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10 Jan 2009 - 20:009532
A little help please (well all I can get really)
okz so me and my friends have a year to get a kamen rider cosplay done, we have no experience with this sort of thing and havent a clue or at least not alot of ideas on how to do this, the costume is simple but the helmet is going to be a titan task, i have enclosed a shot here and want to know if anyone can help or any ideas for making any of the costumes in the picture, thanks alot

Luke.

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/6200/1182084539097dl0.jpg


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10 Jan 2009 - 21:429541
Kamen Rider FTW ^_^ I actually liked the Kamen Rider stuff better than Super Sentai...anyway...

Fibreglass is your best bet for this kind of thing. I've never used it as I'm scared of the stuff LOL but there are loads of people on the forums who can help you ^_^


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10 Jan 2009 - 22:079542
Quote sjbonnar:
Kamen Rider FTW ^_^ I actually liked the Kamen Rider stuff better than Super Sentai...anyway...

Fibreglass is your best bet for this kind of thing. I've never used it as I'm scared of the stuff LOL but there are loads of people on the forums who can help you ^_^


yeah S-sentai tends to rub a little ^.^ kamen rider has alot of energy especially den-o and kiva *highly reccomeded*

I figured it would come to that I have cos-phobia of fiberglass, over a clay mold of the helm with a nail clasp its gonna suck


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11 Jan 2009 - 00:239554
OMGGGG!!!! kamen riders is soooo cool i wanted to that group for like ages -_-"

Anyway, For the Helmet, as for the armor parts, I'll definitly use fiberglass (and resin eventually?). You've got a few ways to go with that stuff,First and more "professional" would be to make a mold of your face first, (your entire head), and cast it in Plaster. Then Make a sculpture in clay, for exemple, of the helmet (using you head as a base), then mould it with silicone and cast it in resin. That would be PERFECT.

BUT, not everyone got time or skills to do that thow, so as an alternativ, you can use foam, like plastazot, to make the base of the helmet and armor parts, and then with a brush, get your resin all over it.
Sand paper to make it smooth once it's dry, and you get a pretty nice touch.

If i can help you with anything else, i'll try, don't hesitate : )

Good luck.

: )


11 Jan 2009 - 01:579557
If your a Fiber-phobe you might want to look at using alternatives like Upholstery foam, Paverpol, Friendly Plastic, or even Hot Glue.

There are a few youtube vids showing the hot glue method being used for Guyver, Spawn, Preditor and Facehugger costume/props and the results are great.

lol im not much help now your spoilt for choice.


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Last edited by MangaChild (11 Jan 2009 - 02:01)
11 Jan 2009 - 03:359558
Quote Clows:
OMGGGG!!!! kamen riders is soooo cool i wanted to that group for like ages -_-"

Anyway, For the Helmet, as for the armor parts, I'll definitly use fiberglass (and resin eventually?). You've got a few ways to go with that stuff,First and more "professional" would be to make a mold of your face first, (your entire head), and cast it in Plaster. Then Make a sculpture in clay, for exemple, of the helmet (using you head as a base), then mould it with silicone and cast it in resin. That would be PERFECT.

BUT, not everyone got time or skills to do that thow, so as an alternativ, you can use foam, like plastazot, to make the base of the helmet and armor parts, and then with a brush, get your resin all over it.
Sand paper to make it smooth once it's dry, and you get a pretty nice touch.

If i can help you with anything else, i'll try, don't hesitate : )

Good luck.

: )


wonderfull ^.^ i figured this is where im gonna have to go, the latter of your suggestions are going to be the situation im in ^.^ its going to be a den-o group, i really want to make the den-o and my friends might be doing imagin, but I will keep you posted and possibly ask for more help O_o


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11 Jan 2009 - 11:339565
Well, if you're that scared of it, Mangachild (who has worked with fibreglass) has just suggested several methods that can work.

And the hot glue method is awesome but make sure you've got more than one glue gun for it LOL


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11 Jan 2009 - 12:059567
i was looking at the hot glue method on youtube it seems one of the better roots to go with


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11 Jan 2009 - 15:329574
It's good. You just need to be careful to use the hottest melting glue so that it won't melt in the wrong conditions.


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11 Jan 2009 - 15:569577
I saw a tutorial for a helmet using cardboard, papier mache and paint under resin, that looked pretty good, the glue idea seems ok for a try, i have a year ^.^

thanks everyone.


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11 Jan 2009 - 16:339580
Quote ryukredapples:
I saw a tutorial for a helmet using cardboard, papier mache and paint under resin, that looked pretty good, the glue idea seems ok for a try, i have a year ^.^

thanks everyone.


Link to the tutorial? That sounds interesting!


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11 Jan 2009 - 17:109585
Quote sjbonnar:
Quote ryukredapples:
I saw a tutorial for a helmet using cardboard, papier mache and paint under resin, that looked pretty good, the glue idea seems ok for a try, i have a year ^.^

thanks everyone.


Link to the tutorial? That sounds interesting!


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=lDpjgLUZ_3g

try that its not a voiced tutorial but ive gained the gist ^.^


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