I've seen a lot of people asking on how-tos and tips on how to make Godot's visor from Phoenix Wright, so I made sure to take some pictures while I was making mine today! I'll document it for you!
First, I printed off all the reference pictures I could, official art and not, and also cosplays I found on here that impressed me very much (one being KazZu's) and deliberated how I would make the thing.
I noticed Godot's visor had a ridge around near the middle, but for the love of me I could not figure out how to make it. Maybe in the future I'll attempt it again with some feedback. So, this step-by-step doesn't feature how to make that part of it, sorry guys.
- Cellulose Acetate (It's a type of firm, see-through plastic available in many colours, it's used for photography film, I believe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulose_acetate
) I bought it at AboveGround Art Supplies in Toronto for a whole 80 cents per sheets. I bought 4 sheets just in case I screwed up.
- Craft foam. Real easy to get hold of! I got two sheets of white and two sheets of black at WalMart.
- Craft foam glue. I found a special type of glue that's made specifically to bond foam to foam and other things to foam. http://www.createforless.com/Interch...-0619-0224.jpg
<- That is it right there, Aleena's FunCraft Foam Glue.
- Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish (http://www.instructables.com/files/d...WYP.MEDIUM.jpg
) It's basically silver spray paint, though mine was Matte, not glossy.
After completing research, I drew a rough copy out on poster board, took measurements, made sure it fit my head, etc. I used the two pieces I cut out of poster board for my pattern. Unfortunately I do not have a picture here, but I cut a piece out for the silver part of the visor, and a larger piece for the solid black part of the visor. Once everything was good, on to the foam.
I cut the same shapes out of foam, but cut out long strips for the lenses of the visor. I made sure these were to scale and allright, and on to the next stage...!
I needed to spray paint what was white foam, silver. Reason? Walmart didn't have grey craft foam. |:
Here, I sprayed the front side first.
Heed my warning, this is why you do not spray both sides at once then just drop it down onto the ground. Do one side at a time, the Rust-Oleum I had dried in literally, a minute.
Time to glue on the acetate. I cut an appropriate shape out of it, painted the back of the silver frame with the foam glue, and pressed it down.
Unfortunately, I put a little too much glue, so it exploded over the edges and got all over the workspace and the acetate and myself. I tried to clean it over and over but it didn't work, so I stripped the acetate off (goodbye, one dollar's worth) and tried again. This time I was more careful so it went on fine, and I only had to clean small bits of it with alcohol (see the picture)
Trippy vision, eh? it kind of hurts my eyes to look through it, it'll need time getting used to!
After the acetate was dried onto the frame...
I attached the black part using the same method. Craft foam glue.
And.. that's basically it. The acetate bends, but keeps the frame firm at the same time. It doesn't bother my face or nose to wear. I attached a see-through elastic band and it clings comfortably to my face. (: I still need a picture of that.