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How to make an Asari headpiece by Vovea How to make an Asari headpiece by Vovea
There were a few requests asking for basic steps on making my headpiece and I hope this gives an idea of what I did. I'm not too great at explaining things, especially as I pretty much made this up as I went along ;]
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1joemini Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Woah... Im blown away... for soneone with no prior knowledge or experience with latex or anything loke this... how hard is it
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Vovea Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I made a mask in a similiar way but nothing else. I'd say its not too difficult as long as you don't mind working slightly towards a trial and error style!
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KupiecKorzenny Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My cosplay is finished! :D Making this was a nightmare (DO NOT use plastercine! Use oil based clay!), but I like it anyway! [link]
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Vovea Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Looks ace!
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KupiecKorzenny Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :D
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KupiecKorzenny Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I survived first step - creating the mold of my head, and I still have my hair undamaged.
I will continue when I'll get plastercine.
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Vovea Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Good to hear. An asari headpiece wouldn't really be worth going bald for :(
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otaku-geordie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
awesome tutorial :) I have a few questions since Im about to embark on this task lol, I hope thats ok

1) I tried to do the head-mould using P.O.P bandages over a wig cap as recommended in the tutorial, however, when it came to wriggle the thing off my head, the wig cap (standard stretchy kind) snapped back into shape and because the bandages were stuck to the wig cap it caused the top of the mould to buckle, messing it up. The bandages felt dry enough but i might have removed it from my head too early. Roughly how long did it take for your mould to fully cure? Also, how many layers of bandages / plaster of paris did you apply to your head/wig-cap? Its possible I didn't make mine strong enough, hence the collapse

2) I'm going to be using plastercine to sculpt the asari head, how well does non drying clay hold up against the weight of the whitestone clay? I'm worried that the sculpt will warp under the weight.
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Vovea Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem. I do apologize over the late reply however. I haven't logged on in a while.

1: I waited an hour until I was sure it'd dry. I also had my friend be the one to put the bandages on as well. She used about two and a half meters and four layers of them.

2: I didn't use none drying clay with the witestone but in the past I've found other cements and the likes will stick to drying clay. The oil in the none-drying stuff means you can peel it off the cement.
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KupiecKorzenny Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1)I used vaseline for creating the mold. I was wearing swimming cap covered in it, vaseline doesn't let pop bandages to be glued to the wig/swimming cap.
Layer of bandages was quite thin and it cracked in few places, but in general it's all in one piece.
2) I'm worried about it too, I will check it probably around next weekend, when my plastercine arrives.
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