UPDATE: (October 31, 2o12)
Check below the post for some more pics of me sculpting the ears =)
This was actually really easy. I tried using sculpy clay at first but I had a hard time getting even thicknesses so they baked funny in the oven. I instead used model magic. The model magic was also a lot lighter than the sculpty which made them easier to wear.
What to do after the picture/break =)
What You Need:
- Model Magic: ($5 a pack). I got white (for Rarity) and purple (for Twilight). The purple was *waaaayyy* to dark, so I mixed the purple and white together. Model magic purple is really heavy on the blue so I might go back and paint mine a more lavender color.
- Elastic ($3) It’s at Michael’s in the ribbon. Make sure it says “elastic” obviously. I got white and purple elastic.
- A Straw – to poke the holes through your ears/horn.
- Paint (optional) If the horns/ears didn’t come out the color that you want, or you don’t want to have to mix colors you can paint the horns/ears when they’re dry.
What to Do:
- Mix the model magic to your desired colors.
- Make two small-medium sized balls – each about the same size.
- Roll them into cones about the length that you want a bit shorter than you want the horn to be.
- Attach the two cones at the top and twist them together until you’re satisfied with your length/twist/look
- It’s important that you get the cones pretty close to the same size or else your horn will look lopsided.
- Tap the bottom of your horn on a flat surface to get it to be flat on the bottom.
- Wait for it to dry a little bit but not all the way.
- Make two balls of clay about the same size. I made mine medium-ish but I really like the small cute ears and not so much the big “more pony-ish” ears.
- I don’t really know how to explain this any more than “sculpt your ears”. I kind of made mine a triangular shape-ish and then pushed in the middle a bit … and then fiddled with it until I could get it to look “right”. “Right” is up to you. It is easier if you do both of them at the same time so you can kind of make them look like each other in the process instead of making 1 look exactly like the other.
- Wait for them to dry a bit, but not all the way.
Attaching Them to your Head:
- While they are not quite dry, take a straw and poke a hole through the bottom of the ear in the thickest part. Just wiggle the straw back and forth until you make it to the other side. Rinse and repeat for all your ears/horns.
- Wait for everything to dry completely then paint them if you want.
- Taking a pen or the end of a paintbrush, push the elastic through the holes.
- Tie the elastic in the back and wear your pony ears! You can bobby pin the elastic to your head/wig if you want them to stay on a bit better.
Feel super cute!!
Bonus Piccie: A little more in depth for sculpting the ears =)