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Lame Lemongrab tutorial by StarkRavingMaddie Lame Lemongrab tutorial by StarkRavingMaddie
Alright, so I was getting some questions about the construction of this mask... and I know this is really lame and not very well explained, but I've been really busy and this was the best I could do at the moment... Hopefully you can use it and it's helpful.

And again, if you DO use it.. then I'd love to see how your costume turns out! Link me to the pictures or something!

(Also.. just because I didn't make it clear in the picture.. the spray adhesive went in between the fabric and the foam.. )
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Ponchies Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What type of glue did you use for glueing the foam?
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Oh gosh.... I'm so sorry...I can't remember.. 
I think it was maybe a fabric glue? it could have been super glue...
:icononionfailplz: I'm so sorry... My best advise would be to try different glues on some scrap pieces to see what holds because I don't remember at all... :'<
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Ponchies Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's okay :>
Do you think a hot glue gun would help?
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
I think that would work well... but test it first to make sure it doesn't melt the foam... (I know some glues don't react well with foam.. actually now that i think about it I think it's super glue that messes up foam so yes hot glue sounds like a better idea)
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DefiantTeemo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Photographer
Did you use a stretchy fabric or was it just normal fabric?
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
The yellow fabric didn't have much of a stretch to it... I think that could be why it got a bit wrinkly. 
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DefiantTeemo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Photographer
Okay thanks :D
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dudechi2an Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Ah last minute question, what can I do to make more breathing room? I'm doing the last second of his facial expression 38.media.tumblr.com/de66ee4bb3…
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Sorry... I can't really help you there... I had a lot of trouble breathing myself.. :( It's a very stifling costume.. 
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dudechi2an Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
I decided to cut out the shape of lemongrab's head in addition to side strips by the jaw. I used the strips to glue to the other non-strip-lemongrab head which provided me space to breathe. 

I found that the spray adhesive I purchased to bind the fabric and foam together was not long lasting (also bubbled) . Either I did not put an event amount or the bonding agent needed to be stronger. I'm a beginner when it comes to cosplay. Also I was not able to make a sleeve with my cotton fabric so sticking the edges of the fabric down was a little complicated. The glues I've used were gorilla glue, rubber cement and the spray adhesive. They were all good with fabric and foam but I think I should specifically buy fabric glue next time. 

Overall if I planned this better the cosplay could have came out better. Thank you for putting your tutorial out there :D 

Picture is on my profile. 
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Your costume is brilliant! The expression turned out so well! XD I'm glad you were able to improve upon the design by adding additional breathing holes. 
I must confess that the spray adhesive on mine has not lasted over the years.. It was ok for the first, but it did not stand up well to wear and time, so the fabric is a bit wrinkled. :\ 
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dudechi2an Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
where did you purchase your foam? I went to hobby lobby, michaels, home depot and office depot with no luck. 
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
I got it at a store called JoAnn. I think this was the product I bought: www.joann.com/heavy-duty-foam-…
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DefiantTeemo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Photographer
Btw, is there any place else where I could get foam for a cheaper price?
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Not that I know of... Maybe somewhere online? I hope you have good luck finding some and send me a photo when you're done! I'd love to see how it turns out. 
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ValiantParadox Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for this tutorial, it made my life 1234567890% easier!
valiantparadox.tumblr.com/post… the only changes i made were I used a much stiffer foam and a wire circle to help it keep its shape (and not smother me)
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ChadVanHalen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Do you mind elaborating on the wire circle?
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ValiantParadox Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i just made a circle of wire (wrapping the ends around one another) slightly larger than the circumference of my head, and just shoved it up into the lemonhead so that when you put the mask on the wire sits around forehead level. I secured it with hotglue and i think some masking tape and it still works after 7 months. I'm bad at explaining things so if you need me to elaborate more just ask!
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ChadVanHalen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Alright, what is it that I have to pick up at Michael's/Joanns? Whenever I go there I just look lost and confused by trying to describe what I'm looking for haha
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ValiantParadox Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
literally buy a coathanger and some hotglue + gun
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Whoa! That looks so great! I like the changes... they really help it stay the right shape... It turned out really good. :D 
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maikirah Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
sta.sh/010hvdu4r2x6

My sister and I made these as fast as we could.
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Oh my goodness!! You even did the bite out of his head! These are incredible! XD 
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richardcareylol Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Hey! Thanks for this tutorial, we used it for my birthday and it turned out great, thanks again!
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Holy moly! You guys are the freaking bomb!! You even have a lemon-sweets! Thank you~
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melqartiii Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I used this tutorial to go to FanExpo Canada and it worked out great! Only thing I did differently was I used cork-board instead of foam, and it went just fine :D
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Yay! I'm so glad it was helpful! Cork-board sounds like it would be a lot sturdier that foam too. 
Thanks for the comment! 
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Corsell Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Hey I followed your guide and made this costume. People really loved it <3 <3 <3
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Oh my! How wonderful! I'm glad it helped!
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Corsell Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
I just uploaded the pics on my profile. Check it out.
And as you can see I was having some trouble with the head :(
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Oh my goodness! You guys look so great! All the pictures are fabulous!
And don't worry.. I have troubles with my head too.. :(
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princenel Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
hello c: i plan on using this to create a mask because it's super helpful, but where can i get foam thick enough and big enough?
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I bought it at a craft store like Hobby Lobby, Joann or Michael's... They come in big rolls like fabric so they can cut off as much as you want. If you don't have any shops like that near you, I would check any fabric or crafting stores.
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DDRshaman38 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Hi there! I just wanted to let you know that I used your tutorial and the result came out amazing! Thank you :heart: [link] Ill post more pictures when I get the rest of the cosplay together!
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
So cool! Thanks for messaging me! It looks totally rad! I can't wait to see the whole cosplay!
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lovetrams Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes ,I'm totally going to do that but i need to know the height and width in centimeters ;-;
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Sorry it took me so long to reply, I must have missed your comment! :(
If it's still of any help, my mask ended up being about 53.5x40.5 cm.. but that was for my head.. you may have to make adjustments for yours.
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momiji33 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Sorry if this is a silly question, but how long is it from tip of the bump to the neckline?
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Sorry it took so long to reply. :< It's about 20 inches.
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katzmatt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
[link] this one dosnt have a picture of the mesh for the mouth but we added that and teeth the next day and it looked really awesome
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Dude! So cool! Looks crazy rad!
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marshalleefangirl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
making this for an at-home cosplay that me and a few friends of mine are doing. gonna post the picture on here once i finish da costumes! :3
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Word! That sounds like lots of fun! I can't wait to see your pictures.
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doyle0915 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I'm totally doing this!!!!
I'd be a slightly chunky Lemongrab, or female version but alas.
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Yay! I'm sure you'll look awesome!
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doyle0915 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
:D thanks
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shitlordfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Is there any way that I could buy this mask from you because I'm in desperate need for it for my cosplay!
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I'm sorry but I cannot sell it D:
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shitlordfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Thats okay! Luckily, I found some items to start the process of making the mask. Thanks for the tutorial! <3
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StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Awesome! You're very welcome. I bet yours will turn out... ACCEPTABLE.
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