Picture of Brain Slug
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!

Step 1: What you will need

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.
theglassraven2 months ago
did you ever make a video for this?
Very cool!
wobbler2 years 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) 2 years ago
I love it, Panko!
Silvamord (author) 2 years 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.
blizatrex2 years ago
this look fantastic. i have always wanted make one of these to have a quick costume on hand.
Korlee2 years ago
Remove the antenna and turn blue , and you would have BOB from Monsters and Aliens .
Panko4512 years 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
M.C. Langer2 years ago
It's AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing!
Kdemon2 years ago
How do you suppose is the best way to attach to your head?
Tmarino112 years ago
very interesting brain slug may give this a try
looks amazing! And despite their threat pretty cute :)
Silvamord (author) 2 years ago
Thanks! I'm hoping to make a video tutorial, since I missed a lot of progress in just taking pictures. :3