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Anyone who is a fan of Futurama knows what a Brain Slug is! In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make a Brain Slug out of floral foam. As a warning, floral foam is incredibly malleable, however it also will get dented/scratched very easily and will absorb vast amounts of water. So this is more effective as a display than an active prop, however you can use it as that too!
 
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For this project, you will need: Floral foam, large enough to carve out your brain slug. I used a semi-sphere. You can easily find these In the floral department of craft stores. Acrylic paint, in lime green, black, and white. Paint brushes, at least one of them narrow enough to paint the pupil. Thin jewelry wire. Lime green Sculpey or modeling clay. Something to carve with. I used a few dental picks that I bought from a military surplus store, however you could use just about anything with a flat edge. Protective gear. I would highly suggest at least a face mask, as this creates a lot of debris! You may also want goggles to avoid eye contact and gloves due to the fact that the dust sticks to EVERYTHING. Lay newspaper or plastic down on your work surface prior to beginning this project. Optional supplies: Clear spray paint in matte finish, to help in sealing the foam. Headbands and a glue gun, in case you want to wear it as a prop.
MissMonkeyXXX10 months ago
Very cool!
wobbler11 months ago
Nice! Well made, especially given the material you were making it in. To toughen it up, maybe a thin coat or two of PVA glue will make it solid, especially if you mix it with a little water first. It will dry clear and give a hard plasticky surface..
Silvamord (author) 11 months ago
I love it, Panko!
Silvamord (author) 11 months ago
In my opinion, Kdemon, it would probably be to glue it to a headband. People with longer hair could try gluing it to some hair slips instead.
blizatrex11 months ago
this look fantastic. i have always wanted make one of these to have a quick costume on hand.
Korlee11 months ago
<3
greasemonkey0111 months ago
Remove the antenna and turn blue , and you would have BOB from Monsters and Aliens .
Danny
Panko45111 months ago
I made one for cover a broke corner of me monitor,i believe that looks good but sadly isn't good as yours. Grate job
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M.C. Langer11 months ago
It's AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing!
Kdemon11 months ago
How do you suppose is the best way to attach to your head?
Tmarino1111 months ago
very interesting brain slug may give this a try
looks amazing! And despite their threat pretty cute :)
Silvamord (author) 11 months ago
Thanks! I'm hoping to make a video tutorial, since I missed a lot of progress in just taking pictures. :3
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