Working on my Arrietty cosplay. Nearly finished with the hair piece. Credit for the way the hair clip was constructed goes to lithefider.
HEY LOOK people who credited me for my tutorials! :) This is the clip they are reproducing:
The giant clip (for my Secret World of Arrietty cosplay) is done! It really works too! I’ll put some kind of understructure on the wig ponytail to make sure the clip can not slip off when worn.
All in all it weighs 3.5 ounces, Is made from cardboard, a dowel, Dreamcast cord (for the spring), and superglue/hot glue.
This came out like so way cooler then I thought. It’s so satisfying! Now for figuring out the fake spring and painting / sanding
Giant hair clip in progress. Being made from cardboard and hot melt glue cause that equals cheap and light! :)
Made a spec sheet for this prop - and printed 1 : 1 scale to work off of (this image is sized to 8.5 x 11” paper, just print it to fit the page 100% - the clip is almost 7” tall)
This is for SIZE not an exact pattern, I used this to make mine off of though. To make it work in 3D when you cut it all out, you will have to extend the tops of the ‘Y’ parts of the clip a bit to fit around the 3D-ness of the curve, also extend the bottom of the flat view of the clip (there it curves around the bulge of the clip). As seen here, or you can combine the ‘Y’ parts like this person did.
Feel free to use this ref if you are making a hairclip of your own. :)
PLEASE CREDIT / LINK ME IF YOU POST PICS OF THE FINISHED CLIP! It would be appreciated. Also do not claim the design specs as your own or sell copies of it, if you please.