Godot's Visor: How To [Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney]

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#1 ZiplocNinja on 10 years ago

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. [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulose_acetate[/url]) 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. [url]http://www.createforless.com/InterchangeData/images/2/2003/0619/2007051716503622003-0619-0224.jpg[/url] <- That is it right there, Aleena's FunCraft Foam Glue.
- Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish ([url]http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F3I/F4C9/FE7ITWYP/F3IF4C9FE7ITWYP.MEDIUM.jpg[/url]) 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.
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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. |:

[url]http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n261/Kunoichiwolf/visorprt1.jpg[/url]
Here, I sprayed the front side first.

[url]http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n261/Kunoichiwolf/ew.jpg[/url]
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.

[url]http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n261/Kunoichiwolf/clean1.jpg[/url]

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)

[url]http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n261/Kunoichiwolf/visorvision.jpg[/url]

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...

[url]http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n261/Kunoichiwolf/visor2.jpg[/url]

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

[url]http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n261/Kunoichiwolf/visor.jpg[/url]

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.

#2 Idle_Time on 10 years ago

Nice tutorial, and I'm really glad I found out about that craft foam glue =]

#3 Kaoshima on 10 years ago

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.

#4 flava86 on 8 years ago

thanks your the best one i found for this

#5 Akarin-chan on 7 years ago

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.

#6 edenmon on 7 years ago

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. :D

#7 Zab CKTV on 7 years ago

Wow, amazing tutorial man!

#8 VocalNinja on 3 years ago

ok so this thread is probably dead buuuut. do you have like a video that you can do?