Do you want to learn How to Make Maleficent Horns?
With the Brand New 2014 Disney Maleficent movie out in the theaters, it has become one of the most popular costumes for this Halloween.
Now who doesn’t want to be an evil fairy queen? I know I’ve been thinking that it would an awesome Halloween Costume for myself.
So I’ve been doing a little bit of digging and a whole lot of research as to how I can easily make a Maleficent Headpiece.
So this spurred the idea to put up this page for those of you who would rather make your own costume and headpiece or maybe by the time you get down to buying a Maleficent Costume you find out that they are all sold out.
That is what usually happens to me, just when I finally make up my mind on what I would like to be for Halloween all shelves are bare.
So this year I decided that I would get ahead start and look for all the DIY Maleficent Headpiece and costume ideas so that just in case I miss out again I’ll be prepared.
I used to work as a costume designer for a local professional children’s theater years ago, so finding ideas and designing costumes is sort of second nature for me.
That being said I haven’t actually gone ahead and put together any tutorials yet of how to make Maleficent Horns but that is on my to do list in the next few weeks.
In the mean time I have gathered up a number of ideas and instructions and videos of how to make Maleficent horns that I’ve collected from the internet.
If you are planning on wearing a Maleficent costume this Halloween check out all the ideas below and if you still haven’t found an easy way bookmark this page for my DIY Maleficent Horns tutorial.
How to Make Maleficent Horns
First of all it’s a pretty important to have a good idea of exactly what Maleficent Headpiece in the 2014 version looks like. Take a closer look at video I found.
Queen of the Moors
In the picture below we see Angelina Jolie as Maleficent in the earlier part of the movie where she there still is a bit of the Queen of the Moors look. As the movie progresses Angelina’s her horns become more prominent and pointed fairy ears are hidden under a headpiece.
Justin Smith a London milliner designed Angelina Jolie’s leather wrapped horns. Justin Smith was responsible for sculpting the head wraps to be unique, strong , and iconic.
The horns were one of the huge issues and had to be removable as they were around a foot long. They were finally attached to magnets so in some of Angelina’s scenes from the movie they could be removable.
Smith had actually created 6 different headpieces that were used with specific scenes and different seasons.
- Smith describes the headpieces
- Summer look: python skin head wrap
- The Christening: a leather turban with leather-covered thorns
- Spring: narrow strip of leather which was sewn together to create a ribbed effect which was then heavily lacquered and painted.
- Stingray head wrap: stingray on the top and leather on the sides
So, basically you have quite a few Headpieces to choose from when it comes to how to make Maleficent horns and headpiece. Depending on which Maleficent costume you are planning on wearing this Halloween.
How to Make Maleficent Horns – How To Video Tutorials
For everyone who is following this post I just found another Great How to video on How to make Maleficent Horns. I’ve also made a list of tools and materials that you’ll need to make your horns. You can watch the video and below the video I’ve put together a STEP by STEP instructions if you prefer reading rather then watching the video. So have fun and I hope it works out for you.
How To Make Maleficent Horns and Headpiece
You will need to gather all this together before you start your project.
- Nontoxic Crayola Air-Dry Clay (No Baking-Dries Hard)
- Aluminum Foil (optional)
- Plastic Wrap
- Flour and water (to make the paste)
- X-acto Knife
- Black Electrical Tape
- Jute Twine/Hemp Rope
- Hot Glue Gun
- Heat Gun (makes it easy to sculpt the craft foam)
- Craft Foam (hobby shop or online)
- Felt (black animal print)
- Black Flexible Fabric (stretchy)
- Green jewels (optional)
- Hairband (wide)
Read through all directions first or watch the video so you get a basic idea before you start. I tried to write out step by step
instructions on How to make these Homemade Maleficent Horns.
Hope it works for you. Also you will probably need a day or two to complete because of the drying time and assembly.
In other words don’t leave it to night before you plan to wear your Maleficent Costume.
How To Make Maleficent Horns Step By Step Tutorial
Making The Horns
1. Form the shape of your horn out of air-dry clay and let dry. (you can either make one horn out of the clay and reuse it or if you have enough clay you can make both horns at the same time.
2. Mix some flour with some water in a bowl. Mix flour and water up to form a paste.
3. Use plastic wrap to cover the entire horn that you just made out of the air-dry clay.
4. Take your newspaper cut in half and then cut into strips about an inch or more wide.
5. Take your strips of newspaper and soak them in the flour water mixture.
6. Then go ahead and cover the entire horn with your newspaper strips that have been soaked flour water paste mixture.
7. You might want to lay down some foil because this way the newspaper strips on the horns won’t stick to your work surface.
8. Wrap the newspaper strips tightly around each horn.
9. Make sure you cover your horns with more than one layer of newspaper strips.
10. Once completed let your horns dry for several hours.
11. After your horns are dry, take an x-acto knife and cut all the way down the backside of the horn.
12. Remove the inside air-dried clay form from the inside of the newspaper and then cut more strips of newspaper, soak in flour-water paste mixture and cover the cut in the back of the horn.
13. You might first want to stuff the inside of the horn with crumpled up newspaper to give the horns some support.
14. Then tape the bottom of the horn together and put one more layer of flour-water paste soaked newspaper strips over the entire horn.
15. Set the horns to dry again and after they are completely dry, you’ll then need your hot glue gun and the jute rope.
16. Now take the jute rope and coil it around each of the horns adding hot glue as you work your way to the end of the horn.
17. Use your black electrical tape and wrap this around the entire horn.
18. Make sure you wrap it in a continuous strand.
19. Repeat the process for the other horn (that is if you used the same clay mold)
Now For Making The Headpiece
1. Take a piece of foam and cut it into a petal or teardrop shape. This piece of foam will be used for the top of your headpiece.
If by chance you have a styrofoam head, it makes it easy to pin the foam to it but if you don’t have a styrofoam head you can use anything rounded object to shape your foam.
2. Using a heat gun, you can melt the foam and sculpt it into a rounded shape.
3. Now get your material (animal print felt – you can find this at your local hobby shop or online.
4. Take the felt and stretch it over the foam headpiece and use your hot-glue gun to glue it down.
5. Once this is down, you can cut the excess felt off leaving about an inch of felt overhang from the foam headpiece.
Then cut slits around the outside into the overhang felt and than fold them down using your hot-glue gun.
6. Use electrical tape around the front point to form a trim.
7. Find your your headband and place it comfortably on your head.
8. Now place your foam and felt covered headpiece on your hairband on the right spot and hot-glue it down.
9. You can than use strips of foam (hot-glued) to help mount the horns.
10. Then go ahead and place your horns where you would like them to be.
11. Next step, hot-glue the horns down really well.
12. You can reinforce the horns with more foam strips.
13. You can then use some black stretch fabric and wrap it around the back and cross it around the top just to see how the fabric will fit.
14. Unfold thee fabric and hot-glue the middle of the fabric too the back of the headpiece and then wrap it and fold it into place.
15. Cut the excess fabric and adjust it to your liking.
16. Once you have cut all the excess fabric then hot-glue the end of the fabric into place.
17. You could give your Maleficent Headpiece a finishing touch by adding a little extra bling and hot-glue some green jewels to the headpiece.
18. Finished Product!
Many thanks to mckenziemckerin for her Awesome Video on How To Make Maleficent Horns and Headpiece!
Here are a few videos to give you ideas of ways you can easily make your own Maleficent horns.
She did an awesome job making in the Maleficent horns tutorial.
Maleficent Inspired Headpiece made from Fabric or Felt
These videos show how you can make your Maleficent Headpiece using lightweight clay and fabric.
The video below shows you how easy it really is to make a Maleficent inspired Headpiece, they will do if you aren’t to particular in replicating the exact look.
This would work great for that last minute costume.
Here is a list of supplies you will need to Make Maleficent Horns:
Here is a great tutorial on making some horns to use for accessorizing your Maleficent Costume this Halloween that will take very little effort and only cost around $10.00 to make.
Buy Maleficent Horns
Now if all else fails and you would rather just go ahead buy Maleficent Horns and Headpiece than here are some that I found.
Even if you don’t buy one of these headpieces the pictures will give you some ideas of what is out there and how much they cost.
If you are a crafty person and enjoy making your own costumes than you will want to make your own and have fun while you are doing it.
But if you are one of those people who happens to be all thumbs when it comes to a DIY project, it just might be wiser to go out and purchase a headpiece and save yourself the mess and frustration.
Anyways, here are some Maleficent Horns and headpieces I’ve found.
They all range in the mid $20.00 price range. You really need to do your due diligence when going out and making your own costumes because sometimes the materials and the time involved in putting the costume together will cost you more than buying one already premade.
Deluxe Adult Horns Costume Accessory, Black, One SizeLatex Womens Maleficent Horns Headpiece Disney’s Maleficent Deluxe HornsMaleficent Signature Horns HeadwearMaleficent Deluxe Adult HornsMaleficent Glow Horns
Which ever route you choose – homemade or bought you must remember to make a point of starting early enough so that if your project doesn’t exactly turn out like you had envisioned you will still have the time to buy one while there in stock because it seems like everyone I talk to wants to be Maleficent for Halloween.
I hope that this page is gives you an idea of how to make Maleficent Horns. I will soon finish up my Maleficent horns tutorial and add it to this page. 🙂
You Might Want To Have a Look at These Pages:
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- Maleficent Plus Size Costume With Just The Right Accessories
- Maleficent Costume Accessories Perfect Finishing Touch
- Maleficent Robe Costume for Halloween and Cosplay
For anyone who has made their own Maleficent Horns and costume I would absolutely love to see how they turned out and if you would like to send me your pictures of your finished costumes or if you want to leave your own How To description I would love to set up a NEW gallery Page showing off everyone’s costumes!
If you are interested leave a message below or email me your pictures with a description to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put them up as soon as possible. I think it would be totally awesome for everyone to share their finished projects!
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