Last Updated: 03-15-2011
Who says satyrs are only from Europe? My spin on a satyr, but I decided to model it off an African antelope called an Impala.
Since I was already working on making some horse-hooved shoes for a draenei costume, I decided to take them for a test run at the renaissance fair! I made a simple satyr costume using some cheap materials and commonly found ones that I already owned.
Overall, I'm very proud of the costume. Not only is it realistic and good looking, but it's cheap, easy to make, functional, and durable! I got many comments on how great and wonderful my costume looked, and about 20 people stopped me to ask how I made the hooves, so I decided to upload some pictures that would help! Unfortunately, I have very few pictures of the process of making the shoes ):
The hardest part of the costume was making the hoof-shoes. I had to take many things into consideration while making them, especially if I was going to take them to a ren-fest that only had a few paved areas and a lot of uneven ground, was dirty and could possibly experience rain, and I had to consider that I would be walking around in the shoes ALL DAY.
So I came up with a simple solution. I basically bought a pair of cheap-o heels from a local store, sawed the heel off, and attached a block of wood on the bottom! Easy right? That's basically all I did.
Here's a website that describes a method very similar to mine:
Help and inspiration for my shoes came from Chris Channing. One of his costumes, the faun, is featured on youtube and he was kind enough to give me some pointers when it came to editing my shoes. Here is one of his videos debuting his wonderful costume and his amazing hooves!
For my first set of horns I had used a pair that I purchased from a ren-fest vendor. They cost around $20 and were pretty small. Not only that, but everyone at the fair was wearing them! Call me a hipster, but I decided to make my own original pair of horns using some sculpey I had laying around. Making the horns was a bit of a challenge. They had to be thick enough to be durable and not crack in the oven, yet thin and light enough that I could wear them upright on my head. Luckily, I pulled it off.
If you have any other questions feel free to PM me (:
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