"No one can catch us! No one can stop us now!"
Because with 5G just around the corner, tinfoil hats (aka Faraday cages) are officially in-style... Actually, I'm gonna try to go as Micolash for Halloween. :D
'TRY' because success all depends on getting my super scammy "HP 8600 E-AIO Pro" inkjet printer back in-service (with the warranty up, $120 print-head jamming, and $30-ish ink-cartridges running out before I can even finish testing the machine ಠ__ಠ ) soon enough that I can actually hand-build this 60-page monster project in time!! D:
I normally don't like to include the bare models in my papercraft packages, but if I don't include an STL (or the like) then Thingiverse won't let me upload just a PDO or PDF even though those files DO still represent a real Thing that can be made from them. Stupid Thingiverse...... So, I've only included the version of the 3D-model that I actually did some work on to prepare it for papercraft. The original (which was extracted from the game itself, and all credit for its creation goes to the 3D-modellers working at From Software during Bloodrborne's development!) had many, many open-edged shapes that overlapped each other. I made it all one solid piece, with still a few glitches here and there that shouldn't be a problem for anyone desiring to 3D-print this bizarro headgear. Those glitches weren't even a problem for Pepakura, and that software is WAY more finicky than a 3D-printing slicer.
I'm finding that designing for 3D-printing is way easier than designing for papercraft, which I've been doing since 2011. In other words: I learned the hard stuff first! @___@
USE YOUR INKJET! OUR OLD-FASHIONED INKJETS FEEL UNLOVED! BUT THEY DESERVE BETTER / MORE CREDIT THAN WE GIVE THEM! <3
normal 110lbs cardstock paper
Improvise paper cubes out of scrap material as you build, and embed them in shapes with large flat faces that might otherwise flex or cave-in.
I set the glue-tabs to 5mm wide because wider glue-tabs, despite eating up paper, effectively doubles the thickness of the paper wherever two faces meet. This makes the finished build significantly stronger without doing ANY extra work! It's still only paper, though. I DO NOT recommend attempting to build this Pepakura template out of foam-board; the pieces are way too small and you'll just drive yourself crazy. 3D-print the darn thing (at minimum 34.18in tall for good fit on average-height adults) if you don't want to deal with post-processing a paper model-----i.e. paper-mache and/or fiberglass-resin application.