hat in progress

sometimes i think I’ll never be happy until i own a well-tailored victorian era suit

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I started working on the Abyss Watcher hat!  This shape is so difficult to make lol.  It took three tries using thin cardboard to get this far, and I still can’t say I’m completely satisfied.  Like most Dark Souls characters, the Abyss Watchers have tiny heads, so I had to alter the proportions a bit to make it look good on my head.

I used a new technique to make this (possibly final) version - black worbla on top of card stock.  The reason for using card stock is that, because the original patterns were thin cardboard, I didn’t want the thickness of the eva foam to distort the shape and make it fatter.  I also want the brim to be very thin.  It’s a cool technique.  If you heat the worbla up enough, it actually sticks to the cardboard (better than eva foam), so you only need a single layer and don’t need to fold it onto the back.  Maybe I’ll make a tutorial later if there’s interest.

Once I’m satisfied with the shape of the hat and figure out how to get this to stay on my head, I’ll round out the cone using some sort of light weight filler.

[pose losely based off this post] [again lol]

texsis because i dont express my love for them enough!!! im also dedicating this post to @amvial cause it was her BIRTHDAY like YESTERDAY or something. happy femslash birthday 

A ballad for the bruised boys with scratched knees and scarred hearts, this one’s for you. You’ll be okay.

I’m sure it’s symbolic somehow. A redraw of this nightmare fuel from last january

Buy as a print, shirt, sticker, phone case, OR MAYBE LEGGINGS WHAT THE HECK here

I made a mask for my Dark Souls Abyss Watcher!  This was made out of a thibra / eva foam sandwich with apoxie sculpt detailing.  All that’s left to do is paint the mask silver like the rest of the armor.  I’m also working on making an actual lace-up face cover out of leather (this is just a scarf to illustrate what the final product will look like).

After quite a bit of experimentation, I also figured out all the rigging to hold the hat in place :-D  I’m happy to say it doesn’t budge, even if I have my head upside down.  I basically fed a bunch of straps through holes in the wig and used a couple rare earth magnets to hold the hat over the mask in the front.

Now that I have the rigging finished, I’ll be rounding out the hat using bondo.

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BC I still don’t know how tumblr works and idk how to reblog with a photo:
Finished the newest pencil sketch of the straw hats crew genderbent :^)
First one: drawn a little <2 years ago
Second one: drawn a little over>1 years ago
Latest one: I just Finished the sketch
I’m planning to color this one :D

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Nonon Jakuzure Hat - 2014

1. The base is constructed from a baseball hat and a few sheets of plastic canvas hand-sewn together.

2. I covered the hat in a batting fabric to keep it opaque when light shines on it (if that makes sense?)

3. All the little details are made from craft foam

4. The Monkey skull is made of Model Magic with an Aluminum core. (I would not recommend using Model Magic, it likes to crack when it dries, as I found out later with this project)

5. I covered the hat in the same fabric that I made the dress out of. The white trim is bias tape.

6. Front view of the completed hat. I added feathers to the top. The pink hemispheres are made from styrofoam balls covered in model magic.

7. Side view of the completed hat.

8. The completed costume!~
Side Note: I later added a bucket handle for the strap and attached pink buttons!