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Liara cosplay - Sculpting

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You might have guessed that I really like Mass Effect considering that I have already made a Tali costume. But Liara presents new challanges, how to sculpt, how make a mold and how to cast latex. I got much help from the comic on tatterhood.com
Photo: Bioware
And will gladly share what I learn with you, for I have never worked with any of these methodes before. 

Reference photo
You should get hand on as many photos as possible, both for painting and sculpting. A good place to start is looking at the Liara Status in the Bioware Store
Photo: Bioware Store
Sculpting
I have a tiny head, giving me the advantage of just using a polysterene head as a base, as to cast a mold of my own head. Then I started to slowly cover the head with clay. You should use oil based clay here, since you do not want the clay to dry out. 






Detailing
So far I mostly used my hands, but for finer details you should use tools. You don have to buy expansive sculpting tools, I have used spoons and other kitchen appliances. But …