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.
[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. : )
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?
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.
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
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!!
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.