Introduction: Mermaid Scales

HEY GUYS! So, I decided to do some sfx scales. I think these scales would help top off any mermaid/snake/dragon Halloween look you have, and they don't HAVE to be on your leg it could be on your arm or face. haha. SO YEAH! to help support me! <3

Step 1: Step One

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You need to make a hole in your leg! First I took some liquid latex and cotton balls. I thinned out the cotton ball and covered it in liquid latex and made a very rough round shape. I made sure to push up the inside and smooth down the outside of it. and I let it dry before moving on to the next step.

Step 2: Grossness

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To make the leg around the open area look gross and infected I took cream makeup, these are called makeup stacks that you can get at walmart or party city. I used the yellow and blended it all around the outside. After that I took the red and patted it on with a black stipple sponge and then grabbed a brush to push the red into the deeper parts. Next I took a tad bit of blue and purple and randomly dabbed it around.

Step 3: Veins

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I used this blue body paint from Mehron and made sure it was REALLY watery and drug it out with wiggly lines and tapped it in to make veins. =P

Step 4: TEAL

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I took this teal from Mehron to fill in the holes.

Step 5: Scales

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I took the same blue we used on for the veins to paint on the scales. I didn't water it down as much though.

Step 6: Shadowing

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I took a few colors from urban decays electric pallet and I used them to shadow around every scale.

Step 7: Black

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As I was moving up I decided I need to add some black randomly to some of the scales.

Step 8: Highlight

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I used some light green body paint from mehron to highlight the scales. AND THAT'S IT!


enzo yo (author)2017-10-20


gm280 (author)2017-10-16

The Three-D effect is amazing, like you usual produce. Now you could try some movable gills. Animation would look awesome.

MsMaoMaoz (author)gm2802017-10-16

Oooh that's going to be tricky. =P

gm280 (author)MsMaoMaoz2017-10-17

Not so hard. A little small flat air bladder(s) and some of your unique 3D prosthetic abilities and you could easily do it.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2017-10-16

Good idea. Now when my daughter decides that she wants to be a mermaid, I won't have to construct a giant tail.

Always a plus! Haha

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