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hchildress0123
06-11-2010, 09:50 AM
I am doing a Bulma cosplay and I have almost everything ready including dragonballs....but i am having the hardest time making Hoi Poi Capsules...any advice?

hchildress0123
06-15-2010, 02:48 PM
I got some recommendations for styrofoam....does anyone think that is a bad idea?

Any help please

FE Freak
06-15-2010, 03:30 PM
What do hoi poi capsules look like? It'd help if you would post a reference picture.

hchildress0123
06-16-2010, 03:24 PM
Sorry about that....I am trying but it isn't letting me so here is a link.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b393/hchildress/hoipoicapsules.jpg

FE Freak
06-16-2010, 04:33 PM
Do you want the cap to screw on too? My method will include just gluing the cap on.
Get some wire form/mesh and form it to shape.You can buy this stuff at Hobby Lobby/Michaels in the mask and clay section. Cover with plaster strips(same section) and apply as smoothly as possible. 3 layers should be fine. Then get some Paperclay,flatten the amount you think you need,wet the plaster coated capsule shape and apply the clay. Let it dry, re-apply clay as necessary until no more cracks appear after drying. Cover with gesso, sand the gesso for a super-smooth surface and then paint the capsule. Gloss/shellac etc. is optional but preferred. As for the cap, you can make that same way. It's basically a thick circle with grooves. That should be easy. I'd just make that out of clay alone. Super glue or epoxy glue it on and bam, capsule. Hope that helps. There's also a thread on Paperclay around here too.

hchildress0123
06-16-2010, 10:47 PM
That is extremely helpful! Thank you soo much!!

ZakuMonkey
07-16-2010, 10:54 AM
or you could just go to ebay and buy a few for 7 bucks, its where i got mine.

FE Freak
07-16-2010, 03:49 PM
There is this. A little expensive. (http://cgi.ebay.com/Cosplay-Dragonball-Z-Life-size-1-1-Capsule-Corp-Figure-/260481370204?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ca5e6485c) Remove the keychains. (http://cgi.ebay.com/Bandai-Dragon-Ball-Z-DB-Capsule-Corp-light-keychain-x4-/400133184103?cmd=ViewItem&hash=item5d29cbda67) It unfortunately contains only one capsule. (http://cgi.ebay.com/DRAGONBALL-Z-SUPER-CAPSULE-CORP-CLOCK-WATCH-BOX-COSPLAY-/370403252932?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item563dc11ac4)

They all cost around 20 dollars. Your pick.

Idle_Time
07-16-2010, 04:00 PM
you could just take some empty CO2 canisters and add cap to the top, maybe some thin plastic discs glued to the top or something