DIY | Princess Wario Crown

Hi friends! I can’t believe it’s taken me all month to post in 2020, but here we are! I’m working on a Princess Wario costume of my own design, and I made a tutorial for the crown!



YOU WILL NEED:



**Full disclosure, I did print out my crown on my 3D printer. If you don’t have a 3D printer, I made my Princess Peach, Daisy, and Rosalina crowns in EVA foam covered in worbla. Either option is totally valid, and once you have the crown shape the instructions below apply to both methods!



CROWN BASE:

  1. Prime and paint your crown gold. To avoid that streaky look, be sure to apply 3-4 coats of paint on both the outside and inside.
  2. Create your “W” shape for Wario: I printed my ‘W’ on my 3D printer, but you could also use EVA foam. I painted the W with Plaid’s navy color-shift paint, and then added a glitter top coat of Mod Podge to make it shine.
  3. Wario has a half circle behind the W on his cap, so I’ve used a piece of thin white EVA foam covered in Plaid white paint. Both the W and the half circle are glued onto the crown.




GEMS:

  1. Cast your gems in resin. I have a mini tutorial on casing resin here!. I made my gems a dark purple.
  2. To add extra shine, I used Plaid’s Glitter paint to add flecks of silver to the top once dried.
  3. I attached them to a circle of EVA foam (painted gold) about 4mm wider than the actual gem. That got hot glued right onto the crown, below the 3 points of the crown. If you make your gems to large, however, watch out gluing – they might stick over the curve of the crown.


ACCESSORIES:

  1. I rhinestoned this crown a LOT. There’s a row of alternating purple and yellow above the divider line, and a row of royal blue below it. I also outlined the white half circle in a bright light blue.





  2. The edges of the crown are weathered in dark brown and black paint. This isn’t necessary, but I like the way it adds depth around each element of the crown. To do this, dip a dry brush into your paint, and rub excess off on a paper towel so there’s barely any left. Then, stipple it around the elements and rub in with your finger or paper towel. I went very light on this crown since I didn’t want it to look ‘old’, just shaded.




  3. To attach the crown: At the moment the photos were taken for this post, the crown had no attachment. However I’m using the same method as previous crowns; I glued the crown onto a thin headband, and used a bit of worbla to reinforce at where the crown touches the band. I personally don’t like using hair clips, but I’ve seen that done as a viable option too. Paint both the headband and worbla gold to match the crown.


Note this post was sponsored by Plaid Crafts, who provided the materials to create this project

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