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Alphonse helmet - unpainted by soursprite Alphonse helmet - unpainted by soursprite
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Circe-Baka Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Could you tell me some of the items you used to make this?

I'm attempting to make my own for a convention in a few months.

Thanks :)
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soursprite Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The top of this helmet, the dark blue part, is a hard baseball cap that I cut. You can find them at toy stores and prolly sports stores as well. I just recently bought another for my next project from Toy's R Us. I removed the liner and had to cut off the pegs on the inside.

The rest of the helmet is made of sheets of styrene or some other plastic with a craft foam backing glued using hot glue. Some of it is plastic cut out from a 2 liter bottle. The white plastic I ordered online.

The forehead spike is made from a plastic plate that I cut and rolled into a cone.

The "ears" are the bottoms of yogurt cups that I cut out.

Good luck with yours! I'd love to see what you come up with.
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Circe-Baka Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!

I'm starting preparation on mine currently.

I hope mine comes out looking like yours; yours is quite accurate.
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soursprite Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think mine is pretty close, but I made the chin longer and more erect. I thought it made the helmet look better than the manga images, actually.

If you have the time and you're willing to dispense the effort to do so, try to add a beveled trim to the headband part and the faceplate. And if I was starting over, I would have made the chin taller, so I could cover more of the wearer's head.

If you dig around my deviations, you'll see the version of the one that's been primed gray. I stuck two circular tacks in the sides, which looks quite nice. If you use other materials and have better success, let me know!
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CalciumFluoride Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
ahh... this is good for reference if i ever make the armor XD
thx for submitting this, mate! ^^
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soursprite Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:) sure thing.
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Duelistabbeyryou Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
SO amazing!!! This is excellent quality!!! <3 Just gorgeous!!! <3 I am amazed! I am actually going to attempt to make an Alphonse cosplay for my little sister... if you have any useful tips, please let me know... XD
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onofrebaudelaire Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
Fantastic. I am from Spain and in December there I am going to do cosplay as Alphonse too lol. But whats the material that you use to do the helmet? I am going to use 'Foam' (I don't know how to say it in English), but I prefer to know a profesional opinion hahaha

Can you help me?

Thanks
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soursprite Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic? Thanks, but I'm hardly a professional.

The top of this helmet, the dark blue part, is a hard baseball cap that I cut. The rest of the helmet is made of sheets of styrene or some other plastic with a craft foam backing glued using hot glue. The forehead spike is made from a plastic plate that I cut and rolled into a cone.

I would love to see pictures of your Alphonse cosplay. I'm still a far ways from completing mine.
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Katie-BnL Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006   Traditional Artist
wow, I take it your a big FMA fan!!!!! cool, looks just like Al, I cant wait to see it finished. Did this take you along time to make?
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