I was so inspired ever since I saw Zynada Aurelio Instagram post of her cardboard elephant piece. I wanted to try and replicate that style of using cardboard in overlapping rings, and it seemed the perfect technique to use to make horns. There are so many ways you can use this technique, you can make small horns, long horns or even curly horns like a ram.
I have two different techniques that I use but I find this technique gives you the most control over the direction of the curves.
You will need to make this helmet costume:
Cardboard (single wall﹖(double face) at least 5mm thick)
Single face cardboard ﹖
The first stage in making your viking helmet is to make the Basic Viking Helmet which is really easy to put together. All you need to do is download the template and instructions. There is also an instructional video to watch to help you with the process.
Once you have made this basic template you can decorate it however you like, either using horns or even wings. Watch the video at the end of this post or click here to watch it in youtube. If you want to add wings please visit my post on how to make cardboard wings for your helmet.
You don't have to stick completely to these steps you can change it up and decorate your helmet however you like. The most important thing is to have some fun and get creative.
by Zygote Brown Designs - for the love of cardboard.