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I have been asked to produce an Instructable on making the headpiece I used for this promo costume.

It's not difficult and you could adapt it to suit a number of different types of headgear. This one would work well for a Predator, Giger or one of the ones here:

I have nothing to do with that site but there are loads of ideas on the net.

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Step 1: Find a base

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Materials used:

Baseball cap
Hot melt glue
Liquid Latex (see my earlier 'ible for safety warnings)
Acrylic artists paints and inks
Aluminium car repair mesh
Cotton wool
Wax paper

If I were to do this one again, I would certainly use a bald cap. The method used here turned out to be far too bulky at the front, although it was comfortable and quick to put on and off.
If using a bald cap you need to buy one of the heavyweight types or make your own using at least 20 layers on the upper dome. You also need to allow extra time to fit it.
Here I have use a shop dummy for the stand, but I would use a glass head in future since the head of the dummy was a bit small.

For the base I have used a baseball cap, the brim has been trimmed down to an inch wide, the brace has been cut off the back and a felt liner has been added. The cap is on backwards. The dummy head has been covered in food wrap to protect it.

Step 2: Start adding the bits

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Using hot melt glue you can now start adding bits. Here I have stated adding 'Cyberlox' a sort of expandable plastic tubing, and 'Cyberfalls', fake stranded hair extensions.
You could add feathers, or ropes, or pre-formed latex parts, almost anything. Just bear in mind the weight for your user!
I've added an aluminium wire mesh for support here. Another mistake I would leave out of using a bald cap.

THIS IS AMAZING, I have been wracking my brain like crazy trying to figure out how I was going to do this for my Queen of Blades cosplay! I am so grateful this exists! Psyched to try it out :D
woodhegm3 years ago
I love it!!! Great job!!!
mrbeep23 years ago
wow thats awsome and extreamly hot u are buteifull and are an amazing artist and desighner 2 words "just wow"
Actually, the guy who made this isn't the person in the photos. They're artists who wore his creations. But yea, he's pretty amazing.
rustygray5 years ago
Beyond amazing!     You really need to produce a website, ezine or fan blog.

I am a fan. 
VERY NICE!!!!! But kinda wierd.
Asrael5 years ago

Is there a possibility to see more pictures of your work? (at deviant art for example?) I realy like the few pictures that you have shown to us.

Thank you for an inside look at your work! Keep it up! :o)
marshon (author)  Asrael5 years ago
You can see a big selection here:


or here for a smaller portfolio selection

Maes Ifor

or here for a more erotic selection

Asrael marshon5 years ago
Great and thank you again! =)
Oh my goodness! I didn't actually expect this! :D Fantastic, thank you!
marshon (author)  bluesquirrel5 years ago
You're welcome.
gmoon5 years ago
Nicely done!

I can't imagine the time it must take to apply the body makeup / prosthetics in those linked images...
marshon (author)  gmoon5 years ago
A full body like these takes around 6 hours start to finish.