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Unread 01-09-2018, 01:57 AM   #1
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Make giant straws headpiece

Hi there, I'm looking to make some cylindrical shapes to make giant straws for a cuphead and mugman cosplay. I'm trying to come up with something lightweight i can make to attach to a hat. Any suggestions on what to do and how to stick it on?
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Unread 01-09-2018, 04:07 AM   #2
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What diameter tube and how long? I think cardboard would work ok. Present wrapping paper usually comes wrapped around a cardboard tube. Poster mailing tubes are bit wider if you need something bigger.

Depending on what kind of hat you have something like hot glue should work ok.
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Depending on how big you want them I'd suggest either cardboard (the thin food box type) or foam. If you were doing a big mascot-style head I'd recommend upholstery foam, but since you said you're doing hats that may be too thick, cardboard covered in craft foam or fabric may be preferable.

I think using pre-existing cylinders may be overkill since they could cost more than the possibly free mats you may find in your pantry.
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if you're still looking, you might check out the cheap plastic signs in your local walmart-or-similar -- the "no tresspassing", "for sale" type signs. most have blank white reverse sides. just make sure you're looking at the non-corrugated ones.
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Unread 01-21-2018, 06:56 AM   #5
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Yeah, now that I thought about it I would try some heavy paper or card-stock and just roll that up into a tube the right size. With a few layers glued together it should be pretty strong.
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