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Ignore the cranky fairy in this picture, she wasn’t in the fairy mood that day. I’m posting it to try and explain how I made the unicorn horn… this version is in NO WAY one I would sell, or use at parties, it was a prototype that I haven’t really been able to perfect. I like my way better than other versions though.
So.. First, the horn: paper mache the horn using a wire frame. Plaster of Paris will give you a better finish than home made paper mache but if you’re just expirementing it doesn’t matter. At the base of the horn make a flat but sturdy square, this will serve as ‘anchor’ between the horn and the pouch that attaches it to the browband.
Second, the attachment/pouch: Using a sturdy fabric, cut two 4x4inch squares. In one square cut a hole that the horn can fit through (but obviously the base should NOT fit through this hole). On the square without the hole, attach a velcro fastener that fits snuggly over the brown band, there are all sortsof ways to do this but they aren’t easy to explain. Sew the two sides togetherinside out leaving one side mostly open so you can put the horn through. Fill excess area with rice or other/heavy filler and sew shut.
If I wasn’t so obsessed with the ‘right’ look I would attach the horn to top part of the bridle so that the ‘pouch’ went between the ears and under the browband for extra stability but then you have a weird/unatural looking forlock. I ended up adding two extra fasteners to the top corners of the pouch that I could tie to the top of the bridle but that didn’t help as much as I would have liked.
Anyways… I hope that was helpful and if anyone makes a unicorn horn, I want to see / hear about it!!

Ignore the cranky fairy in this picture, she wasn’t in the fairy mood that day. I’m posting it to try and explain how I made the unicorn horn… this version is in NO WAY one I would sell, or use at parties, it was a prototype that I haven’t really been able to perfect. I like my way better than other versions though.

So.. First, the horn: paper mache the horn using a wire frame. Plaster of Paris will give you a better finish than home made paper mache but if you’re just expirementing it doesn’t matter. At the base of the horn make a flat but sturdy square, this will serve as ‘anchor’ between the horn and the pouch that attaches it to the browband.

Second, the attachment/pouch: Using a sturdy fabric, cut two 4x4inch squares. In one square cut a hole that the horn can fit through (but obviously the base should NOT fit through this hole). On the square without the hole, attach a velcro fastener that fits snuggly over the brown band, there are all sortsof ways to do this but they aren’t easy to explain. Sew the two sides togetherinside out leaving one side mostly open so you can put the horn through. Fill excess area with rice or other/heavy filler and sew shut.

If I wasn’t so obsessed with the ‘right’ look I would attach the horn to top part of the bridle so that the ‘pouch’ went between the ears and under the browband for extra stability but then you have a weird/unatural looking forlock. I ended up adding two extra fasteners to the top corners of the pouch that I could tie to the top of the bridle but that didn’t help as much as I would have liked.

Anyways… I hope that was helpful and if anyone makes a unicorn horn, I want to see / hear about it!!

  1. maydayshae reblogged this from thecityhorse
  2. hearthefanfare reblogged this from thecityhorse and added:
    I want to try this for funsies, that’s really cool!
  3. elainethehorsegurl said: thanks!
  4. jadeamuh said: on a somewhat unrelated and bizarre note have you ever seen the charlie the unicorn videos? nsfw but you and H might enjoy if you haven’t already, alternatively this picture is adorable :D
  5. thecityhorse posted this