OK, now to finish up the structure of the mask.
To make sure that the "peak" of Oogie Boogie's head retained the distinct cone-like shape, I used a foam cone that I think was designed to make little decorative Christmas trees. Keeping the theme of the movie alive, I stole something from Christmas to serve Halloween. :)
Once I determined the general location I wanted to attach the cone to the helmet, I went to town with the foam cutter and some pottery tools.
(BTW, a set of pottery tools are perfect for carving pumpkins as well. Keep an eye out for pumpkin-carving-related posts.)
A buddy of mine gave me a great suggestion for bulding my mask - Great Stuff!
The extremes of the eyes and mouth were a good distance from the places where I glued the foam to the plaster, and too flimsy for my taste. So, I used Great Stuff to fill the empty spaces where the foam was not glued to the plaster.
After it dried, and the foam was set, I trimmed it to open up visibility, and allow for smoother points to attach the burlap. With that, the structure of the mask was done.
Up next: Adventures in Burlap!