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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 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
What type of glue did you use for glueing the foam?
StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner 1 day ago
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... :'<
Ponchies Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
That's okay :>
Do you think a hot glue gun would help?
StarkRavingMaddie Featured By Owner 1 day ago
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)
DefiantTeemo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  New member Student Photographer
Did you use a stretchy fabric or was it just normal fabric?
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. 
DefiantTeemo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  New member Student Photographer
Okay thanks :D
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…
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.. 
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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