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Vriska horns tutorial
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Published: August 14, 2011
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I'm cosplaying Vriska @ Tracon this fall and this messy tut is mainly for my HS cosplay group mates, to show 'em how I on my behalf solved the horrid howthehellamIsupposedtomakethesehornsohgodhelpme-problem. I think I did pretty gooooooood. My way.

So yeah. If this somehow happens to be of help to someone, Awesome! My work here is done.


cosplay © me
Homestuck © Andrew Hussie, respectively.

[EDIT] FAQ
-I got the styrofoam from a friend that worked at a construction site, blue EVA insulation foam scraps. It's sold at DIY/hardware stores in huge blocks. 
-Any air dry clay will do, fimo airlight will get the most light effect tho. 
-I dunno about the magnet-method since these might be too heavy, up to you to try it out. I experimented with snaps tho and those didn't work for me at least. So strings it was. Sturdiness accomplished. The headband is pretty easily hidden under the hair and/or through the wig.

-BY ALL MEANS, BE CREATIVE AND EXPERIMENT FURTHER! This is not the only and correct way to do this, just one solution I figured out. Such is the magic of cosplay. : )
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Persassyisawesome's avatar
Persassyisawesome|Hobbyist General Artist
I can't figure out how to get the horns to stay in my head! They keep slipping off.
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Sketch-on-a-wall's avatar
Sketch-on-a-wall|Student General Artist
(well if they are in your head you might have a problem JKJK)
you could try pinning the horns to your head with bobby pins? or use a different headband, try positioning it differently, etc. 
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cIownshark's avatar
cIownshark|Hobbyist General Artist
    aHHH YOU'RE LIFESAVER AND A GREAT HORN MAKER!
    i have a few questions, where can i get some styrofoam from? could i be able to find it at a crafts store, and what brands would be the best for making horns? and same question for clay, since i have some 'magic-sculpt' clay, but i've never used it
    and also i've gotten the idea that using magnets instead of a headband might work and look better, but i'm looking for an opinion from an experienced cosplayer. my father works in an assortment of types of scrapping and building of different things, and can easily get me a few strong as hell and durable magnets that aren't going anywhere. yknow, like superglue one magnet into a hole in the bottom of the horn, and have the other (hopefully a flatter one) under the wig, so there's no visible strap or attachment?
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Anniina85| Traditional Artist
Thank you! I've answered similar questions a million times already but maybe just this once...

-I got the styrofoam from a friend that worked at a construction site, blue EVA insulation foam scraps. It's sold at DIY stores in huge blocks.
-Any air dry clay will do, fimo airlight will get the most light effect.
-I dunno about the magnets since these might be too heavy, up to you to try it out. I experimented with snaps and those didn't work for me at least. So strings it was. Sturdiness accomplished. The headband is pretty easily hidden under the hair.
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Anime-Ruler101's avatar
Where do you get the styrofoam from?
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DancingShizuofan's avatar
DancingShizuofan|Student Traditional Artist
wow, Styrofoam and steel wires? I would have never know, ur tutorial is a life saver
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Wolfsbane224's avatar
Wolfsbane224|Hobbyist General Artist
Omg this tutorial is awesome! But I must know what kind of Styrofoam you used. The stuff I got is too crumbly. I'm totally using this for my terezi horns! >:]
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Itsinmybloodyouknow|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I've been wanting to cosplay her for awhile now, I have the glasses, shirt and paint but didn't know about the horns.
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D4M4R4-M3G1D0|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you carve the horns? 
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Anniina85| Traditional Artist
take a piece of foam about the thickness of the horn, draw a guideline and cut it with a box cutter, keep rounding it up little by little until you're satisfied. easy peasy. hot glue works if you screw up and it breaks
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D4M4R4-M3G1D0|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you uwu
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Lamiascale4ever's avatar
Lamiascale4ever|Student Digital Artist
What materials did you use?
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autumnf0x's avatar
autumnf0x|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this! I'm going to be trying this some time soon and I'm really excited to try! If they turn out good, one of the most important parts of my vriska cosplay will be done! Thanks so much!! :happybounce: 
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AlisatheRaptor13's avatar
AlisatheRaptor13|Hobbyist General Artist
So it is rather light-weight, compared to other homemade horns?
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Cryaotic1girl's avatar
Cryaotic1girl|Hobbyist General Artist
I believe they are because she made them out of Styrofoam. 
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MagicCanbeFound|Hobbyist General Artist
Also, do you think this would work with any other horns? Like, this method?
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Cryaotic1girl's avatar
Cryaotic1girl|Hobbyist General Artist
I think they would. I can't try because the convention is in less then a month xD
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QU1NJA's avatar
What kind of styrofoam did you use, and where did you get it?
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TheHuskyPuppy|Hobbyist Digital Artist
your vriska tutorials are a lifesaver! i've been wanting to cosplay her for some time, thanks for the help!
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Meri-the-Changeling's avatar
I've been eyeing this tutorial for ages! I'm going to make these soon for a con coming up in February and I can't thank you enough for making this tutorial~!
I'm going to put together a little 'tutorial' showing what all I bought and what different techniques and tutorials I used and I am DEFINITELY including this and the robo arm one~!
Keep up the awesome work~!
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Anniina85's avatar
Anniina85| Traditional Artist
aw thank you! <3 credit is always appreciated and the best luck with your cosplay!
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Meri-the-Changeling's avatar
Never a problem! 
And thanks! The arm is going great! I was worried at first when I started with the colors, it was looking kinda shaky, but when I started building up with the darker colors, I was becoming really proud~! XD
The horns turned out really great too! I just have to paint them.
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Chuckievoodoo|Student Artisan Crafter
Does ist also work with air-dry clay?
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Anniina85| Traditional Artist
yup, that's the kind of stuff I used.
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