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Bobble Head Joe Thornton Costume

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Bobble Head Joe Thornton Costume

The final product.

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Photo #1 - The final product. Photo #2 - Stage one. Paper mache over chicken wire. Photo #3 - Painting the head.
Costume type:  Costumes for Girls
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for girls entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Julia, the 'Bobble Head Joe Thornton' costume creator:

My daughter Alexandra is wearing the costume. It was her idea to be a bobble head and since she loves the San Jose Sharks Hockey team she thought it would be perfect to be Joe Thorton.
The head was formed out of chicken wire and we put paper mache over it
Inside the head are giant exercise rubber bands attached to a bike helmet to provide the bounce and bobble.
The base is made out of styrofoam, cut in half so she could walk. it is hollowed out with bottomless boots glued on to the styrofoam.

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#1 comment by Yvonne August 26, 2014

Hi there! Love the bobblehead!!!! I have a question about the elastic attachment to the head.....does the elastic attach from the top of the hockey helmet to somewhere along the side of the bobblehead? So the bobblehead is not resting on the helmet? I'm actually making one and looking for some advice please and thanks!! Ive included my email in the form box below. Yvonne

#2 comment by Julia August 26, 2014

The elastic is attached through a little less than mid way through the head. It will depend on the person and size of the paper mache head. You need to make sure person can still see out of the mouth but at the same time the paper head is still short enough so it does not rest on the persons shoulders when they wear it. Otherwise, it will not bobble. The bands are zip tied to the paper macho head on the inside and then fastened to the bike helmet with duct tape. The paper mache head does not rest on the helmet. Hope this helps

#3 comment by Yvonne August 27, 2014

Hello again!
Quick Q's...how many layers of paper mache did you use, and did you mache the inside as well? I'm a bit concerned about weight and the elastics pulling the wire away from the mache towards the helmet....hence wondering if you matched both sides of the wire. Thank you again!

#4 comment by Julia August 28, 2014

Didn't really count the layers. It was pretty thick. At least 3 or 4? Thick enough to not cave but still pretty light. You actually pull out the chicken wire out once the head is dry. It came out pretty easy. You can use wadded up paper and masking tape or duct tape to form further molds (like nose, eyebrows, etc.)

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