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Topic: OH DEER. Antlers?!?!?  (Read 22099 times)
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hellotheremary
« on: September 23, 2009 06:10:39 PM »


Ooh!

So this year, I wanted to be something super funky, but easy. I was lurking around the internet and found THIS picture. (NOT ME, or anyone I know, sorry if it is you).







SO I WANT TO BE A DEER. But I'd like to have some slightly realistic looking antlers. I plan on them being the thing that really "makes" the costume. I plan on wearing similar makeup and a brown outfit with a tail! Black shoes, black gloves. Something relatively simple.

So I made these antlers out of sticks, scotch tape, masking tape and gesso.
They got the general idea, but I'm not satisfied yet.




Here's a detail, so you can see how great they don't look.




ON MY HEAD. (do they look too big?) I plan on somehow attaching them to a headband?
p.s. I have a giant leaf!!!






SO I just wanted to show them off, ask for help.  

So if anyone has an idea for a better technique, or how to improve on these, thank you in advance!
Or any deer costume ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009 06:23:16 PM »

go with brown rather than black, dark brown even
some cool knee high boots would be cute

as for the antlers they are good...the bigger the rack the greater the prize (that sounds worse than I meant it)  Can you paint a lumpy type glaze on them or maybe just coat them with a light stain??  The tape works but maybe another layer on the "stem" or main stalk of the antler/
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009 07:09:21 PM »

Omg you are going to be the cutest effing deer ever.

I love this idea.
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009 07:12:51 PM »

That's a great idea Smiley Could you cover them with an air drying clay to even out the texture? 
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009 07:38:33 PM »

Hey, that clay idea sounds like it might work!
Personally, I think they look fantastic as it is...maybe a bit big to attach to a headband but overall they are pretty damn cool!
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009 07:53:22 PM »

Oh cool! They are perfect shape. I'm curious tho how you are going to attach them, also...  clay might be heavy??? *shrug*
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2009 10:25:42 PM »

there is a type of air drying paper clay that is VERY VERY light and i think it may work

it's called DELIGHT and it is carried at michaels (if you have those where you live)
blue bag with fluffy clouds on it

you could also consider buying white floral tape and wrapping that around it, but it may have a look to it that you do not like (the wrappy bit)

upside is the floral tape may help you attaching it to the headband. hmm, as for that, i would be tempted to try to make a socket system, so that your antlers can fit into a socket you have attached fairly firmly to your headband. that might relieve some of the issues that attaching the whole thing would cause (hmm, maybe i'm looking for the word torque? whatever...haha)

i really like your costume ideathough, it's very sweet!
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2009 10:35:55 PM »

Super cute idea!!! As for ideas or suggestions I really have none...but your idea is adorable! You'll make a fantastic deer! I suppose if the headband idea doesnt pan out you could use a clip or something.
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2009 11:17:35 PM »

I agree on with everyone else on the lightweight clay idea.  As for the headband, I'd make sure you use on of those cheap plastic ones, as they'd be a lot sturdier than a fabric one.  Perhaps you could mold the clay to help secure it to the headband?
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2009 04:19:05 AM »

what a great idea.

i like them. what about papier mache to even it out? it works great with very cheap toilet paper and costs about nothing. (in fact, i think it's very similar to paper clay, but at least where i live it is usally so much cheaper.
maybe you could attach wire to the
antlers to work them in a headband? i think if they're just glued, they will come down soon. or do other stupid things.
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