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How do I make a bat head?

 
 
Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 03:07 pm
Mo wants to be a bat -- NOT BATMAN -- for Halloween this year.

I found some cool bat(man) (don't tell) wings that pop out when you pull the ripcord that he thinks are cool. I figure I can put him in some black sweats and call it done except for the face.

I was thinking I could modify a dog mask or a rat mask - something with a snout mask - to make into a bat face but I'm striking out on finding anything. I was thinking it would be cool to make it more like a hat that had a bat face than a mask but I'm kind of stumped.

Any ideas on how to make a big ole bat head?
 
mismi
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 03:17 pm
@boomerang,
I would paint his face black put plether ears on a head band and buy those dog snouts - you should be able to get one at Party City or something...

or...you could just glue plether ears to a black baseball cap and paint his face black...that's what I'd do...my kids would think that was cool.
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 03:23 pm
@boomerang,
Find a straight-on view of a photo of a bat head.
Print it or cut it out and make it the size of about 8 x 10. (maybe someone you know has a printer or graphics program)
Back it with construction paper or cardboard.
Cut out eyes nose and mouth fitted to the location of the person who will be wearing it.
Attach an elastic or rubber band and staple it to the back of the mask.
Put it on the child and see what needs adjusting or trimming so they can breathe, talk and see properly
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 03:25 pm
@mismi,
I've been looking everywhere for those snouts and can't find one. Party city, huh? I'll have to see if I can find one of those.

Maybe I'm just looking too early. Halloween is a HUGE deal in my neighborhood and I'm trying to get a jump start on things.
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 03:27 pm
@Ragman,
That sounds pretty easy. I have a photoshop and a good printer so I could probably do it. I'd like it to be a little more 3-D though. Maybe I could print out side views and put it together like a cone type thing......
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mismi
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 03:30 pm
@boomerang,
http://www.orientaltrading.com/ui/browse/processRequest.do?demandPrefix=12&sku=70/2588&mode=Searching&erec=2&D=noses&Ntt=noses&Ntk=all&Dx=mode%2bmatchallpartial&Ntx=mode%2bmatchallpartial&N=0&requestURI=processProductsCatalog&sd=12+Dog+Noses

Dog noses - you could paint...but they only sell by bulk there...still $5.99 though...still looking.
mismi
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 03:33 pm
@mismi,
http://www.anytimecostumes.com/costumes/nose.html

I don't know anything about this place though.
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 03:35 pm
@boomerang,
Does it have to be a whole bat head? Or would a hood and mask work?

http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/LESSONS/pics/masks.jpg
http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/LESSONS/hallo_2.htm

http://images.craigslist.org/1fa1491gdZZZZZZZZZ89s09fcb2d6d3531d1d.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/1fa1491gdZZZZZZZZZ89s09fcb2d6d3531d1d
http://www.costumeshopper.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/55870a.jpg
http://www.costumeshopper.com/masks-halloween-costumes.html
mismi
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 03:42 pm
http://www.partycity.com/cgi-bin/parties/accessories.cgi?thepartytype=&parties=Halloween&productstype=Animal&originaltype=Themes

FINALLY - I thought they would have them...
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 03:42 pm
@boomerang,
hmmm..... bat faces are so different from one another..... they sometimes look dogish, sometimes foxish or mouseish.
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TilleyWink
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 03:46 pm
@boomerang,
Paper mache over a ballon blown up enough as to cover your face. When it drys cut out eyes, nose and paint it. You can use that instant paper mache is a jar you can buy at a craft store.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 03:53 pm
@Foxfyre,
Yeah!!! Something like that:

http://images.craigslist.org/1fa1491gdZZZZZZZZZ89s09fcb2d6d3531d1d.jpg

Maybe I need to look under decorations instead of masks!

He hasn't suggested any particular species of bat, little k, so I think I'll be okay with whatever I come up with.

I have a hard time believing that with all those fake noses there is not one bat!
littlek
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 03:55 pm
@boomerang,
There is an upsetting lack of bat paraphanelia out there.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 04:04 pm
Papier Mache?
mismi
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 04:06 pm
@DrewDad,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papier-m%C3%A2ch%C3%A9
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 04:18 pm
@mismi,
Yes, that is to what I was referring.

Easy to use 1/2 white glue, 1/2 water, shred in some paper and then use it like modeling clay. Just squish out the glue/water mixture to get the desired consistency.

Don't try to force-dry the stuff though.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 04:21 pm
http://www.costumersnetwork.com/proddetail.php?prod=FW8546V

http://halloweencostumes4all.com/prods/h4u52328.html

http://www.wondercostumes.com/index.cfm/CN_136-3/bat_hairy_beast_mask-ptbhbm.html
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 04:22 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:
Maybe I'm just looking too early.

Shocked
early, a local store is already putting up it's christmas tree displays, you're too late
Very Happy
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 04:27 pm
I wish he would just be a ghostbuster again. That I can make. I have a hughly elaborate ghostbuster outfit on hand.

I don't think I'm quite talented enough with paper mache to make a mask that would conform to any kind of safety and comfort requirements.

I would really like something like something like a rubber/latex mask that I could stretch over his old bike helmet so it didn't even cover his face.
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 04:29 pm
@DrewDad,
DrewDad! Those are great!!!! Okay, so the second one is $150.00 and I'm really glad I checked the price before I showed it to Mo because he would totally love that. That one from wondercostumes just might do the trick! Thanks!!!
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