Best Material for Headpiece?

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#1 MiraBethy on 1 year ago

Just wondering if anyone has any pointers on how I should go about constructing this headpiece? Specifically, what material I should use for the base frame itself?

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Thanks in advance! <3

#2 Midnight Dawn on 1 year ago

Well i would question first what kind of budget you have. There are many methods to approach this but with varying price ranges.

#3 Penlowe on 1 year ago

agreed. Too many options that vary wildly in cost.
Least expensive: carboard & paper mache
Most expensive: worbla

#4 MiraBethy on 1 year ago

[QUOTE=Penlowe;5066719]agreed. Too many options that vary wildly in cost.
Least expensive: carboard & paper mache
Most expensive: worbla[/QUOTE]

I think my main concern would be making it on the lighter side. My budget for just the headpiece material would be somewhere around $50-$75 bucks. I've never used worbla before, but if that's the best option for keeping it lighter overall than would I be best off learning and doing it with that?

#5 Midnight Dawn on 1 year ago

I wouldn't suggest worbla to beginners. It's super pricey. If you are serious with working with foam most would suggest you work with craft foam first. After you get a handle on it then move on to worbla.

I would suggest for beginners a combination of craft foam and paper. Using pepakura ([URL="http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/"]http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/[/URL]) a paper modeling program will cut down on guess work and give you precise shapes in order to assemble your project. Then from there apply a craft foam overlay, use a little spackle ([URL="https://www.amazon.com/12132-Spackling-Compound-Interior-1-Quart/dp/B00002N6G4"]https://www.amazon.com/12132-Spackling-Compound-Interior-1-Quart/dp/B00002N6G4[/URL]) to seam the foam pieces, seal it, paint it, then that should do it.

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