It’s a known fact that I love wacky hairstyles (also, hats). Big, weird shapes sprouting off one’s head please me inordinately. So naturally, I’ve been drawn to the horn-shaped style worn by Venetian upper-class women in the mid- to late-16th-century. I’ve given one try at making hairpieces to replicate this style, tho’ I’m not quite satisfied with the effect. I’m still working on mark 2.0.
But I thought I’d share my inspiration — I have all these images loaded onto my iPad, which is quite convenient to take into the sewing room & refer back to whilst sculpting foam bits into horns. Images are collected from Realm of Venus, Starlight Masquerade, & Wikimedia Commons, & all appear to be public domain. Enjoy!