Maleficent Antlers for Halloween

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About: I am a Swede living in Stockholm, with two beautiful kids and one wife (equally beautiful!)..

Intro: Maleficent Antlers for Halloween

Thanks for checking out this instructable on how to make some pretty decent Malficent antlers for Halloween. There will soon be a following Instructable on how to attach it to someone's head - as soon as I find the right material (fake black leather strips probably)and a willing head.

Step 1: Creating a Structure

Use chicken fence in order to create a base for the antlers. You dont have to be to precise at this stage!

Step 2: Add a Surface to Your Structure

Mix one part water and one part water based wood glue/hobby glue. Soak strips of newspaper in the mixture. Apply to your net. Let dry overnight.

Step 3: Improve Your Surface Using Tape!

I used a textile tape to get first smooth layer.

Step 4: Add Volume (if Needed)

Since my antlers came out too thin, I added a layer of "insulation tape" ( probably called something else in english). It is the stuff you use for stopping the wind blow though the cracks in windows and doors....

Step 5: Get That Leather Finish!

I simply used black insulation tape. Apply it tightly around your antlers.

Step 6: Finishing Touches

Apply black tape to the head.

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    ffrisellsirene1

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Hi!

    Well... that's the tricky part. I wanted to use a flexible black leather looking band to sort of bandage around the head and antlers to make it look like the real thing. Unfortunately, the availability for craft stuff is rather limited here in Zambia....

    So, until I find that I may have to go with the other option which my nine year old daughter proposed - to extend the antler's base down and make it into some sort of helmet... This is going to be a somewhat bulky and difficult solution though.

    Let me know if you have any ideas. Maybe some sort of hair needle thing could perhaps work?

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    ffrisell

    4 years ago

    Thanks! It took about three hours to make (glue drying time excluded).