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29 Jan 2009 - 03:2510194
Tobi's mask
I know this has already been asked (sort of) but would crayola model magic be suitable for tobi's mask?
I found a mini tutorial for his mask on cosplay.com where someone suggested it after they mentioned another cosplayer had made an entire bubblegum crisis costume out of the stuff (it looked very impressive). But after reading another forum post on here, it's got me wondering if there're any better/cheaper/more easily available materials I can use instead of this model magic stuff. Shall I go ahead and try the crayola stuffs or does anyone have a better suggestion?

Here's a ref pic if it's needed


Thanks in advance! <3


29 Jan 2009 - 09:4710198
tbh when i made tobi's mask in college *art project* I sort of made a base from one of those theatre masks *no more than two pounds or stolen from art supplies* and i worked a swirl of toilet paper and glue around it. it gives it a really real edge and dries solid, give it a tight panint job and it looks great.

hope this helps

luke.


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29 Jan 2009 - 23:4410242
Theatre mask? I remember using something like that in art therapy but I haven't seen them for sale (not locally anyway). The closest I've found are mini decorative ones that you paint. I was thinking of using paper mache and a balloon but when I attempted it I messed up ^^;;


30 Jan 2009 - 08:3310249
Quote kilik_hiwatari:
Theatre mask? I remember using something like that in art therapy but I haven't seen them for sale (not locally anyway). The closest I've found are mini decorative ones that you paint. I was thinking of using paper mache and a balloon but when I attempted it I messed up ^^;;


aghh yeah huge mistake most people try doing tobi's mask like this, catch 22 is that you will never get a perfect head shape on it, few people have heads shaped like baloons ^.^

as for theatre masks...if there not sold in art shops or anything then i would reccomend ebay ^^ they worked soooo well, if i can take pics of my tobbles mask I will show you how it turned out O_o i just dont remember where i left the pics for that unit ^.^ but either way thats one thing to mabye think about trying ^^


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30 Jan 2009 - 10:5010255
Actually, Tobi's mask is one of the few I would say papier macheing a balloon WOULD work for. It's a curved shape thing that doesn't fit his face perfectly so it might work ok if you get a big enough balloon.

Then again, it's so flat that a soup plate might be better LMAO

Or a frisbee...LOL


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30 Jan 2009 - 12:0010257
its just if you want the contour fitting mask like tobi's it pays to get one of the theatricle masks, the baloon idea tends to go all curvy and wrong and never seems to get the right fit even when you do cut downs, it really more trouble than its worth.


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30 Jan 2009 - 22:5610278
Heheh, I actually found a balloon that was a face shape and blew it up to the size of my head but when you leave balloons for a while they tend to shrink ^^;; on the plus side, we now have an weird paper mache bowl lol

Yeah, I found a couple of theatre masks on amazon and a bucket of that model magic stuff so here's hoping I can get it to work, plus I figured I could use the model magic to make my Deidara handmouths XD

And sjbonnar, your suggestions made me think of this tutorial someone sent me on LJ ^-^
http://simca.deviantart.com/art/Tobi-s-Mask-Tutorial-70060431


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