View Full Version : Materials for a spherical frame

08-08-2009, 01:09 PM
Hello, as you can see from the title, I'm looking for tips on what materials to use to make a large spherical frame with a 3 foot diameter. Like the one here. (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a249/PluieEnfant/p3-fuuka-yamagishi1.jpg) I'm planning on cutting the bottom part so that it sits easily on a flat surface and gives me enough space for me to shuffle my feet around.

At the moment, I have a general idea on what the frame will look like but I'm not sure what materials I could use. I'd like the material to be curved or curve-able but sturdy and not too heavy. Anyone have any ideas? I already know what to use to cover the frame to give it the finishing spherical shape.

08-08-2009, 01:25 PM
I found this....


I assume its the same character??? Im not familiar with the game.

Maybe you can ask her how she made it....


08-08-2009, 01:31 PM
Ah, thank you. Yes, this one is the evolved form of the one I'm trying to do. :] I will go ask her then.

08-09-2009, 01:49 AM
Post how she did it here O.O
i'd love to know the method, since i have to make a turtle shell for my blastoise gijinka

08-09-2009, 08:59 AM
She has a website that explains how she did that cosplay.

Here. (http://gamergirlx.com/cosplays/juno.aspx)

08-09-2009, 06:27 PM
lol, funny thing... I could think of 2 ways to do this, and she did do it one of the 1 ways.

1:: Start off with a super sized beach ball and reinforce it with fiberglass and a liquid plastic or resin. sand until your fingers are numb...

2:: goto a hardware store and purchase large round dome skylight covers. They run around $100 - $150 though...