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Topic: think the phrase is i'v bitten off more than i can chew....HELP!!!  (Read 1161 times)
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lorraine_anthony1
« on: October 22, 2005 01:06:38 PM »

i have started making this for my bro's halloween costume.....



i need some help with the head. i tried stiching 2 circles together but it just doesnt look right. also if anyone has any good ideas for something to stuff the head with it'd be good! bear in mind that the beak which is cardboard covered in fabric has to be attached!
 once its finished il post again!! (ps its already lookin quite good!)
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2005 10:51:59 AM »

what about using styrofoam? Even though I hate the stuff (the noise it makes, it's non-evironmentally-friendliness), I think it would work well if you shaped it round and stretched the fabric of the top.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2005 11:17:10 AM »

take a look at a baseball, it's two kinda bone shaped pieces. I'd enlarge that pattern to make it.
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2005 05:46:09 PM »

With the two circles put a gusset from where you think the beak will sit to the back of the head where it will join onto the neck.  And sew underneath the circles together. The gusset will need to have a narrow end which will go to the front and a wider end for the back of the neck.  So you will have a taper rectangle. That will give you the depth across the front of the head.  I can see the gusset in the picture.

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2005 06:33:07 PM »

Another way of making a ball is sewing 4 fat leaf shapes together.  My crappy drawing will give you an idea of the shape you need.

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2005 12:00:12 PM »

wicked good ideas people but from sheer frustration i began to throw balls of wool around the living room (i bought 26 of the saem colour from ebay!) when my bro piped up, why not just cover these bad boys in the fake fur and stitch it together...et voila! a head was created! the wool also means its kinds squeezy!
geez i cant wait to show you people what we created! i bought the finishing touches this afternoon but i need to go home from uni first!  Grin
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