A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 303,809
Currently Running With Scissors:
569 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 11
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: ENORMOUS DOLL HEADS that you can WEAR! With fluttery eyelids!! Cool!  (Read 65009 times)
Tags for this thread: featured_project , costume , blythe , sculpture , craftster_best_of_2009  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2009 07:46:33 PM »

There, title revised, maybe that'll help.  Wink
Drowning in UFOs
Offline Offline

Posts: 135
Joined: 27-Jul-2007

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2009 08:12:31 PM »



« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2009 08:16:53 PM »

 Shocked Wow! You are both so talented! That must have been a show to remember, that's so cool! What details and those eyes, how did you do that? Are they carved or sculpted? I love the way all the elements (heads, wigs and clothing) came together. Wish I had been there to see it all. Just fantastic! Thank you for sharing!!!!!

Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2009 08:36:13 PM »

After a bit of searching I found a youtube video of the hair show (which I found a bit boring but i think i'm sick of looking at the heads!!)


As for the eyes, they are made from vac form plastic, which is a heatable plastic you can suck around a form to make a shape. We made a solid semi sphere buck by pouring plaster into half a big plastic bubble. I think the bubbles are normally used for xmas decorations, to fill with lollies and stuff. I used the vac form machine at school, thank goodness we had that available, otherwise we would have had to pay a company to do it for us at who knows what cost. The coloured part of the eye is this stuff called mylar, which was scraps left over from a show at school. It's like this mirror paper that you can stretch and staple to things to make your own mirrors. We coloured it with glass paints you can get from an art store. The eyelashes are just fake nylon hair, we used a curling rod to shape them.

There is a mechanism (crude as it may be) inside the eye which we developed so the eyelashes can flutter as the models walk. It was a difficult thing to get right, but we got there in the end.
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 5826
Joined: 30-Aug-2007

Busy sculpting...

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2009 09:44:29 PM »

And I thought you were just showing off your Blythe, or something like that! WOW! Amazing!

Offline Offline

Posts: 1761
Joined: 02-Mar-2007

Music, crafts, and dogs...all good.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2009 10:21:09 PM »

Holy crap with a side of fries!  I love fashion, I love Blythe, I love cute things.  OBVIOUSLY I love this to project!  Who gets to keep these?

« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2009 10:31:50 PM »

This is so cool! At first I thought they would look really strange on human heads, but when I scrolled down to the bottom of the post it just looked even cooler! Was it your idea, or were you commissioned to do it? I hope you do post photos or a description of the process, because I am definitely curious!

FLUXXII.COM: online consignment for indie artists
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde
Offline Offline

Posts: 5920
Joined: 03-Jun-2006

View Profile WWW
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2009 11:06:08 PM »

I'm sorry to everyone who has ever made anything before you. ever. because that has got to be the freaking COOLEST thing i ever saw! how totally original and wow, just perfectly constructed. they all look A-mazing. excellent, excellent work. totally rocks.

The bad news: There is no key to happiness.
The good news: It isn't locked.
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2009 11:50:05 PM »

These are so amazing!  I'd love one of those to have just sitting around my house...  to scare young children... and unwanted salesmen...  but really, just cos it's cool!  So much kudos to you guys!

Offline Offline

Posts: 184
Joined: 02-Jan-2008

Say I'm the only bee in your bonnet...

View Profile WWW
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2009 03:52:25 AM »

I'm without adequate words. These are, certainly, some of the most INCREDIBLE things I've seen. They're remarkable, and I want one.
My hat(big huge doll head?)'s off to you.
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 11 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make a Korean Cucumber Salad
Traditional Korean Feast
Introduction to Life in India
At Home with our Indian Chef Kirti Rahi
How to Make Cucumber Raita
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Felt Basket
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kindling Bundle
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kitty Coasters

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.