Festival season is coming! Don’t be caught without horns! They’re a basic staple of the fantasy cosplayer.
Here is a quick guide to making your own fairy or imp horns. Or whatever manner of magical creature you might be.
For this project you need:
Sculpy or Premo
Tools for shaping and pressing and scooping
A dish you use only for baking these projects (I got some used glass ovenware at the thrift store)
Thin elastic in dark or light, depending on your hair color
A stamp, if you want to make impressions and an inkpad if you want to ink it
Divide the dough and roll into equal size balls and shape into a horn.
Gently hollow out the thickest part until no portion of the horn is much thicker than 1/4 inch
Roll the horns on the stamp – if you are using ink, put the ink on the stamp first
Gently press holes through the horns close to the bottom of the horns – use a long tool and go straight across
Your horns will be a little wonky after this, so gently reshape them a little, but be careful not to destroy the impressions from the stamp
Bake according to directions on the package
Allow them to cool and put elastic through the holes. There are various ways to put the elastic in. You can do it in two pieces, which prevents the horns from moving much, but they have to stay at the same distance apart and can’t be adjusted. If you put them on one strand, then you can slide them and adjust how far apart they are. Don’t forget to measure how much you need and allow for the tension to hold them on tightly.
I wore mine to Wicked Faire last year. Along with some hair falls I made. You can see directions on how to make hair falls here.