woolly bully & the ‘beave’…
Live yarn bomb instillation done for the Integrate Arts Festival by Spencer Diamond of Grandmother’s Legacy
coral reef yarn bomb by Grandmother’s Legacy/Spencer Diamond
Done for the Integrate Arts Festival, Victoria BC
Artwork by Elizabeth Sherry. Katamari Damacy.
Here’s a (MESSY) WIP of my boyfriend’s Katamari king cosplay’s head !
We made it last May but I didn’t find the time to upload it before today.
We made our costume really, really quickly (less than 2 weeks for our 2 costumes + others…) so I don’t have pictures of all step, but I hope it can still helps in some way… !
This was our first time working with yoga mat and such materials, but we received advices from our dear friend Arlek Cosplay and learnt many things during the construction, even if we’re still beginners ! :)
I’ll try to give you informations about the pictures and main steps of construction, but if you have any further question, feel free to ask, I’ll try to struggle with my poor English and vanishing memories ! XD
The three main steps of the mask :
1 : base made with cardboard, plastic egg boxed, etc… then covered with several layers of paper mache
2 : we added more paper mache, more deep to the mask (si it’s not too flat)
3 : coating with gesso before applying painting.
For the head itself, we used the Yoga mat. We made two big tubes (each made with 4 rectangles pieces) by heating and forming the yoga mat pieced, and glued them together.
Then we cut the neck hole and at the top of it, you can see the system for preventing the head to move.
We just took a helmet, removed the top of it, and added wood rods on the front and of the back of it to maintain the head.
The base of the mask was glued on the head and I coatied with gesso before painting it.
Before we began the proper painting of the head, we applied two layer of “plasti dip” (not sure about the exact term, just ask if you want me to search a better way to explain) as coating.
All the stencils was a pain in the ass to make !!! We spent much time searching for good proportions and size for each “color strip” and pattern…
And once once each piece of strip was painted, Jo had to move the stencil, paint again, correct errors, and so on…
It was definitely the longest and tidious part. Jo had 4 days to make all the painting job, and he painted it until the last minute before we had to leave for the convention ! XD
But I think he made an awesome job ! :)
More WIP post about our Katamari costumes to come !
More picture and finishes costume here : Ayanna Cosplay
TARDIS available on Etsy by Spencer Diamond
Yarn bomb of Finn the Human, Up a Tree xD
I love yarn bombing Adventure time characters
"All right, I’ve been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!”