So you want to make one of these? Let’s get started.
First you need fabric. Pick one or two colors, one for lining and one for the outside. Fleece is a good choice. Get some felt for the desings. (here it’s the horns and hair curl, but you can get creative.)
Second, you need to make the pattern. Draw a hood shape. It’s easier to lay a hoodie on its side and trace around it. It should look like this:
Cut this shape in the fabric twice, reversing the pattern for the second piece. Do the same for the lining. You should have 4 hood shapes.
Next cut a long rectangle in each fabric. Make sure the are identical. They need to be about 4 to 6 inches wide, and long enough. It’s the scarf part, basically, so make it so that you’re confortable.
If you want, cut 2 rectangles out of the outside fabric that are the same width as your scarf and about 5 inch long, so you can make pockets at the ends of the scarf.
Finally cut the designs out of felt or fleece. You don’t have to make troll horns, just get crazy.
NOW onto the sewing part.
Pin the outside hood pieces right sides together and sew along the red line:
Repeat with the lining.
Now is the time to sew on the hood designs
Next, matching the outside pieces, open up the hood, aling the middle of the scarf to the middle seam, pin and sew.
Repeat with the lining pieces.
Now take the small rectangles and put them over the ends of the scarf. Pin the lining and the outside right sides together and sew the red line:
Turn everything right side out, and pin the hood together (fold in the edges for a nices finish) and sew:
And done :D
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Okay, I should have explained this looonnngg ago, but here we go.
First of all this method is not mine, I got it from Sidsel who got it from another cosplayer, I’m not sure who. She also helped me make my pair of fins, but it’s actually really easy and simple.
All you need is some wire, tinfoil, a hot-glue gun, liquid latex(you should be able to buy this in just about any hobby shop), an old paint brush for the latex and of course your grey facepaint.
Use the wire to make the a skeleton, start with 3 pieces; one long(green), two smaller (red and blue). make sure they’re longer than what you need, you cut away what you don’t want after you’ve glued. Glue them together.
Now cut out ONE piece of tin foil for the front. An easy way to measure how big this piece should be, is to put the tin foil on top of your skeleton and draw the shape you want. Leave some space by the edges so you can wrap it around the (green) wire. Glue again. You can use a wet finger to model and smooth the glue while it’s still hot.
The “hook” for attaching the fin to your own ear is just another crooked piece of wire, glued to the beginning of the fin. (so you wear them around the ear) To make sure the sharp end of this piece doesn’t hurt you, curl it up and fix it with a drop of glue.
Now you should have the base of the ear, all it needs now, is layers of liquid latex. If you want cuts and such in the flesh, like i did, carefully cut the tin foil so the edges are uneven. Put the latex all over both sides of the fin. Make sure each layer is dry before you put on a new one. You should use at least 6 layers, the fin needs to be nice and stable and you don’t want the tin foil to break.
When they are all dry and sticky, you can use your normal troll paint to colour them and perhaps tint them in the blood colour if you want. Remember the backside too, but only the parts you might see. Use powder to seal everything like you normally would. The fins should now have a nice, smooth, skin-like texture to them. No sticky parts, if there is, use more powder.
This method actually works really well for pretty much any ear! Trust me, I have the smallest ears you can imagine and still the fins will stay on, if i play around with the hook a bit and use skin glue to make sure it stays where I put it. Use your wig to cover the end, so it looks more natural.
And that’s it! It’s really not very hard, you just need to have some patience with the latex. Good luck, and enjoy!
P.s. I use GRIMAS make-up mixed white and grey. If you don’t want to buy the expensive pro transparent powder for sealing , baby powder works just as well and you can get it anywhere! just remember it’s white, not transparent and might make your make-up fade a bit, so i recommend having some transparent powder for your face.