According to Monsters and Critics, Star Trek star Zachary Quinto is wearing an elastic band round his fingers to to perfect the Vulcan salute.
“I’ve been practicing my salute all the time, even on the Heroes set. I’ve put an elastic band round my fingers loads to try and get it right. I need to brush up on this stuff.”
Regarding the Vulcan make-up, including the ‘pointy’ ears, Quinto says the process is extremely time-consuming.
“They put a bald cap on you, rub Vaseline in your eyebrows and then cover you in goo from your shoulders upwards. They keep your nostrils open with tubes while three people slather it all over your head. Then it dries, so they put the actual plaster on that.” he said
“Your head then weighs about 20lbs, and it takes about 25 minutes. If you’re claustrophobic, I imagine you’d be in big trouble. I swear, there were a couple of times when I had a take a really deep breath.”