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11 May 2008 - 22:252790
Advice For Mask Making
Hey everyone, TobiFan here, for my first Cosplay i want to go as Tobi (Naruto, Akatsuki Group)but am slightly stuf about how to make his Mask and armour plating.



Refernce for the mask and armour Above. i had planned on using Paper Masche. but im not sure i could get the swirls with it, Would Fimo be an option?. hope you guys can give me some advice and tips ^_^


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12 May 2008 - 17:562800
i would think that because papier mache is rather rough, you could always sand it down with sandpaper to smoothen it out and then draw the swirls on with permanent marker or something, but then what do i know? XD


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Last edited by raizersabre (12 May 2008 - 17:56)
12 May 2008 - 18:152802
what about wire, curled into the right shaped and then some kind of fabric stretched over it or attached under the wire? visability will be a problem though unless you used a see-through fabric?

if you use papier mache you could always glue newspaper strips over it to make it smooth. it's difficult to sand as it tends to shred away from itself.
that way you could get the grooves etc etc though.
once again a problem with visability though.....


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12 May 2008 - 18:182804
Quote Hexi:
what about wire, curled into the right shaped and then some kind of fabric stretched over it or attached under the wire? visability will be a problem though unless you used a see-through fabric?

if you use papier mache you could always glue newspaper strips over it to make it smooth. it's difficult to sand as it tends to shred away from itself.
that way you could get the grooves etc etc though.
once again a problem with visability though.....


as i said, what do i know?


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12 May 2008 - 20:052815
Quote Hexi:
what about wire, curled into the right shaped and then some kind of fabric stretched over it or attached under the wire? visability will be a problem though unless you used a see-through fabric?


i started using Paper mache, but wire might do well with paper mashe over it, the black circle is a hole, i had to edit it to avoid spoilers, hehe


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13 May 2008 - 19:202836
UPDATE! ive made the base for the mask ^_^, im quite happy with it acctually, gotta do more layers but i am getting there now ! ^_^



still trying to work out the spirals


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Last edited by TobiFan (13 May 2008 - 19:21)
13 May 2008 - 19:232837
Quote TobiFan:
UPDATE! ive made the base for the mask ^_^, im quite happy with it acctually, gotta do more layers but i am getting there now ! ^_^



still trying to work out the spirals
*raises hand* ooh! ooh! ooh!
i know! i know!
modelling clay! make strips with one end thicker than the other, glue them onto the make with the thick ends at the outside edge, let them dry and paint them!

also, get some black netting or see-through fabric for the eye hole, you'll still be able to see but it'll give you that nice black hole like in the mask. ><


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13 May 2008 - 19:282839
Ill give moddelling clay a go, urm, how does it work? XD, drys hard?


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13 May 2008 - 19:362842
won't modelling clay add a fair bit of weight to it though? i know i'm no expert, but clay on the face... :\ might feel a little heavy somehow, unless i'm thinking of something else lol


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13 May 2008 - 19:462843
Quote raizersabre:
won't modelling clay add a fair bit of weight to it though? i know i'm no expert, but clay on the face... :\ might feel a little heavy somehow, unless i'm thinking of something else lol
you have a point there.
what about model magic? it models like clay but it's super super light like foam. it's awesome. made by Crayola, i bought a big bucket of the stuff off amazon a year ago and i still have alot of it left. it's awesome stuff.


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13 May 2008 - 19:482844
could be worth looking up, i was thinking of using Fimo tho, just to place around the mask for shape, then take the papeir masche off before cooking hehe, only problem would be attaching the fabric


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13 May 2008 - 19:492845
alternatively, you could make like thin rolls of newspaper and paper mache them on. might take a while, but that way, hardly any weight is aded on and you save a bit of money ;P


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13 May 2008 - 19:572846
Quote TobiFan:
could be worth looking up, i was thinking of using Fimo tho, just to place around the mask for shape, then take the papeir masche off before cooking hehe, only problem would be attaching the fabric
and also keeping the shape, the fimo goes softer before it gets hard, and comes out soft too.
and if you attach the fabric with a hot glue gun at the back instead of the front it'd be fine. ^^

i'm pretty sure the better craft shops sell light weight modelling clay, failing model magic. the newspaper idea is a bit fiddly. and proper papier mache takes AAAAGES to dry. ><


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13 May 2008 - 20:002847
Quote Hexi:
Quote TobiFan:
could be worth looking up, i was thinking of using Fimo tho, just to place around the mask for shape, then take the papeir masche off before cooking hehe, only problem would be attaching the fabric
and also keeping the shape, the fimo goes softer before it gets hard, and comes out soft too.
and if you attach the fabric with a hot glue gun at the back instead of the front it'd be fine. ^^

i'm pretty sure the better craft shops sell light weight modelling clay, failing model magic. the newspaper idea is a bit fiddly. and proper papier mache takes AAAAGES to dry. ><


hmm touché. well thats about it as far as my own limited advice goes


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13 May 2008 - 20:202853
Quote raizersabre:
Quote Hexi:
Quote TobiFan:
could be worth looking up, i was thinking of using Fimo tho, just to place around the mask for shape, then take the papeir masche off before cooking hehe, only problem would be attaching the fabric
and also keeping the shape, the fimo goes softer before it gets hard, and comes out soft too.
and if you attach the fabric with a hot glue gun at the back instead of the front it'd be fine. ^^

i'm pretty sure the better craft shops sell light weight modelling clay, failing model magic. the newspaper idea is a bit fiddly. and proper papier mache takes AAAAGES to dry. ><


hmm touché. well thats about it as far as my own limited advice goes
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13 May 2008 - 20:412855
i guess the only other alternative i know would work is paint or permanent marker XD


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13 May 2008 - 20:532856
heh, i used Super Papier Mache (newspaper + wallpaper paste), works so much better. , but i hate papier masche


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25 May 2008 - 14:313017
hmm.. instead of using waste paper and newspaper(cause it's more work..) i normally use tissue! layered it with tissue paper, make it wet, but not too wet, then with a brush, layer it with glue (white Fox glue would do), wait till it dry up, put couple more layer. don't apply glue to the last layer. done!


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