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Unread 08-20-2017, 12:56 AM   #1
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Stabilizing paper mache head

Hi,

I'm planning on making the Quirky Turkey from Bob's burgers and I'm not sure how to keep the paper mache turkey head to stay on. I wasn't sure if I could use a baseball hat or a skull cap to glue/sew it for stability or would I need to use something sturdier?

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Unread 08-20-2017, 03:06 AM   #2
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How heavy is the head? If it's light you could just add straps to it and wear it like a helmet. But if it has some weight to it I wouldn't suggest trying to support it's weight on your head as your neck will be creaking within the hour.
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You do NOT want anything more than 2 pounds supported solely by your head/ neck. That is a recipe for disaster. The taller a headpiece is, the lighter it must be to not cause a neck injury.

The vast majority of mascot costume heads actually sit on the shoulders, they touch the head but do not rest on it.
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Unread 08-20-2017, 03:34 PM   #4
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Midnight Dawn:
Right now I think it's about a pound or less, but I haven't added the glasses and bean on yet. The glasses are made out of cardboard and the beak will ether be craft foam or poster board. :3. I'll have to try it!

Penlowe:
I understand, thank you!
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