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Cosplay tutorial - Helmet of Wow

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By kurerukreatis   |   
Published: September 20, 2012
© 2012 - 2020 kurerukreatis
Hello everybody!

This is my first cosplay tutorial, sorry for my english (I'm french xD). My challenge is to create a cosplay of the Warrior armor T13 of the online game World of Warcraft.

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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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bearperry's avatar
bearperryHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial
Gioteya's avatar
GioteyaHobbyist General Artist
Nice & Easy Tutorial. Congratulations. :)
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DesignerTJPProfessional General Artist
Hi! You are a Master of Eva Foam Construction Technique! I too, have to make bits and pieces of Cosplay Armor, from time to time, but mostly I'm a "Man of the Cloth" and help other FX Foam Technicians by sewing up the Capes, Gloves, and muscle tight fitting Bodysuits that usually go with a Superhero. In America, I'm on an Artist's Journey to find a complete Waterbased Method of sealing the foam, applying the paint, and finishing up with a waterbased clear finish polymer coating. You look like you've acheived this already by using your DIP, Black Base painr, Acrylics, then are you sealing with a clear coat finish? Great work my friend!

Loose French Translation -

Salut! Vous êtes un maître de la technique de construction en mousse Eva! Moi aussi, je dois faire des morceaux de Cosplay Armure, de temps à autre, mais surtout je suis un "homme du Drap" et aidez les autres techniciens FX de mousse en cousant le Capes, des gants et musculaires serré Bodys montage que vont généralement avec un super-héros. En Amérique, je suis sur le voyage d'un artiste de trouver une méthode complète à base d'eau de la mousse d'étanchéité, d'appliquer la peinture, et de finition avec un revêtement polymère de finition transparente à base d'eau. On dirait que vous avez déjà ce acheived en utilisant votre DIP, painr base noire, Acryliques, puis on vous scelle avec une finition vernis? Excellent travail de mon ami!
kurerukreatis's avatar
Thank you for this big comment haha :D I finished the helmet with a varnish coat to protect it.
ChexMex-Adopts's avatar
ChexMex-AdoptsHobbyist Digital Artist
This is majestic.
Ardsami's avatar
ArdsamiHobbyist General Artist
Nice!! Thank you for a great tutorial! I've never done a helm before, but might have to next year.
YouMayTry's avatar
YouMayTryStudent Artisan Crafter
Amazing!!! ( im french too ) what type pf paint u are using i have a lot of issue with that xD
kurerukreatis's avatar
Si tu es français alors je préfère te répondre en fr car mon anglais laisse parfois à désirer ;) J'utilise de la peinture acrylique ^^
YouMayTry's avatar
YouMayTryStudent Artisan Crafter
ok merci , c'est vrm beau
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stormlightloren General Artist
Merci! C'est super!

How did you attach the horns? A lot of glue or is there a special method relating to the holes?
kurerukreatis's avatar
Thank you! ^^ I just create two holes on the top of the helmet, to insert horns with neopren glue around the base :)
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MariKatzukiHobbyist Digital Artist
The helmet looks amazing! I've been looking into some ways to create a helmet for cosplay, and this was extremely helpful. But I was wondering what type of foam did you use? Was it craft foam?
And how did you get the foam to make the basic shape of the helmet?
kurerukreatis's avatar
Thank you for your message: I use EVA foam with 10 mm of thickness :) You have to use a hot air gun to heat up the foam and after you can shape it ^^
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AliNereStudent Digital Artist
because it is made out of foam, how flimsy is the helmet?
kurerukreatis's avatar
The foam is 10 mm thick so the helmet is very solid :) and it remains light and pleasant to wear.
Nessnkr's avatar
Merci pour ce super tuto, j'avais des gros aprioris sur le travail/le rendu de tapis de mousse, et le résultat est franchement nickel (du moins entre tes mains ^^' ) !

Juste une question, (je n'ai pas vu, mais je suis peut être passé à coté ><) quelle colle utilises-tu ? Colle néoprène ?
kurerukreatis's avatar
Merci à toi :) Oui j'utilise de la colle néoprène en gel de préférence car elle ne coule pas, c'est très pratique.
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SDRum619Hobbyist
That was an excellent tutorial!! Inspired me to work on some armor myself!
kurerukreatis's avatar
Thank you so much, I'm very happy to know that it helped you ^^
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