Step 4: Cutting the ball

Use your screw driver to disassemble the ball. Trace the paper mouth on to the plastic. It doesn't have to be perfect, but it should give you the general idea. Now use masking tape to trace the drawn line. The masking tape will ensure you a straight line. Put on you safety glasses and use the Dremel to make the hole for your head bigger (make sure you don't cut too much or you'll cut into the part that holds the bottom of the mouth). Once your head will fit through the hole, begin cutting out the mouth. Take your top half and widen the slots where you ears will go (the felt will make the birch baltic wood ears thicker). smooth out any rough spurs with sand paper. Once the mouth is cleanly cut, reinforce the other panel and mouth area with duct tape. When satisfied, reassemble the ball. Take the eyes and ears and check if everything fits perfect before moving on.
Thank you for this guide! It looks awesome!
<p>This is a cool one :) Great rave wear ! </p>
<p>Great for a dubstep party !</p>
<p>what is the time to do this ?</p>
I made this and it turned out so dope
I love deadmau5!
http://www.housemusicessentials.com/mau5head-details-have-been-revealed/ here are the dimensions of everything!
That site is moving/moved, would you know where I could find it now?
Right here's the official dimensions:
Awesome thanks!
Can u tell us Actuelly HOW to make it..
If I made one would I be able to see through the eyes?
Nope ur gonna have to use a 13&quot; or 14&quot; structure and see theough the mouth because the eyes are too far apart
It would be sturdier if you use an acrylic globe or a push n play jolly ball instead of the hamster ball. Well, i guess it depends on what ur planning on doing with it tho
This is awesome!
how much does all this cost?
no you could not there made of styrofoam you couldn't see through them you see through the silk and steel mesh
i know this post is from three years ago but i was interested in knowing if you can built me a red deadmau5 exactly like the one above and of course i will pay you maybe the price of all the material which to my estimate is about 50-60 dollars or we can come to an agreement interested?? oh but you have to respond as soon as possible because i need it by halloween.
50-60 would not be enough. I barely went under 70 and I got my hamster ball 40% off, didnt buy any stick on felt, and found a deal on the wood plates. The effort involved is also a big deal. All the tools and such. If it was me making one to sell I'd probably ask for around 125$.
Is it 100% necessary to include the hard hat? <br>Would it still be wearable without a hard hat or helmet inside?
Well, I made one over the weekend and I couldn't be more satisfied. I got all my parts for about 60$. The felting was by far the most difficult part. I just wrapped it around the front like you're covering the whole sphere, then cut it in the middle of the mouth and fold over the lips. The back I would then cut with an exacto knife right before unavoidable folds started folding. I then glued on felt on the back side and exacto knifed it right along the ridge. The lines are hardly noticeable. Careful if you're tall, I'm 6'3&quot; and with the head on including the ears I clear 7' easy. Picture below. I might add my process pictures if asked for.
Does anybody have any good tricks for covering the head with the material? I cant figure out how to get it my felt all the way around without crinkling and it is all even... Are there any particular shapes that I could cut out to make it smooth?
How big is it the hole thing
Could you tell about how big should the mouth be????
Does anyone know about how much money it will cost to get all the suplies
about $270 <br>
at least $75 if not more - if you use specialty fabrics that could cost as much as $15 per yard. I do not use the felt circles or the stick on fabric, I spend more for that step of making the mau5 head.<br>
about 50 or 60 bucks
What was thefinal cost of material plus dremle cuz I want to make it but SUPER LOW! on funds<br>Also if I do make it I'll use white acrylic balls for eyes and put in LEDS :)
does any one know where you can get acrylic balls or half spheres?
Superior Lighting is a great source for both the large 14&quot; globes and the 6&quot; acrylic globes. I have also purchased the acrylic globes from Home Depot, but really love the Home Depot polycarbonate globes - they are very thin, strong, exceptionally shiny, and consistent in thickness throughout the globe (some polycarbonate globes from other suppliers are very thick on one end and extremely thin on other area)
the only problem with that site is that if your on a budget, you cant afford much
Did you use a hampster ball as means for the head or did you use the acrylic globe?
And if you don't mind... what did you cover the metal mesh with?
Rob, I covered the metal mesh on this one with girl's lycra tights from Target. $3.99/pr and it's enough to cover 4 mesh panels.<br><br>You can also use sheer chiffon fabric and it works very well.
Ty =D
Hey Intrica... Nice Deadmau5 head.. Would you be able to post a picture of a 6'' acrylic globe and a picture of the polycarbonate globe because everywhere I ask they say they don't have, and that includes Home Depot.
Rob, here is the link to the acrylic globes at Home Depot<br>http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xg2/R-100671525/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&amp;storeId=10051&amp;catalogId=10053<br><br>I don't know why the polycarbonate version is not listed online, but they carry more of that one at my local store than they do of the acrylic. Next time I stop by there I will take a pic of the box and maybe that will have info on it that will help them locate the item for you.<br><br>I see your name is Rob305 - if you are in the Miami area as your name suggests, the Home Depot I get the polycarbonate globes at is the one on Stirling Rd.<br><br>Hope this helps!<br>
LoL well i did live in Miami, but currently I am in Canada. =( and ty for the help.
I dunno about acrylic, but styrofoam is available at craft stores like Michaels. They might also have acrylic or similar. Give them a shot.
petco, hamster balls called clear run about ball, mega
instead of having all these seams on the helmet you can take the ball apart by unscrewing the screws at the half of the ball and tuck it in the seams then screw it back on.
I just bought one at www.SuperHeads.,net <br>ITS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!
Are you sure a 13&quot; is big enough? Because for me it's kinda small...
real dimensions are 14&quot;
Maybe I'm missing something huge, but why is it necessary to add the hamster ball finger slots into the hardhat?
Helps it glue to the top of the mau5head. The normal top of hard hat is badly shaped
Does Anyone know where to get the Hamster Ball in the Phlippines?

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