First time poster here,
I started my costume thinking I could sneak by and make a cool looking costume for cheap, now having learned along the way that its near impossible. I had never made a costume before in my life and had no idea what I was in for. Here is my journey, beginning with the helmet.
After reading though a few of the cardboard helmet builds I was confident I could construct my own. So after following the tutorial and cutting, wetting and trimming, I ended up with a rough draft that was ready for some puddy, but before starting it I had to try it on. And much to my dismay it was too small, like I couldn't get my chin covered by the bucket. I was really bumbed and desperate to solve the problem. At last I settled on the idea of using the cardboard bucket as a mold for a fiber glass version. Having no experience with any of this before it took a lot of reasearch on how to work with fiberglass. I'll be going through the posts in the near future to clean them up and add more detail to the instructions.