Here on Montunui, we are a busy people who are always working together to grow our food and help sustain our village. I am a scribe now, but I also double as a fairly successful chicken farmer. That’s right, this FashionEarsta is a Montunui Mother of Chickens. I currently own about 100 chickens and two roosters. My youngest son is called the “Rooster Whisperer” because he can sneak up and catch any of them before they realize he’s there. The rest of us have had to learn the hard way that chasing roosters around the island is not a dignified act. In the end, I’ve learned how to catch them. Well… all but one.
But before that story, let’s talk about roosters. First off, they’re noisy. They’re obnoxious. And next to the word cocky in the dictionary there’s a picture of them… strutting around this island like they own the place. They’re rude to their girlfriends and tend not to care about anyone but themselves. So, for the most part, we keep them in their own little house. But this requires catching them without getting pecked to death in the process.
The first rooster is a pretty normal guy: we call him Pekepoho. He is proud of the flock and makes sure that, even with the 100 hens hanging around, he is always the center of attention. I can catch him when needed, though he doesn’t like getting his feathers ruffled. Pekepoho is a decent leader of the flock, and I don’t mind having him around.
Heihei is an entirely different story. I have never in all my years as chicken farmer, met a more accident-prone, dazed and confused rooster. To be clear, we named him “Heihei” because it means “disturbance” and “commotion” in Maori. Those words perfectly describe him, as he runs around absent-mindedly pecking at everything BUT food! And trying to catch him is nearly impossible! A few days ago, he was bothering the neighbors
– specifically, he was pecking at their door and squawking for at least two hours. I tried to catch him the same way I catch Pekepoho, but he just ended up screaming and running in circles so fast that he made both of us dizzy.
To save my relationship with my neighbors and make sure Heihei didn’t become their dinner, I came up with a new idea with the help of some magical ears from EnchantedCharactEARS. I ordered the perfect disguise so I would blend right in with my little bantam rooster and be able to catch him or even lead him back to the coop at night. These sparkly teal ears look just like Heihei, complete with his silly crossed eyes and FEATHERS! I put them on last night, and lo and behold, that darn rooster followed me around like I was the Pied Piper. Obviously, the sequined orange and red bow caught his attention, too… so much so, that he started chasing ME! Despite a bit of a rooster race back to the coop, my ears stayed on (thanks to a really sturdy headband). The ears weren’t too heavy or wobbly, but just right.
In the end, everyone spent a peaceful night in the coop and the citizens of Montunui were grateful.
So… if YOU are a chicken farmer with a rooster that lacks the basic intelligence required for pretty much everything, I highly suggest these problem-solving ears!
What We Loved
Excellent. There was the tiniest string of hot glue on one feather, but it easily came off. Everything is very well-hidden on these ears!
Excellent. Thick band covered in sequins on the outside, velvet ribbon on the inside (keeps it from slipping)! Might be a little tight after a while, but trade-off for keeping heavier ears upright.
Excellent. Nice, puffy, well-structured ears.
Excellent. One of the neatest bows I’ve seen. No visible stitching, glue or even places it’s attached to the headband. Oversized appropriately for the silliness of Heihei!
Excellent. Despite being a stuffed ear and having some natural weight to them, the ears stay put because of the strong headband. Also came with hair clips.
Excellent. Just look at these goofy, fabulous ears! There was obviously a great deal of time that went into making these ears as silly as Heihei is!
Excellent! Five days total from the day I ordered until they were on my doorstep. WOW!!!!
Who would love these?
Literally everyone. But if we have to be specific, I’d say Heihei ears are great for Sidekick fans, Moana lovers, and anyone looking for a quirkier character to embrace!
What Needs Work
Good. LOVE the perfectly matching feathers and teal sequins. LOVE the sequin bow and sturdy construction. My only concern is that the white eyeballs are made out of glitter foam that has a sticky back on it. They aren’t going anywhere, but the edges of the eyeballs do pop out and are sticky underneath. I had a moment of worry that they were only stuck on, not glued on, but they definitely are secured with hot glue (just not on the edges).
Ok. Great, sturdy box, but the ears wrapped in a single piece of tissue paper with no other protection, so they were sliding around the box a bunch when the package was delivered. Was a little concerned about feathers being crushed, but we lucked out and they were ok. Would love to see even just one more piece of tissue as padding between the box and the ears.
Where should future FashionEarstas be seen in these ears?
If rooster and chicken farming isn’t your thing and you are thinking of wearing these to Disney, wait patiently, and you can head to the new Journey of Water Inspired by Moana, slated to be opening at Epcot soon!
Overall Score: (5/5)
Seriously. I am still laughing at how ridiculous and perfect these ears are. NO ONE has Heihei ears like this, and the feathers are such a great finishing touch. I am truly so excited about wearing these on my next Disney trip, and obviously plan to continue chicken farming in them.
The chickens are calling, and I have to run! Kia koa, everyone. I’ll see you again very soon!
I hope that you found this review helpful! I’d love to hear what you think of this review, the Heihei ears, EnchantedCharactEARS, or just other magical things you have to share in the comments! Make sure you check us out on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram, chances are you will see these ears in action!
Pixie Dust and Glamour!