Hey ! First, you must know that I’m a french student of 17 years old, so excuse me for my inaccurate english.
So, last year the main theme of our class photo was ‘Cinema’. At first, I hesitated between making a costume of Hulk or Wolverine, but I wasn’t so sure about how I would make these costumes.
By searching ‘cinema’ on Google Images, I saw different cinemas, cameras, etc, and… a little pot of pop-corn ! I thought it was such a good idea of costume : it was original, funny, and, to me, more feasible than Hulk.
I found the idea to make a Pop-Corn costume on sunday, 4 days before the class photo (it was on thursday).
So now, let’s show you how I’ve done it ! (I’m gonna write in present, because preterit, past perfect, and the others : it’s not for me haha!)
I hope you\’ll like it and tell me what you think of my costume !
Pop-Corn costume !
Before / After
– Creation of a model in reduced size –
Using simple sheet, I create a model in reduced size. I consider the body location, the typography of ‘pop corn’, where the arms should go out, I’ve measured the width of the doors of my high school, etc.
So I make this model (in the end, the arms will pass through the sides of the pot, and the pot will be held by the shoulder.)
Thinking of the pot…
– Creation of the pot of pop-corn –
After buying with my lovely mum what I need, i.e. 5 plates of lightweight cardboard + painting, I make the pot.
I cut 4 plates of cardboard on the desired shape, and I draw the different strips and ‘pop corn’. And I cut the last plate which will serve to assemble the pot. Then I paint with my parents the plates. So I have the 4 sides of the pot of pop-corn.
Cutting the plates.
Painting the plates.
– Creation of the pop-corns –
To make the pop-corn, I simply use paper-mache. I guess you know this method so I don’t explain it. The difficulty is to manage to get the perfect shape, but I loved to do that ! In total, I’ve done 19 pop-corns.
The next day, I paint these pop-corns. I first paint a sublayer, then I paint them with 3 different colors : a kind of beige, brown, and gold.
In this part, I had to make these pop-corns as close as possible to reality. And I\’m proud of the result. :)
– Assembly of the pot of pop-corn –
When all these paintings are dry, I assemble all the units.
Just with scotch tape and some glue, it finally looks like the images you can see below.
You can see that I cut the \”O\” of \”Pop-Corn\” to pass my arms through it when I wear it.
Pot of pop-corn.
Pot of pop-corn, with pop-corns.