Castle Born: The Little Shop that Could


Castle Born has had a presence on Etsy since 2016 and 220 online sales at the time of this review. Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, they have a very small collection of ear designs that range from $22-50.

Lindsey, the shop owner, is a bit of a mystery, but based on her reviews her customers really love her! Turn around time is about two weeks from ordering to receiving the ears in your mailbox. The store has 66 reviews and 756 admirers.

Price Range: $-$$$

Number of products: 18

Turnaround time: 14 days from time of order to doorstep

What We Love 

Unique materials
High quality construction
Thick, no-slip headbands
Gorgeous photos

Who Would Love This Shop

If you’re a seasonal shopper, this is a perfect store for you! Right now, there are fall and Halloween designs, as well as a Christmas design and one of my favorites: a sweater weather pair!

What Needs Work

It appears that there might be inconsistent ear size from pair to pair, but it’s hard to tell from the site
Would love to see photos of ears on people for size reference

Why We Chose Them 

I personally found this shop because I was looking for a great pair of Bambi ears. Not only were the Bambi ears fantastic and made of faux fur, but I fell in love with a couple of other pairs! (see below)

How is the Shop to Use?

Because this is such a small shop, it is super easy to use and navigate: you can see all their products on the home screen! There is really no navigation or menu present. Everything is simply under the general “All” category.

What Customer Service Can You Expect?

With a four and half star rating on Etsy and just 66 reviews, it seems like most reviews mention faster-than-expected shipping times and excellent customer service from Lindsey. Customers remark about how the seller went above and beyond to help create custom ears or to expedite shipping for them. One review mentioned not receiving their ears, but it sounds like this might have been a shipping issue.

What People are Saying on Etsy

Here are a few helpful Ear reviews:


“We just got back from our Disney trip a couple days ago and these ears were PERFECT!! She was able to expedite the process and I was so glad I received them before I left for my trip! I will definitely be ordering from this shop again! Wonderful customer service and very comfortable and cute ears!!”

“These ears are absolutely amazing in person! Love all the little details! Sweetest seller and shipping was lightning fast! Can’t wait to wear these next weekend at the Disneyland party! Thank you so much!!!” 

“Gorgeous! Packaged extremely well, shipped super fast! Great seller! I’d definitely buy again!”

“These are adorable! True to picture with quality flowers on both sides. they seem secure. I contacted the seller because I wanted one for me and one for my 4 year old daughter. She communicated right away and made one a little smaller to fit her which was awesome! They also shipped in a huge box and wrapped super nicely so they wouldn’t get crushed. I was really impressed when the package showed up! I took off one star because my daughters headband was bright yellow instead of purple like the photo, which doesn’t really go with the colors on the ears. There also was no fabric on the inside of her band to keep it from slipping (mine has a strip of fabric to prevent that), so it slips down over her eyes, which frustrates her. I will have to rig it somehow when we go to the park. Overall, beautiful quality though! :)”

EarGoddess’s Favorite Ears from Castle Born

FashionEarsta Reviewed Ears

Packaging & Shipping

These ears arrived in a sturdy box and were well-wrapped. Lots of great attention to detail and care taken to make sure they arrived safely.

OVERALL SCORE:  (4.3/5.0)

Castle Born is one of the smallest shops I’ve reviewed, but despite their low volume of sales, the ear designs are beautiful, the materials are quality, and the customer service appears to be excellent. I’d love to see pics of people wearing ears so I can get a better feel for ear size and consistency, but all in all, I LOVE my Bambi ears and my shopping experience was great!

Visit Castle Born here!

I hope that you found this review helpful! We’d love to hear what you think of Castle Born, their ears, and this review in the comments. Make sure you check us out on PinterestFacebook and Instagram, and chances are, you will see these ears in action!

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