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Way to commit!!!!! The whole family looks great and I bet that photo will be a favorite for years to come. You guys did and amazing job with it and the suspenders are a completely new take on it. Love it! Thank you for sharing it!
OMG, it turned out so great. I am so glad it worked out and am very impressed!!!!
Looks Amazing! Way to go.
There are a few good ways to do the circles but here is whatwe did:We tied a string to a pen andthen tied the other end to a thumb-tack.We put the thumbtack in the center of the circle we wanted and dragged itaround taking care to keep the string taught.In theory you should get perfect and uniformed circles.Good luck with your build and Happy Halloween.
So sorry for the delay on this. I had an illness in the family that kept me away from the computer for a bit. And I so hope this has worked out for you. I did 3 or 4 layers and it seemed to work fine. It will seem a bit flimsy but after adding the clay paint and sealer it will be "almost" kid proof. (-;I am not sure about getting the yoga ball out but would think if you are ok popping the yoga ball you could cut around any parts that stick. Just an idea.
I am so excited to see that people are using this as a reference point in building their costumes this year. If you all don't mind I would love to see pictures of how they turn out. Post them here if you can. My kids don't believe me that there are going to be more BB-8's and R-D's out there and I would love to show the. Happy building!!!
The paper mache was two parts water to one part flour and a teaspoon of coking/olive oil. I think if you google recipes you should find many that are all similar in nature. I used a store bought paper mache clay so i am not sure what a good recipe would be. That said, there are some out there for sure. I think they should all work well. The only diferences might be in the amount of time it takes to dry. Happy building!
Cooking Oil/Crisco seemed to work pretty well for that
It was a 30 inch yoga ball (also known as the cheapest one they had on Amazon at the time. Best of luck with the project!
The costume actually turned out pretty light. The heaviest part was the bike helmet we used to attaché the top to. To stop things from sticking we rubbed the yoga ball down with cooking oil. That seemed to work pretty well. Happy building!!!!!!!!!!
I used Celu-Clay but only because I found a bag lying around my parents garage. The recipes online seem to work just as well.
Hi Jessica, I actually used 2 salad bowls that I paper mached over. Then I used some old bike helmets that i attached to the inside using spray foam/insulation in a can.
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