears to complete her look from her favorite book series, “Lord of the Rings.”
“I have always been very close to nature. Pointed ears are the most adorable thing, and I find the ‘elven’ attire is so elegant,” Moon said, according to International Business Times. “I have always had fantasies about what it would be like to be something other than human, so I decided to change my appearance to look supernatural.”
Doctors performed the $408 surgery by skinning the tops of her ear cartilage, and skinning and cutting pieces from the tips to form points. They then stitched together the tips and removed the stitches a few weeks later after the ear skin was allowed to fuse.
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Moon documented the surgery on a YouTube video where admits the surgery left her “a bit uncomfortable the day after” and her ears were “really swollen and sore with a slight burning sensation.”
Still, she doesn’t regret it.
“I will never go back to being human,” she said. “Now I just lack the glitter and wings to fly.”
The Canadian actress also had a “subdermal implant in her hand of a Triforce symbol for the Legend of Zelda,” according to International Business.
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But the reactions Moon and her ears get from people, as imagined, are priceless.
“I have a handful of people assume I am dressed up because I have put on pointed ears,” she said. “When I tell them they are real, they look pretty confused as if they are waiting for me to say ‘just kidding’ – but I am not.”
Some parents have used Moon’s appearance to their advantage.
“Some people like to tell their kids to stop being bad because they know an elf will tell Santa they’re being bad,” she said. “Then their children see my ears and realize their parents aren’t joking.”
Sources: Huffington Post, International Business Times