Loki Crafts - part 1
I had originally planned to commission someone to make my Lady Loki Diadem for me, but that unfortunately did not end up working out. I have never made anything quite like this before, so it has been an interesting learning curve for me. Making it myself at least allows me to make the horns and diadem/crown separately. It’s not normal for a Lady Loki coslay, but I want to wear the horns alone later to Labyrinth of Jareth.
The photos above are my progress based off a hodge podge of different tutorials, most of which I found through google, and the gracious advice of master diadem makers Morgan crone: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MorganCroneCreations?ref=pr_faveshops and raven king relics: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RavenKingRelics
1- Millinery Wire and leather base. Copydex glue (a latex based leather glue) and thread. Headband is an adjustable bra strap (Detachable on one side)
2- Using photoshop I printed out various styles of horns in different sizes, eventually picking one I liked to use as a template.
3- I attached more millinery wire to the base, and bent to the shape of the horn template (Slightly smaller) and secured in place with tape.
4- filling the center of the wires, and wrapping the entire form with aluminum foil.
5- Entire form covered in foil.
6- form covered in epoxy clay (White) and left to air dry over night. Unfortunately the clay was a bit heavier than I expected. As they dried they drooped down and a little apart. The rubber band helped somewhat but I did need to make a few bend to the wire base to re-balance the weight of the horns. * Please continue to the other parts to see the finished result. If I did this again, I would probably use expanding foam or worbla instead of clay because of weight.
Part 2: http://anachronisminaction.tumblr.com/post/88541096299/loki-craftwork-part-2-prior-to-this-project-i-had
Part 3: http://anachronisminaction.tumblr.com/post/88541537204/loki-crafts-part-3-after-the-horns-cured-i-spent
Part 4: http://anachronisminaction.tumblr.com/post/88542363854/loki-crafts-part-4-finishing-torque-using