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,



  1. Such a great DIY! Thanks a lot for sharing this! ^^

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  2. Great Idea and DIY!
    Thanks for your lovely comment!
    Follow now with pleasure :-)
    I can't see you on my gfc bar,
    please try it again ;-)

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo Kira

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  4. you are so creative! thanks for sharing the DIY!

    hope you have an amazing weekend!


  5. Nice idea, amazing blog! Would you like to follow eachother? Just let me know and I will follow you right back! Looking forward to hearing from you! Kisses

  6. LOVING the Diy! amazing Malificent horns, will keep them in mind come halloween

  7. amazing DIY :) love this idea :)

  8. That is so awesome! I'll have to try it out :)

  9. This is so cool oh my gosh *u* I'll definitely try this out if I have the time *-* Thank you for this tutorial!
    -Kiyomi xx

  10. This is a really great diy! Reminds me of Malificent!

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  11. Wow! They are so amazing! I might wear some for Halloween x

  12. Ohmygoodness! Those are so cool! I have to try this!
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  13. Amazing!
    I have to try.

  14. These are brilliant but how did you stick them to your head lol just so I can stick mine on :)

    1. ohmy you're right i hadn't thought about adding that part on how i stuck them on.

      I actually tie-wired them into a black headband.
      I'll add some pics in the blogpost.


  15. Shariiii!! Thank you!! Ako nisundon! :) pero mada ra kaha cya if curves rah kaau cya na pina capricorn na horns? :D

    1. eiii slr! Uo mada rajd, mas daghan lang kag buhaton na segments. :D

  16. Those horns are amazing and I love the way you used them in the photoshoot you posted. I've seen that tutorial floating around and now I'm curious to try it out though I have no real need for horns! haha The fibers were a nice touch, by the way ^ ^. {}

  17. Wow, great idea. Though it does not look very easy to make this beautiful decoration :)

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  18. Thank you so much! Great tutorial, helped a bunch! :D

  19. What type of glue did you use?

  20. My husband and I did this last night. He put them together, I worked the glue gun. Haha. It really did take us 3 hours. We didn't get done until almost 3 am. I missed that part in the instructions. :). They turned out pretty awesome and today I decorate! Happy halloween!

  21. Thanks so much for this. World Book Day costume for school - Faun from The Lion Witch and the Wardrobe - is now complete!

  22. I am working on some Maleficent horns for a convention coming up. Your tutorial has been very helpful. How did you make the sharp point at the tip? :)

  23. Thank you so, so much! I was looking for some easy and lightweight horns and here is it! Thaks! (>人<;)

  24. These are so amazing! I'm on mobile so maybe I can't see something, but can someone tell me the measurements for the strips of cardboard?? I really need these horns in my life!

  25. How could I get them to look realistic on the head of a blonde man with short hair?