For those who don't know I am building a Big Daddy Suit mostly from paper mache and found materials. This is a method that I decided to use to keep costs down on the build.
The dome is a paper mache copy of a giant beach ball that I bought for a dollar. It has about eight layers of news paper and a single layer of mache cloth. I then gave it several coats of polyurethane.
The ring which will be attached to the dome is a styrofoam wreath form that I found in a dumpster. I carved it a bit on the inside and painted it with wood glue and mod podge to reinforce it.
This weekend I plan making the window port holes for the dome and start the building process for the main body using cardboard scraps a friend of my wife's gave to me. This too will be covered in mache and coated in polyurethane before the paint job.