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Deathwing Jaw Armor Tutorial

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Here is a little tutorial that can be applied to many different costume props using pepakura and paper mache. It's fun, easy and inexpensive! This is the method I used to create an "adamantium" jaw for my husband's Deathwing costume. Use this tutorial to create your own or apply it to other projects! Happy crafting!

For information on using Pepakura, watch this helpful video [link]

For an overview of the whole costume, click [link]
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TheSproutingArtistHobbyist General Artist
How did you hide the paperclay edges?! It came out so smooth!!! *A*
OrangeMoose's avatar
The paperclay itself is really smooth and covers the paper mache nicely. A bit of sanding makes it extra smooth. =)
TheSproutingArtist's avatar
TheSproutingArtistHobbyist General Artist
Awwweeeesssooommmmeeee~ MUST. TRY. THIS.
NameBrez's avatar
hi :) a fantastic job :D but how did you get the paperclay to stick? im thinking about using it on my projects so im gathering info ;) does it just stick like that on its own or did you use something else? :D
cheers
OrangeMoose's avatar
It sticks on its own. =D
Aoki-Lifestream's avatar
Incredible!!You made a really perfect jaw armor!
Nexsusthenewb's avatar
OH GOD THIS IS AMAZING!
Nexsusthenewb's avatar
I am so grateful for this tutorial/information on the viewers and how to. I find this stuff as inspiring as it is informative. One question though. To what scale is the jaw loaded as in peparuka? I tested it myself and it has come out small scale like mini jaw prints.

I'm so grateful you put this up though! I'm going to make an entire steampunk inspired costume from this! hehehe shoulderpads in wow here I come.
OrangeMoose's avatar
I am glad my tutorial is helping you! And, yes, the scale is way off. I have no idea what the default is for importing WoW models, but I had to print a few test pieces until I got it to the size I wanted. Please link me your costume when you are done. I would love to see it! =)
Nexsusthenewb's avatar
Okay. I'll just have to estimate a 10% for the teeth and then apply that percentage to the rest.

I'll definitely have to give youa link/credit for it. otherwise I'd be stuck trying to much about with paper mache.

I'm almost done with a plywood gun as well that you may like. Gotta drill bits into it :P
OrangeMoose's avatar
I am excited to see how it turns out. I also want so see how it might be applied to larger prop pieces, like shoulders. I know people do pepakura/resin, but I'd be interested in knowing how a large-scale pepakura/foam/paperclay prop holds up.
Nexsusthenewb's avatar
I'll be giving a mage shoulder tier a go, the one with the moving cog/gear wheels. I figure if I buy some desk fans and use the batteries in those with some lightwieght cogs I could get spinning effect XD
OrangeMoose's avatar
Oh, wow! I really have to see that!
Pomegranate-Len's avatar
Oh! Didn't your husband win a Blizz-con costume contest? I think I saw him there at least!
Pomegranate-Len's avatar
Yep~ That was a really cool costume.. I wish I was that good at papercrafts so I could make something like it >>
OrangeMoose's avatar
You can! That was my first papercraft =) Just start with something simple, like I did with the jaw.
Pomegranate-Len's avatar
Thanks! I used to make tons of little Chibi papercrafts, but when I made them they were sloppy.. But that was a year or two ago, I think I might start up again! I'll always envy your cosplays though, I just order them like a lame-o..
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DaddySempaiHobbyist Filmographer
It's Just Awesome D:!!!!
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MagicalFateHobbyist General Artist
awsome work!!
thats amazing :)
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Val-Von-VileProfessional Photographer
What is your paper clay recipe?
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