I am looking to make a very large and reference accurate hat
(Dragon Trainer Lulu) and was wondering suggested methods?
Pizoobie recently did a very cute Original Lulu and when I asked about how she constructed hers she replied "The body and the brim are mainly Fosshape. I used floral wire (12-gauge) for the curly sides and the top, and also stuffed the top with poly-fil." (Link to her cosplay here
Fosshape isn't a material that I'm familiar with. I'm curious if anyone has any guidance suggestions for this huge hat as far as materials and even more valuable, construction methods. What to make the brim and a top cone out of? Stuff it like she did with polyfil? Then what about sewing? Eep! Lulu's hat looks leather?
As you can see in the in-game model, the brim of the hat looks a LOT like weathered leather (plus it's THICK!), so I'm wondering what a good method/material to get almost that exact same look for the brim?
Thoughts on the front plate of the hat?
I'm also curious on you guys' thoughts for the staff head/end piece
. Foam? Some sort of casted resin?
I've got a lot of time and a lot of resources, so whatever suggestions you may have to get the most accurate looking hat would be beyond helpful! If you've done similar looking props I'd love to see them/hear about your process!
Phew, hopefully not TL;DR so I'll sum it up here-
As ever thank you guys in advance for reading and thank you for your time! I look forward to brainstorming with you :3