The mask and the claws were sculpted out of clay, molded in silicone, and finally cast in resin. They were spray painted, with details added in acrylics. The fur suit was based on Simplicity pattern 2853 with some modifications.The shoes were picked up from Superstore, had a label removed and were painted and dirtied to give them more of a worn effect.
This was my first time working with brush-on silicone, second time working with resin (got some disastrous results, but nothing that wasn't fixed with a dremel and glue gun) and this somehow managed to be the clothing/costume that I first put a zipper into!
Step 1: Supplies
For the HEAD CAST/MOLD, you'll need:
Plaster of Paris Strips/Bandages. NOT just a tub of Plaster of Paris. That is dangerous and dumb. Don't do it. Go to the craft-store and get a roll of bandages. Cut them into strips 1-2 inches wide and about half-the-size-of-your-head long, give or take. You will also need some tiny strips for getting into smaller spaces.
Vaseline. To be used as a release agent. Drug/grocery store will have this.
Bald Cap and Spirit Gum (and Spirit Gum Remover). You can get these online or at a local costume store.
Straws. For easy breathing.
Plasticine Or any oil based clay.
Rubbing Alcohol (and cotton balls)
Scissors, tub of warm water, a few friends/family members. Stuff I'm sure you already have at home. You don't need the extra help, but it does make things go quicker (and it's more fun)
A Good Shower Afterwards.
Ultra Cal 30 Try a special effects store, hardware or construction store.
Drill with Big Mixing Bit
Support system For Making Cast
Stand for Armature Something to put your head on so you can sculpt on it
For SCULPTING THE MASK you'll need:
Plasticine Or any sulfur free oil based clay
Frank the Bunny Reference Picture Yay internets
Sculpting Tools Craft stores will have these, you can also make your own if you like. I like experimenting with different tools.
Vaseline You can never have enough.
For the SILICONE AND MOTHERMOLD you'll need:
Goggles and gloves
Mold Making Silicone Kit We used Smooth-On Mold Max
Silicone Thickener Specifically, Thi-Vex
Clean plastic measuring cups
Clean plastic cups for mixing
Stir sticks (We got our cups, sticks and silicone all from a local supplier)
Ultra Cal 30
Cheesecloth Try your fabric store!
For making the RESIN MASK you'll need:
Small Exact-o Knife
Drill and small drill bit
For PAINTING THE MASK you'll need:
Silver-gray spray paint
White, yellow, red and black acrylic paint
For making the BUNNY SUIT you'll need:
Simplicity Pattern 2853 Or some other adult one-piece animal costume.
Medium-to-short length faux fur
Long white fur
Suede, silk, or "your choice" of grey fabirc For the palms of the hands.
Sewing Machine (Or a needle. But believe me, that will take a really long time!)
And for the FINAL TOUCHES you'll need:
Glue Gun and glue