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Papercraft Homestuck Troll Horn Tutorial by Kimixmeow Papercraft Homestuck Troll Horn Tutorial by Kimixmeow
A tutorial on my version of how to make troll horns for homestuck cosplays! It's useful for making light yet large horns (like Ancestor horns)

(sorry if its kind of obvious at times?)

Note: I made the Condesce horn, under the ancestor horn upload.

Normal:
Pro: Super Light
Pro: Super Cheap
Pro: Both horns look the same (color and shape)
Pro: Dont have to paint it
Con: Breakable
Con: Papercraft lines show

With bondo:
Pro: Super Light
Pro: Super pro looking
Pro: Cant misshape horn
Con: Somewhat expensive (but if you make multiple its not)
Con: Have to paint it
Con: Fiberglass requires safety gear and smells terrible.

Steps not shown:

1. Download Pepakura Viewer
[link]
2. Download one of the papercraft horns from either me or wherever else you can find one
3. Open in pepakura viewer
4. Decide whether you would like to paint the papercraft or print it in color. If you want it in color, leave it. If not, click settings => Display Settings => change Face to White
5. Print!

If you use bondo, make SURE to use proper safety gear, and read the package. It needs to sit outside for at least 2 hours, you need to paint it outside, and you need to protect your skin, your eyes, and especially your lungs.

(I will upload info l8r on how to paint the horn, then i will post that link here: )

Final Step: Hot glue the horns to a headband, then add extra glue and super glue and bring glue with you because life happens.
HAVE FUN
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:iconkurofrickenneko:
KuroFrickenNeko Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

THANKYOUILOVEYOU

but...

Do you know a way to make them stronger that is a bit less costly?

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Scar1etRain Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Artist
I'm pretty sure there a YouTube video on pepekura armour that says wood glue works for making it stronger

m.youtube.com/watch?v=aThqI4LJ…

Hope this helps a bit?
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brighteyesblue Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fav-ing this wonderfulness for future reference
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Kimixmeow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Thank you 8)
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Vanasy Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Instead of bondo what about duct tape?
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Kimixmeow Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
duct tape will get odd ridges and also you will have to paint a lot darket on top of it, more layers. I suppose it would strengthen it

Actually, if you did duct tape on the inside that would probably strengthen it a lot
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Vanasy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok cool thankyou
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KishoChan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm gonna try and make a pair of papercraft Eridan horns and a pair of Kanaya horns now in the days. But I don't have the means to work with resin or fiberglass, so I'm going to try and use papier machée and gesso to strenghten them, and make a smooth surface with air clay. I will let you know how it works out : )
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Kimixmeow Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Ah, yeah I've doe paper mache before! When I'm done with the layer of paper mache, i usually use modge podge, then paint, then another layer of modge podge so its really shiny (and also stronger :3)
But also you can print out the horns white and just paint them, the lines arent too noticeable and they're still pretty great. Also to make the horns shiny in general, modge podge is gr8
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KishoChan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Okay, thank you so much for the tip! 8D
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