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Haku cosplay, v. 2.0

If you've been reading this journal for a while, you may remember my entries about cosplaying as Haku from Naruto at Polaris 21 last year. I made the first iteration of Haku's mask (see icon) from Sculpey, which turned out too heavy to wear.

I think I've solved the problem - I picked up some Pariscraft (plaster-impregnated gauze) online. Yesterday, it arrived.

I've still got the mold I made for the Sculpey mask - I figure I'll just build the pariscraft on top of that, paint it, and then I'll be all set with a *wearable* mask for I-Con 27! Yay!

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scaperdeage
Mar. 12th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
I'd be carful with how many layers of that stuff you use, it also can get very heavy. Anything made with it also tends to easily crack requiring lots of touch-up painting. This is why I no longer really make anything with Pariscraft any longer. If you really want something light and durable, Paper Mache is the way to go, believe it or not. It's also much cheaper since all you need is some newspapers, flour, and water.
thegamemistress
Mar. 12th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
OTOH, I have some pariscraft masks that I made back in elementary school that have lasted for years. *shrugs*
scaperdeage
Mar. 12th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
The all the pariscraft things I have suffered lots of damage, but then the mask I have has suffered the least. Maybe it just sucks horribly for most other things, *shrugs*. I've just personaly found that paper mache takes alot more of a beating without getting damaged.
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