Have you ever wanted to be a dragon? Well that dream may be hard to reach, but you can at least make wing ear cuffs. They are actually fairly easy to make, no resin or polymer clay required.

  • What you need
  • Wire
  • Plastic bag
  • Pliers
  • Puffy paint in your preferred color
  • e-6000
  • krazy glue
  • sharpie
  • popsicle sticks

Step one: The Wing Ear Cuff Base

Start by sectioning off about 8 inches of wire, doubling it and twisting it with a loop at the end. Do not cut the wire off of the roll. Then take that twisted piece and arrange it around your ear to make a stable base. Bend the wire up at the top of your ear and angle the rest of the wire up as much as you can. Arrange the wire to make the three wing bones out of wire. Double and twist the wire and wrap the end at the joint so that it does not show.

Step two- Trace and Cut Out the Wings

Next use your sharpie to trace around the wire to make the skin of the wing. The plastic needs to be double thickness to cover both sides of the wire. Glue the plastic to the wire wing base and to itself. Glue the wire down and then spread the rest of the glue between the two layers, you can use a popsicle stick to help you smooth the air bubbles out for a good seal. Allow the glue to dry for a full 24 hours before proceeding to the next step.

Step three: Fixing the Gaps in your Ear Wings

After 24 hours has passed and the wing ear cuffs have dried enough to not be toxic, patch up any holes or gaps in the seams with a little krazy glue. Hold the two pieces closed for about 30 seconds or until it can hold itself together. Allow the krazy glue to dry for 30 minutes.

Final Step: Paint the Wings

Use the puffy paint to cover up all of the wire visible through the plastic, making sure to cover all of the gaps. Allow one side to dry overnight and paint the other side, and you are done. Optionally, A hole punch could be used to make wounds or piercings in the wings and jump rings can be added to make loop earrings, or you can even add normal earrings and patch with krazy glue or E-6000 to heal the wing ear cuff.

Welcome back to my Five Nights at Freddy’s phone guy mask tutorial. If you did not read part one, please do not continue any further as this post will not be of much use to you. You can check out part one on my blog page.

Making the phone of your phone guy mask

For this you will need some cardboard tubes, I used two toilet paper tubes and a paper towel tube, however you can buy tubes on amazon here if you prefer, then you will have the box you need as well! Cut your paper towel tube open and stuff it with the brown paper that you can purchase here. After your tube is stuffed to desired thickness, cut both toilet paper tubes and stick them on either end of the paper towel tube at an angle so it looks like the ends of the phone. Tape them down with some duct tape and stuff them as well. Then bind it closed with your duct tape and put it aside.

Assembling the phone head

  

Now that you have all your pieces ready to go, it is time to assemble the phone. Take your side flap pieces and put the long part along one side of the phone head back piece, leaving the top open and a gap at the bottom. Tape it securely to the back piece edge to edge with duct tape, bending the cardboard at the bend where the flap is at the bottom of the phone head, making sure to smooth out any air bubbles that appear. Do the same to the other side piece, securing it at the side and bottom with tape. Then put your front piece on and secure it with tape as well. Cut out a piece to put on the top gap and tape down as well, so you have a place to glue down your phone! Speaking of which, secure your phone down to the top of the box with a bit of E6000.

Cutting out a place for your head

 

So after you have securely taped everything, you need a way to actually wear what you made. Take your boxcutter and cut a hole in the bottom to put your head through. Make sure it is wide enough for you to easily slip on and off without getting hurt or stuck, but with enough on the sides for your mask to rest on your shoulders. This is why your glue needed to be dry on the dial before you put it together, the superglue we are using has potentially toxic fumes when wet. You can add some glue to the underside of the tape so it seals it in.

Painting your phone head

Your dial looks pretty great, but what about the rest of your mask? Now is the time we make it look less like cardboard and more like phone guy. Use this white paint as a base coat and completely coat everything, including under the phone and under the box that rests on your shoulders. This makes it easier to paint over your duct tape and gives it a better finish. This red paint you can purchase here was a good red that worked beautifully on this project, beware that you will need two bottles. Be careful not to paint your dial, and get under the phone as best as you can!

Extra touches to fix minor problems on your phone head 

One flaw I noticed in my design was that the head tended to fall forward.  To solve this problem, I simply taped some foam in the back of the head that made it stay upright. I recommend using these foam roll thingies to help you stabilize your phone head. That is it for this tutorial, if you tried it feel free to email me how yours turned out.

This somewhat simple mask was inspired by Phone guy from Five Nights at Freddy’s by Scott Cawthon. I always liked the phone guy, and I decided this mask would be a fun tutorial to make for halloween, or to set up on my desk and look creepy!

You will need

Cutting the box to size for your phone guy base

    

Start by cutting the box apart. Cut the top flaps off first. The bottom flaps on the short side panels MUST stay attached to the short side panels. Cut the long side cardboard pieces out, and on one of them trace the base of the phone, large enough to fit over your head and completely cover. Then take the other large piece of cardboard and trace and cut it to match the other piece. For the dial, I took a round bowl and traced it in the center of my front panel, where my face will be, and cut it out with my boxcutter. I also cut some thin strips of cardboard about a half inch wide out of an old box that once held valentines.

Working on your dial of the phone

     

Start by drawing 9 circles on the cardboard dial for your phone guy mask. Do not be afraid if you misplaced them, you will be using paint to cover up your mistakes once your dial is together. Use your boxcutter and very carefully cut out your circles. you may wish to use an Exacto instead, which you can purchase here. Leave room for a triangle piece to go on the dial, which is a pizza slice shape and will be the piece that you use to pick the numbers. Glue your triangle down with some E600. Once your holes are cut out, use some washi or painter’s tape to tape the thin cardboard to the dial, all the way around. It’s okay to go into the phone dial holes with the tape, you will be removing it later.

Detailing your Phone Dial

Once secured, use your E600 all the way around the inside of the dial and seams where the thin cardboard meets. Let it fully dry for several hours before you proceed to remove the tape and paint it silver. After the paint is dry, take your black see through cloth and glue it to the inside of the dial with E600. Let dry before you attach it to the front piece of your phone head where you cut the dial out of. I taped it from the inside with my washi tape and glued it all along the outside of the front. After the glue dries, you can leave the tape there if you want for added stability.

Stay tuned for part 2!