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May 21, 2011
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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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Davinchiplan87 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
what is the "filler" material?
Tiase Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's "All purpose filler"
just google it =)
RaindropCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome tutorial! How do you plan on attaching them to a wig?
Tiase Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I had some help with that part. But what happened after the horns were finished was that they were both drilled into, and you put screws into the horn. Then you drill two holes into a headband and put in two, uh, I have no idea what they are called, sockets or something? something the screws can be attached too.

Basically the horns get some screws attached too them and are attached to some headbands under the wig.
Xx-GiGi-xX Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
which tutorial you used?
CocoDaDeer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist
do you do commissions? 
Tiase Featured By Owner 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
CocoDaDeer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist
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

TheBloodInk Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Is it possible to make decent one from Model Magic?
Tiase Featured By Owner 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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