Working with Cardboard

Working with Cardboard - Legend of Zelda - Hero's Shade
This continues the explanation about the use of different cardboards. Here I'm using corrugated cardboard for the foundations, and cereal boxes will cover the shape just like my previous pieces. It's also where I fail miserably trying to describe placement locations to strengthen your props. You want to place them where it might indent or be weak. I have two main structures here, one large cylinder for the highest point on my gauntlets, and several arched triangles to help guide the curve of the surface. I chose this pattern, because otherwise the inside would be hollow, and I don't have foam at the moment to fill them instead.

Ummm... I'm not even sure what this step is technically called. I call it, make things non-breakable for clumsy Links that run into things, and shove items in boxes and bags without checking about hazards... I'm not good with fragile costumes. :/

Everything you make, should have some sort of structure similar inside. Dowels are even useful for thin pieces like swords. Otherwise, you'll get a very flimsy cardboard prop that'll just break in the wind, or cave in beyond repair. I've seen some really nice props, destroyed by simple mishaps, and it always makes me really sad, because I know how much work those people put into it. I'd almost say just stack layers of cardboard over and over, if it means it won't break. :(

I'm better at answering specific questions... explaining, is just.. so much fail.

Comments: 1

AngieRikku posted on 04-24-2013 at 08:08 PM:

This is awesome! I love how you're using such accessible materials but really showing how the core structure can be applied to any material!

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Upload Date 04-20-2013

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