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Scratchman's Helmet Tutorial by ScratchTheMan Scratchman's Helmet Tutorial by ScratchTheMan
Tutorial on how I went about creating my helmet.

Didn't actually take many photos during the actual process, but I hope this helps everyone that's thinking about cosplaying Doc Scratch.
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Highblood-Gamzee Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Does anyone know where I can buy a white globe like that in the UK?
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ProblematicCat Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait so if you put paint on the tape you can still see through it?
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K-azoo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Homestuck cosplay.
It's so easy!
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SethImmortal Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So you need to just turn your helmet around for photos but walk with the rectangle of unpainted part in the front?
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Aczom2 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I found the globe you used. The only review is about how well it worked for a costume so it's probably a safe bet.
www.1000bulbs.com/product/7579…
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etmoonshade Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I don't know if it's the globe this person used, but it's certainly the one I used; that's my review. :P
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RomanoLover12 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Where did you get the globe?
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marshalleefangirl Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How, exactly, does it work for you to get the correct look without noticeable eyeholes, or is that just in pictures? 
I'm thinking about being Doc Scratch for my next con, but I, personally, don't see how unpainted bits in a clear globe are going to appear white. 
That is me. I'm science. And I question everyone and everything. 
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Omega1300 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Can you breathe in this thing?
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SachielOne Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
I wonder if some MMA head gear might make an easier to find substitute for that leather head case...
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CHERUBIM101 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
i'm working on my doc scratch cosplay...
and i had a question, if i purchase a clear globe and paint them, would my eyes be showing where i left the view strip?
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ScratchTheMan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
This sometimes happens, but what matters is whether or not people can see your face when it's flipped around for a photo :)
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CHERUBIM101 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
thanks 4 ur help!
here's how my cosplay turned out :) ohyeahaskthefelt.tumblr.com/po…
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xDisturbedChildrenx Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question did you get a clear plastic head or a see through white one?
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myloveXD Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Hey there! I'm planning on helping my friend with a Doc Scratch cosplay, but which bulb should I buy?? Thank you!! :D
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Wint3r-S Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Wint3r-S Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After searching on 1000bulbs I somehow managed to stumble upon the sphere you bought (I know this due to a review I saw on the said product).

[link] Here is the product if you were looking for it.
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vladimirmasters Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wait do you paint where the tape was at all? or does it stay clear? (im sorry im a little confused)
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yutiree Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
wait so were you able to see out of the globe prior to painting and thats why you taped over it or did you cut out a hole in the globe? i cant tell if that's tape or your nose
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Twighlight-Maiden Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
okay so because of the viewing strip thing, you can see? like, on the outside it just looks solid white but on the inside you can actually see out at people?
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ScratchTheMan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Yup! To be honest the way I have mine set into the helmet makes it to where I can only stare down at people's feet and I have to tilt backward to look into their faces.

Honestly, it's become common practice among scratch cosplayers to simply keep their helmets off unless their taking a photo (which I usually end up doing because when I'm not getting a photo taken I'm busy busy busy).
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Twighlight-Maiden Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh cool. Thanks for lettin me know! I have a friend who is working on cosplaying Scratch and we've been stuck on the head. We'd never run into any Scratch cosplayers to ask either. But again thank you and it looks so awesome
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uncannyProtecter Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? Omg I need to have mine set up the same way!That'd be good for my posture! I slouch....
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uannoymedie Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Das cool, bro.
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Galactic-Savior Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I used this for my cosplay of the guy (well, girl, it was genderbent), and it was amazingly useful! ; u; Thanks so much!
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etmoonshade Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
This is appreciated. I might have to look at the way you built the head mounting to improve my own headglobe.
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androssganon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
how were you able to breathe?
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ScratchTheMan Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
With my mouth and nose.

No but seriously, It's actual nicely ventilated and breathing is a non-issue.
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nekokyuuketsuki Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
How much did this cost in total?
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ScratchTheMan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
In total it was about $90, the bulk of the cost being the globe itself (at 70-80 dollars)
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oneAWKWARDbird Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the ONE THING that keeps bugging me about this is the viewing strip. So the globe starts out clear, you apply the tape, and then paint over it--wouldn't that leave a clear strip blatantly visible after removing the tape? i'm sorry if it's obvious but i just don't see how the surface somehow looks visibly opaque in your results.
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ScratchTheMan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Yes. It would leave a strip visible. You turn the globe around for photos. But if you just want to wear it, you can keep the strip forward.
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oneAWKWARDbird Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh wow that really was obvious >.< heheh thank you xD
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TheGreatSaffron Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where did you get that leather headcase? I've done all manner of google searches but haven't found anything resembling whats in the picture. I have tons of foam so I'm not worried about that.
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MintyStitch Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
/late post
I would like that the headcase would be something from, let's say, a bicycle helmet! That's what I'm planning on using.
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TheGreatSaffron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm, that's a great idea, gonna have to run to walmart at some point to buy a cheap one
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MintyStitch Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just don't go this Friday haha!
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TheGreatSaffron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeek. That would be a nightmare.
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ScratchTheMan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Honestly, I have no idea where it originally comes from, It's somthing my friend happened to have on him. I know it's usually used in Mandolorian helmets.
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TheGreatSaffron Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh well, I guess I'll figure out something to use. Great tutorial btw. I was planning on buying a white globe and cutting out a window lined with white wire mesh, but this makes more sense.
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Iyou Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
I'm a little confused. Where is the viewing strip in your final photos? Do you rotate it to the back of your head for photos and then rotate it back to the front when you have to walk/see?
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ScratchTheMan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Yep, I rotate the thing before photos.
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WolfDeityProductions Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Have you tried some kind of white fabric for over the viewing port?
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ScratchTheMan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Yes and even the thinnest fabrics like Organza leave me with a misty vision and a very poor streamlined white effect.

Flipping it about has served me well thus far.
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JoydStryfing Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
That's the point of the tutorial, I think.
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Mishiika Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Okay, call me clueless, but...I can't figure out how you made the head-hole for it. x_x
It looks like you cut it, but how do you figure out what size/what do you use to cut it?
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ScratchTheMan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
To add to Phantom's post, I ordered my globe with a pre-set 5'inch hole and drilled around said hole until it fit my head.

I don't think you can buy a globe without a pre-cut hole, but if you can then DON'T. If you try making your own hole without having a pre-cut base to work off of you'll run the risk of splitting the globe apart or cracking it.
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Phantom-Shadow Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconscratchtheman: doesn't log on often. I'm talking to him and figured I'd help you out.

The size of the hole varies on the person. Use a plastic cutting dremmel to cut out the hole in the bottom of the globe.(Make sure to wear a mask and be safe. It's toxic.) Start with a hole that is around 6 inches across in diameter. (You can make the hole bigger if this is too small. (Though, you don't want to make it to big or you will loose the globe effect.) If you can find out the circumference of your head by some manner then you can take that and trace it down onto the globe. (I hope that helps somewhat?)
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Mishiika Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Thank you both so much! That's incredibly helpful.
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Tishuuue Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
ahh gosh i'm planning on doing a fem doc scratch and this is just what i needed ohh thank you thank you!! <3___<3
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