I've added my God Mask to our etsy page! https://www.etsy.com/listing/196740040/castlevania-god-mask
Went to SGC 2014 this weekend to help a friend run her booth and decided to enter the cosplay contest too. Was honored with third place for my Cammy. It's a special design done by Bogdanbl4.
Congratulations to the other winners. They had some amazing cosplays. I was told that one of the main things that impressed the judges was that I had sewn the zipper into my fly correctly! lol
It was also a surprise to get to meet some big name Youtubers such as JonTron and AngryJoe. Such cool and interesting people.
Plus, I've updated my prop/cosplay gallery. Some new pictures along with a new format.
Quick pic of two EpoxAcast gems outside. It's about to storm here, so it's not the strongest lighting. Gem on left colored with four drops of red. Right has four red and two white. The mold was Oomoo 25 with mold release.
Overall, I really like the material and will continue to use it for gem/clear applications instead of the stuff from hobby stores.
I did need to purchase a food scale because it has to be measured by weight, not volume, a first for me. Also, it has a 24 hour cure period. Pot life is 5 hours.
The original gem was hand-sculpted and sanded before I molded it.
Picked up some Smoothcast ONYX fast today along with EpoxAcast 960. Other friends who make props have been recommending it to me for years. I'll do a write-up on both after I've gotten a chance to use them this week.
Finally finished it. Been working on it for about two years.
Pepakura base with a smoothcast slush inside. Metal and bone detail hand sculpted with Apoxie sculpt. Primed and painted with off white and silver. Finished with brushed acrylics and sealed. Interior is lined with fake fur.
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)