Ok, so last year for holloween I went to parties, and to clubs in my Sub-Zero costume. Everyone got a kick out of it. I was surprised at the amount of people who recognized who I was…
So this year I wanna go as someone else… as Q! I know it’s early, but I wanna get it out of the way now when I have some money (and apparently, I might need the extra time). I figured the costume would be easy… but I have realized I have no idea how I’m going to do the mask. The rest it is cake, but the mask?
So… any suggestions? Does anyone know where I can get something similar? If you google “Q” and “street fighter” and click the “images” link, you’ll find pics of a cosplaying Q. Frankly, I think his costume looks like shit. I don’t want a mask like that either.
If I can’t buy one somewhere (or something similar so I can change it), I’m thinking I’m going to have to construct my own… with 3 possible ways of doing it.
Ghetto painted cardboard… weee. I’m sure I could make it look good, but it will get all crappy and soft after like 10 minutes.
Paper mache! That puppeteering course I took will actually become usefull to me! I can make an exact copy of the mask, but it’s would be fragile, and it would be difficult to make it look like smooth, flat, and REAL metal.
Buy sheets of metal, bend, shape, cut, bolt. The real deal. Probably the best option, but i’m not familiar with metal work and will probably take a LOT of time and designing.
So can anyone help a fellow geek out? If I can’t figure it out soon, it’s on to plan-B. (where me and my friends go out as various tetris blocks).