Cheap and easy visor tutorial!

Her is what you need:

- 1.5/2l bottle (the shape at the top is important)
- cardboard/paper (pattern)
- scissors, stanley knife 
- (glass) markers in green and optional yellow
- rubber foam
- glue
- gem (not included in this tutorial!)

You start with the pattern. I recommend using real glasses - especially safety goggles for reference.

Fold it in the middle to make it symmetrical. Messed up one side and you don’t want to redo the whole thing? Just patch it up with some tape. :)

Try it out before translating it to the bottle! 

Once you are content with the shape hold it to the top of the waterbottle, draw alongside the edges and cut it out. Be careful, the bottleneck is tough. Better use a stanley knife for this part.

Next step: lines! I added a bit of a cartoony style so the visor will stand out a bit more from my face. For this I drew a thin line with green glass marker at the bottom of the visor.

And once dried I added a yellow one to blend it in with the face paint later.

Due to it’s form the visor will sit on your face on it’s own but I recommend adding some crafting foam where the gem will sit so avoind it being in contact with your forehead completely.

Try it out - you can also add some rubber foam on the sides because these parts will be covered by your wig anyways :)

Now you only need to attach your gem!

(There’s only a green line on the visor on this picture because I added it later.)

I decided to keep the visor itself clear since I still want my eyes to pop. Sadly tinted pvc tends to flatten your facial features underneath.

To still have the “glow”/tint effect I used face paint underneath! 

Once all is done I will give make a face paint tutorial as well ;)

Good luck with your visor!! 

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WIG 1 / WIG 1.5 (improved)



Object in the News: The Face Privatizer

Rob Walker (aka murketing) dissects how a current newsworthy subject’s use of a sunvisor has unintentionally become a statement on panopticonic celebrity culture and technology - from Design Observer:

But let’s put aside the question of how this object came into existence. What I’m interested in is how Stiviano is using it: Not to protect herself from the sun’s glare, but rather from the media glare. In other words, she is misusing, but I’d say rather effectively. This is a pretty good object-use hack.

And the aesthetics are, in my view, amazing: Unlike the traditional coat draped over a bowed head, or whatever, this visor allows her to do more than thwart perp-walk aesthetics. Instead she rather brazenly defies paparazzi culture. And indeed she seems to know what she’s doing, as she pairs her weird Darth Vader headgear with overtly camera-ready outfits — from semi-blingy-business attire to ostentatiously “casual” combinations of silly T shirts and cutoffs.

… And interestingly, in almost every picture I’ve seen, she’s prominently clutching some kind of image-making device: either a smartphone with an attachment I don’t understand … or … an enormous camera.

It is as if her jarring, sci-fi look is not merely defensive (anybody who cares to can find a million pictures of her face online right now) but a blunt provocation — meshing a public presence, an absurdly privatized face, and gadgetry for documentation. (In the images I’ve seen, she’s never documenting anything, just brandishing some gizmo that could do so if she cared to.)

Obviously it’s the privatized face, and the object privatizing it, that makes the resulting documentation

of her so compelling …

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