horn tutorial v.0.2

V.0.2 of the ram horns for my Aradia Megido cosplay!
(I forgot to put this up yesterday, I'm sorry)

These horns are easier to make than the previous ones, and weights nothing at all - this means, that I was able to just stick them through my wig, and hold them together with a ribbon! They don't give you a headache, and are easy to deal with.

Let's get started!

For these horns, you'll be using:
Wire mesh
Paint tape (optional)
Wood glue (for indoors)
Ribbon (anything will do)
Acrylic paint (color of your own choice)

1. This is the wire mesh I used - I cut it out in pieces, and put them together with wire. You can see the finished form on the right in the picture - it took a while to get the shape right, so be prepared for trial and error!
2. This is basically the forms I used for a single horn - notice that I have cut a lot into every piece, to make it able to shape as I wanted it to.
3. Wrap it up in paint tape - NOTE, this is optional!
4. Cover them in papier-mache, and do the textures with papier-mache too.
5. For this, I cut a small hole on both sides of each horn, and put a ribbon through - like this, I could hang them up, so it was easier to even out the glue!
I gave them three layers of glue - you have to wait for each layer to dry, before applying the next one.
This makes the horns hard to bend out of shape, but they're still soft to the touch!
NOTE, remember to fit them for your head, and adjust the shape often!
6. Paint them in the desired colors! I still need to paint these properly and give them a layer of shine.
DONE! I didn't get a picture of how I put them in the wig, but basically, I cut a hole where I wanted them to be, and stuck them through - the ribbon hold them together, so they don't fall out of the wig or fall out of place!

Don't hesitate to questions!


J-popcon '11

I had a blast at this years J-popcon!
For the first time in a long, long time, I didn't sleep with Liv - I had decided to do something so drastic, as to stay at a hotel with 14 other people! We were divided in 2 rooms, and the people were from our Homestuck group. It was fun, and I wouldn't mind doing it again! And the view, man, from the 9th floor, you can see the whole city..

Friday I was dressed as Matryoshkastuck!Aradia, but I'm not completely satisfied with my hoodie, it was very last-minute, and I couldn't do much with my hand - so I will re-do it someday.
But it was fun, and I'm surprised a lot of people could recognize me :'D
I meant to wear it Saturday too, but as the rest of the Homestuck group were backstage, getting ready to do to opening act for the cosplay show, as the majority of my friends were too, I didn't wear it. But I had fun! I didn't really see that much of the con, mainly sitting around and talking.
The show was amazing! I'm really surprised at the level Danish cosplayers have come to, it's all so innovative and inspiring.

Sunday was the J-fashion.dk fashion show, and I wore this;
I didn't expect a lot of people to show up, as it was quite early, in con-perspective, but a big amount of people did show up!

I got a ride to Silkeborg with Emma, where I stayed the night at Kristines place - I was so lucky to catch the con-flu, haha!

I had a wonderful con ♥
(I'm not very good at writing this kind of stuff, hahahaha)

The horn tutorial will be up on Sunday!



Good afternoon, everyone!

First of all, I want to thank all of my readers; you've gotten so many, and all the comments you leave me warms me up in this cold time ♥ I appreciate all of you, and the time you spend reading my blog!

In the coming days I will be posting a new horn tutorial, and about my trip to J-popcon.
I hope you'll look forward to it!

But more importantly I'll give you a little update on the inflammation;
After I got the cast off I couldn't feel any bettering, so today I had an appointment with my orthopedic. This inflammation is so frustrating, and he doesn't get why it's not gone yet - so he decided to give me a 'blockage', a fluid I got in my tendon. This should hopefully help within the next two weeks! This has also made my arm completely numb, haha. Except when I bend the hand backwards, that feels like someone is ripping the tendon out my arm..

I'm hoping for the best! And I'm sorry for these boring blogs I make at the moment :(