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Human heart clutch purse - how to make

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As I was invited to the premiere party of The Mortal instruments: City of Bones and I wanted to create my own demon design. This was after all a red carpet event with international movie stars and press, so I went for a more fashionable demon. And then I needed a fashion statement purse - in the shape of a human heart. 

Here you can read about how the horns were made. 

My awesome purse, want one? I will be selling these, custom made, but at the moment I am very busy. 

I needed to have room for my phone, keys, money and emergency makeup, and with that in mind I started sculpting. 

Step one was to block out the size using tin foil and tape.

Then adding clay and sculpting. In this case you don't want to use paper clay since you don't want the heart to dry up. Wet clay is easier to get out of the plaster mold when it hardens. Oil based clay can be used (or paper clay if you work fast).

Then I made a plaster cast. I am trying to make a two part mold, and made a dividing wall in my clay h…

Demonic Horns - how to make

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For more Halloween costume inspiration, take a look at my facebook page: Chrixdesignandprops

I was invited to the premiere of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones since the director, Harald Zwart is Norwegian.

So me and my fellow cosplay friends got to stand on the red carpet together with Hollywood celebrities like Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Even the Norwegian princess Märtha told me I looked "horrible".

And for my demon costume I needed horns, and I didn't want to use too much time on it due to other projects that needed my attention. 
Photo: db.no
So the tinfoil/papermache method it is! Start off by shaping tinfoil info you desired shape. I also have a core of foam, but that is mainly because I was running out of tinfoil. 


And then cover them with masking tape.  

Now it is time to add strips of paper dipped in glue and water. I used "all purpose" glue like this. 
And covered it like this:
When they are all covered, add another layer …

BioShock Infinite Salt - how to make

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For my quick Elizabeth cosplay earlier I made a Salt bottle, using trash as usual. See this post for how to make a easy bird or cage broch

Note my bottle is not 100% screen accurate, but it's good enough for a quick prop. Other ways to make a salt bottle is with paper craft, making one out of paper. 

Or you can do it my way. 
It is not 100% correct, but very cheap and easy to do. 
Step one was to print two sets of this Salt bottle picture in color. Cut out a circle around the ornaments from the stopper/cork and the label. 


Photo: bioshock wiki
And then gather a soap bottle in the right shape (ish).
Clean it and remove the label. Then you paint the inside of the wall with glue and blue glitter. I used both glitter glue and loose glitter (bought at Panduro in Norway).

And then glue on the label from the printed salt bottle (I used double sided tape).


The cork I used the cork from the soap bottle as a base to I could close the bottle entirely (so no glitter will fall out) but still be able t…