How to Make Cosplay Dragon Horns

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Both European and Asian dragons have horns and they are one of the features that give dragons their chimerical quality. If you are planning to cosplay a dragon for a convention or a skit, take the time to make yourself a pair of dragon horns. Simple dragon horns are an easy project and several sets can be made quickly.

Things You'll Need

  • Foil
  • Air-dry clay
  • Nail
  • Leather cord
  • Crumple a piece of aluminum foil into a solid cone that is between 1 to 2 inches high. Make 2 of these cones.

  • Smooth a thick layer of air-dry clay around the aluminum foil, covering it completely. You now have 2 cones made of air-dry clay.

  • Pierce both horns through the base, from one side to the other, using a long nail.

  • Allow the horns to sit and cure. The air-dry clay's packaging will tell you how long this should take.

  • Cut a length of leather cord that is about 3 feet long.

  • String one of the dragon horns onto the leather cord so that there is about 1 foot of cord on one side and 2 feet on the other side of the horn.

  • Tie knots on either side of the horn to hold it in place.

  • Tie a knot 5 inches from the horn on the string on the length of cord that is longer.

  • String the other dragon horn onto the cord so that it is snug to the newest knot.

  • Tie another knot next to the second horn holding it in place. Wear the horns by tying them to your head, the base snug to your scalp.

Tips & Warnings

  • Shape the horns with a butter knife to give them a spiral twist.
  • Paint the horns with acrylic paint to give them some color.
  • You may also use polymer clay to make dragon horns, though they need to be baked before being strung.

References

  • Photo Credit Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images
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