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Making lightweight cosplay horns is a great way to complete your cosplay look without having to worry about the extra weight added to your head. In this tutorial, you will learn two methods for making lightweight horns- one using papier mâché and the other using foam.

You can choose whichever method is best for you, depending on the materials you have on hand and how much time you want to spend on the project.

How to Make Cosplay Horns Using Papier Mâché

Making cosplay horns using papier mâché is a relatively simple process that only requires a few materials. To make the horns, you will need:

  • Newspaper
  • White glue
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Step 1: Cut out a horn shape from a piece of newspaper. It should be about 8 inches long and 2 inches wide.

Step 2: In a bowl, mix together 1/4 cup of white glue and 1/4 cup of water. Stir until the glue is completely dissolved.

Step 3: Dip the newspaper horn into the glue mixture and coat it completely. Let the excess glue drip off.

Step 4: Place the horn on a plate or tray to dry. It should take about 4 hours to dry completely.

Step 5: Once the horn has dried, you can paint it and add more details if desired.

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Step 6: Use fake fur to cover the base of each horn. Glue it on with tacky glue.

How to Make Lightweight Cosplay Horns Using Foam

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Making lightweight cosplay horns is a fairly easy process that only requires a few basic materials. For this project, you will need some craft foam, a hot glue gun, scissors, and a ruler.

First, measure the width and height of your horn. Then, cut two pieces of craft foam in the shape of your horn using scissors. Next, use a hot glue gun to attach the two pieces of foam together. Make sure that the edges are glued together well so that the horn is sturdy. Finally, trim off any excess foam from the top and bottom of the horn.

Your lightweight cosplay horns are now finished! You can display them as cosplay horns or even attach them to a headband for alternate use.

How to Make Cosplay Horns Using Worbla or Wonderflex

You will need:

  • Worbla or Wonderflex (1 sheet per horn)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • A bowl of water
  • Newspaper
  • Something to help you mold the horns (e.g., a pot, a can, or a balloon)

Step 1: Cut your Worbla or Wonderflex sheet into two halves.

Step 2: In a bowl of water, soak one-half of the Worbla or Wonderflex sheet for about 30 seconds.

Step 3: Remove the wet half from the water and place it on top of some newspaper.

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Step 4: Place something in the center of the Worbla or Wonderflex that will help you mold the horn shape. This is to create the spherical shape of the horn.

Step 5: Now, with your hands, mold the flat Worbla or Wonderflex sheet around whatever it is that you are using for support, making sure that all creases are smoothed out evenly.

Step 6: Repeat steps 2-5 for the second half of the Worbla or Wonderflex sheet.

Step 7: Allow your horns to dry overnight, and voila – you’re done! To add a little something extra, why not give it some shading? There are many ways to do this, such as getting a brown sharpie marker and coloring in the thicker parts of the horn. Another way would be to paint your horns with acrylic paints.

How to Make Marbled Resin Cosplay Horns

Making your own lightweight cosplay horns out of resin is a great way to get the perfect look and avoid breaking the bank. Here are a few steps on how to do it:

  • Choose the right type of resin. For lightweight cosplay horns, you’ll want to use a resin that is both lightweight and durable.
  • Prepare the surface. Before you begin mixing the resin, make sure the surface you’re working on is clean and dry.
  • Mix the resin according to package instructions. Be sure to mix it thoroughly, so there are no lumps.
  • Pour the resin into a horn mold. If you don’t have a horn mold, you can make your own by shaping the resin around a glass or plastic cylinder.
  • Allow the resin to harden and then gently remove it from its mold (or the glass/plastic tube). Be careful not to drop it as this can cause fractures in the resin. Now you have your lightweight cosplay horns.
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Things to Keep in Mind While Making Lightweight Cosplay Horns

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When it comes to making your own cosplay horns, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. You will want to use materials that are lightweight and easy to work with so that your horns are not too bulky or heavy.

You will also need to make sure the horns are sturdy and can stand up to everyday wear and tear. Follow these simple tips, and you will be able to create a set of lightweight cosplay horns that look great and are easy to wear.

Tips for making lightweight cosplay horns:

  • Make sure to use light materials. Feathers and other lightweight fabrics, such as felt or thin plastic work best. You can also consider using a wire armature that will allow you to shape the horn to your liking, then cover it in a lightweight material.
  • Use an adhesive such as hot glue to hold the materials in place and give your horns a sturdy base.
  • Arrange the materials so that they cover as much of the wire armature as possible. This will give you lightweight cosplay horns with a lot of presence.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with the materials and methods you use. If a particular type of lightweight material has a tendency to shift easily or lose its shape, try using a different adhesive or laminating the material for reinforced strength.
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