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Unread 03-28-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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I'm in need of assistance

Hiya! The title says it all, I need help.
I'm trying to do a cosplay right now and hitting a really large road block.
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I need to afix tentacles to my head. I've tried using a regular hat, but it's simply too weak, I've tried papermache and it's not strong enough, I'm going to try hardening clay in the near future when I have the money to spend on it.
Currently, I'm taking a metal dowl rod and using it as a crown around my head then using chicken wire to bubble up over my head - I'm hoping to connect the tentacles through wire.
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But that might not work either, I'll find out soon enough.
REGARDLESS!
If anyone has good ideas or has done this before PLEASE contact me! and I don't mean small tentacles, these need to be anywhere between 5-12 inches long
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Thanks all <3
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Unread 03-29-2013, 12:10 AM   #2
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Let's start with the basics: Do you have a reference picture for the character, or what you are trying to create? I'd love to see it.
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Unread 03-29-2013, 11:33 AM   #3
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Let's start with the basics: Do you have a reference picture for the character, or what you are trying to create? I'd love to see it.
Vraska the Unseen.

http://media.wizards.com/images/magi...4cm3c83i .jpg

The tentacles don't have to be AS long or wild, but at least on par or similar
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Unread 03-30-2013, 05:42 AM   #4
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Well, I think your current idea has a decent chance of working.

If not, I'd start with a leather cap base - a lot like an aviator cap. Something nice and soft inside for comfort, and attach the support to the leather. This might work with your current idea for comfort and stability, too.

I would not bother with the clay. I don't think it would be very comfortable nor strong enough - and too delicate.

Have you made the tentacles yet ? I'd try to make them as lightweight as possible.

Ideally, I think this would be moulded out of latex and connected to a cap like above with wire (or mechanical !) support in the tentacles themselves but that's a huge pain.

You could do it with painted fabric over wires or foam covered with fabric/etc. You could even make it all out of Wonderflex over a cap, but I'm not sure how much that would weight.

You could even make it totally out of leather - cut to shape and supported with wiring.

A cool idea would be to use sheer fabric or latex pieces to blend the head-piece to the skin.
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