Who’s got the coolest phone charm ever? Yeah, that’s right. I do~ *does a dance*
For those of you unfamiliar with the character, this is Feferi Peixes from the comic Homestuck. She is in a chibi style, which is unusual for me, and is about 1.5” tall. I made the original from Fimo polymer clay (you can see a few pics of that in the final photo), made a mold using purple Amazing Mold Putty (I think the purple cures a bit quicker than the yellow, but it’s easier for me to see all the little nooks and crannies with the purple), and cast her in Easy Cast clear epoxy resin, which supposedly has a 24-hour cure time. I usually take my stuff out after 11 hours because I’m impatient. I did have some issues with bubbles and not getting resin into all the hair cavities, since it’s the most complex mold I’ve ever made (you can see in one of the in progress pics how she was basically destroyed being taken out of the mold). I did have another failed cast that I made with the Amazing resin, which is opaque white, so I just chopped off a horn and one of the hair locks from that and glued them on (notice the colour variation). I then painted her with Craftsmart acrylic paints and coated her with Martha Stewart satin finish. I used the high gloss finish on her hair, eyes, mouth, and jewelry, though. You can see a side-by-side comparison of the original clay piece with the resin piece. I’d like to get a more matte sealant in the future, but she looks all right kinda shiny.
I find that it was much easier to get the paint to adhere to the white resin, so I’ll see if adding the opaque colorant to the clear resin makes things easier when I make other characters in the future.
You can read more about some of the issues I had with the resin casting here: http://sculptural-renaissance.tumblr.com/post/94436617427/starting-my-day-with-resin-casting-breakfast-of
I’m really (reely??) pleased with how Chibi Fef came out! You might even say she’s the best s)(ell p)(one charm -EV-ER!! 38D (Ok, someone stop me.)
Today I will be showing you how to make lovely teeth for your troll (or buck-toothed kid) cosplay needs! Here, I made ones for my Meenah cosplay
TODAY, SOLDIRES WE’LL BE LEARNIGNHOW TO CREATE THESE.HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
-thermal fitting beads
First off, scissors can be found around the house and if you dont have any you can use nail clippers or nail file. cut the nails to whatever size you choose, short like I have mine, or long fangs. You CAN fit them to your teeth, but I didn’t.
Here is a troll/kid teeth refernce sheet
(idk wtf is up with Megido teeth, man, they aint normal. and I know some of the teeth repeat but I am not hussie so I cannot tell you why some do and some dont)
NEXT. Melt your fitting beads (buy here or here) in boiling water from a teapot or microwave them until the beads are transparent. and no longer white. Use a metal spoon to make all the melted beeds come together then use the spoon to pull the now clumped beads out of the hot water and pul it apart so you have only one half. (be quick) drop the other half in the hot water and run to a mirror.
dry off your teeth and start pushing the soft plastic onto your teeth to make a sort of mouth gaurd/retainer.
After that drop it in cold water so it holds it’s form
NEXT take all your teeths made of fake nails and arrange them on the table in the order you want them on your teeth. Dip only THE FRONT of your retainer thing in the hot water and press the first tooth where you want it. Dip it on the COLD WATER to let it harder again. Then repeat these two steps for all the teeth.
Once you put the last tooth in, dip the retainer thingy in the hot water again, dry off your teeth, and do a last check to make sure everything fits just right. Then, pull it out and drop it in cold water and let it harden. When it comes out, the teeth should be secure onto the retainer thingy.
for individual fangs without doing the retainer, dry your teeth, put enough plastic onto the back of the fang so that you can push it around your entire canine tooth (back and front). drop it in cold water, let it harden, and it should fit back onto your tooth.
TIPS N’ WARNINGS:
- You can drink with these on but do not drink hot liquids and do not press against the teeth too much..
- Do not attach teeth with super glue, hot glue, or more of the plasticy stuff (hot glue and plastic stuff falls off, super glue is toxic)
- BE CAREFUL this is dealing with HOT WATER. I will NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IF YOU GET BURNT.
- be patient, and calm. this may take a few tries.
That concludes this! I hope this works for many of you out there with sensitive teeth like mine from having braces or fillings or whatever.
Good luck, may the 4/13 be with you~
Knitted by me, for a Humanstuck Meulin cosplay. It’s waaaaaaarm.
My first time using Inventor Fusion, or any 3d modelling program actually, I made Caledscratch! It’s actually only 6 or so centimetres so it could be 3d printed but I guess it could be scaled? Idk its not even all one object I don’t know how to but here it is incase someone wants it. http://www.mediafire.com/download/sooc3ooruqi699i/Caledscratch+Model.f3d
Jade hat for a swap on ravelry! I’m really happy with how this turned out uvu Chart for the symbol can be found here.
Size 6 stainless steel band, anodized with a rose gold finish. I engraved it by hand with the “Life” aspect symbol from the Homestuck comic using an engraving tool. The symbol was coloured with a light green ink and coated with two coats of a glaze specially formulated for metals to keep the ink from fading and one coat of protective finish to keep the ring shiny, since the metal glaze dries to an ugly, matte finish. I chose a rose gold band because the colour is closest to the “Life” god tier costume colour. I’ll most likely find some way of incorporating this into my Feferi cosplay. 38D
Here, have this dumb knitted Clubs Deuce. Pattern is “Basic Knit Doll in Six Sizes” from Wee Folk Art.
i made terezi’s cane and like a butt ton of scalemates but some aren’t in picture/country. the cane is made out of wood and spraypaint and electrical tape. scalemates are made from just random fabrics i have laying around and fluff :D