Hello there, RPF! I've not been a very active poster over here, but I've read a TON of posts. Two years ago, I did my first cosplay - Marvel's Moon Knight. All in all, not a terribly difficult costume (though I did have my Mom sew the cloak - 43 years old at the time and had never touched a sewing machine ). Missed Dragon*Con last year, but am going back again this year. Decided to do another of my favorite, sort of off the beaten path, characters - Dr. Fate. Initially, I was planning on having the helmet and amulet a chromed brass finish. Looking into that further, however, I determined it was probably too expensive to do right. I tried with Spaztix and a yellow top coat - it did not go over well. Having never sculpted anything on this scale before, it was a bit of a learning experience. I now know which clays to use and which to avoid in the future. And will make sure to double check my measurements, as I ended up having to sculpt and cast the helmet twice, being that the first cast was too small. I also learned a ton about molding and casting. Next time should go a lot more smoothly. That said, here are the helmet and amulet. I'll post pics of the rest of the costume as I finish up the last details. Only a week and change before D*C. Anyway, thanks for looking.