- Plaster Strips
- DAP Modeling Clay (air dry)
- Cardboard (from a cereal box)
- Plasticoat Spray
- Black Spray Paint
- Velcro Strips
- Heavy duty fabric glue
Step 1: Plaster Strip Your Head
Also, as I made my cowl in 2 parts, don't cover the back of your head either or you won't be getting that bad boy off at all. You will need to do a minimum of 3 layers of strips.
Step 2: Sculpt Face
The DAP clay works well and you can smooth it over the plaster strips well. I worked on making sure the nose was really pointy and the eyebrows had a convincing scowl.
Then, before I got too crazy sculpting, I added the ears. To do this I fashioned them out of cereal box cardboard and taped them on. This was one of the more challenging parts as you want to get the shape and symmetry right. (Sorry no pictures of that process) Then, once I had the look right, I plaster stripped over the cardboard to make it solid. After that dried I was able to apply the clay over the top for a smooth look.
I don't have any pictures of the back portion of the cowl. Basically it is the same process. I plasters the back of my head and then cut the two prices to match up. I then covered this part with clay too.
You can also see that I applied a chin strap. Use the plaster strips for this. Keep your jaw open for this or you won't be able to open it at all when you wear it. Luckily it dries pretty quick. After it was stiff enough to take off I placed a couple strips on the inside to reinforce it.
Step 3: Sand It Smooth
Step 4: Paint It
First, I did a couple coats of Plasticoat spray. This was to help make a better surface for the spray paint. Then I did about 3 coats of a matte black spray paint. Let it dry
Step 5: Velcro
Here are some pictures of the back of the cowl to see how the velcro system works.
Again I don't have any pictures of this. However, I think it is fairly intuitive. Cut your Velcro strips and glue them to the inside of the front piece of your cowl. This should run around the back of your head and be able to hold the mask tight to your face.
Then I placed 3 tabs of Velcro (hook side up) out the edges of front (one at top and one on each side.) I then glued the soft side of the Velcro onto the corresponding locations of the back piece. This allowed for it all to stay together.
Step 6: Put It on and Look Awesome
You can see the full costume here. That was way more work and I may post the process for another instruct able.
My wife is looking super hot in her Catwoman costume. We took my son out as Robin for trick-or-treating. It was super awesome
This is my first instructable, so I hope you like it. Feel free to give feedback as I will probably do a few more.