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Shiva Sisters Styria Head/Back Support Tutorial

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When I started this cosplay, the biggest challenge was figuring out how to support the weight of the helmet in a way that allowed me to wear it comfortably and for a long time.

I searched for people who had done something similar, but I had a hard time finding other cosplayers that had made such heavy headpieces. I thought I'd make this tutorial, with the hope that I'd help someone out there facing the same challenges.

Hope you enjoy!

If you use this tutorial to make your own work, or if the techniques shown here inspired your work - then I'd love to see what you've made! If you comment or message me a link to your photos, then I'll post your link right here in the description

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MaryKaoru's avatar
Impressive! La la la la 
Pitalia's avatar
This is amazing.
Galuren's avatar
High-end cosplay engineering, really well done ! :p
SnowyBruin's avatar
wow! Great work was done!
Bllacksheep's avatar
Thanks! I appreciate it
SnowblindOtter's avatar
Why not make the object out of lighter weight materials, like foam, and then apply a thin metal veneer or a leaving to give it the metallic look, without all of the weight of paper-mache?
Bllacksheep's avatar
The first time I made the helmet, I made it out of foam. Click the [link] for a picture.

The foam version in the above link was actually heavier, even despite the fact that it was 1/2 as big. Also, the foam version didn't have a back support, but instead rested upon the tops of my shoulders. This was much less comfortable.
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Looks like that link isn't working. Click this [link] to see the EPS foam version of my helmet
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