It's Video Game Month! This. IS. AWESOME! As a traditional Japanese Otaku, I absolutely adore any kind of electronic gaming system or platform (although my all time favorite is Nintendo, c'mon) and I have been known to spend on average a good 95% of my summer vacations relaxing on my couch playing games nonstop. We've got a great influx of newcomers with awesome Video Game entries and I couldn't be more stoked for this. That's why from now until the end of this month, all of my next builds will be video game themed! So, in the words of a certain Italian Plumber "Let's-A Go!"
Now unfortunately for my first VG Instructable for VG month, I wasn't able to make anything super complicated since I had a stupid economics midterm this Friday, so I really needed something that was fairly easy and quick. Thankfully, I realized I still had quite a bit of Mold Builder liquid latex from one of my current builds and decided to create a more fun and art based work than my regular mechanical / electrical ones. According to the box, it works on models of "metal, clay, plaster, wood, plastic or glass" but I recently discovered a 7th alternative use- Casting Papercrafts! And once I decided on Papercrafts + Liquid Latex Molds I knew this had to be an Ice Instructable.
Editor's Note: Please keep all Ice related comments to a minimum. Sure it might sound amusing for the first couple of minutes, but after receiving dozens and dozens of them it becomes snow joking matter.
Step 1: Abstract & Special Thanks
Now, my initial plan was to simply create a tutorial on how to make a Real Mario Freezie and I already planned out several Mario related jokes and videos I was going to use. But after reviewing TV Tropes' entry on Slippy Slidey Ice World I realized that Ice stages and Ice enemies are actually a staple of almost all platforming video games, and I really just wanted to just have fun with this build. So to show the versatility of this process, I expanded it to Kirby and Legend of Zelda with Ice Kirby and Ice Rupees.