Make A Glowing Anglerfish Helmet #ElectronicHalloween
Anglerfish are awesome and creepy, which makes them perfect for Halloween! Enjoy this tutorial by VonRainowpants who got her basic concept from an instructable by laernmoer.
Blow up a balloon and imagine putting your head inside of it. Is it big enough? Good, because you’re going to want to wear thing thing and be a sexy lady anglerfish allll night.
Now get a Sharpie and start planning your design. I found that the nipple-thingy where the rubber band had been attached was really useful for finding the center of the balloon. I figured out roughly where I might place the mouth, eyes, fins, tail, and hidden places for ventilation. No one likes sweaty mask-face.
After doing this, I went away for a few days, and when I came back, the red balloon had deflated some. Luckily I had 3 more, so I saved it for reference, blew up another one, and got to the paper mache-ing.
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