Wednesday, 30 November 2011

mouse :3

A Mouse in the Cats musical style!

Wig turnaround....

Annnd the full costume.

I'm not too sure on the make-up though... this was my first time attempting a non-cat. Extending the mouth edges down makes her look a little sad

Monday, 28 November 2011

Dex-Starr.... DC comics more adorable Red lantern

Introducing Dex-starr... DC comics Red lantern :3

Dex features a mix of fur, spandex and stretch velvet. I padded the bodysuit to give the impression of feline shape without having to make a fursuit that would just be covered with a unitard anyway.

He doesn't spit napalm though ^_^;;;

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Scar head - Lion King Musical - shoulder harness thingy

Starting work on Scar's shoulder harness thingy....
Why attempt to bend REAL bamboo when I can make a mold of it in Silicone and cast it in resin instead?
I bought a chunk of Bamboo in the flower arranging section of my local craft store and cut it in half, then made a cast with Smooth-on Rebound 25.

Fulled the completed mold with Resin. Once the resin had changed color, but was still pliant, I bent it into the curved shape I required.

Once completely hardened, I have a perfect curved bamboo base :3

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Scar head - Lion King Musical - head complete!

Woooo! Head is finally done. I'm quite proud of it ^_^

The head is mounted to a skull cap made of ABS plastic. I plastered my head with plastercloth, then vacuuformed a base. I covered the base wit Kanekalon to give Scar his hair instead of making a separate wig. With hair covers the zip ties and bolts holding the rigging of the head in place.

No, the head doesn't move... It would have been wonderful, and I might attempt it in the future, but the wiring and coding was just a little too complicated for me T_T

A make-up test... It'll look a lot better when I can pin down the sideburns so they don't flare out so much. I think I have the make-up down now.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Scar Lion King Musical - Head and Mane

Mooore scar...
I cast my first head with Resin in a slush cast.
Some bondo and a lot of sanding got the head just the way I wanted it :D

Paint job.... I started with a base of Dark watered down brown, then dry brushed a rusty orange and lighter tan color over top. The dry brushing highlights the raised sections and keeps the grooves dark.

Adding the mane... I am using strips of pre-cut styrene I found at the hobby store in the model train section. I hand drilled holes into the styrene strips and inserted wire into the holes for additional reinforcement to the head.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Scar Lion King Musical - casting

More Scar stuff.... finished head sculpting:

And casting.... I'm using Smooth-on Rebound 25. It was a whole evening of mixing small amounts, and gooping it on slowly.