Alice In Wonderland. The Sheep Shop.
Just to make things interesting, I decided to make the Sheep a Ram. The performer playing the part is actually female but she agreed, a Ram seemed more visually interesting. So, YAY, HORNS!
First, the frame. Chopped up a coat hanger and bent them into the basic shape.
(Not pictured: I went back and added another 'V' to the base for stability so it sort of looked like a tee-pee with a long curly top.) Then I squished a bunch of aluminum foil around the wire frame and extended it to the length I wanted.
Next, after surfing the lovely world wide abyss, I combined a couple of techniques and came up with my preference. I wrapped twine around the horns to add texture. Just needed a little glue at the start and the end to secure it. As you can see, I wasn't trying for total coverage.
Next, ahhh, paper mache!! This time I used paper towels instead of newspaper because I wanted it a bit softer. I wanted to be able to squish the paper towels into and around the twine.
I was very happy with how it turned out! Two steps left, adhering it to a headband of some sort and then painting. I'll let you know how they turn out. ;-)
I adore the Victorian era but I live in the 21st century. I strive for authenticity but not to the point of obsession (usually). Unless the TARDIS shows up, I'm only ever going to have to 'look' the part. Sometimes close enough really is good enough.