Step 1: The Materials
1 x plain black tie, bought mine from a scope shop for £3
1 x pair of black (school) pants, i use them for work so just thought they could become multipurpose
1 x black adjustable trouser suspenders, i bought mine here
1 x pair of black formal shoes. Also what i use for work, just go thrift shopping if you need some
1 x white long nosed mask, bought mine from here
1 x black acrylic paint
1 x crimson red acrylic paint
1 x copper metallic acrylic paint
(paint I bought at The Works, but you could probably find in other places as well)
1 x clear acrylic gloss spray paint, i bought mine here
1 x red monkey wrench, bought mine from here
Prices on links may vary to what i originally paid as offers may of ended
Overall this project probably cost me under £20 maybe just a tad over, it will depend on cost depending on what you have already
Step 2: The Mask (part 1)
I did two coats of black on each side (for consistence and to make it look proper), but you may decide to do more.
Step 3: The Mask (part 2 - the Details)
As all Bioshock fans will know that splicers aren’t the most cleanest of people, blood everywhere from the continuous bashing of each other's heads in over Adam....so to make this realistic i got my crimson red paint, added a bit of water to it in a container to make it very runny, dipped my brush in and started flicking the "blood" at it. How much blood is up to you but mine is quite bloody.
Do not do this inside as it is very messy, do it outside and if you can lie something under your work area as the paint likes to fly everywhere.
Step 4: The Mask (part 3 - Finishing Touches)
DO NOT BREATHE IN THE SPRAY, USE A MASK OR HOLD YOUR BREATH!
Now your mask is nice and shiny, time to get onto the shirt.
Step 5: The Shirt
Get some of your crimson red paint and put it into a container or some form, add a tiny amount of black to it, this stops it from going as pink in the end. Just add water to the paint and make sure it is mixed in well in is as runny as water. Next take out the mixture, lay down your shirt and start flicking away with your paint brush. Do the same with your tie.
Don’t forget the back to but only a tad is needed (just for consistency). My advice is to leave the shirt and tie somewhere hung up for at least 24hours to make sure it has stained properly then it can be used.
Just a bit of warning, the "blood" doesn’t show up very well on the tie but you can see it faintly so it looks at least that something is there.
Step 6: Et Voilà !
Will update this page with images of me at different events etc.
Hope this was interesting and helpful.
Thanks for reading :)