Make An Aku Aku Mask
I create props and cosplays with mainly foam, 3D prints, PVC and anything else I need to get it done
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1 square
Gym floor mat
Knife
1 sheet
Thin craft foam
Scissors
1 square
Gym floor mat
Knife
1 sheet
Thin craft foam
Scissors
Heat gun
Barge (Contact Cement)
Various color paint
Matte finish clear spray paint
Super glue
Plastic hangar (any color)
Rotary tool with a sanding drum
Plasti Dip
Side cutters
Drill
3/16” Drill bit
Create a paper template
1
To get the proper thickness, trace each pattern multiple times.
2
Cut out patterns.
3
Remove texture on the Gym floor mat with rotary tool.
4
Use Barge Cement to attach matching patterns to each other.
5
Use Rotary tool to shape foam parts.
6
Use Knife to cut where you would like the “wood grain” to appear. Deeper cuts yield wider openings.
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Use Heat gun to open up cuts.
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Glue parts onto the body.
9
Cut a few of these sections off of the Plastic Hangars with the Side Cutters
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Cut hangar piece to size, and shape to a point.
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Glue leaf parts together with hangar piece in the middle.
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Drill holes where leaves will be and Super Glue into place.
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Spray 3 coats of Plastidip to seal foam.
14
Paint mask with your method of choice. (Brush, spray paint, air brush, etc.) Then seal with clear.
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