View Full Version : Help with Dilandau's head-thingie

07-31-2002, 10:41 AM
Well, I'm saving up for the best Dilandau costume possible. I've found someone to help me with the undershirt and sash, and I can probably get someone to help me with the metal armor, and someone else to help me with the leather. The red contacts and white wig I can get custom made, so that leaves the main problem as his head-thingie (not sure whether it's called a tiara or a diadem)
I don't want to use plastic, because if I'm expending the time, money, and energy for metal armor, than I want the head thingie to look just as impressive. Any suggestions?

07-31-2002, 04:46 PM
For those of us who aren't super-familiar with Escaflowne, could you post us a pic? ^^ I think I can help you more then.

08-01-2002, 03:04 PM
Thats what you are talking about right? The gold head band??
When we made our Dilandau costume for commission, we made the headband out of sheet metal. We cut out the right size and shape, then drilled two holes at the edges. So, the headband layed flat to the head and the sheet metal stopped at the ears. Then, from that point back, we attached an elasitc band that would be hidden under hair and all you would see is the metal band. Then, we painted the sheet metal gold. we attched a jewel with E6000 adhevise glue. We used a dremel and cut out the slit that leads up to the jewel.
So, the headpiece works like a headband, and elastic band in the back, the metal up front, and presto! It worked really well for us. If that made no sense what so ever, lettme know and maybe I can draw it out or give you some other ideas. ^_^

08-02-2002, 10:27 PM
Thanks ^_^ I was considering sheet metal... although right now I think I'm going to be spending the most money on contacts and leather.
Lesse... I get paid every two weeks... and one paycheck is just about the cost of the contact lenses (I need special ones because I need glasses) Something tells me I won't have this done in time for Katsucon ^^;