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Unread 11-23-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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Helmet and wings help

So, I've decided to cosplay Nightmare Moon.

I'm planning on making the bulk of the costume with craft foam, but i can't figure out how to make the helmet without having a mess of seams everywhere. It has to be lightweight and smooth. Are there any tutorials around about how to do something like that? Similarly, I want to make my own feathered wings and I've never done something like that, I don't even know where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 11-23-2012, 05:36 PM   #2
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I am no expert at helmets, but I recently made a pair of wings from craft foam.

These wings started as two pieces of large 3mm craft foam sheets connected by some heavy wire from the local hardware store. I make the wire into a "U" shape between the wings so I can slide it into my corset, which means the wings are strapless! After layering feathers upon feathers to the two main sheets, the wings took shape. The craft foam comes in many colors, but if you coat the craft foam in 10 or so layers of water+glue you can seal them and spray paint them. Feel free to then add glitter to make them look magical! :3

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Unread 12-03-2012, 10:45 AM   #3
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Those are beautiful! Thanks! I'm going to try that!
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Unread 12-03-2012, 11:04 AM   #4
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What if you made your helmet with EVA foam?

http://www.instructables.com/id/EVA-Foam-Armor-Helm/
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Unread 12-07-2012, 08:16 PM   #5
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Very nice wing! ^^
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Unread 12-09-2012, 05:22 AM   #6
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There's some cool projects on this forum where guys make stuff like Iron Man helmets, etc.

http://www.therpf.com/
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