So our happy little group has had several new additions over the last week. 0_o I swear I did not know that so many people who worked with me attended cons or even knew what anime was. ^^ It's a bonding experience nonetheless.
So I'm the designated 'asker of the questions pertaining to cosplay' since I'm the only one with a cosplay.com account so bear with me if I seem to be bomboarding this forum with a plethora of questions.
So one of our happy bunch, Ann, has decided to go as Totoro. I'll include a ref pic but I seriously doubt anyone needs it (who hasn't heard of totoro?). He's the big creature all the way on the left with the big grin.
Thing is, she's not going for the normal cute and fluffy totoro. She, just like everyone else in our group, just loves trying new things. So she's going for a 'Steampunk Totoro' as she so dubbed it.
Now she was thinking, for the body form, that she'd just go about it ala Volpin Props way (the way he did Big Daddy cosplay) with insulation foam, cardboard, and expanding foam. Then carve out the features, hollow it, etc etc. But she wants him to look like he's basically all made of metal. Very statue like, smooth, like in this picture: http://thelittletravelers.typepad.co...09ba970b-320pi
Only with more bronze, gold, rust colors, naturally.
Volpin mentions using stretch fabric to smooth over the expanding foam, then Ureshell, then resin. And while she's up for that method, she'd just like to see if there were any other ideas anyone else had.
BTW-She's not in any way shape or form good with metal so any metal work is out of the question.