The problem is... I just procrastinated and didn't design us a shirt. So I decided rainicorn horns would be the thing to do. I relied on the internets and the internets didn't let me down.
Have I ever told you guys how much I love cosplayers that spend so much time trying things out and then sharing it with the world? Because I love them a lot.
Anyway, after a bit of research I decided to give it a try and make the horns for my team myself inspired by the cool and professionally made unicorn horns that Yaya Han makes (I actually met her at Dragon Con briefly and bought some pony ears and unicorn horn from her, if you ever cosplay MLP, I highly recommend her props, they are the best!
Since I didn't have the time nor budget to order from Yaya, I went ahead and tried to make my cheapy version using Model Magic.
I was surprised as to how cheap the material was (it is made by crayola and stored on the kiddy section at Michaels), and it is so light!
So here is a tutorial I made as I figured it out:
Small unicorn/rainicorn/corn... I mean horn tutorial.
- Model Magic (any color you would like, I got white so they can get all messy for the Color Run)
- Knitting needle
- Bone folder (if you don't have one, the handle of a normal tea spoon will do)
- Box opener (or kitchen knife)
|What you will need.|
When you remove the Model Magic from the pack it will look like this:
|It's so foamy!|
Grab about this much from the block, it is very soft and airy.
|A cup? A handful?|
Then start rolling it on a clean even surface to create a bit of a cylinder:
|We are rolling, rolling!|
|Behold! My master piece! OK, not really, but you get the idea, right?|
|Getting there, I promise.|
|Nooo! Avert your eyes! OK don't, it's alright.|
|Tell that to my poor stub, it suffers.|
|Do it with a light touch, you want to just leave a soft groove.|
Roll the cone as you go and it will create a nice spiral.
Use the knitting needle and pass it through the bottom. Leave some space over the base so the elastic band won't break through.
|Nooo, not the stabbing again!|
Update!: The horns dried in about 30 hours, you will need to lay them on their side after the 24 hour mark so the bottom can dry all the way too. The results were good, but the horns will crack wherever you have uneven lines left on the rolling phase or if you make the grooves of the horns too deep.
I would knead the model magic a bit more and make sure that the surface was very nice and smooth next time. Also I made extra horns just in case and ended up with just the right amount without big cracks on them or no cracks at all.
They end up being extremely light but won't last more than a 1 or 2 uses, so if you want something more durable and professional looking I'd go ahead and buy them from Yaya Han since hers are nice and can stand a lot of wear to busy cons and even Disney World!
After that I continued coloring with copics:
|Line Drawing by Anne Chihiro Takogawa, coloring by Saudade - Copic markers on plain copy paper. Aprox 4.5 hours.|
After that I doodled some... I have no idea why I drew this, but hey, that's how my doodles come to being most of the time, from my crazy mind:
|Larry the Sloth from Accounting, he loves cupcakes. - graphite and mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine. Aprox 15 mins.|
And then I drew this:
|The Happy Sloth - graphite and mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine. Aprox 15 mins.|