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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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