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How can I make a lifesize head that folds flat for transport? Answered

I want to make a life size head or skull which folds flat for transporting but is 3-d for displaying goggles, helmet etc at steampunk show and tells. Any ideas? Has anyone ever tried to make home made inflatables ? If so, what materials and how to make the seams?

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dragonsniper
dragonsniper

10 years ago

you could use a phlat ball and just add a nose, mouth, ears, etc.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

11 years ago

If you were to have a metal outline of a head shape Faceless so it has a uniform profile, you could then rivet the outlines at the top and bottom, and have it kind of fan out into a 3D shape.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

11 years ago

You could take one of those solid foam head forms for wigs or hat display and cut them into pieces. Use velcro tabs on the corresponding parts to pull it apart for storage and put back together for display. You could also do cardboard, thin plywood, masonite slotted pieces that fit together to form the outline of a head but would not look realistic. Good luck.

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greensteam
greensteam

Answer 11 years ago

polystyrene idea seems a possible. thanks