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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 )
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MidnaPlayer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I commission you? How much would just the helmet be?
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:iconcuriousliltt:
CuriousLilTT Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student General Artist
would you take another commission like this? c:
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:iconmeanlilkitty:
meanlilkitty Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sure, just send me a note and I'll give you a quote
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:iconmiss-zeldette:
Miss-Zeldette Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Amazing :meow:
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:iconsparkiv:
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
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:icongrapplemace:
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.
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:iconmeanlilkitty:
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
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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
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:iconmeanlilkitty:
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
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:iconbigbulbasaur:
bigbulbasaur Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
i want one 0^0
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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.
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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!
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NeonCloudz Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What did you use, and how did you make it?
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:iconmeanlilkitty:
meanlilkitty Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's made of pink insulation foam layered together with wood glue and then carved down with a dremmel.
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:iconneoncloudz:
NeonCloudz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. Thanks!
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:icongeekofhyrule:
GeekOfHyrule Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
How much are your commissions?
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:iconmeanlilkitty:
meanlilkitty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
It depends on what you want made. Have something in mind?
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:icongeekofhyrule:
GeekOfHyrule Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
A midna Helmet actually. Yours is brilliant and sure you are sick of making them by now, seeing as I am probably not the first to ask. (I am really bad with proportions and my helmet came out terrible)
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meanlilkitty Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, I've only made the two. Anyhow, I charge $175 for them because of the sheer amount of time it takes to make them, $225 for the "wig" and ears. I accept Paypal and am willing to take the fee in two payments, half up front and the other half upon completion. Let me know if this works for you!
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:icongeekofhyrule:
GeekOfHyrule Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
It will be awhile of course, but keep me in mind :)
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:iconkryru:
Kryru Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohmy hodefjgjshfghjgrf h
This is amazing.
Like
MAGNIFICENTLY amazing.
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:iconn-tellect-status:
N-tellect-status Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Writer
win
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:iconphilotanus666:
Philotanus666 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!
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scarlet2002 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
omg this is so good!!! it has all the details from the game and..and WOW!!!!!! i am just so amazed! thank you for putting it on DA
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Impressive craftsmanship!
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:icondavestriderr:
DaveStriderr Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
This is amazing!!
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kooky112 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really love the detailing on this helmet :) Boy does it bring back memories of playing Twilight Princess when it first came out and thinking Midna was more ANNOYING than Navi at first.
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
NICE. And I LOVE TWILIGHT PRINCESS!!! 8D Lol, I almost didn't notice you had added the ears onto it. XD Now I'm just wondering if there is anything I can ask you to do for me. It wouldn't do me much good other than to look at the end result, but unless you can make swords, I doubt it would do much good to ask anyway. XD
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meanlilkitty Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm a prop maker, I can make everything =) Just check out my gallery! Besides, it never hurts to ask, just show me what you're interested in
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm talking make swords that at least look real, instead of like they are made of foam or something. Like with a shiny plastic blade or something. I don't know. XD You can look at my gallery to find a few of my sword ideas. Lucky for you, I usually draw simpler designs for my swords, since I like them to look more majestic and practical. And I'm not that good at tons of detail. XD Still, nearly every weapon I design has some sort of backstory or reason behind it and its design. For example, I came up with a katana recently. I called it Tarnish. To be honest, I came up with it because I thought the word Tarnish sounded like it would make a cool sword name, and the blueish-black color that sometimes occurs in tarnished silver would look cool if an entire sword blade was the solid color. It wouldn't look like tarnished silver since it would be one solid color, but it would have that color to it. The sword is special in that its physics are reversed. It grows dull the longer it is left unused, but each time its edge strikes something, it sharpens just a little bit each time. Eventually, although it wouldn't be able to slice clean through metal, it could at least leave small cuts in other swords if one manages to sharpen it enough, and at such a point it would be also able to cut clean through a tree with one swing (or at least through some thickness of wood XD). I haven't drawn it yet, and I don't really plan to since the idea is so simple, but I still have other designs in my gallery and even some I haven't posted yet that I would love to see become a reality. ;)
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Captain-Savvy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is epic! I've never seen your work before but I'm glad I have found it :D I would love to make stuff like this but I honestly don't have a clue where to start.

Also, don't apologize for plugging your commissions and Etsy. We all gotta make a living and if you get the chance to put yourself out there, you gotta grab it! ;)
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meanlilkitty Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha thanks! XD Yea, this morning was interesting. Was eating lunch when I checked out my DA and I was like "why do I have so many messages...?" After the initial "holy cow, I'm featured", I went fairly immediately to "Crap! Gotta advertise!" XD
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Mycrodude Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Cool! I'd like it even more if it was the gamecube version of her helm, but whatevs.
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Alex-Sawatari Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is soo awesome fsdzhdfvgjkhizsdvuhsyctiqgy8ohci
sorry, i was banging my head on the keyboard
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TheExplosiveSushi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No words can express how amazing this is!!!!
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Truly deserving of its DD. :D
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:iconkeyblade0:
Keyblade0 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
This truly deserved to be a Daily Deviation. :D
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:iconmichiruyami:
MichiruYami Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLY--! WOW, this is AWESOM~!! You did great ^-^
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:icondanniichan:
danniichan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome work!!!!!!!
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:iconbutch-likes-pie:
Butch-likes-pie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
want
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:iconlynx-ninja:
Lynx-ninja Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just lovely.
I have always wanted to see an accurate helmet of Midna's.
Guess I don't need to search anymore, I found it ~
Great job on this, keep up the good work! ^^
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Arakis-angel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't figure out what it is. But I don't know what "Midna" is... guess I need to see it in context. My ignorance of the subject matter aside, the artwork and craftsmanship looks incredible. I am particularly impressed with the depth of the paint job.
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ShadowRoxanne Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Writer
Midna is a character from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. This is her right here.
[link]
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:iconarakis-angel:
Arakis-angel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really showing my age. :-p
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:iconchyna-angel-girl:
Chyna-Angel-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh gosh, this is beautiful
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:iconsushi-ice-cream:
Sushi-Ice-Cream Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I think I just exploded.
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:iconsmokey-doodle:
Smokey-Doodle Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
SO COOL!!!
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:iconlouis424104:
Louis424104 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:drool:
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:iconlaceyscribbles:
LaceyScribbles Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
WWWOOOAAAHHHH!! thats so cool!! D:
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:icongekkoukitsune:
GekkouKitsune Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work. :)
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