38,654 Downloads Last Updated: May 2, 2021 Game Version: 1.16.5


Faithful fancy fashion features for fuzzy folk.


Created due to a lack of the Tails mod for 1.16, Ears is a simple mod that adds ears and tails to the player.


The Ears areas are 16x8 and render flat centered above the player's head, and the Tail is 8x12 and renders rotated near the base of the back of the player's torso. Unlike Tails, all these regions are purely 2D, and have a somewhat more vanilla-faithful appearance as a result.


Why use Ears? Because Ears is an incredibly simple mod and is easy to port to other versions. The Tails mod has wonderful 3D models and animations, but it's a burden to update it to any version due to its large rendering system and all the data syncing code. Ears stores all data in the player's skin, and adds literally 4 new quads to the player render that are attached to existing parts of the player. CustomPlayerModels is even heavier in this regard, and actually making a model for CPM can be an ordeal for a newcomer. Making a skin compatible with Ears is easy.


Please check the wiki for information on how to make skins that are compatible with Ears.


Come discuss this mod and any of my others on Discord or Matrix, or send me an email.

Easy Downloads

These all link to files here on Curse, just provided here because Curse's UI for a mod that's available for multiple loaders across multiple versions is hot trash.

Fabric 1.17.x
Fabric API not required
Fabric 1.16.x
Fabric API not required
Forge 1.16.x
Fabric 1.15.x
Fabric API not required
Forge 1.15.x
Requires MixinBootstrap
Fabric 1.14.x
Fabric API not required
Forge 1.14.x
Requires MixinBootstrap
Rift 1.13.x
Having trouble running Rift in 2021?
This may help.
  Forge 1.12.2
Legacy Fabric 1.8.9
Legacy Fabric API not required
Forge 1.8.9
  Forge 1.7.10
Also backports 64x64 skins
(Incompatible with SkinPort)
  Forge 1.5.2
Also backports 64x64 skins and fixes skin download
(Incompatible with Lumy Skin Patch)
Must be put in coremods directory
  Forge 1.4.7
Also backports 64x64 skins and fixes skin download
(Incompatible with Lumy Skin Patch)
Must be put in coremods directory



Exotic Downloads

These link to GitHub and are not checked by Curse. They're not published on Curse as they're exotic releases for specific versions that are rarely played, or have strange installation methods, or are for versions that CurseForge doesn't support, or all of the above.

New Frontier Craft b1.7.3
Requires special installation.


As Ears is a very simple mod with the sole purpose of allowing character customization across a wide range of versions, requests for porting to new versions are ENCOURAGED. Is there a version you still play nobody else seems to care about? Fabric Alpha 1.2.6? Forge 1.2.5? Let me know in the issues.


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