Would love to see the finished product once done. (It is important that only half is red. It may take some trial & error to achieve this. 1) a couple of coats of modgepodge to the paper mache to seal it (letting each layer dry before applying the next one) and. So what you do is, You create the black wrap, then on one side of it, you attach a piece of a red flat bed sheet that is half the length of the wrap. That red section, is the section that rests over the forearm as shown in the pic. At point B, my left side of my upper body is shown. The bag was a bit lumpy in some areas due to trapped air. AMAZING! Picture 3 shows this together. It then rests upon my forearm of my left arm. He took to Instructables to share his process for making the headdress from a styrofoam head, plaster wrap, polymer clay, and several other items. It wraps down the front of my body and back behind my lower back. This helps keep the long piece in place at the waist. And now, it’s time for some in-progress photos: Get all the details on making the Mola Ram headdress at Instructables. Mola Ram's horns are really smooth and that can be a pain to try to do with papier mache. Look at picture 1 for the sections. These are just animal horns that have curves to them. for that price, I can make it myself. Participated in the Halloween Contest 2017. Creating the helmet-like support is a 2-part process: 1) molding the top of the head and 2) adding the jaw structure. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand. If you have the time, you can even paint your head like Mola Ram's, but you probably won't be able to see it with the helmet on. 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I recommend being careful in this step and taking your time to remove the paper mache from the wire/taped newspaper armature. As previously mentioned, I recommend taking the helmet on and off to ensure that it comes off easily. Using the reference pictures, I started making the bone structure of what would be the nose of the skull. AT ANY POINT, GO TO STEP 5 TO VIEW ALL IMAGES OF THE HELMET FOR REFERENCE! It's important at this point to determine how the horns will be attached to the helmet. The headdress for Mola Ram, the Thuggee high Priest, was an interesting challenge. Best Halloween ever!!! Now that you have the main shape down, you need to add more bone details. Thank you! Place the strip onto the balloon and smooth the strip out nicely. That helps SO much. You don't want too few of layers because when you pop the bottom part of the balloon, Picture 3, it might destroy all the work you just did if it is not rigid enough. Once removed from my head, I put the top of the helmet on a Styrofoam head so that it would continue drying. I'm very excited that you're designing this costume for your husband! Before adding the paper strips to the horn armatures, I recommend covering your working area with newspaper (paper mache can get messy). What I did was, I cut a hole in the cape at point A on the notes on the picture. Cut strips of newspaper, about 4"x 1.5" (The reason why such small strips is that you will provide much stronger support for the helmet by having more sections. By starting red halfway, you can achieve this effect while having the part on the forearm become red on one side/black on the other.) After adding several layers, and ensuring the jaws were rigid and retained the curved shape, I carefully removed the wires from the inside of each jaw before adding more plaster strips to fully cover each jaw. Just attach these to the inside of the base helmet with masking tape. Use Picture 4 as a reference. and then use such mold to add on the other details of the headdress. The headdress started with a helmet-like support to keep the headdress in place. Use picture of Mola Ram as a reference, but the robe can be tricky to understand. The son of a Thuggee priest who had survived the British attempt to eradicate the cult, Mola Ram emigrated from Bengal to Pankot in search of three Sankara Stones. Look at pictures of Mola Ram to see how they look, or just animal horns in general. I found out that making the mold of the top of my head (down until the ear line) achieved this balance. In the last few years, my source of inspiration has been movies that hold a special place in my heart. I kept adding newspaper & tape until achieving a relatively smooth long cone. Please disregard the headdress on the picture below. Just roll up small pieces of newspaper, tape them to the top. Beautiful job!!! After finishing the nose and eye sockets, I tackled the area where the voo-doo head will sit. You should do an Indiana Jones themed party... Then you can try it out. After placing each strip on my head, I pressed on it to ensure it was tight and flush against the bag that covered my hair. The cool thing about using wire hangers during this process is that you have a hook, so feel free to use that to hang the horns up to dry in between each layer of paper mache. 4) I bent the long cone to match the shape of the horns (I recommend looking at pictures from the movie for reference). great work on the headdress and on the instructions! Then it was back to adding foil and masking tape to continue building up the details around the skull structure. Basically, all you are doing is creating three lines at the bottom center for the nasal cavity and two not perfect eye holes using the paper. Once wraps around the left forearm. I'm so inspired by this. When it dries, give it a feel to see if you think it is sturdy enough. 2) widened the base (close to the hook) to the width of the base of the horn (this will be attached to the helmet armature). To get the basic shape of the horns, look at Pictures 1-3. I didn't take many pictures but hopefully the attached help. I pinched the other end of the wire hanger (this will be the point of the horns). He’s been making his own ensembles since 2010, and in 2016, he made Mola Ram from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Subscribe at, on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Mola Ram Headdress How-To, “It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission”, NEW PRODUCT – ESP32-S2-WROVER-I Module with…, Nintendo Switch Charger Protector #3Dprinting…, Adafruit Not Shipping USPS Orders November 11 for…, Raspberry Pi 400 is here! The frame of the headdress is now finished. I kept adding newspaper & tape until achieving a relatively smooth long cone. red sheet Make sure the balloon is around the size of your head.Picture 2 shows the balloon covered in the papier mache.Papier Mache: When the jaws had the curved shape I was looking for, I taped the top part of each jaw to each side of the helmet. Awesome! for that price, I can make it myself. Make sure you use papier mache to secure the jaw bones to the base helmet. Please let me know if you have additional questions. Papier mache them.Paint the entire helmet! Mola Ram was a strong, powerful, influential, and authoritative worshiper of the Hindu Goddess of Death, Kali, and was devoted to conquering the world and ruling it in her name. Also, I smudged my face out since I don't need certain people seeing this tutorial and recognizing me. We'll start with the former. Once all of the layers were dry, I cut each horn at the middle using a serrated knife so I could remove the horn armature (this will reduce the weight of the horn, which you will appreciate once the headdress is on your head). At some point, I realized two things: 1) "one size fits all" does not indeed fit me at all and 2) holy cow!… I used masking tape to secure the newspaper stuffing to the horn structure. All you need is Elmer's glue and some water. I was shown drawings of it by the costume designer. Look at picture 1. I wanted to create a helmet-like support with a snug fit on my head. Archived Thread. For this part, I recommend: 1) looking at pictures from the movie or internet to guide your jaw design and determine the length and angle of the jaw according to your face and 2) place the helmet (once dry) on your head so you can determine the placement of each jaw. After much thought, I ended up doing a new one (which is the one I used to create the above Instructable). Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of this. Paint the eyes/nose with the black acrylic paint. Since it may be hard to follow this via words, I recommend you search for Mola Ram pictures on line to find some where he's holding the heart (this will help tremendously). You need to make two of these, and try to make them somewhat symmetrical. Thank you! 3 years ago. 4) I bent the long cone to match the shape of the horns (I recommend looking at pictures from the movie for reference). Place the wig right behind it, and let the hair flow around the three bones at the top.