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Shiva Tutorial 1

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Published: August 10, 2010
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Many people have been asking, so I'll be compiling a series of tutorials to show off how the magic of Shiva was done!

Hope you enjoy!

Tire tutorial here: [link]

Still to come: Shoes and Chestplate
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x-TourmaLime-x's avatar
x-TourmaLime-xHobbyist Digital Artist
How did you keep this attached to your head? I can imagine that the weight distribution may have been a problem...?
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TheLawOfZeroDivisionStudent General Artist
JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH! THAT LOOKS HEAVY!!
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PorcelainPoetHobbyist Photographer
I saw the images of the finished costume and head piece and it looks amazing. I'm wanting to design myself an Alien (Xenomorph)/Human hybrid costume (you know Alien from the world of H.R. Giger).. and so I need to create a head piece shaped a lot like this, sort of a helmet that looks like the heads of the Aliens. Like this for reference, [link]

It wont be quite that long, but the important thing I know I have to keep in mind is to keep it light weight. It looks like you mostly used mat board/cardboard paper to shape yours. I might be using craft foam for mine. But my question is, how did you keep it from falling off your head? Did you attach a headband underneath or something else to get it to stay? Any tips on how to keep it weighted so it doesn't just fall off the back of my head? Thanks! :D
PorcelainPoet's avatar
PorcelainPoetHobbyist Photographer
oh also.. I have really long hair, which I want to hide somehow inside the head piece. I might have to cover my hair with a wig cap and then find a way to fit the head piece over it..
kim102's avatar
kim102Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg! youre a a genius! looks so anwesome :o
miccostumes's avatar
wonderful tutorial HexReedfly, i have add this tutorial in our final fantasy cosplay tutorials list at [link] work from you!!
Kukuzilla's avatar
KukuzillaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you! ^.^
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Sa-RAWRHobbyist Digital Artist
Could you possible link me the "base attachment" or, something simular, also with the hanging parts, is that just foam and modpodge? It looks quite thick. Thankyou^______^ Your cosplay inspired me to have a go~ But I have to make both sisters.. by may.. =_____=;;;
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HeartlessInuHobbyist Digital Artist
I applaud your dedication, this must've taken forever.
Kukuzilla's avatar
KukuzillaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. ^.^

It was a very long and painful project!
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HeartlessInuHobbyist Digital Artist
Yer very welcome, luv.

I'm sure it was! But it was a labor of love as well.
Shackles-and-scythes's avatar
MOD PODGE! I never thought of using mod PODGE!!! GRAAAAAhhhh! thanks for reminding my that mod podge exists. you're a good person
AmyLeeYummy's avatar
thats beyond fantastic!!
Jaxarts's avatar
JaxartsStudent Artisan Crafter
Is the expanding foam light and easy to shape?
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KukuzillaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's pretty light, and rock hard when it dries. You definitely need carving tools to shape it. If you've got that covered, it's easy to work with. ;)
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JaxartsStudent Artisan Crafter
Where can you get it? By the way, I saw your Shiva cosplay in an awesome youtube video and I thought it was amazing. If only you could have turned into the motorcycle. Hahaha
thedelicateterror's avatar
brilliant! *steals your brain* mouehehe! /flee!
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KukuzillaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nuuu! My brainz!
thedelicateterror's avatar
Om nom no....m....oh, uh, oops. :P
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FireLilyCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is seriously amazing - great job!!!!!
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KukuzillaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you! ^.^
LividDoll's avatar
Thank you VERY much. This will help! <3
astillar0b's avatar
I under-estimated how insane this must have been to make. I salute your dedication!
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BisectedBriocheHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool, I saw this on the front page when I logged in.

I recall reading a bit about how you made it in the description of your costume but the fact it was made foam brought to mind it being calved from a block of it or something like that. Very interesting. :D
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