Why not make your own faux animal head from junk you have lying around the house and some cheap thrift store supplies?
When I was traveling through Wyoming recently, I loved seeing all the stuffed jackalopes available in gift shops. I wanted to bring one home but none were quite as big as I'd like them to be (being limited to the size of real rabbits) and I was worried I wouldn't be able to bring an animal product like that through customs.
So instead I decided to make my own from some stuff I had at home.
If you've always wanted to try Missmonster's werewolf head but you don't want to have to pay for taxidermy supplies, this instructable is for you!
Step 1: What You Need
Here is the full list of what I used. This instructable can easily be altered to make any creature so your supplies may vary depending on what you want to make
from a thrift store:
-wall "art" plaque (I paid $3 for mine but you might be able to get one for cheaper or find a real wood plaque from a craft or hobby store)
-stuffed animal eyes (I got Mr. Bunny 2 years ago and have since used pieces of him for everything from costumes to tribbles)
-fur (I found a disintegrating vintage fur coat for really cheap but you could just as easily use fake fur from the fabric store)
from your recycling bin:
-paper, lots and lots of paper
from a craft store:
-paint (I used chalkboard paint for the plaque and acrylic craft paints for the rest)
-air dry clay (I used some of the leftovers from making my Ludo mask)
from a hardware store or your garage:
-small block of wood
-wire mesh or chicken wire
-wire or a coat hanger
-glue, lots and lots of glue
from your kitchen:
-pliers or wire cutters
-real antlers (I ended up deciding real antlers were too expensive for this project, but if you have access to some antlers by all means use them)