This was a great project to put to use an old helmet and some black fake fur I had picked up at thrift store a while ago. Along with Gorilla Tape, I also used newspaper, cardboard, masking tape, glue, and a few little things I had lying around.
I was going for a dorky, somewhat goofy gorilla look. I was happy with how it turned out.
Step 1: Helmet Base
It made a perfect base to build my gorilla mask on.
Step 2: Eye Holes
Cardboard was added underneath along with some wire to create an open space for my nose.
Lots of masking tape was added all around the glasses to secure them in place, then the side ear pieces of the glasses were removed.
Step 3: Cardboard Understructure
Step 4: Rough Sculpting
I didn't spend too much time worrying about details at this point--I just wanted to get some mass onto the face that I could work with and modify.
Step 5: Adding Details
I added tape around the eye holes to make them smaller and worked on the brow and nose areas.
The wrinkles above the nose are thin rolls of wadded newspaper wrapped in tape, then taped in place.
Step 6: More Details
Step 7: Finished Face
Step 8: Cover Gorilla Face With Gorilla Tape
Narrow strips (about 1/4" or so) were used for the more difficult areas like the eyes, nose, and mouth.
Step 9: Mouth Details
The teeth are pieces of dowel that I carved with a utility knife and painted white.
The tongue is made from some scrap fleece. I sewed two rectangles together, curving one end for the rounded tip of the tongue, and left the other end open. This was turned right-side-out, and a line of stitches was added down the middle.
The black backing in the mouth is also just a bit of scrap material.
Step 10: Fur
I drew and cut out where I thought a good place would be for the gorilla's face to come through the fur.
I draped the fur over the helmet, fitting the gorilla face in the hole I had cut out. I trimmed away more of the opening as needed, and glued the edges in place around the gorilla's face, working from top to bottom.
The excess fur was pulled back and glued neatly in place, and all the extra was trimmed off.
Step 11: Final Details
Bits of wild-looking fake fur were added around the face with hot glue to finish it off.