The basics of cardboard helmets (tutorial)

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#16 Koda89 on 13 years ago

Well...digging around for helmet tutorials for my 300 Spartan outfit, I came upon this thread.

I shall make my Spartan helmet with this tutorial, as I followed your tutorial for making katanas for my Bleach outfits.

#17 Double_Clawshot on 13 years ago

will this technique be useful for making helmets that require some smooth, rounded surfaces? and can you mix materials such as plastic or carbon fiber into the design? as a matter of fact, is there something more substantial i could use to replace the cardboard and make the helmet more durable? props on the
Dr. Doom helmet, though

#18 MasterOfMetal on 13 years ago

nice, its alot cheaper than metal work

#19 Zeffer on 13 years ago

Ive used this a lot and it rocks its freakin genius!!! Hear what ive done so far and it prity good but not even close to you lol you rock cardbord king :rockon:

[url]http://images.cosplay.com/gallery.php?member=79600&cat=500[/url]


this is my gallery lots of kool pics including my keyblade and a bunch of other kool shit.

#20 RosyPosy on 13 years ago

I've got a simular question to S.L... Do you HAVE to use bondo? I don't have access (or even money v.v) to buy it.

#21 chris-chan on 12 years ago

if you dont want to use bondo, i dont see why something like modeling clay or wonderflex wouldnt work. of course ive never used either, so i really wouldnt know.
and im planning a skull sader cosplay and i was wondering if this would work. and for those of you who dont know what a skull sader is, heres some reference pics.
[IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y183/mew_mewaddict/47-48.jpg[/IMG]
and heres a pic of just the helmet from a few angles.
[IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y183/mew_mewaddict/01.jpg[/IMG]

#22 EvilPumpkin on 12 years ago

You can use drywall compound. You can buy it at your local hardware store for about $10 for 10lbs it comes premixed or in powder form. If you buy the premixed stuff you should still add some water to it, its pretty thick. You can buy the powdered stuff in 10lb bags, its usually call 90 or 45 which is how long it takes to dry. Note that it sets up pretty fast, working time of only about 10 minutes. It dries harder than the regular premixed compound and is harder to sand. You should seal the cardboard first, the water from the compound can make your cardboard soggy and deform it.

#23 Byakuya-sama on 12 years ago

Wow thanks so much FeatherWeight!

::knows what he's doing for his next costume::

::Hint::
[url]http://www.rpgland.com/anime/elfenlied/Nyu.jpg[/url]

:D :D :D

#24 Devi 1313 on 12 years ago

[QUOTE=Byakuya-sama;2114067]Wow thanks so much FeatherWeight!

::knows what he's doing for his next costume::

::Hint::
[url]http://www.rpgland.com/anime/elfenlied/Nyu.jpg[/url]

:D :D :D[/QUOTE]

You're going to cosplay as Lucy too?

#25 shireishou on 12 years ago

HUAA great techniques to make helmet. I think I can use this for my Saint Seiya helmet also my Tokusatsu helmet. Thx a lot

#26 Shadowoffire123 on 12 years ago

Will Spackle work?

#27 Byakuya-sama on 12 years ago

[QUOTE=Devi 1313;2114689]You're going to cosplay as Lucy too?[/QUOTE]

After seeing this AWESOME tutorial, I think it'd work pretty well lol... so yea, I think I will.

It's Lucy, or a Shinigami from Bleach. Still trying to decide.

::Edit:: FeatherWeight! I must ask. Do you make ALL your props from cardboard and Bondo? It's amazing -- and perfect! Lightweight, but looks rediculously amazing. You are a GOD.

::edit::
[QUOTE=Devi 1313;1644222]Oooh, I'll definately be using this to make my Lucy helmet! What painting techniques did you use on your Dr. Doom mask?[/QUOTE]

Ohhh Devi -- I see. You see, I didn't see your post before (whew, that's a lot of sees)... lol. Now I do. So yea, I guess I will be doing Lucy along with you hehehe... we'll have to compare notes if you will :D

I'm going to do episode one lucy, where she's wearing the white straight jacket and helmet.

#28 featherweight on 12 years ago

[QUOTE=Byakuya-sama;2116604]After seeing this AWESOME tutorial, I think it'd work pretty well lol... so yea, I think I will.

It's Lucy, or a Shinigami from Bleach. Still trying to decide.

::Edit:: FeatherWeight! I must ask. Do you make ALL your props from cardboard and Bondo? It's amazing -- and perfect! Lightweight, but looks rediculously amazing. You are a GOD.

[/QUOTE]

no i don;t use bondo very much at all

#29 shaowebb on 12 years ago

Have you ever thought of hotglueing fiber weave to your paper bases?
Afterwards when you hit the weave with fiberglass resin it seldom has bubbles that need sanding. It may need a few touches but it would be sturdier.
Awesome tutorial by the way.

#30 livengood on 12 years ago

I took a look through your gallery. I have to say, I'm highly impressed by your mad cardboard skills. Of course, you get that from alot of people. XD

I need to keep you in mind for when I plan cosplay that need weapons. Viva la search posts feature! XD

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