Although my foam version can easily slide over my head and sit in the right place, this version is so sturdy that it has to be screwed onto my head by a second person!
Which means that if I want it signed by Mark I’ll have to duck or kneel
Because it is NOT going to come off easily
Put the fasteners in the helmet
Thought “wow, this is really secure”
Then, a moment of sheer panic before I just had to take it off
Oh, this will definitely be a fun and completely sane cosplay
The insert points are in place!
And! They’re functioning!
I just need to make sharp things to poke through them
The little hole things are being a big pain in my butt but hopefully the worst looking ones will be on the inside
Drilled fifty holes in fifty half-inch sized dowels
I effed up 23 times
Unlike the felt and foam versions, you’ll be able to stab through this one
Assembling bits for the helmet
Looks like a tetris graveyard
On the list of stupid things I’ve done, drilling holes into dowels nearly the same size is very near the top
HARDWARE IS SEXY OKAY
First round of screws is in!
…… But I ran out so oops
Safety first, kids
I BENT THE WOOD.
IT’S KEEPING ITS SHAPE.
I AM SO EXCITED.
this is the second time I broke a blade on my saw
the real reason the knives are so expensive is that I have to keep buying saw blades
are you fucking kidding me these things aren’t supposed to break I’m just sawing through fucking wood I’ve worked with these saws that can cut aluminum don’t give up on me for some fucking QUARTER INCH MDF ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME I CAN ACCIDENTALLY SNEEZE THROUGH QUARTER INCH MDF DON’T YOU DARE
I bent wood!
And I found pictures filters on my phone there are like twenty