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Prop: Gamzee Makara Horns by Tiase Prop: Gamzee Makara Horns by Tiase
Tutorial/WIP photo of how i made my Gamzee Horns

Description of what i did:

I made the base of the horns from expanding foam, as that it very light.

I first drew Gamzee's Horns in photoshop, printed the form out, cut it out on something like cardboard since paper is too thin and wrinkles way to easy when you spray the foam on. Sprayed expanding foam on the cardboard base, let it dry ( this shit takes ages to dry, and sometimes it has too big bubbles in them that i had to spray some more foam in and let it dry, takes hours to dry D= )

And then used a box cutter to cut it down into it's shape. The cardboard base inside of the foam serves as a reminder to where i my not cut, and gives me an idea on the form of the horns.

Once both horns were cut out, i put 1 layer of tape on them, then i put 1 layer of painting tape ( or just some more sturdy tape)

After that i cut some newspaper into stripes and used wallpaper paste to make it stick to the horns and let them dry.

The next step is i used filler in powder form mixed with water, since we did not have filler that was ready. i applied a thin layer, but not too thin on the whole thing and let that dry too, then i sanded the horns with sandpaper, some rough sandpaper, and then some finer sand paper(1000) to make it completely smooth. Then you will be bound to have a few holes or maybe cracks or something(see the 6th picture, i filled those with some more filler after all of the rest had dried, and sanded the areas that needed it.

Then i got some red, yellow and white paint.
I first applied a whole layer of very light orange, then the 2nd layer of light orange, and the last layer of orange ( see photo )

That is about it =)
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Xx-GiGi-xX 3 days ago  New member
which tutorial you used?
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:iconcocodadeer:
do you do commissions? 
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:icontiase:
Tiase Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had thought about doing it at one point but sadly it never turned into anything. It would be too big of a hassle, especially when shipping them overseas it'd cost a lot of money for people = /

I once ordered a game from america and when I saw the shipping lets just say I canceled my order =I
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:iconcocodadeer:
It must! Well I say you should try it sometime, maybe something other then physical horns and such.

Maybe you could draw? Idk, I think you would just do really well on it XD

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TheBloodInk Mar 19, 2013  Student Artist
Is it possible to make decent one from Model Magic?
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Tiase Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If it dries then most likely. I just chose this since i could cut in it when it was foam and shape it easier with the filler =o
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TheBloodInk Mar 21, 2013  Student Artist
Hm, thank you for the help. :)
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:iconyukiandzer0:
Also, I have another question, are these horns very light? Because I really don't want to use the headband technique (I just personally don't like how it looks :-/), even though I'm still looking for a relatively simple alternative, so I want to know if these horns will be light enough the use an alternative?
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Tiase Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
if memry serves right they are both around 90 or so grams which i would consider okey light. I think i could make them even lighter if i tried.

And they work fine for the headband tech. But how can you not like how it looks? the headband is under the wig so you can't see it anyway =o
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:iconyukiandzer0:
Alright, thank you! I'm definitely going to use your tutorial because it's awesome, but I might use air dry model clay instead, it just might be lighter, but I'm not sure :-/ Oh, and by the headband technique, I meant the kind when people wear the head band over the wig. I also want something sturdy... so I'm still looking :)
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