A low or no-budget alternative to Halloween costuming.
Hi there. Some of my students have requested that I start posting walk-through instructions on the props I build, and I agreed it was a decent idea. Many will be a low-budget opportunity to make a cool mask or costume, and some will be more in-depth, costly and professional.
This is a quick, 2-hour project I pieced together for one of my students who requested a Nazgul King mask for a production he was working on.
Note: This mask is not intended to be a replica of the Nazgul King's. In fact, it's missing the spikes, and the metal horn from the middle nose point does not extend nearly 1 foot off the forehead as it does in the movie.
This is a low-budget, cool project. We could make the real one, but I don't have enough time working on my halloween project to crank out such a thing simultaneously!
That being said, don't be disappointed at it's simplicity.
Also, all the Lord of the RIngs images/characters are property of their respective creative owners, etc.
Step 1: Tools
You should be able to find most of these tools lying around the house. If you do not own a Dremel tool, you should go buy one. A $20 investment on a cheap, single-speed Dremel can result in years of prop-making and costuming opportunity.
Rubber Mallet (Regular hammer works too, but not as well)
Hot glue gun + extra glue
Sharpie (Felt tip pen)
Dremel tool (Cut off blades and sanders)
Plumber's Goop - Though I reccommend this particular brand, any superglue will work. This happens to be a great, gooey gel that will hold wood to metal to anything imaginable. Easily worth it to buy a bunch.
Scissors (not pictured, too lazy)
Also, get some paper (Not pictured. You know what it looks like, though, right?)
IT IS ALWAYS REQUIRED THAT YOU TAKE PRECAUTIONS WHEN WORKING WITH METALS, TOXIC CHEMICALS, AND POWER TOOLS. WEAR PROTECTIVE GOGGLES, USE GLOVES, DON'T HURT YOURSELF, PLEASE