the construction was a cardboard framework and a paper mache to cover. It is to be work like a backpack, and utilises an old rucksack on the inside for comfort. Its also amazing at taking up far too much space in the pub.
Step 1: Prep
Basicaly u shouldnt have to pay for cardboard newspaper or glossy paper anywhere, but you will need specific types.When creating the main frame work and all the weight bareing structures you should always look for thick strong cardboard. To find this ask at electronics shops, specificaly widescreen tv boxesu will need large sheets for some of the parts.
If you find this dificult to find you can laminate thinner peices together with the pva.
glossy paper and newspaers are free every where.
Step 2: Main Frame
And when cutting both of them u must not crinkle or fold the cardboard.
These are glued in place with the hot melt glue. and can be strengthend with card triangles butting the joints.
For the intermediate framework you can notch it so the fit snuggly but if strengthend properly it is not necisary.
The end peices are determined by the shape of the bottom sections and built up from there.
Step 3: Covering
You must let the frame layer dry before the newspaper, other wise sagging may occur. by the time you finish one layer the start point will be dry.
For the front and end sections fill plastic bags full of scrunched newspaper and plug the gaps, Squeeze to shape and tape in place, these will be removed later.
mache over the top.
The spoiler is made from two thick peices of card attached to the main structures in the footings staked in with kebab skewers.
Step 4: Fin
Attach a rucksack on the inside, bingo, costume at the ready.
i successfully wasted a significant part of my revision time for exams.
You can now irritate all your freiends and patrons of the pub by knocking over all their drinks.