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October 3, 2014 AT 8:55 am

Taxidermy Deer Head Costume

taxidermy deer head

Martina Jurin came up with a creative idea for Halloween last year; she turned herself to a taxidermied deer head. She thinks animal trophies are sad and creepy so her costume is sort of a statement. You could replicate the idea for just about any animal. Here are Martina’s notes on making the costume:

I made everything by myself. First, the antlers with “papier-maché” and I fixed it on a headband. Than, the plinth for my neck, with paper and paint. The longer thing to do was the make-up of course. I tried to make it more realistic as possible with my big lenses and all the details. I’m wearing white clothes to match the wall behind me. The aim is to highlight my head as if I’m a real trophy! Next to me, there were other animals heads and stuff that could probably be on a real “hunting wall”. This costume is a real DIY cause I didn’t buy anything!

If you’d like to review a specific tutorial for making an antler headband, you can check out one at Arbitrary Ambrosia.
Need instructions on how to apply deer makeup? Watch this tutorial from Shannon O’Brien:

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