Shredder has been battling the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles since 1984. He’s had a few different looks, and Glitzy Geek Girl decided to make a costume based on the animated series from the late ’80s. Since she made the armor from craft foam, the whole project ended up being very affordable. The base of the helmet is a foam construction style hat. Here’s how she assembled it:
I used is a kid’s construction helmet from Hobby Lobby. It’s made out of foam so of course it’s suuuuper light weight. I made a pattern out of paper and tape to figure out how I wanted the spikes to look. Shredder’s helmet is kinda boring in the cartoon (it’s very flat) so I took some creative freedom here. I wanted it to be more angular like his newer helmets.
I traced my pattern onto more sheet foam and glued it onto the helmet. Then I trimmed the front bill and added a point in the middle.
Next I made the side and back panels out of foam and glued them to the inside of the helmet. Then I gesso’d it.
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