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Inami_minrou
01-11-2011, 08:18 AM
Hey all, New cosplayer here. First things first, im not even sure if this is the right thread :/ but if so Please tell me, im new to this site:confused:

Anyway. For Animania 2011 ive opted to go as a Gijinka of Entei. i got the idea because my friend is doing Raikou so we decided to partner up.

im basing it on this: http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq128/ILUVZCANDY/Pokemon%20pics/Entei.png picture but im slowly forming it to my own design and using this: http://gardi.deviantart.com/art/Entei-avatar-65298001 for referance.

Really what im here for is help on the mask (i will be doing a mask, not a headpiece like the gijinka in the image). Ive done some loose research and to my knowladge, Foam is the best option. I just want to know where i should start. I know ive got to get the measurements and what not, prepare EVERYTHING beforehand then theres the cutting, heating, forming, molding, setting, ETC

I've looked over the tutorials on here but want a personal view on how this should be done.

I havn't worked with foam before so thats why im a bit iffy about this. If anyone would be willing to give me any hints or tips it would be greatly appriciated.

God, look at my rambling...