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This'll have to be a bare bones intructable as the deadline is today and I want to publish in time for the mega contest. 

Backstory: I was invited to a costume party thrown by an expert in the art field.  I felt compelled to impress as I assumed this person's guests would all have distinguishing eyes for "fine art".

Be warned if you undertake this project, it is time consuming and can become expensive.  My budget came in somewhere around $150 or more.  I am afraid to add up the receipts.

The idea is to create a body cast.



 
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Step 1: MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT

Saran wrap
Clear packaging tape
Your body
Scissors
Sheet metal cutting shears
Fiberglass resin/hardener
Fiberglass jelly/hardener
Fiberglass mesh
Plastic spreaders for spreading fiberglass resin/jelly
Sander
Sandpaper
Grey spray-paint
Silver spray-paint
Cordless power saw
Cordless drill
Riveter
Rivets
Bunjee cord, flat
Gorilla Tape
Sweatpants
Crocs
Oilcan
Maul
Funnel
Bunjee loop with ball end
Jigsaw/bandsaw
Lamp pullchain
Pine 1" x 8" x 8"
Velcro
Epoxy
Seamstress flexible measuring tape
Suspenders
Sheet metal
Metal foil tape
Silver/grey gloves

Step 2: MAKING THE MOLD

The mold is made by wrapping the body part first with a layer of Saran plastic wrap and then clear packaging tape.  Additional layers of each will provide a stiffer mold and is recommended.

The mold is then cut from the body with a slice made by scissors along the length of the mold.  Once removed the mold is retaped with clear packaging tape.

Next the mold should be filled with something lightweight to help it hold its shape.  I used packing popcorn from a recent internet purchase and crumpled newspaper. 

Cardboard pieces should be cut to cap off the openings on the molds and to help maintain its shape as shown in the "New Thigh" shown later.

 where can you buy silver face paint?
3.1415 (author)  Jonny Mohawk4 years ago
Got it at a party supply store during the Halloween season.
ps pi is 3.14159 so if you round ten-thousanths place you have to round the 5 up to a 6.
3.1415 (author)  Jonny Mohawk3 years ago
Thanks. It is truncated, instead of rounded. It's a dorky math joke ;)
scook4 years ago
Very cool!
3.1415 (author)  scook4 years ago
Thanks!
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