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Craft Felt Sculpture V-Day "Rose" Hat Project at The Costumer'sManifesto Costume Design & Construction '''Craft Felt Sculpture Hats 5D+10C'''
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Making Display Mannequins of Found Materials Project at The Costumer'sManifesto Costume Design & Construction '''Making Display Mannequins of Found Materials'''
  
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'''What you need'''
  
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Cardboard tube from the center of a roll of carpet about a 3 inch diameter
  
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Styrofoam wig head.
  
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Styrofoam roughly shoulder shaped. (Michael's crafts carries these in their floral department as a base for hanging wreaths)
  
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Corrugated card board (a good sized box will work)
  
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Hot glue
  
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[[254pagesProjectsCraftfelthat|normal hats with craft felt]], craft felt can be used to make unusual sculptural hats, such as those shown here. Craft felt, when soaked in glue can hold large complex shapes that are very strong:
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Tee shirt
  
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Nylon netting
  
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Cheese cloth
  
Only the central banana in the hat below is made with
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Sheet of Masonite or appliance weight cardboard
  
[[254pagesProjectsAirball|foam airball]], all the leaves, peel, cap and coconuts are just glue and felt:
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Felt and glue also makes a good basis for designs using paint to make strong graphic statements:
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,Rogers. Every possible tip one can use to quickly and cheaply turn thriftstore clothes into the costumes needed to produce high school and communitytheatre musicals and plays. No high school drama teacher should be withoutthis book for showing students how to make gorgeous costumes out of little morethan air and a few hours time.
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Take your Styrofoam wig head and carve out the shape at the base of the neck so it will work with the shoulder piece. Hot glue these together.
  
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Mix white glue and water fifty-fifty. Take the cheese cloth and either dip it into the glue mixture or use a brush and cover the head and shoulder with the cheese cloth using the glue water mix to make it stick. Allow to dry.
  
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Cut strips of the cardboard from the box 8 to 10 inches wide and as long as you can cut easily. You want the ribs in the cardboard running across the strips, not lengthwise.
  
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Make sure the base of your cardboard tube is even. I find it easier to peel off the outer layer of the corrugated card board it makes shaping it simpler. Take your peeled cardboard strips and wrap them around the base of your tube. You want a snug fit but not so tight it's a problem . Secure the wraps with hot glue. Do Not glue the corrugated cardboard to to the tube. This is what hold you mannequin up. Oops forgot to mention the base. ours are masionite about 2 feet square. I think that he extra heavy cardboard from an appliance box might also work but haven't tried it yet. Using hot glue glue the wrapped part to the base. Secure it further with duct tape. Cut your tube to the right length . Remember the head and shoulder go on top of this.. Cut notches on the top of the tube so the shoulder head structure will fit snugly. Use more cheese cloth and glue/water to make sure you head and shoulders stay put. Let dry paint the color of you choice.
  
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Take you t shirt fit it on the form. Stuff with nylon netting run a drawstring or elastic thru the bottom hem. Oops again. forgot to mention the waist piece. That is made of pink foam. A type of insulation found here in AK. The waist piece is roughly oval. The center hole is slightly off center. it is placed on the pole at roughly a back neck to waist measurement.
  
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[[File:254images254photos1Felt18.jpg]]Small prongs, petals and other protruding bits are made very strong with just the glue and felt as support.
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Felt is extremely soft and pliable when damp, and can be pulled into curves, or tucked into pleats that mimic natural shapes:
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Felt can be cut into small motifs that can be applied to the surface in raised designs using the glue as both fixative and surface glaze:
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[[File:HatsMyhats70983_21.jpg]] These felt glue-appliquéd designs become part of the body of the hat, while also having a slightly raised surface that makes paint application easier, and the surface texture more interesting to look at.
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Small, otherwise useless scraps of feltcan be blended into a complex whole to make waves, feathers or plant life in gradient color.
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This technique can also be used to make armor and other objects:
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'''The Project:'''
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A wooden or foam head or hat form in a size larger than the performer's head.
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A plastic bag to cover the form
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Craft felt pieces and scraps
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Render your hat design on paper to give yourself a plan to work towards. You may end up changing your plan slightly, but starting without a plan is definitely a mistake. The instructions below detail how to do a V-Day "Rose" hat like the one shown, but you may choose to design a different style of hat and can extrapolate your own process based on your design crossed with the instructions below.
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Cover your workspace with plastic or newspapers, bag your head form in the plastic bag, and use a rubber band to hold the bag close to the head without a lot of air space.
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[[File:254images254photos44034.jpg]] Cut a circle or square of craft felt to make the base cap of the hat. Make sure it covers the head fully.
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[[File:254images254projects55005.jpg]] Mix glue and water together in the plastic container about 50-50, and pour and brush the glue into the felt cap, stretching it around the head as you go.
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[[File:254images254photos44037.jpg]] Put the second rubber band around the cap, and use it as a guide for stretching the pleats out of the cap.
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[[File:254images254photos44038.jpg]] Pull some more, and add pins to hold it smoothly.
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[[File:254images254photos44039.jpg]] Cut a piece of felt to make the pleated section in the center of the flower, soak it in the glue mixture, and fold it in pleats onto the surface of the cap.
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[[File:254images254photos44041.jpg]] Cut, soak and attach the layers of felt that make the petals.
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[[File:254images254photos44042.jpg]] Pin at strategic points as you go, to hold the layers down for a few minutes each till they have had a chance to stick.
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[[File:254images254photos44043.jpg]] Keep adding layers, in lighter shades of pink, till the cap is totally covered with pleated petals.
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[[File:254images254photos44050.jpg]]Let dry till it is semi-soft, but still holds together. If it dries too long, it will take pliers to get your pins out:
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[[File:254images254projects55004.jpg]] Force the hat off of the head (difficult). Then use craft shears to cut off the excess felt from the bottom of the cap piece:
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[[File:254images254projects55008.jpg]]Allow to dry completely before painting or adding any decorations.
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[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thr254/|eGroup]. Post a message to the group letting everyone know you have posted these pictures so you can get feedback.
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Making Display Mannequins of Found Materials Project at The Costumer'sManifesto Costume Design & Construction Making Display Mannequins of Found Materials

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What you need

Cardboard tube from the center of a roll of carpet about a 3 inch diameter

Styrofoam wig head.

Styrofoam roughly shoulder shaped. (Michael's crafts carries these in their floral department as a base for hanging wreaths)

Corrugated card board (a good sized box will work)

Hot glue

White glue

Tee shirt

Nylon netting

Cheese cloth

Sheet of Masonite or appliance weight cardboard

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Take your Styrofoam wig head and carve out the shape at the base of the neck so it will work with the shoulder piece. Hot glue these together.

Mix white glue and water fifty-fifty. Take the cheese cloth and either dip it into the glue mixture or use a brush and cover the head and shoulder with the cheese cloth using the glue water mix to make it stick. Allow to dry.

Cut strips of the cardboard from the box 8 to 10 inches wide and as long as you can cut easily. You want the ribs in the cardboard running across the strips, not lengthwise.

Make sure the base of your cardboard tube is even. I find it easier to peel off the outer layer of the corrugated card board it makes shaping it simpler. Take your peeled cardboard strips and wrap them around the base of your tube. You want a snug fit but not so tight it's a problem . Secure the wraps with hot glue. Do Not glue the corrugated cardboard to to the tube. This is what hold you mannequin up. Oops forgot to mention the base. ours are masionite about 2 feet square. I think that he extra heavy cardboard from an appliance box might also work but haven't tried it yet. Using hot glue glue the wrapped part to the base. Secure it further with duct tape. Cut your tube to the right length . Remember the head and shoulder go on top of this.. Cut notches on the top of the tube so the shoulder head structure will fit snugly. Use more cheese cloth and glue/water to make sure you head and shoulders stay put. Let dry paint the color of you choice.

254images254photos33064.jpg

Take you t shirt fit it on the form. Stuff with nylon netting run a drawstring or elastic thru the bottom hem. Oops again. forgot to mention the waist piece. That is made of pink foam. A type of insulation found here in AK. The waist piece is roughly oval. The center hole is slightly off center. it is placed on the pole at roughly a back neck to waist measurement.

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