Jhin

Jhin’s Mask 1

As I worked on his poncho, I was also working on Jhin’s mask. I had never tried paper macheing a balloon to make a mask before, so I thought I’d give that a go.

It was pretty time consuming, to say the least. The paper mache took forever to dry, and by the time I felt it was dry enough to pop the balloon the balloon itself had actually started to shrink in size, pulling the paper mache with it. But I digress.

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After all that hard work, and cutting and trimming the mask into shape etc., I ditched the whole thing.

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I apologise for the blurriness.

Look. Jhin’s mask is flat, not gently curved. It has sharp edges, which I could never replicate with paper mache alone. I should have realised this beforehand, but I think I was just hoping it would all work out. I’m pretty good at that.

But hey, at least I have a spare paper mache mask lying around if I ever need one.

So what have I decided on now? This time, I’m going to be trying pepakura. I found a Jhin mask template of sorts here. I printed it out onto plain A4 paper and am in the long and arduous process of assembling it so that I won’t mess up the real thing (which, big surprise, I haven’t decided how to make yet. Card? Card covered with foam??).

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RIP beautiful, barely finished monstrosity.

The pepakura version definitely looks much better already, but I’m having my doubts about how well it’ll translate into the real thing.

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Look at all the numbers!!!

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You can see the parts where I simply gave up on the gluestick and just roughly taped down wherever was necessary. It’s quite funny, you can almost see where I give up on life a bit ahah.

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