DIY Lightweight Costume Horns


First off, let me just say that this blog HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE!
Been so busy with school for the past few months that I had to go on hiatus for a little while.

Anywaaaay, in my previous post Horny Girls, we had a little photoshoot showcasing our below P100 DIY costume which won in our Fine Arts - Mindworks costume parade. Haha.

And as promised, I will be showing you the DIY Tutorial I used as guide to make my horns + my DIY on how I created mine. And how timely, Maleficent the movie is coming up!


Horns tutorial by MonkeyNumber5 

Initially I had planned on making the horns out of a wire armature + paper mache. But I imagined it would be heavy and I didn't have the time and patience to work with wire; the parade was in 2 days, bub. So I looked for a lightweight alternative and ta-da I found this clever tutorial!

So I followed the tutorial, adding my own design to the horns.  I wanted something that looked tough, like the horns of a Taurus or the Chicago Bulls. But I also wanted it to be feminine at the same time. So I gave my horns 2 body curves and a sharp tip.

The bigger segments were easier to do compared to the smaller ones. When the curve got sharper, I had to do trial and error until I was contented.
This is the result:

                                          Best part is they're hollow and lightweight!

And then I painted them with a black latex base.
The bulk of the time making this was spent on trial-and-error ing the angle of each segment.
  Total work hours estimate: 3 hours

If you like your horns that way, you can stop there. But I wanted to add texture to my horns so it would appear to blend in with the hair. So I cut some fiberfill (stuff used to stuff pillows) strips and glued them on each segment. 

Tried a different editing style with this photo. 

So after I layered the fiberfill, I spray painted it black for the final look.
The color and texture is intended to imitate hair. 

Now you can sew them unto a headband if you have the time. I didn't, so the quickest thing I could find at home were tie wires. I tied them tight into the headband. 

Much better though if the wires were the same color as the headband. But it didn't bother me since it was going to be covered with hair anyway. 

And yes, that is a headband that is shaped like eyeglasses; pretty advantageous for this improvised design, so the tie wire has more to grab on. 

And that's it!
The method is pretty simple and the possibilities are limitless with what you can create.

Next time betches,