There were a few requests asking for basic steps on making my headpiece and I hope this gives an idea of what I did. I'm not too great at explaining things, especially as I pretty much made this up as I went along ;]
Where dis you get the latex? I'm having a difficult time finding it. the stuff I keep finding only has examples of in the style of fake stylixed bikinis and shit like the metal crawl from the Witchblade costume. or does it not mater and the two are the same? also it looks like it would pool a bit in the back of the thing, where the tips come together and it becomes difficult to reach. did that happen with you or...
awesome tutorial I have a few questions since Im about to embark on this task lol, I hope thats ok
1) I tried to do the head-mould using P.O.P bandages over a wig cap as recommended in the tutorial, however, when it came to wriggle the thing off my head, the wig cap (standard stretchy kind) snapped back into shape and because the bandages were stuck to the wig cap it caused the top of the mould to buckle, messing it up. The bandages felt dry enough but i might have removed it from my head too early. Roughly how long did it take for your mould to fully cure? Also, how many layers of bandages / plaster of paris did you apply to your head/wig-cap? Its possible I didn't make mine strong enough, hence the collapse
2) I'm going to be using plastercine to sculpt the asari head, how well does non drying clay hold up against the weight of the whitestone clay? I'm worried that the sculpt will warp under the weight.
No problem. I do apologize over the late reply however. I haven't logged on in a while.
1: I waited an hour until I was sure it'd dry. I also had my friend be the one to put the bandages on as well. She used about two and a half meters and four layers of them.
2: I didn't use none drying clay with the witestone but in the past I've found other cements and the likes will stick to drying clay. The oil in the none-drying stuff means you can peel it off the cement.
1)I used vaseline for creating the mold. I was wearing swimming cap covered in it, vaseline doesn't let pop bandages to be glued to the wig/swimming cap. Layer of bandages was quite thin and it cracked in few places, but in general it's all in one piece. 2) I'm worried about it too, I will check it probably around next weekend, when my plastercine arrives.
Hey there, quick question about the plaster casting step! Did you do a single piece mold or two pieces as I have seen in other tutorials? Also when you use the plaster do you just mix and cover the outside of the sculpt? This is the part where I keep getting stuck! I am working feverishly to get this headpiece done, but it's been a LOT of trial and error. Thanks for this great tutorial though, without it I wouldn't have had a clue how to begin.
Ah, this is very helpful!! I was planning on cosplaying Liara sometime in the future, but was not sure how to make the mold for the headpiece-- this has cleared things up considerably!! thanks for such a nice tutorial, ma'am~.
Is it possible to paint the latex directly onto the outside of a dried clay model, or do you need to use the whitestone to mold from the inside? I'm working on making the clay model and have the latex, I just don't want to buy more thngs if I don't have to
Hey! Wonderful tutotial I hoping to try this out myself really soon. I have a quick question about the witestone. I'm not sure where to find it without having to buy, literally, a ton of the stuff. Can you point me in the right direction? Also, if it's more convenient, would plaster of paris also do the job? Thanks, and again, awesome instructions!
I have a feeling that link might go dead at some point because they relist all the time. The eBay store that sells it is [link]
The problem with plaster of paris is it can be very soft and break easily which isn't good when you're making something that has to have alot of detail. I had a go using it once on a WoW Draenei headpiece and it totally failed.