Dont worry this does have to do with halloween! This could be a great prop If you needed to do some writing at a haunted house or halloween party !Here are two simple ways to make a fake and real feather quill or pen. These can be used in a witch or wizard costume, if you are doing some sort of big setup or haunted house or something that involves writing. They are really easy and virtually free to make!
First of all you must pick the right feather, the bigger longer and fatter the feather the better, although for the fake quill, the stem has to be relatively thin.
Step 1: The Real Way
Making a traditional feather quill is not hard. Really the only thing hard is learning to write with one. The tip is flat so you can only draw down strokes. It leaves you writing in Gothic script but it still looks cool and is fun, but not very practical for everyday note-taking and stuff like that. All you need to do is cut a diagonal cut (with scissors or a small knife) across the tip of the feather, you will be writing on the pint of this tip. You can make it a little wider for calligraphy or thinner for normal writing but remember, you cant draw going up sow your going to have to work out some sort of gothic script. I learned by the picture below.
Step 2: The Fake Way
Now here i will teach you how to make a fake feather quill this way is much more practical, because your quill is just as good as the pen you stick in it. All you need to to is open a simple ball point pen (gel or other types of pens probably wont work as good because they don't have the thin ink stick inside). Take the tip connected with the ink-stick part of the pen out, cut a hole in the tip of the feather just big enough to fit the pen. Now simply shove the ink-stick and tip of the pen in as shown in the illustrations. If your feather is the right size and the hole you cut in the tip was not too big the pen should fit. If it was too big use a dab of glue or tape to keep it in.