Jun 27, 2012 - Re: A Pair of Bat Cowl Sculpts in Progress . . .#26
@BatTexan: Your plan sounds like it is very effective. I would think a crown (and a couple of other) measurements would be all you need. Thanks for sharing.
These will be latex, Vinchenzo (answered in the other thread, too).
Samaritan, if you can make the sculpt directly on the lifecast of a person, then the cowls should be a good fit. However, having a lifecast of yourself done can be expensive, so for this cowl I had John send me a bunch of measurements of his head and face. I used those measurements to sculpt an approximation of his head and face onto a purchased armature, then sculpted the cowl onto that. If I did it right, it should fit him well.
I've also sculpted several cowls using my own head as a guide (too claustrophobic to do a lifecast). Most of my cowls were made to fit my 24" head, and I've had good luck with them fitting others. If a guy's head was a little small for the cowl, it's easy enough to add a little padding for a better fit.
This is just how I do it, one of many variations. Definitely more than one way to skin that cat.