*Edit - Thanks for all the comments so far! When I started making this mask for our drummer's 21st birthday I never knew it would be so well received. Considering making another 3 - a bit of a tribute to "Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem". I've posted a link to my bands site below, if anyone has any suggestions for characters for the remaining members let me know (the more original the better). Would be ideal for our upcoming single release gig on Halloween. ;) Looking forward to posting more instructables very soon!
1inch Foam (depending on type, as some are more durable then others) (Mask + Teeth)
Black Feather Boa
Crimson Feather Boa (Optional)
2 Large Styrofoam Balls
1 Medium Styrofoam Ball
Multi Coloured Wool (Own Preference)
Orange + Black Thread
Credit to: http://www.instructables.com/id/Animal-Costume-from-the-Muppets/ for the idea in which to try this!
Step 1: The Basic Structure
The main step in which to achieve this Muppet head is when inflating the size of the template! (First picture)
The template can also found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41111968@N00/1763163362/in/set-72157602722672544/
One idea we did was to draw out the template on a small piece of paper so that you become comfortable with the shape and how it is held together. This way you can also experiment with shapes and size to create other Muppet characters!
1. Draw out the template either straight onto the foam or on a large piece of white paper (pictured) in case you fancy making more in the future! Template size really depends on the persons head. This will really have to be trail and error here.
2. Cut out the foam template then attach all the loose ends together. I opted to staple it together since the foam is thin enough to achieve this although feel free to use a glue gun or even sewing it!
3. By now it should start to look like a head shaped mask that can fit over your head (Pictured).