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Unread 09-28-2010, 02:53 PM   #1
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Making Nintendo Crowns (or others)

Here's a crown making tutorial you may find useful, it can be applied to other crowns I'm sure, however it details making crowns for Daisy/Rosalina/Peach.

http://galactica.serveftp.com:1277/c...ina_Crowns.pdf

Let me know if there's anything you don't understand, thanks!


Update! Here's the tutorial for Rosalina's props:
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3860157
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Unread 09-29-2010, 08:01 PM   #2
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Wow, very nice. Kind of makes me want to make a nintendo princess costume now!
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Unread 10-10-2010, 08:46 PM   #3
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Talking Thanks!

This is such a lifesaver- so simple! Thank you! ANd I can see the hint of indent on Rosalina's crown, as you said, so I'm going to put it on. I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't said that =]

Do you suggest using Mod Podge or a similar substance over the foam corwn to give it a more plastic-y feel, or do you think that it looks good when just painted?

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Unread 10-12-2010, 11:27 AM   #4
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Oh you're welcome I really enjoyed making them actually.

I usually just paint over the foam directly or coat it with some foam glue first. I've found if you do it that way then the foam will take knocks and bounce back up eventually (the paint does hinder the ability of the foam to recover from a dent but it doesn't prevent it thankfully). Just test on a scrap piece of foam first in case of reactions. You could coat the foam with something to make it smooth and plasticy but remember, craft foam does not sand well! So don't sand through to the foam when smoothing the surface.

The finished Daisy and Rosalina crowns in the photos (and in my gallery) are spray painted over glue coated foam. You can still see the foam texture somewhat but I think for me personally it adds to the cartooniness.
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Unread 10-16-2010, 05:08 PM   #5
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This tutorial is very awesome. So detailed and clear. And I love the outcome! I'm totally going to use this if I someday cosplay as a Nintendo princess. Thank you.
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Unread 10-22-2010, 09:55 AM   #6
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Thanks! I'll have to post tutorials for the rest of Rosalina's props, both the wand and brooch came out really well. I'm even toying with the idea of making the brooch light up - watch this space!
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Unread 01-14-2011, 07:44 PM   #7
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swee! I need a new crown for Rosie!
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Unread 01-14-2011, 07:53 PM   #8
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where did you get the jems that you used?
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Unread 01-16-2011, 01:47 PM   #9
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lovely tutorial, very well organized :3
I was wondering, though, did you cast your own gemstones or purchase/commission them?
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Unread 01-20-2011, 02:09 PM   #10
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After looking around for a while I came across this Website: http://plasticbeadswholesale.com
Have a look at the "Plastic Cabochons" section.

If you do end up making crowns then you'll have to show me the results of your work, I'd be interested to see how you got on.

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After looking around for a while I came across this Website: http://plasticbeadswholesale.com
Have a look at the "Plastic Cabochons" section.

If you do end up making crowns then you'll have to show me the results of your work, I'd be interested to see how you got on.

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Glad I could help! Can't wait to see your completed Rosy, if I get some time in the coming weeks I'll post my wand and brooch tutorials, I didn't make the brooch from resin either. My next Rosy crown will have light up gems, I think it will be fairly easy to accomplish and I found a cheap source of bright white LEDs: Dollar store "stick-on" dome lamps!
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Glad I could help! Can't wait to see your completed Rosy, if I get some time in the coming weeks I'll post my wand and brooch tutorials, I didn't make the brooch from resin either. My next Rosy crown will have light up gems, I think it will be fairly easy to accomplish and I found a cheap source of bright white LEDs: Dollar store "stick-on" dome lamps!
I actually have the cosplay about 85% completed, but I'm in the process of revamping it after taking it to a con and having some issues. Yeah, I made mine from resin, didn't turn out so good... That would be so awesome if you could do that. I actually made my wand light up, but it wasn't con friendly, so I'm looking for other options.
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Unread 01-21-2011, 10:18 AM   #14
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Here's a couple of photos of my light-up brooch, just tests really nothing con-ready:
http://galactica.serveftp.com:1277/p...m_100_2049.JPG
http://galactica.serveftp.com:1277/p...m_100_2050.JPG

I used a 10mm bright white LED and a button cell, I didn't even need a current limiting resistor to stop the LED from burning out. I'm looking into ways to diffuse the light so it glows evenly, that's the problem with a point light source like an LED.
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Here's a couple of photos of my light-up brooch, just tests really nothing con-ready:
http://galactica.serveftp.com:1277/p...m_100_2049.JPG
http://galactica.serveftp.com:1277/p...m_100_2050.JPG

I used a 10mm bright white LED and a button cell, I didn't even need a current limiting resistor to stop the LED from burning out. I'm looking into ways to diffuse the light so it glows evenly, that's the problem with a point light source like an LED.
Oh my gosh, that's looking amazing so far! Hmm, have you thought of heavily sanding both the LED and the jewel, then spraying the jewel with a couple coats of clear enamel? To me it always seemed that Rosalina's jewels were more of a frosted look than clear and shiny like Peachs, but that's just me. Not mention that would diffuse the light alot more.

Also, did you get the brooch sized jewels from that same site? Which size are they?
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