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Midna Helmet Complete by meanlilkitty Midna Helmet Complete by meanlilkitty
The second helmet I've made, this time for a commission for Halloween! Now with craft foam ears and hair! The commissioner didn't want to deal with a traditional wig, so she asked me to make one out of craft foam and showed me a picture of someone else's cosplay. Now, I don't really use craft foam usually for anything more than a stripe or a small detail, so this was a interesting project. I tried several different techniques, trying to replicate the other cosplayer's work, but I really couldn't make it work. So intead I cut many, many, MANY little spikes and layered them inward over a cap I glued to the inside of the helmet. To get them to curve, I simply pulled them over my thumb several times, glued them down, and then painted them on a gradient. Craft foam isn't the way I wanted to go, but I have to say I do like the end result.
Midna's helmet from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, made from pink insulation foam, paper clay, craft foam and a plastic disk.
Edit: Wow, thank you for the DD! I've been a part of DA for eight years, and this is my first Daily Deviant. I am so honored!
I almost hate to plug, but be sure to check out the rest of my gallery and my etsy store here: [link]
I'm also available for commissions, so if you think of anything you'd like, feel free to contact me for a quote!
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Given 2013-01-19
Midna Helmet Complete by *meanlilkitty ( Suggested by Laurelin-CosPlay and Featured by maytel )
Miss-Zeldette Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Amazing :meow:
SparkIV Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...holy crap

im astonished that it's even possible to make something like this from scratch

good work o.o
GrappleMace Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
What did you make the actual helmet out of, may I ask? I've been looking for big blocks of things to sculpt for cosplay with little to no luck.
meanlilkitty Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I actually used sheets of pink insulation foam. I just cut them up and put them together with wood glue, then carved it down
GrappleMace Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Oooh, I just looked that up and it seems perfect for what I need, thank you~

I saw this before, and it's gorgeous, btw. Really intricate, seems like it was tough, or at least tedious. XD
meanlilkitty Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha yea, it wasn't the hardest prop to make, but it sure was tedious
bigbulbasaur Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
i want one 0^0
Demoque89 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
My girfriend is a big big fan of twilight princess. Mainly Midna, and this is the most amazing thing i have ever seen. is there a chance you could make another one? First i'd like to know how much you'd want for it of course, hehe.
meanlilkitty Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Just because of the sheer amount of time it takes me to make this, I charge $175 for the helmet, and $220 for it with the hair and ears. I accept Paypal and am willing to take the fee in two parts, half up front and the other half upon completion. Let me know if all of this works for you!
NeonCloudz Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What did you use, and how did you make it?
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