Thursday, October 4, 2012

Kigurumi Beginner Guide

Something has been on my mind lately. I noticed that there's a lot of resources on how to make Kigurumi masks out there, specifically technical instructions like, what clays to use, how to create a negative mold, how to use fiberglass, things like that. What I don't see often, however, is HOW to make an anime-style face that looks good, and looks like the character you've chosen. I'm not the most knowledgeable person in the world, and there's probably many people a lot more qualified for this than me, but I do know a thing or two about anime style, so I'll give it a go.

This is going to be a "How To" for beginners wanting to make their first kigurumi mask, and who want to base it off of an existing anime, game, or manga character. If you're going to make an original character, I'm sure some of these tips can help too.

Anyway, let's start at the very beginning.

Quick Update

Ah, it's been a while.
Have a video, too lazy to upload photos!

It's Iris in her (almost) full outfit, and my friend Ashley!

My next post is gonna be a doozy, though.