DIY Horn Headband

DIY Horn Headband


Not everyone makes the Nice List so we wanted to make sure you all knew what happens when you don’t.  Instead of Santa Claus, you’ll get a visit from Krampus.  And since our allegiance lies with all things horror, you know we’re pumped to have this horrific holiday movie premiering in time for Christmas.

So if you’re dressing up as Krampus instead of Saint Nick this year, there are a few things you’ll need.  In order to fully embody the Krampus look, one must have horns. Horns are one of the only things that are common in almost all of the depictions of Krampus.  We used our ram skull prop, and popped the horns off to help make our Krampus come to life. Follow these steps to make your own horny headband. The same steps could be used to make antlers as well.


Gather the following materials to get started:

  • Ram prop
  • Black duct tape
  • Plastic headband- the wider the better to help stabilize the horns.
  • Heavy duty paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil


Step 1- Trace the end of the horn onto the heavy paper.

Step2 – Cut out a circle that is about one inch larger. Mark it with radial lines from the traced circle outward.


Step 3- Cut along the radial lines stopping at the traced circle. Bend the cut flaps up around the end of the horn.

Step 4- Draw a line across the center of the paper where the headband will fit.


Step 5- Cut out notches about the size of the headband at both ends of the line.

Step 6-  Repeat steps 1-5 for the other horn. The paper can now slide onto the headband and you are ready to start taping.


Step 7- With the paper on the headband, wrap the paper flaps around the end of the horn and start taping. Cut small manageable strips of tape and keep adding tape until the horn is secure and the paper is totally covered.


Step 8- Repeat step 7 with the other horn.

Watch our Krampus makeup tutorial to get totally ready to rock Krampus like a boss! But. Maybe Krampus isn’t your thing. You can use this headband to be any horny character you like. If you give it a try, we would love to see you share your finished look on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!