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Shoddy Headband
Headband for Skyrim cosplay. I made this last year (almost exactly one year ago in fact: March 2015), at the same time I started working on my axe so this can also be considered my first prop (especially since my axe still isn't finished! Procrastination!). I used worbla and thin craft foam for the main band. The big middle gem is resin cast and the two smaller ones are just glass half domes I bought and painted blue.

The resin casting was a lot easier than I thought it would be. My mold was of questionable quality, but held up ok (it was thick cardboard).

I made a cardboard template that I transferred to the craft foam, cut that out and covered the foam in worbla. Then I glued on the gems and added more layers of foam and worbla on top. The big red gem has a small mirror glued behind it, to make it look a bit more shiny. That was a good idea actually :D
After that I taped off the gems and primed the crown. Then I spray painted it in a few different shades of gold, and added a bit of black to add some depth.

This was my first time working with worbla and I made many mistakes. I overheated it at some points etc. It turned out serviceable, but if the rest of the costume ends up looking nice, I'll probably remake it as I'm not really happy with it and I now have a much better idea on how I would make this. At the time I was really just making it up as I went along.

It looks shoddy :dummy:


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I like drawing and I would like to get better at it. I'm not an artist, I joined mainly to look at other people's art and to submit things when I feel brave enough : )

Current Residence: Belgium
Favourite genre of music: All?
England sucks.
  • Listening to: Dragon Age Inquisition soundtrack
  • Reading: blogs
  • Watching: Paint dry
  • Playing: Skyrim and Fallout and VTM
  • Eating: M&Ms
  • Drinking: Tea


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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! Hope you've had an awesome day and that the rest of your year is fantastic! :hug:
druid69 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
:cake::iconhappybirthdayplz::cake: Hope you're having a great day!!
spoems Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016   Writer
And as usual, I type a long response while the forum thread is being closed.

Here is what I was going to say in response to your last post:

Unless you are being manipulated by brain control technology, then yes, you are responsible for liking what you like, even if the preference has an unconscious or genetic origin.

What I mean about justification not being required is that hate, as a genuine emotional response, is not a logical thought process based on analysis of empirical data. It is a neuro-chemical reaction. Demanding that people defend their hatred with logic is counter productive and, in my mind, counter intuitive.  You can be asked to defend a specific belief. Example, I hate X because I believe Y. Perhaps Y is an erroneous belief. But if Y is factually true, you cannot objectively say that "reason Y is not justification for hating X". You cannot justify emotional reactions.
Roweidekhalicon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Ah, thanks for getting back to me, because I really wanted to know what you meant!

That makes perfect sense of course. I was wondering how it related to your quote, but it may not? As the exact same thing can be said about liking things. It's not usually a rational thing (though people try to rationalize both their likes and dislikes usually).

I suppose in a decent discussion, asking someone why they hate something may at least help them think about it and see that their hate is unfounded. That could then help them to stop hating and feel more neutral about whatever it is they hated. (not common, but I've seen it happen)

spoems Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016   Writer
Asking why someone hates something is a great idea, I agree. Asking them to justify it, or worse, telling them they have no justification is not a good idea.

It is a good discussion to have. Too bad the OP was flaky.
Roweidekhalicon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Ah, true!

Ah well, I don't usually expect interesting conversation on the dA forums :D
JonUriah Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the :points:!
Roweidekhalicon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
CactusPubes Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
whhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy tthhhhhaaaaannnnnnkyou.
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