Please bear with me as this is my first Instructable, if you have any tips for me in the future let me know. Also, I apologize for the lack of pictures, I wasn't planning on making a tutorial at the time. In this Instructable I will show you how to make your own Dr. Doom mask. After watching the Fantastic 4 movie for the first time in a decade I found that Dr. Doom was really, really cool! (The 2005 version, not that horrible 2015 version.)
Step 1: Tools and Materials
Here is a list of the tools and materials I used for this project:
Hot glue gun
War Machine Mask
Silver Spray Paint
I apologize for not having any pictures for the tools and materials. If you have any questions leave them below and I will try to answer them.
Step 2: The Base
As the base of the mask I used a War Machine mask I got from Target for about $3. I had this laying around doing nothing so I decided to use it. Dr. Doom and War Machine's masks are strikingly similar in many ways.
So first you take the mask and draw out where your nose will go. Make sure you have enough room, you don't want break it later on.
Make sure that you also draw the lines on the inside, as this will make it easier to make the cut.
Next take your mask and, from the INSIDE of the mask start cutting on the lines with your utility knife.(This will take patience and cutting over and over to get the piece to break loose.
Step 3: The Nose
As one of the biggest differences between the masks you now want to cut out a nose. This may take several tries, as it did for me. Use the craft foam and cut out the shape of the nose, make sure to curve it right so that it fits.
Fit the nose in place and put the mask on to make sure it fits properly.
Make sure you also cut a section for the bottom of the nose with nostril holes. You want to make sure you can breathe!
When you have it where hou like, glue it in place.
Step 4: Some Extra Detail
Since another big difference is the layers of the mask, cut shapes in the foam to add layers, mainly around the eyes. I chose to focus on this spot (as shown) because that is what stood out the most to me from the movie version and WM's mask.
Next, cut out small circles and glue them onto the eye piece, this will make it look bolted. Be sure to make it look as symetrical as possible.
Step 5: More Bolts
This part is a matter of personal preference. Start cutting more circles in the foam and gluing them in places throughout the mask. This will add a nice bolt look later on.
Try to keep the glue as mess free as possible. I hit this problem later after it was too late. Once painted any rings of glue around the bolts will show. However this also makes the mask look welded together. Once again, personal preference.
Step 6: Painting
Next up, time to go outside... or to a well-ventilated area. Take your primer and spray the mask. I did not spray the inside, as this would make the smell last longer inside. Give several coats.
Allow adaquite time to dry. I made the mistake of touching too early, causing it to leave a mark.
Next go over it with a metallic silver spray paint. Once again, several coats.
Step 7: And There You Go!!
Now you're done! I've considered adding some weathering but decided that the mask is usually pretty clean and shiny.
Since I sadly do not (yet) own a green hoodie, I had to wear my orange.... it doesn't have the same look to it.
If you're planning to cosplay as Dr. Doom I suggest wearing a ski mask, as this does not cover the back of your head. I hope to do a DD cosplay at some point down the road, but for now I'm focusing on a Star Lord cosplay.
Thank you for reading up to this point. I hope this Instructable helps!
PhilipW84 made it!