A, B, Up, Left, A, B, Up, Left... ???
Damn, this doesn't work. Is it because I'm in real life?
In case this also doesn't work with you, but you don't want to miss such a moronic feature in real life, you can get help now.
But who should feel the desparate urge to carry around a ridiculously big paper head?
Here's the story: Eric Testroete, 3D artist, had the idea of a very unique Halloween costume last year. He presented it in the web and a few people, including a music video producer, copied the idea. Nevertheless, no one had the ambition to write instructions, especially for the main street that has ordinary computing and crafting skills.
So let me introduce the Instructable of the big papercraft head, which I modified only a bit, because the basic idea is undeniably genius.
I can additionally advertise 2 little additional modifications to make it look more realistic or more creepy; glossy eyes or dynamic eyes.
The full PDF is downloadable at http://www.kamibox.de
This project builds up on my earlier Paper Clone, so I already had basically everything I needed. However I will describe everything right from the start, and because the 2 projects are pretty similar, you may witness a few déjà vus.. My bad!
Step 1: Preparation
- Camera: The better, the better. DSLRs are perfect, compact cameras also work, and a
- Tripod can never be wrong.
- A modeling program: I use Anim8or, which I will introduce later.
- An image editing program: I use Paint Shop Pro X, but any other one will work, too.
- An unfolding program: You have no choice. There's nothing but Pepakura.
- Paper: The best paper for crafting weighs between 160g/m² (40 pound) and 250g/m² (66 pound) and is matte. Glossy paper is conducive to physical aggressions.
- Glue: Please don't use a glue stick or double-sided tape. On the long run, your head will bow itself off. I use UHU (liquid, because you need to fill gaps), but as this isn't available anywhere else, I recommend Gorilla Glue (of course).
- A printer
- A zip lock or Velcro (eventually)
- Regular crafting stuff: Scissors - Cutter - Tweezers - Those little clothes-pins - Ruler
As you may have noticed, the costs are really assessable. It won't probably be more expensive than 15$.