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31 Mar 2008 - 20:102191
chobits ears...working with plastic?

I started with cardboard and paper for my first set of chobits ears. I then discovered the joy of craft foam.
This time i'm looking for something more convincing. If im not able to find plastic chobits ears, im going to make them. Does anyone know how on earth i go about doing this?
I don't have the faintest idea


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01 Apr 2008 - 09:292202
I made my Freya ones out of funkyfoam, and I think they looked quite reasonable. They weren't quite as good as the pair I borrowed to model, but they were also made out of foam.

You need a triangle of pink and a triangle of white foam, about the same size. The bottom edge of the triangle is slightly rounded. You take the pink one and fit it inside the white one, so the rounded edge of the pink one is sitting inside the rounded edge of the white one. Then glue together. You should end up with a sort of sat-on cone shape, the right sort of thing for chii ears. Then attach each one to a hairband. Hope that makes sense!


01 Apr 2008 - 09:352203
Hmm, I didn't read your post very closely. I blame not having finished my coffee yet. Still, if anyone else needs a brief set of instructions on how to make foam chii ears, they can have it for free!


01 Apr 2008 - 11:332204
have you got a school nearby that has a tech studio? like wood works and stuff. if you pay (shouldn't be too expensive) and ask very nicely, they should be able to hook you up with some white and pink acryllic and an oven. all you have to do is cut out the shape you need and after you heat it up, you should be able to bend it into shape and glue them together.


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01 Apr 2008 - 19:012210
aw, never mind alisa-chan! it was sweet of you anyway!
hmmm...im at college, i might be able to pursuade someone to let me use the facilities...Good plan, thanks!


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01 Apr 2008 - 22:402214
Wonderflex is EXACTLY what you need!

"Wonderflex looks like a piece of plastic, but it becomes soft and malleable when heated. It can be shaped by hand or over a mold while hot. Once it cools down it hardens retaining the shape. It can be re-heated and reshaped as many times as necessary, or worked in sections. It glues to itself if enough pressure is applied. It can be cut with scissors and finished with paint, gluing fabric on top, or any other method. It can be heated with a heat gun, a microwave oven, or dipped in hot water." - cosplaysupplies.com

basically, you melt it in hot water, and shape it with your hands, and let it dry. it's genius!


02 Apr 2008 - 09:242220
Quote rosuu:
Wonderflex is EXACTLY what you need!

"Wonderflex looks like a piece of plastic, but it becomes soft and malleable when heated. It can be shaped by hand or over a mold while hot. Once it cools down it hardens retaining the shape. It can be re-heated and reshaped as many times as necessary, or worked in sections. It glues to itself if enough pressure is applied. It can be cut with scissors and finished with paint, gluing fabric on top, or any other method. It can be heated with a heat gun, a microwave oven, or dipped in hot water." - cosplaysupplies.com

basically, you melt it in hot water, and shape it with your hands, and let it dry. it's genius!
and probably expensive huh? ><


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02 Apr 2008 - 16:082221
yeah it seems like mega-bucks! any idea where to get it from other than internets?


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