I've had a lot of batman fans ask if I can make them a "batcostume" of some form, my response is usually "make it yourself, I'll help", though for some people who are over seas from myself makes giving advice and instruction difficult.
In this Instructable you will learn the basic techniques to taking and batman, or batgirl cowl, and bringing it to real life for sculptures, and latex mask making.
Step 1: Tools and materials
- Basic Sculpting tools - All together I only used 5 for this build as they are particularly user friendly.
- Heat gun - These can be brought at almost all hardware stores for as little as $12, take note though, if you are getting a cheap
one, make sure it has a warrentee, this way if it breaks, you can just go swap it no hassle.
Box cutting knife - This knife I personally used for cutting up the sculpting material and taking large chunks of sculpture.
Cooking spray - This is used for smoothing out the sculpting material, it is great because it stops the material from gripping your
skin when you are doing major finishing touches.
- Plasticine or sculpting clay - I would personally recommend using plasticine, It does not shrink compared to most clays; It is a
very solid material until faced with heat or movement, And it doesnt need to be constently re hydrated for sculpts that
take long periods of time.
Plaster Of Paris - General plaster of paris can be brought for cheap in 20kg bags from most hardware stores for about $12,
definitively worth it, I used a fine jib plaster which doesn't set very fast unfortunately, but I made do.
Polystyrene head - the closer to your head shape the better.
Duct Tape - Tis Good stuff
Solid Piece of wood - This is used for a sculpting base and is very important later on when It comes time to casting this out of
And Liquid Latex.