I'm writing a LARP event and I plan to include a Sith lord and its minions. I want the caracters to be mysterious and impressive, so I think that a mask would be perfect for them.
I kinda like Darth Nihilus mask and Grievous head, so the mask would be inspired by thes shapes.
When you search for Darth Nihilus mask pictures on the web, one of the first results is a guy's costuming page. One of the pics shows the guy wearing the costume wihtout the mask. The face looks familiar. I've seen him before with a Jayne Cobb's costume. And may be a SW costume. Wait a sec, that's Stormtrooperguy !!!
Antoher result points to a blog of a guy doing Mando stuffs too , and one of the results is a thread here on TDH. So TDH must be the place to find ideas and help for my project !
So, Here's what I want to make:
1 Sith Lord mask and 5 Sith minions, plus 1 broken (lightsaber cut) sith minion mask. All wearable and allowing the wearers to speak and see easely.
3 month to make them
No budget at all
I think I should use papier maché masks technique. I mold a prototype (two, actually), have it covered with papier maché (10 layers) to build a mask, then sand it, prime it and paint it. I wish to avoid using bondo or resin.
Did someone already built such masks ? With quality results (Papier maché looks fine for kids masks, but is it OK if you want a regular and smooth surface ?)