Another favorite - the bee. The head and body are both based on a 12 panel structure. Note the extra pair of arms. he eyes are blister packages for 3M dustmasks
I made this just for a costume show basically to see if it could be done. The spout was made of cardboard discs mounted on a cardboard shape.
The spud was a very complex shape with a double curvature in each panel - the surface texture was made by sprinkling fine dry sand into the wet painted surface.
This was the cabbage - it was a 16 panel ball with latex painted kraft paper to make the leaves. We added cabbage white butterflies just for fun.
This was made with a 12 panel ball - the quilt batting cover smooths over the joins between the panels.
This is the strawberry costume - made for a berry farm - not quite there yet. I need to develop a better headpiece.
Not a ball costume -but cardboard all the same - This is the Trillium, the Provincial flower of Ontario. Worn by three women in parade - I wore it for a record photo.
Here are examples of costumes most of which derive from a basic ball construction. Notice that the purple pumpkin the spark plug and the puck use "Morphsuits" as undergarments. All use cardboard as the basic material.