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Paper Mache Preview - Legend of Zelda - Hero's Shade
Ehhh, so this will tediously take a bit to get everything done. I won't be updating until I complete all the pieces, which is a couple layers each, sanding down, fixing any little bits, shaping better, etc. Lots of refining in this stage of construction that'll take time. Image above is the first layer of my helmet, the front will close in better once I sand down the mask again and ready it for the final stage.

I had a few people wonder about paper mache used on cardboard because of warping issues. Especially thin cardboard like cereal boxes & cardstock. It's not impossible, but it does take a careful hand & patience just like painting directly onto your base without support. Any heavy liquids or moisture will warp your prop, so you want to apply very thin layers, and let it completely dry between each application. Another concern was about durability in humid climates & rain, body perspiration, etc. Any item that you cover in this method, should have a proper store brand sealant. The most noticeable help is stopping mold from occurring when using flour in your paste, and keeping moisture out. Try to stay away from waterbased products too, they don't work very well.

I used flour, water & a little bit of white glue for my paste, then shredded newspaper (I collect the white sheets that they put the weekly flyers in, it works like a base paint coat, and looks nicer). I actually do this outside sitting in the sun, so it's drying as I'm applying each piece. You can't really go wrong with this method, just try it out, and find a style that works best for you. :)

Comments: 5

SuperBee posted on 05-04-2013 at 12:02 PM:

Well damn that's incredible!

vizardvalor posted on 05-04-2013 at 12:01 PM:

This looks intense, I'd love to see more cosplay of this Twilight Princess character!

Akune-chan posted on 05-03-2013 at 07:10 PM:

Holy cow!

This is intense!

airess posted on 05-03-2013 at 06:10 PM:

what a sick cosplay your working on! I cant wait to see it when its done!

HylianKnight replied on 05-03-2013 at 07:08 PM:

Thanks! I hope it turns out well in the end too~!

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Character Hero's Shade
Series Legend of Zelda
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Upload Date 05-03-2013

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