WWWIP 2019 Week 4: Ali Mahou
Welcome back and I hope everyone had a beautiful holiday season and a happy new year!
I hope you enjoyed my four-fingered glove pattern from before the holidays! Let me know if you used it or even just experimented with it!
This week I’ve been working on my horns for Runaan, which is exciting for me because it’s actually something I’ve never done before! Though I’m inexperienced in accessories like this, I was immediately sure I knew how I wanted to tackle them.
Image courtesy of The Dragon Prince
One of the amazing products that Arda Wigs Canada carries is Lumin’s Workshop Foam Clay. This product is an air-dry clay that cures to EVA foam after 48 hours! Once it’s properly cured, the foam clay dries into a high density, but also ultra lightweight foam you can cut, sand, heat form and glue to other costume pieces! I knew this would be perfect for sculpting the horns.
What I’ve found from working with it is that it’s very intuitive. At first I was worried I wouldn’t be able to sculpt the foam into the exact shape I wanted but the more you pat it (don’t pull and smudge it, pat it!) the smoother it gets and the better, more controlled shapes you can make.
The base of my horns are made with 22 gauge wire that I looped at the end and stuck into my foam wig head. Then, I shaped tinfoil around the wires into the basic shapes I wanted the horns to be sculpted into. I kept them smaller than I wanted the end result to be, as I know my foam clay layers would increase the size. I taped them to my wig head, which I will just be cut off when I need to remove them.
Watch below to see me sculpting one of the horns!
Once the horns are completely cured this weekend, I can sand out any imperfections, seal them with Flexbond and then paint them! I’ll also be making the base adornments with eva foam.
You’ll see the final product next week when I attach them to my wig!
Thanks for reading! And I’ll see you next week!
- Mahou ☆