do you think pool noodles would work for a Condesce cosplay? how would you propose i go about it?
Woah, so sorry for the wait on my response!
Absolutely I think they would work! I actually started designing a pair. Always remember, everything I say is a suggestion. Feel free to ask others for advice as well, especially if they’ve made Condesce horns before. (A lot of them even have tutorials or frequently asked sections, and many are willing to answer questions.)
Here’s what I’ve got so far:
Let’s take a look at the length and shape first. All images (c) Hussie
Most images put her horns at about half her height or less. For example, I’m almost 6 feet tall, so 3-foot horns would look pretty proportional. If you’re any shorter than that, try 2-feet paper cutouts of the outlines of horns, throw on a fluffy wig so you know how it will be framed, and see how you like it. If you still want to make them longer, cut out a new shape and keep looking for a size that suits your preferences. Keep the paper patterns: they’ll come in handy soon.
Pisces-y, of course. Her horns start a little far apart, gently curve together, then gently curve apart again. The base of the horns look like they sit a toothy-smile’s width apart (at least 4 inches?).
If you choose to make a wire helmet, I’ve got a tutorial on that for Summoner. (Here’s what my harness looked like with the horns on.) Condesce horns might be a little harder to balance, but at least they’re half as big and don’t have that ridiculous bend halfway. This is what I’m picturing:
I’d still recommend searching for “Condesce Cosplay” and taking a look for currently posted tutorials. A few of the ones I’ve seen use a wire structure as well, and the many ways they attach their horns to their heads are definitely a fun thing to read about. A nice thing with any infrastructure is that the seadweller ears tend to hide everything, and you can even attach them to the structure.
From here, you can iron the horns into the shape you want or cut them just like I did with my Summoner horns (tutorial above, let me know if you need the link again. Then you sand, fill in any gaps on top, cover it with spackle (or a flour-glue mixture like I did to fill in tiny holes), paint, and seal. Let me know if you have any questions about this, and best of luck!