Sunday, June 22, 2014

Papercraft Kigurumi Tutorial

Many people have asked me about this method of mask making, so I put together as big of a tutorial as I could muster the energy for. I hope this helps if you have any questions! It glosses over a lot of steps, and getting good at it inevitably requires hands-on experience, but this should give people a general idea. I've included some helpful links at the bottom.

Extra Resource Links:

My tutorial on making 3D models for papercraft masks
(I am so sorry about my voice and sniffly nose ;_;)

Helpful guides on using silicone to make molds
(everyone's methods differ a little, do your best!)

Fiberglass application

There's tons of videos and resources out there, so don't be afraid to look! Remember, this is only one way of making masks. Some people prefer using clay or other materials, too. They all have their pros and cons.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Serena finished

Been a long time, but I'd like to show off that I've completed a new mask! One of my paper craft projects came out great!

I won't be posting any WIP images for now, because I've compiled a tutorial that will have most of those contained within it. That's for next post!

I decided to update my character choice and go for "Serena" from Pokemon X and Y. I say that in quotations because she's different from the default appearance. I have my in-game character fashioned with short brown hair and blue eyes, so that's how I made her. I'll call her Serena for convenience, mostly.

For now here's a few photos I snapped after completion, before I got her zentai, and after. Gonna work on cosplay stuff next!