Vik I used a combination of clay sculpting tools and the tools from an old iPhone repair kit to get into the creases and edges to make the details as sharp as I could manage. Further reading Older post Newer post. Luckily one of the employees helped me chop it up right there in the store so that it would fit into the trunk of my car. We knew from the outset that this was a pretty big job what with all the armor and sewing and everything, so we set about doing our homework.

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Kazitaxe So, once I had the basic outline nelmet the horn shapes cut out and glued up, I set about trying to shape them into actual horns. In the end, my wife wound up making the majority of the leather and cloth bits while my main focus was on the armor and helmet. Note for next time — start making the costume earlier. The craft foam was sandwiched in between layers of Worbla which were snipped and folded around the backside of each piece.

Basically for the hair, I used the v-cuts that I had previously made and made indentations in the Worbla to serve as a guide. I used a bit of vaseline in the mold to act belmet a release and set about mixing up the resin. Once the layers were dry, I noticed that they were still pretty rough. I wanted all of the additional shapes in the design to be raised to give it a bit more detail and depthso those shapes were also cut out of an additional piece of foam and then superglued to the template.

I had a leather oapercraft hanging in the closet that had managed to get a hole in it a few years back, so the decision was made that this coat would get cut up and become all of the leather pieces for the costume. Doing it all by hand and getting the two horns to match up identically was MUCH more difficult than I anticipated.

Added 3 drops of green food coloring to the mix and poured the resin into the mold. I painted all of the armor pieces with several layers of gesso on top of the wood glue and went heomet sanding the gesso down — but alas, smooth armor was not meant to be.

I picked up some wood filler, but in the end, I wound up only using it ppaercraft the horns. Bracer template horrible mobile phone pics, sorry! The raised bumps were made using helmmet of those little plastic jewels that you can find at hobby stores — everything else is just foam and superglue. So, to all of you who have inspired, my hat is off to you — and if I ever am lucky enough to meet you, drinks are on me for all your help in making my little girl helmer I have never made gems before, and of course it would have been easier to have just purchased some cheap gems from the store — but where is the fun in that?

The absolute most logical thing ever. Since the horns are thicker than the 1 inch foam that I bought, Hel,et had to use some hot glue to glue a couple pieces of foam together to get the material thick enough. After priming, several coats of paint were sprayed. Seriously, this was taken ooki a Galaxy S5.

Loki Cosplay — Halloween To save time, we went The Avengers route honestly just because it seemed to have less pieces than most of the others. She took tons of measurements of my daughter and used half a pad of tracing paper papeercraft the pattern for the costume.

As bad as I was about taking in-progress shots, she was worse. It was tempting to just make some basic horns and go from there, but the way the horns curve is pretty distinctive and I wanted to replicate it as much as possible.

I glued some tin foil on the back of the gem to help reflect papercraaft light through it. I used a combination of clay sculpting tools and the tools from an old papercraftt repair kit to get into the creases and edges to make the details as sharp as I could manage.

In retrospect, I probably should have just gotten some 2 inch thick foam and left the glue gun in the closet. As I mentioned earlier, most of the rest of the costume was done by my helmdt. We covered her arm in seran wrap and duct tape on which a basic template outline was drawn. You see, depending on whose cosplay you look at, or which screencap you see online of the actual armor piece, they all seem to be slightly different.

Also, because of the height of the hair on that lion, it threw off the look from the front — so the entire shoulder guard piece wound up getting switched to the other shoulder just so that you could see something besides the backside of a piece of hair. So what did I do?

So right out of the gate, the very first eyelet that I popped in got all mangled and gnarly looking. Worbla looki pretty easy to cut with a decent pair of scissors, but it is easier if you heat it first. Just try to work quickly because it cools off pretty fast. So, my daughter Lily decided earlier this year that she wanted to be Loki for Halloween.

Papedcraft I cut loads of little pieces of Worbla, heated them up and formed them together like clay and attached them papercraaft closely as I could manage over my guidelines. Secondly, Poki used eyelets that were too large for the eyelet pliers that I had. Marvel — Loki Helmet Life Size Papercraft Free Download I am a huge cosplay fan and have always wanted to try my hand at making something that looked cool out of foam and Worbla.

In retrospect, I should have gotten the quick cure stuff cause the stuff I bought had a 24 hour cure time. Honestly even the word amateur seems a bit too kind as this was my first real go at doing anything like this using these materials.

This would at least give me some frame of reference for outlining later on when the piece was covered. We wound up attaching the armor pieces to the costume with velcro and superglue and finished the whole thing about 30 minutes before we were supposed to meet friends for trick-or-treating.

That piece got set aside with the horns and I moved on to the next bits: After printing everything out on some heavy card stock and spending a few hours cutting and taping pieces together, I had the basic horn shapes. Considering that none of the pieces of armor that I created were even remotely smooth, the roughness really shows up in the final pieces. I did a lot of the straps and buckles and stuff, but all the fabric bits were up to her. Once I had one done, I just flipped the template over on another piece of foam, transferred, and made a mirror copy.

To do this, I screwed some drywall anchors into the base of the horns and drilled a couple of holes in the headpiece and simply screwed the horns in. Without a physical piece to actually compare to, I just sorta winged it. From the backside of the headpiece this left the heads of the screws visible, but this would later be covered anyway. Luckily, everything worked out. TOP Related Posts.



Aralkree For those who are unaware, Worbla is a thermoplastic material. It cracked the paint that I had just finished, left me with a huge hole in the armor piece, and was just pretty much hideous. Went back to the headpiece. So, once I had the basic outline of the horn shapes cut out and glued up, I set about trying to shape them into actual horns. I picked up some wood filler, but in the end, I wound up only using it for the horns.



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