DIY Unicorn Prosthetic

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There's isn't much I can say about unicorns that you don't already know. For one, they're mystical. They're also magical. If you're like me, fighting the good fight to convince people unicorns are real, this DIY is for you.

With the help of some special effects makeup, you can basically bring the magic of unicorns to life. Luckily for you, there's not actually witchcraft involved in turning yourself into a unicorn. You just need a few supplies, most of which you can find around your house and some patience.

So graduate from unicorn onesies to something more with the help of this DIY unicorn horn prosthetic tutorial.Here's what you'll need to complete this project:

  • Mod Podge
  • Medium Paint Brush
  • Cotton Balls
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Scissors
  • Tape

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Step 1: Watch the Video

So if you’re ready to become one of the most majestic creatures in the universe, here's a video to help make that happen. I'll also break down it down in steps here so you can easily follow along and recreate.

Step 2: Make the Form

Unroll 3-4 cotton balls so that you have strips of cotton.

Make sure the piece of paper is a rectangle. Cut it to shape if need be.

Starting from one corner, roll the paper diagonally to create your horn shape.

Cut off any excess paper to keep the base lightweight.

Adjust the roll until it’s your desired shape and size.

Step 3: Secure the Base

Tape the edges of the paper so that the horn holds its shape.

Trim the bottom so that the base is straight.

Step 4: Adhere the Cotton

Coat the tip with Mod Podge.

Adhere the end of a strip of cotton to the tip.

Wrap the cotton around the horn as you use the paintbrush to saturate the cotton with Mod Podge.

Continue wrapping the cotton and painting on the Mod Podge until you reach at least an inch from the base of the horn.

Step 5: Create the Base & Embellish

Cut slits up the bottom so that the horn can sit flat on a surface. Fold the slits up.

Tie a knot at the end of the embroidery thread. Make sure the piece is long enough to reach from base to tip following the spirals of cotton.

Secure the string by slipping the knot between 2 of the slits. Then spiral it around between the gaps in the cotton.

Adhere the thread to the horn with a layer of Mod Podge.

Step 6: Repeat

Add more embroidery thread to increase the thickness of the detail to your liking.

Step 7: Create the Base

On a piece of foil or wax paper, place the base of your horn.

Lay down a layer of cotton with some liquid latex to create a sturdy base to help adhere the horn to your skin. Keep the cotton and latex thinner around the edge so that you can seamlessly attach the prosthetic to your face.

If you made the base too big for your forehead, don't worry. You can trim the edges to fit.

Allow the cotton and latex to dry completely before attempting to apply the prosthetic.

Step 8: Prepare the Prosthetic for Attachment

Carefully peel the horn from your foil or wax paper.

Position the prosthetic on your forehead. Cut off any excess cotton and latex from the base to fit your forehead before adhering the piece.

Step 9: Apply the Prosthetic

Using a skin adhesive (like Spirit Gum or Pros Aide) attach the horn to your forehead.

Layer liquid latex around the edges to hide the seam of the base.

Once the liquid latex is dry, powder the surface.

Then, apply foundation or face paint to the base to match the rest of your magical makeup.



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