Introduction: Dead Master Cosplay Costume (Black Rock Shooter)
A client requested a head to toe Dead Master costume for Sakura Con 2014. The build included the skulls, scythe, wings, horns, dress and claws. All props were fabricated from foam. Enjoy!
Step 1: Scythe
The scythe was fabricated from pink board owens corning foam. It was sculpted using hot wire tools, sealed with latex paint, and accented with neon green acrylic paint. The staff was made from PVC that was heated with a heat gun to achieve the appropriate bends. The staff portion was wrapped in EVA foam and sculpted.
Step 2: Horns
The horns were made by taking a headband and drilling holes for mounting. Next PEX tubing had thick wire inserted to allow them to hold their shape. The PEX tubing was ziptied to the headband for stability. The PEX was then sandwiched between two layers of EVA foam rubber and sculpted with razor blades and a dremel. Tule was hot glued to the back for the veil.
Step 3: Accessory Props
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1 year ago
I know I’m WAYYY too late and idk if u are gonna see this, but how did u do her claws tho?
Reply 1 year ago
I sculpted them out of EVA foam. Specifically cross linked polyethylene foam which is more flexible than the floor tiles people commonly use. I shaped them with razor blades and Drexel tools. If I did it again, I'd do each joint separately, glue to a flexible strip of poly propylene plastic and then run cables on the inside so the hand can close and grab. Then wrap it in 4 way stretch fabric. Search articulated finger mechanism.
9 years ago
9 years ago on Introduction
oh my gawd...AMAZING
Reply 9 years ago on Introduction
Thank you so much!