I'm finally starting to add the bone portion to the crown. It's Apoxie Sculpt. I get it down the road at Reynolds Advanced Materials. I think I've collected more reference images for the bone than for anything I've ever worked on. Sculpting so organic and textured is definitively a new challenge.
Look what my little brother did! I'm so proud of him.
He started off by sculpting it in oil clay. The mold was Ultracal. I'm guessing that he used RDT 407 Latex for the actual cast (that's what we've always used and he has no reason to change). He might be wearing this to a con soon.
I lied. Found a better picture to use for reference and that caused me to go back and resculpt several parts. Now to smooth and make sure everything is where it's supposed to be.
I'll be finishing up the Jagged Crown in the next couple weeks. Just got the teeth primed and almost perfect. Next on that will be to sculpt the bone. Another project I'm going to be starting soon is the alien pistol from Saints Row IV. I'm hoping to have it done by the 9th of November for the Bf's bday party.
My roommate and I were talking about this last night after watching the latest episode of HOC. With each new costume, I like to challenge myself and learn something new. I'm always working towards a goal. To someday wear these:
Faun - Pan's Labrynth
-I've got the materials to built digigrade stilts, just need to put them together. Foam lotex head peice, body too.
The Angel of Death - Hellboy: The Golden Army
-Another Del Toro creature. Again, foam latex just about everything. Maybe just slip latex for the chest piece. Corset harness to hold the wings. Blinking eyes.
THE ULTIMATE DREAM COSTUME
Raptor - Jurassic Park
I've been collecting reference material for years on how Stan Winston Studio did theirs. I hope to follow in their footsteps and maybe even improve it a bit. (Someday)
Finished sculpt for the Devil mask. The final product will be cold-cast. (I'm having too much fun with that process)
I decided to go with the cold-casted version. And I'm very happy with it! I think I'll only do cold-casting with this mold from now on. Keep your eyes open for this item at the Child's Play auction at RTX in Austin next month!
Had to take a break from all the digital art and work with my hands again. Spent the past two days applying apoxie sculpt and texturing it. Still got the top to do, then the bony bits.
What my roommate, boyfriend and I did over the weekend.... Editing and camera work by Chelsea, Twin Victims made and worn by me, Henry played by Chris.
Finally found the time to post the rest of the photos by Kuragiman from Afest. A big thanks to him for doing the shoot for us. And a big thank you to Twinzik for being Harle and Serge.
This is still my favorite costume, though I really need to fix the neck before wearing again.