SO YOU WANNA MAKE SOME OF THESE CUTE LITTLE FRICKERS??
HERE IS A LIST OF MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED:
-Super Sculpey baking clay
-Sculpting tools of your choosing
-Sculpey glaze (in gloss AND satin)
-Acrylic paints (black, white, and as many other colors as you plan to use)
-Paint brushes (ranging from medium to very fine)
-Functioning oven + oven-safe pan or tray
-Super glue (a godsend for any little pieces that fall off after the clay has baked—it WILL happen)
Got your stuff? LET’S GET STARTED!
If you’ve never worked with Sculpey before, it should be noted that the clay will be hard to shape if it is cold. Knead it around in your hands for a bit and it should get nice and malleable. Roll out some simple circle shapes and squish them together for a three-sectioned grub body.
Gently press on a spherical head and little seed-shaped feet. Make your grubs as large or small as you like! Mine are about 3” long.
At this stage I like to pop them in the oven for a few minutes so the bases harden enough not to smoosh while I apply details like hair and horns. Follow the baking directions on the Super Sculpey box to determine how long you should bake yours based on the thickness of your clay. Don’t bake them all the way, however! They will still need to bake one more time. Just let them firm up a bit.
Once you’ve taken your grub bodies out of the oven and let them cool, start applying details! Layer the hair on one row at a time, and add the horns last.
Prepare to bake your grubs once more! This time, be careful how you arrange them in the tray—I place mine face-down to avoid squishing the hair or horns. Follow the baking instructions on the box once more to completely harden the sculptures.
Be sure to watch them closely so they don’t start burning! Even if they do burn a little, though, you will be able to cover the discoloration with paint.
I always feel so cruel during this part lmfao
Once they’re done and cooled, it’s time to paint!
I always paint from light to dark on sculptures. Paint the horns and gray skin, and let dry.
Next, paint the bodies! You can mix nearly any color you want if you have enough paints. Don’t worry about slopping color over areas that will later be covered by black. Let dry. (I use this stage to add the face paint for Makara grubs, and for Eridan grubs I use this stage to add the purple hair streak)
Now paint the hair and feet! Be very careful as you apply black paint, since it can be a little difficult to cover up if your hand slips. Let dry again!
Now, paint yellow circles for the base of the eyes (with the exception of Captors or grubs you decide to give glasses to, of course!). The circles will act as a guideline to help you outline the eye in black. Make sure the paint has dried before you continue.
Paint on eyelids and flat black pupils, as well as mouths and eyebrows with your smallest brushes. Oh god so much painting please send help
Lastly, add a splash of eye color and top it off with a white shine!
Let the grubs dry overnight, and then, for the finishing touch, coat them with Sculpey glaze. I like to coat the entire grub with Satin glaze first, let dry, and then add some Gloss glaze to their horns, eyes and feet to make them shiny! Let them dry overnight once more.
Now you’re done!! Give them to your friends as gifts, or hoard them all for yourself! After all, you only spent, like, 10,000 years on these. You are the mother grub. It is you.
So I posted this, the result of my stage makeup quiz today
and I saw that one of the notes was this:
And I thought, y’know, there might be a lot of cosplayers on tumblr who don’t know about this magic trick yet, and why shouldn’t they?
So I’m going to enlighten you through photos, as well as add links to places you can buy these supplies.
Here’s what I used.
- This right here is called crepe hair. It’s literally just a long clump of hair all twisted up conveniently so it doesn’t tangle together and become a pain. I got mine at a local costume shop, so I had the opportunity to compare it to my real hair before I bought it.
- This is Spirit Gum. This is the glue that will hold the hair in place. I have a .25oz (7ml) bottle and I think it’ll last for a very long time. I’ve done two mustaches, two good sized beards, and a Seneca Crane look with this little puppy already, and it’s still pretty much full.
So what you’re going to do, is you’re going to take this Spirit Gum and you’re going to put a bit of it (not even a lot, don’t cake it on) to the area where you would want your hair to go.
Then, you’re going to wait after it’s applied for a few seconds. This stuff is the stickiest when it’s almost dry - I think you’ll feel it on your face when it’s ready. It isn’t sticky when it’s fresh out of the bottle, you’ll need to air it out for fifteen to thrity seconds.
When the Spirit Gum is ready, you’re going to snip off a bit of your crepe hair. For the stubble look I used, I just needed the length of my pinkie nail.
Now apply it to your sticky face!
for the stubble, all I did was dab the hair on the stickiness.
You can do any length! If you want a long beard, just put a longer snip of crepe hair on your face. Make sure it dries so it sticks nicely!
- This is what you’re going to use to remove the Spirit Gum & crepe hair when you’re done. You’re going to use a cotton ball or a soft towel and gently and slowly wipe off all the gunk from your face. I can’t stress this enough. It will hurt for a long time if you don’t do this with great care, simply because the crepe hair is so rough and the Spirit Gum was so sticky.
Unfortunately, this stuff doesn’t last as long as the Spirit Gum itself. I’ve got a 1oz (29 ml) bottle and it’s already 25% gone.
The Spirit Gum Remover is not just for taking all of it off! I’ve found that using a pointed cue tip and dipping it in the Spirit Gum Remover can help with detail, so long as you do it gently and slowly just like if you were really removing it for good.
So if you wanted to do something cool and detailed, this technique comes in handy! Just be very careful, I got that red spot below my lip from removing Spirit Gum. It can really hurt if you don’t do it gently!
So have a great Halloween, guys! Hopefully this answered your question, too! :)
/SHAKES ON THE FLOOR IM HAVING
AN ART ATTACK
OMFG I… I will try this out asap wow
What a good idea
AH GOD THIS IS PERFECT
Here you go! Out of the kindness of my heart I handmade a FREE PRINTABLE TEMPLATE AND INTSTRUCTIONS FOR 3D MANEUVER GEAR! It is just the back piece but I will do more tutorials and templates when I am not BROKE because that took me several hours to make.
If some people buy commissions of the gear from me (send an ask if you are interested) I will make tutorials for the other parts of the gear and stuff (maybe even costume pattern if I make enough money).
I did all of the math for you (stay in school kids, one day you will need that calculus and geometry homework) so it should be pretty easy, but if you have questions or a problem or just want to pay me to do it for you, send me an ask.
Of course! I was meant to make a tutorial forever ago, so you got my arse into gear haha~ so here we go, a tutorial for making a Titan belt harness and how to put it on yourself vwv
Friends, Romans, SHSL classmates:
The time has finally arrived. The Thing has Happened. Despair has come to you in a full three dimensions.
Hope’s Peak has been completed.
Dramatics aside, this is the fruit of my two or three months’ labor. A full scale, detailed reproduction of Kibougamine Academy as done in minecraft. This is as near to 1:1 scale as I could get it with our limited resources — there was a lot of digging for files and converting things into formats that could be opened in sketchup. There’s as much detail in here as I could fit with the limits of vanilla minecraft (I was considering doing it with the FTB modpack, but ehh). In the same vein, it was made with the default texture pack, so while you can go ahead and use whichever texture pack you want it might not be as accurate color-wise. Accuracy was my aim here!
- every room you can see in the game
- notes and files in their appropriate rooms
- all dorms with their appropriate furnishings
- every courtroom seen in game
- working execution devices
and probably more! Amazing.
This was my first Minecraft project and accordingly my first published map so if anything’s messed up just shoot me a message and I’ll see what I can do. Have
And to further entertain yourself you can find skins of just about every character here.
A bunch of illustrations I’ve found on google and tumblr !
(Please note that this is the 3DMG from the ANIME, not the manga.)
I kept it in my files for reference, and I thought I could share it with you !
THIS IS NOT MINE I just found them and saved them ! Please do not tell I’m the one who did them because it’s WRONG !
If anyone has the source please please please give it to me so I can credit the original artist, when I found these pictures they were not sourced and I don’t like that :/
Still, I hope that this will help you as much as it helped me !
Hi Mayu! :D
This is one of the hottest cosplay trends right now so there are SO many tutorials and things to help out!
So here’s Mikasa:
(I really like how there are belts and straps already so the 3DMG has places to attach n_n)
**In other words, people more qualified than me to answer specific questions. :)
If anyone else has other links that I should add here, please send them my way!
Good Luck on your cosplay!!!!
And lastly some inspiration by O-Z3: