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Unread 06-07-2008, 06:57 PM   #1
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Godot's Visor: How To [Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney]

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!

1: 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.

Materials:
- 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.

Step One:
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.

Step Two:

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...!

Step Three:
I needed to spray paint what was white foam, silver. Reason? Walmart didn't have grey craft foam. |:

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n.../visorprt1.jpg
Here, I sprayed the front side first.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...chiwolf/ew.jpg
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.

Step Four:
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.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...olf/clean1.jpg

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)

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...isorvision.jpg

Trippy vision, eh? it kind of hurts my eyes to look through it, it'll need time getting used to!

Step Five:

After the acetate was dried onto the frame...

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...olf/visor2.jpg

I attached the black part using the same method. Craft foam glue.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...wolf/visor.jpg

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.

Enjoy.

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Unread 06-07-2008, 07:16 PM   #2
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Nice tutorial, and I'm really glad I found out about that craft foam glue =]
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Unread 06-12-2008, 04:20 PM   #3
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That's almost exactly what I did, except I was able to find grey craft foam, and instead of Acetate, I used a few layers of red cellophane. I also used white Chenelle wands (to blend in with the wig) as templates (like on glasses). And to hold the whole thing together I used hot glue, which might not have been too great an idea, seeing as it made the cellophane shrivel just a little, but it held the foam together really nicely. I had never heard of craft foam glue before, I might give that a try if I ever feel like remaking my mask.
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thanks your the best one i found for this
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Effing amazing.

Thanks for the tutorial.
Just out of curiosity, do you know a method to make it light up?
It'd be cool to make one do that.
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I'm really liking that cellulose acetate. I want some, but I don't have the slightest clue where to get any. Especially in red. >_< Nice tutorial though. It'll come in handy.
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Wow, amazing tutorial man!
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