Iron Man MK2 Faceplate

by | May 9, 2013 | Lifestyle

So I had a few styrofoam cups lying around and I was thinking about what I could do with them, I didn’t feel like throwing them away.
styrofoam cup

Since I’ve been reading up on Pepakura (japanese for paper craft) and looking at how people have been making costumes identical to movies and games they love. There’s entire forums such as or where hobbyists and fans communicate and talk about their builds.

So the first thing I grabbed was the Iron Man helmet, ofcourse the helmet is a lot more than the pieces below and due to the limited area of the styrofoam cup.. I decided to do just the faceplate.

Downloaded, printed and cut the pieces out for the faceplate on paper.
iron man mk2 faceplate

The opened up the cup but cutting the bottom away and then a line from top to bottom to straighten it out. The use the stencil you created to cut the pieces out of the foam,
Foam Cup cut and somewhat flattened

Assemble using the pepakura designer for reference parts, and viola!

Finished Faceplate

Ofcourse, its snug.. when making a model that you’d like to use with your costume always add 1-2 inches to your face height.

On my Face!

Happy Pepping! or Pep-foaming.


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