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How to make Nakigitsune's mask (with templates)

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[Materials for making templates]
-Drawing paper 5sheets
-Scotch tape(Sellotape) 1piece
-Packaging tape(parcel tape) 1piece

[Main materials]
-EVA foam
→3mm thick 100cm X 30cm
-Liquid super glue 1piece
-Hot melt(glue gun) 10pieces
-Elastic cord 1piece

[Painting materials]
1.When undercoat is Gesso
-Gesso 50ml
-Paintbrush 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) or acrylic paint proper quantity*

2.When undercoat is Wood glue thinned with water
-Wood glue 50ml
-Water a little
-Paintbrush 1piece
-Paper cup, bowl etc 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) proper quantity*

3.When undercoat is Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan)
-"Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan) 50ml
-lacquer thinner 50ml
-Paintbrush 1piece
-Paper cup, bowl etc 1piece
-lacquer paint(Bottle lacquer paint, Lacquer Spray etc) proper quantity*

*The paiting area is written in the package, refer it. Details are here.

Materials cost
1000Yen (about 130Yen = 1dollar)

-Writing implement(Pencil,eraser,ballpoint,Magic Marker,ruler)
-Box cutter etc(Use also a "Pro blade" and a "Blade breaker")
-Cutting mat
-Hot melt(glue gun)
-Paint tools (brush etc)
-Punch and hammer

Convenient tools when you have
-Standard art knife,Cushion grip art knife
-Super glue Accelerator

Work time

Weight 18g

Template data
PDF format(A4 size)

How to download & print
Read this.

Additional explanation
-After printing, it becomes easy to use by sticking it on Drawing paper with spray glue.
-Size:Free size
-Mentions of "x1","x2" etc are the numbers of sheets.
(If you need both arms or both legs etc, cut the number of double.)
-Mentions of "2mm" , "5mm" etc are thickness of EVA foam.

Completion image
Caution Bellow photo is a image photo aftet completing.
Caution Don't print bellow photo.
Caution Read "How to print".

Attention in the work
-When you uses a thing including the thinner(Bond, lacquer thinner etc) or spray, make good ventilation.
And wear a gas mask.

-When you toast mterials etc, make good ventilation.
And don't breathe smoke, don't put smoke in your eyes.

-When you dig mterials etc with Soldering iron, make good ventilation.
And don't breathe in smoke, don't put smoke in your eyes.

-Don't use fire near the things which are easy to burn such as paint, thinner etc.

-When you finished using tools, pull an outlet.

-Read labels of materials and tools, and understand how to use.

-If accedents happens, it's self-responsibility. Keep safety environment.

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Make the template
Make Templates from Drawing paper.
When you want to know how to make Templates, browse this page.
When you make Templates of the head, use a mannequin head.

Repeat cutting and pasting.

Repeat cutting and pasting.

Cut open.

Copy to new Drawing paper and make a fair copy.

Assemble the fair copy.

Repeat cutting and pasting.

When you make a ideal from, cut open it. Use it.

Cut material into the Templates form.
Cut out 1.5mm or 2mm thick EVA foam.

EVA foam is soft material.
You can process it easily.
Other names are EVA board, EVA zote, Craft foam etc.
Cosplayers all over the world use this.
It's sold in Amazon or AliExpress etc.

Introduction video

Use a sharp blade. For example, "Pro Blade".
This is so sharp.
←10枚入り ←50枚入りお得パック

I always use "Running fire box cutter","Blade breaker",Cutting mat.
"Blade breaker" can break the blade easily.

Use Standard art knife or Cushion grip art knife to cut small ornaments etc, too.
Standard art kinfe is for 1.5mm thickness and 3mm thickness.
Cushion grip art knife is for 5mm thickness and 10mm thickness.



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価格:418円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)


コスプレボード 白3mm×660mm×1000mm
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価格:2464円(税込、送料別) (2019/10/23時点)


Mark holes on the Templates.

I finished marking.

Glue with a Liquid super glue.
When you use a Super glue Accelerator, Hardening speed becomes fast.
(Smoke may be generated. Don't breathe in the smoke and don't put in eyes.)

Super glue accelerator makes hardening time short.
It's so useful.
Watch this video.

When you use 100ml, you can make a armorset or about two, three weapons.
←100ml ←420ml

Glue with a Liquid super glue.

I finished glueing.

Cut 1.5mm or 2mm thick EVA foam thin.

Glue with a Liquid super glue.

Make the edges smooth with a Soldering iron (Don't breathe in the smoke, be careful a burn).
Or, cut it by edged tools.
(Actually I used fire, but it's dangerous method. I recommend a Soldering iron
If accedents happens, it's self-responsibility)

Reinforce by heaping a Hot melt(glue gun) on the backside of glueing places.


Glue a broken piece of material. Hold it in painting.
(Cut it off after painting.)

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Begin painting.
At first, paint undercoat on EVA foam.
The effects are as follows.

-Color becomes well.
-It becomes hard to come off.
-Gloss comes out well.
-You can save quantity of the paint.

This is easy.

-It's usable just to paint with a paint brush.
-Gesso don't contain thinner, then you can use it in the room.
-You can use also Acrylic paint.
-There are several colors one, white black etc.

-It's easy to come off than Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan).
 Then, use this for weapons and armors without moving parts.
-The gross is smaller than Thinned "Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan).

【Commodities page】
Gesso or Black Gesso

Lacquer Spray or Bottle lacquer paint or acrylic paint

2.Wood glue thinned with water
This is so easy.

-Someone can get
-Someone can use easy

-Drying time is a little long.

【Commodities page】

3."Bond G17"(one of liqud glue in Japan)
This is dangerous method, it's most likely happening fire.
I wrote about this method as a archive,
However I don't recommend this.
I don't use this method now, I use other method now.
If accedents happens, it's self-responsibility.

-It'st hard to peel off.
-It can use for PVC pipe or plastic sheets.

-"Bond G17" is japanese commodity. Then you can't get it easily.
-It needs thinner, then you must work outdoors.
-It burns easily.
Don't use fire until drying, because "Bond G17" burns easily. Don' use a Lighter etc until drying.
The parts will be charred in seconds.

【Commodities page】
"Bond G17"(one of sticky glue in Japan) thined with lacquer thinner

-About paint
I use following paint.

You can use acrylic paint, when you use Gesso.

・About mask
In spray painting or lacquer painting, use a mask for painting.
↑フィルタ付きセット商品 ←替えフィルタ

I use "Zoukei be-su" as undercoat this time.
But it's sold only in Japan.
Substitute Gesso or Wood glue thinned with water.

Paint "Zoukei be-su" twice with a brush.

Paint black with Lacquer Spray.

Paint gold of Bottle lacquer paint with a paint brush.

When you paint Bottle lacquer paint, use a paintbrush, cups, panint sticks, thinner.

After painting
Cut Elastic cord.

Make hole with a Punch.


Reinforce the tie.
Heap with a Hot melt(glue gun).


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