Crafting Horns

6 Feb , 2013,
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We’ve had quite a few of you writing in to ask how we build horns and other such objects out of blue foam, so Angelus decided to prepare a short tutorial to help you guys out.

Building horns, just like the type Angelus has on her Alexstrasza costume is pretty easy, and takes only several minutes of quick work to do.

Alexstrasza's horns were made the same way. ^_^

Alexstrasza’s horns were made the same way. ^_^

Stuff you’ll need:

1. Some foam scraps

2. A pair of sharp nosed scissors

3. Contact glue

 

We always have foam scraps lying around, so here's us recycling, kinda. ^_^;;

We always have foam scraps lying around, so here’s us recycling, kinda. ^_^;;

 

Step 1:

Pick out some scraps of foam (or cut up a fresh sheet, if you like), and trim to size.

Here's one slice.

Here’s one slice.

You’ll want to create several slices, which are in the approximate shape of the horn you intend to create.

Now create several more. ^_^

Now create several more. ^_^

Step 2:

Paste the slices together with contact glue.

The more slices you have, the thicker the horn becomes.

The more slices you have, the thicker the horn becomes.

Next, using a pair of sharp nosed scissors, make cuts and incisions to create the horn structure.

Make small and large cuts  with the scissors, varying them out to create the shape you want.

Make small and large cuts with your scissors, varying them out to create the shape you want.

You'll eventually end up with something like this.

You’ll eventually end up with something like this.

Once you’ve got the desired horn shape, you can start priming, sanding and painting the foam horn, just as you would a piece of armor. You could even wrap it with craft foam or any other material if you like.

What’s more, this method’s great for creating other irregularly shaped armor pieces, so experiment a little and you’ll discover for yourself just what you can do!

Happy crafting!