For games day I am building a Eldar farseer costume. For those who don't know, a farseer is a games workshop character and model, played for tabletop gaming. They are space elves. Like most costumes I have done, I have broken down all the elements into smaller projects; a staff, 2 shoulder pads, helmet, rune armor, sash, cloak, robe, and decorative bits.
I have been working on this costume since janurary 2011, and am fabricating the staff, shoulder pads, helmet and rune armor using the materials shop at school. Now onto the progress so far made.
Lathed in three parts, with a fastening screws in the middle that allow it to come apart and go back together without a problem. At the bottom is a aluminum counter weight, that I sand casted in class. Next step: painting, maybe adding gem in middle of triangle.
The old one you can see in the first picture. The second mold, also in this picture is done with pink foam and then used green sculpt clay for the rigid. Then covered in plaster, and made the negative of the form. I want a vacuum formed final product. Next step: create plaster positive.
Pink foam core, cardboard crest (multiple layers), easter egg halves used for gems, and blue sculpt clay for the pattern. This will be eventually covered and epoxy in fiberglass, then burn the pink foam inside so i can wear it. Next step: bando the entire helmet.