We took pictures of the front, back, left, right, and top of our heads, then warped the images such that they could be printed and attached to a cubic helmet/mask/thing.
8×8 would have been more “authentic,” but subdividing the images into more pixels allowed friends to recognize us while still suggesting the 8-bit aesthetic of Minecraft.
The box was (over)designed in Rhino. The parts were laser-cut from 1/16″ chipboard, then glued together. Built-in slot-and-tabbed connections kept everything nice and square. The complexity of the box was completely unnecessary but fun regardless. A ring (not shown) was glued on to the “ceiling” of the box to provide a headrest.
We trimmed the plotted textures, glued them to the boxes, and prepared to party. My friend is entirely responsible for the excellent pickaxes.