"El mar no pertenece a los déspotas. En su superficie los hombres podrán aplicar sus leyes injustas, reñir, destrozarse unos a otros y dejarse llevar por horrores eternos. Pero, a diez metros bajo el nivel de las aguas, cesa su reinado, se extingue su influencia y desaparece su poder. En el fondo del mar sólo existe la independencia. Ahí no reconozco voz de amo alguno. Ahí soy verdaderamente libre..."

Capitán Nemo

lunes, 8 de octubre de 2012

Sencillo disfraz de buzo y otros que no tanto

Paso a paso cómo hacer un disfraz de buzo muy elaborado !!


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Deep sea diver.

Step 22) The helmet and collar

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To make your diving helmet, you'll need the following bits and pieces:

- Two large plastic mixing bowls*.
- An assortment of plastic flower pots and drainage dishes.
- A plastic yoghurt pot.
- A piece of paper with a straight edge.
- Thick, stiff card.
- About 1.5 metres of plastic aquarium tubing.

For the collar, you'll need:

- Some flexible foam scraps.
- A covering material that can be painted, e.g. artificial leather.

You'll also need:

- Spraypaints in the following colours: Black, bronze, copper.
- A marker pen.
- Plenty of glue. You will probably need superglue as well as ordinary craft glue.
- A sharp craft knife.
- Scissors.
- A file.
- Masking tape.

*Put rim-to-rim, these bowls should make a rough sphere large enough to comfortably fit your head. One of the most entertaining parts of this Instructable was going to the kitchenware department of a large shop and trying on different bowls while trying to avoid the judgemental glares of the sales assistants.

Step 3Prepare the portholes

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Lay out your bowls and flower pots so that you can see how your helmet will eventually be formed.

The two bowls will make the main sphere of the helmet, while the flower pots and drainage dishes will provide the portholes. With a little bit of imagination, it's starting to look like a helmet before you've even begun... Failing that, skip forward a few steps to see how it will look once it's finished.

At least two of the portholes will be lying over the seam where the two bowls' rims meet. In order for the portholes to lie flush against the surface of the bowls, you may have to cut small slots in the rims of the pots/dishes.

If you need to trim one of your flower pots down significantly, as I did, you'll need to do so in an even fashion. Take a piece of scrap paper with a straight edge and form it into cylinder, then tape it around the pot. Use this as a guide to mark where you will have to trim the pot, then cut it to size with scissors.

There, isn't that looking more like a helmet?

Step 4Still fiddling with portholes

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Use scissors to cut holes in your drainage dishes as required.

Use circles of thick card to fill in any missing bits of porthole, then file away any rough edges.

Cut short segments of plastic aquarium tubing and glue them into your portholes to provide bars.

Step 5Make the helmet rim

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You're going to need some way to get your head in and out of this helmet, so let's make a head-hole with a rim.

Bend several thin strips of card into a hoop just big enough to fit your head through, then glue them together.

Place the hoop on the base of the bowl which will form the lower half of your helmet. Draw around the hoop'sinside with a marker pen and cut away where you have marked. Do this slowly, as plastic bowls are often prone to shattering.

While you're in a slicey mood, cut away holes in the bowl for the portholes as well.

When you're sure you don't need to do any more cutting, glue the two large plastic bowls together. Once the glue has dried, glue on the rim you made earlier.

Now would also be a good time to trim your yoghurt pot into a short cylinder and glue it to the helmet. Add a circular card base to the yoghurt pot to cover up any unsightly recycling symbols that might show through the paint.

Don't glue the portholes to the rest of the helmet yet, as you're going to paint them separately. You should now have something that, if worn on your head, makes you resemble a watercooler. Hey, there's an idea for next year's costume...

In the picture below, I'm also wearing the diving suit collar. We'll talk about how to make that in the next step.

Step 6Construct a collar

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Obviously you can't just stick a plastic bowl over your head and expect to survive in the perilous depths of the ocean. To make a convincing deep sea diving suit, you're going to need a collar.

The basic collar is made out of four pieces of recycled foam, originally from packing material and camping mats.

Cut one piece into an ellipse, then remove a small section of it. This way, when you join the cut ends together, the piece will become slightly conical rather than completely flat. It's a small detail, but it makes for a better shape.

By trial and error, trim a second piece of (thicker) foam so that it makes the vertical section of the collar. You should end up with something that looks like a neck brace.

Use long, thin scraps of foam to make the rim of the collar. Hold all of this together with tape or pins for now, then try it on to make sure it fits.

If you don't have a mannequin to help you, it's handy to have a cushion or a pillow to support the collar while you're working on it.

Step 7Cover the collar

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Disassemble the collar and use the pieces as templates for the artificial leather covering.

Be sure to cut out pieces of fabric a few inches larger than the original foam pieces.

Now reassemble the collar with its new covering, this time gluing it together as you go. Start by gluing fabric to the foam ellipse and trimming it to size.

Glue the foam collar on top of this, then wrap it in another piece of fabric. To tidy up the top of the collar, cut a series of flaps into the fabric and fold them over to the inside of the collar. Then line the inside of the collar with another long strip of fabric.

Glue the foam rim in place and glue dozens of small strips of fabric to it, as shown below. Once these have been glued down, you can fold them over to cover the lower border of the collar in the same way you covered the upper border.

Step 8Paint the helmet and collar

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Now that you've assembled your helmet, portholes and collar, you can paint them.

Start with an undercoat of matte black spraypaint for everything, then paint on the bronze details. Also paint the portholes entirely bronze.

Once this has dried, mask off the bronze areas with tape and spraypaint the rest of the helmet and collar copper.

If it all looks slightly too new and shiny, spray a light mist of black spray over it to give it a duller, more worn look.

Step 9Glue the portholes on

Use superglue to attach the painted portholes to your helmet.

Stand back and admire your handiwork.

Step 114) Other bits and pieces

To complete the costume, you'll need the following bits and pieces:

- A boiler suit.
- Gloves.
- A weight belt.
- Weights for your shoes.
- Fake blood (optional)

For the boiler suit, choose one which is a neutral beige, brown or orange. Make sure it is very baggy and  has a convenient opening down the front so that your Alien can pop out. I managed to find a jacket with popper fastenings (i.e. snap fasteners or press studs) down its front and a matching pair of trousers. That is to say, the trousers matched in colour. They didn't come off suddenly using popper fastenings. It wasn't that sort of a party.

Almost any gloves will do, as long as they're not of a very inappropriate colour. Lurid pink gloves might detract from the authenticity of the rest of the suit.

To make a weight belt, cut several pieces of foam into roughly rectangular blocks and whittle away the corners so that they resemble large smooth pebbles. Then spraypaint them in black and grey and tie them onto a canvas belt with scraps of leather or brown parcel string.

To make weights for your shoes, cut some angular shapes out of card and spraypaint them silver and black. Then just attach them to the surface of your shoes with double-sided tape.

There are many recipes for fake blood available on this site and elsewhere on the internet, so I won't go into how to make it here. I chose not to use any for my costume, as I wanted to preserve my jacket for another costume. Opting not to have fake blood all over me also meant that I didn't make a mess of other people's costumes and that my Alien was always a surprise when it popped out.

Step 125) Putting it all together

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Most of this costume's final assembly is self-explanatory, but sorting out the fake-arm-and-helmet combination is rather fiddly. If you just try to attach the helmet directly to the arm, it will tend to fall off repeatedly.

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