For wearable arts this year Finlay and I created a Chinese dragon. Our inspiration this year was on festivals. Every group chose a festival and created a costume inspired by it. My group created a Chinese new year festival traditional dragon because we loved that it was colourful and they dress in some amazing costumes. This was made in two parts, the tail and the head.
The head is formed from paper mache that covered some chicken wire. That then connected the the jaw that was made from a structure of cardboard then layers of paper mache to form the shape we wanted. After that we painted it red, orange and yellow as the main colours.
Tail is a structure made from wire and bent pipe. The pipe was bet to the shape of the tail then the wire was threaded through drilled holes and shaped into half circle to drape the sheet through. We hot glued spikes on the pipe made from cardboard then draped the sheet over everything and cut slits for the spikes. We painted scales on the sheet that were red, orange and yellow to match the head. We then made the end of the tail and attached it to the spikes.
think the head turned out the best as it has detail and is made out off alot of recycled items and we like our colour scheme.Next time we will start it earlier so we weren't rushing towards the end. Also we would work more on the sheet and do finer details.