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Chapeau by Xero-Cosplay Chapeau by Xero-Cosplay
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This is version 1.5 because I made a few mistakes being this was my first trip into hat-town. Pretty happy with it, I must say.

Materials: wonderflex, resin, suede, model magic, acrylic paint.


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:iconchurlishprurient:
ChurlishPrurient Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question.. How would I go about making a hat like this?
I want to be sally whitemane for a con next year and I've already started on her costume.

I just have no idea how to go about making a hat like this :( the general shape seems kinda hard.

Are there any tips you  could give me? I'd be more than grateful :icontearplz:
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Honey-Hime Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so talented wow! I hope I can make cool stuff out of model magic when I get some uwu
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Xero-Cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It can be tough to work with but it's one of my favorite materials. :) Give it a shot!
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lookitsnichole Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Thank you for saying what you used to make this! I've been thinking I want to make a Whitemane cosplay, but I had no idea what to do to make a hat.
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Xero-Cosplay Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to here it was inspirational. :)
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Damien-the-Ogre Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks absolutely fantastic! I'm very much looking forward to seeing the finished costume. :D
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Xero-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank ya! I'll have it finished by the end of the month so check back. :D
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Damien-the-Ogre Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Will do!
Presumably wonderflex is similar to worbla? Or is there any difference between the two?
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Xero-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderflex and worbla are both thermoplastics. The main difference is that wonderflex has a mesh imbedded in it to keep it from pulling apart when heated. However, since worbla does not have that mesh, it can formed into different shapes and sculpted like clay when heated. I've had fair success with wonderflex but I'm excited to work with worbla because of it's ability to act like a clay. I'm not sure if one is better than the other, it might just be a matter of preference or the project at hand.
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Damien-the-Ogre Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like you're right about it depending on the project. I look forwards to get my hands on some of each and experimenting! Many thanks for the explanation. :)
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