I was invited to the premiere of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones since the director, Harald Zwart is Norwegian.
So me and my fellow cosplay friends got to stand on the red carpet together with Hollywood celebrities like Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Even the Norwegian princess Märtha told me I looked "horrible".
And for my demon costume I needed horns, and I didn't want to use too much time on it due to other projects that needed my attention.
So the tinfoil/papermache method it is!
Start off by shaping tinfoil info you desired shape. I also have a core of foam, but that is mainly because I was running out of tinfoil.
And then cover them with masking tape.
Now it is time to add strips of paper dipped in glue and water. I used "all purpose" glue like this.
And covered it like this:
When they are all covered, add another layer of only glue on top. This smoothens out the surface. I have only one layer of newspaper on my horns.
Then you add some details. People have asked if they should use paper clay to make the horns. Sure, you will get much better detailing an possibilities, but they will also be very heavy. Try and find out what works best for you.
I used my trusted glue gun to make the ridges (which are much more visible on the second picture below).
And then I primed it with Gesso to even out the surface even more.
And now paint!
I decided on a total color palette of red and black for my demon, so I will feather out red color on the tips of the horns. For this I used a bright red and a black acrylic paint with a sponge (ordinary makeup sponge) and dabbed color on from the tip and in.
Last I painted over a clear coat to get that glossy finish. Trim the edges.
If I had more time I would have made horns that you glue to directly to your forehead, that looks to amazing (but I have other plans for my forehead, wait and see). So I will use the headband way. Attach the horns with tape to my headband and arrange my hair so it doesn't show.
Hiding the tape
And styling my hair, which was not easy since I have a side cut and needed to hide the head band.
The angry brow was made with gelatin and I got to use the mold made by the very talented Karin Olava Effects