Above left: This queer- looking piece is defines the width of brow and head. The protrusion on the left is attached to the “brow” of the headband and the u- shaped cutout has to be broad enough for the headband to fit into (btw heads are not round from the overhead angle but oval. Keep trying it on and cutting it out until it fits).
Now the “wings” are attached to the outsides of the headband (see above right). Their place on the headband defines the position of the helmet´s side“wings” (in ancient egypt the “nemes”- headdress was behind the ears, with this helmet they are in front of them so the wearer´s ears will be invisible).
For the face I use an off-the-shelves venecian carnival mask. Perhaps sometimes I´ll sculpt my own but for now this is what I get.
Then the outer rims are cut to shape to define the helmet´s front silhouette.
Make the winged part (above left) big enough to be able to cut it into shape while trying it on again and again. I needed more than a few paper templates before the thing fit satisfactorily.
Then the helmet´s lower rim at the back of the head is attached (above right). The strip must be long enough to give an aesthetic curvature (which is a considerably behinfd the head). The mask is now attached to the headband.
Ok, that was a complicated explanation- hope what I´m writing here makes any sense to you...