Pimp my dress form; redux.

Meet Josephine, my new head form.

Id actually planned her way before Onda because I wanted a head bust in a larger size (23") but didn't want to pay crazy bank for one. She started out as an aluminum foil head, and I was going to cover it in sculpy.

As I worked on Onda, I decided to do Josephine the same way, but used linen strips for the cover. I know she looks like a mummy, but I like the basic shape and no face.

She can wear a hat and thats what matters. I like the looks so much that Im re-shooting all the hats in my etsy store.

Onda is almost finished. Im piecing the back of her now because I ran out of the green linen. I was listening to The Mighty Wind Soundtrack (because its awesome) while I was painting Onda in glue and I realized, "Im sick of this glue stuff." I cant wait until shes done.

This was way too much work.

2 comments:

  1. The Folkways Anthology and the Mighty Wind soundtrack?? Awesome taste in music.

    Your mannequin head reminds me that I need to go unearth my pictures of church lady hats from the museum in Victoria, Texas.

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  2. I'm really impressed with both your head form and Onda. I've been thinking of making one of these for a while. I have a commercial form (Vera) and although her measurements match mine, she isn't curved in the same places as me, so I can't use her to fit. Your technique looks like the perfect way to get the smoothness of a commercial form, but without the expense of a custom made one. I know it's been a massive amount of work for you, but I bet that next time you use Onda to get the perfect fit, you'll be very pleased you persisted. I'm off to look at your Etsy store, your hats are brilliant!

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