I have always been fascinated by animals and costumery. Ever since I I was little my mother would create costumes for me for the carneval each year in kindergarden and school. During my childhood I was a bat, a turtle, a native american, a viking, a butterfly and many more. Seing my mothers creativity sparked my own and led me on the path towards my own costumes. And when cosplay became a thing at conventions in Norway I finally got the chance to unfold that creative need.
I also have a passion for masks, giving me the opportunity to become something else, preferably something mystic or badass. It gives variety.
Most of my masks are asian inspired, with my own little twist.
I still do cosplay and it has been a wonderous journey to where I am now with many things learned both from success and failure, and I have never been afraid to share what I learned to others.
And then there is my other passion: Horns and antlers.
Being natural things their shape and pattern has always been a great source of wonder to me. For the body of an animal to arrange these wonderous shapes, often quite symmetrical, with a fascinating texture, is to me a thing of beauty.
It’s hard to explain why, but when you find a perfect spiral in a pair of sheep horns, or the elegant arcs of a catalina goat horn, or the smooth texture of an impalas horns, with delicate ridges, it is subtle, but it captivates my attention and makes me want to touch and feel.
And it makes me want to see others use them for costumes, fursuits and headdresses. I want to see them used, utilised and admired.
Antlers grow out each year and never look the same from year to year, and eventually fall off to regrow the following year, horns however grow during an animals entire life, but both leads to some amazing shapes.
In the beginning I attempted to make headdresses with real horns, but that turned out rather futile as horns can be quite heavy and rather dificult to handle. Also quite expensive.
So when I had the opportunity to make replicas of my horns arose, I wanted to share that with the world. Let others marvel in the beauty of horns and antlers with an affordable and lighter alternative that still offers the delicate texture of the originals.
That is what I want to give to the world.
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