Stuff I used:
- Craft foam (I just used a few yellow sheets from Michaels, but I painted over them anyway so it doesn't really matter!)
- Xacto knife or something to cut with precision
- Spray paint + primer
- Wire (I'm not too sure about the specifics of the wire, but it is slightly thicker than a wire clothes hanger?)
- Craft adhesive of your choice (I used a hot glue gun)
- Aligator clips for putting the crown in your hair!
After tracing the mock-up onto the foam, I drew the mock-up again with the decorative ridges (? I guess I'll call it that).
|The crown is made up of 7 pieces. |
I laid my mock-up on top of the foam to trace!
|The decorative piece was cut out separately from the 7 crown parts.|
It was one continuous and very narrow piece of foam,
so the tips of the crown where VERY fragile.
|Here's a tiny mock foam crown I made to test.|
I'm like a fairy god parent!
|A quick paint test on a foam strip. This is two coats after primer!|
|Liquid gold *v* Also this is the paint I used! Shiny gold cap!|
|Here is everything all painted and laid out!|
Ready for assembly!
|A glimpse of the backing piece and the wires.|
|The ponytail clip for the wig fit perfectly in the gap.|
|BAG-O-GEMS (spilled out on my desk)|
|Tada! all gems glued on.|
|Here's a sample of how I attached alligator clips.|
I used 2 for the finished crown.
Our friend Shifty Cosplay also asked me to make him a Sora crown. The process was similar except I just made it one huge piece of foam. There's a back piece and wire as well.
|The gems were pretty off for this, but..eh.|
|Crown debut in our Katsu hotel room!|
|A hall shot of Shifty Cosplay and I.|
Thanks for reading! I hope you found this at least somewhat helpful! I would be happy to answer any questions about it too. (= 3=)