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Mouth of Sauron tutorial 1 by InKibus Mouth of Sauron tutorial 1 by InKibus
Part 2- [link]
Part 3- [link]
Part 4- [link]
Part 5- [link]
Part 6- [link]
And please go here for other costume tutorials as well.

PLEASE READ THIS DESCRIPTION ALONG WITH THE IMAGE, IT'S PART OF THE TUTORIAL! :D
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Journal Entry with all the costume instructions and links- [link] ... LIKE THE GARMENTS AND SWORD.

And FULLVIEW. It's huge, sorry, but very descriptive.
Part 1

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Start your helmet/mask by constructing a headband/rest.
I based mine around the seating element to a welder's helmet, since there masks are rather front heavy.
Make it several wide straps around your head, and make it comfy. I used a plastic like fiber-glass board, very flexible.
Secure pieces with stitches of upholstery thread and then tape over top of that.

Get a cheap half-face mask, and make the headband and the mask combine to fit your face.
Star adding more sheeting to secure it, keep stitching too.
Then start enforcing the face with wire all over, I used bits of coat a hanger wire. Stitch that down, and along 'stitch' it down with jewelry wire.
Constantly make sure it fits your face! It will shift.
WATCH OUT, LOT'S OF POINTY WIRES.
Also make heavy-wire loops down the side of your face, for the cheek plates.
Secure! Secure! Secure! Lots of upholstery thread, wire, and then tape to smooth it all over.
Next stitch FIBERGLASS CLOTH OVER THE WHOLE THING.
Lots of fuzzy fray ends, stitch it secure and as taut as possible.
Your eyeholes will be covered up, sorry.
Then cut pieces of fiberglass board for enforcing pieces to stich on.
Bridge the nose and forehead area with one, and enforce the forehead and cheek areas. Do not bulge out where your eyes are though, that'll remain sunk it. Done't use tape at this point, it is useless.
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Part 2 coming up!
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FrauleinNinja Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
This is so great!! My dream cosplay is the Witch King of Angmar, in the next few years when I make it, this will be VERY helpful!!
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InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sorry about the late response, but thank you and I think this tutorial would help even more! :D
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FrauleinNinja Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Oooh thanks!
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xsamixsalsax Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
what was the brand of stuff you used to make the base straps for the helmet support? im building a helmet that is based off of frodo's ork helmet and it needs to be very sturdy but i wasnt sure what to use to start the base :)
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InKibus Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sorry about the delayed reply! The base material was some fort of flexible fiber-glass sheeting material. It didn't have a real 'name', there was just a mountain of sheets of it for sale.
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xsamixsalsax Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
its ok! thanks so much for getting back :)
i found something that was similar, a kind of pvc sheeting or something that worked fairly well, so hopefully it will hold for the rest of the work XD
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Chocolate-Chibi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
I'm planning on making this costume myself, I'm just curious as to how heavy your version is, since you're using solid wood.

Though I'm going to be heavily referencing this tutorial though~

I'm also curious if I could ask where you got such good reference of the Mouth's Helmet! D: I've looked around and I can't find very much!
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InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hello! :wave:
Well, I remeber my helmet was a few pounds. I would have to weigh it to be sure.
Holding it, think of like a profession motorcyle helmet; surprisingly heavy, but
one it's one your head, it distributes well.

For refernce of picture, I am sure if you have the ROTK EE discs, go to the costume galleries and observe every detail.
And as nuerotic as it is, I watch the whole MoS sequence on slow-mo several times to see the setting of the helmet and how the head moved. (He jerks his head around so much, it's surprising how much detail in lost.)
And you probably have gone to my included link here with the whole journal write up- [link]
At the VERY BOTTOM I have include links to the best MoS screencaps, and site that even include some of the makeup and the Helmet Runes.
If you still need screencaps, I have many and will happily email them to you, just
note me. ;)
Hope this helps, and best of luck to thee!
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artimake Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008   Traditional Artist
Great. I have to read through all the parts. Would you consider posting this to :iconthelotrclub: it is a new club and active.

:-)
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InKibus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
I would love to post it to the group! Thank you for reading through and asking me! I am joining now. And I will submit some of my other costume work also. :D
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