18th August 2012: Helmet To start with I decided to make the helmet. Having no idea howto do it and not having a lot of money I managed to come up with a way to make the helmet!
for a first version it's not to bad but I would like to remake it for I fill it could look better!
so what did I do? Well to start with I got a balloon and blew it up (make sure it's a lot bigger than your head) And then I started to paper mache all over the balloon just using newspaper and glue, leaving a space at the base of the balloon.
Once I had about 3 layers on newspaper all over I then put detail on like the raised parts at the back, and the circular part on the side of the head. I then did more layers of paper mache all over making sure everything was stuck strongly.
Once this was done I then got some card and cut to make the longer section at the front of the mask. And once again MORE NEWSPAPER MACHE
over all i did so many layers of newspaper Idon't even know how much! Then I layered it all with white tissue. This too was about 5 layers.Once it all dried it's very strong and sturdy.
I then popped the balloon so that i could cut away bits of paper I didn't need and to a better shape. I then used an old ear stretcher I have and no longer use to make the holes the correct size and so i can lightly see out the mask. And lastly I painted it silver.