Two wings done! Need some touch up though. Wish I had time to put more effort into the surface prep, smooth the #worbla more. Hopefully it will be passable from five feet. This wasn’t meant to be a super polished #cosplay #witch #haylin #irma
Just finished turning out this bad boy out. All 100 inches of it. #cosplay #witch #haylin Now for bed.
Anonymous asked: options for air dry clays
Here are some air-dry clays we’ve worked with or looked into and advantages/disadvantages to each:
Model Magic - We’ve worked with MM quite a lot from building props wholesale, to adding details to larger props we needed to stay lightweight, to just creating a smooth final surface on a rough larger project (over celluclay and foam and even on top of fiberglass and plastic). ElfGrove even used it to fabricate gems (pre-learning resin casting) on her Clef staff. It’s a go-to material at Project Cosplay. Read our tutorial for working with Model Magic here. Alternatively, because it is a more porous air-dry clay, the larger and more loosely packed it is, the more prone the final product is to be potentially slightly “squishy” after drying. So pack the Model Magic tightly and form it over a base of another material (even just dowel rods) for larger constructions. — Recommended for finishing and details on large props, doing most of the work on small props that need to be lightweight and durable, or creating smaller items from scratch. Not Recommended for large prop items without a base form made from something solid.
Activia CelluClay - A strong and light weight sort of instant papier mache. You just add water and start making forms. The instructions call for set amounts of water, but we usually add more or less water based on what we’re doing. More water means a smoother dried surface, but it’s also more runny and may drip if you use too much (in that case, just add more celluclay to the mix). Although we usually form it over a base of some sort (with plastic wrap inbetween the clay and the base so it can be removed from the base), it can also be sculpted free-form to a degree. When drying, Celluclay becomes almost concrete hard and significantly more light weight. It also tends to shrink a little if it’s not over a solid, non-flexible base (this is important to keep in mind if you are making armor or helmets with it). It will usually take a few days to dry thoroughly. The dried surface is usually uneven and bumpy and can be wet-sanded. We’ve found it is easier to do a thin layer of Model Magic over the finished Celluclay to create a smooth final surface than wet-sanding. Recommended for large props that need to be both lightweight and durable.
Creative Paper Clay - I’ve never actually used this, but my understanding is that it is a more expensive, lighter alternative to CelluClay and will have a smoother initial surface.
Activa La Doll Premier Air Dry Clay - Advertised as non-crumbling, non-stick formula, it was a disappointing experiment. Maybe I got a bad batch, but it did exactly as advertised it would not do. I couldn’t get it to smooth out and it was crumbly and would not stick to itself to create smooth finishes. After the bad experience and the price difference not being that great, I haven’t spent to money to try the cheaper alternative Model Air. — Not Recommended for any project.
Drying times for any of these vary based on the size and depth of the clay application as well as local weather. In the height of a dry summer I’ve had things left in direct sunlight set in under 24 hours, but it’s also taken as long as a week for larger things in a more humid environment to dry all the way through.
Sculpey - Not actually an air-dry clay. If you are creating small trinkets or jewelry, it might be worthwhile to make it out of Sculpey, this is a baking clay, but once formed, only needs 15 minutes in a standard oven per 1/4 inch thick. Recommended for small detail props and jewelry. Not Recommended for medium to large props or things that are likely to be subject to a lot of stress.
Hey everyone I’m back with more cosplay help!
These lipsticks are long lasting and the color payoff is amazing.
They are also a bit cheaper than my other lipstick post [ X ]
Whether you’re cosplaying or just looking for colorful lipstick then I would really recommend Coloured Raine. You can check them out on Instagram here for pictures of people wearing their lipsticks.
Also, they are cruelty free! <3
my need has never been mightier
$13 a pop, but useful if you need lasting colored lipstick and don’t have time to test more DIY or theatrical make-up solutions.
Worbla Tests - Making Worbla Smooth
(a more detailed post on method will come shortly)
In your opinion, which yielded best results? A or B?
The bottom pic is the drawing zoomed at 100%.
It’s to distract the enemy for combat advantage.
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when you hear people talking about your fandoms in public
how is this so unbelievably accurate
#conceal #dont feel #dont let them know
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