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Making a Spyro the Dragon Hat

Today marks the release of the widely beloved and long-awaited remastered, “reignited” Spyro the Dragon game trilogy. To celebrate this, Bill and Paige from Punished Props turned a purple baseball cap into a Spyro the Dragon Hat.

Besides being a cute and fun project, the video serves as a crash course in many different prop-building techniques, from working with EVA foam to translating computer and hand-drawn designs into 3D objects, to using tinfoil and Duct tape as a sculpting material, and a lot more. The video also includes free downloadable templates for Spyro’s horns and “Mohawk.”

[Disclaimer: My son, Blake Maloof, is one of the designers of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy and has been a contributor to Make:. I-Wei Huang, Toy and Character Director at Toys for Bob (makers of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy), is also a friend of Make:‘s and a contributor.]


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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